I would say the biggest surprise this season is how good our defense has been. Everybody keeps asking what has changed since last year.
Last year’s camp in Dubai turned out to be such a good experience that we decided to do it again.
I’ve had a bit of time to process last season and the bottom line is there are no excuses. We should have made the playoffs and we need to get there this year.
I had a chance to join my teammate Richard Jefferson for episode 63 of his Road Trippin’ podcast for Uninterrupted.
I’ve been collecting sneakers for a while and am always looking to learn more, so Reddit seemed like a great place to have a conversation.
Every year there are a few cities I circle on the calendar because I know I’ll see a lot of family and friends. This year we hit three of those cities on one trip — Charlotte, Atlanta and New York.
My name is Mason Plumlee. We met briefly last year, but I never had the chance to give you a firm handshake, look you in the eye and formally introduce myself.
I have Cleveland coming out of the East and Golden State out of the West. Anybody feel different? It’s an advantage when you can sweep a team and just be chilling waiting on the next round with your next opponent going six or seven games.
All-Star Weekend was a great break for me. I was actually glad to be traded before the break, most moves happen closer to the deadline. Things happen so fast with a trade, it gave me some time to delegate logistics and get organized.
Trades in the offseason are a lot easier to deal with (having done it both ways now), but I am ready for the team I’m joining and love the fact that we are in a playoff hunt.
The last 24 hours have been a blur, but such is life in the NBA. One minute you’re in Portland, the next you’re in Denver. New city, new teammates, new coach, new places to explore and new people to meet. It all happens incredibly fast, there’s little time to pause and reflect.