The bizzaro zoom draft of 2020 is complete. While there weren’t as many trades as expected, there’s still plenty of intriguing picks to analyze.

1. Anthony Edwards to Minnesota: B

Pluses: Great athlete, defensive potential
Minuses: “Not that into” basketball

Edwards wasn’t #1 on my board, but there really is no super exciting option at #1 in this year’s draft, so I can’t really blame Gersson Rosas and company for the pick. It was a good draft for Minnesota, acquiring Ricky Rubio (the prodigal son returns) and drafting Jaden McDaniels and Leandro Balmero. …

A wild NBA Draft has finally come to a close. After a record-challenging amount of trades, and an unprecedented level of uncertainty, we finally know which rookies will be going where. So, of course, it’s time to hand out some grades. (I won’t be grading any trades, simply the pick made by the team which ultimately made the decision behind the pick).

1. New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson… A+

Zion was the no-brainer #1 pick in this draft, and the Pelicans shouldn’t get anything other than an A+ for making the choice. …

As March Madness approaches, it seems only fitting to sort the NBA’s superstars by their alma maters. We’ve seen great programs like Duke, Kentucky, Villanova, and Carolina… but how have these schools done in terms of NBA success? Here’s my rankings.

The Rules

  1. We’re imagining a tourney going down today. Not former players, not how good they were in their prime. Marquette gets current D-Wade, not prime D-Wade. Sorry guys.
  2. It doesn’t matter how good the player was in college. Paired with Rule #1, a player’s college career is irrelevant in this discussion. …

We remember the 1990’s as a great era of NBA history. Though controlled by Michael Jordan and the Bulls, the league was full of talented teams and dominant centers. But there’s one team that doesn’t seem to get much credit for the role they played in this era. The ONLY team to eliminate Jordan from the playoffs in the 1990s: Orlando. One of the league’s newest expansion teams, a few smart moves and a stroke of luck found them in the NBA Finals… but just as quickly as it came, the Magic ran out. …

What Just Happened??

Wow. What a day in the NBA. In the middle of the whole Anthony Davis saga, on Thursday, January 31st, 2019, some weird news came out of New York. Here’s a timeline of tweets from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, all Eastern time:

2:30 PM: Kristaps Porzingis expresses concern to management about the Knicks’ losing direction (Woj, Shelbourne, Lowe)

3:00 PM: Porzingis has left the impression that he prefers to be traded

3:20 PM: Nets, Clippers, Heat, Spurs, and Raptors are among many teams interested

3:40 PM: Dallas is finalizing a deal to land Kristaps Porzingis

3:50 PM: New York has agreed…

We’ve at last reached the final week of the NFL regular season. The Chicago Bears are (amazingly) sitting at 11–4. After going 5–11 last season, they’ve gone from worst to first, clinched the division title, and will end up with the 2nd or 3rd seed, depending on Week 17 results. Before the season, Vegas projected the Bears to win 5.5 games, tied as the third-worst team in the NFL. Instead, the Bears will win 11 or 12 games, and are tied as the third-best team in the NFL instead. Not only did they turn things around from last season, but…

The NBA MVP award is a confusing beast. It doesn’t always go to the best player in the league, and we’re not sure how important team success is. It seems the most important factor is narrative. So which players have a shot at the award in 2018–19? The list is shorter than you might think.

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo

You could argue Giannis is the MVP if the season ends today. He’s averaging 26, 14, and 6 so far, and Milwaukee is tied for first in the East at 8–1. The team success is probably the best chance the Greek Freak has to get…

The NBA season is finally in full swing, and as teams start to develop their strengths and weaknesses, it’s time to fire up the trade machine.

Trade 1 — John Wall to Phoenix

Suns get John Wall and Thomas Bryant
Wizards get T.J. Warren, Tyson Chandler, and MIL 2019 1st

The Wizards are sitting at 1–6, and pretty much everything is going wrong for them. If Washington finally decides to trade one of their guards, the Suns would gladly take a flyer on Wall. …

On September 19, over a month ago, Jimmy Butler requested a trade from the Timberwolves. Since, we’ve gotten every time of possible drama out of Minnesota, but no trade. Reports say Houston has offered four first-round picks for Butler, and this is why the Rockets should give the Wolves whatever it takes to get Jimmy in Houston.

An NBA championship window is hard to come by. It’s not easy to be a real contender in the association, especially in an era where four of the league’s top twenty players are on one team.

But there’s one team, and only one…

What specific photos hold the most nostalgia in the history of the NBA? Let’s rank ‘em.

Honorable Mention: The Parade

CLEVELAND!!! This is for YOU!!!

Honorable Mention: Pop and Duncan

Luke Zylstra

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