Insider: These $80 million men get it to the max The NBA's younger generation of well-paid stars has drawn its share of criticism from its elders, but guys like Andrei Kirilenko, Zach Randolph and Pau Gasol not only recently landed maximum contracts, they're giving maximum effort in return as well.Just when Seattle finds its way, it gets lost again The Seahawks' season spun on a dime when the Rams rallied earlier this year, and they were unable to reverse that trajectory Monday night. All the good things accomplished by Seattle won't matter when it misses the playoffs. Weekend in Review: Hurting Jazz sing the blues Everything new is old again in Utah. Where Karl Malone once had to learn how to take advantage of his talents, now Jerry Sloan has to teach the likes of Carlos Boozer and Mehmet Okur the same while short-handedly trying to win some games.Ten things we learned this week in the NBA Jason Kidd is practicing again, and what the return of the All-Star point guard will mean for the league leads off the 10 things we learned in the NBA this week.Brown, Fratello and Grizzlies all come out ahead Hubie Brown has retired with his legacy intact and television awaiting. And Mike Fratello seems like just the guy to take a talented but soft Memphis Grizzlies team and turn in back in the direction of the playoffs.Indiana's mindset is to stay on pace despite suspensions With Indiana's suspended trio -- Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson -- having averaged 62.5 points a game, most expected the Pacers to collapse. But behind coach Rick Carlisle and a team-oriented lineup, the Pacers are still a real threat in the East. Weekend in Review: Sonics epitomizing team concept Nate McMillan's SuperSonics are playing as unselfish ball as it is possible to play. And even Pacers coach Rick Carlisle can put his team's own concerns aside long enough to be impressed by Seattle's hot streak.