Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s present (Feb. eight, 2018), FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver joins Neil, Chris and Kyle to assist break down what occurred at this 12 months’s NBA commerce deadline. The Cleveland Cavaliers shook up their roster Thursday by buying Jordan Clarkson, George Hill, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr. and saying goodbye to Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade, amongst others. The group additionally brings you a big digit on the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, another victim of this 12 months’s seemingly endless stream of accidents.
Listed here are hyperlinks to what was mentioned this week:
- ESPN’s Kevin Pelton assessed the winners and losers of the commerce deadline.
- Kyle wrote about how the Cavaliers fastened a few of their huge issues — however will it be enough?
- FiveThirtyEight debated some hypothetical LeBron trades earlier within the week.