About this time last year, Rasual Butler found himself in a similar situation with the Indiana Pacers, who had the best record in the East all season but struggled to close out the season.
After making a deal to acquire Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic and with Dwyane Wade slated to return to the lineup, the Miami Heat seemed primed to make a run at the Eastern Conference title
Best of luck to those at the NBA league office tasked with sorting through the insane amount of activity that took place Thursday afternoon just before league's trade deadline.
NEW YORK -- The most important hurdle has been cleared by John Wall during this down time at All-Star weekend, and that's not having any setbacks with his troublesome right ankle.
NEW YORK -- The surliness rising to the surface with Kevin Durant, particularly when it comes to his comments about the media this weekend, isn't as much of a surprise as some think.