OKC’s Sam Presti is an overrated draft savant

Sam Presti is the only NBA executive ever to draft three future MVPs and he did it in three consecutive drafts. It’s a maniacal stroke of luck and an exercise of risk/reward, chance and foresight. By doing so, Presti at the time guaranteed short-term success for the soon-to-be relocated Seattle Sonics into the Oklahoma City […]

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Who is the best point guard in the NBA?

Photo: Getty Images Brunson is starting to look like the second coming of Chris Paul, just without the lousy attitude. He is making his teammates better at a clip even his former teammate Dončić can’t claim, elevating the Knicks’ deep roster with a next-man-up mentality after numerous injuries. He can seemingly play with anyone, as […]

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Players to get paid in new college hoops in-season tournament

The fire hydrant has been busted open and money is spewing in the streets of college sports. Mens’ college basketball saw the success of the Inaugural 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament and has decided to start one of its own. Does the NBA need to fix the All Star Game? Men’s college basketball will host its […]

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Knicks’ Josh Hart is the hardest working man in the NBA

Work Hart, not smart, has been the New York Knicks blueprint since the end of January. While injuries to Julius Randle and OG Anunoby have kept their front court stars out of the rotation, Tom Thibodeau has turned to his tried-and-true method of working his blue collar contributors until they’re dog tired. His most consistent […]

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Jalen Green’s filthy jam over Anfernee Simons is Dunk of the Year Worthy

Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (4) goes up for a dunk against Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 8, 2024. Image: AP During the course of an NBA season, we get quite a few wow moments in many different ways. […]

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Are the Minnesota Timberwolves for real or American Fiction?

It’s Oscars Week, which feels like as good a time as any to draw up the NBA storylines and characters which could double as Oscar nominees.The Minnesota Timberwolves’ deceptive season has been one of the hottest topics in the West so let’s start there. Rob Riggle, Amin Joseph, Joshua Malina and more share NBA Finals predictions […]

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Draymond Green passes Larry Bird on the NBA’s made threes list

The explosion in three-point shooting ushered in by Stephen Curry, alongside fellow splash bro Klay Thompson, has literally changed the game we all know and love over the past decade. Once Golden State proved that you could win a championship playing largely on the perimeter offensively, the entire league attempted to follow suit in duplicating […]

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Rudy Gobert meant it when he flashed money sign at ref

Renowned aggravator Rudy Gobert pissed off another group of people Friday night, and though getting T’d up isn’t newsworthy in itself, it’s what the Frenchman did to earn a technical that’s interesting. In the closing seconds of the Cleveland-Minnesota game with his team ahead by a point, the Timberwolves center was whistled for his sixth […]

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This week in the locker March 09, 2024

Photo: Getty Images One can’t help but wonder if Russell Wilson had just thrown that last pass in Super Bowl 49 into the third row how the rest of it might have played out. Seattle would likely have had consecutive Super Bowls, he’d be a god in the PNW, and perhaps everyone would have had […]

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This week in the NBA & WNBA March 09, 2024

Photo: Getty Images I’m not anti-analytics, because data matters, but there’s no way to factor in things like your best player missing tipoff because he was a late arrival, or a coach pulling his second-best player when he’s on pace for a 70 burger. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a very good basketball team, by record, […]

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