This NBA offseason is going to be an important one for the New Orleans Pelicans. They learned that they have a relatively strong, competitive roster after acquiring CJ McCollum and Larry Nance Jr. from the Portland Trail Blazers ahead of the trade deadline. One rumor that has been flying around for a couple of months now is that the New York Knicks could be eyeing a way to trade for Zion Williamson.
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Yesterday we discussed the attributes of bringing either Jayson Tatum or Jimmy Butler to your team. For what it’s worth, I think (hindsight being 20/20) that the Spurs should have traded Kawhi Leonard for Jimmy Butler in the summer of 2018. That said, now, in this moment, I think...
With the Phoenix Suns' recent disappointing loss to the Dallas Mavericks, DeAndre Ayton’s future with the team seems more uncertain. Only playing 17 mins in an elimination game where everyone thought they would come on top, there seems to be a deeper issue behind it. Everyone also got word that Ayton was displeased when head coach Monty Williams benched him.
The San Antonio Spurs learned on Tuesday that they'll be selecting 9th overall in the 2022 NBA Draft, which will be the earliest of their four selections. Now the question shifts to who they'll take with that pick. It's widely agreed that the top three prospects of Paolo Banchero, Chet...
Jakob Poeltl speaks out on his future with the San Antonio Spurs as he enters the final year of his contract.
Maintaining an NBA playoff team gets expensive. The Phoenix Suns haven’t dealt with such issues in more than a decade, but after an NBA Finals run in 2020-21 and a 64-win regular season this year, managing a roster gets a little more tricky. Deandre Ayton’s restricted free agency and...
Dejounte Murray is not happy after being left off both of the NBA All-Defensive Teams.
The Warriors' epic comeback win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Friday night puts them two victories away from a sixth NBA Finals appearance in eight seasons. Golden State's 126-117 win also holds tremendous significance in NBA history. The Warriors now are the...
After making the playoffs for 22 straight seasons, the Spurs finished with middling 32-39 and 33-39 records in 2019/20 and ’20/21, seemingly reluctant to overhaul their veteran roster. They finally leaned into a youth movement last offseason when they sent DeMar DeRozan to Chicago in a sign-and-trade deal, and...
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The San Antonio Spurs are officially locked into the ninth overall pick after the ping pong balls sealed their fate at the Draft Lottery. PATFO may have lost the sweepstakes for a top-four selection and a guaranteed chance to add Chet Holmgren or Paolo Banchero to their roster, but there should be plenty of promising prospects within their range.
SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs All-Star guard Dejounte Murray isn't too pleased he was left off the All-NBA Defensive Teams, and he is letting the world know about it. Despite leading the league in steals during the regular season at 2.0 per game, and second among guards in rebounds at 8.3 per game, Murray did not make the first or second All-NBA Defensive Teams.
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I hope you all are enjoying the Eastern Conference Finals as much as I am. Honestly, I was hoping for closer, nail-biting games, but watching the superior play of one team as they dominate is an interesting alternative. So here’s today’s question — if you worked in the front office...
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In 2022, the Chicago Bulls have made the playoffs for the first time in 5 seasons. This is a successful season for many franchises but the Bulls organization and its fans are always looking for the team to take that next giant leap. The Bulls have been no strangers to...