After months of delaying the inevitable, the Houston Rockets finally moved off of James Harden in a blockbuster trade, sending the former MVP to the Brooklyn Nets. Harden’s debut came Saturday against the Orlando Magic, where the defending scoring champion put up a monster triple-double (32-12-14), including 4 steals and a block. Superstar teammate Kevin Durant scored 42 on … [Read more...] about Film Study: Just How Good Can Brooklyn’s Offense Be?
Expansion was never truly on the table for the NBA. That is, until a pandemic wiped away billions of dollars in revenue. In an effort to make some of that money back, Adam Silver has publicly stated the league is looking into the possibility of adding two teams. However, the biggest question remains: Should they do it? First, why add two teams instead of just one? The … [Read more...] about Should the NBA Really Consider Expansion?
With the NBA roughly two weeks into the new season, it’s just enough of a sample size to start making some observations about the play we’re seeing so far. However, 6 or 7 games for each team is also enough to warrant a disclaimer that all the statistics I cite in this article are from a very small sample size and can change quickly. With that said, we can only go off the … [Read more...] about Early Season Takeaways: Denver’s Defense, Atlanta’s Offense, and Blowouts
The 2020-21 NBA season has been in action for almost a week, and mind-boggling results have already taken place. The Clippers started out dominant with wins over the Lakers and Nuggets, only to be down by 50 (!) at half against the Mavericks. The Brooklyn Nets look like an offensive juggernaut, only then to be slowed down by the Hornets. That same Charlotte team lost to the … [Read more...] about Overreaction Monday: What Matters and What Doesn’t from the NBA’s First Week
2020 has been a year full of uncertainty, and the NBA is no different. Unlike recent seasons, there is no single prohibitive favorite. There isn’t anyone merely playing for 2nd place, like in the Kevin Durant-era Warriors years. It is my belief that you could talk yourself into 8 teams potentially winning it all in 2020-21. However, no team is without its flaws, and below is … [Read more...] about The Question Each Contender Must Answer