It’s time for the Warriors to stop treating Andre Roberson like they did Tony Allen last year. Switching Andrew Bogut onto Allen was a watershed moment in the Playoffs last year, and it paid off for Golden State. They watched Allen brick shots at a steady rate en route to a handy defeat of the […]Read more "It’s Time for the Warriors to Stop Treating Andre Roberson Like Tony Allen"
Between Game of Thrones and the NBA Playoffs, there are two different sets “others” lurking in the North that almost nobody is paying enough attention to. Only one, however, just weathered two seemingly decisive wins to even a series against the (prematurely?) anointed Cavaliers. Suddenly, Cleveland has dropped consecutive games to a Raptors squad that […]Read more "Winter is Coming: Did Everyone Underestimate the Raptors?"
In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers eviscerated “Other” to the tune of a 115-84 thrashing that tricked us into thinking Toronto might have a chance for about five minutes. The Cavaliers then unleashed their dominant offensive engine that has led to a lossless postseason thus far. The problem is that […]Read more "Fires in the East: How the Cavaliers Are Shooting Their Way to the Finals"
Draymond Green was always going to have a solid NBA career. Despite being picked 35th overall (underrated), he’s always been one of those guys who knew his spots and played them at an average or better level. He’s always been a decent passer, a very good rebounder, and a passable-at-least scorer. He’s an energy guy […]Read more "Swiss Army Wrecking Ball: Draymond Green’s Stellar Playoffs"
LeBron James, as usual, will probably waltz into the Finals again this year without much trouble. The Pistons made games interesting, but ultimately couldn’t hang.The Hawks might make it interesting, but I’m not sure yet that I buy them as a true challenger. James is still the best basketball player in the league, even if […]Read more "NBA Playoffs: LeBron and the Broken Jumper"
ICYMI: Here’s Part 1, on Eastern Teams There’s no real rhyme or reason to how or why I first thought of comparing NBA playoff teams to breakfast foods. Maybe it was because I live near an IHOP. Maybe it’s just because I was hungry in the morning. Either way, the counterparts for the San Antonio […]Read more "National Breakfast Association: Imagining NBA Playoff Teams as Breakfast Foods-Western Conference."