The NBA calendar is a consistent cycle, one that took some time to adapt to when I first started working full-time for the Blazers. Once you’re in the league for a few years, you get a hang of the rhythm. Training camp; the trade deadline; the playoffs; the draft and free agency; summer league—rinse and repeat. You toggle between times when it’s busy and stressful and times when you are preparing for those busy and stressful times. But that first year, I didn’t know any of that.
Believe it or not, NBA teams are already studying next year’s free agents. And Jeremy Lamb is an intriguing option, one that warrants real study.
September 13, 2018