If the Sixers end up with Carmelo Anthony, what would happen? Tom Sunnergren of Philadunkia sketches out the scene: "Expectations would be high. Through the roof. They would literally explode through the roof. After enough roofs were destroyed, people would learn not to keep these expectations indoors. They’d be left outside to soar, to be free. And why not? Carmelo Anthony is the single best player in basketball not named Kobe, Lebron or Durant! We know that because he scores the most. You can’t win without scoring points, anybody knows that. And the guy he’s replacing? Iguodala? More like 'ugly(jumper)odala!' That guy sucks. Look at his scoring for crying out loud. Carmelo scores waaaaaaay more than him. Carmelo, points, Carmelo, twenty-eight a game, Carmelo, scorer, Carmellllllllloooooo! That’s how the conventional wisdom would go. And who could argue with it. Carmelo does score a lot of points. And everybody knows the best player is the guy who scores the most. Period."
Just a small thought I had while falling asleep last night: These post-LeBron Cavaliers are a little tiny bit like the 2004 Pistons. They have guards who were recruited because they don't need to hold the ball much. They have a very mobile big man with crazy hair. And they have an us-against-the-world mentality. On that note: "A video interview with Leon Powe who says he's healthy, and does not know how to quit in anything he does."
I hate to reward this blatant effort to have something corporate "go viral," but the fact is Steve Nash is pretty funny in this video.
Gregg Popovich urges you to fear Spurs assistant coach Jacque Vaughn.
The Sacramento arena situation is getting dire. Anyone from Seattle got any words of wisdom for Kings fans?
Al Jefferson compares the Minnesota Timberwolves to a Toyota. I drive a Toyota. Just thought I'd point that out.
Wow. This is pretty hateful. A father writes about taking his kids to a Knicks game specifically to teach them never to be like Eddy Curry.
Pretty amazing photos and video from Wizards media day. Nobody documented Dan Steinberg's spilled coffee better.
Bulls by the Horns is scouting Kyle Korver: "Korver does not generate his own looks. His offense relies sturdy screens or wide open looks, selfless passing and a quick release. If he was forced to create his own shots or starve, the Bulls would be shelling out $5 million this season for a dusty pile of bones wrapped in a tattered Kyle Korver jersey."
What it means for the Lakers to play without Andrew Bynum for a while.
Rudy Fernandez is having a hard time having uneventful days. He fell, having made a spectacular block, and hurt his back, which was operated on last season.
Chris Douglas-Roberts says he'll do whatever the Bucks want, but adds that spotting up in the corner is not his thing. Here's an in-depth look at how his season fell apart last year.
Brian Cronin of Knickerblogger with a story that is not about LeBron James: "Let me know if this sounds familiar. A young twenty-five-year-old player in his prime has been having success starring for his hometown basketball team, but he clearly wants out of the small market on to a bigger stage. Pretty much every team in the NBA wants a crack at him, but the New York Knicks think that they are in prime position to land the possible franchise-making free agent (a free agent who talks about himself in the third person) before getting their hopes dashed at the last minute and seeing him sign with a rival team."
In a conference with Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose, with Vince Carter intending to be more aggressive on offense, it may be tough for Jameer Nelson to be an All-Star again this year.