Nurkic Has the Blazers Watching Their $$$

The NBA is a fragile ecosystem. Mediocre today. Things looking up tomorrow. Exhibit A: Rip City. The Blazers were irrelevant for much of the past season. Yes, they had a superstar point (Damian Lillard) who was dynamic, and an extraordinary shooting guard (C.J. McCollum) who was efficient. They had the second best back court in…

The Sensitivity of Damian Lillard

It’s not that surprising that Damian Lillard bristles at being compared to Kyrie Irving as an example of a non-MVP player leading a team. The comparison was made by ESPN writer Tom Haberstroh and Lillard didn’t find it complimentary. Haberstroh was trying to make the argument that Kyrie leaving a championship team to go solo…

Trading Kristaps Porzingis? Seriously Phil?

When was the last time Phil Jackson got talent wrong? Never. Jackson’s career has always been about veteran talent. The one other time Jackson had a lottery pick assignment and had to mine the landscape for franchise changing talent, he went off the board, selecting an unknown high school “project” who, in time, became an…

Paul George Wants A Divorce

Paul George’s temperature has risen to the point of boiling. Now it is just about to burst. George told the Pacers he intends to fully pursue free agency. His choice is the Lakers. Duh. This is a secret everyone knew about because George didn’t hide it from his friends who then told told their friends and…

Cavs Face The Summer Dreaming About Paul George

Cavs Free Agents: Kyle Korver, James Jones, Derrick Williams, Deron Williams 2015-16  Cavs Weaknesses: 30th: Steals. 29th: 2-Point Attempts, Center Scoring. 28th: Bench Points. 27th: Shooting Guard Scoring.  25th: Blocks. 23rd: Free Throw Percentage. 21st: Offensive Rebounding. 2015-16 Cavs Strengths: 1st: Power Forward Scoring. 2nd: Three Point Attempts, Three Point Percentage,Offensive Rating. 3rd: 2-Point Percentage.  4th: Points, Starters Points. 5th: Field Goal Percentage. 6th: Point Guard Scoring. 7th: Defensive Rebounding, Frontcourt Scoring, Points in the Paint. 9th: Starters Points. Highest Contracts…

It’s Too Early For Cavs Panic But….

The Cleveland Cavaliers barely showing up in Golden State made a mockery of the trilogy. They looked glazed and a little comatose and were never in the game. When you are in that kind of attention deficit trauma against Kevin Durant and company cruel things are bound to happen. The defense was pathetic, and at…