The fans in San Antonio — and apparently DeMar DeRozan — are a little different from NBA executives:
They want DeMarcus Cousins.
Coming off two major injuries — a torn Achilles and a torn quad muscle — there has not been much demand for Cousins’ services. DeMar DeRozan reportedly reached out to Cousins to talk about San Antonio. It’s unclear how interested Gregg Popovich and company are in that pairing, but at least someone in San Antonio likes it, and apparently Brooks & Dunn.
Cousins likely would have to take a veteran minimum contract, and the Spurs would need to shuffle to have the roster space, to for this signing to happen. Which is to say, don’t bet on it.
Don’t expect anything to happen until Kawhi Leonard makes his call and shakes out the rest of the market.
LeBron James and Jeff Green were on opposite ends of the spectrum while Cavaliers teammates.
Now, they’re on opposite ends of 2020 NBA All-Star starter voting.
LeBron James (Western Conference frontcourt), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Eastern Conference frontcourt) and Luka Doncic (Western Conference guards) each led their categories in all three voting segments – fans, players and media. LeBron claims the overall crown with the most fan votes.
On the flip side, Green got no player votes, no media votes and just 219 fan votes. Presumably, the Jazz waiving Green last month halted his votes, but that put him last on the complete All-Star starter voting list.
The big winners were the actual All-Star starters:
But now you can see how everyone stacked up with the NBA’s formula – which sums double a player’s rank in fan voting, his rank in player voting and his rank in media voting then divides by four for a “score.” Fan vote serves as tiebreaker.
Here’s every player’s rank in each category (total votes), sorted by score:
Eastern Conference guards
Eastern Conference frontcourt
Western Conference guards
Western Conference frontcourt