A vote of confidence is considered a death knell in sports, but LeBron James showed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope that it gets worse. When asked about his teammate's fate, James couldn't hide his desire to ship Caldwell-Pope.
Thanks to a slightly reined-in Russell Westbrook, top-of-his-game Paul George, and budding supporting cast, the Thunder have been one of the best teams in the West. What does their current success mean for the rest of the season?
Fred Hoiberg, whose record was in line with projections for Chicago, was fired in a surprise move. That got The Crossover thinking: what about the coaches who actually aren’t meeting internal expectations?
The MVP Award is about more than simply points per game or effective field goal percentage. Sometimes, having the best story can set you apart. So whose case is most compelling a quarter of the way through the season?