Daily Five: Does Andre Miller Want Out of Portland?
Each day, we'll take a quick look at five of the most important stories going on in the NBA.
FreeDarko: "He did his whole career his way. And he carried that over into a crisis that could very well end it. The Twitter, the FINGER GUNZ, they flew in the face of everything he was supposed to do—that Stern wanted him to do for the good of the league—to such an extent that it's hard to see this as, in the most grave way possible, Gil being Gil. To the bitter fucking end, I guess. Plus, that he is the lovable goofball works against him."
Empty The Bench: "A huge part of the game is defense, so this has to be a big determinant for MVP. Defense is a subjective area that goes far beyond blocks and steals, but six of these guys are considered pretty good defenders by most fans. The two exceptions are Williams and Nash. It’s tough to pick a best of the bunch, but James is notable for his ability to guard almost every position."
Jason Quick: "He (Miller) has mildly complained about the team's "methodical" playing style, and more than hinted that McMillan is a "controlling" coach that stifles free play. He also has slipped into interviews he is confused about his role, which has twice alternated between reserve and starter, and recently has expressed bewilderment over a growing trend of playing little, if any, in the fourth quarter."
Hoops Doctors: "Back in the ‘95-’96 season, Adelman was the head coach for the Golden State Warriors. He was handed the reigns of a successful franchise which had made the playoffs 4 times in 6 seasons under future Hall of Fame coach Don Nelson, in his first stint as coach of the Warriors. He also inherited a talented roster which included 9 players who averaged double figures in scoring featuring Latrell Sprewell(pre choking any coaches), Chris Mullin, and a then 28 year old Tim Hardaway. Tim, who had already made a name for himself as the distributor on the prolific scoring trio known as TMC (Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin) and for breaking ankles with his now patented killer crossover dribble, which he aptly named the UTEP 2-Step, after his alma mater, the University of Texas at El Paso."Continued on the next page