It’s been a quiet news week in Sixerland, but we’re never at a loss for takes. The Rookie of the Year conversation continues, and more from Thursday’s roundup.
Our own Xylon Dimoff went to bat for Rock, to no one’s surprise. After a year of near unprecedented skill development on the defensive end, Robert Covington asserted himself as a key part of the team’s supporting cast moving forward. He deserves the payday,
Since his season-ending injury, buzz has predictably mounted regarding Blake Griffin’s Early Termination Option and likely impending free agency this summer. But the invaluable Adrian Wojnarowski poured cold water on the speculation in a video essay detailing Los Angeles’s unwavering commitment to keeping Griffin around.
The NBA is making clear inroads towards getting fans more involved in the spectacle that is the end-of-season awards process. The awards aren’t for anything particularly groundbreaking, but it’s a cool gesture that will surely get fans more engaged in the ins and outs of the league.
Former Sixers VP of Basketball Strategy Ben Falk wrote a nice piece on his perspective on the personality side of player evaluation. It was a fascinating angle in the midst of the growing playoff narratives concerning late-season and clutch performance.
- Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks - 7:30 p.m. (NBATV)
- Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls - 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)
- Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz - 10:30 p.m. (TNT)