The plan in is place and the pieces are set — now the Pelicans just have to execute

Pelicans President of Basketball Operations David Griffin (l.) and GM Trajan Langdonphoto: Getty Images The New Orleans Pelicans blueprint was on display in the 2022 NBA Finals. The Boston Celtics may have finished two wins from completing the dream of winning their 18th title but their future serves at what the Pelicans have brewing. Eight … Read more

Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors

Who ya got?illustration: shutterstock (Getty Images) The NBA Finals are finally upon us, and it’s one of the better matchups anyone could’ve hoped for. There is plenty of star power, and each game should be tightly contested as both teams are known for their stifling defense. The league should be thoroughly pleased with the series … Read more

Let’s break down L.A. Lakers’ head coaching options

Some possible options (from l.): Kenny Atkinson, Darvin Ham, Terry Stottsillustration: Getty Images The Los Angeles Lakers are currently searching for a new head coach. Once they settle on a candidate, this will be the Lakers’ sixth full-time head coach since 2012. That’s shocking for a franchise that has won as much as the Lakers … Read more

The Sacramento Kings move up to No. 4 pick in NBA Draft

Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé and company will have another shot at passing over a superior player for a lesser one.Image: Getty Images The Sacramento Kings received another undeserved lifeline during Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery in the form of a three-pick bounce from their projected slot at 7th to the 4th overall pick. Cue … Read more

Unpacking the long-term playoff picture in the NBA’s East after LeBron James

Who will reign in the East now?Image: Getty Images Last week, the NBA presented and christened its Eastern Conference Finals Trophy after Larry Bird. It was a well-deserved honor for an old Hick from French Lick, who helped pave the NBA’s Gilded Age. However, King James should be the most revered monarch over the East. … Read more

Police search for motive in Brooklyn subway suspect’s videos

NEW YORK: Frank James posted dozens of videos ranting about race, violence and his struggles with mental illness. One stands out for its relative calm dele: A silent shot of a packed New York City subway car in which he raises his finger to point out passengers, one by one. Even as police arrested James … Read more

Joel Embiid’s scoring title is a BIG deal

Joel Embiidphoto: Getty Images Joel Embiid capped off his chase for the scoring crown on Saturday night by summoning a brilliant 41-point, 20-rebound outing in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 133-120 win over the Indiana Pacers. A dazzling 40/20 game was the perfect way to secure the best individual accomplishment of his career. A scoring title is … Read more

Should Giannis win his third MVP in four years?

Another MVP should end all discussion.Image: Getty Images Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo can join some elite company, should he take home his third NBA MVP award at the end of the regular season. If he can edge out Joel Embiid and Nikola joke, we can finally lay the best player in the world debate … Read more