When J.R. Smith Is Your Savior

J.R. Smith is being considered in Houston as a fix for everything tragic in H-town. They are contemplating J.R. the impulsive or J.R. the streaky. While the Rockets need a lot of things, J.R.is hardly a player who will stop the bleeding, even as his talent to jack up shots early in the shot clock…

Ty Lue’s Boss Move

The easiest way to get fired is to clash with your boss. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, that is the sure way to get pushed out the door. But what if you want to get fired? What if you see it’s the Titanic and want to jump ship before the whole thing…

Where Is Kevin?

The last sighting of Kevin Love the magnificent was April 14th 2014. In a road game that was to be the last of the year, the opponent was the Golden State Warriors, a team still in development. The Warriors would not win the title that year and instead would lose in the first round in…

Earning LeBron’s Trust

What we knew in July is still true. LeBron James is surrounded by a bunch of average shooters. The only way for him to have success this season is for him to be off ball. But to be off ball he has to give up the rock. To give up the rock, he has to…

Butler Going Rogue Is a Not So Veiled Threat

So Jimmy Butler went to his job today. He showed up in Minnesota and participated in a scrimmage and not surprisingly was less than professional. His unhappiness at still being on the Timberwolves roster had disastrous consequences for the organization in what was supposed to be a tune up for the upcoming season. On the…

Swaggy In Handcuffs?

NBA champion Nick Young does not have a team and it is late August so it makes sense to wonder if and when it will happen, or if Nick Young will be in China this fall. Swaggy is 33 years old and has been in the league since 2007. He has played for (5) NBA…

Who to Watch, Who to Diss Opening Week

The NBA gets PR. They now how to milk a season and get great expectation/anticipation out of something that hasn’t even happened. They are selling an experience eight weeks before the experience happens. They leak the schedule in August to generate buzz and discussion. They want everyone excited about what is about to happen in…

The Chris Bosh Rule Not Scaring the Cavs

Kevin Love signed an extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers when he clearly didn’t have to.  He could have waited and put his name into the group of spectacular, the 2019 free agent class. There are teams that have money next summer and teams that will create cap space for next summer. It will be a…