De’Aaron Fox Is Confident And Making Things Happen

A culture change doesn’t happen overnight in the NBA. But through smart vetting and careful consideration in the draft, the one person that changes everything can reveal himself. For the Sacramento Kings, De’Aaron Fox is that man, and the Kings are in desperate need of his talents. Coming out of Kentucky, Fox was one of…

The Porzingis Recipe: Brotherhood and Loyalty

Run DMC, 50 Cent, Notorious B.I.G, and Kristaps Porzingis are all millionaires who have called New York their home during their heyday. The latter entry on that list has a lot to prove in his early career, but much like his New York counterparts, Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t gotten this far on his own. Born August…

Will Year 6 Be Magic?

Excluding the magical early 90’s with Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway, and the Dwight Howard NBA Finals year, Orlando has been anything but the happiest place on earth.  Players incapable of carrying a franchise like their predecessors were drafted. Orlando is such a small market, nailing the draft is an essential part of their rebuild.…

The Cavs Backcourt: Questions and Questions

Fresh off a gentleman’s sweep in last year’s Finals, the Cavs retooled their roster and rebooted their style of play with the additions of Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, and Dwyane Wade. With 17 All-Star appearance between the three, 12 by Wade, it would appear that the Cavs can once again stand toe to toe with…

Will Kyrie Follow the Kobe More Rings Template?

It takes two to tango but only one to request a trade that changes the course of a potential NBA dynasty. In the case of Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving, ditching their lead partner gave them a new lease on their NBA lives. Toxic situations like that of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles…

The Ascension of Harrison Barnes

During the NBA Finals, watching the rainbow like trajectory of a Harrison Barnes corner three became the most heart wrenching two second interval Warriors fans can remember. At the end of each rainbow was a clunk off the side of the rim and a slump of the shoulders of Warriors fans. Fast forward, to July…

When Will It Be The Bucks Turn?

Last spring, I remember watching Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Afterwards, I came away with two thoughts. One, there were a lot of cool aspects that were not fully developed. And two, after all the promotion that went into the movie for the past two years, it was no better than a typical action…

James Harden: Turnover King

James Harden waited patiently by his phone, stroking his fully grown beard, waiting for a phone call from his agent. Presumably, the five-time All-Star shooting guard was waiting on the hiring of a new head coach for the Houston Rockets. Coming off a disappointing season by his standards, Harden averaged 29 points, seven assists, and…

Shabazz Muhammad and the Long Road Here

Every year, NBA Twitter feeds fill themselves with minuscule hype videos of an NBA prospect destroying inferior competition on the AAU circuit. Say what you want about AAU, but there is still no denying the exposure it gives young basketball players with NBA aspirations. Unfortunately, you cannot spell exposure without expose. In the case of…