NBA GMs trade so many picks, that by tracing the paths of just four individual picks over three years, I can connect 20 different NBA teams to them. No, that's not a joke.
The aftermath of the Luol Deng trade is starting to set in… and I don't like it. Not one bit.
They say a wise man hopes for the best but prepares for the worst. Or if they don't, I do. Similarly, a foolish man ignores the worst and prepares for the best, secure in his own superiority.
I am a foolish man.
So, it turns out that NBA players don't like it when you take away their starting jobs. Who knew?
Coaching in the NBA often requires balancing egos and nurturing team chemistry, turning what seem like obvious decisions into unsolvable riddles.
Think about your favorite NBA player. Doesn't matter who it is, really, although for the purposes of this exercise it would be nice if you picked a player who has played at least one game in the NBA prior to this year.
Now think about that player when they first arrived in the NBA. Were they the same player then that they are now? I bet they're not.
Thomas Robinson is on his third NBA team. He was drafted only 16 months ago. This seems wrong, somehow.
Who is Draymond Green, NBA player? Does anyone know? Does he know? Does it matter?
Once upon a time, it seemed that Malcolm Thomas would assuredly find his NBA home. Alas, this has not yet happened.