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Task: Assemble 2010 Team USA with the Best Available Talent

August 17th, 2010
The 2010 USA National Team headed for the World Championships certainly won’t be compared to the “Dream” or “Redeem” teams of the past.Fortunately, Duke’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski may be just what this team needs. Coach K has willed and molded undermanned, lesser teams into unified champions.Alongside Coach ...

Joseph Lacob’s Overhaul: Golden State Warriors New Big Three

August 4th, 2010
The Golden State Warriors franchise could sure use a makeover, and like Rosie O’Donnell, we shouldn’t settle for cheap cosmetics New owner Joe Lacob is likely to be the one who can bring about the changes we so desperately need (and no, Iguodala is not a Warrior). Based off of his KNBR ...

Golden State Warriors: Why Monta Ellis?

July 31st, 2010
Everyone wants and deserves a winner but when the chips are down, we so desperately need a scapegoat. Typically, when team problems arise the head or leader is sought to take the fall. In this complex and trying situation, Monta Ellis appears as that guy. You hear his name used as the ...

Golden State Warriors: Where Do We Go from Here?

July 31st, 2010
Most of the smoke has cleared and the eager and wishful summer dreams will soon turn into our reality. From self-indulgent drama to Yao’s possible retirement, this 2010 off-season has seen it all. Finally, the fortune-deprived Warriors franchise garnered some attention with salary dumping intentions and an All-Star signing. Warriors GM Larry ...

Straight to the Point: This Has Gone on for Too Long

July 16th, 2010
For decades, we’ve marveled at the abilities of point guards and dearly hold a special place for them inside. We’ve seen them in all different shapes and sizes, but it’s their uncanny ability to lead the teams we love that has captured us. Some argue that playing the point is the ...

Do You Still Have Old “Hang Ups?”: What Raja Bell means to Los Angeles Lakers

July 14th, 2010
The two-time defending world champs have been active this off-season, gearing up for a third consecutive NBA Title. Most agree that Steve Blake was a good addition; however there are a few more areas in need of attention. As the dominoes continue to fall around the league, we’ll need to continue tweaking ...

Is the Human Pogo a No-Go? Shannon Brown’s Future With Lakers Still a Mystery

July 13th, 2010
As more and more time elapses, the anticipation surrounding the NBA's remaining free agents builds. The top-tier free agents have landed, now everyone is looking to acquire the finishing pieces to the puzzle. Certainty, or even rumors of Shannon Brown’s location next season have been absent, and pressure continues to mount on Shannon and ...

Jordan Farmar: Kids, Be Careful of What You Wish For

July 12th, 2010
I’m having the trouble figuring out why Farmar was so adamant about leaving Los Angeles. Hmm, what could he have be thinking? I can only envision his thoughts… I don’t want to play for the greatest coach of all time, Phil doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I hated geometry, triangles ...

Golden State Warriors: From Confused to a Contender

July 11th, 2010
The Golden State Warriors have been lost for the past few seasons. Over the last decade they’ve given away so many gifts you’d think Saint Nicholas was their GM. But like your mother always said,”If you give, you shall receive.” And finally, good times are back in the Bay. Quietly, Larry Riley ...

L.A. Lakers Strike Gold: Devin Ebanks, Derrick Caracter Tear Up Summer League

July 11th, 2010
Lakers Strike GOLD! Forget John Wall…Evan Turner who? (David Stern Voice) - With the 43rd and 58th picks in the 2010 NBA draft, the Los Angeles Lakers strike GOLD.   Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter are two of the brightest stars in the NBA summer league in Vegas. Ebanks, a versatile ...