Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans top 2 Western Conference

Zion Williamson (l.) and Ja MorantImage: Getty Images The Golden State Warriors lost again last night. On Tuesday, the Phoenix Suns dropped a game to the lowly Houston Rockets for the second time this month. Those two wins account for 22.2 percent of the Rockets’ victories this season. The Denver Nuggets have a decent grip … Read more

Hey Adam Silver, glossy new trophies won’t fix the NBA’s regular season

Two pretty good basketball playersPhoto: Getty Images They say millennials are obsessed with trophies, but our elders have been expanding the ones propping up that industry. Commissioner Adam Silver’s quest to revitalize the regular season’s infrastructure has been his pet project for almost his entire eight-year stint. One day after Kawhi Leonard expressed his apathy … Read more

NBA hypocritical in honoring Bill Russell

Isn’t that Bill Russell’s number, Alex Caruso?Image: Getty Images The honorable Bill Russell. Argue among yourselves about which player is the best in the history of the NBA, there is no name more revered in the 76-year history of the league than his. He was drafted into the league eight years into the NBL and … Read more

Chicago Bulls’ Lonzo Ball to have third knee surgery

Lonzo Ball needs another procedureImage: Getty Images The ideal version of this Chicago Bulls roster — the one that started last season 27-11 and featured three wing-sized guys on the perimeter that played defense, scored, and shared the ball — is like so many teams whose bright future hinged upon versions of players that no … Read more