Jordan Clarkson in New York?

Activity on the free agent market starting July 1st will present the Knicks with the challenge of going young, more athletic and speedy on the wing. That fits Jordan Clarkson to a tee. The Lakers shooting guard two year pro is a restricted free agent. The Lakers are saying they will match all offers but…

Bradley Beal and the Mo’ Money Threat

Bradley Beal will be a restricted free agent come July 1st and he believes what he offers by way of offense is worthy enough to garner the maximum amount allowed under the current CBA. Bradley Beal’s pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, up to 25% of the cap and perhaps $23 million,…

The Chris Bosh Truth: When Less Was More

Another blood clot for Chris Bosh, now publicly admitted to by the Miami Heat, means once again Bosh lost a season. In the aggregate, the lost season was profound. The Heat were in a game 7 and needed everything Chris Bosh means. His absence was a crushing blow, even as the Heat had played so…

The Raptors Crash Landing Is an Ugly Beautiful Thing

Perhaps Drake was on to something when he was a no-show at the Raptors game 7 against the Miami Heat. Perhaps he was sending the public a message to do as Drake do, boycott the Raptors. This is an ugly series not worth watching and for all the obvious reasons that have been outlined ad…

In a Ben Simmons World, the 76ers Fail Up

The Philadelphia 76ers are headed towards a Ben Simmons marriage much to the dismay of Simmons who was hoping the Lakers would be gifted with the top prize. That would have added millions to Simmons shoe deal and force Nike into a new ceiling for the soon to be rookie. But more than likely, Simmons…

Two Game 7’s Save the NBA Playoffs from Purgatory

This has been an absolutely horrid first round of the NBA playoffs. Two franchise talents (Chris Paul, Blake Griffin) saw their championship hopes come to a grinding halt. The league MVP (Steph Curry) suffered an injury that kept him off the court and re-introduced the notion that he is physically fragile and that the Warriors…

Sophomores are Trending Up: The Cream of the Crop

Their rookie year in the rear view mirror, the 2014 draft class entered their second season with a different kind of anticipation. The speed of the game was no longer a mystery. The defenses and expectations, the travel, the sleep schedule, the back-to-back games, coaches, teammates and the media were no longer a blur. Summer…