— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Checking up on four polarizing NBA rookies

Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum, Dennis Smith Jr., and Frank Ntilikina were all fairly polarizing rookies coming into the season. How have they fared thus far? By Lance Roberson The days of “watch and let grow” are almost a philosophy of the past. We are now in the microwave age; people want instant gratification. In a […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Golden State Warriors: An Offense Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before

The Golden State Warriors have been the league’s standard bearers for excellence for a minute now. How have they continued to push the boat out? By Paul Headley  The 2017–18 NBA season, much like it’s predecessor, was declared a wrap long before a ball had even been dribbled up court. Apocalyptic distress reigned. The Warriors are […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Baseline Podcast: Where do Bucks stand after Eric Bledsoe trade?

The Breakdown: Running on all cylinders the Pistons are one of the league’s best teams. Duncan Smith joins the show to discuss their start and sustainability as Reggie Jackson, Andre Drummond and Tobias Harris are off to great starts in Motown.  The Drop:  Bucks trade for Eric Bledsoe. Where does Milwaukee now rank in the East and […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Clint Capela’s star is rising

Clint Capela has blossomed into a core two-way contributor for the Rockets and with continued growth he has a chance to become one of the league’s best bigs. By Dylan Hughes On his team and at his position, continuing to lurk is Clint Capela. Since arriving to the NBA in 2014-15, the Houston Rockets have […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Al Horford’s Shooting is the Key that Unlocks the Boston Celtics Offense

Al Horford doesn’t put up gaudy numbers, but he makes the Celtics offense go round. By Danny Emerman We are in the age of big men shooting threes. Highlighted by DeMarcus Cousins’ eight three-point attempts per game after making just 11 three-pointers in the first five seasons of his careers. Among the 11 big men […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Wraparound NBA Podcast: A Gander at the NBA with Ben Golliver

By Paul Headley Ben Golliver, NBA writer for Sports Illustrated and co-host of the Open Floor podcast, came on the podcast to answer some key questions from around the league. Can the Pistons maintain their torrid pace? How does the Bledsoe trade affect the Bucks’ ceiling? Plus, Kristaps Porzingis, the Pelicans and more.

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Otto Porter: Most Improved Player

The Washington Wizards desperately need a third star. Is Otto Porter making a leap? By Paul Headley In this age of unaccountability, let me start with an admission of guilt: Otto Porter, I underestimated you. I thought I knew who Otto Porter was as an NBA player: a solid defender at his position and an elite […]

– Sandy Mui
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Jason Kidd Is Holding Back the Bucks

Should the Bucks’ head coach be fired? By Noah Schulte Jason Kidd’s tenure in Milwaukee has been characterized largely by a sense of uniqueness and bold, inventive schemes and principles which have worked out to varying degrees of success. While his decision to allow Giannis Antetokounmpo essentially be a point guard has worked out sensationally, […]

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Kristaps Porzingis Is Stomping on All Your Tiny American Villages

With Carmelo Anthony out of the picture, Kristaps Porzingis is finally the Knicks’ no. 1—and he’s taking advantage of it. By Dylan Hughes The 2015-17 New York Knicks had an identity crisis. Well, maybe they have always had an identity crisis. But since the arrival of Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks have been stuck in basketball […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Thunder Big 3: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

This week in Thunder, we look at the bright side. 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. This week’s is going […]

– David Brandon