Bennedict Mathurin Is Making It Look Easy (10/29/22)

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)”

2022-23 Breakout Candidate: Onyeka Okongwu (8/10/22)

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)”

Thaddeus Young- Toronto’s Key to Success (4/24/22)

Thaddeus Young has been in the NBA for a long time. Drafted in 2007, he has shared the court with many all-time greats. LeBron, Kobe, Shaq, Duncan, Wade, Durant, Dirk, Giannis, the list goes on. He’s had some solid seasons himself, as he averaged 14 points per game across seven years with the Philadelphia 76ers.Continue reading “Thaddeus Young- Toronto’s Key to Success (4/24/22)”

Derrick White: Boston’s X Factor (4/13/22)

The Boston Celtics have been one of the best teams in the NBA since the trade deadline. They boast a record of 20-6 post-deadline, and a major factor in that success is their defense. Boston ended the regular season with a defensive rating of 106.2, ranking them at the top of the league. It’s easyContinue reading “Derrick White: Boston’s X Factor (4/13/22)”

Grand Theft Alvarado: The League’s Most Entertaining Backup Guard (3/30/22)

You might recognize the name Jose Alvarado from this video: If you haven’t seen that, there’s a chance you wouldn’t know who he is. I didn’t either prior to this season. I first learned the name Jose Alvarado during a game in November where his enthusiasm on the bench stood out to me. At theContinue reading “Grand Theft Alvarado: The League’s Most Entertaining Backup Guard (3/30/22)”

Oshae Brissett: The Unseen Gem of Indiana’s Rebuild (3/26/22)

At the trade deadline, the Indiana Pacers finally hit the reset button. After years spent stuck in mediocracy (and being seemingly content with it), a roster overhaul was long overdue.  Now, the team is filled with exciting young talent. Tyrese Haliburton, who Indiana received in return for Domantas Sabonis, is a fantastic core piece forContinue reading “Oshae Brissett: The Unseen Gem of Indiana’s Rebuild (3/26/22)”

Markelle Fultz is Back and Ballin’ (3/17/22)

When he was selected first overall in 2017, Markelle Fultz was supposed to be the savior of The Process. He was oozing with talent and upside. Then came the injuries. A rare condition called thoracic outlet syndrome destroyed Markelle’s shooting ability and held him to just 33 games in his first two seasons. He wasContinue reading “Markelle Fultz is Back and Ballin’ (3/17/22)”

It’s Ant Time- Portland’s Budding Superstar (2/3/22)

The Blazers are a mess this season. Injuries have hit them like a freight train. Dame has missed 22 games and could be done for the year. His sidekick, C.J. McCollum, missed 18 contests. Up-and-coming young wing Nassir Little recently went down with a season-ending shoulder injury. Injuries, as well as questionable roster construction, areContinue reading “It’s Ant Time- Portland’s Budding Superstar (2/3/22)”

A Breath of Fresh Air: Jarred Vanderbilt’s Insane Hustle (1/10/22)

It’s June 21st, 2018, and the Orlando Magic are on the clock with the 41st pick in the NBA draft. They select forward Jarred Vanderbilt out of Kentucky and immediately trade him to the Denver Nuggets. In his first two seasons in the league, Vanderbilt played just 115 total minutes across 28 games. With aContinue reading “A Breath of Fresh Air: Jarred Vanderbilt’s Insane Hustle (1/10/22)”

Richaun Holmes is Making a Push for Top 10 Center Status (11/6/21)

In the 2018-19 season, Richaun Holmes was nothing more than a solid backup big for the Suns. In 70 games (4 starts), he put up 8 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 61% from the field.  However, in NBA2K19, he played like prime Shaq or something. He grabbed every rebound and dunked everyContinue reading “Richaun Holmes is Making a Push for Top 10 Center Status (11/6/21)”