PHOENIX SUNS TAB DEVIN BOOKER AS FACE OF THE FRANCHISE WITH FIVE-YEAR MAX DEAL

With the Phoenix Suns’ 21-61 record in 2017-18, as well as all the hype surrounding the new draft picks, which include the No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton and No. 10 overall pick Mikal Bridges, it seemed as though Devin Booker was forgotten, except for the occasions when he scored 70 points, or when he … Continue reading PHOENIX SUNS TAB DEVIN BOOKER AS FACE OF THE FRANCHISE WITH FIVE-YEAR MAX DEAL

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LUKA DONCIC HEADS TO DALLAS AFTER TRADE WITH ATLANTA

Almost exactly 20 years ago, the Dallas Mavericks traded for a young European basketball player named Dirk Nowitzki. Since then, they have been one of the NBA’s more successful franchises, and won the 2011 NBA Finals. Nowitzki has scored more than 30,000 points, and was named MVP of the 2007 NBA regular season and 2011 … Continue reading LUKA DONCIC HEADS TO DALLAS AFTER TRADE WITH ATLANTA

MIKE KRZYZEWSKI PREPARES FOR THIRTHY-NINTH SEASON AT DUKE AFTER LOSING HIS ENTIRE STARTING LINEUP

Despite missing out on coach Mike Krzyzewski’s thirteenth Final Four, the Duke Blue Devils’ potential for the next two or three years seemed limitless. They would lose senior All-American Grayson Allen, but with freshman ACC Player of the Year Marvin Bagley III and three other hugely talented freshman, Trevon Duval, Gary Trent Jr., and Wendell … Continue reading MIKE KRZYZEWSKI PREPARES FOR THIRTHY-NINTH SEASON AT DUKE AFTER LOSING HIS ENTIRE STARTING LINEUP

VILLANOVA LOSES LOTS OF TALENT TO DRAFT, BUT EXPECTATIONS ARE STILL HIGH

The core of the 2017-18 Villanova Wildcats’ championship team is now lost to the NBA. Naismith College Player of the Year Jalen Brunson, Big East Tournament Most Valuable Player Mikal Bridges, Big East Freshman of the Year Omari Spellman, and Final Four Most Outstanding Player Donte Divincenzo all decided to stay in the NBA Draft, … Continue reading VILLANOVA LOSES LOTS OF TALENT TO DRAFT, BUT EXPECTATIONS ARE STILL HIGH

PLENTY OF TALENTED ONE AND DONE BIG MEN AVAILABLE AT TOP OF NBA DRAFT

The Phoenix Suns need some help. One stat that clearly illustrates this theory is that fact that they had more 40-point loses than the rest of the NBA combined. They do have Devin Booker, who proved his talent in with a 19.8 career scoring average. Last years fourth overall pick Josh Jackson is talented, but … Continue reading PLENTY OF TALENTED ONE AND DONE BIG MEN AVAILABLE AT TOP OF NBA DRAFT

AFTER FINALS SWEEP, LEBRON JAMES HAS ANOTHER DECISION TO MAKE

Before this past NBA season began, one of the largest questions about the upcoming season was, ‘Who will LeBron James play for next season?’ With the season over, that question will dominate NBA conversations for the next month or so. The 2018 postseason showed us the limits of human basketball skill, and how far someone … Continue reading AFTER FINALS SWEEP, LEBRON JAMES HAS ANOTHER DECISION TO MAKE

IS PAC-12 BASKETBALL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COLLEGE HOOPS HIERARCHY?

The Pac-12 was once called the ‘Conference of Champions’. That name made perfect sense in college basketball when John Wooden led his UCLA Bruins to ten national championships in twelve years, seven of them in a row. But, ever since John Wooden retired, Pac-12 basketball has not lived up to its nickname. The last Pac-12 … Continue reading IS PAC-12 BASKETBALL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COLLEGE HOOPS HIERARCHY?