There was a lot of sound and fury on NBA trade deadline day, but as the clock turned 3 p.m. Eastern Paul George was still a Pacer, Jimmy Butler was still a Bull, and Carmelo Anthony was still employed by Phil Jackson’s team. 69 more words
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Magic Johnson has a statue outside Staples Center.
He’s now also in control of the product inside it — Magic is head of the Lakers’ basketball operations after Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak were let go on Tuesday. 145 more words
It happened very quickly and snuck up on the league. As of Friday night there was not even a whisper of the Kings shopping Cousins among the NBA media. 138 more words
The Lakers needed a front office change, and they got it — two days before the trade deadline. Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak are out, Magic Johnson is in… 76 more words
The NBA’s MVP race is down to two men. Sure, you can make a case for Kawhi Leonard or LeBron James, some even want to throw Isaiah Thomas in the mix, but the best any of them is going to do is down the ballot in the final three slots. 58 more words
Lou Williams with the Lakers. Greg Monroe with the Bucks. Patty Mills with the Spurs. And that’s just the first few.
There’s a lot of qualified candidates for Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA this season, but the Rockets’ Eric Gordon is starting to separate from the pack a little, something I talk about in this latest PBT Extra. 60 more words
Before the season tips off, the Most Improved Player award is the hardest to predict — the point of it is to rewarded the guy who made big strides we didn’t see coming. 48 more words