DeMarcus to LaMarcus, the Sacramento Sacrifice

The most recent of rumors to emerge from the whirlpool is the availability of LaMarcus Aldridge. The San Antonio Spurs are looking to trade the veteran power forward for a top-10 draft pick, at minimum.

Top trade partner ? The Sacramento Kings, who hold the fifth and tenth overall picks in this year’s draft.

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DPOY: Ranking the Finalists

Who’s your Defensive Player of the Year?

Last Friday, the NBA released the finalists for the league’s annual awards.

Regarding Defensive Player of the Year, I ranked the finalists below, and made their case for honors:

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COY: Ranking the Finalists

Who’s your Coach of the Year?

Friday afternoon, the NBA released finalists for the league’s annual awards.

Regarding Coach of the Year, I ranked each finalist, and made their case for honors below:

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Tales from Free Agency: JJ Redick

Where will he go?

Next on our list of upcoming free agents, a sharpshooting bucket dropper, and 10-year veteran, JJ RedickWith Chris Paul and Blake Griffin also facing free agency, Redick is expected to test the market, searching for a contract near $20-million. 

With that in mind, who are some teams that may take interest? My take:

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Big Three Then, Big One Now

Manu Ginobli is the last of the big three in the playoffs.

Tony Parker is out after injuring his leg in Game 2 versus the Rockets. Leaving Manu Ginobli as the lone and last member of the Big Three playing in the playoffs.

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Round 2: Rockets’ Options

Who are the Rockets going to play?

The Houston Rockets pulled out a Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night, and are advancing to the Semi Finals. Who’s the ideal second round opponents for this Rockets squad?

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Grit, Grind, and DATA!

David Fizdale went OFF in his post game interview.

The Memphis Grizzlies fell to 0-2 in their first round series with the San Antonio Spurs last night. Head Coach David Fizdale didn’t have (m)any nice things to say about the loss in his post game interview.

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First Round Threats

Who’s most dangerous in the first round?

The first round of the playoffs has commenced. The main highlight are teams that get the best of seven and move forward, though the playoffs are also home to historical performances by individuals. Listed below are five players who threaten their team’s opponent in stuffing the stat sheet, and earning their team wins along the way:

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