By Kelly Scaletta

Spent 4.5 years in the USAF before attending University of Minnesota, Bible college in Anaheim and 15 years in youth ministry. Basketball blogger-turned-NBA Featured Columnist with Bleacher Report, BBallBreakdown, Fansided, The Step Back, Hoops Habit, SportsNet, Vantage Sports, Dime and FanRag, among others, accumulating over 25 million views. Former full-time NBA Assistant Editor at FanRag (2016-18). An NBA Twitter staple: Well-connected and respected among today’s finest basketball writers.

Meet the New Chris Paul, Same as the Old Chris Paul

There is a new Chris Paul, but it’s not Alfonso Ribeiro. It’s the old Chris Paul. The one who has rejuvenated his career while leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to an unexpectedly good season. After a notable decline in his numbers last year (his final with the Houston Rockets), Paul has returned to form, somehow…

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D’Angelo Russell is Making Minnesota Timberwolves Fun Again

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a long history of being bad. They’ve made the playoffs just once since 2003-04. That was the only time in franchise history they had ever gotten out of the first round. Not coincidentally, they don’t have a very good track record of point guards following that same season when Sam Cassell…

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Can Andrew Wiggins Find Himself in Golden State?

Andrew Wiggins is on his way to the Golden State Warriors after spending the first five-plus seasons of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It seems to me that most of the talk has been about how Wiggins is a better fit for the Warriors than combo guard D’Angelo Russell, who was traded to the…

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Will Going All-Small Ball be Houston Rockets’ Downfall?

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Houston Rockets are trading Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday as part of a massive four-team trade which brings back Robert Covington and Jordan Bell to the Rockets. They also send out their 2020 first-round pick and get back the Golden State Warriors’ 2024 second-round pick.…

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Why the Sun Never Sets on Kobe Nation

I wasn’t a big fan of Kobe Bryant, so this isn’t an article about that. I’m not going to regale you with tales of how I grew up watching him play; I was a 30-year-old man before he started playing. I’m not going to recount for you his stats or rings or All-Star selections. They…

Ja Morant’s Confidence Has Memphis Grizzlies Winning

The Memphis Grizzlies selected Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He’s been validating that selection ever since, establishing himself as the front-runner for Rookie of the Year and leading his new team to surprising success. Morant is averaging 17.9 points and 7.0 assists, leading rookies in both categories while…

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Selling Your Future? Spencer Dinwiddie’s Digital Tokens Explained

One of the more innovative and perplexing pieces of NBA news of late is Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s notion to sell “digital tokens” on his future earnings. Reading through the tweets on this topic, I’m struck by how many are still saying, “I still don’t understand what this is all about.” So here’s a…

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Devonte’ Graham Emerging as NBA’s Newest ‘3-and-P’ Threat

When the Boston Celtics traded for Kemba Walker, it opened up a chance for young Devonte’ Graham to prove himself, even as the Charlotte Hornets bet far bigger money on free agent scoring guard Terry Rozier. Graham has not only seized the opportunity, he’s one of this year’s most improved players and possibly the league’s…

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Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets Have Figured Each Other Out

Russell Westbrook’s immersion into the Houston Rockets hasn’t been seamless, but it’s beginning to take hold as the season progresses. His early-season inefficiency is getting better, and wins are coming as a result. Come postseason, that could mean all the difference. Westbrook isn’t the first great point guard that James Harden has played with. His…

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