GQ Magazine has named NBA commissioner Adam Silver their “Rookie of the Year,” after Silver took the helm in place of the retiring David Stern. In Silver’s interview with Chuck Klosterman, he tells Klosterman that if he were to change anything about the current NBA, it would be to enforce a stricter salary cap, using […]
For the past year, I’ve experimented with multiple approaches to accumulate a guaranteed nightly profit in daily fantasy basketball. After extensive failures, I’m undefeated in a span from the start of the 2014 postseason to today. Fantasy Basketball is all about outsmarting your opponents, and much of that is done through grabbing the unfound star […]
The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam, perhaps the most insightful book written about a basketball team, details the 1978-79 Portland Trail Blazers season, the year after they had gone 50-10 prior to an injury to Bill Walton and then subsequently traded him away, and two years after the Trail Blazers had won the NBA championship. The book details the rebuilding process, as well as the shifting landscape of NBA salaries and personalities, with Lionel Hollins, then a point guard on the Trail Blazers, as one of the central characters.
The Brooklyn Nets play a preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers today, who under the careful eye of GM Sam Hinkie have amassed a seemingly random collection of basketball talent in an attempt to tank for a high draft pick unparalleled perhaps in NBA history. Most of their 20-man training camp roster is comprised of […]
The Brooklyn Nets are one of many NBA teams that have put a premium on motion this preseason, preaching a new flex offense based on constant player and ball movement to create open shots. But is it worth it? NBA.com’s John Schuhmann had a different take, studying the correlation between ball movement, player movement, and […]
Reigning NBA MVP and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot and will require surgery, the Thunder announced today. The Thunder did not give a specific timetable for Durant’s return, citing a typical recovery time of six to eight weeks. The injury will rule Durant out of the […]
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King defended Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry in a statement to Zach Lowe of ESPN’s Grantland, following a report and a leaked audio tape of Ferry using racially charged language to describe Sudanese-born NBA player Luol Deng: