February 8th, 2022
The replacements for Kevin Durant and Draymond Green for the 2022 NBA All-Star Game have been chosen, and they are none other then LaMelo Ball and Dejounte Murray. Ball has become the 4th youngest All-Star in NBA history, while Murray is carrying on a legacy in San Antonio, the first All-Star for the Spurs since the days of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginóbili, Tony Parker, and Kawhi Leonard.
Play of the Day:
When I was talking about the Celtics yesterday, I completely neglected to mention one very important thing; when the Celtics were playing the Magic, Jaylen Brown capped off the win with an incredible dunk on Mo Bamba, making all of his teammates lose their minds. Bamba was completely posterized, and this play has potential to be the dunk of the year. If you haven’t already seen it, you can watch the play here.
Where We Stand on Trade Talks:
Adrian Wojnarowski, senior NBA insider for ESPN, has reported that trade talks for CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers are ramping up, and that the Pistons are looking for the best offer when it comes to dealing away their star, Jerami Grant. Mark my words, one of these players will be traded in the next few days: McCollum, Grant, Myles Turner, and Domantas Sabonis. No, I don’t think Ben Simmons will be moved by the trade deadline. I hope he will be, but realistically, I think Morey will wait for just the right package, and that will come this offseason.
As the NBA trade season ramps up, there will be lots of trades announced, and there’s no better place you can go for trade breakdowns, fun facts, and daily news then the NBA Blog! Don’t forget to follow so you’ll never miss another basketball update, and as always, have an awesome day!