Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it may have been his next home.

That's life in the rumor mill.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball Writer

Lots of points, lots of dunks, not a lot of All-Star defense

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from his spot on the Western Conference bench.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball Writer