What Does A First-Round Pick Cost?

The Pistons pay big to get their man. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)

Even if manic pick-acquirer Sam Hinkie did not exist, it’s still pretty abundantly clear that the Draft is more important than ever in constructing a winning NBA team. Here’s why: A few CBA’s ago, rookie contracts didn’t have quite a… Continue Reading

The Wizards Trade Okafor, Pick For Marcin Gortat

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The Washington Wizards have acquired Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall from the Phoenix Suns for the expiring contract of veteran big man Emeka Okafor and a protected 2014 first-round pick to No. 12. Continue Reading

Stinkface Chronicles: Griffin and the Greats

With the exception of Kobe Bryant’s three-game 40-point run — his middle finger to Father Time — Ricky Rubio going all “Pistolero” on the NBA and The Jeremy Lin Experience (Have you ever really been experienced?), this truncated NBA season… Continue Reading

Hornets Move to 11-1, Next Five Games Will Tell Us A Lot

The New Orleans Hornets have played 12 games this season. After an ugly 75-71 win in Sacramento this evening, they’ve won 11 of those games. However, it still doesn’t feel like Chris Paul and the Hornets are getting the respect… Continue Reading