With Thursday’s NBA trade deadline quickly approaching, one of the bigger names who’s rumored to be dealt is Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic. Despite Phoenix clinging to a half-game lead over Oklahoma City for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Suns reportedly may want to deal Dragic, who’s an unrestricted free agent after the season. The Lakers, Rockets and other teams have been trying to persuade the Suns to deal Dragic, according to an ESPN.com report
Every team wants a player in the NBA All-Star Game. Just this week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban complained that the voting system is “absolutely, positively broken” and lobbied for the NBA to provide additional roster spots for reserves who may have been overlooked by the fans. His reasoning was that leading vote-getter Stephen Curry received a mere 1.5 million votes, which is a miniscule total when you consider the global, electronic balloting process. As he often does, Cuban made some good
Enjoy your day off, America. We greatly admire the late Dr. King here in Canada and around the world, but for most of us it’s just another Monday — except for plenty of NBA action in the afternoon.
New Year’s Day brought the latest round of All-Star balloting returns, and it’s a safe bet that the five leading vote-getters in each conference will remain there. Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant lead the West backcourt, with James Harden trailing Kobe by about 180,000 votes. In the West frontcourt, Anthony Davis is a shoo-in, with Blake Griffin and Marc Gasol second and third, and Tim Duncan trailing Gasol by 55,000 votes. In the East, John Wall and Dwyane Wade are No. 1
While many GMs were working the phones this week, Knicks president Phil Jackson was using a different, more contemporary form of communication: Twitter. On Thursday, Donnie Nelson and Danny Ainge swung a five-player trade that sent Rajon Rondo to Dallas and draft picks to Boston. On Friday, Daryl Morey, Flip Saunders and Sam Hinkie worked a three-team deal that landed Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Houston and draft picks in Minnesota and Philadelphia. But not Jackson, and not the Knicks. Jackson doesn’t
I hope you Beat the Pro — our own Chris Sheridan — last night for an easy two bucks and a share of the $50,000 prize money. The boss finished in 5,568th place to earn a $4 payout and is satisfied with his performance. “Hey, I picked Dirk on his worst night of the season, I got beat by more than 5,000 people, and I still doubled my money. That is why I love DraftKings.”
Tonight, there’s an exclusive contest for everyone who has signed up at DraftKings using a link from Sheridan Hoops. It’s “Beat the Pro” — just finish ahead of Chris Sheridan and your entry fee will be refunded, in addition to whatever prize money you win.
It’s Big Wednesday at DraftKings, with a trio of huge fantasy contests, each worth $100,000 in cash.