A look at the 15 teams in the East in reverse alphabetical order. Included: The Wizards’ play-in chances (0:00), Toronto’s Siakam at center units (7:25); Philly without Embiid (16:22); Chuma Okeke taking a larger role (23:27); the Knicks with and without Elfrid Payton (29:28); Jrue Holiday’s extension in Milwaukee (36:38); Victor Oladipo’s debut (45:30); Caris LeVert so far in Indiana (51:47); Hamidou Diallo so far in Detroit (57:39); the Cavs’ young core and rough wing plan (1:04:14); CHI/BRK (1:11:38) and CHA/BOS (1:23:11) gamers, and the Hawks’ bench improvements (1:35:35).
A look at each team in the West in alphabetical order, including Jalen Brunson’s season (0:00), Aaron Gordon’s Nuggets debut (8:07), Golden State’s weird frontcourt (17:20), John Wall’s toil this year (26:12), how Rondo will fit on the Clippers (34:21), the Drummond signing in LA (42:27), Ja Morant’s development and Justise Winslow’s play so far (49:42), Karl-Anthony Towns in Chris Finch’s system (58:05), Zion’s continued development and Kira Lewis getting more time (1:03:51), a debate on Al Horford being shut down in OKC (1:10:30), Chris Paul’s brilliant passing (1:18:28), Norm Powell’s debut in Portland (1:23:47), Sacramento’s crazy win over Cleveland (1:30:38), Derrick White plus the Spurs’ great defensive combos (1:38:17), and the Jazz getting back on track (1:45:03).
We slog through a ridiculously crowded MVP field with 6 to 8 legitimate candidates before finally settling on our top-fives.
All-NBA is no easier, especially the dreaded 3rd team guards.
Plus DPOY, COY, ROY, Sophomore of the Year, Executive of the Year, and NOT Executive of the year.
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Year six(!) of the Mock Trade Deadline is here. Dan Feldman of NBC Sports and Kevin Pelton of ESPN join Nate and Danny. We each take a quarter of the league and try to find homes for all the players we think will be available on the market. In part 1, we discuss Zach LaVine, Kyle Lowry, Kristaps Porzingis, Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Harrison Barnes, Victor Oladipo, and more.