Michael Marot of The Associated Press looks at Paul George‘s hopes to become a superstar in a small market. George has said that he wants to crack the top-five in NBA jersey sales, and his success in the playoffs could propel him to some major endorsement deals. Here’s more from the East:
- Bob Finnan of The Morning Journal wonders if Andrew Bynum‘s career could be over. The big man has been ruled out of the Pacers first round playoff series, and hasn’t been able to sustain a high level of play for any long stretches this year.
- While this draft should be pivotal for the Magic, there is also pressure on their young roster to develop in the offseason, writes Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel. Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson, Victor Oladipo, Kyle O’Quinn and Nikola Vucevic all have the potential to speed along Orlando’s rebuilding process with improvements in their game.
- Cathal Kelly of The Globe and Mail looks at how the moves the Raptors did and didn’t make brought the team from the bottom of the standings to the third seed in the East.