Schröder, Take the Wheel and $70 Million Too

The confusing point guard situation for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2015-16 season led to a definite, cemented answer in 2016-17 and beyond: Dennis Schröder. Schröder has inked a $70 million extension. The product of Braunschweig, Germany, Schröder is coming into his own, three years after being drafted, and the Hawks hope he will blossom as…

Why You Are Wrong About the Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a precarious situation this upcoming season with the Kevin Durant departure. Russell Westbrook is the only superstar available, and the frontcourt, specifically the power forward position, is lacking major depth, with Serge Ibaka joining the Orlando Magic lineup via a trade on draft night. In order to alleviate the…

The Celtics Resurrection and the Dynasty That Waits

The Boston Celtics are an elite defensive team in the Eastern Conference, making waves last season by nabbing the fifth seed in the East. The combination of players in Brad Stevens’ lineup work like well-oiled cogs, and the bench compliments the defensive cult. Danny Ainge, the Celtics GM, and Brad Stevens, the head coach, utilized…

The 5 and What Could Have Been

The ongoing debate of “What If” can go on for days, and the discussion never dies as the league continues to evolve. There are many cases of injury-plagued stars who could never give 100% because of nagging, petulant damages to the body. Destined for more, they could not meet their full potential. Here are the…

Hard-Nosed Tom

Tom Thibodeau, the former Chicago Bulls coach, the current president and coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is the lead man for one of the youngest teams in the NBA. The defense-oriented coach is looking to cultivate and refine the Wolves core so they can advance into playoff contention in the next couple of years and…

The (New) Bad Boys Are Coming

The Bad Boys are back. After cracking into the Eastern Conference playoffs last year as the number eight seed, the Detroit Pistons experienced the highs and lows of the postseason. Yes, the Pistons lost to the eventual champion, but  Stan Van Gundy has the Pistons on the contending track. Consider his record the past two years. He…

Orlando Magic What Are You Doing?

The new Magic head coach, Frank Vogel, is defense oriented, previously coaching for the defensively stacked Indiana Pacers from 2011-2016. Though Vogel had success with the Pacers offensively and defensively, he was blessed by having one of the best two-way guards in the league in Paul George. There is no Paul George on the Orlando…

Welcome to Texas Where Everything Is Big

Fundamental meet fundamentals. While everyone had been pining and investing time and money into the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, the San Antonio Spurs picked up Pau Gasol. It was a below the radar signing. Gasol opted out of his contract with the Bulls. He signed a 2-year deal worth approximately $15 million per year. Taking off…

Dwight Howard Was Right

The divisive, tantalizing center Dwight Howard has signed a free agent deal with the Atlanta Hawks. He said he wanted max money and he got it, so Dwight Howard was right. The haters were wrong, the ones who said he’d never be paid what he wanted.  The 6’11” center and double-double machine was looking for…

Biyombo Gets on the Money Train

Bismack Biyombo signed a free agent deal with the Orlando Magic for $70 million. It is a four year deal. Biyombo took full advantage of the new salary cap. But first, he made everyone take notice of him in the playoffs of 2016. Bismack Biyombo covets rebounds. He has cornered and monopolized the boards market.…