The Sacramento Kings have been the laughingstock of the league for a while now. They haven’t earned a playoff berth in a whopping 16 seasons, an absolutely woeful streak. Their stay in NBA purgatory has been extended by questionable draft decisions, poor defense, and a lack of game-changing free-agency acquisitions. They’ve tried to be competitiveContinue reading “Things Are Finally Looking Up for the Sacramento Kings (11/21/22)”
Donovan Mitchell is playing out of his mind this season. The three-time All-Star is playing arguably the best ball of his career so far while leading the 8-2 Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s shooting at career clips from inside and outside the arc and showing improved defensive effort. It’s early, but he’s on track to receiving hisContinue reading “Settling the Devin Booker Versus Donovan Mitchell Debate (11/9/22)”
The 2022 NBA rookie class has been beyond impressive through the 2022-23 season’s first week. First-overall pick Paolo Banchero is averaging over 20 points per game and is looking like an All-Star already. Jaden Ivey, Keegan Murray, Jalen Duren, Jeremy Sochan, and others are doing their thing as well. Among all those names, the playerContinue reading “Bennedict Mathurin Is Making It Look Easy (10/29/22)”
NBA day is finally upon us, and to celebrate the conclusion of the offseason it’s time to predict the top 100 players of the 2022-23 season. This is my third edition of this list and I’m hoping it will be my most accurate one. It’s always a blast trying to guess which players will makeContinue reading “Predicting the Top 100 NBA Players of 2023 (10/18/22)”
With training camp wrapping up and preseason underway, rosters are mostly solidified across the league. That means it’s time for my 2022-23 NBA preseason power rankings. My rankings are based on a combination of predicted regular season and postseason success (with playoffs holding more weight) and take into account roster talent, fit, and past successContinue reading “2023 NBA Power Rankings (10/11/22)”
We are now less than a month away from the 2022-23 NBA season, which means it’s once again time for my annual preseason articles. I’m tipping off my preseason triad with my award predictions. Just like last year, I’ll list my top five favorites (and a few honorable mentions) before giving my winner for eachContinue reading “2023 Award Predictions (9/26/22)”
Kevin Durant didn’t get traded, but we got the next best thing. In somewhat of a shocking event, the Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired All-Star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz. In exchange for their franchise player, Utah received Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Ochai Agbaji, three unprotected first-round picks, and two pick swaps. AfterContinue reading “Thoughts on the Donovan Mitchell Trade (9/1/22)”
The NBA can finally move forward. Kevin Durant has withdrawn his trade request and is staying with Brooklyn for the upcoming season. Now that teams aren’t waiting on KD, they can return to business as usual. Remaining free agents will be picked up and other trades will be made. Today, I’ve pieced together five dealsContinue reading “5 Trades That Could Be Made Before the 2022-23 NBA Season (8/29/22)”
The NBA is absolutely loaded with young talent. Seven members of my top 25 of the 2022 season are under 25 years old. With all-time greats like LeBron, Steph, and KD aging, the next generation of superstars is coming. That being said, who has the best collection of youngsters? Today I’m ranking my top sevenContinue reading “Ranking the Top Seven Young Cores in the NBA (8/19/22)”
The East is better than ever, and the Atlanta Hawks are shaping up to be one of the top teams in the conference. A disappointing first-round exit in 2022 after their 2021 Conference Finals run raised questions about the team’s ceiling, and they responded by adding All-Star guard Dejounte Murray to pair with offensive phenomContinue reading “2022-23 Breakout Candidate: Onyeka Okongwu (8/10/22)”
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