Three weeks ahead of the NBA trade deadline, the Chicago Bulls are said to have interest in making moves for Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor.
The Bulls are desperate for a change of scenery after a dumpster fire of a week headlined by three feuding guards. They believe Okafor may thrive in a different system after a disappointing start to his career.
But it’s hard to see how the worst 3-point shooting team in the league with poor enough spacing as is would accompany a big who succeeds as a traditional back-to-the-basket scorer — especially one who doesn’t rebound or defend well.
Stay home — As goofy as things have gotten with the Cavs, all is not lost with James and his team. He has left Cleveland once, of course, and the sting of the backlash he got after that still lingers. But there is a sense that James accomplished what he went back to Cleveland to accomplish — win a championship — and that his next move will center on giving him one more run at a title, combined with his personal comfort.
“They will be looking to get both LeBron and Paul George,” one general manager said. “Anything they have been doing has been all about protecting their cap space next summer.”
But the Lakers will have to show improvement this season, especially among its young players, to make it clear they have the potential to play with the Warriors in the West.
Rocket reunion — Should Anthony join Chris Paul and James Harden in Houston, the opportunity could be open for James to join the Rockets next summer and play with Paul and Anthony, two Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap of his best friends. It won’t be easy, however. The Rockets would have to get into luxury-tax territory to make that happen, and with the franchise up for sale by owner Les Alexander, there’s no telling what the approach to the tax Plain Cheap Jerseys would be in Houston.