— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Kemba Walker: Passing a lonely star

The star point guard of the Charlotte Hornets gets plenty of plaudits for his scoring ability, but what about his play-making? By: Paul Headley Kemba Walker was once a project. Talented and lightning quick, Walker’s lack of shooting (49.5 percent True Shooting Percentage over his first four seasons) kept his name out of any discussion of […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Wraparound NBA Podcast: The Surprising Pacers

By: Paul Headley Grant Afseth (of Indianasportscoverage.com) jumped on the podcast to discuss the hot starts Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis have had, the Pacers pace and playing style, rotation issues with Myles Turner back in the line-up, who really won the Paul George trade and much more.

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

On Wine and Golden Pond: LeBron’s Costly Search For Swan Songs

With a lackluster support system and the future weighing heavy on his mind, beating Golden State now would be LeBron James’s greatest achievement yet. By: Trevor Harris The Cavs have come out of the gate like an aging, drunk, gun-slinging bandit, spilling out of a saloon. Three years of exhausting resources, assets and relationships have […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 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 […]

– pickandflow
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. […]

– Danny Emerman
— 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