The Right and Wrong of Carmelo Being Blamed

The Houston Rockets, panicking on cue or refusing to take blame for poor decisions, are resolutely and unashamedly divorcing their summer pick-up, Carmelo Anthony. It would be a stretch to say their latest move is a surprise. It is the timing that raises eyebrows since the season isn’t one quarter over.  But the decision itself…

The Re-Invention of San Antonio

Tonight as San Antonio hosts the dysfunctional Timberwolves, there will be no Tim Duncan on the court. No Manu Ginobli. No Tony Parker. No Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs glory years are over,  shutting closed with the Leonard trade and Ginobli retirement. All the chess pieces are gone, only Parker is still playing NBA games but…

What Kyrie Isn’t Saying

Ten days or so before the NBA season is set to begin, Kyrie Irving took matters into his own hands. He told the flat earth he planed to re-sign with the Celtics next summer if he opts-out and becomes an unrestricted free agent. On cue, Celtic fans were relieved and overjoyed. No Kevin Durant like…

Daryl Morey and the LeBron Summer

Darryl Morey is right about a lot of things. Even though the Rockets came up short against the Warriors, Morey still has won. First, James Harden will get his first ever MVP. It was Darryl Morey who plucked Harden out of the Thunder bosom when he was a sixth man; no one thought to give…

Save the Season? The Grizzlies Can’t Save Themselves

Only one team in the West is worse than the Memphis Grizzlies. The Dallas Mavericks are keeping the Grizzlies from being in the West cellar.  But Chris Wallace, the Grizzlies GM, is blind to binary calculations, or he’s living in fantasy land, or he’s not paying attention. Wallace, laughingly said after he fired David Fitzdale,…

Bullies Get Bullied, or Do They?

Although it feels like DeMarcus Cousins is having a career year across the board, really, he is not. His three point shot attempts are way up, his assists are a career high, his midrange shot is going in at a 50% clip. But. He is not posting career highs in points, shots made, offensive rating…

Daryl Morey Sour Grapes

It’s been over a month and Daryl Morey still hasn’t gotten over the sting of Russell Westbrook winning the MVP which is actually very funny, a GM still obsessing over an award that has little to zero meaning in the grand scheme of things. It is titles that matter, not MVP’s. But Morey hasn’t gotten…

Gordon Hayward In Boston Devastates Jazz

Gordon Hayward made his free agent decision and it is the Celtics and Boston. It is also escape the Warriors and escape Jimmy Butler and escape Kawhi Leonard and escape James Harden and Chris Paul. It is escape just about everything that is the Western Conference and bring some semblance of star power to the…