Jerry West Best Signing the Los Angeles Clippers Have Made in Years

The 2017-18 season is going to be interesting for the Los Angeles Clippers, as they embark on the uncertainty of the post-Chris Paul era. No one is quite sure where Los Angeles is headed; they still have front court duo Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, and have finally filled the void at small forward with hot-scoring Danilo Gallinari. Also heading to LA via CSKA Moscow is Milos Teodosic, the man they’ve called "the Serbian Steve Nash," and "Lights Out Lou" Williams, both providing backcourt
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Could a Kyrie Irving trade mean anything for the Philadelphia 76ers?

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Moneyball: The Utah Jazz are built for something like this to happen

Around the turn of the 21st century, the phrase “moneyball” became invariably popular in sports. A system of contract and roster control and manipulation pioneered and popularised by MLB’s 2002 Oakland Athletics, and given a name by Michael Lewis, who wrote a book on the team, every team in every sport either thought they were, or wanted to be, playing “moneyball”. The ambiguous and enigmatic sports buzzword again reared its head around the start of this decade upon the release of the film adap
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Dario Saric has to start for the Philadelphia 76ers

The other day, we wrote on why Dario Saric has to come off the bench for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017-18 NBA season. Today, we will be making the case for why he should be starting. There are plenty of good reasons to like Saric off the bench. Owen Nelson laid out a handful of reasons in his piece yesterday, and Christopher Kline offered up some wisdom last month. However, I find that Saric is just too valuable to be playing with the second unit. Of course, this is not a knock on those w
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Four NBA Contracts That Will Age Terribly –

Four NBA Contracts That Will Age Terribly The NBA offseason is notorious for teams tossing ludicrous contracts at players. While not all of these contracts are from this offseason, they will inevitably not age well. This year’s NBA silly season has not nearly been as bad as last year’s. Now that general managers and front offices around the league have settled into the salary cap status quo, the handing out of ridiculous contracts seems to have been reeled in a little bit. Still, there is more
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A Retrospective of Every Trade for the Number One Pick

As you’ll be aware, less than a week before the 2017 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics traded their number 1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for their number 3 overall pick. In the process, Boston passed up on the opportunity to select transcendent point guard talent Markelle Fultz. The move was rained down on with hate by Celtics fans; preemptive Fultz jerseys were burned. Boston’s general manager Danny Ainge was lambasted as a fool, too full of his own ego. Through it all, Ainge was adama
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Addressing The New Orleans Pelicans’ Offseason Priorities

In my first post for 16 Wins A Ring, I discussed how the Sacramento Kings have benefited from the DeMarcus Cousins trade, despite seemingly trying as hard as they possibly could not to. Now, we’re going to explore the other side of that trade — the New Orleans Pelicans. For those of you who are not up to speed: this February, Cousins and Omri Casspi were traded from Sacramento to New Orleans for Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield and two draft picks. The move was widely considered a f
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5 plays I would love to run with Markelle Fultz next year

Well, it looks as if the writing is on the wall. Apparently, the Philadelphia 76ers have traded their number overall 3 pick in this year’s Draft, along with other future selections, to the Boston Celtics for their number 1 overall pick. With it, Philadelphia receives the rights to draft former University of Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz number 1. It is the scenario most 76ers fans dreamt of; completing a miniature “big three” in Philly with Fultz alongside Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid
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Two Players Who Could Reignite The NBA’s Greatest Rivalry

Two Players Who Could Reignite The NBA’s Greatest Rivalry The 2017 NBA Playoffs have proven to be a disappointment thus far, but two draft prospects can help bring the NBA back to life. The NBA is in a bad place. There’s no two ways about it, and a Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors Finals is not the least of the Association’s problems. Fans bemoaned the latter team last offseason when it went out and signed Kevin Durant. The signing simply lamented the uninspiring, uncompetitive me
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