While Anthony Davis is the Pelicans best player, it is Jrue Holiday who rises to the occasion to meet many of the team's needs. The Crossover spoke with Holiday about the importance of playing on both sides of the ball and his relentless mindset on defense.
Not content to be a playmaker or stretch big, Blake Griffin has merged both skillsets. How do you slow one of the NBA's best athletes and account for his outside marksmanship? Defenders are still searching for balance.
Unlike many of his foreign-born predecessors, Mavericks rookie Luka Dončić arrived in the NBA with a résumé filled with MVP awards and eye-popping numbers. And the league is finding out that the skills that allowed him to dominate overseas definitely translate to the NBA.
Jimmy Butler has only been with the 76ers for two weeks, but the early returns are already promising. In only seven games, sparks are flying between Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, surpassing any connections he shared in Minnesota.
Jimmy Butler's wish to move to a new team was finally granted. With two alphas in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons waiting to greet him in Philadelphia, will Butler fit in or provide more tension for this young 76ers team?