In the vein of dudes I used to cheer for, I wrote about Phil Jackson this much. The Knicks are a tire fire right now, and much of that can be traced back to Phil's apathy and... unique approach to basketball operations. I wrote about how his belief system helped him achieve coaching greatness, and how the same beliefs have the Knicks floundering today. It's on PRESS Basketball.
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At the peak of the Bulls dysfunction, I attempted to dissect what's gone wrong with the team, who's at fault, and how to fix everything. Of course, there are no easy answers. That's part of what I explored in this feature for PRESS Basketball.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Here's a collection of my other news articles, game previews and recaps from the month of January.
NBA Trade Rumour: Raptors among teams making offers for Paul Millsap - January 6
Power Forward Friday: Taj Gibson, because we already did Millsap - January 6
Power Rankings Week 11: We've Seen Better Days - January 9
Power Forward Friday: The cost of Carmelo Anthony - January 20
Power Forward Friday: The return of Larry Sanders - January 27
At PRESS Basketball, our writers have started a series called "No Country For Old Men", a kind of memorandum for NBA vets and alumni who changed the game. My first contribution is on one of my weird childhood heroes, Dennis Rodman.
I (attempted to) write about the moments that fascinated me, how his eccentricities subverted his basketball life, and continued into retirement. You can read the piece at PRESS Basketball.
I'm still a little green on PRESS Basketball -- the site has only been up a couple months -- but already, I'm enjoying the process of writing about the NBA in different contexts. Last month, I wrote about how the league could change under a Donald Trump presidency. Of course, the conversation involves the outgoing President, who is probably the closest the White House will have to a real baller. I also discussed exclusion, and what will happen to those famous White House trips. You can read the piece at PRESS Basketball.
Also, if you're here and you haven't dived into our other works at PRESS -- do me a solid and spend five minutes looking around. I know it's not there on the surface, but we're hard at work building something truly different. Hopefully you like what you see.
Before the crisis of a recent Western road trip, the Toronto Raptors were on pace to have the best offense in NBA history. While this could very well be a team wildly over-performing, I got into the details of how they've been successful, and why it's important that they're doing so in a different way. You can read the piece over on Raptors HQ.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Here's a collection of my other news articles, game previews and recaps from the months of November and December.
Feel A Way: Drake Night returns next Wednesday - November 10
Power Forward Friday: I Miss the Old 2Pat - November 18
DeRozan wants to be the greatest Raptor "without a doubt" - November 23
Power Forward Friday: Observing Paul Millsap's happiness - November 25
Power Forward Friday: Hey, James Johnson is good now - December 2
Power Forward Friday: Would Amir Johnson still help? - December 9
Power Forward Friday: The intriguing Wilson Chandler - December 16
Power Forward Friday: Reviving Antonio Davis - December 23
Power Forward Friday: Is Pascal Siakam ready? - December 30
Raptors look to spoil Wizards' "must-win" - November 2
Raptors hope to process the 76ers - November 28
Raptors take holiday hangover to Portland - December 26
Raptors look to beat ice cold Suns - December 29
Last week's Power Forward Friday was on everyone's favourite malcontent: DeMarcus Cousins. I won't take credit for the trade rumours that have blown up since this November 4 article, but I will say it was awfully timely.
Don't sweat the small stuff. Here's a collection of my other news articles, game previews and recaps from the month of October.
My first for PRESS Basketball is a dive into the games of three NBA players returning from injury. These guys have the ability to throttle up the potential of their teams, but they have to stay healthy to do so. I looked at the ways they impact the game.