Top NBA players aren’t playing in the Olympics… And that’s okay

The 2016 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team will be missing some superstars when the games start in early August. Players such as LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul have all withdrawn their names from consideration. The reasons vary. Some could be nervous about the Zika Virus. Others may just want to…

The Oklahoma City Thunder stole the show on draft night.

Despite not having one of the top picks, the Oklahoma City Thunder made a huge splash at the NBA draft. The Thunder traded forward Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, the draft rights to the 11th pick which is former Gonzaga big man Domantas Sabonis and Ersan Ilyasova, who they’ll likely release. Ibaka…

Which top NBA draft pick will have the best rookie season?

Nobody should be stunned at who was taken with the top 2 picks in the NBA draft. The Philadelphia Sixers took LSU forward Ben Simmons with the number 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers selected Duke forward Brandon Ingram after that.  Those picks have been a given for months. But now that the draft is over,…

Where in the world will Kevin Durant end up?

Kevin Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Western Conference Finals in 2016. But could he be leading another team deep in the playoffs next season? The hottest name in NBA free agency is Durant. He will have several suitors when free agency officially starts July 1st, but what’s the best option for him? He…

Which team is the early favorite to win the NBA title next year?

There might still be fans in the streets of Cleveland celebrating the Cavaliers 2016 NBA title, but it’s never too early to talk about the 2017 NBA Finals. Are the Cavaliers the favorite to win back-to-back titles? Are the Warriors poised to take back the crown? Let’s dig in. The Cavs rallied back from a…

Is Game 7 the final game for Kevin Love in a Cavaliers uniform?

Kevin Love has been a non-factor in the NBA Finals. This isn’t an opinion. Based on the numbers, it’s a fact. Love had yet another underwhelming performance in Game 6, playing just 12 minutes, putting up 7 points and 3 rebounds. In Game 5, he played 33 minutes but still had just 2 points. In Game 4,…

No Green, no Bogut: A big problem

About 200 feet east of Oracle Arena Monday night, Draymond Green watched Game 5 from a suite inside the Oakland Athletics’ stadium. What he saw was his team bring a championship effort in a closeout game, only to fall short on their home floor (where, by the way, the Warriors had only lost seven times…

Will the Cavaliers force a Game 7?

Without Draymond Green on the floor, the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to avoid elimination and take out the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Finals 112-97. Green, who was suspended for the game after receiving his 4th flagrant foul of the playoffs, was greatly missed by Golden State, who gave up a combined…

Draymond Green suspended for Game 5 of the Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will miss Game 5 of the Finals after being assessed his 4th flagrant foul of the NBA Playoffs. Under NBA rules, a player that receives 4 flagrant fouls in the playoffs automatically gets suspended 1 game. The infraction came when Green and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James got tangled…

Should the Cavs start Kevin Love going forward?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have 113 million reasons to start Kevin Love for the remainder of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. His 5 year/113 million dollar contract is among the highest in the NBA. However, his absence in Game 3 of the Finals has raised questions about his fit on the team. With…