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 Tuesday 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

From the World Cup onward, all I heard was how we weren't going to pull a Spurs. Well, we pulled a Spurs. There's still plenty of time to turn it around, and many of the players we've brought in really do have some quality, but it's horrible to watch them flounder around with no cohesiveness at all. And Balo did look… » 10/28/14 4:04pm 10/28/14 4:04pm

The Eagles came much closer to pulling this off two seasons ago — they completed the pass, hit their blocks, and Riley Cooper went 94 yards for the TD; even that one was called back for a forward lateral though. The timing and execution has to be absolutely perfect, and the Jets are most certainly not the team to do… » 10/27/14 10:09am 10/27/14 10:09am