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

Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers register interest in former Sixth Man of the Year

Rumors are surfing that the Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers are interested in Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon. The former Sixth Man of the Year has been a consistent name in potential player movement reports since last February’s trade deadline. Brian Windhorst was one of the first insiders to break the news on “NBA … Read more

2022 NBA All-Postseason Team

Image: Getty Images I’m sure this honor means nothing to MJ, but the best postseason performer in NBA history deserves something since the two people he wanted to beat most both now have trophies named after them. This is a person who averaged 33.4 points on 48.7/33.2/82.8 shooting splits in 179 postseason games, and was … Read more

New Orleans Pelicans and Zion Williamson optimistic about contract extension

All’s swell in the Big Easy these days.Image: Getty Images Barring any unforeseen circumstances, such as another Zion Williamson injury, in the 2022-23 season expect to see the full New Orleans Pelicans team that basketball fans wish had taken on the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Pelicans can offer … 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

Ime Udoka and Steve Kerr are both part of Gregg Popovich’s coaching tree

Becky Hammon and Ime Udoka are just two of the pro coaches who came up under Gregg Popovich.Image: Getty Images Gregg Popovich is the winningest head coach in NBA history with 1,344 wins. Along with having the most wins for any coach in league history, we’re beginning to see another part of Popovich’s legacy take … Read more

The bumbling idiots of May

4. Mavericks fan illustration: Getty Images The relationship between NBA players and fans has been tested repeatedly over the past couple of years. A Dallas Mavericks fan took it to another level during the playoffs when he decided to put his hands on Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul’s mother and wife. Talk about crossing a … Read more

Reformatting the NBA Playoffs could solve the league’s injury issue

Boston’s Jayson Tatum lies on the court after a possible injury in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals.Image: Getty Images The NBA Playoffs are gradually winding down, and to be honest, it’s been a bit of a mixed bag where quality is concerned. … Read more

The Suns’ Landry Shamet hath brought a plague upon every house he’s entered

The Suns’ Landry Shamet handles the ball during the second half of Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round NBA Playoffs at Footprint Center on May 10, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.Image: Getty Images Athletes and fans are a very superstitious lot, and if rituals and patterns are to be taken seriously, Suns’ guard Landry … Read more

Investing in NFT ticket stubs is likely one of the NBA’s next big crypto ventures

photo: Getty Images NBA Top Shot, a collection of NBA NFTs featuring highlights, GIFs, and other classic NBA moments, recently surpassed $1 billion in sales. there have been ups and downs during the company’s lifespan, and it certainly hasn’t reached the same heights it teased in early 2021, but Top Shot has remained a viable … Read more