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Richard Jefferson strongly suggests Ime Udoka’s relationship with Celtics staff member was anything but consensual
Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson commented in a series of tweets on the likely suspension of Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka for a relationship with a female team staffer. Jefferson’s confusion on the suspension is because the expected length will be a full year when the final decision...
Often, when an NBA player hits a certain level, there’s a common expression you’ll hear: “This is his team, now”. Of course, that’s not literally true. In a literal sense, it’s the owner’s team. On the other hand, the owner is nothing without the players – or the coaches, or the fans, or the general manager. Realistically, that’s the nature of a team – it belongs to no one man.
The story of the modern big man has been an interesting one in the NBA. For a long time, their job description was fairly consistent. An overwhelming majority of big men were expected to stay in the paint – on both ends of the floor. If you could score in the post, and defend the rim, you had a job as an NBA center.
Every NBA team does not enter every NBA season with the same intentions. Whether we like it or not, tanking is a real strategy. Moreover, you can hardly blame front offices for using it. The league’s lottery system rewards it. If you can increase your odds of landing a better lottery pick by losing games, and you’re a young team that’s clearly not in the running for a title, why wouldn’t you?
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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is facing a lengthy suspension for violating the organization’s guidelines. He could be suspended for the entire NBA season after reportedly having a consensual and intimate relationship with a female on the team’s staff. As Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN stated, this would...
Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is suspended for the upcoming NBA season after an inappropriate and consensual sexual relationship with a female staffer who also accused him of making “unwanted comments” toward her. The news appeared to blindside Udoka’s fiancée Nia Long, as the actress posted a cryptic message on Instagram following the news, but it goes a little deeper than that.
Sometimes, the best action is inaction. Put differently: if it isn’t broken, why even attempt to fix it? The same applies in the NBA. Of course, everything doesn’t align with a broken/fixed dichotomy. Some things are good but could stand to be improved. Still, there’s risk involved – sometimes, in the process of trying to improve something, you make it worse. If it was already good in the first place, you’ll regret that decision.
If you’ve ever made an investment, you know the feeling – you want to see returns. After all, nobody wants to make a bad decision. NBA teams are no different. Perhaps you’re up late refreshing a stock market app. Alternatively, you could be obsessed with the price of bitcoin. Either way, you’re hoping to walk away with more than you put into it – that’s the point of making an investment.
The Detroit Pistons pulled off a surprising trade Thursday, as they were the winners of the NBA veteran Bojan Bogdanovic sweepstakes. Detroit acquired him from the Utah Jazz in exchange for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee. The Pistons came out of nowhere to land the sharpshooting forward, as he was...
In the NBA, there are several ingredients involved in the process of making a championship contender. On the other hand, none are as important as a superstar player. That superstar doesn’t necessarily need to be a top-5 player: although, you’d always prefer that it was. More generally, to win a championship, you usually need a player who can carry you when all else fails.
Ask any NBA fan, and they probably have a different concept of how to construct a championship roster. Ultimately, there is no one-size-fits-all formula. Some will suggest that depth is the most important element. They’ll argue that having quality players down to your 9th man is the key to winning. To be sure, we’ve seen teams have great success with a team-first brand of basketball.
With the 2022-23 NBA season right around the corner, many have no clue what to expect from the Brooklyn Nets. A lot of that will have to do with how Ben Simmons returns and fits with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Simmons has been in the news recently, not simply because of his game on the court, but also his opinion of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal off the court.
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Earlier this week the Utah Jazz found a new home for one of their veteran NBA players. Bojan Bogdanovic had been involved in trade rumors for a while now, so it was no surprise that he was moved. What was surprising was his landing spot. After weeks of being connected...
Negotiation is an art form. Getting a good deal requires creativity like any other medium. These principles apply in NBA transactions as well. After all, the opposition wants a good deal as well. With that in mind, it’s always best to value your own assets. The higher the price you put on what you have, the more you’re likely to get for it.
Eric Gordon is the final remaining member of their roster from the previous era, a time when the team was focused on building around James Harden with the hopes of breaking through to the NBA Finals. How much longer will he remain with the organization?. Gordon is set to earn...
The Utah Jazz have made it a point to trade veteran players to fully commit to a rebuilding process after another failed playoff run. The latest trade to get done involved Bojan Bogdanovic being acquired by the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season.
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With just a few days until NBA training camps open for all 30 teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, point guard Russell Westbrook remains on the roster. After a press conference for general manager, Rob Pelinka and head coach Darvin Ham was canceled this week, speculation rose that Los Angeles may be working on a trade.
God bless the youth. At some point, we’ve all wished we were younger – no matter old we actually are. Veteran NBA players perhaps feel this way at times. Partly, that’s because the youth get different treatment. They deserve it, too. Everyone should be entitled to their youth. After all, it’s not going to last.
Value looks different for everybody, and everything. You may value something that somebody else might not care about at all. NBA GMs are very similar in that regard. For example, suppose you owned an antique item. Let’s say it was passed down to you by your grandfather. Perhaps you were always under the impression that it had a high monetary value. Suppose you found out it didn’t – it would still have sentimental value, right?
When you’re an NBA team trying to make a deal, you need to set an asking price. Ideally, you won’t accept a return that falls too far below it. At the same time, it may not get met, either. Sometimes, market conditions change. If someone just sold something equally valuable for less than your asking price, why would the buyer pay more?