There is plenty happening around the NBA these days. The Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Rockets star James Harden has done the same in race for the league’s Most Valuable Player award, as has Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons in the race for Rookie of the Year.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, on the other hand, remain an enigma, while teams such as the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers have to think long and hard about the direction they want to head in as their seasons quickly are spiraling out of control.
All of that, and more, was discussed on the latest edition of “Posting Up,” The Washington Post’s NBA podcast. In it, host Tim Bontemps took questions from readers via Twitter about various subjects around the NBA. Some of them include:
— Where will DeAndre Jordan wind up by February’s trade deadline?
— Are the Houston Rockets legitimate contenders to challenge the Golden State Warriors?
— What’s the latest with the Memphis Grizzlies ownership sale, and could they potentially move to Seattle?
— Will the Thunder consider trading Paul George, and what might a possible trade look like?
— Who are the most surprising, and most disappointing, teams in each conference?
— Who are the best rookies from this year’s NBA draft class?
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