Time Is Running Out For Nick Young

If it is the summer season then it is the Drew League season and it is the Nick Young in the spotlight season as he uses the league as his own personal All-Star showcase, highlighting a series of dunks and crossovers and last second shots in front of a friendly, if not ecstatic, Compton, California…

Free Agents That Still Need A Job

There are only five days left in the month and the free agent class has dwindled down to a very small fraternity of players who are a) refusing to budge on salary, or, b) weighing their narrow options with distaste, or, c) close to signing with a team. Here’s a list of the available free…

Kobe Doing Silent Kobe Things

When the Lakers paraded their free agent signings in front of the media it was a run of the mill yawn, what happens when you strike out for the third year in a row on a premier free agent and you don’t dominate the headlines in your own city but pretend something special is in…

James Harden is Players MVP

In a close vote, the NBA players voted for James Harden as the 2014-15 Most Valuable Player. The choice of Harden was self-confirming. It was also a vocabulary lesson as it defined the word “valuable”. Valuable isn’t the best player on the best team, nor is it the best player in the NBA, rather valuable,…

Houston Wants Ty Lawson Problems

In the NBA it pays to get a DUI. You can fail up. You can make your life better. There is no better example of this than former Denver Nugget point guard Ty Lawson who was arrested on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Some five days later, on a Sunday night, Lawson was traded to…

Ty Lawson Going To Rehab, Career In Limbo

Ty Lawson’s attorneys appeared in a Denver court room for a scheduled appearance. Lawson’s recent arrest in California changed the calculus. Now he is a repeat offender in the eyes of the court. Why didn’t the Denver judge order alcohol monitoring bracelets for Lawson when he was arrested in January? The Denver District Judge said…

Fitting Josh Smith In

If the Clippers had added Josh Smith two years go when Josh Smith was a star and a free agent, maybe they would have been on to something. But in two years time Josh Smith has fallen off the map. His scoring efficiency has deserted him, gone south. His insertion into the Clippers cast of…

Will the Lakers Bleeding Ever Stop?

It is sad and a little tragic when a dynamic organization falls on its knees, when everything they do fails, when they have an inability to see their frailties and flaws, when the despair of yesterday mirrors the reality of today and there is a depressive melancholy that circles tomorrow. This is the Lakers world.…

Tristan Thompson Has Two Options

Cleveland has done a good job of keeping their own free-agents in house as they re-signed LeBron James, Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert. The last big fish in the Cavs free-agent quartet is Tristan Thompson who had a break-out year in 2014-15, particularly in the NBA playoffs. Thompson played 37 minutes in the playoffs, scoring…