I think 2022 was, overall, a pretty good draft class. It’s not 2003 or 1984 or 1996 or anything, but it’ll turn out to be pretty solid. But the best part about the 2022 Draft being over is that we can now start talking about the French phenom who has been taking over draft nerd… Read More The 2022 NBA Draft is Complete. Now We Can Start Talking About Victor Wembanyama
Things have apparently gone from bad to worse for the Brooklyn Nets: after contract extension talks with Kyrie Irving “stalled,” and it was reported that there was a real chance Kyrie could be leaving the Nets, there was chatter (first reported by Woj, I believe) that we shouldn’t be surprised if we see Kyrie take… Read More The Nets Might Be in Some Real Trouble—Plus, Beal to Become an Unrestricted Free Agent? And: Draft Night is Here
Via Shams Charania of the Athletic: The Nets’ negotiations with Kyrie Irving were always going to be challenging, and now they’ve reportedly reached an impasse. Irving can opt out of his contract and become a free agent at the end of this month, and conversations with Brooklyn over an extension have gone stagnant. It could… Read More Report: Nets, Kyrie at “Impasse” in Contract Extension Talks; Could Kyrie Be on the Move?
Legacies are difficult to evaluate. Some people are obsessed with counting the accolades and awards, and to them, a player’s legacy is determined almost solely by the number of rings, Finals MVPs and regular season MVPs he has amassed. But the way I look at it is, above all else, how good was he at… Read More How Much Does Winning this Ring Boost Steph Curry’s Legacy?
I started this post in the fourth quarter as Boston was desperately trying to come back so I’ll just get all my thoughts out here as the game winds down: Boston just looks like they have dead legs. They can hit threes, but they literally cannot play defense at all. They’re not only giving up… Read More The Golden State Warriors Have Won the 2022 NBA Championship
You know I’ve been complimentary of Steph in this series. I think I’ve been fair, though. I don’t think he’s had an all-time great series, but he did have an all-time great performance in Game 4. I am not one of those people who say Steph isn’t clutch, or that he’s played like shit in… Read More Warriors Take 3-2 Lead in Finals with 104-94 Win
I hate to be the “I told you so” guy, but in my post about Game 3, I said that the only way the Warriors can win games in this series is if the Celtics play like shit and Steph goes for 40. Tonight, the Celtics played like shit, Steph went for 43, and the… Read More Steph Drops 43, Warriors Prevail 107-97 to Tie Finals 2-2
The game has just ended. I’m going to get all my thoughts out here quickly, and then after watching some commentary on the game later tonight and tomorrow morning, and having some more time to think on the game, I’ll add in some more insights. But these are my immediate reactions: It should go without… Read More Celtics Take Game 3, 116-100
Through two games, this Finals has basically been decided by two quarters: Boston’s 4th quarter in Game 1, and Golden State’s 3rd quarter in Game 2. Outside of those two quarters, this series has basically been dead even (although Golden State did have a dominant 3rd quarter in Game 1 as well). This was the… Read More Warriors Even Finals 1-1 in 107-88 Blowout
I started writing this post when Marcus Smart hit a dagger three ball to make it 117-103 with under 5 minutes to play in the 4th. Boston is going to win this game by at least 10, probably 15+, after being down 10-15 points for most of the third quarter. I am highly impressed with… Read More Celtics Take Game 1 of 2022 NBA Finals, Steal Home Court Advantage