Tagged New Orleans Pelicans

How New York Knicks Can Maximize Julius Randle

Rewind to last summer for a moment. This was supposed to be the era of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant for New York Knicks fans. But when the time came for superstar free agents to bite at the opportunity of playing in Madison Square Garden, no one budged, leaving team brass to scramble after next-tier players.  …

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Picking the 2020 NBA All-Rookie Team (So Far)

With the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA regular season in doubt, now is as good a time as any to release our All-Rookie First and Second Teams. Even if the league somehow finishes the schedule, there may not be enough games left to dramatically change the list of honorees. This crop of neophytes delivered star…

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NBA Film Study: How the Pelicans Run Football Actions for Zion Williamson

At this point, it’s pretty well known: coaches all steal stuff from each other. Few are complete innovators, but most just take concepts from elsewhere and incorporate it into their own system. The NBA has become so cut-and-paste in many ways that the offenses we watch are hardly discernible from one another. Then a talent…

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NBA PODCAST: The Biggest Remaining Storylines for 2019-20

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their predictions for the biggest remaining questions in the 2019-20 NBA season. Can LeBron James overtake Giannis Antetokounmpo to win MVP? Who should be the front-runners for Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Sixth Man of the…

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6 NBA Questions: What Will it Take to Stop Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Hey all, back again this week with another check-in on the evolving stories from around the NBA.  This week kicked off with an amusing comment from Houston Rockets guard, James Harden, who essentially labeled leading (and rival) MVP candidate Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘a seven-foot-run-and-dunk-guy’.   What Harden is defining as “skill” in regards to…

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