— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Giannis Antetokounmpo is Dominating, But He Can Still Improve

The Greek Freak is taking the league by storm, but he is still nowhere near his ceiling. By: Glory Okoli Giannis Antetokounmpo might have the most unique skill set in the history of basketball. At 6-foot-11, he has the speed and explosiveness of a guard, and his jumping ability is unmatched. He can shred defenses […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Celtics Turning to Youth to Replace Gordon Hayward

In hopes of replacing Gordon Hayward, Boston has been forced to rely on the young guys. By Dylan Hughes In order to sign Gordon Hayward in the summer, the Boston Celtics gutted their team. They traded Avery Bradley to Detroit in exchange for Marcus Morris. They let free agents Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller, Amir Johnson, […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Five Dark Horse Candidates For 2017-18 Rookie Of The Year

Since Derrick Rose was drafted in 2008, an argument could easily be made that in eight of the NBA’s next nine rookie classes, the best player from each class did not win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award. By: Andrew John Rose was the best rookie that year, yes, and rightfully won the award […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

How Crazy Can This NBA Season Really Get?

The ten most surprising narratives we didn’t plan for… nor should we start now.  By Trevor Harris Basketball is as cruel as it is beautiful, and as unpredictable as it is organized. Five minutes into the first game of the NBA season, and an entire landscape changed so dramatically that it’s still hard to accurately quantify […]

– Sandy Mui
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Baseline NBA Podcast: Episode 255

By Cal GameFace Lee and Warren Shaw The Baseline is joined by Kelly Scaletta from Bleacher Report to make predictions on the NBA award winners this season. We break down the philosophy behind each award and submit our preseason nominations for potential winners. Most Improved Player Gary Harris, Kyrie Irving and Aaron Gordon grace the […]

– Sandy Mui
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Pick and Flow NBA Podcast: Episode 35

By Pick & Flow NBA Pod Hallelujah! Hoops are back, and so is 16 Wins a Ring! The first three days had absolutely no chill, and Ben and Trevor are here to recap it. From heartbreaking to hopeful, they had it all. This humble little pod edition covers: Gordon Hayward’s tragedy and the misery which […]

– Sandy Mui
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The NBA Chill Out Rankings

3 Teams That Might Underperform Expectations By Lance Roberson As exciting as the NBA offseason is, it clouds our judgment when it comes to how players will mesh on the court after the smoke of June and July clears. Last season, many (including myself) picked the Minnesota Timberwolves to take the competitive leap. Summer ’16 […]

– David Brandon
Chicago Bulls
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

2017–18 Season Preview: The Running of the Bulls

Is there any cause for optimism in the Windy City? By Kelen Conley When I began this piece originally, I wanted to say the one thing the 2017-18 Chicago Bulls inspired in me was hope. Even after trading away the franchise cornerstone in Jimmy Butler and buying out future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade, I […]

– Tamberlyn Richardson
Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder Season Preview: Lightning Strikes Twice

A newly reloaded Oklahoma City Thunder begins their season tonight. By David Brandon   Take a bow, Sam Presti. Faced with maybe the toughest situation of his career, the Thunder GM pulled multiple rabbits out of hats to form a squad that in any other year might be a title favorite. All of a sudden, […]

– Tamberlyn Richardson
Los Angeles Lakers, Kyle Kuzma
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Los Angeles Lakers Enigmatic Rookie, Kyle Kuzma

While the spotlight in L.A. has clearly been on Lonzo Ball there is another Lakers rookie creating his own buzz. By: Eric Brown The year is 2017. Lonzo Ball, the hometown hero, the messiah, the bringer of the next championship ring for the Los Angeles Lakers has just been drafted 2nd overall. Before the draft, […]

– Tamberlyn Richardson