NBA teams growing more and more comfortable with the treadmill of mediocrity as a path to contention

NBA teams growing more and more comfortable with the treadmill of mediocrity as a path to contention

In 2011, current Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard introduced the concept of the “mediocrity treadmill” to describe the purgatory of winning without contending. Acquiring and retaining good players costs money and assets that can no longer be funneled into the sort of high-upside superstar moves that tend to win championships. It traps your team … Read more

Four reasons why revamped Bulls can make serious noise in East this season: Expectations rising in Windy City

Four reasons why revamped Bulls can make serious noise in East this season: Expectations rising in Windy City

It was another disappointing end to the season for Chicago bullsafter finishing 11th in the Eastern Conference with a score of 31-41. What made the 2020-21 season even worse was that the Bulls had even more opportunities to advance to the playoffs with the addition of a play-in tournament that allowed 7-10 teams to compete … Read more

Carmelo Anthony explains why he wasn’t in famous banana boat pic with LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade

NBA free agency tracker 2021: Lakers reload with Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, other vets;  Tires make moves

Carmelo Anthony a lot has been done during the legendary career. All Stars. Performance champion. Gold medalist. Probably a Hall of Fame. However, one thing he was not photographed on a banana boat in the Bahamas near Lebron james, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade. Despite being widely regarded as a member of the banana boat … Read more

Bucks name Lisa Byington as league’s first full-time woman play-by-play announcer

Bucks name Lisa Byington as league's first full-time woman play-by-play announcer

V Milwaukee Bucks named Lisa Byington the new team announcer for Bally Sports Wisconsin, making her the first woman to be a resident announcer of a mainstream men’s professional sports team… Byington previously became the first woman to announce an NCAA men’s basketball tournament this March and has spent time as an announcer at CBS … Read more

NBA discussing in-season tournament with $1 million-per-player prize pool, per report

NBA Discusses $ 1 Million Per Player Seasonal Tournament, According To Report

In recent years, we have seen a number of changes in the NBA’s schedule. Some of these were temporary changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, while others, such as the gaming tournament, are permanent additions. Looking ahead, there may be more events in the coming years. The league’s competition committee met on Monday to discuss … Read more

How the NBA can differentiate a possible in-season tournament from the rest of its schedule

How the NBA can differentiate a possible in-season tournament from the rest of its schedule

Death, taxes … and vague reports about the NBA instituting an in-season tournament. They are the three certainties of life, and it seems as though we’ve made about as much progress on the third as we have on the first two. The idea has been out there for years, seemingly a priority of commissioner Adam … Read more

Countdown to 2021-22 NBA season: Things to know for all 30 teams, including rosters, schedules, top storylines

Countdown to 2021-22 NBA Season: What All 30 Teams Need to Know, Including Lineups, Schedules, Storylines

Getty Images The NBA offseason is drawing to a close and training camps begin in late September, which means the 2021-2022 season is almost here. Regular season October 19 tips as the league celebrates its 75th anniversary. After a season that has endured countless postponed games, empty arenas and tightening restrictions due to the COVID-19 … Read more

Four key Cavaliers storylines ahead of 2021-22 season: Talented young core offers real reasons for optimism

Four key Cavaliers storylines ahead of 2021-22 season: Talented young core offers real reasons for optimism

V Cleveland Cavaliers made four in a row Nba Finals appearances from 2015 to 2018. However, since then, the team hasn’t even sniffed the postseason after Lebron james flew to Los Angeles after the 17-18 campaign. In three seasons since James joined Los angeles lakersThe Cavs finished 14th, 15th and 13th in the Eastern Conference … Read more

76ers’ Ben Simmons among 10 players with the most to prove during the 2021-22 NBA season

76ers' Ben Simmons among 10 players with the most to prove during the 2021-22 NBA season

Each NBA season gives every league player an opportunity to prove themselves, and the 2021-2022 season is no different. But while everyone has the opportunity, some players need to prove more than others. Some have to show that they are the same player they were before the injury, while others have to prove that they … Read more

Marc Gasol trade: Lakers ship veteran big man, future second-round pick to Grizzlies, per report

Mark Gasol replacement: Lakers sent veteran big man, future second-round pick for the Grizzlies, according to report

Getty Images V Los angeles lakers reportedly trading a big man Mark Gasol, 2024 Round 2 Pick and Prize Pool Memphis Grizzliesin exchange for Wang Zhelin’s draft rights, according to ESPN’s Adrian Voinarovski. The Grizzlies officially gave up gas on Wednesday, according to a report announcement from the team. Gasol, 36, will indeed end his … Read more