DeMarcus Cousins now single-handedly provides a reason for fans otherwise tired of Golden State's dominance to cheer for the Warriors, adding a patina of fun and joy to their seemingly inevitable Finals triumph.
Not only are Lonzo Ball and Dennis Smith Jr. going to be better than they currently are, but the greatness of their greatest skills have yet to be debunked or diminished.
The process of moving on does not always pan out, but in the in-between stage, there is at least, a profound feeling of relief. The Wolves are free, and they'll play like it.
Basketball has changed drastically over the last decade-plus, and the Spurs have been right there at the forefront of the movement the entire time. But now they're pivoting away from the three-point trend.
The Wiz are not, like Orlando or Phoenix, a lousy young team that is a little bit interesting on the basis that they are still figuring stuff out. No, they are fascinating in a painful way.