— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson blossoming at right time for Brooklyn Nets

A team desperate for finding young building blocks, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is coming along at the perfect time for the Nets. The Brooklyn Nets have been sifting through the scrap heap for years. Once the notorious Boston Celtics trade was determined a net loss for the franchise, a roster tear-down followed. It was a reboot for […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Pick And Flow Podcast Episode 38: Put The Cavs On A Milk Carton

Pick and Flow NBA Podcast Ep.038   Monday dragging you down? Let Ben and Trevor try and make it a little better. This week’s episode digs in on: -The terminally ill Cavs -The Warriors have steadied the ship -How long til they start carving Brad Steven’s head onto Mt. Rushmore? -When should Bledsoe hire a […]

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Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Boston Celtics’ Offensive Breakdown: Kyrie Irving vs. Isaiah Thomas

By Danny Emerman With the roster turnover led by the blockbuster Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade, the Boston Celtics are running the same offense with different runners. Kyrie Irving, the new offensive engineer, is still acclimating to dribble hand-offs, early back screens, and drive-and-kick basketball. Those are the principles which made Isaiah Thomas an MVP candidate. […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Baseline Podcast Episode 258: The NBA’s Best Front Courts

The Baseline Podcast: Episode 258 The Breakdown: Which are the best front courts in the NBA? With a lot of attention given to perimiter players we debate the top 3 front court trios around the association, all listed below list: Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Karl-Anthony Towns Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Zaza Pachulia Robert Covington, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson Wilson […]

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— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The 2017–18 Denver Nuggets: Why so Glum, Nikola?

A less than stellar start to the campaign has some quarters questioning the Nikola Jokic experience. Why the slow start? By Paul Headley Note: This piece was written on Friday, November 3 before the Denver Nuggets’ game against the Golden State Warriors. The Denver Nuggets have struggled through the first two weeks of the season. The […]

– Sandy Mui
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Has the Spurs’ Missing Piece Been on Their Roster All Along?

The young point guard who could take San Antonio to the next level By Will Hoekenga Going into this season, the big concern for the Spurs was that they didn’t do much to improve over the summer. The Thunder landed Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets got Chris Paul and added defensive versatility with […]

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

J.J. Barea’s Good Will

On and off the court, the Dallas Mavericks point guard’s generosity is paying dividends By Lance Roberson 2017 hasn’t been a kind year. Whether it’s sexual abuse in Hollywood, multiple natural disasters that hit with no prejudice, or senseless terrorist attacks that left many scarred, the dark side of the world is eclipsing the good […]

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Thunder Big 3: Still D.R.E.

This week in Thunder, we contemplate wings. By David Brandon Welcome to the Thunder Big 3! Each week I’m going to be breaking down three of the trends that we’ve been seeing from the Thunder, both things that are going well and things that aren’t going so well. The Best You Can Is Good Enough […]

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Rising Suns

Where do the Phoenix Suns go from here? By Bryan Rafferty The Suns find themselves in interesting territory. In Year 3 of their second rebuild since trading Steve Nash to the Lakers in 2012, struggling to win games last season, Phoenix is well-stocked with promising young talent and tradable contracts. The Suns do have their […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ben Simmons Need Space, Not a Jumpshot

For Antetokounmpo and Simmons, it’s not their own shooting ability that is necessary for them to succeed. By Dylan Hughes Shooting is everything in the NBA. If a team doesn’t have enough shooting, there is not enough space to operate, and the job of the defense gets a lot easier. It makes a player’s life […]

– Dylan Hughes