With Derrick Rose having missed the entire season while recovering from microfracture surgery and Kirk Hinrich constantly in and out of the lineup with various injuries, someone had to step up at the point for the Chicago Bulls. Good or bad, they desperately needed someone to make plays from the perimeter, and their answer for much of the season has been little Nate Robinson.
We are 48 hours away from the NBA trade deadline. Deals are being discussed, deals are going to happen, and deals are going to fall through.
Happens every year.
What makes this year different is the new collective bargaining agreement, with harsher luxury tax penalties on the horizon beginning with the 2013-14 season. The luxury tax line is going to act as a hard cap for all but the wealthiest owners – like guys who own gold mines in Siberia.
So expect to hear a lot of financial gobbledygook on Thursday night and Friday morning as NBA executives explain the moves they made.
As we head into the break, the Three-Man Weave covers LeBron James’ remarkable run, what to look forward to during All-Star Weekend 2013 edition, and which teams may be poised for a second-half push that sneaks them into the postseason.
Without further ado, the second edition of the Three-Man Weave:
Although every day is a brand new ‘season’ for daily fantasy basketball leagues, I tend to think in weeks. Mondays begin with a $100 bankroll, which is spent roughly $15 at a time, making sure it lasts through Sunday. Any profits early in the week get reinvested.