Jonny Auping - Basketball Analysis
Chris Paul And Jrue Holiday's Rebellion Against Obsolescence
Top-heavy NBA teams do something to the way we look at the landscape of contenders that frustrates us more than the notion of great players joining forces; they seemingly render a tier of masterfully skillful players obsolete. Read more »
Which Team Will Give P.J. Tucker His Role Back?
P.J. Tucker is a role player in the sense that the only way to truly unlock everything he provides is to put him next to supremely talented players. Fortunately for him, there are tons of those in the NBA in 2021. A lot more than there are P.J. Tuckers. Read more »
Luka, Zion And Chasing The Blogger's High
You can't call what Luka and Zion make basketball fans feel "nostalgia" because a lot of them aren't old enough to have felt anything like it before. They have a complete mastery of not knowing what's going to happen next. Read more »
JR Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings: The Prophecy Fulfilled
Everyone's favorite moment chasers are teammates, and this isn't a small victory. It's an enormous one. Of course, it comes at a moment of blinding uncertainty. Read more »
The JR Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings: How Close Can The Lakers Fly To The Sun?
The Lakers are testing the bounds of what's possible with their interest in Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith. Would LeBron really take a team to a title with Waiters, J.R., Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo? Read more »
Will Kyle Kuzma's Game Catch Up To His Fame?
Maybe Kyle Kuzma will give us little glimpses of the lost pairing we never got to see between LeBron and Carmelo. If that's the role Kuzma's going to play, LeBron can't do much to help him. Read more »
What's On the Other Side Of Disappointment For Andrew Wiggins?
Andrew Wiggins' game could be described as 'Kawhi Leonard trying to play through mono,' but he doesn't have to spend his whole career being disappointing. Read more »
Doncic & Porzingis Are The Mavs' Second Chance At A Transcendent Duo
Imagine if Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki were never broken up. Now, imagine if Nash were five inches taller and Dirk were three inches taller. That's the kind of potential the Mavericks are looking at. Read more »
J.R. Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings, The Next Generation: NBA Finals
Klay Thompson is too good to grace these power rankings but his luxuriousness to the Warriors gives him a unique pass, while the way Patrick McCaw has proven himself to be a man past surprise sneaks him onto the list as well. Read more »
The J.R. Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings The Next Generation: Conference Finals
With J.R. Smith and Dion Waiters sitting at home, we celebrate the ones who might fill their shoes. A little brother named Seth Curry and a baseball player named Pat Connaughton are ripe for their J,R./Zion moment. Read more »
The JR Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings: The Next Generation
Lou Williams is the natural successor to the progenitors of these sacred Power Rankings. He is what would happen if you injected a bit of peace and perspective into the hearts of JR Smith and Dion Waiters. Read more »
Jimmy Butler Is About To Be Insufferable
As self-promotional as Jimmy Butler's whole shtick may be, it's hard to doubt that he genuinely does enjoy humiliating basketball players for the crime of not being up for the challenge he presents them with. This will reach a new height on a playoff run with Philadelphia. Read more »
Nikola Jokic Is The Big Talent That Can Exploit NBA Trends
The Nuggets have discovered that surrounding him with shooters and cutters means double-teaming Nikola Jokic at any spot on the floor will be chaos for any kind of defense. Read more »
Lonzo Ball And Dennis Smith Are Just Trying To Grow Next To Greatness
Not only are Lonzo Ball and Dennis Smith Jr. going to be better than they currently are, but the greatness of their greatest skills have yet to be debunked or diminished. Read more »
Enjoying Dame And CJ In The Rings Or Nothing Era
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are very good, very entertaining and win a lot of games. But in 2018, the gut reaction is to view them through particular lenses: That they aren't good enough. Read more »
Lauri Markkanen Is Already an Offensive Weapon
What exactly Markkanen can become in the future is hard to say, but and at seven feet tall that makes him something the Bulls can put a high value on: an offensive weapon. Read more »
Luka Doncic's Earned Confidence
Luka Doncic's games haven't been statements or declarations of fact. They've just been reality playing itself out. He plays like he's exactly as good as he knows he is. Read more »
Joe Ingles Lives In The Now
Joe Ingles was never assigned a ceiling and it's tough to talk about how good he actually is right now because of it. Read more »
Dirk Nowitzki Passes The Burden Of Offensive Spacing
In his 21st season, Dirk Nowitzki could finally become the beneficiary of space instead of the creator. Read more »
What Will A Rajon Rondo Mentorship Mean For Lonzo Ball?
Lonzo Ball doesn't need to be the next Rajon Rondo because the Lakers barely need the current Rondo. They have LeBron James. Read more »