(photo cred: ESPN) Place an emphasis on without. When Danny Ainge lured Kemba Walker away from Charlotte, Cs fans everywhere rushed to YouTube to catch breakdowns of their new star in action. What would the All-Star guard bring to the table? Sure, his one-on-one scoring ability is well known, as is his talent for finishing amongst the trees. So it may surprise you to learn that Walker has the Celtics offense running smoothly due to his off-ball prowess. The Celtics have many
Sports Illustrated Kemba Walker has the made the All-Star team the past two years. Impressive, yet this has gone seemingly unnoticed as Walker plays for the small market Charlotte Hornets, a team that went 36-46 in both of the last two seasons. People knew Walker was good, perhaps the 10th to 12th best point guard in the NBA. But nobody saw this year’s explosion coming. Last season Walker was caught in trade rumors, putting a damper on his rising stardom. Instead, Charlotte d
Photo Credit: Sporting News There are many reasons why players are traded. Salary Cap relief, the quest to gain draft capital, and player morale are just three of many causes. The NBA is known for high flying stars all over the place. From Paul George being moved to the Thunder, to Kyrie Irving shipped the Celtics, there are so many great players that have been traded. Here are just four players that may be on the move sooner rather than later. Jimmy Butler It's not so long a
*Atlanta receives New Orleans 2019 second round pick* It may come as a surprise to some that the New Orleans Pelicans would be looking for ANOTHER center at the deadline, but Dewayne Dedmon fixes a huge problem for them. Right now, the Pels’ defense completely falls off of a cliff when Anthony Davis goes off the floor. New Orleans is a pretty good defensive team when AD is playing, but they’re so awful when he isn’t that they end up with the 19th ranked defense in the league.
*The Indiana Pacers send a 2018 and 2020 first round draft pick to the Charlotte Hornets. The 2020 pick is protected selections 1-15.* The Indiana Pacers are currently in a peculiar position. Heading into the season I was ready for a crap shoot. I had predicted the Pacers to finish around 31-51, and now they already have 25 wins in the books. Well, this time, I’m happy to have been wrong. However, with a slightly over .500 roster, what route do the Pacers take? The Pacers hav
Kemba Walker has heard all the knocks in his basketball career. He is too short; can’t shoot the three, can't finish at the rim, not a real point guard. Every year Kemba crossed one of those off. In his seven-year career, he has improved every year and adds something new to his game every year. Last year he made his first all-star game. This year he looks even better. His improvement has cemented him as a top ten point guard in the league. Last week in a win over Orlando, whe