Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 12 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. Like the Blazers, the Atlanta Hawks are in a bit of a rebuilding mode right now, and these are two teams who will be competing against each other not just on the court come Monday, but in the free-agent market come next summer. The key matchup is going to be between Nicolas Batum and Josh Smith. Wesley Matthews is probable with a back injury.
NWSB Insider and Northwest basketball blogger Steve Lee asks the question, which current NBA team could make the move to Seattle? With the thought that Seattle would be aquiring a current NBA team that will relocate to Seattle once Chris Hanson’s new SODO arena is built. Sacramento would bring Tyreke Evans, Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins. And then there’s the thought of expansion, but who really wants that to happen?