One reason, if not the major reason, that LeBron James has taken so long to decide whether to play in Miami or Cleveland next season is the infamous letter Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert penned about James after the superstar left Cleveland in 2010, sources said.
All the more reason Cleveland shouldn't even be an option. Duh. It wasn't just Gilbert who trashed LeBron publicly, it was every Cavaliers fan as well. The whole city went on and on about his betrayal and how he abandoned the city and the fans. Why in the world would they even want him back? It's more than obvious that without an All Star team around him, he's not winning anything and if you look at the Cavs roster, there's certainly no Dream Team sitting there waiting for LeBron to sign.ANALYST: Howard Bender
David West will start for injured Tim Duncan on Tuesday.
In his last start David West had 10 minutes of play. Greg Popvich has been going towards more of a committee to fill-in for the hurting Tim Duncan. This has made the front-court a frustrating spot on the Spurs, unless it's LaMarcus Aldridge. There should be no reason for anyone to play David West, unless they lost a bet. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench on Tuesday.
There has been talks going around that Michael Carter-Williams could get traded. Carter-Williams is a former Rookie of the Year winner, but has been inconsistent with the Bucks. The Bucks could be looking to build their roster differently and get what they can for the 24 year-old. Jerryd Bayless is the guy to watch and potentially pick up, especially if Carter-Williams gets traded. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Greg Monroe will come off the bench on Tuesday.
It appears that Greg Monroe will still get big minutes even though he is not starting. This could be a move by Kidd to get a spark out of the team. Monroe has been one of the more productive players for the Bucks and is averaging over 30 minutes per-game with 16.5 points and 9.6 rebounds. If you don't mind him not starting, he should still be worth a play. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Luol Deng (illness) will play Tuesday.
The Heat will need every minute they can get out of Luol Deng against one of the top defenses in the league. Deng could be a sneaky play against the Spurs as they will focus on other players, but it is just as risky. On the year, Deng is averaging 31.4 minutes per-game with 10.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per-game. Analysis: Mike Cahill