Bismack Biyombo: A walking contradiction of Charles Barkley’s pessimism
May 30th, 2016

“People think us old guys hate when we talk about it. It has nothing to do with the

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Dwight Howard’s recent ESPN interview shows he needs to take a long, hard look at himself
May 24th, 2016

This week, Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets (for five more weeks, at least) was the subject of a rather illuminating interview with Jackie McMullan at

Although contracted through the end of next season, Howard has the ability to opt out of his deal this summer, and considering the huge salary cap spike that is about to galvanise the upcoming free agent period, he is almost certainly going to do so.

This does not prohibit him from remaining

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Scott Skiles: Risking his and Orlando’s future with yet another early departure
May 17th, 2016

Yesterday, a particularly bizarre day in the NBA, began with the surprise resignation of Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles, who had been with the team for less than one year.

“Surprise” might be a bit of an understatement there. Skiles and those within the Magic who knew of this news managed to keep it entirely under wraps until the official statement was released – as can be ascertained from guard Evan Fournier’s slightly off-colour reaction, not even the players

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Frank Vogel: An unfortunate victim of the NBA’s ever-changing landscape
May 9th, 2016

After being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the Toronto Raptors in a game seven decider this week, the Indiana Pacers and their president of basketball operations Larry Bird announced head coach Frank Vogel would not have his contract renewed.

Tantamount to a firing, the news has raised many eyebrows, these ones included. Vogel has long been revered as one of the better coaches in the game, a defensive craftsman who has maximised the limited amount

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Dissecting a difficult season in Houston
May 2nd, 2016

Earlier this week, Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry guaranteed that his team would beat the defending champion and legitimate candidate for best team in history, Golden State Warriors, in game five of their playoff series, a game which would end the Rockets’ season if they lost. And yet despite missing defending MVP Steph Curry, the Warriors won at a canter by 33 points. Terry was held scoreless.

The above is both a fitting conclusion and a damning microcosm of the

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