If some of the Lakers' plans break good, it will help them get to where they always want to be and feel they belong, which is playing every fourth game on national television and competing for titles.
The only way a team can hope to beat Golden State is by reasonably matching their versatility. Before this trade, the Thunder couldn't do that. Maybe they can now
This is the beginning of Kyrie Irving as his own thing, walking around with the giant trademark attached to his name.
Breaking down the short-term and long-term grades for the offseason moves of the Celtics, Knicks, Nets, 76ers and Raptors.
Kristaps Porzingis is only 22, and too skilled not be an impactful player, but he might be the last of a breed of stretch fives that barely existed in the first place.