The NBA just passed the mid-point of their season, with most teams having played 41 of their 82 games at this stage of the year. So, it’s time to assess, a la the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Phil Jackson, the state of the biggest rumors flying around the league here at mid-season.
We’ll start with some of the top rumors, the ones that dominate the headlines around all the sports websites.
The hype and attention borders insanity, with Carmelo Anthony leading the pack but Chris Paul, Dwight Howard and an assortment of other players coming up close behind.
So, who will be traded, when and where?
And, have you been on that merry-go-round? Have you been caught up in those rumors, waiting by your computer to see when the trade unfolds?
Well, step off for a moment because I have some new perspective for you to think about. We’ll hit the trade rumors in a second.
The other big talk is the impeding demise of the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant. You know the recent storyline: He’s lost it, his knee is shot, he’s old. The Lakers won’t repeat. Pick your poison.
Whether you are a Lakers lover or hater, counting out the defending champs this early might not be wise. We’re talking January. I’ll say it again. We’re in January, just passed the mid-point in games mark. Do you really think anything going on with the Lakers matters right now?
If you do, you’re being fooled.
So, here are my take on the biggest rumors floating around in the NBA mid-season.