Pau’s sagging confidence. Dwight’s awful foul shooting. No healthy point guards. In a town known for drama, the Lakers are the best reality TV on right now. Ken Berger offers calming solutions to fix the issues.
Jeremy Lin’s first five games as a pro defied explanation, but as the point guard’s numbers have waned, the Linsanity has died down. Gregg Doyel says the truth about Lin is that he just isn’t an NBA superstar.
Summer’s over. Time for a full 82, and Ken Berger promises Association satisfaction. Look for a Lakers-Heat Finals (out on a limb, he knows), an MVP year from Durant and relevance in not one but two New York hot spots.
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Lockout, schmockout. One year later, owners are signing the likes of Nicolas Batum to crazy contracts and big-name players again are heading to big-market teams. But Ken Berger says it’s not business as usual.
The Dwight Howard negotiations between the Nets and Magic are done for now. Is there an end in sight? Probably not, Ken Berger says, since Orlando just lost its best bit of leverage over Dwight’s other suitors.
The Nets feel stronger for having Joe Johnson and maybe Deron Williams. The Hawks feel stronger for dumping Johnson’s ridiculous contract. So what about Dwight Howard? Ken Berger says there’s always next year.