CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 21: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to drive around Kelly Olynyk #41 of the Boston Celtics in the first half during Game Two in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena on April 21, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Kevin Love, Kelly Olynyk

Can’t Get No Love

When Kevin Love made it clear that his time in Minnesota was coming to an end, he found himself traded into the ideal situation in Cleveland with top point guard Kyrie Irving and the best basketball player on the planet, Lebron James.

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 20:  Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots over Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 20, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans are playing well, but their inexperience could cost them

What’s surprising, and a bit disheartening, is that the New Orleans Pelicans could play very well throughout their entire playoff series against the Golden State Warriors and still get swept in four games. That’s the reality the Pelicans face after Monday night’s defeat, which saw them go down 2-0 in the playoff series. New Orleans […]

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 27:  Head coach Kevin McHale of the Houston Rockets walks across the court during their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Toyota Center on March 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Powerless Rankings 4/17: The end

With the regular season over, 14 teams find themselves out of the playoffs and lefts Previous Rankings: 3/31 The regular season is over, and 14 teams have little to look forward to until the draft lottery on May 17th. Since this is the final edition of the Powerless Rankings this season, these final rankings will be based […]

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When The Smoke Clears: Playoff seeding, finalized

The final games of the 2014-15 NBA regular season were played on Wednesday with seven different games carrying playoff implications. Some games determined seeding for the playoffs, other games were for the right to get in.

Al Jefferson intends to play for the Hornets next season

In an interview with Brett Jensen of Fox Sports, Al Jefferson explained he remains committed to the Hornets, and wants to return next season:

“If I had my way, I’d finish my career here,” he said. “I feel like I helped start this and I want to finish it. … I love the city, I love my teammates, I love Coach (Steve Clifford) and the coaching staff. … It’s still something that I have to still talk to my agent any my peeps about, but I can’t see myself leaving, honestly. Right here, right now, I can’t see myself leaving.”

Jefferson signed a three-year, $41 million contract with the Hornets two seasons ago. The final year includes a player option, and Jefferson’s comments suggest he has all intentions of opting in.

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