|NBABrothers Thoughts & Theories||
The Orlando Magic may not recover from this disappearing act. Its superstar, Dwight Howard, a non-free agent that was still the biggest name in free agency, finally walks away with a deal in Los Angeles to play with Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, and the Lakers. I do not get why in the world the Magic took this deal. Did they just completely overlook the Brooklyn Nets deal? Howard averaged 20.6 points per game, 14.5 rebounds per game and an astonishing 2.2 blocks per game last season. So, the Magic lets him go and now they have one of the worst teams in the league. I remember learning that the same thing happened in 1996 with Shaquille O’Neal going to the Lakers from the Magic, and then winning 3 straight titles with Kobe Bryant. Now Kobe will, in my opinion, get his sixth ring to tie Michael Jordan, thanks to the Magic...
One Knicks opportunity is lost almost as quick as it was found. Jeremy Lin, the sophomore star of the New York Knickerbockers, took the Big Apple by storm for 25 games in February. I cannot imagine how the Knicks would just let him go after such an amazing run that he had scoring 38 on Kobe, hitting the game winner in Toronto, and dunking it on the Wizards. The Houston Rockets offered Lin a 3YR/$25.00M contract, with the last year of his contract earning 14.8M out of the 25M. At first I thought to let him go, but then I looked back at some of the highlights with Lin doing incredible moves around people, and then I thought that he was definitely worth it. According to James Dolan, owner of the Knicks, he truly was not enough.
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.