I'm at a Halloween party Saturday night; Lucky Strike cigarette hanging out on my mouth, glass of a scotch in my hand (I went as Don Draper from Mad Men) when I get a text that the Oklahoma City Thunder traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets. I had the same look on my face that Don did when his wife Megan sang "Zou Bisou Bisou" in front of their friends at his 40th … [Read more...] about James Harden trade makes sense for both Thunder and Rockets
Marquette small forward Jimmy Butler was one of 54 players invited to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last month. He'll soon be heading back down I-94 again, this time as a member of the Chicago Bulls . GM Gar Forman selected him with the 30th (last) pick in the first round of the draft last night. Forman talked with the media after the draft about Butler, and said he … [Read more...] about Marquette’s Jimmy Butler Joins the Chicago Bulls
Jimmy Butler may not overwhelm or particularly “wow” you with any specific aspect of his game. That is part of the reason he was robbed and only received All-Big East Honorable Mentions this past season despite clearly being the most important all-around player for Marquette. Still, Butler is starting to gain some steam as a NBA prospect after helping lead Marquette to the … [Read more...] about Marquette’s Jimmy Butler Helping NBA Draft Stock, Named Portsmouth MVP
Some people only get so many chances to prove that they're incompetent. Others get to prove they suck at their jobs daily. Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn appears to be in the latter. That trend needs to end now. For anyone who has discussed the Minnesota Timberwolves with me for more than two seconds over the past 20 months, you knew … [Read more...] about The Final Straw; Minnesota Needs to Show David Kahn the Door
The Sports Guy refers to himself as the Picasso of ESPN's NBA Trade Machine. Well if he is Picasso then The Sports Bank's Peter Christian and David Kay are the da Vinci and van Gogh of the trade machine (though neither would cut their own ear off while working on a trade... or at least I don't think.) In this new feature, Peter and David will play the role of NBA general … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Machine Challenge: Blow Up Pistons’ Roster
By: David Kay The Portsmouth Invitational presents an opportunity for college basketball seniors to impress NBA scouts and hopefully secure a spot in the NBA Draft. Marquette senior forward Lazar Hayward will get that chance next week. … [Read more...] about Hayward to play in Portsmouth Invitational
by: David Kay Part of two of our week long Big East Hoops Preview continues with the teams that will likely fall on the wrong side of the NCAA Tournament bubble. Unfortunately, I have to include my beloved Marquette team in that category. This list includes the most hatred duo to ever play on one college basketball team, a usual conference powerhouse re-tooling, my MU … [Read more...] about 2009-2010 Big East Basketball Preview: Part 2 of 5
By: David Kay During his first three years at Marquette, Lazar Hayward has been an outstanding complimentary player, taking a back seat to Jerel McNeal, Wesley Matthews, and Dominic James. With the trio of guards now graduated, Hayward will be the go-to player on a very young, inexperienced Golden Eagle squad next season. The 6-6 senior, who just finished playing for the … [Read more...] about Does Lazar Hayward have Pro Potential?