Luke Walton’s coaching talent is still a mystery. The Kings don’t yet have a healthy team. But Walton has persevered from the disastrous 0-6 start.
Carmelo Anthony is being given the opportunity to retire the right way, as a member of a playoff team. The Blazers and GM Neil Olshey extended themselves to Carmelo because they were desperate. And, so is Carmelo.
Three weeks after the NBA opened their season, the competitive West has showcased a bunch of surprises that may be trends now or may last all the way until June.
The Warriors dynasty was buried but the dirt wasn’t on the grave. Until Steph Curry broke his hand.
The Kings have had atrocious defense in their first two games. Luke Walton was supposed to be the answer but looks like he is the problem.
Doc Rivers hates the Lakers, as any Celtic would. Now he has to battle them in his own city. Whenever he can take a shot at them, he does.
The Warriors have dominated the Lakers the past few years but when Kevin Durant left for Brooklyn and Anthony Davis was traded to L.A., the California rivalry was forever changed.
Paul George went out in public and was booed. Welcome to the Clippers.
Jared Dudley’ s role isn’t defined. But he will be an integral vet pushing the Lakers with his enthusiasm, voice in the locker room, and humorous optimism.
Steph Curry is a 3-time champion. Comparing him to Patrick Mahomes, an incredible talent who hasn’t won is fallacious reasoning.