The NBA is never boring, right? Here are Tuesday’s links.
ICYMI from Fear the Sword: the Cavs continued their win streak against Joel Embiid and the 76ers, Cavs-76ers player grades, a podcast recap of Cavs-76ers, Isaiah Thomas is “steps” away from a return, Derrick Rose is in contact with the Cavs
In case you missed the big news yesterday, Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was fired as the team got off to a 7-12 start and Marc Gasol was publicly grumpy about being benched in the fourth quarter. At point this year, by the way, the Grizzlies had the best record in the NBA.
Two columns on the matter worth your time: CBS’ Matt Moore on the Grizzlies siding with Gasol over Fizdale, and where the franchise goes from here. And here’s SI’s Ben Golliver on Memphis being in quicksand. And here’s how Rick Carlisle and Gregg Popovich reacted.
At The Ringer, Kevin O’Connor looks at why the Thunder maybe have a Russell Westbrook problem.
Blake Griffin got hurt last night. This did not look good.
Lastly, SI’s Michael McMann on how a lawsuit involving DraftExpress could change how we view video highlights online.