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Ben Simmons is having a special defensive season and his ability to stretch his positional range has helped keep the 76ers afloat. Ben Simmons‘ combination of size and skill is an exercise in cognitive dissonance. He measures out at 6-foot-10 with the bulk of a power forward but his quickness, ball skills, passing and vision
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Russell Westbrook’s inaugural season with Houston has gone well so far but last night he made the wrong kind of history. Russell Westbrook’s inaugural season with the Houston Rockets has been going about as well as anyone could have reasonably expected. Westbrook’s 21.9 points-per-game average is in line with his average from last year (22.9)
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The NBA and Nike just released the 2019-20 iterations of their City Edition jersey series. Obviously, that means it’s time to rank them all. Since 2017, Nike teamed up with the NBA and created the City Edition jerseys, representing the “distinct history, rhythm and culture” of each locale. It’s a great concept but one with
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The Raptors have been among the most successful teams in the NBA at taking and making wide-open 3-pointers this season. Who else is making it work? Whenever Giannis Antetokounmpo dashes towards the rim, the rationale for the modern NBA’s emphasis on floor spacing becomes abundantly clear. As that burst of size, speed and strength picks
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After years of playing a retrograde style of basketball, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves have finally moved into the modern NBA. As the NBA sprinted into the age of analytically-minded shot selection and spacing-oriented offenses, the Timberwolves lagged behind the curve for years. The Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau era was fraught with strategic
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With a game that transcends categorization and convention, Bam Adebayo is carving out a niche as one of the best big men in the NBA. Alvin Gentry did not want to talk about Bam Adebayo. The Pelicans head coach didn’t brush off the question, didn’t act put upon in any way. But when asked about
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Arizona freshman guard Nico Mannion isn’t the flashiest of players, but his well-rounded offensive arsenal should be a clear plus in the NBA. Head coach Sean Miller arrived at Arizona in the fall of 2009. Over the past 10 years, he’s welcomed seven top-10 recruits to Tucson. Prior to this season, all five were forwards
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It’s no secret. Once the turkey has been consumed and the nap has been taken, all your attention shifts to Black Friday. Here are some of the best deals. Black Friday means savings. Whether you’re getting something for yourself (because you deserve it!), or something for friends and family, there’s no denying that now is
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