NBA Coaches On the Hot Seat (Eastern Conference)

Despite the cream of the crop Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls keeping up appearances, the Eastern Conference is still inferior. Throw in the Hawks, Heat and Wizards and that’s as far as the NBA depth chart will take you on any given night. Toronto will have its moments of grandeur but are not a serious contender.…

Don’t Count Out Patrick Beverley

When the Houston Rockets made the deal this summer for Ty Lawson they were, by default, making a judgment on the merits of Patrick Beverly as a starting point guard on a championship level team. Beverley, a defensive annoyance with a tough as nails grit and resolve on par with Tony Allen of the Memphis…

NBA Coaches on the Hot Seat (Western Conference)

Because incompetence trickles down from the top, certain coaches in this league have to sweat the season. They are expected to look the other way or they are expected to take a hellish roster and do something with it.  It’s a hell of a job when you are asked to cover someone else’s mistakes and at the same time not…

High Hopes For Rudy Gobert

NBA players are like everyone else. They get pissed off, they vent, they go to social media. It’s predictable and mildly amusing. Enter Ricky Rubio. He went on a rant that had nothing to do with the NBA, with the Minnesota Timberwolves or with the Utah Jazz. He went to Twitter and called Jazz center…

No Answer for Pau Gasol in Border War

Pau Gasol and Spain will play in the Olympics in 2016. Credit the Spaniard for carrying his nation to the finish line. His country needed him and Gasol delivered with a 40 point, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks performance in the EuroBasket 2015 tournament that qualified Spain for the Olympic Games. That was the goal. But beating France in…

Miami Heat All-In as End of Wade Era Looms

Over the course of the last twelve years the Miami Heat, as an organization, has undergone constant change. But one staple throughout has been Dwayne Wade. From the young upstart squad which included Lamar Odom and Caron Butler, to the blockbuster Shaquille O’Neal trade which brought the big man to South Beach, to the big three era,…

Enes Kanter: A Panic Move for the Thunder

Enes Kanter spent three and a half seasons in Utah before the Jazz dealt him to Oklahoma City last February. The Turkish center’s strengths include post scoring and rebounding. His Player Efficiency Rating (PER) last season ranked 36th among all NBA players which seemed to justify general manager Sam Presti pulling the trigger on the…

The Summer Did Not Humble Ty Lawson

Give Ty Lawson credit for doing the arrogant, not humble thing. Ordinarily, if you were arrested for the second time in six months for driving under the influence and then you topped it off with a stint in rehab, followed by a trade where the big boss of your team said you came to practice a…

Moses Malone, the Best Offensive Rebounder in NBA History

The enduring image of Moses Malone happened over thirty years ago when he played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Finals and was responsible for the on court destruction of the Los Angeles Lakers. Malone was crowned champion and his prophecy came true. Before the playoffs started he said, “Fo…Fo…Fo..”, a signature phrase that…