Orlando has some talent in the lineup — Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross — but the Magic have lacked a point guard who can pull it all together, and Ball would change that.
League executive: I can’t see Ball falling past them. He’s what they need on the offensive end, where they have just been really bad. They need someone who can organize what they have, and that is one of the things Ball does really well, gets everyone where they’re supposed to be and gets good shots for everyone. I would think they’d be ecstatic if he is here.
Unless Durant or Curry get hurt and miss the playoffs, there’s no hope of a title for any other NBA team until one of the Warriors’ stars departs in free agency — a big if. Why would such a player leave a team that wins championships, plays in the beautiful Bay Area and will soon be moving into a new arena?
Game Kids Jordan Willis Jersey NBA commissioner Adam Silver sees strong TV ratings for the finals and believes viewers prefer star power and dynasties over competitive balance and unpredictable playoff results. So Silver says the NBA’s biggest problem is one-and-done college players.
Durant could finish a series sweep with 55/50/90 shooting splits. Curry may average a triple-double and not miss a single free throw. Golden State is averaging 31.4 assists per game in the finals, a mark that would top its regular-season average of 30.4, best in the NBA. Add in elite defense, and it’s no surprise we’ve arrived at 3-0.
The Warriors are a basketball Death Star, but they covered the hole that can destroy the ship. They have left zero doubt. A championship feels inevitable now.
Game Kids Mike Smith Jersey But the NBA Finals have been a different story. The Cavs have shot only 29.8 percent from 3-point range while the Warriors have hit 42.2 percent of their attempts from deep. Irving, Love and Kyle Korver are all well under their career averages.