DeMarcus Cousins is an extraordinary basketball player. But time and time again, his temper gets in the way. So the MVP took advantage.
Oklahoma City Thunder
OKC is struggling, but Carmelo Anthony is still out here making history.
Help us in welcoming our latest super-team to the NBA—the Thunder!
Dwyane Wade’s time with the Bulls is up, but his potential fits are clear.
The Knicks didn’t get enough for Carmelo Anthony, but their intentions are evident.
The Knicks and Carmelo are finally moving on.
We will never again see the statistical feat that Russell Westbrook accomplished last season, but will he learn to adjust his game going forward?
The Lakers aren’t there yet, but they’re looking promising again. The Lonzo Ball hype is real. But which other teams will improve the most this season?
The Pacers didn’t get any value whatsoever for Paul George while OKC may have just helped out the Los Angeles Lakers a year early. Good job everyone.
How many teams would want Derrick Rose? Maybe a team looking for a short-term arrangement, for someone who can give their superstar some rest each night?
What is OKC going to win with Russell Westbrook? But after losing KD to free agency and trading Harden for little in return, this would have to be huge.
The Suns don’t currently have an average defensive wing. Andre Roberson is useless offensively, but he’d give Phoenix that. But why won’t OKC keep him?
Forget about the triple-double. The player James Harden was in the regular season provided more value to his team than anyone else. That makes him MVP.
Look, averaging a triple-double is remarkable, and Russell Westbrook should be commended. But is it MVP worthy? Not quite. And we’ll tell you why.
LeBron James is the best player in basketball, and that’s still impossible to dispute. But for various reasons, he’s not the most valuable. Not this year.
If we’re looking to assign a moral high ground in the Durant, Westbrook feud, it probably goes to Russ. But on the court? KD is undoubtedly superior.
James Harden was a superstar waiting to happen surrounded by two players who already were. C.J. McCollum may be on a similar path in Portland.
Rumor has it the Atlanta Hawks are considering moving their superstar, Paul Millsap. So, what could some of the potential trades look like?