In Noah, the Grizzlies see a player who can orchestrate the defense when Marc Gasol needs a rest, and Jaren Jackson Jr. is in foul trouble. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff also envisions playing Noah next to Gasol, in spurts. The idea of playing two former Defensive Player of the Years together is one that intrigues Bickerstaff. The last team to have former DPOY’s on the same team were the Knicks in 2013-14, with Tyson Chandler and Metta World Peace.
February 17, 2019 | 9:04 pm EST Update
Jeff Zillgitt: If you care about such NBA All-Star things, Kevin Durant has passed Julius Erving & Bob Pettit for sixth on the all-time All-Star scoring list. Has a chance to pass Oscar Robertson for fifth place. LeBron James 343, Kobe Bryant 290, Michael Jordan 262, Oscar Robertson 246, KD 228