As overhyped events go, the 2013 NBA trade deadline was no Mayan Apocalypse or Y2K Bug. A few deals actually happened, if not the blockbusters many of us were expecting.
So the trade deadline came and went, which we covered extensively, without the much anticipated movement of players such as Josh Smith, Paul Pierce, Eric Bledsoe, Monte Monta Ellis and others. The biggest name to be traded as the clock moved to 3 p.m. was J.J. Redick, which Chris Sheridan talked about here. With teams trying to get under the luxury tax, we are now expected to deal with smaller moves and deals that have next to no immediate impact on the court,
That was hardly the tight defensive game we expected. The Bulls had seven players score in double figures and still lost by ten. Taj Gibson (10 PTS, 11 REB, 5 BLK) made another start for Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) while Carlos Boozer (10 PTS, 5 REB) played just 23 minutes in his return from a sore hamstring.
As day turns into night, then into morning, this new daily feature presents five interesting items from the previous evening. The first Monday in February saw eight games on the docket around the league. The Pacers and Knicks extended win streaks, LeBron just missed perfection and the Wizards defeated another division leader. EXCELSIOR!!!!
When the New York Knicks signed Tyson Chandler to a four-year, $58 million contract, some folks raised their eyebrows with a skeptical mind. Indeed, it was a rather handsome contract for a player that went through a variety of injuries, had a number of seasons consisting of inconsistent play and wasn’t recognized as a perennial double-double machine (sexy to the eyes of many owners). Even with his invaluable contributions as a starting center for a championship team in the Dallas Mavericks
Making the most of waking hours, whenever they may be for wherever you may be, SheridanHoops.com’s newest daily feature presents five factual and fun items from the previous night in the NBA. While Saturday night’s NBA schedule may have been bereft of marquee matchups, it did not disappoint. Between two game-winners in Toronto and Charlotte, overtime in Utah and nail- biters in Milwaukee and Portland (as always), there was plenty to be excited about. To keep the pre-facts all-caps ritual going