The Ridiculousness of Jason Kidd

The Ridiculousness of Jason Kidd

And so Prokhorov has a decision to make regarding his future with the organization. Does he dare continue pursuing top-end veterans who merit expensive, guaranteed contracts? Does he attempt to sell off whatever unwanted contracts he can – now much harder to move without the added sweeteners of draft pick compensation – to avoid paying the astronomical tax penalties he has payed over his tenure with the team?

Not a video, not a picture, Wiggins is a basketball player

Not a video, not a picture, Wiggins is a basketball player

With Wiggins, however, they finally have some answers. They have an elite talent under contract on the rookie scale, a valuable asset in the simplest of ways. Wiggins will guard the opposing teams best player, and will rebound the heck out of the basketball. He can score points as a secondary option, and depending on what the team does at other positions, he’ll only need to be a secondary option…

Chandler, Asik are centers of attention

Chandler, Asik are centers of attention

The NBA off-season kicked into high gear on Wednesday with only so many hours before Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Two Western Conference opponents vying for a seed in next season’s grueling playoff picture made proactive moves to add starting big men – moves that included sacrificing long-term assets and/or taking on undesirable contracts…

Calipari is no Cavalier

Calipari is no Cavalier

Suppose Love gets moved somewhere else, or not at all. Suddenly Calipari is left with a complicated Irving negotiation looming, an otherwise young and unaccomplished roster, and Cleveland ownership that has proved to be disastrously impatient when it has cap space to blow…

NBA Finals predictions, Western Conference Playoffs X-Factors

NBA Finals predictions, Western Conference Playoffs X-Factors

It’s a lineup that hasn’t been used enough (everyone in the room stares at Jackson) but the Curry/Thompson/Iggy/Barnes/Lee unit has scored 123 points per 100 possessions. That’s (in theory) a ton of points! Barnes doesn’t look like a small forward; he is not a confident enough creator to play on the wing at this level…

2014 Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

2014 Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

According to 82games.com, when Pierce sits down the Nets allow 113.2 points per 100 possessions. This is not because he is a savant on the defensive end, nor because he has suddenly found his calling as a contemporary forward. Pierce is critical to what Brooklyn is doing on defense because of his offense…