Let Kyle Lowry Walk

Raptors Free Agents: Serge Ibaka, Patrick Patterson, P.J. Tucker 2016-17 ¬†Raptors Weaknesses:¬†30th:¬†Assists, Power Forward Points.¬†29th: Frontcourt Scoring, Points in the Paint.¬†26th:¬†Bench Points.¬†24th:¬†Pace.¬†23rd:¬†Defensive Rebounding. 2016-17 Raptors Strengths: ¬†2nd:¬†Shooting Guard Points.¬†4th:¬†Steals, Backcourt Scoring, Non-Paint Points. ¬†6th:¬†Free Throw Attempts, Offensive Rating, Field Goal Percentage (Defense) ¬†8th:¬†Free Throw Percentage, Starters Scoring, Opponent Points. ¬†10th: Points. Largest (3) Raptors Contracts:¬†DeMar…

David Griffin To The Hawks Is Crazy But….

In the reshuffling of the Hawks front office, moving Wes Wilcox somewhere else, the Hawks have identified Cavaliers GM David Griffin as a prime target. Skeptics have two questions: why would David Griffin leave a team with LeBron James on it? And what has David Griffin done to earn the opportunity to build a team…

Cavs are Halfway to Lakers Playoff Record

The 2001 Lakers of Kobe-Shaq mystique went 15-1 in the playoffs as they destroyed all comers in the West. They didn’t lose one game in conference. They were undefeated going into the NBA Finals and were huge favorites over the¬†Allen Iverson 76ers. The Finals that year matched back-to-back regular season MVP winners in Shaquille O’Neal…

The Raptors Are Crashing, Whining, And Missing Threes

If you listen to the Toronto Raptors long enough, regardless of who is talking, it is the same slow pitched whine about LeBron James, as if they didn’t realize LeBron James has been to six straight NBA Finals. Yes, he is extraordinary. LeBron has played in 25 straight playoff series. He has won 22 and…

The (Fatal?) Blow to Mike Scott’s Career: Racial Profiling

The fourth amendment of the Constitution is the best friend of former Hawks forward Mike Scott. The fourth amendment protects citizens from government intrusion without probable cause, meaning the police have no legal basis to conduct a search during a minor traffic stop without a significant reason. Being black isn’t a reason. Because this happened…

The Kobe System: Teach (Kyrie, Gordon, Isaiah) Don’t Preach

The toughest, most brilliant moment on a Sunday evening in June came down to a couple of dribbles followed by the biggest shot of Kyrie Irving’s career that ended a 89-89 tie and thrust the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time in their history into the NBA record books as champions. After the hugging and…

When Giannis Is The Answer, Who Cares What The Question Is

Bucks Free Agents: Tony Snell, Jason Terry, Michael Beasley 2016-17 Bucks Weaknesses:¬†30th:¬†Shooting Guard Points.¬†29th:¬†Total Rebounding, Backcourt Scoring, Non-Paint Points.¬†28th:¬†Defensive Rebounding, Point Guard Points.¬†26th:¬†Pace.¬†25th:¬†Offensive Rebounding.¬†21st:¬†Free Throws Made.¬†20th:¬† Free Throws Attempted, Points Scored. 2016-17 Bucks Strengths:¬†1st:¬†Power Forward Scoring.¬†2nd:¬†Frontcourt Scoring, Points in the Paint.¬†4th:¬†Field Goal Percentage.¬†5th:¬†Assists.¬†6th:¬†2-Point Percentage, Blocks.¬†8th:¬†Bench Points, Small Forward Scoring.¬†9th:¬†Opponent Points.¬†10th:¬†3-Point Percentage, Steals, 3-Point Defense. Largest…

Searching for Chicago Hope

Bulls Free Agents: Nikola Mirotic, Anthony Morrow, Michael Carter-Williams, Joffrey Lauvergne, Cristiano Felicio 2016-17 Bulls Weaknesses: 29th:¬†3-Point Attempts, 2-Point Percentage. ¬†28th: Center Scoring.¬†27th:¬†Point Guard Scoring.¬†25th:¬†Field Goal Percentage.¬†24th: 3-Point Percentage. ¬†23rd: Points.¬†22nd:¬†Points in the Paint. 21st:¬†Backcourt Points.¬†20th:¬†Pace. 2016-17 Bulls Strengths:¬†2nd:¬†Offensive Rebounding.¬†3rd:¬†Total Rebounding.¬†6th:¬†Points Allowed, Defensive Rating, Free Throw Percentage, 3-Point Percentage Defense. ¬†7th:¬†Small Forward Scoring. 8th:¬†Shooting Guard…