The Trade The terms of the trade are: Philadelphia 76ers receive De’Anthony Melton Memphis Grizzlies receive: 23rd overall pick, Danny Green Analysis Philadelphia essentially gave up their first round pick to trade in Green for a younger, healthier shooting guard. That is not a bad price to pay given that late first round picks typically … Continue reading “Trade Grade: De’Anthony Melton to Sixers”
With the 2022 NBA draft just mere hours away, there are a ton of things NBA fans should keep an eye on. With rumors swirling all around regarding teams, players, and possible trades, it’s easy to get lost in the rumor-mill. Let’s get back to basics, and examine one of the most exciting players in … Continue reading “Prospect Draft Profile: Paolo Banchero”
Thursday night, the Warriors knocked off the Celtics 103-90 to win the NBA Finals. With the season now officially over, the next major event on the basketball calendar is the NBA Draft. With the draft coming very soon, on June 23rd, it’s time to start taking a look at some of the top prospects. First, … Continue reading “Prospect Draft Profile: Jabari Smith Jr.”
The Los Angeles Lakers workouts have continued this week. They have been busy bringing in various prospects for pre-draft workouts in order to gain a sense of who to target in the late second round or as an undrafted free agent. The Purple and Gold have brought in a mixture of mid-major and power conference … Continue reading “Lakers Workouts: Prospect Power Rankings 2.0”
The basketball world was greatly anticipating this Warriors v. Celtics Finals matchup, and so far the series has completely delivered. Boston took care of business in Game 1, stealing a necessary game on the road. Golden State responded accordingly with an emphatic Game 2 victory. What do the first two games tell us about what … Continue reading “2022 NBA Finals Series Update”
The Los Angeles Lakers have worked out a number of prospects over the previous two weeks. When looking at the list of players, one caught my eye that was a fairly slept on possibility in Grant Golden. Could he be the next new Laker? Who is Grant? Golden is a 6’10, 225-pound power forward from … Continue reading “Should The Lakers Target Grant Golden?”
Tonight, the Golden State Warriors kick off their NBA Finals battle against the Boston Celtics. The series is sure to be a battle for both teams. So let’s take a look at three keys the Warriors must keep in mind if they want to win this series. 1. Limit the turnovers. Almost every Warriors fan … Continue reading “Three Keys for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals”
It’s the best time of the year. Maybe your semester is ending, you’re entering the summer, but most importantly, the NBA Finals are here again. It almost feels refreshing to have competitive matchups in recent years after the monotony of the annual Warriors-Cavs showdown. The Warriors are back in the Finals again, but this time … Continue reading “What to Watch For in the 2022 NBA Finals”
Who will win the Larry O’Brien Trophy in the 2022 NBA Finals?
As May comes to a close, so does Mental Health Awareness month. But, the work doesn’t stop here. After two years of a pandemic, this year’s mental health awareness month was more important than ever, and we saw that demonstrated numerous times in professional sports. Resources, support, and education are becoming more widespread each and … Continue reading “Mental Health in Sports”
The Boston Celtics’ rising star has been a dominant force throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. Now, Jayson Tatum is headed to the finals after putting the NBA on notice. From sweeping the heavily favored Brooklyn Nets to dethroning the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks, to now engaging in a spectacular battle with Miami Heat superstar, Jimmy … Continue reading “Jayson Tatum Is Finals Ready and Going For Gold”
Throughout the past decade, the Western Conference has been dominated by a handful of teams. The Warriors, Spurs, Lakers, and many other teams have come roaring out of the West in the past decade. Golden State made it again this year, but with their players beginning to age, it may be time for another shift … Continue reading “The Memphis Grizzlies May be the Next Dynasty to Come Out of the West”
The other day, Sixers center Joel Embiid sent out this tweet that led to a whirlwind of speculation. It immediately begs the question, when Embiid says, “Miami needs another star,” is he referring to himself? If so, could Joel Embiid to the Heat be in our future? Embiid Isn’t Wrong First, let’s be clear that … Continue reading “Could Joel Embiid Really Join The Heat?”
The Utah Jazz might be in something even worse than basketball hell. They find themselves stuck in basketball purgatory. After yet another playoff disappointment, there’s only one thing they should do this summer. The Utah Jazz must trade their stars. For the past six years, the Utah Jazz have been a perennial playoff contender, and … Continue reading “The Utah Jazz Must Trade Their Stars”
As the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for the final stages of hiring their next head coach, three candidates are seeking to lead the famous Purple and Gold. While all three are excellent candidates, only one may be hired. Here’s how each one differs. Darvin Ham Darvin Ham is a former NBA player who is also … Continue reading “Lakers Potential Head Coach Power Rankings”
This past season many young players have started to make their mark in the NBA. With players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and James Harden all getting older, many people are wondering who are the next players to take over the league. Jayson Tatum and Luka Doncic are currently showing their skill in the conference … Continue reading “Ranking the Top 10 NBA players under 25”
The Eastern Conference Finals began last night with Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. What started as a close game and the Celtics ahead, ended with complete second-half domination by Jimmy Butler and the Heat. Butler led Miami to a 118-107 victory thanks to his massive stat line. The Miami superstar … Continue reading “Can Jimmy Butler and the Heat go all the way?”
Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks’ superstar point guard, is putting the NBA on notice for anyone who questions his game. If there were any doubts about his determination to lead his team to victory, they were put to rest after Sunday’s performance. Now, he faces his toughest challenge of his career against the Golden State … Continue reading “Luka Doncic is on a different level”
The MVP award candidates have been announced: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. When I look at that list, I can’t help but notice a player missing. All year he has been overlooked as a real MVP award candidate. Now, he is left off the finalist list: Luka Doncic, the young superstar. He shouldn’t … Continue reading “The Real MVP: Is Luka Doncic Overlooked?”
As Women’s History Month begins, let’s look at some incredible examples today.
The 2021 NBA season is here, so it’s time to get in on some NBA win totals action!
What can the Oklahoma City Thunder take away from a hard loss vs the Milwaukee Bucks?
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be back in action this coming Sunday as they travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for an intriguing matchup vs the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. The Thunder most likely will not have to play against the majority of the starting lineup that won the NBA Championship last year as the Bucks are … Continue reading “Thunder vs Bucks: Preseason Preview”
The Charlotte Hornets got the best of a young Thunder team on Monday night in the Paycom Center. Here are some key takeaways from the Charlotte Hornets vs Oklahoma City Thunder. Josh Giddey is the real deal- Look, I know it was only a preseason exhibition, but the way Giddey played with pace and let … Continue reading “Charlotte Hornets vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Post game report”
The Cavaliers selected Evan Mobley, center out of USC at number three overall. Mobley is an extremely consistent player. He has a high upside with a solid floor. His shooting needs work, but he can develop that. He also needs to develop more physically, especially if he is to guard larger centers in the post. … Continue reading “Cavs Select Evan Mobley at 3”
Today is the day that NBA fans have been waiting for since the end of the NBA Finals: Draft Day! As it draws nearer, some players have fallen and others have risen. A consensus top three have emerged (in terms of order of selection, not actual rankings). Then, a second tier of three has emerged, … Continue reading “Daniel Garrett’s NBA Mock Draft”
With the NBA Draft happening tonight, Daniel Garrett gives us his NBA Draft Big Board Top 50.
The Boston Celtics were close to making a true run into the NBA finals but ended up falling short to the Brooklyn Nets in the first round. The Boston Celtics have a very good foundation to build off of, but are they missing a certain piece to help round-out their team? Absolutely. The Celtics have … Continue reading “Could the Celtics make a Blockbuster Trade?”
The Charlotte Hornets have not been much of a top line organization, but after the recent years of moves made by the office, the Hornets could be looking at a turn-around. The way that the league has altered in recent years has created a NBA game that is dominated by the guard position, and you … Continue reading “Can the Hornets Build off this Season?”
Player Overview Darius Garland is a 21-year-old, 6’1”, 192lbs point guard for the Cavs. He was drafted 5th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. He still has another two seasons before becoming a restricted free agent. Garland averaged 17.4 points per game, which ranked 44th in the NBA. He also averaged 6.1 assists per game, … Continue reading “Cavs Future Series: Darius Garland”
(Photo by Erik Drost) Player Overview Collin Sexton is a 22-year-old, 6’1.5”, 183lbs combo guard for the Cavs. He was drafted 8th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft as the pick obtained from the Nets via the Celtics as part of the Kyrie Irving trade. He will become a restricted free agent following the upcoming … Continue reading “Cavs Future Series: Collin Sexton”