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?
Who's the MVP as it stands?
The Houston Rockets have released DeMarcus Cousins, per Shams Charania.
No other two-time MVP has had to face the level of scrutiny that Giannis Antetokounmpo has thus far in his career. Popular narratives surrounding the Greek Freak in mainstream media have since gone sour, focusing on his unflattering history of playoff performances or his lack of shooting.
There are clear criteria to win NBA MVP. Team success is a must. Spectacular individual numbers are a necessity. A healthy narrative is helpful, too.
When you combine that with the risks that come with holding the event during the pandemic, it just doesn't make sense to go ahead with it.
LeBron James returned to Cleveland for the first time in more than two years and put on a show.
Many familiar names are in the thick of the NBA MVP race. It is a wide open field a month into the 2020/21 season.
The Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. LeBron James was spectacular.
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.
The Lakers were title favorites. That has not changed following the Nets' trade for James Harden. LeBron James and Anthony Davis still deserve to be viewed as the overwhelming NBA title favorites.
The latest controversial quotes from James Harden confirm what we already knew. Harden wants out. He wants out now.
It might not be looking good for John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks. A Collins trade has become much more likely in recent days.
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.