The nickname applies. He’s one of a kind in a league full of one-in-a-millions, and when he gets out in transition it’s not clear there’s been many – if any like him. “He’s one of the top three or four of those guys,” Lowry was saying between games. “You got Russell [Westbrook], James [Harden], Bron [LeBron James], those guys are unbelievable at finishing. The things he can do with the ball, one dribble, two dribbles, half court, dunk it, he did some incredible things the whole season.” “Those guys” are going to finish in the top three or four of the MVP voting this season. Antetokounmpo was fifth with a bullet on my ballot this year.
October 22, 2017 | 6:44 pm EDT Update
After three consecutive blowout losses to start the season, the Phoenix Suns fired coach Earl Watson on Sunday, league sources told ESPN. Associate head coach Jay Triano is expected to become the interim head coach, league sources said.
General manager Ryan McDonough and Watson had often been at odds in their short partnership together, league sources told ESPN. Owner Robert Sarver was a significant part of the decision to replace Watson so early into the season, league sources said.