The Sacramento Kings stunned the NBA world by trading DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans in what most have viewed as a terrible trade, and now it is starting to sound like the deal is even worse than that for the future of the franchise.
The NBA trade deadline is less than 24 hours away, and this one already has been a little crazy. DeMarcus Cousins is a Pelican, Lou Williams joined the Rockets, and the Nets somehow found a first-round pick. But what comes next? Here’s a look at the potential trade candidates being discussed and how likely they are to be dealt. All likelihoods are on a 1-5 scale with “1” meaning “not happening, forget about it,” and “5” being “that dude might as well get his luggage out.” Here’s the basic conversation when you ask people around the league if Larry Bird will deal Paul George. “So is he available?” “No, there’s no way that Bird moves him.” “OK, thanks.” “... Unless he does.” “Wait, you just said
Lost in all the trade news, there’s this: Jeremy Lin is back! So what does this mean for the Brooklyn Nets point guard rotation going forward? Not to mention the backcourt in general! A lot. After missing 44 games, Lin will be hopefully be the Nets starter for the rest of the way. There may be minutes restrictions, but he’s the lead guy. Will he start Friday in Denver? "Honestly, I haven't decided yet – we'll see how he is after today's practice,” Kenny Atkinson said of Lin, who has started nine games this season. “We'll do a little more scrimmaging tomorrow and keep him engaged. My gut to be honest is I'd like to start him. I'm excited to see Jeremy back to get some momentum going in to next