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.

Detroit Pistons Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummond

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Detroit Pistons, you might have missed Andre Drummond’s incredible start. He has simply elevated his game to a different level this season. His performance is old school with a dash of new: He’s not only a nightly threat for a 20-point, 20-rebound performance, he’s effectively playing some…

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Chicago Bulls’ Growing Pains Are Getting Painful

The Chicago Bulls’ start to the season has been __________. Go ahead and fill in the blank with whatever adjective you want because it’s been such a roller coaster ride, virtually any of them work. Promising, frustrating, disappointing, hilarious… Take your pick. Not to worry, though, because what we’ve been seeing is a  team experiencing…

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Welcome to the NBA’s Overreaction Olympics

The NBA season tips off Tuesday, and that means we’re already in prime ‘Overreaction Olympics’ time—that early-season period where fans across the land see great or poor performances, isolated incidents and scoring runs only to blow them completely out of proportion, extrapolating an entire season out of them. That’s gonna happen in spades during the…

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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the NBA’s Situation with China

On October 4, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” He had no idea what kind of chain of events that would set off. Rockets governor Tilman Fertitta separated himself and the team from Morey’s position. China’s government denounced it. Many Chinese citizens were reportedly outraged by it.…

The 2019-20 NBA Milestone Watch

When we discuss players’ legacies, we consider the totality of their careers. That includes things like All-Star appearances, championships and All-NBA nominations. It also includes the sum of their statistical achievements. And as the NBA has carved out its history, there are certain milestones that garner admittance into the Hall of Fame and/or help people…

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Will This Be Zach LaVine’s Breakout Year?

The Chicago Bulls are in the phase of their rebuilding where things either start to pay off or they start to fall apart. They’ve won just 49 games in the last two seasons as they rebuild. To take that next step, they’ll need Zach LaVine to go from “player on the rise” to “franchise player.”…

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Stage is Set for Stephen Curry’s First NBA Finals MVP

Stephen Curry has done some impressive things in his career. He’s won three rings, two regular-season MVPs, the first-ever unanimous MVP and essentially changed the game of basketball with his uncanny ability to put the ball in the hoop from practically anywhere on the court. One thing he has never done? Win Finals MVP—something he…

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Turns Out Warriors Are Elite With or Without Kevin Durant

During the pregame conversation of Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN’s crew discussed whether the Warriors were “better” without injured superstar Kevin Durant. The discussion was kind of moot as it missed the most salient point: The Warriors are better than the Blazers with or without Durant. After falling…

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