Super Team or Bust
Well I’m sure you’re a little saddened after reading all that, so let me worsen your mood a little more.
Remember when Derrick Rose called the Knicks a super team prior to the season’s start? Remember how the Knicks just waived Brandon Jennings to sign Chasson Randle? If you can tell me who that is without Googling him, bravo; because I had to.
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Remember how Derrick Rose is rumored to still want to re-sign in New York despite being openly shopped to Minnesota? Yeah, nothing could go wrong there.
Remember how Joakim Noah was signed to one of the largest contract signings of the offseason and is now out for the year with a lingering knee injury? Encouraging for a 32-year old center who already looked bad when he was ‘healthy’.
My point to this slightly-disjumbled argument is this: the NBA needs its stars; for better or for worse.
Yes, the Trail Blazers spending spree is going up in flames as Evan Midrange Turner laughs at Portland’s upper management for giving him such a lucrative contract; but at least they tried to build on a surprisingly successful campaign last season.
At least Larry Bird wasn’t going to let his star’s twinkle from his prime go out by bringing in Teague, Young, Ellis, and Jefferson.
At least the Warriors are fun to watch, despite (unjustifiably) being the most-hated team in the league. (@ ME!!!)
At least the Cavs are susceptible (be on the lookout for another piece soon).
At least, less is more….at least that’s what the Kings are telling themselves watching Skal Labissiere show promise; and Buddy Hield not looking too shabby in purple.
At least we have our stars.