In a blockbuster move, three-time NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, in exchange for Collin Sexton, Lauri Markannen, rookie Ochai Agbaji, three unprotected first round picks (2025, 2027, 2029), and two pick swaps. Let's break down both sides of the deal and who won this trade. Cleveland Cavaliers Jason Miller/Getty … Continue reading Grading the Donovan Mitchell Trade
Chris Paul is now 37 years old, and in the latter years of his NBA career. It's especially during these points of time when we focus on a player's legacy and how they'll be remembered. However, at this point in time, Paul's legacy is a bit confusing. Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images How can a player … Continue reading The Confusing Legacy of Chris Paul
In the current downtime of the NBA off-season, there are generally three things to do; reflect on the past season, analyze summer league games and performances way too much, and look forward to the coming season. Today, we're doing the last of those options, and looking at five compelling storylines for the 2022-23 season. … Continue reading 5 Storylines to Watch for the 2023 NBA Season
What if Jeanie Buss and Rob Pelinka coauthored a statement in order to assure their fanbase that all was going according to plan, and next year would be spectacular? Much like how the President gives a State of the Union speech every year, here is an imagined "State of the Lakers" address. Note: This is … Continue reading State of the Lakers Address
For the past few years, load management has become an ever prevalent factor in the NBA, with star players missing games in favor of rests so that when they do play, they're at their absolute best. The 82-game season the NBA plays is grueling and long, and only five players played in all 82 games … Continue reading Could the NBA Shorten Its Season?
The Phoenix Suns decided to resign Deandre Ayton by matching a four-year $133 million contract the Indiana Pacers offered him in free agency. This was a shock at first, given the history of the franchise and how cheap Robert Sarver has been known to be. But, apparently the Suns were going to match any offer … Continue reading So…What’s Going on in Phoenix?
Danny Ainge is one of the best General Managers (GMs) in the history of the NBA, and one of the reasons why is that he's never afraid to make a big move (hence his nickname, Trader Danny). Ainge has great insight into who can develop into an All-Star (and who can't), and knows when it's … Continue reading Trader Danny’s Best Moves as a GM
After the frenetic start to free agency, everything seems to have calmed down, as there are only a few players who have yet to move or resign. In the meantime, let's break down what every team has done in free agency, and then hand out some grades. Atlanta Hawks: Scott Wachter/USA Today Sports Departures: Delon … Continue reading Every Move Made by Every Team in Free Agency, Plus Grades
It's been no surprise to anyone that the drama throughout free agency has been largely pointed at two teams; the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets. Neither team has failed to make headlines in the past few years, bringing in lots of All-Stars (or former All-Stars), and drama. For the Nets, they had one of … Continue reading Addressing the Rumors Between the Lakers, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant
The Boston Celtics made a much deeper playoff run then anyone expected during the 2022 season, defeating every team that had beaten them in the playoffs for the past three years; the Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving Nets, the Jimmy Butler Heat, and Giannis Antetokounmpo's Bucks. However, they had two key weaknesses during their playoff run. Credit … Continue reading The Celtics Finally Got Their Point Guard