The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves as one of the top teams in the NBA. After six consecutive seasons missing the playoffs, the Lakers finished the regular season with a 52-19 record and in first place in the Western Conference. While the first year of Lebron James with the Lakeshow was a Hollywood soap opera, the front office cleaned up their act and general manager [ . . . ]
If Cavs fans were expecting a drama-free environment in Cleveland after LeBron’s escape to LA, then they were wrong. This season was a rollercoaster, but instead of fighting for playoff seeding, Cleveland was fighting for lottery balls. Between John Beilein’s numerous trip-ups, Kevin Love’s outbursts, and unexpected trades, the Cavs found themselves in the center of attention more often than anticipated. There are plenty of [ . . . ]
I took part in the most recent version of Hoops Prospects Mock Draft. In this mock, I was contributing to the selection of each pick, but also primarily focused on Charlotte. As the draft unfolded, I made conscious decisions for the Hornets, and have provided a quick “state of the franchise” update below, along with the reasoning behind each selection. At the beginning of the [ . . . ]
Going into the 2019-20 NBA season, many were unsure of what to expect from the Boston Celtics. Following the departure of Kyrie Irving after a two-year stay with the Shamrocks that was — tumultuous to say the least — general manager Danny Ainge went out and signed former Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker to a four-year max contract. After putting pen to paper with Walker, [ . . . ]
The 2019-2020 New York Knicks again have another season marred with mediocrity and turnover. With the NBA allowing the top-22 teams to resume a shortened season in Disney World, the Knicks end the season with a 21-45 overall record, sixth worst in the NBA. Any team with a record that poor has either been cursed with injuries to players for long stretches or does not [ . . . ]
We take a dive into each team’s thought process to see what voids must be filled, and who may be ideal to fill them through free agency and the draft.