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Monta Ellis is no longer the volcanic scorer and personal enigma he was in his early career, but even in his NBA middle age he makes for a fascinating paradox.
Last decade, the NBA was in thrall to the idea of the do-it-all point forward. That idea didn't work out, but Giannis Antetokounmpo is bringing it back to life.
Draymond Green is defiant, devastating in many roles, and a vital player on the most dominant NBA team in decades. So why can't we accept him as what he is?
Jared Dudley has played for four teams in four years, but he also has played different roles on each. He may not be done moving, but he has arrived as a player.
The Los Angeles Clippers are team with talent and problems to spare. But, more than anything else, they are their own weird and uniquely self-defeating thing.
The Atlanta Hawks are not a team that delivers much in the way of inspiration, but their centerpiece star still manages to make reasonable basketball beautiful.