Could Kevin Durant wind up in Portland?

Kevin Durantphoto: Getty Images Kevin Durant is under contract for one more year with the Brooklyn Nets, but based on the bevy of reports and leaks on the extremely fluid Kyrie melodrama and its potential fallout, his employment is volatile. That uncertainty has spawned a multitude of options for Durant, but only the Portland Trailblazers … Read more

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 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

Hornets, Cavaliers, Pistons could improve drastically in a short window

Are LaMelo Ball and Charlotte primed to make a jump to the next level?Image: Getty Images In the NBA, teams with stars and veteran leadership usually make waves in the postseason and win championships. It’s rare to see a team of young inexperienced players going deep in the postseason, no matter how talented they are. … Read more