Kevin Durant is not going to play for this man, and even if he’s fired at the end of the season, that will surely be much too late to change KD’s mind. No star player is going to look at Scott’s handling of D’Angelo Russell and conclude that the Lakers are a good place to chase championships.

The Lakers’ issues go far beyond Byron Scott

Los Angeles Laker head coach Byron Scott makes himself an easy target. He did so once again when speaking with the media on Wednesday, as his team gets set to head out on a five-game road trip. Lakers HC Byron Scott on young players: “I’m not always thinking about necessarily developing them. I’m always thinking […]

Dwight Howard has not seen Stan Van Gundy on a court in a while. Maybe they will share a Diet Pepsi. Photo by Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports.

Houston Rockets: some new parts, many familiar patterns

It’s starting to look like deja vu all over again for the Houston Rockets. Last season they won 56 games and advanced to the Western Conference Finals while dealing with all sorts of injuries. Dwight Howard played in 41 games, Terrence Jones 33, Patrick Beverley 56 and Donatas Motiejunas 71 — they fought through it […]

Despite a tumultuous end to their relationship, Stan Van Gundy helped transform Dwight Howard in Orlando. Photo by AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari

A look into the future with the Detroit Pistons

It seemed that the Stan Van Gundy era with the Detroit Pistons officially started during the opening night of the 2015-’16 NBA season. The Pistons knocked down 12-29 threes on their way to a 106-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Philips Arena. Detroit’s offense had the look of Van Gundy’s Orlando teams — it […]

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NBA Over/Under Win Total Picks

I’ve been picking NBA Over/Under win totals (actually every sport) for as long as I can remember. It’s a shtick I stole from Mike & the Mad Dog, which was the first place I ever heard of such a thing.  Here are my selections for the upcoming 2015-16 NBA season using’s lines. * Milwaukee […]

Kevin Love’s future might be tied to another Kevin. Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

What if Kevin Durant asks for a trade?

It’s a hypothetical that’s never going to happen, but we’re going to have some fun with anyway. What could the Oklahoma City Thunder get in a trade if Kevin Durant tells general manager Sam Presti he won’t be returning? Durant has one year and just over $20 million left on his contract. In this scenario […]

The NBA Offseason Team Awards

With the majority of the moves from the NBA offseason all wrapped up, I’ve decided to give some sort of award to all 30 teams. We will go in A-B-C order. Atlanta Hawks  Best Sequel Award (or so they hope)  The problem with going for sequels is the second movie typically isn’t as good as […]

NBA Free Agency: Day 1 Report

That was a lot to take in. The first full day of NBA free agency was a 24-hour festival of pure lunacy. Here’s a look back at some of the transactions. LOLakers  Ok, I’m not starting off with non moves, and as a New York Knicks fan, I shouldn’t laugh at other teams, but this […]

Analyzing the First Wave of NBA Free Agency

Night one of NBA free agency is in the books and it didn’t take long for it to start popping. Lets dig into all of the news. New Orleans Pelicans Sign Anthony Davis to a five-year, $145-million max extension.  People in New Orleans don’t need to hear this from me, but go right ahead and […]

Under the Radar NBA Free Agents

LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe — everyone is aware of the big name free agents looking to potentially switch teams as the NBA’s crazy season is upon us.  What we’re going to look at here are some of the lower tier players available that can help a team at a reasonable price. They’re […]

What the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Meant for Each Team

Here is a look at how the lottery played out in the 2015 NBA Draft team by team. 1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns What does it mean? The T’Wolves have one of the more interesting young cores in the NBA. Towns brings some necessary spacing from one of the big positions because of […]

Examining the Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers Nicolas Batum Deal

The Charlotte Hornets’ makeover seems to be nearing completion, while the Portland Trail Blazers’ could just be starting. Hornets general manager Rich Choo understood he couldn’t go into next season with a lack of spacing and has made legitimate headway in righting the issue. First, he dealt off Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers […]

It’s On George Karl to Connect With DeMarcus Cousins

The Sacramento Kings have put themselves in a difficult position by being a poorly run organization. It’s becoming clear because of previous moves they’ve lost the trust, and deservedly so, of star center DeMarcus Cousins. The Kentucky product has been with Sacramento for five years, and the Kings have a 131-263 record (a .332 win […]

5 Trade Scenarios for the 2015 NBA Draft

Thursday is fast approaching, which means it’s crazy season in the NBA: The draft is two days away. Below are trades that make some sense for both teams. To be clear, these are my wild ideas, not anything to do with actual sourced information or DeMarcus Cousins “snakes in the grass” emoji combos. I actually […]

Lance Stephenson has not found his footing on either end of the floor in his first year in Charlotte. Photo by Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Lance Stephenson Makes Sense for the Los Angeles Clippers

A helpful concept in building an NBA roster is finding value where no one else sees it. There are few players in the league that are going to succeed no matter what the situation is. How a player fits in and can mesh with those around him is an important factor in how one performs. […]

Cavalier Attitude: Cleveland’s Defense Creates A Competitive NBA Finals

All eyes are on the NBA’s championship series — the attention is more finely focused; there isn’t another series to look at on alternating days; immortality is the prize for the winner. Everything matters just a little bit more, and that’s why front-page banner headlines have to be accompanied by the page-one developments below the […]