Dad, Where Do Basketball Players Come From? – A Defense of the Draft

If television is to be believed, there is no more terrifying situation for an adult than to be asked by a child, “where do babies come from?” Presumably funny at one time, the trope does little more than obscure a modestly profound philosophical bent: everything’s got to come from somewhere. If you wish to know the answer to that question, click here. If you wish to know where I’m going with this rambling nonsense, read …

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The Best Team on Paper: Part 2 East

  Like Bill Simmons, I was inevitably slow on part two, but here it is for anyone still curious. Who has the best team on paper? Who has the deepest team? Both questions are rather subjective. As talent is impressionable and not fixed, we never truly know who has the most talent on their roster. In a perfect world the first player in the draft, would be the most talented player of the class, and …

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Q & A Of The Day: Thunder Obsessed’s Jason Damiano

With a mere 3 games separating Oklahoma City, Phoenix, and New Orleans, all NBA fans’ eyes riveted on the the Race For 8th in the Western Conference. Not only are the squads jockeying for position, but Russell Westbrook and Anthony “The Brow” Davis are embroiled in a battle for “The People’s Champ” MVP (both are very long shots to win the actual Most Valuable Player award, but damned if the fans aren’t captivated by their nightly …

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