I love to get paid just as much as the next guy. But when it comes to figuring out a budget and where to spend your money, I think some GM's are lost. The absurdity of big-dollar contracts in the NBA has made me think a lot since last offseason. With another off-season just around the corner, I would like to dive into last year's contracts that were handed out, what players did … [Read more...] about My “beef” with NBA contracts: Part I – Bad Contracts
One thing is clear: the Lakers need to shakeup their roster and GM Mitch Kupchak noted that today. After getting bounced in the second round of the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Lakers are looking for answers. They tried to acquire Chris Paul but the league denied it. They were "shopping" Andrew Bynum, but only for Dwight Howard. They ended up keeping Bynum and he … [Read more...] about Will the Lakers trade Andrew Bynum?
The Sacramento Kings franchise is a mess; both on and off the court. They enter the off-season with a ton of uncertainty as to whether or not the Maloof brothers will even keep the team in Sacramento past next year. The product on the court is struggling to find the identity and chemistry needed to dig themselves out of the NBA Western Conference cellar. … [Read more...] about Sacramento Kings face off-season uncertainty on and off the court
After what might be the longest negotiation in the history of professional sports, Ricky Rubio has finally agreed to be a part of the NBA team that drafted him. 706 days after David Kahn and the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Rubio with the 5th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, it appears the two parties have agreed to join forces for the 2011-12 season and beyond. By … [Read more...] about Ricky Rubio Joins the Timberwolves; Early Favorite for Rookie of the Year?
Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming. Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players. Still, The Sports Bank will break down all thirty NBA teams over the next six weeks to see what areas they need to address in the off-season. The … [Read more...] about Sacramento Kings Enter Off-Season With A Ton of Cap Space
By: Peter Christian and David Kay It’s the NBA All-Star Break which means it’s time for The NBA Lottery Re-do with David Kay and Peter Christian. In the 2nd Annual Edition, the two basketball nerds re-pick the lottery portion of the 2009 NBA Draft with the knowledge that they have now (i.e. rookie performances, free agent signings and trades) about the teams involved. Peter … [Read more...] about 2009 NBA Draft Re-do
By David Kay Now that the free-agency period is starting to sort itself out, we have a better grasp on what roles the class of 2009 will be playing on the teams that drafted them. Here is a very early look at my prediction for how the Rookie of the Year race might shake down. 1. Blake Griffin, Clippers (1st overall) '09-'10 Prediction: 17 ppg, 9 rpg Now that … [Read more...] about 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year Race
by: David Kay All your NBA Draft needs including my Final Mock Draft, prospect profiles, position rankings, and NBA team off-season needs are just a click away. 1. L.A. Clippers- Blake Griffin, PF, Oklahoma, 6-10, So. Poor Blake Griffin. This has to be the worst case scenario for him. The Clips are a destination where players just do not thrive. They already have some … [Read more...] about FINAL 2009 NBA MOCK DRAFT