Dwight Howard wanted out in 2012. It took 12 players to make it work, including Nikola Vucevic who stayed with Orlando for a decade as a Howard replacement. Vucevic was traded to Chicago, and we can finally call the trade what it was: a bust.
Elgin Baylor was an NBA first: an explosive scoring in buckets acrobat who was a box office attraction. By himself, he buried the set shot NBA player and ushered in a new kind of scorer: jaw-dropping dynamic.
The Miami Heat have temporarily severed ties with Meyers Leonard. Meaning the injured center cannot come to games. Leonard’s crime is not knowing history and hurting those who are his neighbors.
The Sacramento Kings have the worst defense n the NBA. They are expected to miss the playoffs for the 15th year in a row.
Affectionately known as the curse of Robert Sarver, the Suns have an 11-year playoff drought. But voodoo isn’t needed in the Valley of The Sun. Just Devin Booker.
DeMarcus is out there if the Lakers want him. Career-low numbers across the board, Boogie can be rehabilitated. Or, is he too injured, too slow, too old?
Blake Griffin could help a contender in a reduced role. He’s not the player he used to be. But he’s being paid like a superstar which complicates his trade value.
Temporarily, Mark Cuban was in hot water. But he has walked back his anthem restrictions. His other decisions, the drafting of Luka instead of Trae Young, and the trading for Kristaps Porziņģis, deserve deeper scrutiny.
The All-Star game has good intentions, HBCU, and COVID relief. But the bottom line of more infections and postponements make it too risky to even consider.
Jaylen Brown. All-Star game starter. Most Improved Player.