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 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

Jaden Ivey says playing for the Kings ‘wouldn’t be the worst option’

Guess who isn’t completely opposed to playing for the Kings?Image: Getty Images On the list of things NBA players don’t want to do, playing in Sacramento has to be close to No. 1, right? When Ben Simmons presented Philly with his platter of preferred trade destinations, an exec said he wanted to go to one … 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

2022 NBA Draft Profile: Shaedon Sharpe and Detroit

Shaedon Sharpephoto: Getty Images What is Shaedon Sharpe? Future bust? Future superstar? role player? Sharpe is the enigma of this Thursday’s draft. He could be many different things, perhaps a few at the same time. The only thing we know for sure is he’s going to be a Lottery pick. Nevertheless, Sharpe has been projected … Read more

Warriors’ Steph Curry is the black swan

Steph Curryphoto: Getty Images The black swan theory was an idea developed by former Stock trader Nassim Taleb in 2007. As explained by Taleb, the theoretical black swan can be summarized as an event or outlier outside the realm of realistic expectations that has an extreme impact on history and makes experts invent explanations, but … Read more

Kenny Atkinson left Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets at the altar

Golden State assistant coach Kenny Atkinson has reportedly backed out of taking the Hornets’ head coaching job.Image: Getty Images This is not said very often, but poor Michael Jordan. The NBA legend got Whitleyed by Kenny Atkinson. Jordan was about to start a new life with Atkinson leading his Charlotte Hornets. They fit together as … Read more

Dallas Mavericks get Christian Wood in deal with Houston

Christian Wood could be the piece Dallas needs.Image: Getty Images Late last night, after Dallas citizens had finished dinner and stretched out on the couch, ready to watch reruns of Cheaters, the Mavericks front office and The Athletic’s Shams Charania dropped a bomb out of nowhere. The Mavericks would be trading the No. 26 overall … 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