Welcome back to this daily “Thoughts” post. Unfortunately due to travel I was unable to post yesterday, but we’re back at today. Let’s get into it. Obviously we have to start with the Knicks win, sans J.R. Smith, over the… Continue Reading
Bad news came this afternoon for the Phoenix Suns as they found out starting point guard Eric Bledsoe will need surgery on his right knee and will be out indefinitely, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. Bledsoe has missed the past four… Continue Reading
Eric Bledsoe has been the Phoenix Suns’ catalyst this season, leading them to a surprising record of 19-12. Now, however, Phoenix will have to survive the next week, at least, without their young budding star. OFFICIAL: Eric Bledsoe will be sidelined… Continue Reading
The Suns use the threat of two ball handlers and a bit of misdirection to get Miles Plumlee a dunk. Continue Reading
The Phoenix Suns want to win, and want to win now. The team is looking to acquire an impact player this season to propel them to the next level, and is willing to give up one or more draft picks… Continue Reading
The 9 games on the schedule last night certainly disappoint. It was a wild night in the association, as we saw the Celtics score 120 (!) points as they defeated the Magic, a double-overtime battle in which the Rockets outlasted… Continue Reading
Teams negotiating contract extensions with players facing restricted free agency in the coming summer are working from a position of strength. With the right to match any offer their restricted free agent receives after the season, organizations hold a ubiquitous power over young players throughout such discourse.
In a vacuum, teams assessing whether or not to award a non-maximum extension before the early-season deadline should ask themselves a simple question: Is there a chance this prospective deal comes in below a player’s market value this summer? If not, there’s just no blanket justification for granting these often-lucrative contracts. Outperform expectations? Franchises will gladly pay the inflated price. Underwhelm? That omnipresent power in free agency remains. Continue Reading
Normally a Sunday slate of NBA games are pretty interesting, but with the number of games scheduled (4) the only game that is worth this title for tonight would be the Pelicans vs. Suns from Arizona. This game is about… Continue Reading
Yesterday, in one fell swoop (trade), one team inched that much closer to title contention, a second added a key piece to their new youth movement, while the third…continued to baffle, if not infuriate. The trade in question is of… Continue Reading
Matt gets one, and Ben gets one. Here we go: LION FACE: HOLY CRAP ERIC BLEDSOE LEMON FACE: SIXERS WHERE WERE YOU AIMING? 25/84= 29.8% SHOOTING = BLARF Who were your LF/LF candidates last night? Drop them in the comments.