The Kings Have a Drafting Problem

DeMarcus Cousins is an all-star caliber center, arguably the best center in the league right now. Averaging a double-double – 26.9 PPG and 11.5 TRB – Cousins is a stand-alone center who dominates the paint and is an active rim-protector. And yet, on draft night, the Kings traded for another center, Georgios Papagiannis. Vlade Divac,…

Wilt, Russell, Greatness and Greatness

When it comes to defining a great player, or the greatest player, the definition comes in layers. There is no one overarching or defining element to one’s game that propels a player into the pantheon of greatness. Disparate leagues and era-specific styles change the definition every decade and with every generation of new players. In…

Seven Seconds or Less, Texas Style

Mike D’Antoni, the offensive guru who came on the scene more than a decade ago, is back in the NBA. D’Antoni’s Seven Seconds or Less Phoenix Suns run and gun reality show is now on center stage in the Lone Star state, as D’Antoni  coaches the Houston Rockets. Eight years ago, D’Antoni and the Suns…

The Top PG in the Draft, Kris Dunn is Getting it Done

Kris Dunn is a dynamic, galvanic point guard from Providence who is a coveted top-tier college player. Averaging 16.4 points, 6.2 assists, and 2.5 steals his junior year, Dunn’s statistics at Providence put him at the top of the 2016 draft class. His ceiling looks tall, but there are palpable problem areas in his game…

The Lakers Puzzle and Making the Pieces Fit

After an embarrassingly abysmal season for the Lakers, the auspicious franchise is striving to rebrand the once revered dynasty. Once a beacon of greatness, the team is now the laughing stock of the league. It really is true that the bigger they are, the harder they fall. But things are starting to look up –…