As out of his mind as he's been, T.J. Warren's recent performances are a logical extension of what he's become over the past couple seasons and what he's been for considerably longer than that.
Beyond retaining Christian Wood, and maybe chasing a restricted free agent, it's going to be the kind of offseason that leaves Pistons fans feeling underwhelmed name-wise.
Both the Raptors and Kawhi himself, though separated by the breadth of a continent, have something at stake, a chance to assert that they were the truly indispensable part of last year's triumph and win back-to-back chips.
Small ball is moving toward a new gimmick-driven paradigm, inspired by a misinterpretation of what made those Warriors so great. It's a rising style, and one that's more than ripe for a new counter-exploitation.
The Hawks have a great young core, rotation spots available off the bench and lots of money. Because of this summer's cap environment, Atlanta could overpay a couple of veterans for one year and still have flexibility moving forward.