Early MVP Predictions

Can Russell Westbrook repeat?  Will the NBA Finals propel Durant to his second MVP campaign?  Is the "Greek Freak" ready?  Does Kawhi have yet another level? So many questions and conflicting factors lead us to the hardest MVP prediction in recent memory.  The West has decidedly better teams and more talented rosters.  Westbrook, Davis, Harden, …

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What are the Rockets thinking?

In an increasingly predictable league, the 2016-2017 Houston Rockets had a genuinely surprising season.  Catapulted by a seamless reinvention of Mike D'Antoni's "Seven seconds or less" inspired offense with James Harden at the fulcrum, the Rockets morphed into the NBA's version of the '07 Patriots.  Harden's remarkably successful transition from shooting guard to point god …

2017 NBA Draft Preview

The NBA has reached a unique inflection point.  On one coast lies the Golden State Warriors, a "superteam" (yes, Draymond) seemingly poised to become unequivocally the greatest team ever.  Catastrophic lower leg injuries, the San Andreas Fault, or an unexpected Klay Thompson ego explosion could disrupt this pattern, but let's be honest, envisioning the 2014-2022 Warriors …