How the Jazz’s summer league game reveals a defensive change is coming

Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 86-82 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers from writer Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune. 1. Jared Butler, Xavier Sneed, Tacko Fall don’t play I hate leading a Triple Team with someone who wasn’t on the court … but, to be honest, that was the main story in a … Read more

Could Kevin Durant end up in Portland?

Kevin DurantPhoto: fake images Kevin Durant has a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, but based on the plethora of reports and leaks on the extremely fluid melodrama by Kyrie and its potential consequences, your employment is volatile. That uncertainty has spawned a multitude of options for Durant, but only the Portland Trailblazers have taken … Read more

The death of the NBA superteam (for now)

The Warriors, built over time.Image: fake images The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors finals were one of the most compelling championship fights in recent history. The Celtics were in a Cinderella tear en route to facing a revamped, post-Kevin Durant Warriors. Both teams had organically built the backbone of their roster through skillful drafts … Read more

Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving could part ways

Kyrie Irving and the Nets are reportedly at an impasse when it comes to Irving’s contract.Image: fake images Next week is shaping up to be volatile for Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets. You could start a drinking game for every time that lede was written this season and you’d end up a vegetable. It … Read more

The new Utah Jazz jerseys are horrible, and clearly, the team knows it.

The new Jazz rebranding is an absolute farce. In fact, he has made the Jazz a laughingstock in the league. Move along, scroll through the reactions You’ll see Cleveland sportswriter Tim Bielik say, “Okay, Jazz, that’s a good joke. Now let’s see the actual uniforms.” You’ll see SB Nation writer Demetrius Bell call them “objectively … Read more

Without Kevin Durant, it’s easy to like the Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are easy to root for again.Image: fake images There was something about Kevin Durant on the Golden State Warriors that nearly ruined basketball. It was never about burner counts and snowflake sensitivity. The lack of competitive advantage made the NBA difficult to enjoy while Durant was in the Bay Area from … Read more

The Timberwolves win a lot of championships, but not for Minnesota

Andrew WigginsPhoto: fake images Ever since the Minneapolis Lakers won half of the league’s first 10 NBA titles and then moved to Los Angeles, where they won 13 more, Minnesota has been an incubator for NBA championship parades in other cities. After the Lakers moved to Los Angeles, the NBA didn’t return to Minnesota until … Read more

Former No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker works for the Utah Jazz

By the end of the short-lived and unfortunate Ty Corbin era, the Utah Jazz’s on-court product had receded enough for the team to land a rare lottery pick, No. 5 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. even picking up that high, however, didn’t bring them close enough to land Jabari Parker, a supernaturally talented freshman … Read more

Richard Jefferson rants about the shortening of the NBA season

richard jeffersonPhoto: fake images Professional sports is not the easiest way to make a living. That was part of what Richard Jefferson was trying to accomplish during his viral tirade after Adam Silver dared to entertain the idea of shortening the NBA season. Jefferson was drafted in 2001 and, to his credit, the first 10 … Read more

Putting “San Francisco” on the Warriors’ home court is pathetic

They represent the entire Bay Area, but there is “San Francisco” written on the painting. Hey.Photo: access point Obviously, the new Chase Center isn’t going to be as loud as the roar at Oracle Arena the last time the Golden State Warriors were in the NBA Finals. Now that the entire NBA media has picked … Read more