Even LeBron Knows Kyle Kuzma Isn’t A #2

The Lakers don’t have a number two, a Robin to LeBron James Batman, a 1A, a destroyer LeBron can trust. The consequence of having average to above average young talent and pretending they are more than they have proven to be wastes everything LeBron James is and does on a night to night basis. Practically,…

So, What Were They Thinking in 2017?

NBA GM’s:  Charlotte, Detroit, Miami, Portland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Indiana, Atlanta, OKC, Brooklyn, Toronto, Utah, Orlando, all of them missed out on Kyle Kuzma. And that’s for slots in the draft after 10. Kuzma was drafted 27th by the Nets and traded to the Lakers in the Brook Lopez deal. Kuzma is one of the leaders…

With The Rookies, It’s More Art Than Science

The NBA Draft is a tricky business. It is an imperfect process that exposes human frailty under the brightest of spotlights. More art than science. More theory than fact. More misses than hits. A draft pick (particularly a lottery pick) is the most valuable, yet unpredictable commodity in the NBA. That’s an uneasy reality for…

5 Draft Day Brain Freezes GM’s Want To Do Over

The NBA draft lottery is an opportunity. It can make or break a franchise’s success for the next generation. But the opportunity to change the culture is not about drafting the first few picks.  When the Golden State Warriors picked up Draymond with the 35th pick, he wasn’t expected to transform into one of the…

Simmons, Tatum and Kuzma: ROY Pacesetters

It’s not too early to say the 2017 draft class was strong. 8 of 30 picks have already logged 200 minutes. Six players have already scored over 100 points (Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith, Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Kuzma, Lauri Markkanen). The rookies have made an impact for their teams, even Dennis Smith and De’Aaron…