The Detroit Pistons won the NBA draft

The Pistons got their man in Purdue’s Jaden Ivey.Image: AP There might be some fans at the gigantic Little Caesars arena, because the Detroit Pistons took some serious steps towards solidifying a young nucleus for the future of their franchise. It all began on Wednesday with them trading Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers … Read more

Blazers go all in, acquire Jerami Grant

Jerami Grantphoto: Getty Images What the hell is going on? Typically this early on before the draft, the trades are evenly balanced. First, the Thunder trades the 30th pick in this year’s draft plus two future second-round picks for JaMychal Green and what will end up being a top-five protected pick after the protections become … Read more

Dallas Mavericks get Christian Wood in deal with Houston

Christian Wood could be the piece Dallas needs.Image: Getty Images Late last night, after Dallas citizens had finished dinner and stretched out on the couch, ready to watch reruns of Cheaters, the Mavericks front office and The Athletic’s Shams Charania dropped a bomb out of nowhere. The Mavericks would be trading the No. 26 overall … Read more

Add ‘COVID outbreak’ to the list of reasons Phoenix Suns burned out in the playoffs

The Suns allegedly had a COVID outbreak during their series with Dallas.Image: Getty Images Having a season end the way it did for the Suns — finishing with the best record in the NBA and failing to make it out of the second round — will leave any organization aimlessly ambling around the neighborhood asking … Read more

Let’s talk about Chet Holmgren’s NBA future

Chet Holmgrenphoto: Getty Images It almost feels too perfect. The scrawny, 7-foot, 195-pound sopping wet Chet Holmgren from Gonzaga playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s easy to imagine him sharing the court with Josh Giddey and Aleksej Pokusevski. Three caucasian dudes, all above 6-foot-8, and all with diverse skill sets and all skinnier than … Read more

Dallas Mavericks on verge of elimination

Luka Dončićphoto: Getty Images When I wrote the Dallas Mavericks were a mess earlier this season, it was right after they traded one terrible contract in Kristaps Porziņģis for two terrible contracts in Spencer Dwindiddle and Davis Bertans. My argument was not that the Mavs had made the wrong move in ditching the Latvian bum. … Read more

Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic luck out

Thunder GM Sam Presti addresses the media at the NBA Draft Lottery.screenshot: Oklahoma City Thunder After three years of embarrassing tanking, GM Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder have returned to relevance. They came into the NBA Lottery with the sixth-best odds at the top pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and ended up … Read more

Timberwolves huffing fumes of playoff berth instead of coasting off them

UGHphoto: Getty Images The Minnesota Timberwolves were eliminated from the playoffs on April 29, and with that 114-106 loss to Memphis, we thought all aspects of the T-Wolves franchise would be gone until next season. For those of us who enjoy Anthony Edwards putting guys on posters and stupid fouls from Karl Anthony-Towns, it was … Read more

It’s going to be a long summer for the Phoenix Suns

bad times for phoenixphoto: Getty Images Wow. Freaking wow. Following that ass-slaughtering Luka Dončić and the Mavs unleashed on the Suns in Game 7 Sunday, “wow” was the only word that came to mind. Oh, that and the word “embarrassing.” Trailing by 30 points at home in a game where you barely muster up 27 … Read more

Phoenix Suns’ DeAndre Ayton deserves a max extension

DeAndre Ayton is disappointed a deal to keep him in Phoenix hasn’t been done.Image: Getty Images In professional sports, we often hear players go public with the desire for a new contract instead of just allowing their performance on the court or field to speak for them. But that isn’t how Phoenix Suns center DeAndre … Read more