Which state can field the best starting 5?

Image: Getty Images Now that the Warriors have returned to glory post-Durant, NBA fans just survived one of the most unbearable periods of the NBA. One filled with superteams and razor-thin parity between the three to four coastal teams with stacked talent (Warriors, Lakers, Nets), and the rest of the small-market teams jockeying for lottery … 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

The Golden State Warriors’ wild ride

Are the Warriors the good guys again?Image: Getty Images It feels like yesterday that everyone hated the Golden State Warriors, save for those living in Oakland. It was one of the few things NBA fans agreed on in unison. When the Warriors signed Kevin Durant in 2016, he temporarily broke the NBA. The Warriors had … Read more

Pelicans’ David Griffin is Executive of the Year

Pelicans’ VP of Basketball Operations David Griffin.Image: Getty Images Before Feb. 8, New Orleans Pelicans executive Vice President of Bcookball Operations David Griffin was getting dragged for the team’s sorry state he oversaw. The Pelicans were 21 and 32, headed toward another disastrous season until that point. At the same time, Zion Williamson avoided the … Read more

The Cavs lost LeBron for a second time, but this young roster is winning

Evan Mobleyphoto: Getty Images They did it again, damn it. The Cleveland Cavaliers have avoided the hellish purgatory typically levied against small-market teams somehow in between superstar stints. The first time LeBron James left, after an initial seven-year stretch with Cleveland, it only took four seasons and four top-four Lottery picks in a row, two … Read more