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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

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Lion Face Lemon Face: Thad Young’s 3rd Quarter, Ban Injuries

Dec 16, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young (33) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries (43) defends during the third quarter at Verizon Center. Washington Wizards defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 109-95. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Lion Face: RAWR Lemon Face: *squints* *puckers lips* *winces* Lion Face: Thaddeus Young Before the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves appeared capable of (at least) hovering around the .500 mark, before being depleted by injuries to Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic and 10-year veteran… Continue Reading