Russ the (Not) Best Player

It was nice while it lasted, two years of Russell Westbrook doing just about everything except mopping up the Chesapeake Energy Arena floor in the absence of an elite player. But that it is over. Paul George has arrived and has filled in the Kevin Durant hole. George isn’t Durant. He is not. But he…

Who to Watch, Who to Diss Opening Week

The NBA gets PR. They now how to milk a season and get great expectation/anticipation out of something that hasn’t even happened. They are selling an experience eight weeks before the experience happens. They leak the schedule in August to generate buzz and discussion. They want everyone excited about what is about to happen in…

March Madness Is Suddenly A NBA Thing

March Madness is here and not just college basketball. The NBA has their own version of insanity as teams are hustling to the finish line.  It’s a relief. The 82 game schedule can be mind numbing, like when Orlando is playing Brooklyn.  The season being a gatekeeper for the playoffs is a false but common…

Old-School Russ Ended the Loyalty Debate

Who knew that one defection would alter the career trajectory of Russell Westbrook. Whereas he was happy to be the Kevin Durant partner two seasons ago, Westbrook is now the triple double machine, the I stir the drink in OKC, and I just got paid. Westbrook was offered and accepted the largest contract in NBA…

Daryl Morey Sour Grapes

It’s been over a month and Daryl Morey still hasn’t gotten over the sting of Russell Westbrook winning the MVP which is actually very funny, a GM still obsessing over an award that has little to zero meaning in the grand scheme of things. It is titles that matter, not MVP’s. But Morey hasn’t gotten…

Russell Westbrook and What’s Next

Thunder Free Agents: Taj Gibson, Nick Collison, Andre Roberson 2016-17 Thunder Weaknesses:  30th: 3-Point Percentage, Small Forward Offense. 27th: Frontcourt Offense.  26th: Free Throw Percentage, Power Forward Offense.  25th: Assists.  20th: Paint Scoring, Shooting Guard Offense. 2016-17 Thunder Strengths: 1st: Offensive Rebounding, Total Rebounding, Point Guard Offense. 3rd: Fast Break Points. 4th: Free Throw Attempts. 6th: Backcourt Scoring. 8th: Defensive Rebounding.  9th: Pace, Center Offense. 10th: Blocks, Out…