The Cavaliers have been struggling lately, and they know something has to change.
According to the New York Times, Cleveland is pursuing separate trades for both Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Kings guard George Hill. The report also says the Cavaliers have their eyes on Lou Williams.
What would be more beneficial for him and the Heat is if he develops a decent jump shot. The numbers haven’t been great for Adebayo in that regard, but his jump shot isn’t broken. He has a smooth release for someone his size, and he’s already knocked down more jump shots in 35 games with the Heat (18) than he attempted in 38 games at Kentucky (13).
Another encouraging sign: Adebayo has made 75.3 percent of his free throw attempts in the NBA. Together, it gives him a solid foundation to work with as he continues to expand his offensive game.
The Heat (27-20), who came into the game winners of nine of their past 11 games, were led by Hassan Whiteside, who had 22 points (16 of those in the first quarter) and 13 rebounds.
As for Capela, the Rockets center finished with 14 points and eight boards. Recall it was Capela who said Saturday after the Rockets beat the Warriors that Houston was now the better team.
That comment didn’t go unnoticed in the Warriors locker room. Kevin Durant threw some shade at Capela, saying Harden, Paul, Trevor Ariza and other Rockets had the tough jobs, but “Capela, catch and dunk every night, it’s pretty easy.”
Naturally, Capela had one of those “catch-and-dunk” plays on a nice lob from Harden.
DeMarcus Cousins put up some huge numbers in the Pelicans 132-128 double-OT win over the Bulls. Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists. According to ESPN, that’s only the 10th 40-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist game in NBA history.