The Knicks lose to the lowly Nets, but it’s still all good

After a streaky first few months of the 2015-’16 season, the New York Knicks came into Wednesday night’s Battle for New York as one of the hottest teams in the NBA. Winners of six of their last eight, including a thrilling win over division rival Boston just a night earlier that evened their record at […]

Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo, left, dribbles past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Rajon Rondo’s Back, But Is He Still Good?

When the Sacramento Kings signed Rajon Rondo this past offseason, there was an endless amount of speculation as to whether the risk was worth the reward. Over the past four seasons (2011-2015), the divisive point guard averaged just over 47 games played per season. On top of physical limitations caused by injuries, it had seemed […]

Feb 20, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl looks on during the fourth quarter of the game against the Boston Celtics at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Boston Celtics 109-101. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings: Can Karl and Cousins Right the Ship?

It’s been almost a week since the report of a Sacramento Kings implosion. Following last Monday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, star player and/or “perennially upset non-leader”  DeMarcus Cousins blew up at first-year coach George Karl, leading to a player’s-only meeting, followed by some iteration of general manager Vlade Divac asking the players if the team […]

This man could very possibly hold the key to the 2015 NBA Western Conference championship.

Mavericks Extend Rick Carlisle Through Life After Dirk

ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday afternoon that the Dallas Mavericks agreed to a five-year extension with head coach Rick Carlisle. Carlisle, who took the reins in Dallas in 2008, has had an incredibly impressive run with the organization, posting a 340-222 record over the last eight seasons, reaching the 50-win mark four times. In fact, since Carlisle […]

NBA Rookie Countdown — No. 1 Karl-Anthony Towns

Heading into the 2014-15 College Basketball season, Karl-Anthony Towns was somewhere in between Myles Turner and Trey Lyles as far as NBA big men prospects were concerned. Not quite on the level of Jahlil Okafor yet, Towns’ inside-outside game made him one of the most important first year players out of the gate, as he increasingly stepped […]

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NBA Rookie Countdown — No. 2 D’Angelo Russell

Many would argue that Emmanuel Mudiay was a far superior NBA prospect heading into the 2014-15 basketball season than D’Angelo Russell, so how did the Ohio State product leap his peer, and get taken with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft? Why Was He Drafted? How many freshmen can come out and […]

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 3 — Jahlil Okafor

If you were to go back a year and tell the most knowledgeable basketball fans you know that Jahlil Okafor wouldn’t be the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, you’d probably draw more responses of “I don’t believe you” than people who would accurately be able to guess that it was Karl Anthony Towns. […]

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 4 — Kristaps Porzingis

Can you name the player the New York Knicks selected the last time they had a top-four draft pick? That’s right, none other than Mr. Knicks, Tri-Captain Patrick Ewing. The Knicks have had several lottery picks since Ewing (though not as many as their terrible record over the last 15 years would lead you to believe they’d […]

Oct 13, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic forward Mario Hezonja (23) looks on against the Miami Heat during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Miami Heat 95-92 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 5 — Mario Hezonja

The NBA Rookie Countdown continues in Central Florida, where we check on the Orlando Magic and international sensation Mario Hezonja. Hezonja is the fourth lottery pick added to the roster over the past three drafts, and hopefully for Orlando he’ll be able to live up to his ceiling as a high-octane scorer. Why He Was Drafted? I […]

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 6 — Willie Cauley-Stein

As we inch closer into the top half of our NBA Rookie Countdown, we check in with the new look Sacramento Kings, who are hoping to compete for a playoff spot for the first time in ten seasons. I’ll get into some of the bigger names who are new (or relatively new) to Sacramento shortly, but […]

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 7 — Emmanuel Mudiay

As much as Justise Winslow, Frank Kaminsky, and Stanley Johnson have a chance to be real impact players this season, our ongoing NBA Rookie Countdown has come to the portion of the program where we discuss our first legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate: Emmanuel Mudiay. Again, I think Johnson has some kind of shot […]

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 8 — Stanley Johnson

We’re a week into the NBA’s Preseason, which means every day we get a little bit closer to NBA basketball. As excited as you and I are for our favorite teams to get back onto the hardwood, the 2015 NBA rookie class has to be a thousand times more eager to prove that they belong, […]

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 9 — Frank Kaminsky

As we continue our 2015-16 NBA Preview, we’re taking a look at the top ten picks of the 2015 NBA Draft and what they mean to the teams that drafted them. In case you missed it, here’s our profile for Justise Winslow. Today, we delve into the Charlotte Hornets, who surprise (!!!), for the third […]

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 10 — Justise Winslow

As I write this, we’re under three weeks away from the start of the new NBA season! As excited as every hoops junkie is in anticipation of the upcoming season, there are 60-plus first-year players eager and anxious to clock their first NBA tick. And we’re going to profile them! We’re not going to get to every […]

Kobe Bryant: Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

With the return of the NBA season comes unwavering coverage of one of its greatest players of all time, Kobe Bryant. An unquestioned legend, Bryant is a rarity in today’s NBA as he’s played his entire career for the same team. But will he retire with that team? There hasn’t been a shortage of attention […]