Minnesota Timberwolves

Some 15,200 came out to the Target Center last week to see the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves annual “Summer Showcase” scrimmage. (Admission is free.) The NBA’s top draft pick, Karl Anthony Towns, put on a 24-point, 15-rebound show in 27 minutes, the fans went crazy, and they also got to applaud reigning rookie-of-the-year Andrew Wiggins, one […]

By |2015-07-16T16:22:53-07:00July 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DeAndre Jordan

Chandler Parsons said it to describe Jordan’s change of heart: “He wasn’t ready for being a franchise player. He was scared.”  I don’t know if he was scared but Parsons was right – Jordan couldn’t carry a team like the Mavericks, but playing with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin best suits his game. Also on the […]

By |2015-07-16T16:21:50-07:00July 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alex Len

After two stress fractures, left and right ankles, since 2013, why would you let one of your most valuable pieces  play in the NBA summer league?   Also, it will be hard to deny this young man the opportunity to play with his national team in September.  This is a situation where Rest is more […]

By |2015-07-11T18:26:50-07:00July 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The NBA’s 3.2 Billion-Dollar Game

Because the NBA signed a $9 billion TV contract last year, the salary cap figures to increase by more than 60 per cent two years from now. Translated, that means it’ll jump from $67.1 million today to $108 million for the 2017-18 season. Multiply by 30 teams and the result is $3.2 BILLION, the total […]

By |2015-07-09T03:30:30-07:00July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Now You See LaMarcus (and) Now You Don’t

Last week, the Suns’ Suits and their media handmaidens tried to convince the ticket-buying public that giving 33-year-old Tyson Chandler $52 million and sore-footed (take your pick: heel or ankle) Brandon Knight $70 million was going to somehow encourage LaMarcus Aldridge to join the team. Dealing Marcus Morris to the Pistons for a second-round pick […]

By |2015-07-09T03:21:09-07:00July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NBA Game Today

Phil Jackson in a “Bleacher Report” article said pretty much what Mr. Research and I have been saying all year: the NBA game has changed, and not for the good.

“I watch LeBron James, for example,” (Jackson) said. “He might [travel] every other time he catches the basketball if he’s off the ball. He catches the […]

By |2015-07-03T04:38:45-07:00July 3rd, 2015|NBA, NBA Playoffs 2015|0 Comments

NBA Transactions

This time of year in the NBA, with all the signings, hirings and firings, there are always a few hidden gems.  The Oklahoma City Thunder, with two-time NCAA title coach Billy Donovan (Florida) now at the helm, named Monty Williams, Maurice Cheeks, and Anthony Grant assistant coaches.  Grant was a long-time Donovan assistant before head […]

By |2017-03-17T16:51:02-07:00July 3rd, 2015|NBA|0 Comments