— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Jayson Tatum is Boston’s wing of the future

The basketball world collectively rolled their eyes when Danny Ainge claimed he would have taken Jayson Tatum number one in this summer’s draft. Perhaps the wry old fox was being truthful for once. By: Paul Headley Opening Night. Five minutes and 10 seconds into the season, Gordon Hayward writhed in agony on the TD Garden floor. […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Cleveland Cavaliers have an identity crisis

With so many new faces and injuries to start the season, the Cavaliers haven’t been able to figure out who they are yet. By: Chris De Silva To say that the reigning three-time Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers had a busy summer is putting it lightly. Mainstays of the rotation that broke Cleveland’s 52-year title […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Baseline Podcast: Regression Coming For Players Having Hot Starts?

The Baseline talks NBA storylines after two weeks of the regular season. This weeks topics include: The Breakdown: Trick or Treat…are players like Dwight Howard, Steven Adams, LaMarcus Aldridge, Lonzo Ball, Ben Simmons, Jusuf Nurkic, Kyle Lowry, Darren Collison and Derrick Favors poised to stay on their current course? Or are changes coming to their […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

NBA’s Stranger Things: Weird Early Season Trends

Early season trends point towards a new king of the East and the no. 1 overall pick busting. Let’s get weird! By: Daniel Bennett Between the triumphant return of the NBA and Season 2 of Stranger Things, I’d say we’re sorted for entertainment for a good while. Since it’s Halloween, let’s enter The Upside Down and […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Pick and Flow Podcast: Cavaliers, Magic, Kyrie Irving, and More!

Happy Halloween! Ben and Trevor are here to drop some sweet basketball treats into your ear bags. This week’s pod is a mixed bag, and we sort the razor blades out of: – The torturous length of Mid-Western goodbyes -That Cavs being as good as a toothbrush on trick or treat night -Orlando being as […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Wraparound NBA Podcast: Golden State Warriors Watch With Sam Esfandiari

By: Paul Headley Sam Esfandiari, notorious Twitter roaster and co-host of the “Light Years” podcast, jumped on to give Paul the run down of all things in the Bay. Are the Warriors on auto-pilot? Is Draymond’s behavior worrying? How can the defense improve? All this and more on a great episode.

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Plug-and-Play San Antonio Spurs are Still Elite

Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker…the Spurs can win without them, for now. Kawhi Leonard is the third best player in the world. On 29 NBA teams, losing him beyond a few games poses a major problem. On said teams Leonard’s absence could spell the difference between a top and bottom four seed in the playoffs, or […]

– Dylan Hughes
Orlando Magic
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Just How Good Are The Orlando Magic?

With wins against the Spurs and Cavs, the Orlando Magic seem to have turned a corner this year. How sustainable is their 4–1 start? By Paul Headley The Orlando Magic had one of the more depressing years in recent memory in 2016–17. A combined $32 million for the services of Jeff Green and Bismack Biyombo will […]

– Sandy Mui
Markelle Fultz
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

How Markelle Fultz, Sixers Shoulder Moving On

The Philadelphia 76ers have found themselves in a PR nightmare with the way they handled Markelle Fultz and his shoulder injury. However, there is still a way (and time) to move on. By Andy Gustafson This wasn’t how it was supposed to begin. No, not a season with a 1-4 record. No, not Joel Embiid minute […]

– Sandy Mui
Lauri Markkanen
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Amid Turmoil In Chicago Rookie Lauri Markkanen Offers Positives

As the Chicago Bulls look to make headlines for inner strife, European rookie Lauri Markkanen offers a light for the future. By Connor Ulrey The city of Chicago is back down and focused on two sports, as winter is coming. The Bears and the Bulls battle weekly to see who is less mediocre in the midst […]

– Sandy Mui