Where should Kyrie Irving land?

Image: shutterstock (Getty Images) Is there a current NBA player who invokes more disgust, loathing, and aversion than Kyrie Irving? The Brooklyn Nets guard is on his way to imploding his third team. First, he demanded out of Cleveland after tiring playing second fiddle to LeBron James. Then he aggressively bounced out of Boston, creating … Read more

Luka Dončić is swole now

Luka Dončić (c.)photo: Getty Images One month after his Dallas Mavericks were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, Luka Dončić has not yet taken a day off. He is playing for the Slovenian national team, and he does not look like the same person who scored 28 points in that … Read more

The death of the NBA superteam (for now)

The Warriors, built over time.Image: Getty Images The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors Finals was one of the most engaging championship fights of recent memory. The Celtics were on a Cinderella tear on their way to facing a retooled, post-Kevin Durant Warriors. Both teams had organically built the backbone of their roster through adept … Read more

Hornets buy back favorite hoodie from Goodwill

Reunited and it feels so… eh.Image: Getty Images When Kenny Atkinson ultimately passed on the Charlotte Hornets head coaching job, the thought was at least Mike D’Antoni will keep LaMelo Ball, Miles Bridges, and the rest of Buzz City is entertaining. After the former Houston head coach’s meeting with part-owner Michael Jordan this week, it … Read more

Jolly St. Perk, fashion faux pas, and more from NBA Draft night

Paolo Banchero (L), Mark Williams (C), and Malaki Branham (R) pose for photos.Image: Getty Images I had the ESPN broadcast of last night’s NBA Draft on while cooking dinner, and even with my hands occupied by a pot of mac and a large spoon instead of my phone and internet, I knew Kendrick Perkins was … Read more

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

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

It’s Kyrie Irving’s world and the rest of the NBA is just living in it

Kyrie does not suffer from a lack of nerve.Image: Getty Images He who has the gold, or in this case, the ability to dribble past his way through a cluttered paint, makes all the rules. By conventional wisdom, Kyrie Irving is a poor employee. He wants all of the authority to make key decisions, but … Read more

Riding the Chet Holmgren overhype train

Chet Holmgren isn’t as NBA-ready as you think.Image: Getty Images The 2022 NBA Draft is just hours away, and the top three seem to be locked among Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga), Jabari Smith (Auburn), and Paolo Banchero (Duke). Some talking heads and experts think it’s a toss-up as to which player will be selected No. 1. … Read more