Clint Capela and the Numbers

Rockets center Clint Capela, and his coach Mike D’Antoni, believe Capela should be included in the NBA’s annual rite of passage, the All-Star Game, which will be played in Charlotte in just about a month. How things have changed for the Swiss born, African ancestry Capela. He was a brief holdout this summer before getting…

Luke Walton Matters (Even In A LeBron James Universe)

Luke Walton has his share of detractors who take issue with his substitutions patterns, his seemingly indifference to LeBron James as the default coach, his teams pathetic free throw percentage, his placid expression coupled with his mediocre after timeout plays. Who has really developed under Luke Walton? Brandon Ingram hasn’t. Lonzo Ball hasn’t.   There…

You Beat the Lakers, Congratulations. Now, You’re Fired

The carousel keeps turning in Minnesota. This time, the Lakers were witnesses. A poor performance in a matinee game by the Lakers kids created unintended drama, absent from the game and outcome. In the game, the Lakers were manhandled pretty easily by Minnesota but not because of Minnesota. The Lakers aren’t very good without a…

Welcome to the James Harden Prime

Continuing the tradition of elite shooting guards destroying their competition with excellence and arrogance, James Harden is proving he has no current peer. Not Klay Thompson. Not C.J. McCollum. Not Bradley Beal. James Harden is the best shooting guard in the game, bar none. Harden can do what very few shooting guards can. He alters…

Wizards, Happy New Year. Now Trade Bradley Beal

John Wall’s season ending injury means the Washington Wizards are treading water. They are not good enough to get a  top seed in the playoffs but- and this is the problem- they are not bad enough to get a top-3 lottery pick.  They are stuck in this middle NBA earth with one asset in Bradley…

Russ the (Not) Best Player

It was nice while it lasted, two years of Russell Westbrook doing just about everything except mopping up the Chesapeake Energy Arena floor in the absence of an elite player. But that it is over. Paul George has arrived and has filled in the Kevin Durant hole. George isn’t Durant. He is not. But he…

It’s Okay to Grow Up Andrew Wiggins

Last night, the savior-not or as he is better known, Andrew Wiggins, forget to put his jersey on beneath his warmups. So much for being prepared and focused. Then he and his team allowed the young and not very good Atlanta Hawks to build a 22 point lead on the Wolves home floor. The Wolves…

The Klay Blues Is Only the Beginning

Klay Thompson is having a historically wretched season when compared to the Klay Thompson standards. For the first time in his career, he is not draining 40% of his threes. He is taking the most shots he has taken in his seven years as a NBA shooter, but is less efficient. His assists are down,…