The two things that seem to be driving the NBA news cycle these days are 1) which players might jump to play overseas; and 2) what pieces of information we can either uncover or deduce from deductive reasoning. Let's see what we can figure out this week.
Tramel believes that the NBA players' rising interest in overseas basketball is more bark than bite. While we might see a few more players jump, I think that it is as much a circumstance of individuals than anything else.
WoW continues to plum the depths of NBA history by isolating the single best game of the year by an individual. This is really fascinating stuff, and there are some surprising entries on this list.
"One thing I've learned about Coach (Scott) Brooks is he's not just going to give you minutes. He's going to have to come in and earn his minutes." - Kendrick Perkins
Coach Nick digs into the archives himself with this classic matchup between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson in the NBA Finals.
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Spokesman Mike Bass told The Associated Press the layoffs are "not a direct result of the lockout but rather a response to the same underlying issue; that is, the league's expenses far outpace our revenues."
Rick Reilly once again mails in his tribute to the holiness of golf, using NBA players as the stepping stone. Ziller takes it down, Fire Joe Morgan-style.
Pelton continues to count down his massive list of the top college players, moving closer and closer to the top five.
Pruiti considers the Timberwolves and their flirtation with Don Nelson, the author of "Nellie-ball." The Wolves are already a high pace, high scoring team, so I wonder what Nelson would bring to the table. They wouldn't win much of anything, of course, because Nelson never wins anything of consequence. However, could they win 45 games and maybe a playoff spot with this style? Yes, absolutely.
Kobe Bryant is heading back to Manila to host some more exhibition games. Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose's names are mentioned as possible participants.
Allen Iverson has struggled to find his footing in the twilight of his career, and missing his own hoops camp because of late night partying probably doesn't help.
Young grabs some video footage of Kevin Durant and his time in China. It might be surprising to know that Durant plays tennis. It would be surprising because in reality he's terrible at it.
Whether it is due to their respective age in the NBA or the threat of a contracting league pocket book, these players may never step on the court again.
I don't think it's creepy at all to have a life-size poster of a young boy whom is not related to you on your wall. That seems like a perfectly normal thing to do.
Here is a look at PER over the course of NBA history and how it is often quite consistent with what we think we are seeing when we watch games.
I don't mean to single out this one article, but I think that it is a good example of how difficult it is to understand what is really broken in the NBA.
The Heat might bring in big man Eddie Curry if he can lose some weight. If.