NBA Power Rankings: League gearing up for the 2nd half of the season


NBA Power Rankings: League gearing up for the 2nd half of the season

The NBA season has just went past the halfway point, with it being clear which teams should be buyers and sellers with the NBA trade deadline fast approaching. The Bulls have been obvious sellers, netting two second round picks for Justin Holiday in their recent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Outside of Chicago, the Lakers have floundered without LeBron James and could be looking for a change very soon to shake up their season. Their lack of shooting has continued to rear its ugly head this year and they could use some floor spacers rather it be on the buyout market or via trade.

The aforementioned Grizzlies are dealing with the fact that they are slipping in the standings, and reports have stated that franchise center Marc Gasol is considering opting out of his player option to become a free agent at the end of the season. They will be faced with a tough decision pretty soon about what direction their franchise is going in, with a top-8 protected draft pick being owed to the Boston Celtics this year.

And among the elite teams in the league, the Warriors and Nuggets appear to be set to fight it out for the top seed in the Western Conference, and both have different sort of reinforcements on the way.

The Nuggets are still waiting to see if rookie Michael Porter Jr. and Isaiah Thomas can provide any sort of value—if either is to return this season—to their balanced lineup.

 And the Warriors have All-Star center DeMarcus Cousin slated to return on January 18 against the Clippers. Both possible returns could have big effects on the Western Conference playoff race, with the Cousins return having the possibility to make the already explosive Warriors near unguardable.

As teams around the league get ready for the second half of the season, check out where they rank in our latest power rankings right here.

'Rodman: For Better or Worse' 30 for 30 will debut on September 10


'Rodman: For Better or Worse' 30 for 30 will debut on September 10

On Friday ESPN revealed that the next film in their award-winning 30 for 30 series will focus on the life of former Bull and Hall of Fame forward Dennis Rodman. 

The film—which is titled "Rodman: For Better or Worse" will detail Rodman's journey to becoming a Hall of Famer and five-time NBA Champion. The documentary will detail Rodman's difficult upbringing in Dallas, his dominant run at Southeastern Oklahoma State and his development into one of the greatest rebounders in NBA history. 

While Rodman is no doubt one of the greatest talents in NBA history, he is just as famous for his intriguing and oftentimes shocking off the court exploits. Rodman: For Better or Worse will discuss Rodman diving into international diplomacy issues and all of the deeper reasons behind him becoming the interesting character that we know him as today. 

The documentary will feature interviews from former teammates and coaches of Rodman's, including Bill Laimbeer,  John Salley, Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, and Phil Jackson. 

Rodman: For Better or Worse will be directed by Todd Kapostasy. 

Kapostasy is a seven-time Emmy Award winner. He wrote and directed 2016 documentary 'Confessions of a Cubs Fan: A Century of Waiting', which focused on the idea that winning isn't everything in sports amid the backdrop of the Cubs winning the 2016 World Series.

“Rodman: For Better or Worse” released on September 10, at 8 p.m. CT

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Coby White becomes first rookie in NBA history to understand his NBA2K rating

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Coby White becomes first rookie in NBA history to understand his NBA2K rating

It's that time of the year when every fan and player loses their mind over arbitray video game ratings that mean nothing.

That is, unless you're Coby White.

The rookie found out his rating for NBA 2K20 in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday and, much to the delight of this author, was pleased with his 76 rating.

"It's solid," White told Ronnie 2K. "Everybody be wanting their grade to be higher than what it is but I haven't played a game in the league yet so I understand why it's a 76. But I feel like after the season it'll be higher."

White said he hopes he can get his rating up to at least an 80 by the end of the season. Bulls fans would be pleased with that development, too.

White also said he was happy with his likeness in the game, which you can check out below.