The Jazz’s Roots are Strong In Salt Lake

Traditionally, ownership of NBA teams are treated as more of profitable business ventures than a passion project. Owners range anywhere from families to distant business partners who have more money than any one individual would ever know what to do with. The trend in these highly marketable, money-printing sports conglomerates is to seek wherever the dollar takes you. Even worse, the owners that tend to own these teams feed … Continue reading The Jazz’s Roots are Strong In Salt Lake

10/31/16 • Quick News: “Extension, Extension”

Today marks the deadline to extend players before they could hit the market as restricted (or unrestricted if their qualifying offer is rescinded) free agents next summer. Let’s take a quick look* at who inked long-term deals this afternoon: C Rudy Gobert (UTA) • 4 yr./$102 million • 100 mil may seem a bit egregious but there’s no question Utah made the right move here. As a small … Continue reading 10/31/16 • Quick News: “Extension, Extension”

Jeff Teague Dealt to Pacers in 3-Team Deal

Trade season is among us, as another big move went down just hours ago… According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Atlanta Hawks have dealt (former) All-Star guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers. In the deal, George Hill goes to Utah, while Utah’s #12 overall pick (2016) goes to ATL. Atlanta gets: #12 overall Indiana gets: G Jeff Teague Utah gets: G George Hill … Continue reading Jeff Teague Dealt to Pacers in 3-Team Deal

“One Legendary Night”

April 13, 2016/#MambaDay: the official end of Kobe Bryant‘s illustrious career. The postseason begins this Saturday but you wouldn’t know it due to all of the buzz surrounding both Kobe’s final chapter & the Warriors’ pursuit of immortality. Let’s think about it for a sec. Farewell – The last “farewell tour” for an NBA player of Kobe’s stature was Michael Jordan’s second retirement in 2003. Though … Continue reading “One Legendary Night”

“They Sleep”

25, 7 & 4. Apparently, that’s not enough to warrant an All-Star selection in a stacked, Western Conference field. For Damian Lillard, it’s just another piece of motivation in a basketball life filled with constant “slights” and a lack of respect. The fact is, Lillard isn’t just another “all-most” star in a league that features an eclectic cast of talented players. He’s a superstar – … Continue reading “They Sleep”

Carmelo Passes Larry Bird on All-Time Scoring Ladder

In last night’s 118-111 overtime victory for the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, Carmelo Anthony notched 30 points which nudged him to 31st on the all-time NBA scoring list. Anthony is obviously no slouch at putting the ball in the hoop and will undoubtedly rise well above 31st but last night was special due to passing none other than Larry “Legend” Bird. Anthony currently sits … Continue reading Carmelo Passes Larry Bird on All-Time Scoring Ladder

“The Scoop: Jan. 21st Edition”

Cleaning up last night’s action in the Association…   SIXERS 96, Magic 87 Stats Leaders:  PTS: Elfrid Payton – 21 | REBS: Robert Covington – 11 | ASTS: Ish Smith – 11 Top DOG of the Night: Ish Smith (13 points, 11 dimes) Quick Recap: A late three by Isaiah Canaan (15 points off the bench) pushed the Sixers to their 6th victory. Ish Smith, an evil sorcerer hell-bent on … Continue reading “The Scoop: Jan. 21st Edition”

“Rookie Doggy Bag: PG Edition”

Almost halfway through the 2015-16 campaign, let’s check in on a few, rookie floor generals and grade their progress!   D’Angelo Russell (LAL) #2 overall (2015, Ohio State) | 11.9 points/game, 3.8 rebounds/game, 3.4 assists/game Out of the top three picks in the 2015 Draft, D’Angelo’s had the roughest time in terms of minutes and an unrefined role. It’s a mild shocker since the Lakers were … Continue reading “Rookie Doggy Bag: PG Edition”

“What a Time…”: 2015-16 Western Conference Preview

The Western Conference is a free for all! At least seven teams have a legitimate shot of advancing to the Finals and winning it all, including the defending champion Golden State Warriors, revamped San Antonio Spurs, and star-studded LA Clippers. Here, you’ll find brief season outlooks for each team. Enjoy! #15 Minnesota Timberwolves Key Acquisitions & Draft Picks: F/C Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky, 1st overall), G Andre Miller (free … Continue reading “What a Time…”: 2015-16 Western Conference Preview