Oh man, a busy day yesterday in hoops! ¬†The obvious first mention is GO HEELS! ¬†Oh man, I feel like storming the court today. ¬†I think Chapel Hill fans everywhere this morning should storm their office/classroom/crowded area in a flash mob at some point. ¬†Then we have LeBron James getting his nose broken by Serge A Broke-a! ¬†The mayor of Cleveland has already issued Serge Ibaka a key to the city. ¬†Fine LeBron $5,000 for flopping! ¬†Man, the next round of internet videos of “LeBroning” are going to be a lot more like “The Knockout Game”. ¬†Seriously, even LeBron haters have to love he got it broke a step or two out before throwing it down. ¬†Word still to come if the nose is indeed broken, but my money is on yes. ¬†Regardless, we’ve seen a few players come back from a broken nose in the same game donning the Hannibal mask, so I doubt he misses any time after passing concussion tests last night. ¬†MaskBron! ¬†And then we had the trade deadline come and go, with nothing too major albeit a few surprises. ¬†I’m starting a bit off the reservation with a guy I’m going to pump hard and is a pickup now in 12-teamers. ¬†Lord Byron Mullens! ¬†After trading their former starting 5 which we’ll get in below, it’s Mullens and Arnett Moultrie manning down the C fort in the abandon ship Sixers front line, with Mullens picked up for draft picks. ¬†I know Mullens is boring, but he was usable while with the Bobcats posting a 10.6/6.4/1.5/0.6/0.6 line with 1.2 treys in 27 minutes a game in 12-13. ¬†His sub-40 FG% blew, sure, but he’s a perimeter shooter who can play decent D so I think he will get run. ¬†He’s a lot better than Moultire in my opinion and I think will get big minutes. ¬†And I don’t know why, maybe it’s because he looks so goofy or maybe because he’s been in the league 5 years, but Mullens is actually only 25 when I thought he might be 30. ¬†For a team tanking, he’s a perfect acquisition to help rack up points to try and fill maybe 2 more seats a night in Philly. ¬†“Thanks for coming Mr. and Mrs. Mullens!” ¬†Here’s what else went down yesterday, starting with NBA deadline deals:Please, blog, may I have some more?
The theme this season has been injuries. ¬†If you’ve been able to avoid them then you’re probably sitting real pretty right now as we go into the playoffs/end of the regular season. ¬†However, if you drafted Eric Gordon, Andrew Bogut, Danilo Gallinari, etc.Please, blog, may I have some more?