Quiet, Please

Paul George openly talked about playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson openly talked about Paul George playing for the Lakers. One year later, the perfect storm isn’t so perfect but it is a storm.  There is messiness being peddled, smugness and hurt feelings. Let’s start with super salesman Magic Johnson.  Allegedly, he is…

The Klay Contract Tightrope

If Klay Thompson is a businessman, he will say no thank you to a Warriors extension and wait for free agency in 2019 when he can take advantage of a mother of all contract that lands on his agent’s desk. It’s exactly what Jimmy Butler did earlier in the summer. But Butler has a wandering…

Because It’s the Suns, Does Ayton Even Matter?

Suns New Faces: DeAndre Ayton (R), Trevor Ariza, Mikal Bridges (R),  Richaun Holmes, Suns 2017-18 Regular Season Record: 21-61 Suns 2017-18 Weaknesses: 30th: 3-Point Percentage, Offensive Rating, Defensive Rating, Opponents Points. 29th: Assists. 28th: Field Goal Percentage.  27th: Steals. 26th: 3-Point Percentage Defense, Field Goal Percentage Defense Suns 2017-18 Strengths: 3rd: Pace. 6th: Free Throw Attempts. 8th: Offensive Rebounding. Leading Scorer: Devin Booker, 24.9  Best Defensive Rating:…

The 7 Who Are Bleeding Money

$151 million Miami Heat. Last Conference Final: 2014. Largest Salary: Chris Bosh ($26,837,720). Freedom: 2020-21, $57 million. The Heat are burdened by the max contract Pat  Riley gave to Chris Bosh once LeBron James left him high and dry. Bosh was then injured and the Heat haven’t been able to recover. They have entered into…

The Rockets Failed July and August Isn’t Much Better

Free agency wasn’t an hour old before Trevor Ariza turned his back on the best team- record wise- in the Western Conference during the 2017-18 season, the Houston Rockets.  Ariza committed to another Western Conference team, a lottery dweller and the perpetually confused front office of the Phoenix Suns. For the Suns, it was a…

Add Anthony Davis to MVP List

Just 25 years of age,  Anthony Davis is already one of the best players in the NBA. A MVP candidate, Davis has not reached his ceiling. He has the tools to become one of the greatest big men the league has ever seen. Davis has been one of the few big men to find success…

Dame’s Got a Message for ‘Bron On Opening Night

Damian Lillard is in the familiar place NBA superstar players find themselves. 28 years old. All-Star. Top-10 talent. Face of the franchise. Missing a conference final. It’s the Chris Paul trajectory and the challenge about this part of the Dame career is the “more” part of the bio. He wants more than an easy out…

Joakim Goodbye

The Phil Jackson-New York Knicks ineptitude is in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, two strikes and a 102 miles per hour fast ball coming.  Jackson’s most infamous free agent deal is about to leave the building. Joakim Noah will either be traded (but not likely), or he will be waived and the…