Sunday, August 10, 2014

Andrew Wiggins’ Letter to the Cleveland Cavaliers

To owner Dan Gilbert, GM David Griffin, and all the Cleveland Cavaliers’ staff and fans,

I would like to start off by saying thank you for making me the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Walking on that stage on Draft Day and shaking the commissioner’s hand was the culmination of a lifelong dream.

This is a great time for the city of Cleveland as well. Your prodigal son, LeBron James has returned home and the Cavaliers’ front office has moved quickly to assemble a championship caliber team around him.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Miami Heat facing major overhaul this offseason

Whether they win or lose the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat will probably be adding a lot of new faces to their 2014-3015 roster.

Of course the biggest question facing the Heat is will LeBron James stay or leave for a chance to win more titles with another talented team that is not only on the of cusp of a championship but one that also has the money to pay him a huge contract?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Donald Sterling Seeks to Force Commissioner’s Hand

Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling has indicated that he won’t pay the $2.5 million fine levied on him by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as punishment for his racist remarks. Now we get to see what kind of backbone the new commissioner really has because Sterling isn’t going away quietly.

This is an extremely messy situation for a commissioner to have to deal with in his inaugural year at the position but after serving so many years under David Stern, Silver should be prepared to go toe-to-toe with the Clippers’ enigmatic owner.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Could Andrew Wiggins force his way to Toronto?

It’s no secret that freshman phenom, Andrew Wiggins loves the Toronto Raptors and would love nothing more than to play before his fellow Canadians. Wiggins grew up watching the Raptors as a kid and even mentioned his dream of playing for the Raptors in an interview with the Toronto Sun.

But how far is Wiggins willing to go to make this dream a reality? Wiggins is projected to be a top-three pick in the 2014 draft and the Raptors don’t look to be picking that high. At least not at the moment.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Is Dwyane Wade still a top ten player?

Thunder forward Kevin Durant was quoted in an interview saying that Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade should be replaced in Sport’s Illustrated’s top ten list of NBA players.

While Durant’s comments sparked a little back and forth between he and Wade on Twitter, Durant raised a viable question. Is Wade still a top ten player?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Canada on his mind: McGrady regrets leaving Raptors

After a futile career filled with first round exits on teams where he lacked the help to get him over the hump, Tracy McGrady thinks back to the one team he played on that could have potentially contended for a championship: the Toronto Raptors.

“In hindsight … I wish I had stayed in Toronto,” McGrady said while being interviewed by the Toronto Star. “There’s no doubt we could have contended for a championship. I think about that often.”

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Magic’s GM Following the OKC Blueprint

When Rob Hennigan was hired as General Manager of the Orlando Magic, it was expected that he would look to rebuild the team in the same manner as the Oklahoma City Thunder. Hennigan was an assistant GM with OKC for two years before the Magic came calling.

Admittedly, the OKC model makes a lot of sense for Orlando. Both are small market teams which makes drawing big name stars nearly impossible.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Miami Heat Should Trade Chris Bosh

Last postseason, Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh had a reason for being invisible; he was injured.

Bosh went down with an abdominal strain in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals during last year’s playoffs forcing him to miss nine games. He wasn’t fully healthy when he returned but he still put up better numbers than he is putting up now.

Spurs’ Game Plan to Win Finals: Crowd LeBron

San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich isn’t the longest tenured coach in the league by accident.

Sure it helps having Tim Duncan roaming the paint for the past 16 years but Popovich is probably the best at attacking an opposing team’s weakness.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Is LeBron Returning to Cleveland? Who Cares??!!!

Every time something significant happens for the Cleveland Cavaliers these days some media idiot wants to use it as an excuse to speculate on LeBron James eventual return to the team that drafted him.

The Cavaliers won the first overall pick in the draft a couple of years ago and drafted point guard Kyrie Irving. According to the media, LeBron is going to go back eventually to play with him.