Cavs Acquire A King To Play Small Forward, Deal Hickson


Just hours before the NBA will enter a lockout period, the Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers completed a deal that will send Omri Casspi and a future first round pick (lottery protected only for the first season) to the Cavs for power forward J.J. Hickson.1 This deal seems to work for both sides [...]

Lakers Hope For Good Luck From Goudelock


Generally, the major college programs around the country dominate the NBA Draft. Stars from big time Division-1 programs are the players most frequently taken in the lottery year in and year out because they were able to produce at one of the best schools in the nation and normally get to make [...]

Rockets Make Low Risk, High Reward Move By Acquiring Flynn

Jonny Flynn

Jonny Flynn was drafted into just about the worst situation possible back in 2009 – even Kyrie Irving will be in a better one next season. Not only did his team have a large dearth of talent but the Timberwolves had just hired a coach that insisted on installing the Triangle Offense on [...]

Pacers Acquire George Hill From The Spurs

George Hill

The San Antonio Spurs made an interesting decision on draft night to deal back-up point guard and Gregg Popovich favorite George Hill to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the draft rights to Kawhi Leonard. Hill had earned a reputation around San Antonio as somewhat of a staple because of the praise Popovich [...]

Looking Back At The 2011 NBA Draft


Well, that was fun. Below is my review of every pick in the draft. As far as trades go involving picks, I’ve just listed the team that the players actually ended up with rather than the team that actually picked them. When it comes to some of the foreign players taken in the later [...]

My 2011 NBA Mock Draft


The following mock draft is not based on what I think will happen but rather what I think each team should do with their picks during the lottery. Enjoy.

1st Pick, 1st Round – Cleveland Cavaliers – Derrick Williams, Forward, Arizona

I’ve been saying ever since the Cavaliers won the lottery [...]

Shawn Marion Is An NBA Champion


Back in 2006, the Phoenix Suns were the funnest team in the entire league to watch, especially in the post-season. Even though Amare Stoudemire had to sit things out due to a knee injury that forced him to miss all but three games of the regular season as well, the Suns had an [...]

DeShawn Stevenson Is An NBA Champion


DeShawn Stevenson became one of my favorite players in the league this season. Bill Simmons always talks about how some players have irrational confidence and play well beyond their skill level because of this. Well, in my mind, DeShawn Stevenson is the poster boy of the irrational swag club. Watching Stevenson do his [...]

Brendan Haywood Is An NBA Champion


Brendan Haywood’s tale is a pretty unique one. Haywood was acquired from the Washington Wizards in the middle of the 2010 season and immediately challenged Erick Dampier for the starting center spot in Dallas. Though Dallas didn’t perform all that well in the post-season, Mark Cuban rewarded Haywood with a large extension in [...]

Rodrigue Beaubois Is An NBA Champion


A few years ago, Mark Cuban convinced Dirk Nowitzki not to play for his home nation of Germany during the summer to avoid risking an injury. At the time it seemed like Cuban was leaning towards making it a policy for his players to abstain from international competition but last summer Maverick point [...]