Whether in work settings or in a classroom, we've all played the classic icebreaker game, "two truths and a lie." Well, in the always-fluid NBA rumor mill, it seems like we're always playing a game of one truth and a hundred lies.
That's obviously not to say reporters are fabricating stories. They're not. It's just that there is so much information being bandied about regarding possible trades, signings, hirings and firings that it would be impossible for all to come to fruition.
If all of the rumored moves eventually happened, we'd essentially be playing a real-life version of NBA 2K13. And while that sounds fun in theory, no one wants real life to imitate a video game.
That's why it's our job to sift through the rumors and figure out which ones actually bear some semblance of truth. They obviously aren't all going to happen, but finding those kernels of sensible speculation is what helps us know what to truly focus on in the interim.
Which current rumors make the most sense? Here is a breakdown of a few rumors we're buying from around the Association.