Chandler Parsons will now be a Dallas Maverick after the Houston Rockets failed to match his offer, compounding a difficult offseason for Daryl Morey and Co.
Teams have been reluctant to give up their most coveted assets for Kevin Love, but a three-team deal with the Cavaliers and Warriors could spread the cost out among multiple teams.
After seven NBA seasons and five previous teams, Josh McRoberts joins the Miami Heat in an expanded role just 15 months removed from being dumped by the Magic. Time has changed the league's perception of McRoberts for the better.
LeBron James exercised his right again to become a free agent and choose his next team, a right players fought to have for decades. Comparing his situation is difficult since no player like him has had these opportunities.
Is it possible, feasible, or realistic for Kevin Love trade to unite the forward with LeBron James in Miami? No, but Derek doesn't care.
Flip Saunders hires...Flip Saunders!
After days of flirtation, Dave Joerger opted to return to the Memphis Grizzlies, leaving the Minnesota TImberwolves to look elsewhere for their next coach.
Damian Lillard defied all rationality and sensibility with his game-winner against the Rockets. Which of course was reminiscent of Kate Winslet in a James Cameron blockbuster.
The Timberwolves may not have returned to the promised land this season, but we still remember them fondly nonetheless.
The Larry O'Brien trophy isn't the only thing driving this year's playoff field. There are deeper driving forces beneath the surface, and Derek has uncovered them all just in time for tip-off.