We often debate about how much the NBA's greatest coaches owe their success to the superstars they've tied themselves to. We'll never know how to precisely dole out credit. But Steve Clifford is quietly approaching a value that suggests he's simply waiting for his superstar.
Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson aren't a be-all, end-all unstoppable duo, but they do offer promising multi-positional talent that will certainly become enhanced with a short-term infusion of youth.
As the Wolves, Jazz and Nuggets look to end their playoff droughts with young rosters, the Blazers and Thunder focused on remaining playoff contenders amid major potential change.
If Marcus Smart can improve his shooting to league average, with all of his other qualities taken into account, he could evolve into just the All-Star Boston is looking for and not just a one-way defensive stopper.
From Vegan Fish Tacos to RealGM to the Sporting News and the Dunc'd On Podcast, Danny Leroux outlines his career in sports and offers his core values on how to approach the business.