The first big trade of the NBA season is done, and we now get to watch Rajon Rondo toiling in the Western Conference, as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. That, and an injury to Kevin Durant turned a relatively quiet four game slate into one of the busiest of the season so far. Let’s break it all down.
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Sigh. Yet another rookie gone. Jabari Parker joins Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and Joel Embiid as rookies who we either won’t see again this season or at least, not for a while. I guess there’s always next season.
It’s over. Lock it up. The Sixers signed Furkan Aldemir to a four-year, $12 million deal.
Kobe passed Michael on the all-time scoring list. He needed an additional 1,073 games, 358 shot attempts, and 911 free-throw attempts.
The Kings fired Michael Malone. Ty Corbin will coach in the interim. Much like Abed Nadir, I need help reacting to something.
Sidebar: What are the odds of Corbin winning the Coach of the Year? If it’s a million to one, I might have to bust open my piggyback for the chance to lose money on those odds.