In 2015-16 the Lakers Go Young

The Lakers of 2015-16 will open their season with young talent holding the keys. Optimism is what the organization is clinging to as they hope with fingers crossed that by the All-Star break their young players will have developed enough and the Lakers will be in contention for a playoff spot. It seems, on the…

The Tortured Brooklyn Demise and Fading Light of Deron Williams

Now that the Brooklyn Nets have gone through extraordinary lengths to purge Deron Williams from their roster both Brooklyn and Williams can go back to their ordinary lives as if these past three years have been one of those invisible things you don’t remember because, frankly, nothing was accomplished. With Williams in Brooklyn the Nets…

Eastern Conference Won the Summer

For several years, the Western Conference has had the depth, talent reservoir, championship pedigree and experienced players, and has been the better conference in the NBA’s two tiered system. The West has won the last two NBA Finals, three out of the last five championships, six out of the last ten with only the Boston…

The Chicago Bulls Do-Nothing Summer

The Chicago Bulls summer activity consisted of paying millions to Jimmy Butler, re-upping Aaron Brooks and Mike Dunleavey, firing a coach of the year, hiring a coach who has never done anything in the NBA besides be a role player to Kevin Garnett, and saying they accomplished something. The Bulls did nothing to improve their…

Doc Rivers Integrity: Dead On Arrival

Doc Rivers likes to preach values that define manhood such as trust, honesty, compassion and ethics. His voice often articulates those things that are decent about humanity. Even after a grueling NBA game has devastated his team, Rivers has the character of a man who knows he has to tell the truth, even if it…

A Hellish Los Angeles Clippers Summer

If the Los Angeles Clippers could go back in time and relive that moment when Chris Paul hit a one-legged game winner that advanced his team to the second round of the playoffs, they would gladly repeat those last seconds over and over again, only to remember what pure joy feels like. What’s happening right…

Warriors Trade David Lee To Save Money

David Lee, the Golden State Warriors rarely used power forward in 2014-15, was on his way out the door when the NBA Finals ended in Cleveland. As a parting gift, Lee was given a hat, t-shirt, plenty of champagne, a parade and memories of being inserted into the NBA Finals. Lee gave the Warriors valuable…

The Spurs Predictable Free Agent Finish

Once again, the San Antonio Spurs are at the center of everything. Even as their star players age graciously, even when they cannot offer grand financial gestures to more than one free agent, even when they lose players or trade players because of the cap, they are still important enough to be copied- although no one has…

DeAndre Jordan Needs A Point Guard, Jeremy Lin Needs A Job

The Dallas Mavericks stunned the Los Angeles Clippers this holiday weekend by stealing DeAndre Jordan for the next four years. It left the Clippers with a vacant hole at center and it left the Dallas Mavericks with a problem they have to solve pronto. The Mavericks need a point guard and they need one fast. In the…

Roy Hibbert Wanted His Money

Roy Hibbert wanted his money. He wanted his money more than he wanted a spot in the rotation. He wanted his money more than he wanted the coach’s approval. He wanted his money more than he wanted the boos to stop in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Larry Bird positioned Hibbert between a rock and a hard…