At James’ other stops, the men in charge used to bristle at the notion that the best player actually ran things, sometimes making moves without his blessing or even his outright wishes — perhaps out of resentment or traditional basketball norms.
The Wizards have been building more around Wall’s backcourt mate Bradley Beal in the wake of his injuries, with many believing that’s what set Wall off.
This year’s top three picks present conflicting, or incomplete, information even if the consensus is that LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman and Anthony Edwards are in the top tier.
With the time remaining on Harden’s contract (two years and a player option totaling $132 million), the Rockets don’t have to do anything just because Harden has essentially gone public.
With so much at stake — a multimillion-dollar deal for players barely removed from high school, and the future for teams trying to turn its fortunes — the weeks before the draft was already the ultimate cat-and-mouse game, almost akin to speed dating. Now picture that over Zoom.
The NBA has taken a hit in recent years as the number of Black coaches has alarmingly decreased, but there’s been slight improvement in this offseason cycle — with a twist.
League sources tell Yahoo Sports one alternate location that has been broached as a possible home for the Raptors is Louisville, Kentucky.
The league realized it could handle the longest year ever, and even though the television ratings may say otherwise, the NBA discovered it could put on a successful venture that should be the envy of most behaviors in this country.
A historic team, the Lakers are not. But defensively, they rank as high as any in Laker lore and it was the main reason, aside from the obvious top-heavy talent, that they captured their first title in 10 years — and ninth since the playoffs expanded to 16 teams in 1984.