Best Free Agency Fits For Danilo Gallinari

By Nick Faggio Too many articles and blogs waste time on their introductory paragraph. It’s a Sunday morning, the sun is shining and I have a cup of joe. Let’s just dive right in, shall we? Portland Trail Blazers Danilo Gallinari to Portland would further solidify the Blazers as a legitimate threat for a championshipContinue reading “Best Free Agency Fits For Danilo Gallinari”

Are These 4 Players Changing What We Think About Rim Protection?

By Matt Esposito What is more en vogue in today’s NBA than unearthing hidden gem prospects who take the form of athletic, omnipositional players with monstrous wingspans? Executives are longing to uncover the next OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam or Jaylen Brown. Why? Defensive pliability is at a premium in today’s game. Teams are constantly searchingContinue reading “Are These 4 Players Changing What We Think About Rim Protection?”

A 2019-20 Detroit Pistons Autopsy

The season has ended early for some of our beloved NBA franchises. Here at The Playgrounder we decided to do a postmortem of sorts. Specifically, we wanted to focus on five categories: what the team did well, where they struggled, free agency needs, 2020-21 expectations and a final prediction. What did the Pistons do well? Knee tendinitisContinue reading “A 2019-20 Detroit Pistons Autopsy”

A 2019-2020 Charlotte Hornets Autopsy

The season has ended early for some of our beloved NBA franchises. Here at¬†The Playgrounder¬†we decided to do a postmortem of sorts. Specifically, we wanted to focus on five categories: what the team did well, where they struggled, free agency needs, 2020-21 expectations and a final prediction. What did Charlotte do well? The Hornets wereContinue reading “A 2019-2020 Charlotte Hornets Autopsy”

Opinion: You Are Right To Be Skeptical Of Kyrie Irving, The Hypocrite

By Matt Esposito Within the past 24 hours, our favorite NBA reporters have revealed that Kyrie Irving is leading a charge for players to sit out the rest of the season. His concern centers on the NBA returning among one of the most inflamed periods of racial tension in recent American history. About a weekContinue reading “Opinion: You Are Right To Be Skeptical Of Kyrie Irving, The Hypocrite”

A 2019-2020 Chicago Bulls Autopsy

by Matt Esposito The season has ended early for some of our beloved NBA franchises. Here at The Playgrounder we decided to do a postmortem of sorts. Specifically, we wanted to focus on five categories: what the team did well, where they struggled, free agency needs, 2020-21 expectations and a final prediction. What Did TheContinue reading “A 2019-2020 Chicago Bulls Autopsy”

Predicting 3 breakout players for this NBA postseason

It’s official, folks. A 2019-20 champion will be crowned. The NBA’s board of governors voted to approve the league’s return in Orlando, Florida starting July 31. Twenty-two squads in total (13 from the West, nine from the East) are slated to participate in eight regular season games, followed by a play-in tournament for the eightContinue reading “Predicting 3 breakout players for this NBA postseason”

Jerami Grant Declining His Option? What Teams Should Pursue Him

By Matt Esposito Thanks to the Chris Haynes’ podcast and some subsequential, follow up reporting by Quenton Albertie, it appears as though Denver Nugget Jerami Grant will be declining his $9.3 million player option. This comes on the heels of Grant’s two best seasons as a pro. After averaging 1.7 3-point attempts per game andContinue reading “Jerami Grant Declining His Option? What Teams Should Pursue Him”

Which Of These Bigs Will Be First To Develop A 3-Point?

By Matt Esposito Whenever discussing promising, young bigs, my default answer is: Jaren Jackson Jr. Yet, JJJ is already challenging Karl-Anthony Towns as the best perimeter spacing center. Regardless, we’ve recently seen bigs develop 3-point shots in an attempt to extend both their careers and talent ceilings. Which center will be the next to doContinue reading “Which Of These Bigs Will Be First To Develop A 3-Point?”

What Is Atlanta’s Ceiling With John Collins & Trae Young? Hawks Experts Weigh In

By Matt Esposito The simultaneous growth of John Collins and Trae Young has not yet resulted in many wins but, it surely will. This duo is primed to become an elite pick and roll combo, if they are not there already. Let’s do a super short summary of their development before our Hawks experts discussContinue reading “What Is Atlanta’s Ceiling With John Collins & Trae Young? Hawks Experts Weigh In”