John Wall Returns Just In Time

The 27 games that John Will missed to get his right knee fixed had a silver lining for the Wizards who welcomed their All-Star back on Saturday. Wall dished out 14 dimes, dropped 15 points and saw Otto Porter and Bradley Beal score 48 points. Without him, the past 64 days, the Wizards had to…

Devin Booker’s Fake All-Star Snub

In December, scorer extraordinaire Devin Booker dropped 46 points against the glamour kids, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and carried the forgettable Suns to a win in the City of Brotherly Love. Afterwards, Booker’s performance had many wondering if the Grand Rapids/Mississippi 21 year old was going to end up in the Los Angeles love…

Embiid, Cousins, or the Field?

In the middle of the 2015-16 season, when the Golden State Warriors were obliterating friend and foe, it was considered smart to say that the NBA, which has always been about size, was shifting towards small ball as Curry wannabes were in their driveway launching up three pointers with regularity and ignoring everything else about…

Grading the Blazers Happiness

One-quarter of the NBA season is behind us. Teams are pretty much what they are, minus trading deadline moves. After overspending just to overspend, and it sucking the Blazers happiness dry last season, they entered this year with realistic hopes of getting a top four seed, mainly because they added Jusuf Nurkic, an able big…

Kevin Durant Still Has OKC Hangover Issues

Care about what people think of you and you’ll always be a prisoner. (Lao Tzu) There are many ways to get a divorce. You can run when no one is paying attention. You can both agree this isn’t working. You can cheat so the betrayal pushes who you love out the door. Generally speaking, after…

Divorce On: LeBron and Kyrie Are Over

Kyrie wanted out and  now he is out. LeBron wanted him gone and now he is gone. So goes the soap opera that was unthinkable 14 months ago but this is how quickly the NBA version of a telenovela can turn for the worst. The victims here aren’t James or Irving. Both will get paid…

The Ricky Rubio Consolation Prize

With the exception of the Jazz front office, no one in Salt Lake cares the least bit about Ricky Rubio. They are hard in on Gordon Hayward angst. It’s not that we haven’t seen this before in Oklahoma City and Cleveland. It’s the same old thing. If you can’t convince a star to stay when…

Who Is Kyle Lowry Going to Say No To?

A day after it was rumored by “sources” that Kyle Lowry had zero interest in returning to Toronto, Lowry set the record straight. Don’t believe anything until you hear it from him. Masai Ujiri basically followed that up with “Lowry told me he wants to be here.”  Ujiri, the Raptors GM, hopes so, and even…