Category Archives: NBA

Tyler Herro: From Draft Question to Fan Favorite

Jacari McRae | July 28th, 2019

When the Miami Heat selected Tyler Herro 13th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, most Heat fans seemed either disappointed or confused with the pick. If you scrolled through Twitter shortly after the selection was made, you would see the disappointment in some fans. Most were expecting the Heat to draft either Kevin Porter Jr or Sekou Doumboya. 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

Tobias Harris on Jimmy Butler’s move to Miami: “Miami’s going to love him”

Jacari McRae | July 20th, 2019

After acquiring both Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris during the 2018-19 season, the Philadelphia 76ers believed they had a great shot at an NBA championship. However, those hopes were squashed with Kawhi Leonard‘s lucky bounce at the buzzer in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Soon after, both Butler and Harris were headed towards free agency with their futures in Philadelphia becoming uncertain. Continue reading

A Local Legend Turning into a Rising NBA Star: Derrick White

Zach Gotlieb | July 20th, 2019

Ten years ago, he was just a kid putting up shots and working on his game in the town’s local rec center. Today, Derrick White is sitting on the edge of basketball stardom. “Crazy” is the sentiment repeatedly conveyed by the San Antonio Spurs point guard while talking about his journey from the local rec center gym all the way to getting selected in the first round of the NBA draft. He’s not wrong, his story is crazy, but also extraordinary.

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Report: HEAT seeking multiple picks in Chris Paul trade talks

Jacari McRae | July 16th, 2019

Last Thursday, Chris Paul was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder in a deal that sent Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. With the Thunder likely rebuilding, Paul is reportedly seeking a move to a contender. A team that has been mentioned as a top trade destination is the Miami Heat, but a possible OKC-Miami deal will be complicated, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Continue reading

NBA Rumors: New Orleans Pelicans could trade Brandon Ingram for ‘All-Star type player’

Levon Satamian| July 16th, 2019

Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart were traded to the New Orleans Pelicans a few months ago for Anthony Davis.

Brandon Ingram is the best talent out of those three players, and he’s proven it with the Lakers. In the last six games before getting injured, post-All-Star break, Ingram averaged 28.9 points per game, as a second option on the offensive end. If the Pelicans utilize Ingram correctly, he could be a special player, and one they would regret trading. Continue reading