The Miracle Named Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler was not supposed to have made it this far. Getting through college, including his tenure with the Chicago Bulls and now the Wolves, was not simple. But he is seen as a franchise transforming player. He’s avoided all obstacles and challenges in his path, which would knock any normal human to the ground.…

Carmelo Math or Knicks Math?

“I believe that you should put the right people around you, people that will not let anything go wrong.” Carmelo Anthony. Carmelo wants to go to the Houston Rockets. He wants to be the third option to Chris Paul and James Harden; he yearns to be Chris Bosh. Give Melo some credit for self-awareness and…

Subsidies to Billionaires Keeps the NBA Afloat

Nearly half of NBA teams were losing money in fiscal 2016-17 before they were given a handout. Much needed cash via revenue sharing helped balance the books of teams in small markets.  Revenue sharing is an entitlement program Robin Hood would love. It takes from the rich (Lakers, Warriors) and gives to the poor (Milwaukee,…

The Boston Rebuild: Fact or Fiction?

The spotlight is on the Boston Celtics front office after one of the busiest off-seasons we’ve ever witnessed. The Celtics retained just four players from the 15 man roster that reached the Eastern Conference Finals last season. Landing Kyrie Irving, on top of the marquee free agency signing of Gordon Hayward, has set expectations sky-high…

Kevin Durant Knows About Sacrifice But Do the T-Wolves?

Recently, Kevin Durant went on The Bill Simmons Podcast and among other basketball-related topics, spoke about the Minnesota Timberwolves and their revamped roster that now includes Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford. Part of the Durant/Simmons dialogue is excerpted below. Durant: So let’s go down the line with that. Now Teague. Can’t…

Draymond vs. Rodman Would Have Been Epic

A handful of players whose on-court impact simply can’t be expressed through statistics have made their mark in the NBA.  Dennis Rodman and Draymond Green come to mind. Both have been part of dynamic team legacies, the championship Bulls for Rodman and the dynamic Warriors for Green. Both have won Defensive Player of the Year…