June 28, 2017

The LA Clippers trade PG Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets: after Paul told the Clippers he would opt-out of his contract and sign with Houston as a free agent. In exchange for the sign-and-trade, the Clippers receive Gs Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, F Sam Dekker, and Houston's 2018 1st Round Draft Pick. Elsewhere in the NBA...

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:12 PM - 5 comments

- The Boston Celtics reportedly have eyes on signing Gordon Hayward and trading for Paul George
- After going a combined 80-166 in the past three seasons, the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson are parting ways
- Averaging a triple-double in the regular season, Russell Westbrook was named league MVP. Full list of award winners here
- Oh yeah, there was also that whole draft thing last week.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:12 PM on June 28

Also, it's kind of weird to say, but in all honesty, I'm finding the off-season about twice as interesting as the first three round of this year's playoffs.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:16 PM on June 28

Paul and Harden is such a weird combination. I think both are capable of playing off ball but they haven't had to do it very often. The fit is imperfect enough to concern me, the players are good enough to excite me, and the personalities are difficult enough that anything could happen. It's amazing. A+ offseason so far.

posted by tron7 at 05:55 PM on June 28

Basketball is slowly turning into the EPL, with the haves and have-nots in talent distribution.

posted by grum@work at 09:33 PM on June 28

Basketball is slowly turning into the EPL

I'm finding the off-season about twice as interesting as the first three round of this year's playoffs

The NBA has been boring and completely predictable ever since LeBron James did his decision douche-baggery and joined 2 other stars in Miami in a realization they had no chance of winning otherwise. It was great to see Golden State win 2 years ago with a home grown team and Durant certainly is a class act deserving of a championship but his move to the Warriors is bad for the league.

I guess all we have to wait for now is to see who LeBron convinces to join the Cavs in making a decision if the NBA is worth watching at all next season.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:08 PM on June 29

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