Forget Small Ball, Sacramento Is Going Big

Even as it is a guard league, not everyone is buying into NBA modernism. The idea that big men are the NBA’s dinosaur and therefore are obsolete is an overreaction to small ball success by teams such as the Golden State Warriors with iconic scoring guards. Even as most NBA G.M.’s scour the world for…

Los Angeles Clippers: The Most Hated Team?

If you are old enough to remember the Shaq-Kobe Lakers then you remember they were the most hated team in the NBA. Kobe was young, gifted and arrogant. Shaq was a bully on the court who the refs protected. Rick Fox was a pretty boy who looked like a model. Robert Horry always looked bored until he…

Pau Gasol: Last Savior Standing

(Chicago 97, Cleveland 95) It was a Pau Gasol disappearing act and then it was a Pau Gasol game saver. You can say all you want about this new Bulls offense that has Nikola Mirotic bringing the ball up ala Lamar Odom. You can say the offense has Derrick Rose taking 8 more shots than…

Draymond Green: Warriors Can Be Better

September 30, 2015 No one has ever accused Draymond Green of being shy. The straightforward and candid communicator appears unchanged by his success last season, if you take him at face value. On Monday, Green let loose, talking the talk and that’s where Green has been his most radiant, emptying his brain of stuff. It’s a change because many professional…