There are good problems to have as a head coach and one of those is trying to incorporate a player like Rudy Gay into the mix. However, as a great of a player as Gay is for Casey to utilize, the reality is he’s trying to do that midseason while losing a valued floor general in Jose Calderon.
Still, the Raptors head coach has a great player to throw in the mix in Gay and Casey doesn’t Gay having a hard time adjusting due to his high basketball IQ.Read More
This season Jack appears to have finally secured a prominent role on a team poised to make some noise in the playoffs. Golden State currently has a record of 28-17 and look poised after the Rudy Gay trade to leapfrog Memphis in the Western Conference standings.Read More
What the Grizzlies have done with this trade however is ignore the solid foundation they already had, and the steady returns it yielded. They lost sight of the short-term for long savings, and it might cost them a shot at the game’s ultimate goal.Read More
Bryan Colangelo made one of his bolder moves when he traded a player on an expiring contract and another player who was playing at his peak. Instead of getting burnt like they did when Donyell Marshall bolted town without getting anything in return, Colangelo was able to get a fringe all-star small forward while giving up very little in return.Read More
Regardless of why Tristan Thompson’s stats have jumped this season – extra work in the summer or more opportunities with teammates injured – it’s great to see him make a big leap forward this season.Read More
The Dallas Mavericks have officially crawled out of the terrible category in the NBA. Despite only averaging 13.9 points per game on 41% shooting, Dirk Nowitzki’s return to the lineup and him settling into his standard role has given the Mavs a legitimate on-court identity. With the boost from their superstar, Dallas has improved enough [...]Read More
Teams are forcing DeMar DeRozan to shoot jumpers and he’s taking the bait but failing miserably.Read More
Will there ever be enough said about LeBron James and Kevin Durant? LeBron goes on a three game, across the statistical board tear, and Durant drops a career-high 52 points. A flurry of tough overtime games and a resurgent Laker team were also prevalent this past week. In the upcoming week, we’re looking at some great rivalry games, and some intense, high seeded, conference games.Read More
Rebuilding in the NBA is just as natural as the jump shot. Sometimes it can be an easy transition, but other times it could be a nightmare, especially when you do it in the absence of Dwight Howard.
In the aftermath of the three-team trade which sent Howard to Los Angeles, on paper, it appeared that [...]
It may have taken three seasons, but at least Carlos Boozer is finally starting to thrive in Chicago on and off the court. It’s perfect timing because the team sorely needed someone to step into the void created by the absence of Derric Rose.Read More
Dirk Nowitzki wants to be a Dallas Maverick forever, but also doesn’t want to be chasing a low playoff seed every year either.
The figurative (possibly literal) Bank of Mark Cuban is open, but he doesn’t want to take on bad salary or deviate too far from the flexibility Dallas has built either.
The Mavs have won [...]
Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks marked the 2012-13 season debut of former number one overall draft pick John Wall, who’d been sidelined since the start of training camp with a stress fracture in his knee.Read More
What a week for the NBA. The Lakers continue to look like the worst “best team”, the Sacramento Kings may be heading to Seattle, and Carmelo Anthony took it to the streets in his will to fight Kevin Garnett. Smatterings of big men have begun to come on as sure things or semi-sure things this week, while we also saw a handful of devastating (for their respective franchises) injuries. Here’s to the upcoming, lighter schedule of a week.Read More
Just as his game is involving as a point forward who cleans the glass and facilitates the offense, Kevin Durant’s also becoming a vocal leader whose emotion his teammates are feeding off.Read More
If Memphis’ front office thinks there’s no way they can contend for a title this year, they’re wrong. And if they think they have to trade Rudy Gay to make things better, they’re mistaken.Read More
One of the major storylines of the early NBA season has been the steady success of the new look Atlanta Hawks (20-12), but back-to-back demoralizing losses has coach Larry Drew a little concerned about his team.
The first loss came Friday night on the road at the hands of the lowly Detroit Pistons (13-22). After struggling [...]
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, an NHL season will happen this year. While this is great news for hockey fans, it is undoubtedly bad news for fans of the NBA. Gone will be the nights where several out of town games can be seen on several different local channels. Also gone is more of the little spare time I have, as I now will have a fantasy hockey league to run. So it goes.Read More
Brooklyn Nets – 110, Oklahoma City Thunder – 93
The Oklahoma City Thunder suffered its third home loss of the season at the hands of the revitalized Brooklyn Nets Wednesday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Nets jumped out to an early first quarter advantage and eventually saw their lead grow to 23 points late in [...]
Having to endure a couple of rough road trips, injury concerns to their franchise player and how Lillard deals with the upcoming rookie wall will all be key to determining if Portland can sneak into the playoffs this season.Read More
This weekly column will hopefully be able to provide you with that gem of an addition from the waiver wire, as well as who you should be targeting on the trading block, who you should be trading from your team while you can get the most value out of them, and who you should be [...]Read More