J.J. Redick and Other Free Agents (Not Named LeBron)

You wouldn’t know it but there are other free agents who may change teams. Paul George and Kevin Durant didn’t. They took the money option and the it’s good here option and are doing what most players do. Most players don’t leave teams. It’s not different than non-athletes. People pretty much live where they have…

Lob City DeAndre May Be Out The Door For Good

On the first Saturday in April, DeAndre Jordan was denied a playoff run. The last time he missed the playoffs was in 2011. It is a strange set of circumstances for Jordan, who is the lone remaining member of Lob City. On the day Jordan was eliminated from making the playoffs, Chris Paul’s team lost…

Not Traded and Cautious About July 1st

History points to an upside when players rumored to be traded are not traded. Free agency and paydays are coming next. Even the ones still under contract have hopes of trades to playoff teams and their fates changing as the new team is willing to offer an extension. The clique of men left behind on…

Cavaliers Trying To Shoot The Moon

Things got messy for the Cavaliers in frigid Minnesota. Isaiah got kicked out the game for a flagrant on Andrew Wiggins. LeBron had 10 points. It was ugly and afterwards LeBron copped to the Cavs not playing well but he’s only preaching to the choir. The Cavs do their usual apathetic team thing in the…

DeAndre Who? (No Whiteside Love)

Hassan Whiteside has no love for DeAndre Jordan nor his game. Whiteside threw some serious shade at Jordan when he said all Jordan does is dunk and catch lobs, implying that what he, Whiteside, does is so much more. But here is the truth of all of it. What Hassan Whiteside does in a game…

5 Questions for the West: Better or Worse?

What is the biggest vulnerability for the Warriors? Are they worse because of the players they had to move to fit in Kevin Durant? Worse. They aren’t going to cross the 70 win plateau. They lost a lot of speed and skill on the bench. The replacements are adequate but don’t operate with the same…

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…

Hack-a-Shaq Is Here to Stay

There is nothing more tediously boring and ugly than a fourth quarter of a close game between the Clippers and whomever when a genius coach decides the game suddenly needs Hack-a-Shaq.  DeAndre Jordan is repeatedly fouled, sent to the free throw line, makes one out of two free throws, or makes no free throws, or because…