Daily Five: Devin Harris Reportedly Out of Trade Talks, Ronnie Brewer Might Be In
Each day, we'll take a quick look at five of the most important stories going on in the NBA.
Marc Stein: "The Nets, though, also concede that it would be far easier to shop Harris if they know they’ve just won the right to draft Kentucky’s John Wall with the No. 1 overall pick. If they don’t win the Wall lottery, with no other impact point guards forecasted to be available in the draft or through free agency, dealing Harris based on what they’ve seen during this nightmare season might prove to be a hasty call."
Ronald Tillery: "The Grizzlies are discussing a potential trade in which they would acquire guard/forward Ronnie Brewer from the Utah Jazz. It is the latest development in the Grizzlies' quest to improve their bench. The teams have mainly talked about which future first-round pick the Jazz would receive in return for Brewer. It is not known whether other players are involved."
Rick Bonnell: "Beasley said some remarkably foolish things Tuesday about how the Charlotte Bobcats "stole'' a game in Miami and that if his team showed up focused Wednesday, "it should be an easy win.'' Easiest win in Bobcats history – a 104-65 laugher that completed a 6-0 homestand. The victory also moved the Bobcats (21-19) past the Heat (21-20) and into fifth place in the Eastern Conference."
Hoops Addict: "But sharp spectators also recognize that the former first overall pick is far from a finished product, and if the Raptors are to achieve any sort of meaningful or long-term success, he needs to continue his ascension into the league’s elite. Otherwise, the Raptors are destined to be nothing more than an “also-ran” for the foreseeable future, and Bargnani’s name will be placed next to other supremely talented prospects who never realized the pinnacle their skills allowed."
Wages of Wins: "For those who think Carmelo Anthony is the most productive players in the NBA… well, I ain’t seeing it. Carmelo leads the NBA in scoring, but after 41 games Melo has only produced 4.5 wins and posted a 0.160 WP48. Yes, Melo is above average. But I don’t think he’s an MVP."