Daily Grip

Sacramento – What’s the Deal?

Approximately two years ago, I wrote about the Sacramento Kings. I made a bold comparison, drawing connections to their famous '02 squad. They weren't quite the miracle team but a shoddy, scrappier version that had the same characteristics. But the management had a goal. They were desperately...

Drama with Lakers Front Office Leads to Rebranding of the Franchise

Here’s a sibling rivalry between two powerful heirs of ownership. The full control of the Lakers organization is coveted almost as much as the Iron Throne. If you think that Game of Thrones is more ruthless and aggressive than this recent Lakers drama, you...

Deadline Dud? Will Doc Solve the Clippers’ Small Forward Woes?

Another NBA season, another Deadline Day where the Los Angeles Clippers are careening up the river without a paddle and without any valid trade assets. Last year the Clippers made a last minute trade to try and solve their small forward problem and acquired...

Why Kevin Durant chose The Warriors

The All-Star break is a great time to sit back, watch the various meaningless spectacles, and reflect on what has transpired in the NBA thus far. When doing such, it’s hard to not think about the biggest offseason move made since Lebron James’ “The...

Putting ‘Jimo’s’ 73 points in context

Fans in China have nicknamed Jimmer Fredette “Jimo.” The sobriquet isn’t a play on Fredette’s name but an honorary title that translates to “loneliness master.” For most of the season it could have been said that Fredette’s scoring mastery for the Yao Ming-owned Shanghai...

Projecting the NBA Regular Season Awards

As with all predictive studies, it behooves us to look to the past to try to guess what will happen in the future. As this pertains to basketball, we can look at previous award winners and trends to try to ascertain who the favorites...

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