Off-season, Josh Giddey fit with Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers preview, Basketball without Borders camp, Jarrett Allen

Back in 2018, long before he was lighting up the NBA, a fresh-faced Josh Giddey was just like the 60-odd young male and female basketball players who have descended on Canberra this week. He too had been invited to take part in a Basketball without Borders camp, this one in India, identified as an emerging … Read more

Warriors who barely played, from Chris Boucher to Gary Payton II

If you question most serious Golden State Warriors fans about who the team’s two-way contracts were in the 2021-22 NBA season, you’ll probably get a fairly expeditious answer: Chris Chiozza and Quinndary Weatherspoon. In most cases the answer will end there. Each team is allotted two spots for two-way contracts, and Chiozza and Weatherspoon occupied … Read more

What Happens If the Gobert Vision Doesn’t Pan Out?

TheMinnesota Timberwolves gave up 5 players and four picks for three-time defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert. They went all-in on him and the roster, so what happens if Gobert doesn’t work out in Minnesota? While there are a lot of positives associated with obtaining someone of Rudy’s stature, the possibility of the plan … Read more

The only Black woman NBA agent’s path to represent Kyrie Irving

Sports Illustrated other Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Shetellia Riley Irving has never been afraid of her voice. Her former roles in the entertainment and media … Read more

A Lonzo Ball Status Check, Good Dude DeRozan, Drummond’s Shot-Making, and Other Bulls Bullets

I’ve learned some valuable lessons over the last year: (1) Be conscious of your cheese intake(2) Always buy the 50 SPF sunscreen(3) Stretch before any physical activity(4) The Chicago Bulls need Lonzo Ball Let’s talk a little more about that last one. Whether the Bulls will start the 2022-23 campaign with their starting point guard … Read more

The Andrew Wiggins All-Stars: Mavericks’ Christian Wood, Warriors’ Donte DiVincenzo and others ready to shine in new roles

Stars are going to be stars anywhere that they go. But outside the best of the very best, situation and role play an extremely important factor in how well players perform. Andrew Wiggins is a quintessential example. Thought of as somewhat of a disappointment during his five-and-a-half seasons with the Timberwolves, Wiggins’ role changed after … Read more