The 2022 NBA Draft has passed and while many questions were answered, plenty of important ones weren’t. While some teams capitalized heavily on improving their rosters, other instead chose to defer their futures despite the plethora of veterans available for trade. Here are some of the biggest winners and losers of the 2022 NBA Draft. Continue reading “The Winners and Losers of the 2022 NBA Draft”
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Draft Profile: Jaden Ivey
Name: Jaden Ivey Height: 6’4” Weight: 195 Age: 20 Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard College/Organization: Purdue NBA Comparison: Donovan Mitchell/Ja Morant Strengths: One of the most explosive guards in this class with elite-level athleticism. He plays with a very high motor from the beginning to the end of the game. Ivey is an excellent finisher aroundContinue reading “Draft Profile: Jaden Ivey”
Draft Profile: Jabari Smith Jr.
Name: Jabari SmithHeight: 6’10” Weight: 220 Age: 19 Position: Small Forward/Power Forward College/Organization: Auburn NBA Comparison: Rashard Lewis Strengths: Filled with a ton of length and physical capabilities, Jabari Smith comes in as one of the most well-rounded prospects with the most upside. He’s an effective scorer from all three levels including a 42 percentContinue reading “Draft Profile: Jabari Smith Jr.”
What’s Next for the Houston Rockets?
The Houston Rockets decided to start a new era within their organization when they chose to trade James Harden to the Houston Rockets in exchange for mostly draft capital. This also marks a new direction in the organization. After eight straight playoff appearances, the Rockets are not only breaking that streak but they will likelyContinue reading “What’s Next for the Houston Rockets?”
What’s Wrong with the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Lakers dropped a game to the Portland Trailblazers on May 7th that will now have them playing in the play-in tournament if all seeding stays the same. With that, they’ll likely face a combination of either the Warriors, Spurs, and/or the Grizzlies. And while six months ago, these would have been easy games, theContinue reading “What’s Wrong with the Los Angeles Lakers?”