Observe and Report: The First Week of the NBA Playoffs

Since we’re wrapping up the greatest first week in NBA Playoffs history, I wanted to write something about them, but the games have been so good and there are so many possible narratives to discuss that I didn’t have any… Continue Reading


Hidden Subplots of the 2014 NBA Playoffs

Photo: Flickr/Mat Sadler

The Larry O’Brien trophy isn’t the only thing driving this year’s playoff field. There are deeper driving forces beneath the surface, and Derek has uncovered them all just in time for tip-off. Continue Reading


Report: Grizzlies Guard Nick Calathes to be Suspended 20 Games

The Grizzlies were already at a disadvantage heading into their first-round playoff matchup against the second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, a team that features superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. But now, Memphis has taken a hit of their own – effective immediately, guard… Continue Reading