1. Should the Toronto Raptors Trade Jose Calderon?

    There was a time, long ago in the distant past, when Jose Calderon was underrated. He was a marvel of basketball efficiency, a Hollinger legend...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 4,825 reads 20 comments

  2. Can Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Become a Franchise Player for the Charlotte Bobcats?

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist might want to look to Kevin Durant for tips on improvement. At first glance, that's an odd connection to make. The hard-slashing MKG has a much different game than the sweet-shooting Thunder superstar...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 4,639 reads 14 comments

  3. What Does Tyreke Evans Have to Do to Rediscover His Rookie Form?

    Tyreke Evans needs to develop a left hand. I can only assume that the Sacramento Kings are wholly devoted to fixing this issue of his, but perhaps that assumption is giving this organization too much credit...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 6,586 reads 47 comments

  4. Biggest Obstacles to Kobe Bryant's 6th Title

    In theory, life is peachy for Laker fans and Kobe Bryant . They have a balanced roster, fit with the game's best center and one of its best point guards...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 21,693 reads 159 comments

  5. NBA Veterans with the Most Left in the Tank

    Every year, we're too quick to judge a veteran as washed up. We can't help it. As fans and pundits, we're wired towards being savvy, towards being the first to call a trend. Well, quite a few veteran players are still near their prime levels...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 12,471 reads 65 comments

  6. What Should the Atlanta Hawks Do with Josh Smith?

    Full disclosure: I love Josh Smith . This will be an exercise in attempted objectivity. I know full well that he takes too many horrid jump shots, that he's prone to the worst play ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 5,846 reads 28 comments

  7. Can Michael Beasley Re-Ignite His Career with Phoenix Suns?

    I had high hopes for Michael Beasley when he was coming out of Kansas State. He could rebound and score from almost anywhere with a savant's fluidity...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 4,067 reads 19 comments

  8. Should the OKC Thunder Amnesty Kendrick Perkins in 2013 Offseason?

    Amnestying Kendrick Perkins would be somewhere between inevitable and wise, as he just doesn't command his current salary. Despite all the odes to his "toughness" and "heart," Perkins just isn't a very good starting NBA center...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 11,332 reads 131 comments

  9. Where Do Jeremy Lin's Houston Rockets Go from Here?

    Poor Daryl Morey. He's always the bridesmaid, never the bride, or whatever metaphor you want to apply to a general manager who keeps coming up short. For all his IQ points, Morey can never quite land the big fish...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 14,246 reads 39 comments

  10. How Can the Portland Trail Blazers Keep LaMarcus Aldridge Long-Term?

    Simply put, the Trail Blazers need to keep Aldridge healthy. This isn't the Orlando Magic , a franchise with a nascent reputation for losing star players. If Portland is to lose LaMarcus Aldridge , it will most likely be due to injury...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 3,257 reads 11 comments

  11. Is Paul Millsap or Al Jefferson More Likely to Be Traded in 2012-13?

    I view this as " Al Jefferson versus Paul Millsap" if we buy the notion that a team should like to hang on to the better guy. The Jazz have two almost completely equal players with role overlap...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 4,770 reads 30 comments

  12. Should Orlando Magic Fans Be Excited About Post-Dwight Howard Era?

    Yes, why not? Just because your team turned Dwight Howard into Arron Afflalo doesn't preclude you from looking forward to a clean slate...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 3,153 reads 20 comments

  13. What Is Derrick Williams' Future with the Minnesota Timberwolves?

    Under the radar, or, in the background of a fantastic Kyrie Irving season, Derrick Williams disappointed in his rookie campaign. Before the year started quite a few pundits had the March Madness standout pegged for a better future than the eventual ROY...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 5,837 reads 27 comments

  14. Breaking Down the NBA's Best Fast Break Team

    They're not so coincidentally the NBA 's best league pass team. Get ready for the Denver Nuggets , the hopeful heirs to that old Phoenix style of efficient entertainment...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 10,038 reads 8 comments

  15. Can a Brandon Jennings-Monta Ellis Backcourt Work Long-Term?

    This backcourt is doomed, unless I'm missing something. And unless I'm missing something, this backcourt is doomed to be frequently missing...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 3,552 reads 11 comments

  16. Is Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson a Bigger Piece of Warriors Future?

    The Warriors are an "if healthy" playoff team, and not just in the minds of their most delusional supporters. But so much of that status depends on the health of one Stephen Curry ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 2,746 reads 16 comments

  17. How Long Should College Stars Wait Before Declaring for the NBA Draft?

    I'm going to get straight to the point on this. Get your money, college star. Get your money. There aren't many compelling reasons for prospective NBA stars to stay in college...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 10,403 reads 43 comments

  18. Should Milwaukee Bucks Give Brandon Jennings a Contract Extension?

    Beggars can't be choosers. I don't wish to offend Milwaukee Bucks fans, but the city is not exactly a free agent draw. Withhold your cash, let a current player go, and you might not be able to net a new big name...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 242 reads 43 comments

  19. Rajon Rondo Dishes on His Current and Future Status with the Boston Celtics

    Rajon Rondo is currently touring the world, representing Red Bull's "King of the Rock" one-on-one tournament while running skill camps in basketball-crazed nations like China and the Philippines...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 32,419 reads 121 comments

  20. Boston Celtics: Why the Celtics Won't Contend for 2012-13 NBA Title

    The Celtics keep showing up at their own funeral. They were uninspiring in the second half of the 2009-2010 season, only to make a surprise run that ended in a finals Game 7...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 4,424 reads 72 comments

  21. Is Andrew Bynum Ready to Be a Franchise Star for Philadelphia 76ers?

    He's certainly willing, but the question is whether he's ready. There is danger here, as expectations are rising for this revamped 76er roster...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 6,734 reads 41 comments

  22. How Concerned Should the Golden State Warriors Be About Stephen Curry's Ankle?

    The Golden State Warriors should be incredibly concerned about Stephen Curry 's ankle. They must soon choose on whether or not to give the point guard a long, expensive contract, so the recurring ankle sprain is of utmost focus...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 3,316 reads 11 comments

  23. Who's the Best Fit to Start at SF for Golden State Warriors?

    For once, the Golden State Warriors have a roster that makes sense. It's been years of Nellie gimmicks, of shooting guards at power forward, of point guards at off-guard. Finally, the Dubs have an adequately-sized collection of skilled players...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 3,950 reads 26 comments

  24. How Long Can Miami Heat Contend with Current Lineup?

    The Miami Heat won the championship last season—perhaps you've heard. Now, the focus turns to the future. Suddenly, those pundits who believed the Heat were unable to win a championship are now sold on "not one, not two, not three...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 9,924 reads 56 comments

  25. All-Time Chicago Bulls Starting Five

    The all-time Chicago Bulls starting five is a very different conversation from the analysis of starting fives for the Lakers or Celtics . The former two squads had success smattered throughout their history...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about almost 2 years ago 24,453 reads 104 comments