Markieff Morris Making Nice?

All it took for Markieff Morris to check his attitude at the door was a $10,000 fine levied by the NBA. Morris unprofessional attitude on social media (he specifically targeted his employers, the Phoenix Suns) took a turn for the worse this summer. But on his first day back in Phoenix, Morris wanted to turn…

Who’s Calling the Shots in Cleveland?

Since he entered the league, LeBron James has snubbed his nose at the status quo at every turn. Whether it be forming his own management team with his childhood buddies, empowering his friends Rich Paul and Maverick Carter, or looking America in the eye and turning his back on the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron has made…

Los Angeles Clippers: Will A Good Summer Lead To A Title?

Things were looking very promising for the Los Angeles Clippers during last season’s playoffs. Up 3-1 against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semi-finals, it looked like the Clippers might finally find their way into the Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The Clippers have been knocked out of the Conference…

Tristan Thompson Approaching Midnight

It’s almost midnight for Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Will the Cavs add more meat to their five year $80 million offer? Thompson and his representatives are asking for $94 million, the full maximum salary and so far have been met with resistance. Soon, Thompson has to figure out what exactly he is willing…

Ryan Anderson and the Bounce Back Year

Ryan Anderson found himself relegated to bench duty last season and not just after suffering a pair of injuries in February. Despite decent numbers with the New Orleans Pelicans, he started just five games and sat on the sidelines. It was a role reversal for the full-time Orlando Magic starter in 2011-12. While there’s no shame…

NBA Coaches On the Hot Seat (Eastern Conference)

Despite the cream of the crop Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls keeping up appearances, the Eastern Conference is still inferior. Throw in the Hawks, Heat and Wizards and that’s as far as the NBA depth chart will take you on any given night. Toronto will have its moments of grandeur but are not a serious contender.…

High Hopes For Rudy Gobert

NBA players are like everyone else. They get pissed off, they vent, they go to social media. It’s predictable and mildly amusing. Enter Ricky Rubio. He went on a rant that had nothing to do with the NBA, with the Minnesota Timberwolves or with the Utah Jazz. He went to Twitter and called Jazz center…

Miami Heat All-In as End of Wade Era Looms

Over the course of the last twelve years the Miami Heat, as an organization, has undergone constant change. But one staple throughout has been Dwayne Wade. From the young upstart squad which included Lamar Odom and Caron Butler, to the blockbuster Shaquille O’Neal trade which brought the big man to South Beach, to the big three era,…