Nice to see Carmelo capitalizing on his redemption campaign. He’s been great for Portland. If they can get that 8th seed, they could take the Lakers to 7. Potentially beat them. Without home court, it’s certainly possible. They’ve missed Nurkic so much. He’s been HUGE for them. Gary Trent Jr’s development is paying off, too. If Ariza didn’t opt out, they would be even tougher. I have so many other thoughts, but I’ll hold them until we officially see the playoff seeding.