Author Archives: Troy Pierce

2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Atlantic Division

Troy Pierce | October 17th, 2019 

It was a tight race for the Atlantic Division championship last season, and the 2019-20 edition is shaping up to be equally as competitive. Well, except for the New York Knicks… My apologies to the Knicks faithful. Continue reading

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Rookie Report: 2019 Summer League Edition

Troy Pierce | July 25th, 2019

The 2019 NBA Summer League has ended, and the Rookie Report has returned!

Today I’ll be taking a look at some of the top rookies from this years’ Summer League. While the competition in Summer League isn’t close to what the NBA game has to offer, these games do still serve a purpose (even if it’s just to feed into the fans’ basketball addictions). Continue reading

D’Angelo Russell Traded to Golden State

Troy Pierce | July 10th, 2019

In the most surprising move of the NBA offseason, restricted free agent D’Angelo Russell is now a Golden State Warrior. In addition to the Warriors and Brooklyn Nets, the sign-and-trade deal also includes the Minnesota Timberwolves. Continue reading

Most Intriguing Young Cores

Troy Pierce | June 27th, 2019

The 2019 NBA offseason has already become one with widespread ramifications, and free agency has yet to begin.

The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers got things started when they agreed in principle to a trade that will send all-star big man Anthony Davis to Hollywood.

Although, the trade felt anti-climatic in a way. The Lakers have long been enamored with Anthony Davis, and they were finally able to land him after a tumultuous trade deadline. As a result, the Pelicans acquired some of the most intriguing young talents the league has to offer in the form of Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram.

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Throwback Thursday: Steve “The Franchise” Francis

Troy Pierce | May 30th, 2019

Former NBA Star Steve Francis Shows Up At All Star Weekend Looking Not So Good

You might remember Steve Francis best for his flashy ball-handling ability. Or maybe you remember the way he would contort his body in mid-air for acrobatic layups and rim-rattling dunks. Both are memorable aspects of his game, and the game of basketball, but probably don’t remember the path that Steve took to make it to the NBA. Continue reading