BY: EVAN WATKINS
Greetings, heroes! Another month of basketball concludes, and we get to my favorite time of the year: TRADE DEADLINE SEASON!! Every year some sort of bizarre tomfoolery happens on the day of the trade deadline. Now, we get to endlessly speculate between now and February 6 on what players and what draft picks are going to get swapped in the ensuing week. In this column of seven of my monthly basketball shower thoughts, I’ll regale you with seven deadline deals that could - or more specifically, ones that I would like to see - go down. An obvious disclaimer is that some of my shower thoughts are obviously better than others. For some of you, dear readers, may not like the ideas I postulate before you. They may make no sense to you. To me, they’re a result of having way too much fun with the trade machine and tracking down draft pick ownership (the latter of which you can find here: https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/future_drafts/detailed). As always, proceed at your own risk.
BY: EVAN WATKINS
Greetings, heroes! Once again, it’s time for another month’s worth of 7 NBA shower thoughts. I could regale y’all with some mild takes and vapid analysis about what I think about the league. But, I’ve found a scourge on our favorite sport that ruins all the fun. What scourge, you may ask, am I possibly suggesting is ruining the game of basketball? Officials, of course! Night after night, year after year, these so-called “professionals” continue to go out there and do a shoddy job of enforcing the rules the NBA set forth. So, rather than come up with some possibly genuine analysis that goes further than skin-deep, which may or may not involve the favorite team of you, dear reader, I’ll take December’s column to focus on something that impacts us all. How do we improve the officiating of professional basketball? I have some ideas. (Take some of the more ridiculous suggestions with a heaping grain of salt.)
Howdy basketball fans! We’re just over a month into the NBA season and, for college students, we’re hitting peak exam/presentation/project season. Nevertheless, despite the workload, I’m ready to share with you seven of my NBA shower thoughts from this first chunk of the season.
1. So…Those Jimmy Butler trades…