There are a handful of true game-changing players in the NBA. Not max players, there are a chunk of those, we’re talking “you can build a contender around him” guys. Kevin Durant is one, and he is headed to Golden State. Stephen Curry is another. And he is a free agent next summer. So many teams — including one contender — are ready if the Durant/Curry relationship goes south, reports Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report. Well, duh. Again, there are not many Curry level players; teams should have a “what if” plan. Including contenders. That is very different than saying Curry is going to leave the Warriors — nobody around the league sees that as likely. Nobody expects a “poisonous” Durant/Curry relationship.
“I wish we had time to visit the United Centre,” says Javi Martinez. The Bayern Munich star is clearly pleased to be on the Bundesliga giants’ North American tour, and particularly in the home of his favorite NBA team. When FC Yahoo meets the 27-year-old Basque star at Die Roten’s team hotel—ahead of their friendly clash with Milan at Soldier Field—he is keen to talk about his love for US sports, as well as his past with Pep Guardiola, the present with Carlo Ancelotti and the future of American teammate Julian Green.