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Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images A search has begun to fill what David Griffin coins “the most attractive job in the NBA.” Here is part ten of our spotlight series in trying to unearth the best coaching...
Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Things didn’t exactly go swimmingly More than any other factor, identity has become the buzzword of the NBA postseason. I’ve written about the importance of a team having a clear direction and guiding principles...
Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images Individual struggles on offense typically led to poor results for the team during the 2019-20 season Soon after being handed the keys to the front office, David Griffin anointed Jrue Holiday as the leader...
Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images Can Zion Williamson or another fill that role one day or does the front office need to make an addition? The Boston Celtics earned plenty of additional attention Thursday night after screaming...
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images To no one’s surprise, Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker fail to make either of this season’s rookie teams. Zion Williamson was named to the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie First Team today, joining Memphis Grizzlies guard...
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images According to Malika Andrews of ESPN, Lonzo Ball has gained new representation, signing with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. “I wanted to lead my career,” Ball told ESPN. “Picking my own representation — just...
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports A search has begun to fill what David Griffin coins “the most attractive job in the NBA.” Here is part nine of our spotlight series in trying to unearth the best coaching candidate. On Saturday,...
Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images “I think there’s too much professional wrestling in basketball.” When thinking of the NBA playoffs, we picture the heroic moments: the spectacular play of icons, the stunning come from behind victories and...
Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images A search has begun to fill what David Griffin coins “the most attractive job in the NBA.” Here is part eight of our spotlight series in trying to unearth the best coaching...
Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Players spoke out vociferously in favor of the New Orleans Pelicans guard after selections were announced Players and fans alike took to Twitter yesterday after Jrue Holiday was conspicuously absent from both NBA All-Defensive...
Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images A search has begun to fill what David Griffin coins “the most attractive job in the NBA.” Here is part seven of our spotlight series in trying to unearth the best...
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images A search has begun to fill what David Griffin coins “the most attractive job in the NBA.” Here is part six of our spotlight series in trying to unearth the best coaching successor. On...
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Joe Harris once said, “He’s trying to kick people’s ass.” Sure sounds like Atkinson would mesh perfectly with David Griffin! On Saturday, August 15th, the New Orleans Pelicans announced the end of head coach...
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images Would the fan favorite be happy to close out his prime with the Pelicans or go elsewhere? There is perhaps no more beloved athlete in New Orleans Pelicans franchise history than Jrue...
Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports There are plenty of roads to go down, but Patrick Williams, Kira Lewis Jr and Aleksej Pokusevski top my list for New Orleans in the first round. The talk among Pelicans fans as of...