If you happened to miss the NBA All-Star game earlier tonight here’s a brief synopsis of what went down:
LeBron’s team was down 20 at one point during the 3rd quarter and happened to win the game off the strength of strong performances from KD, Kawhi, and Klay Thompson.
KD won the MVP award for the All-Star game. It was the second time he’s been given the honor.
Steph Curry completed the play of the game and it was NOT a crazy three pointer from half court. It was actually a pass. The craziest pass I’ve seen in awhile. It was a bounce alley-oop to to Giannis immortalized by how high the ball bounced and the incredible thrown down that came from The Greek Freak once he caught it. Amazing.
Paul George went bonkers last night. He drained 10 three pointers to set a franchise record that helped bury the Miami Heat and gave the Thunder their seventh straight victory. Things are starting to roll for Oklahoma City and it’s going to be interesting to see if they can keep this level of play as we approach the All-Star break and that final push toward the playoffs.
According to a report from ESPN their sources have confirmed that Kristaps Porzingis met with NY Knicks management and the team was left feeling that he’d like to move on from the team. Possible landing spots for the big man (who averaged 20+ points and 2+ blocks a game last year before going down to injury) included the Nets, Clippers, Heat, Spurs, and the Raptors.
However, in one of the quickest turnarounds in recent memory, it was reported that the Dallas Mavericis are currently finalizing a deal that would send DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews, and possibly a first round pick to NY in exchange for Porzingis, Courtney Lee, and Tim Hardaway Jr. in a move that would free up some more cap room for New York’s free agency efforts in the upcoming off season.
Are the Knicks delusional? How did we get here? Why is this coming up now?
There are so many questions and we’re just going to have to wait and see if we get any logical answers.
Yesterday the NBA and its fans felt the shockwave that Anthony Davis caused when it was reported that he would not be willing to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans when his contract expires in 2020. This revelation also came with the news that Davis would prefer to be traded prior to this season’s trade deadline which is coming up in roughly a week. The immediate aftermath resulted in a flurry of memes and GIFs relating to the Lakers and their plethora of young trade assets circulating Twitter throughout the day. Questions were raised as to whether Magic Johnson could piece together a compelling package for Davis, a player who’s become arguably the best big man in the league despite his minor injury woes. However, the more the story is circulated the more it seems like the Pelicans are in no rush to carry out their All Star’s wishes and may wait for the offseason to see what other teams can offer, especially Boston, who would have to wait until the offseason to piece together a deal that would allow them to keep Kyrie and add Davis.
This should be an interesting storyline headed into the trade deadline. Let’s see how it plays out.