Five Burning Topics for the 2018-2019 NBA Season

It seems like just yesterday we watched the Golden State Warriors deliver yet another NBA championship as a precursor to one of the wildest NBA offseasons in recent memory. Chess pieces moved and new stars aligned as teams and individual players alike made moves to put themselves in the best position to continue to compete.

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DeMarcus Cousins: LeBron, Lakers “have a chance” to beat the Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers made a splash this summer when they signed top free agent, LeBron James. The Golden State Warriors shocked the basketball world when they signed heavily touted free agent, DeMarcus Cousins. Who did it better? “They got the best player in the world,” DeMarcus Cousins told me of LeBron James in an

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Aaron Gordon

Magic coach says Aaron Gordon has to improve defense, rebounding to become All-Star

Aaron Gordon re-signed with the Orlando Magic this offseason on a four-year deal worth $84 million and new Magic coach Steve Clifford is high on Gordon’s potential. In 58 games last season, Aaron Gordon averaged 17.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 33.6 percent from

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Patrick Beverley

Report: Patrick Beverley is Suns’ top point guard target

The Phoenix Suns have been active in attempting to trade for an established point guard and have Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley as its top target, according to Shams Charania of Stadium. The Suns traded Brandon Knight to the Houston Rockets in a deal that brought Ryan Anderson to Phoenix. As a result, the team needs a

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DeMarcus Cousins

Warriors DeMarcus Cousins “doesn’t care” about Stephen A. Smith’s Lakers prediction on ESPN First Take

A few weeks ago, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith boldly predicted that the Los Angeles Lakers would make it to the 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals. “Me personally, I believe they should get to the Conference Finals and lose to Golden State,” Stephen A. Smith said last month on ESPN’s First Take. Los Angeles made a

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DeMarcus Cousins: Warriors are “like play-doh”

The Golden State Warriors shocked the basketball world when they signed heavily touted free agent, Demarcus Cousins. A four-time NBA All Star and four-time All-NBA selection, there’s a lot of pressure for Cousins to succeed. Cousins is coming off of a serious Achilles’ injury that will likely sideline him until January or February of the

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Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade announces he’ll play one more season with Heat

Dwyane Wade announced on his Youtube channel he will play one more season with the Miami Heat and then retire from the NBA. Wade is expected to sign a one-year deal worth $2.4 million. One Last Dance. https://t.co/amr0xjgDun pic.twitter.com/flRbAK6X8m — DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 17, 2018 Wade averaged 12.0 points in 21 regular season games with the

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Carmelo Anthony

Tracy McGrady doesn’t think Carmelo Anthony is a great addition for the Rockets

Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million free agent deal with the Houston Rockets in August and former Rocket Tracy McGrady isn’t a fan of the move. While McGrady thinks Anthony will be able to resurrect his career in Houston to an extent, the Hall of Famer doesn’t believe the Rockets will benefit from Anthony’s

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LeBron James

Pat Riley says LeBron James subtly asked him to replace Erik Spoelstra in 2010

During the first season of the Miami Heat Big Three in 2010, the team got off to a 9-8 start and a rift reportedly developed between star small forward LeBron James and head coach Erik Spoelstra. James and Spoelstra didn’t see eye-to-eye and it led to the club playing some poor basketball early on. During a loss to the

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Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal: ‘If I played today, I’d average 50 without free throws’

Despite the league trending to more small-ball lineups and teams drifting away from the conventional post up center position, Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal claims he would dominate in this era just like he did during his playing days. O’Neal is arguably the most dominant player in NBA history. During his prime, there was no way

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