Julius Randle is playing the best basketball of his career, bar none. Through 34 games, he's averaging 23.4 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per contest. He’s been a complete beast on both ends of the floor.
Explaining how the NBA TPE works.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to trade Andre Drummond.
The Atlanta Hawks fired Lloyd Pierce on Monday.
After their win, the Heat currently have the longest win streak in the Association and move up to fifth in the standings.
It’s reductive to make the link between the Lakers winning again and Dennis Schroder returning. It isn’t that straight forward, of course, but it’s representative of Schroder’s importance to this team.
Given this dire development, should the Lakers be worried?
NCAA Basketball is not just a place where fans can enjoy high-tier basketball and support their own schools while watching the future stars of professional basketball showcase their talents. While college basketball is indeed an exciting proving ground for the sport’s young talent, it’s also in the NCAA where we witness the sharpest minds in basketball coaching.
Who's the MVP as it stands?
When the San Antonio Spurs finally missed the playoffs last season, there was a sense that they would be forced to dive deeper into the youth movement and rebuild. Dejounte Murray and Derrick White are two-way budding stars, and the oozing potential of Keldon Johnson is not something to overlook.
The Houston Rockets have released DeMarcus Cousins, per Shams Charania.
The Boston Celtics blew a big lead on Sunday. They fell to .500. It's easy to point fingers and question officials, but this Sunday evening meltdown was not an anomaly. Boston has been inconsistent this season - it showed in a big way against the Pelicans.
The Atlanta Hawks defense has been awful of late. Only three teams have a worse defensive rating over their last 10 games.
Even at age 34, Kyle Lowry is still one of the most impactful players in the league. Even when he's struggling for the most part of a game, Lowry will always find a way to make the winning plays when it matters most. You can't put a price on a player with that kind of winning mentality.
So going back to what Ainge said in terms of "changing faces," Kemba's name immediately comes to mind.