Maybe so, but that's an unbelievably naive and unrealistic assessment of how things work. In what industry (or what country, or what freaking planet) is someone's pay based on their moral value to society? And, honestly, how would that help or change anything? » 12/19/14 8:30am Friday 8:30am

Not to diminish the shittiness of such a good, young player blowing out his knee, but assuming microfracture and a full recovery, this actually helps Milwaukee in the long run. It would have been really tempting for them to keep their vets and gun for a low playoff seed and first-round exit, now Hammond should look to… » 12/16/14 11:40pm Tuesday 11:40pm

It's almost tragicomic how he fell off so quickly. When we first brought him in from Atleti, just holy shit — I was a little young and wasn't really a soccer/Liverpool fan until after God had stopped being God, and Torres was an absolute fucking supernova. He wasn't just a burner who lost his legs; his sense of… » 12/12/14 4:00pm 12/12/14 4:00pm

But that raises the eternal question: What is the point of owning/running/whatever a sports team? Is it to try to win every game possible, or to try to win a championship, or to try to make as much money as you can, or to try to entertain your fans the most? I'm a Sixers lifer, and feel pretty good about the direction… » 12/04/14 9:49am 12/04/14 9:49am

Because they're taking guys who wouldn't traditionally get NBA minutes and giving them PT. The front office is operating under the assumption that after next season, the pieces will be in place to start improving substantially — they may not have their true superstar yet, but their young talent will be ready to… » 11/18/14 8:31pm 11/18/14 8:31pm

The "why" is because it's still such a new option. Maybe Mudiay being a top-5 pick will change some agents' and players' minds, but right now there's not enough evidence about the effect on a player's draft stock. Jennings did it and went 10 despite having a terrible season in Italy; Jeremy Tyler played poorly in… » 11/12/14 4:06pm 11/12/14 4:06pm

I love watching Wall play defense. He's so strong, quick and athletic, and has great intensity and instincts too — on that end of the ball, he's legitimately LeBron (when he was engaged and the best perimeter defender on the planet) shrunk down into a 6'3 frame. Seems like a good guy too; re: my avatar, I interviewed… » 11/03/14 9:22pm 11/03/14 9:22pm

The point is, Kevin Durant The Basketball Player is worthy of our admiration. But this show, purportedly giving us a rare glimpse at Kevin Durant The Person, says nothing about what he's really like, and instead shows Kevin Durant™: What His Handlers Will Let You See. Doesn't mean Durant is a bad guy, and doesn't… » 11/03/14 9:02pm 11/03/14 9:02pm

He went into God Mode for the entire third quarter, bombing (and making!) every kind of shot, from everywhere on the floor. With the rest of the team looking like a steaming dumpster fire, I'm really going to enjoy watching Kobe ignore all teammates while gunning for 40 every game. » 11/02/14 12:30am 11/02/14 12:30am

But I'd argue that maximizing revenue isn't the goal of a GM or a team's front office. That may be the case for some owners, but the assumed goal of building a team at the management level is to correlate to on-field wins rather than highest-possible revenue. » 10/31/14 7:45pm 10/31/14 7:45pm