There's a packed NBA schedule on MLK Day. The Bucks and Nets meet in an Eastern Conference showdown. Stephen Curry and LeBron James go head-to-head once again in the final game of the night.
Following news of James Harden being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, there were reports of teams showing trade interest in P.J. Tucker.
Curry's 62 points was the most since Devin Booker hit 70 in 2017. It was a spectacular night from one of the game's greatest ever players. Curry went through his box of tricks, a menace off ball, handling it like Allen Iverson, hitting contested threes like few on the planet can.
And whether a case of recency bias or agenda-setting on the part of the media, Portland guard Damian Lillard sparked not only comparisons between himself and Curry, but also conversations that he may have surpassed the three-time champion after his spirited playoff performances in the NBA bubble—a debate that has endured to this day.
The NBA Christmas Day games were a bit disappointing. The Heat easily beat the Pelicans, the Bucks cruised past the Warriors, and the Nets were far better than the Celtics.
Five NBA games take place on Christmas Day. The Pelicans meet the Heat before the Warriors take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. They're followed by the Nets and Celtics before attention switches to the Western Conference for the Mavericks versus the Lakers and a playoff rematch between the Clippers and the Nuggets.
The 2020/21 NBA season is here. It's been the shortest offseason in league history, but the excitement levels are as high as ever for opening night. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant matchup for the first time since Durant played for the Thunder as the Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets get the season tipped off on December 22nd. The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers follow up at Staples Center.
Without a doubt the NBA is in good hands. Basketball fans are witnessing greatness from the established NBA superstars – LeBron James headlining such a cast – but some have expressed concern that over the next few years, we may have to say goodbye to some elite talent.
Coming up with a Top 5 list of the best current NBA point guards is always a challenging task. Aside from talent, point guards are now stuffing the stat sheet in today's positionless basketball. It's safe to say that the production among point guards in this NBA era is at an all-time high.
The Golden State Warriors' season took what could have been a lethal blow this week. The injury to Klay Thompson, ruling him out until 2021/22, took them from title contenders to middle-of-the-pack. Already facing a sizeable tax bill, Warriors ownership could have sat back and shrugged.
With the 2020 NBA draft right around the corner, James Wiseman faced the media for the final time before Wednesday’s draft night. The projected lottery pick spoke with a level head throughout the press conference, displaying maturity way beyond his years.
Last season, the Golden State Warriors were a nothing factor in the NBA. Kevin Durant left to team up with Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, Steph Curry only played five games before his injury and Klay Thompson missed the entire season with a torn ACL.
The Bulls will be entering the draft armed with the fourth overall pick, but there's the possibility that they would try moving up. Jonathan Givony of ESPN mentioned that Chicago is interested in trading up to take either one of the top two spots in the draft.
Speculations have been going back and forth on whether the Golden State Warriors will keep their 2nd overall pick in the draft or trade it for a proven quality player. But if the Warriors keep their pick and make a selection, I expect them to draft for need, rather than get the best talent available.
A stretch four who shoots light out from three and can play a bit of smallball five? That’s Danilo Gallinari, the type of player that every NBA team is on the lookout for.