Requiem for a dream: How Sam Hinkie’s vision has changed the NBA landscape

August 16, 2017

Flashback to June 27th 2013. Ray Allen’s shot to resurrect the Miami Heat over the Spurs is still burnt into the minds of even the most casual of basketball fans. While Biscayne bay is celebrating, the rest of the NBA is bracing itself for what is being labeled the thinnest draft class in the past decade. While pundits attempt to drum up interest for the soon-to-be blue chip players, executives…

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Large Payouts in the NBA

August 12, 2017

With the NBA salary cap for the 2017-2018 season projected at $101 million as well as the rise of super teams drawing in and signing ring chasing superstars from across the league, it’s no surprise that most mid tier teams are doing anything in their power to secure their superstars. After the Warriors secured Steph Curry as their starting point guard with a $201 million contract, teams such as the…

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Loyalty in the NBA

August 6, 2017

With all these recent trades, waives, and signings, many players talk about staying loyal to their team, city, and most importantly the fans. Unfortunately, the NBA does not function off loyalty. If a team, coach, or owner can find a better situation for their standpoint in the league they will do it. To put it plain and simple: There is no loyalty in the NBA, just mutually beneficial relationships.  …

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End of an Era: Where will Kyrie Irving go?

July 22, 2017

When everyone thought the NBA offseason was cooling off, we were given one of our biggest Woj bombs of all time. Cleveland Cavaliers Super Star PG Kyrie Irving had reportedly requested a trade away from the Cavs last week in hopes of leaving LeBron James shadow and becoming the lead man of an NBA Franchise. While no one is sure if a trade is imminent or not, four possible destinations…

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Ranking the 10 Best Duos in the NBA.

July 10, 2017

The 2017 NBA off season has seen multiple star players switch teams and team up with other star players in order to create dynamic duos. The concept of two major stars on one team has been around since the 1960’s and was most rampant after LeBron James left Cleveland to join the Miami Heat and form a deadly trio with stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.  Last season the quintuplet…

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Top 5 Impact Rookies Outside the NBA Draft Lottery.

July 8, 2017

After the 2016 NBA season fans and players alike saw Malcolm Brogdon, a 2016 second round pick, take home the Rookie Of the Year. Brogdon was the first second rounder to take home the ROY, this year we saw a handful of talented players fall outside of the lottery. Here are five rookies who were selected outside the lottery who could have a major impact for their teams in the…

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Why Life After Phil Is Looking Bright for the Knicks

July 8, 2017

After the long overdue firing of Phil Jackson just over a week ago, the future for the Knicks organization is already looking promising. While still without a president of basketball operations, it appears that owner James Dolan has left the fate of the team in the hands of general manager Steve Mills. You may know Mills as the man who laughed at Carmelo Anthony’s 2 a.m. workout video a couple…

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Five Winners From  the 2017 NBA Draft

June 26, 2017

The NBA draft, is a night when teams look to the future by adding the best young talent in the country, and from around the world. This year a new crop of rookies look to make their names on the world’s biggest basketball stage. Here are 5 teams that won the 2017 NBA draft.   Minnesota Timberwolves:   Acquired SG Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls C Justin Patton –…

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2017 NBA Mock Draft

Pick Team Player 1 Philadelphia 76ers (via Celtics) Markelle Fultz PG: Washington   2 Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball PG: UCLA 3 Boston Celtics (via 76ers) Jayson Tatum SF: Duke 4 Phoenix Suns Josh Jackson SF: Kansas 5 Sacramento Kings De’Aaron Fox PG: Kentucky 6 Orlando Magic Jonathan Isaac F: Florida Sate 7 Minnesota Timberwolves Malik Monk SG: Kentucky 8 New York Knicks Frank Ntilkina PG: France   9 Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith PG: NC State…

June 22, 2017
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NBA Finals Preview

May 31, 2017

It’s finally here: Cavs vs. Warriors: The Trilogy. After sprinting through their respective conferences, the two sides will meet in the Finals for the third time in a row, but this time, it’s different: both teams are healthy. In 2015, the Cavs were without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving for the whole series. Last year, Andrew Bogut was injured for the Warriors, and Curry was haunted with a few minor…

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