How Good Can Lonzo Ball Be in the NBA?

Barring something completely unforeseen in the next six weeks, Lonzo Ball will be one of the first two prospects selected in the 2017 NBA draft. This is hardly a revelatory statement; neither is the suggestion that a layer of uncertainty shrouds Ball's pro basketball future. Such is the case for all draftees, though a player…

Isaiah Thomas: Mr. Relevant

Irrelevant? Not Isaiah Thomas. The last selection in the NBA draft doesn't get an official Mr. Irrelevant label like his NFL counterpart. So, since the final pick of the 2011 NBA draft is not irrelevant in a recognized capacity, a few official titles for Isaiah Thomas: • NBA All-Star. • The Eastern Conference's leading scorer…

A Three-Point Plan for the NBA Playoffs

The 2016-'17 NBA regular season concludes today, and the weekend brings the Association's second season. And, no, "second season is not just a folksy way of describing the NBA Playoffs. From Game 1 of the opening rounds to a hypothetical Game 7 of the Finals, the NBA Playoffs occupy two full months of the calendar…