Today on BRING IT IN, TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott and David Thorpe discuss:
The Norman Powell trade shows the extraordinary value of ducking under the luxury tax line. There will be more deals like that.
In the premiership, only a handful of wealthy teams get to compete at the top. The NBA is very different, but might only have a few teams willing to cross the luxury tax line in the years to come, now that it’s so lucrative to be under the line.
David coined “The final jump” — the difference between being an All-Star and being the best player in a title-deciding playoff series.
A theory of Daryl Morey’s behavior.
Would someone really give James Harden a four-year max extension at age 33? David is doubtful. Henry says yes.
David loves the Cavaliers’ trade for Caris LeVert.
Does it look to you like the Blazers are building around Damian Lillard?
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