Replacing Phil Math: 10 Victims and Counting

Since the Bulls and Phil Jackson parted ways in 1998, the Bulls have had ten head coaches. There was the forgettable, miserable and simply unwatchable Tim Floyd days. Bill Berry had a short two game coaching tryout before Bill Cartwright took over. Cartwright lasted longer than most thought he would. He survived a training camp…

Why Would Kyrie Want Any Part of This?

Come summer, the Knicks are hoping and praying that Kyrie Irving defects from the Boston Celtics. It is lonely in New York without a proven superstar. The Knicks better hope Kyrie didn’t watch their game in Philly where they didn’t bother to compete. So far, they are not doing much to recruit Irving or Kevin…

Whatever You Do Don’t Call It a Comeback

Six players have scored 50 points or more in a single game in the 2018-19 season. Derrick Rose is one of them. Rose, who many left for basketball dead coming into this season, may in fact win Most Improved. His 19.1 ppg is +10.7 over last season. His 49% from the field is a career…

Danny Ainge Money Problems

At the 20 game mark, the mediocre announce themselves. After Monday’s win in New Orleans, the Boston Celtics are one game over the .500 mark. In other words, mediocre. They have the 6th best record in the conference, not the 1st, or 2nd or 3rd.  They are not the best team in the East, as…

Trading Kemba Is A Fireable Offense

With John Wall’s game in the tank, and Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and Kyle Kuzma slowing down in year two, a lot of attention has suddenly landed on Kemba Walker, the free agent to be point guard who is balling out of his mind.  Kemba is leading the NBA in scoring, a little shy of…

Doc Rivers Redemption

With Lob City buried so deep into the ground the dirt is turning yellow, Doc Rivers is in a place he hasn’t been since he coached an unremarkable Orlando Magic team to 41-41 (1999-00) and they missed the playoffs on the last day of the season. Rivers has had better teams, better players, he has…

Carmelo Don’t Retire

In the wake of his very public humiliation whereas Carmelo Anthony was treated like last dude on the roster, the future Hall of Famer has decisions to make about what happens next. Some of it is out of his control. Well, most of it really since he can’t hire himself. He needs a partner, someone…

Strength In Numbers? Not So Much

When the marketing department of the Golden State Warriors came up with the slogan Strength In Numbers it was a seamless fit. The Warriors synergy was a socialist’s fantasy, each man as valuable as the next. Absent an upper or lower class, as a whole the Warriors were no greater than the sum of their…