The reigning and defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers have picked up where they left off last June. The Cavaliers currently have the best record in the Eastern Conference and once again look to be the favorites.
New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson is still dealing with the fallout from his comments regarding Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. As many of you may know, Jackson came under fire after he referred to James’ friends as his posse.
I think it’s safe to say that Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is arguably in the top 5 at his position. We have seen how good the Grizzlies are with him in the lineup and how bad they are without him.
There is plenty of turmoil going on with the Sacramento Kings and it’s still early in the regular season. Most of the turmoil has to do with star center DeMarcus Cousins and whether or not the Kings should trade him.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been a very pleasant surprise this season, as many didn’t expect much from them. The young talent that the Lakers have has adjusted to the new offense that was installed by head coach Luke Walton very well.
With a 6-7 record, the New York Knicks are not in the position they thought they would be in at this point in the season. There is still plenty of discussion among the players about running the triangle offense that team president Phil Jackson wants them to run.
One of the most interesting storylines during the NBA off-season is the way the Miami Heat treated guard Dwyane Wade. During the off-season, Wade was looking for money from the Heat, but team president placed more emphasis on resigning center Hassan Whiteside.
There has been plenty of speculation about the relationship between the Cleveland Cavaliers and point guard Mo Williams. The Cavaliers are upset with Williams because they picked up his $2.2 million option in the off-season and then Williams decided to retire.
On Tuesday night, the Sacramento Kings lost in overtime to the Miami Heat in a game that will have their fans questioning the treatment of their star player. Center DeMarcus Cousins had a huge game scoring 30 points seven rebounds, four assists in 35 minutes.
If you ask any NBA player who played in the 1990s and early 2000s, there wasn’t too much friendly stuff happening on or off the court. This crop of NBA players are very friendly with each other and they are not afraid to show it.