Is Rajon Rondo looking a little slower than normal to you? Perhaps related: Jameer Nelson is figuring out the pick and roll against Boston. And the Celtics have a new play, one feature of which seems to be making things a bit easier on Rondo physically.
A very smart case, with which I could not agree more, that the worst technical called last night was on Rondo.
And, as long it's Rondo bullets, did you know that he has never really seen Michael Jordan play?
The Grizzlies acquired Zach Randolph last summer. When they did, there was a general shrug. Sure, he can play. But he's a guy who causes problems. He proved his critics wrong by playing like an All-Star and leading the Grizzlies close to the playoffs when many had picked them to be in the cellar. Now his critics get their own "I told you so" moment, as Randolph's name has surfaced in a rather-serious sounding drug investigation. Randolph's lawyer says his client has no involvement in drug activity.
(We've moved from Rondo bullets, into question bullets.) Did you know Bill Walton is reportedly getting back in the broadcast booth, in limited duty in Sacramento?
Great phrase. You know what's happening to NBA fans in Washington DC? Kyle Weidie of Truth About It says they're going "Wall nuts."
Wayne Winston praises Alvin Gentry's decision to play five bench players together, and says he knows of no other team that was successful doing that this season.
Dwyane Wade praises the Miami Heat organization for loyalty, while taking a little shot at the Bulls.
The reasons why the Nets should not draft DeMarcus Cousins.
Chad Ford has suggested that the Sixers would trade the second overall pick to some team, so long as they'd also take Elton Brand and his enormous contract. If you ran the Thunder, would you do that?
Much is made of the fact that there aren't that many white American NBA players. Just not that common. However, a shocking number of retired white American players have jobs as NBA head coaches. Don't want to suggest that any of those guys got their jobs unfairly, but it's worth thinking about this some more. Even though it's a tiny club, it spawns the majority of NBA head coaches.
David Stern once talked about futuristic air travel that would make it a cinch to have NBA teams travel to Europe for regular season games. 3,500 miles-an-hour ought to be fast enough.