Last week's trade deadline was one of the most eventful in years, and the flurry of movement was heightened because the headliners in most of these trades were young, talented point guards. Point guards power and define the modern NBA, and how these guards fit into their new roles will have a lot to do with how those… »
The Oklahoma City Thunder are glad they got rid of Reggie Jackson. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are glad; the coach and front office are glad; the fans are glad. By all accounts, by the time they finally traded him yesterday, in a three-way deal that landed him in Detroit, the discontented backup guard had… »
That was a hell of a trade deadline. Talented young players changing teams, high-value draft picks changing hands, contending teams adding pieces, decent teams squadding up and trying to start something—today hit every note you're looking for in a trade deadline dogpile, and had the courtesy of doing it all at once… »
What a frenzied day it has been out there on the NBA marketplace! Today was the last day for teams to trade during the 2012-13 NBA season, and so teams are wheelin' and dealin' and securing their championship futures!
The Magic's strategy for keeping Dwight Howard is to try and land a star player before the trade deadline, in the hopes that Happy Dwight would want to stay in Orlando. It's risky, but it's probably their best and only hope. So that's fine. »
Because we attended school (occasionally) at the University of Illinois, most of our old friends are fans of the Chicago Bulls, and it's difficult to overstate how excited they were when they initially signed Ben Wallace. It felt vindicating, the reward for waiting for the first post-Jordan star. That didn't work out… »