Despite the NBA’s freshly signed $24 Billion television deal with ESPN and Turner Sports, a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe says that nearly half of the league’s teams lost money before revenue-sharing payouts. In simpler terms, 14 NBA franchises lost money last season before the profitable teams cut them a check. That’s
Name: Goran Dragic Ranking: 37 Team: Miami Heat 2016-17 Regular Season Traditional Stats: 20.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.8 apg, 1.2 spg, 47.5 percent FG%, 40.5 percent 3PT%, 79 percent FT% 2016-17 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 19.8 PER, 57.5 TS%, 7.5 WS, 3.4 OBPM, -0.7 DBPM, 2.9 VORP The Breakdown: Coming in at number 37 on
The Kyrie Irving-to-Boston Celtics trade last week rocked the NBA world. The former Finals champion and heir to LeBron James’ throne in Cleveland had his intentions to leave Cleveland via trade leaked in the weeks prior to the deal, making it more of a “when, not if” type trade. Of course, moving a player of
Name: Danilo Gallinari Ranking: 42 Team: Los Angeles Clippers 2016-17 Regular Season General Stats: 18.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 44.7 fg%, 38.9 3pt% 2016-17 Regular Season Advanced Stats: 17.4 PER, 62.2 TS%, 6.8 WS, 2.9 OBPM, -2.1 DBPM, 1.5 VORP The Breakdown Simply put, Gallinari makes this list because of his sometimes-absurd ability to get a bucket.
Name: Al Horford Ranking: 44 Team: Boston Celtics 2016-17 General Statistics: 14.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.3 bpg, 47.3 fg%, 35.5 3pt% 2016-17 Advanced Statistics: 17.7 PER, 55.3 ts%, 6.3 WS, 1.0 OBPM, 2.0 DBPM, 2.8 VORP The Breakdown Horford is amongst the game’s stretchiest and most diverse big men. Now at 31-years-old, Big Al
The Brooklyn Nets are undoubtedly the little brother when it comes to basketball in New York City and their mid-town rival, the New York Knicks. On one hand, it makes sense. The Nets had previously called a variety of places home – most notable East Rutherford and Newark, New Jersey – but none of which
There was only so long Greg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard could keep the Houston Rockets in check. Pop’s Spurs had managed to hold the Rockets to under 100 points in Game’s 2 and 3, the first time they’ve been held under that mark in back-to-back games all season. Led by coach Mike D’Antoni, Houston’s offense
The future of both franchises could be drastically altered by the outcome of Game 7. I would argue that there isn’t anything that quite matches a Game 7 in sports. Everything’s on the line. Win or go home. It’s like a mini-championship game. You just can’t beat a Game 7, there’s too much at stake.
Healthy for the first time all series, the Utah Jazz were able to roll past the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5, 96-92, giving them a 3-2 advantage for the series. Really, you can substitute “healthy for the first time all series” with “healthy for the first time all season” and you would have the same
Rudy Gobert returns, but it’s Joe Johnson who once again leads way for the Utah Jazz, who outlast the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 to tie first round series at 2-2. Basketball has often been compared to dancing; a lot of movements coming together at just the right time to form something beautiful. That’s a fair