Category Archives: NBA

Who is the Next NBA Star to be Traded?

Mike Fanelli | June 19th, 2019

On Saturday the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans finally agreed on a trade that will send six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers. In return, the Pelicans will receive Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks, including the fourth overall pick in Thursday night’s draft. For months the rumors and reports have been swirling that Davis would become a Laker and now it’s finally done.

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Three Years Ago Today: The Cleveland Curse is Broken.

Daniel Corrigan | June 19th, 2019

 

It’s hard to believe that it has already been three years. This day three years ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the 3-1 comeback against the 73-win Golden State Warriors to win not only the first Championship in franchise history but Cleveland’s first championship in 52 years.

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San Antonio Spurs Mock Draft

Nick Popio | June 18th, 2019

The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a 48-34 campaign as the seven seed in the Western Conference. They enter the biggest offseason in recent memory with burning questions just like any other team in the league. With two selections in round one, San Antonio can afford to trade up if they so choose to or stay put. Whatever decisions are made will undoubtedly be viewed as franchise-altering for the foreseeable future. Here’s a peek at what the Spurs can accomplish this Thursday night in Brooklyn. Continue reading

Report: Mike Conley trade talks between Heat and Grizzlies went nowhere

Jacari McRae | June 18th, 2019

So far, trade discussions between the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat regarding Mike Conley have not gone well. Over the last couple of weeks, the Heat have had talks with Grizzlies about the veteran point guard, but according to Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson the talks went nowhere. Continue reading

Brandon Clarke: NBA Draft Preview

Givanni Damico | June 18th, 2019

 

Brandon Clarke, PF (Gonzaga)

Height: 6’8”
Weight: 207 LBs
Class: Junior
2018-19 Stats: 16.9 PPG, 1.9 APG, 8.6 RPG, 3.2 BPG, 1.2 SPG

Background:

Brandon Clarke is a Canadian basketball player who attended the University of Gonzaga. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to Whitney Triplett and Steve Clarke. He moved to the United States when he was three years old. Clarke attended Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona where he was named an All-Arizona Division 1 honoree. He attended San Jose State for his freshman and sophomore year where he put up 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in conference play during his freshman year. He was named the Mountain West Sixth Man of the Year. During his sophomore campaign, he averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks. He was named to the All-Mountain West First Team and the Mountain West All-Defensive Team. After his sophomore campaign, he transferred to Gonzaga where he would sit out the 2017-18 season. During his junior year, he played three fewer minutes per game for the Zags. He averaged 16.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game en route being named the West Coast Conference Newcomer of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year. He was also a member of the All-WCC First Team. Clarke was just the third player in NCAA Tournament history to record 35+ points and five blocks, joining Shaquille O’Neal and David Robinson. Now that is some legendary company. Continue reading

Report: Jimmy Butler would ‘happily’ meet with Heat during free agency

Jacari McRae | June 15th, 2019

As expected, Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler will opt out of his $19.8M player-option for next season, as Chris Haynes reported earlier on Friday. He will join the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving as one of the top free agents on the market. According to Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds, once NBA Free Agency begins, Butler would gladly meet with the Miami Heat. Continue reading

ACL Recovery -The Long Road Back

Dr. Beth Sullivan | June 15th, 2019

Klay Thompson suffered a torn ACL in the third quarter of game 6 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. This is just the latest in a long list of injuries suffered by the Golden State Warriors this season. This injury occurred just 3 days after Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles Tendon in Game 5.  The common issue in both of these injuries is that both players had recently returned from a different injury before suffering their more devastating injuries. Did the prior injury contribute to the new injury? Did the GSW medical staff doom the team because they cleared both Durant and Thompson to play? I am sure questions like these will make the rounds during this offseason. Continue reading