When going down the list of the greatest shooters of all time, Houston Rockets guard James Harden is rarely mentioned. But at the end of next season, he will likely rank in the top five in career three-pointers made.
Kawhi Leonard has paced himself all year, taking nights off when he pleases and resting with free agency in mind. But now that the playoffs are here, the Raptors are ready to fully unleash their best player.
Pascal Siakam’s breakout season will be tested in the NBA playoffs, where he will be forced to prove his percentages. But even if he fails to live up this new precedent, Siakam could show that activity can be a substitute for accuracy.
On Tuesday night, the Celtics throttled the Warriors—handing Golden State its worst home loss in the Steve Kerr era. The night became a perfect showcase of everything Boston can be when they play together in rhythm.
What does a franchise do when its only All-Star and unquestioned leader succumbs to a gruesome injury? If you’re an NBA playoff team like the Indiana Pacers, you do what you always do: Stick to your game plan and treat each day as a fresh opportunity. You also rush order 20,000 T-shirts, sign a veteran and send a G League guard on a 500-mile odyssey.
Trae Young's ability to shoot from outside attracts all the eyeballs, but it's his passing that truly makes him special. The Hawks rookie, who is more daring than most, uses surprise as his primary trade when handling the ball.
Anthony Davis and LeBron James were close to creating one of the best tandems in the NBA. But after New Orleans ultimately decided to decline the Lakers’ trade offer, both parties are now stuck in spiraling situations.
While Anthony Davis is far from the only player to ever demand a trade, the direct nature of his request and structure of the modern NBA combined to make it the first of its kind. No player has ever face more scrutiny for his desire to play elsewhere.