Hield’s name is likely to come up multiple times between now and the NBA’s February 10 trade deadline, like it did during the offseason. He’s under contract for another two seasons at nearly $40 million, but with his declining scale money and his ability to launch from distance, there should be a market.
According to NBA insider Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Dragic has a preference, which is to join fellow Slovanian star Luka Doncic, in Dallas. Writes Winderman: “The sense is Goran works his way toward his preferred (and most viable) option of the Mavericks, to close out the season alongside Slovenian compatriot Luka Doncic. … Goran already has proven amenable to a bench role, something he thrived in with the Heat.”
Josh Lewenberg: To what does Siakam owe his big game tonight? “My brother has a kid, my niece, and usually I don’t like carrying newborns, they’re just so fragile. She’s 2 months old & I’ve been putting off picking her up. Yesterday I picked her up & she peed on me. I dunno, maybe it was that”
Mark Berman: Eric Gordon on the Rockets being the 1st team in NBA/NHL/MLB/NFL history to win 6 straight games immediately after a losing streak of 15+ games: “The way that we’re playing now,that should be the standard..I take our chances against anybody as long as we’re playing the right way” pic.twitter.com/rNR2uyXkcx
On Chris Finch: He has this sort of way of being unassuming as a personality and not like an egomaniac, but also very confident in what he wants to do. And so because of that, I think he walks a nice line where he’s not this jerk. But he’s also not a pushover, either. And that’s a really hard kind of place to navigate. But when you talk about the ownership, when you talk about the front office, the players, the business side, like he just has a way of playing the political games as well, that has helped them build up some real credibility in a very short amount of time.