Boston has been up and down all season, with spurts where it looks superb and others where it fails to live up to expectations. The Crossover podcast considers the Celtics' issues and the possibility of a divide within their locker room.
Stephen Curry is scorching hot, Klay Thompson is no longer slumping and Golden State is trending upward in this week's NBA power rankings. The Crossover looks at the Warriors' grand start to the New Year and much more.
Luka Doncic has been on a scorching run the last three games and his takeover of the Mavericks' offense at the end of their game against the Timberwolves saw him continue to make his case for the Rookie of the Year award.
Sitting between the contenders and the tankers are the NBA's middle class. That group is particularly present in the East, and The Crossover is here to offer playoff formulas for teams like the Nets, Heat and Wizards who are trying to figure things out.
It took just about everything—including a career-high 56 points from LaMarcus Aldridge and a record for consecutive threes to start the game—but the Spurs were able to stay hot and knock off the Thunder in a wildly entertaining game.
Rumors have been swirling that Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis will reject a contract extension and force a trade out of New Orleans with the Boston Celtics being an obvious fit with their abundance of assets. However, few were expecting Jayson Tatum's response when asked about being a part of a potential trade package for Davis. For more Crossover TV, subscribe to SI TV.
Players across the league are being paid despite the team no longer employing their services. While this mostly appears positive, free agents like Spencer Hawes, who were waived by the stretch provision, lose benefits like health care and could potentially forfeit 10% of their salaries.