The Chicago Bulls are the NBA’s stealth team, flying under the radar to the point where nobody is paying much attention to them — which is somewhat understandable as we all keep our eyes focused on the train wreck known as the Lakers. But sooner or later, we are going to be focusing on the good teams. And the Bulls are one of them, despite playing the first half of the season without Derrick Rose. [Read more…]
If Dwight Howard refuses to make a long-term verbal commitment to the Los Angeles Lakers, what are they going to do? Roll the dice and hope he warms up to the place? Trade him before the Feb. 21 deadline? [Read more…]
R.I.P., Lakers. You can’t kick dirt in their grave if they’re not dead yet, but in your modern sportswriting biz, we like to cover all eventualities just in case, starting with the most spectacular. It doesn’t come more spectacular than the Lakers, who now resemble a centuries-old redwood toppling over, picking up speed as it goes. I’ve been fortunate to have covered these guys for the better part of 20 years. Aside from being great most of the time, they were gourds most of
On the plus side for Memphis Grizzlies fans, they don’t have to worry about new owner Robert Pera having to reach deep into his wallet to pay the punitive repeater luxury tax in the years ahead. As if Grizz fans care about Pera’s wallet. The verdict here is that the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a heist Tuesday in making their 3-for-1 trade with the Grizzlies, acquiring Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby and a first-round pick in exchange for Jon Leuer.
It is not a done deal that the Kings will move from Sacramento to Seattle, just as it is not a done deal that the Lakers will miss the playoffs. But both are looking more likely by the day. [Read more…]
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns have named former NBA player and Suns Player Development Coordinator Lindsey Hunter the club’s interim head coach, the team announced Sunday. [Read more…]