“The Bucks & MCW: Maybe Could Work?”

Just a few short years ago, Milwaukee‘s Michael Carter-Williams was coming off an unexpected Rookie of the Year campaign in Philly. Coming from Syracuse with questions regarding his ability to defend, score & consistently knock down shots, MCW quickly proved doubters wrong. ‘Sky’s the limit!’ …is what MCW probably thought heading into his sophomore year as a pro. But halfway through year 2, Philly dealt … Continue reading “The Bucks & MCW: Maybe Could Work?”

“When Derrick Met Clyde”

Derrick Rose, when healthy, remains an exciting player to watch – featuring twisting finishes, reverses & contorted switch-handers. Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Knicks legend & current color commentator is known for his creative phrases whilst describing action on the hardwood. Stuff like “spinning & winning,” “posting & toasting,” and “driving & thriving” are firmly entrenched in his vocabulary. So with D. Rose in the Big Apple, … Continue reading “When Derrick Met Clyde”

Dion Waiters to the HEAT

Since losing Dwyane Wade earlier this month, the HEAT have made a serious of short-term moves to offset his production. According to reports, Dion Waiters is set to join Miami on a 1 year/$2.9 million deal. That’s crazy value for Waiters, who had difficultly securing a deal despite a productive postseason with OKC. Likened to Wade coming out of school, it’s a bit ironic Waiters … Continue reading Dion Waiters to the HEAT

Top DOG of the Night: Bobby Portis

Top DOG of the Night: Bobby Portis (CHI) – 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals This Summer League thing is starting to get a bit too easy for Chicago‘s Bobby Portis. It’s very clear his NBA experience, added strength and patience on the block is too much for a lot of guys to handle in this setting. Today, Portis pulled out all the stops in the first … Continue reading Top DOG of the Night: Bobby Portis

“Ben Simmons’ True NBA Skill”

When watching Ben Simmons during Summer League, there’s a clear, NBA skill on display each time he’s on the court. It’s natural. It’s unforced. It’s beautiful. It’s, it’s…some of the best passing you’ll see from a 19-year old: The vid’s in slow motion for dramatic effect (obviously) but that’s really how Simmons views the game. Ben’s control and patience are far beyond his years – key factors why … Continue reading “Ben Simmons’ True NBA Skill”

Richard Jefferson Un-Retires Via Snapchat

Welp, Richard Jefferson‘s retirement didn’t last long! Yesterday, RJ announced his plans to come back for two more seasons: Meanwhile, in Richard Jefferson Snapchat-land… pic.twitter.com/ZFWufqRvUT — Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) July 7, 2016 There you have it. Jefferson was instrumental for Cleveland to capture its first championship. And for RJ to come back on a reasonable 2 year/$5 million deal returns some depth and solid play … Continue reading Richard Jefferson Un-Retires Via Snapchat

“GOAT S***”

It’s only been 10 days since the Cavaliers won their first NBA championship. You know what that means…one of the clutchest postseason performances of all-time is still fresh on the mind. Yup, I’m talking about Kyrie Irving‘s unstoppable 3rd quarter from Game 7 and his icing-on-the-cake three right over Steph Curry with under a minute to go. Through all of the hooplah surrounding Cleveland’s improbable comeback, somehow, someway, … Continue reading “GOAT S***”

Jodie Meeks Dealt to Magic

Free agency kicks off tomorrow night (12:01 ET, July 1st), so a flurry of minor moves and transactions are around the corner. Today, the Detroit Pistons traded sharpshooter Jodie Meeks to Orlando to free up cap space for the summer. It’s time to re-up on All-Star Andre Drummond (RFA), so the trade was strictly a “business” move. However, acquiring Meeks is a pretty nice coup for … Continue reading Jodie Meeks Dealt to Magic

“The Derrick Rose Era Is Over”

For the better part of 8 years, Chicago‘s Derrick Rose has been the face of the franchise – a talented #1 overall pick playing in his backyard. Now, it’s over, as the Bulls have moved on from Rose (and his $21 million deal) and started building for the future. In the deal, Chicago sent Rose, Justin Holiday & a 2017 second-rounder to the New York Knicks … Continue reading “The Derrick Rose Era Is Over”