The highs and lows have become more extreme for the Cavs, but the general rhythms remain the same. LeBron looks immortal, the team occasionally looks like a disaster, and we're all left guessing what's next.
While the playoffs are all about stars, those individual talents can't complete the task at hand without their teammates. To shine a light on those secondary players, we present seven sidekicks who could define the NBA postseason.
The rookie of the year debate is already played out. With Ben Simmons having an historically good season and the Sixers looking like the future of the Eastern Conference, what is the next step in his development?
While the G League presents an intriguing alternative to college basketball for NBA prospects, it might not be the solution. Adam Silver and the NBA face a tricky situation as the NCAA considers reform in the face of corruption.