The Lakers dropped from seventh to 15th in SheridanHoops.com’s NBA Power Rankings, while the Clippers dropped from one to nine. CineSport’s Noah Coslov & SheridanHoops.com’s Mark Heisler discuss.
Still recovering from knee replacement surgery since his hiring 10 days ago, D’Antoni had been coaching the Lakers in practices and speaking to them before games until Tuesday night, when he guided the club to its third straight win, a 95-90 home victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Let me get this straight.
The No. 1 Clippers lose GM Neil Olshey, who pulled off the Chris Paul trade after letting his contract run out, start a GM search as free agent signing period begins and get Jamal Crawford, Grant Hill and three or four more guys whom the Lakers – with their 29th-ranked bench – would die for?
OK, I think I know how this is going to go….
The No. 2 Heat should run No. 1-2 all season, with no one in the East close to them, pending future developments like a Derrick Rose return. The No. 9 Celtics may once more be dangerous by spring… like last season when they took Miami to Game 7 of the East Finals as a No. 4 seed.