The Lakers are willing to break their young core for a potential big catch in the free agency.
Would it be nice to have Paul George and DeMarcus Cousins in one team?
With trade season already in full swing, expect these players in different teams before February.
1. Paul George
2. Julius Randle
3. DeAndre Jordan
The Lakers are said to have offer two of its best players in various trades
They are on a 6-game winning streak after beating the Toronto Raptors.
Question: Is this a sign that the Thunder are becoming the team everyone was talking about when their Big 3 was first assembled?
Having 3 stars hasn’t worked well for the Thunder. So far.
Having three stars isn’t helping the Thunder right now
The Thunder are 8-12 in the season despite having a Big 3
Westbrook with another near triple-double as the Thunder win in Durant’s return
OKC’s Big 3 Dominated
Defend. And Run
It’s unlikely that Oklahoma will keep PG13 after this season
- 21 points (leads the team)
- 5 rebounds
- 2 assists
- 2.58 steals (leads the NBA)
Another super team loses to another bad team
Too Many Missed Shots
- Carmelo Anthony: 4 of 17
- Paul Geroge: 4 of 16
- Russell Westbrook: 7 of 21
More Points from Turnovers
The Celtics take advantage of the struggles of Oklahoma’s stars
Shutting Down the Big 3 of Oklahoma: Trio Combined for 38 Misses
- Russell Westbrook went 7 of 20 for 19 points
- Paul George went 9 of 20 for 25 points
- Carmelo Anthony went 3 of 17 for 10 points
Both Teams hit 13 Threes Apiece: Only One Shot Better
- Oklahoma: 13 of 35
- Boston: 13 of 28
Another All-Around Performance from #11
Lightning strikes first before the thunder is heard
Less Frequent Triple Double
Western Conference Conqueror
Crowded West Became Tougher with Thunders new Trio
How will OKC benefit from getting Melo?
While many people thought that Carmelo’s age has something to do with it, we all know that he can still score 40 or 50 at any given game. In fact, Oklahoma wasn’t in the talks during the early stages of the current off-season as they have already traded for Paul George and one of Carmelo’s rumored destinations was the Houston Rockets. Of course, there were some whispers involving the possibility of Carmelo joining LeBron James in Cleveland. None of those rumors came true. ‘Melo to Oklahoma it is!
1. Another Superstar
2. Increases OKC’s Chances of Keeping Paul George
Whether he admits it or not, Paul George himself knows that it’s already difficult to pass the opportunity to play alongside the reigning MVP and playing alongside ‘Melo will have a dampening effect on his desire to play for the Lakers- that if, he still desires it.
3. Become a Threat to the Warriors
Sure, the Thunder have no true deadly shooter like Curry and Thompson but both ‘Melo and Paul George can take turns in defending Durant and in fact, if we’re going to look back at last season, both ‘Melo and George average more defensive and offensive rebounds per game than Durant. If they can get more rebounds, they can throw outlet passes to Westbrook for quick points at the offensive end.