Starting 5 | Most absurd all-time NBA 2K lineups

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1. Behold, the most absurd all-time NBA 2K lineups for every team – Mike Prada, SBNation

The NBA 2K series has been known over the last few years for bringing new and cool lineups for players to use outside of the traditional NBA rosters. The Dream Team? You got it. Want to play the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls against the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors? You can! This year, 2K is bringing all-time rosters for each NBA team. Mike Prada of SBNation took a spin on this and came up with the most absurd all-time rosters for each team.

2. Dion Waiters is cool with a reunion, so long as Kyrie Irving knows he’s the alpha – Ben Rohrbach, Ball Don’t Lie

The Miami Heat are interested in trading for Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, and that’s just fine with Heat guard Dion Waiters. That is, so long as Irving understands that Waiters is the alpha of the Heat. No seriously, Waiters really thinks that he’s better than Irving and that their time together in Cleveland was marked by the Cavs favoring Irving. A trade between the Heat and Cavs seems like a long-shot, but this would be fun to watch play out.

3. My Sophomore Crush: Kris Dunn is a jump shot away – Scott Rafferty, Fansided

Kris Dunn is going to get a serious chance to prove himself with the Chicago Bulls. After being one of the major pieces in the Jimmy Butler trade, the one remaining knock on the point guard is that he really can’t knock down jumpers consistently. Scott Rafferty of Fansided took a look at Dunn and how he has the talent to be an excellent player, just so long as he develops that jumper a bit.

4. How the Cleveland Cavaliers Became a Disaster of a Team – Jason Alsher, The Cheat Sheet

The Cleveland Cavaliers went from NBA champions, to a 51-win team that beat a weak Eastern Conference and lost to the Golden State Warriors, to complete disarray. Jason Alsher of The Cheat Sheet took a look back at the offseason for the Cavs, including letting David Griffin go, botching the Chauncey Billups hire, and the Kyrie Irving trade request. Cleveland may very well still make it to the NBA Finals in 2017-18, but they’ve become a complete disaster.

5. The Croatian Sensation – Matt Kerner, Chicago Bulls Confidential

At Chicago Bulls Confidential, the writing team is counting down the 25 best players in Bulls history. Coming in at No. 15 is forward Toni Kukoc, who spent seven seasons in Chicago and was a big part of three NBA championship teams. Kukoc was well-known for his ground-breaking style, mixing his 6-foot-11 frame with the ball-handling skills and outside shooting ability of a guard. He won the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1995-96 for Chicago, and briefly became their best player in 1999 when Michael Jordan retired and Scottie Pippen was traded to the Houston Rockets.

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