Suns deal Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown and Kendall Marshall to the Wiz for an injured Emeka Okafor and a first round pick in next year's loaded draft. In case you weren't convinced this next draft will have some franchise altering players, here's a team willing to part with two starters and a former first round pick in order to gain a 2014 first rounder and an indefinitely sidelined player. Add the Suns to the Riggin for Wiggins group, as this team is now reduced to the Goran and Eric show and a lock for a lottery pick.
This seems like a pretty decent move for the "Win Now" Wizards. Gortat is a servicable starting center and Brown adds a little depth to an unproven wing rotation. Marshall might be something some day, but with John Wall and Eric Maynor ahead of him in the pecking order I'd expect him to wind up in the D-League for the foreseeable future. This might be a playoff team if Wall and Beal turn out as good as advertised.
Micheal Carter-Williams out there making Philly fans say "Jrue Who?" 22 pts/7 reb/12 ast/9 stls in his NBA debut against Lebron and co. Not bad for a guy who looks like he just graduated middle school.
AI was my favorite player when he was playing. I remember doing book reports in middle school on his life and basketball career. He always took a lot of shiz while he was playing, and deservedly so in a lot of instances. To me, it never mattered because the dude put everything he had out there while he was playing. He truly is one of a kind, and I hope history looks more at his exploits on the court than his troubled times off of it.
I love Iverson. His all out effort on the floor hasn't and won't be matched by many. He represented a culture shift in both the NBA and their audience and took a lot of flack for it. He was never apologetic for who he was, sometimes to a fault. He will be remembered favorably by most, I think, when its all said and done.
I have a very funny Allen Iverson story, but I don't have time to give it the proper write-up right now, so I'll share that one later.
Knicks went up 24 at halftime, then blew it and went down 1 with 2 minutes left, then Tyson Chandler went alpha beast mode and basically won the game by himself. Bucks are a solid team, but I don't think blowing a 24-point lead at home bodes well for the season.
This is the year of the triple double. There have a been a sh*t ton already this season, with Lance Stephenson notching his second tonight and Batum, MCW, Tony Wroten and Ricky Rubio also doing it earlier too. That's more than one trip-dub per week! Gotta be a record pace for how many the league gets in a season.