1. Detroit Pistons: Suddenly, Team's Future Seems Bright

    I must confess, I did not see this last month coming. This probably will not come as a shock to you, as I—like most sports writers—do not have a crystal ball that can predict future events...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 4,417 reads 36 comments

  2. NBA Free Agents 2012: Who Will Be the Biggest Steal of Star-Studded Class?

    We all know the big names of this free agent class. Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett , Steve Nash and Deron Williams. We even know most of the restricted free agents...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 1,275 reads 0 comments

  3. NBA Draft 2012: Dion Waiters, Andre Drummond and Draft Day's Biggest Gambles

    It happens every year. A team finds itself on the draft clock, and all of the beliefs about conservative choices and picking based on needs go out the window...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 1,557 reads 10 comments

  4. NBA Draft Results: 5 Players Who Were Drafted to Play Different Position in NBA

    Often times, a team sees a different position for a player they are scouting than what their college coach sees...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 233 reads 1 comments

  5. NBA Draft Winners and Losers: Separating the 2012 Lottery Teams

    Isn't it strange how some teams seem to always get things right, and others always seem to trip over their own feet? Historically, the Trail Blazers, Pistons, and Clippers have had terrible luck with the lottery...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 660 reads 0 comments

  6. Why 2013 Will Prove the New Orleans Hornets Won the Chris Paul Trade

    The year was 2011. A year spent arguing the merits of health care, immigration reform and Friday Night Lights. This also was the year that New Orleans was absolutely fleeced by the Clippers in a deal for Chris Paul ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 2,583 reads 8 comments

  7. Why David Stern Is the Smartest Commissioner in All of Sports

    Love him, hate him, envy him. No matter how you feel about him, you probably feel strongly. Stern is the quintessential lightning rod of public opinion...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 259 reads 1 comments

  8. NBA Draft 2012: Why Tony Wroten Jr. Can Be Poor Man's Tyreke Evans for Grizzlies

    The Memphis Grizzlies were in a unique position in this year's draft. They are a team on the rise with a lot of very good, young pieces and very few holes on the roster...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 2,231 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Draft 2012: Why Andre Drummond Will Define Future for Detroit Pistons

    There has been a labor of love for me. Since Detroit was ill-equipped to succeed this year, I have been writing about the Pistons first overall draft pick since before the season began...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 2,992 reads 20 comments

  10. Wizards Make Right Move by Picking Bradley Beal No. 3 Overall in 2012 Draft

    The Washington Wizards are one of the early winners of tonight's NBA Draft. In a move that seemed destined to happen once Charlotte dealt for Ben Gordon, Washington was able ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 170 reads 0 comments

  11. NBA Rumors: What Kings' Pursuit of Kyle Lowry Means for Tyreke Evans

    According to ESPN.com , sources say Houston is interested in moving up in the draft and have discussed a package to deal point guard Kyle Lowry and picks for the No. 5 overall selection...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 2,748 reads 2 comments

  12. Sixers 2012 NBA Draft Picks: Grades, Results and Analysis

    2012 NBA Draft updates and analysis will be brought to fans for all 30 NBA teams by Bleacher Report. This article will be focusing on the Philadelphia 76ers . Pages will be updated after every move made by team president Rod Thorn and his team...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 14,981 reads 7 comments

  13. How Kevin Garnett Ranks All-Time Among Power Forwards If He Retires

    It's days like today when I feel truly old. It seems like just yesterday I was a high school sophomore watching Kevin Garnett play in his first playoff series with Minnesota ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 2,685 reads 8 comments

  14. Predicting How Long It Takes Hornets to Reach Playoffs with Anthony Davis

    The word "lottery" is somewhat misleading when it comes to the NBA draft. Saying a team won the lottery implies that all of their wishes will be granted and all their dreams will be realized...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 739 reads 3 comments

  15. NBA Draft 2012: Can the Spurs Find Another Gem with 59th Overall Pick?

    Tony Parker, John Salmons, Leandro Barbosa, Beno Udrih, Ian Mahinmi, Tiago Splitter and George Hill. Each were selected with the No. 26 pick or lower in the first round of the NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 2,480 reads 3 comments

  16. Ray Allen Free Agency Rumors: Latest Rumors on Heat, Knicks, Celtics & More

    How different things look surrounding Ray Allen . Just a year ago, Allen was considered one of the elite shooters in the game and a crucial part of another title run for the Boston Celtics ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 42,939 reads 227 comments

  17. Milwaukee Bucks Acquire Samuel Dalembert from Houston Rockets

    According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski , the Milwaukee Bucks have pulled the trigger on a deal that brings them Samuel Dalembert and the 14th pick in this year's draft from Houston ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 1,346 reads 0 comments

  18. NBA Mock Draft 2012: Underrated Point Guards Who Will Help Teams Right Away

    If you are anything like me, you love this time of year. Sure, the anticipation is always greater than the actual event, but there truly is nothing like the run-up to the NBA draft...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 3,680 reads 2 comments

  19. Winners, Losers from Bobcats-Pistons Trade Involving Corey Magette, Ben Gordon

    According to league sources , the Detroit Pistons have sent Ben Gordon and a protected future first round pick to Charlotte for Corey Maggette, reports Yahoo Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 4,733 reads 38 comments

  20. NBA Draft 2012: 5 Teams That Should Trade Their Draft Picks for Veteran Help

    It truly is one of the age-old questions in professional sports. When do you decide to rebuild, and when do you decide to make one more run at it with a veteran crew? Sometimes, ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 8,236 reads 9 comments

  21. NBA Draft: Why Inevitable Wheeling and Dealing Makes Mock Drafts Total Wastes

    Okay, so I know that this article goes against my own interests. But given that more than half of Americans vote against their own interests, I guess I am par for the course...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 179 reads 0 comments

  22. NBA Free Agents 2012: 10 Players Who Deserve Big Time Pay Cuts

    The NBA is a fickle mistress. One minute you are sitting on top of the world with fame, acclaim and a huge paycheck in your back pocket. The next, you are called overrated and asked to take a serious pay cut...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 337 reads 0 comments

  23. Heat Rumors: Which Veteran Free Agent Fits Best in South Beach?

    Finally, the Miami Heat have won a title, and the proverbial monkey is off of their collective backs. Sit back LeBron, and enjoy it, because there is a scary proposition staring your team in the face...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 14,354 reads 41 comments

  24. NBA Draft 2012: Why Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Will Become Draft's Best Player

    This year's draft, like every other year, is full of question marks. Sure, there are some players that are bigger risks than others, but ultimately all draft picks come with the caveat buyer beware...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 532 reads 1 comments

  25. L.A. Clippers: 5 Reasons Clippers Must Explore Trading DeAndre Jordan

    Last summer DeAndre Jordan was one of the hottest names on the restricted free agent market. Fans and general managers alike drooled over his size and athleticism and imagined what he could do for their respective teams...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 2 years ago 2,840 reads 15 comments