Michael Pina is a staff writer for VICE Sports who covers the NBA.
It's a gamble that will either explode in New York's face or alter the entire league's trajectory.
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The Pelicans have to trade their franchise player. The Celtics want him, and have the best assets, but a CBA rule means they can't offer it until the summer.
Golden State's Sixth Man isn't playing as often as he used to, but he never gets shortchanged when he's out there.
We might not see professional defense played this poorly ever again.