Our center rankings, looking at where all the young big men like Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Nikola Jokic fall, while also discussing at length what these rankings mean in terms of resource allocation for the NBA as a whole.
A look at the last 8 of the 15 teams in the Western Conference in order of the standings, from New Orleans to Sacramento, with Phoenix last because they were Liam's team.
A look at the first 7 of the 15 teams in the Western Conference in order of the standings, from Golden State to the Denver Nuggets.
We catch up on the latest buyout news and give our impressions of the new-look Cavs. Then Marc Stein of the New York Times wraps up the trade deadline to discuss why the players who moved did, who didn't move and why, and which teams may rue not making moves.
We look at every other deal in the NBA at the trade deadline, plus discuss our winners and losers from the deadline.
In part 1 of our trade deadline wrap-up, we look at the Cleveland Cavaliers' big day and break down every angle of their deals from both teams' perspectives.
Oklahoma City dominates Golden State for the second time this season; how did they do it and how concerned should the Warriors be? Kristaps Porzingis suffers a torn ACL; what does this mean for the Knicks' future and his own? Then we look at all the latest trade chatter and take user questions throughout.
A breakdown of the Nets/Bucks trade, injury news roundup, and a general discussion of the trade deadline, including why maybe Dan Gilbert isn't quaking in his boots at the idea of LeBron leaving. Then we check in on recent tradees Blake Griffin against the Blazers and Nikola Mirotic against the Jazz as we dig deep into the two games of the night.
We give out our awards through January, including MVP, All-NBA, Coach of the Year, 6th man, and a few of our own invented categories. ROY in particular was impossible to pick this season.
Marc Stein of the New York Times joins us to discuss what most interests him this trade deadline, the Blake Griffin trade and "palace" intrigue in Detroit, the latest on the Clippers with DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams, and Avery Bradley, the market for DeMarcus Cousins after his injury, Memphis' quest for get a first-rounder for Tyreke Evans, the Cavs' next move, the Mavericks' options with Wesley Matthews, and more.
Then Danny Leroux and Nate break down the now-completed Nikola Mirotic trade to New Orleans.