The Portland Trail Blazers are in the midst of a profoundly disappointing season. They spent this summer fending off Damian Lillard trade rumors. While he remains on the roster, upheaval still consumes the organization. Longtime head coach Terry Stots was controversially replaced with Chauncey Billups. It’s hard to say that it’s worked out to date. […] READ MORE
Author: James Piercey
NBA Rumors: Should the Memphis Grizzlies be buyers or seller at the deadline?
The Memphis Grizzlies are ahead of schedule. A team that’s built around the prodigious talents of a 21-year-old point guard is not supposed to be sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference at 28-14. What’s more, this upstart squad is closer to the third seed (the 28-12 Utah Jazz) than the 5th (the 22-18 […] READ MORE
NBA Rumors: Cam Reddish Trade Ideas for the Atlanta Hawks
Any time an NBA team is rebuilding, their primary goal is to draft well. The Atlanta Hawks, in a rare turn of events, may have drafted too well. Between Trae Young, John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, Kevin Huerter, and Cam Reddish, the Hawks have made a habit of drafting impact players over the last several years. […] READ MORE
NBA Rumors: Should the Boston Celtics break up their star duo?
With two star players in the age 25-or-under club, the Boston Celtics are in a position many NBA teams would envy. Regardless, trade rumors circle this team like vultures. It’s what tends to happen when a team is severely underperforming. At 18-19, the Celtics are just outside of the NBA’s playoff picture in 9th place […] READ MORE
Ranking the Top NBA MVP Candidates
Every year, it’s the subject of debate in basements, barbershops, and bars across the world: who is the MVP of the NBA? An intrinsic aspect of that debate is the question of what the criteria for the MVP award should even be. It’s generally accepted that the award is based on a cumulative measure of […] READ MORE
Is Deandre Ayton Worth a Max Contract?
When the Phoenix Suns declined to offer Deandre Ayton a max contract last summer, heads turned. The Suns were fresh off of an NBA Finals appearance. Surely, they’d do whatever was necessary to preserve the core that got them there? Not so fast. Ayton has been a strong contributor for the Suns since they selected […] READ MORE
NBA Rumors: Is Ben Simmons a Good Fit for the Cleveland Cavaliers?
At this point, it feels like Ben Simmons has been on the trade block for roughly half of the entire Process. The fit between the divisive Philadelphia 76ers star and Joel Embiid is tenuous at best. Unfortunately, that points to a larger issue: identifying a fit for Simmons is hard, period. Not that the 6’10 […] READ MORE
Predicting Every Game on the NBA Christmas Day Schedule
December 25 is a day that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For NBA diehards, it means a slate full of deliberately chosen, high-quality NBA games as the NBA on Christmas Day is an American staple. These games are just one of 82 regular-season games for each of the […] READ MORE
The Houston Rockets Are at a Crossroads
Fans of the Houston Rockets have gotten used to winning over the past decade or so. From the moment this club acquired James Harden until last year, they’d been playoff locks on an annual basis and occasional NBA title contenders. Life, as they say, comes at you quickly. The Rockets remain built around a divisive […] READ MORE
Los Angeles Lakers: Trades to Fix the Team
The Los Angeles Lakers are the winners of 7 of their last 10 games. Arguably, they’re already in the thick of NBA championship contention. With that said, anybody hanging their hats on the results of that relatively small sample size may soon find themselves in need of new headwear. The Lakers’ recent play has been […] READ MORE