2013 NBA Draft Report Card

THE DAVID STERN MEMORIAL EDITION Quote of the night: “We’ve had to explain to our international audience that the booing is an American sign of respect.” That probably got Stern’s only positive response all night, except for his last ever pick. On a side note, I started watching the NBA a year after Stern took […]

Lessons From The Playoffs (So Far)

Note: This column was written before any of the second round games had been played and also appears on Raptors Republic.com One round down and three more to go. I absolutely love the playoffs. All my best NBA memories come from the playoffs. There’s nothing else in basketball like it. Purists bemoan the lack of team game […]

Is The Big Man Era Over In The NBA?

“You can’t teach height.” It was the late Frank Layden, former Hall of Fame coach and general manager for the Utah Jazz, that made famous the quote that’s really hard to argue with. It’s why, if you are 7 feet tall, you are actually more likely to end up in the NBA than any other […]

Offseason Primer

So I’ve said my “piece” about the Raptors trying to sign Steve Nash. Now let’s look at what else could, should and shouldn’t be in the cards for the Raptors, as well as around the NBA. — The guys I felt the Raptors should really target in the offseason is Nicolas Batum. If the Raptors […]

2012 NBA Draft Report Card!

He needed to hit a home run to prevent the Raptors from getting on the mediocrity treadmill, and he didn’t even try. In basketball terms, Colangelo needed to hit a three to tie with just seconds left and, instead, he passed up an open three and drove to the hoop for a layup. He got two points, but he lost the game.

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