Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter, and Chicago’s 2018 second round draft pick. During a packed offseason, Anthony was expected to be the final piece of an Oklahoma City big three alongside Russell Westbrook and Paul George (big four if you consider the 24-year-old Oceanian wunderkind Steven Adams) that could push the Thunder into Finals contention past the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, and Golden State Warriors. The
The Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James are rolling. They are 18-1 in their last 19 games and James has been just as spectacular. On Sunday night, James became the second oldest player to record a triple-double in three straight games behind Jason Kidd. Even on a bad night against the Washington Wizards in which he shot 8-for-23 and had six turnovers, James still managed to put up 20 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds. When things aren’t going right for the Cavs they are sti
Who deserves some more love this NBA season? Our writers answer below! Jac Manuell/@TheJManJBT Aaron Gordon has improved every facet of his game. Here’s a list of all the areas where his game has improved, via Basketball Reference: -Points per game -Blocks per game -Steals per game -Assists per game -Total rebounds per game -Free throw rate and percentage -Field goal percentage from two and three -Effective field goal percentage As I argued on the NBA Outlet, he is a legitima
When you think about DeMarcus Cousins you might think of his recent antics with Kevin Durant and Zach Randolph but what the casual fan might not know he is probably the best big man in the league right now. On December 8th, Cousins was on the free throw line late in the fourth quarter and opposing big man Zach Randolph made a statement that all could understand if they had eyes that could read lips. “Where I’m from, bullies get bullied,” Randolph said with Cousins right next
Donovan Mitchell is flourishing in the NBA right now but you would be surprised to find out that he didn’t think this would be all possible. Mitchell finished off a good sophomore season at Louisville averaging 15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists but was undecided on whether going into the draft was a good idea. It took Chris Paul and Paul George to convince Mitchell to keep his name in the draft when after a workout they told him how good he was and that he was ready.
With Joel Embiid’s latest exploits you might forget that Robert Covington is a deserved candidate for Most Improved Player. On November 17th, Covington and the Philadelphia 76ers officially announced the signing of his four-year, $62 million extension. His salary increased by $15 million and now Covington is one of the latest G-League stars to rise up into, and legitimately impact, the NBA ranks. An overlooked 3-and-D stud, so-called RoCo went undrafted and played in the D-Le