Jahlil Okafor Is Not Misunderstood

Of course, in his first preseason game Jahlil Okafor would get injured. You can’t even blame his bust of a career on karma. Okafor hasn’t done enough of anything for karma to have its hooks in him. He just has been awful. Awful in Philadelphia. Awful in Brooklyn. Now in New Orleans more Jahlil Okafor…

Philadelphia Freedom aka Ben Simmons

New Faces:  Jerryd Bayliss, Gerald Henderson, Sergio Rodriguez, Dario Saric (R), Ben Simmons (R), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (R) 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 10-72 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 3rd: Blocks. 8th: 3-Point Attempts.  10th: Steals. Leading Scorer: Jahlil Okafor, 17.5 Leading Rebounder: Nerlens Noel, 8.1 The 76ers were grounded by Jahlil Okafor’s 17 and 7 season, despite the rookie’s rough start…

If the Draft Lottery Were Today, These Are the 14

The NBA Draft Lottery is part beauty pageant, part hopeful dreaming, with a little bit of knowledge thrown in. For the most part, league executives are guessing, based on information they have been able to gather in a shortened window. Coming to conclusions based on individual workouts has its ups and downs. Either you get…

The Sixers “Process” Failed Jahlil Okafor

Update: Jahlil Okafor was suspended for two games by the NBA on Wednesday afternoon after evidence of a second physical altercation on a Boston street was released by TMZ. Coach Brett Brown called it “tough love”. For weeks, Jahlil Okafor had been a trending topic on Lakers social media sites as the number three draft pick was having a very…

The Big Three: Towns, Okafor, Porzingis

NBA rookies are off to a tremendous start. The battle for NBA Rookie of the Year is a fight between the league’s new big men. Karl-Anthony Towns, 7-0, is showing that he already is one of the best big men in the league. Jahlil Okafor, 6-11, is offensively dominant, and Kristaps Porzingis, 7-3, is outperforming expectations. Rookies Points Rebounds…

76ers Rebuilding Project Is Running on Empty

The Philadelphia 76ers are in the middle of a tremendously puzzling rebuilding project. GM Sam Hinkie has acquired as many high lottery picks as possible because of several consecutive seasons at the bottom of the standings. This is an attempt to have voluminous chances to “get lucky” by drafting a player who may turn into LeBron James, Kevin Durant,…

Lakers Will Regret Passing on Jahlil Okafor

The draft lottery was kind to the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite finishing with the fourth worst record, they received the second pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. Even though Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor were expected to be the top two selections, the Lakers ended up choosing point guard D’Angelo Russell after Minnesota took Towns.…