On the latest episode of Hardwood Knocks, Dan is joined by NBA Math's Tony East (@TEastNBA) to talk about the best picks for each of the NBA's year-end awards: Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year, Executive of the Year and MVP.
But first, before anything, we must tackle the Los Angeles Clippers-Houston Rockets kerfuffle from Monday night. After all, it included everything from Trojan Horses, to secret entranceways, to torn leggings, and so much more.
It also may have resulted in a trade request from DeAndre Jordan, who wants to join the Rockets, according to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Would targeting him make sense for Houston? Is he worth giving up Clint Capela? Should the Clippers even want Capela?
Oodles and oodles of trade-deadline talk will follow the awards picks. This includes, but is in no way limited to: Tyreke Evans proposals; Cleveland Cavaliers trades, both with and without the Brooklyn Nets pick; potential Kemba Walker destinations; and Washington Wizards trade targets.
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