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…

Basketball Gods Giving Caris LeVert Love

As Caris LeVert screamed in agony on the basketball court it jogged a memory of Shaun Livingston screaming on a basketball court and Paul George screaming on a basketball court and ditto for Gordon Hayward. The accompanying tears from LeVert’s teammates (and his opponents) brought the Minnesota-Brooklyn Monday night game to a crashing halt. Silence…

The Right and Wrong of Carmelo Being Blamed

The Houston Rockets, panicking on cue or refusing to take blame for poor decisions, are resolutely and unashamedly divorcing their summer pick-up, Carmelo Anthony. It would be a stretch to say their latest move is a surprise. It is the timing that raises eyebrows since the season isn’t one quarter over.  But the decision itself…

76ers Get Scoring Help But Jimmy Brings Drama

On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves hope to finalize the Jimmy Butler trade as they present it to the NBA for approval. The trade involves Butler leaving Minnesota for Philly and Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayliss (who may be waived) and Dario Saric going to Minnesota, plus a 2022 second round pick. The…

Why Are The Wizards Flailing? Follow the Money

Two decades ago, the architect of the Chicago Bulls famously said “organizations win championships”. GM Jerry Krause was routinely dismissed and mocked and his famous statement was unerasable. It followed him like a punishment. Most of the criticism went something like this. No you fool, organizations don’t win championships. Michael Jordan does. But here’s the…