Showing posts from March, 2018

Is Frank Ntilikina a BUST?

In the 2017 NBA Draft, the Knicks were desperate for a point guard of the future. I was beyond excited when the Knicks chose Frank Ntilikina, a 6'5" 18-year-old with a 7-foot wingspan. Looking at his highlights prior to the season, I said this: "I know that Frank Ntilikina is listed as a point guard. I’ve seen highlights of him and I don’t think he has an NBA handle… yet. He’s not even 19-years-old yet, so hopefully the Knicks can keep him long enough to inevitably trade him for Jerian Grant. All kidding aside I think he is going to be a great defender and I support the pick. He is just not a NBA point guard yet." In 20 minutes a game, the precocious neophyte (Clyde term) is averaging 5.6 points and 3 assists, shooting 36% from the field and 31% from three.  When compared to Dennis Smith Jr.'s 15 points and 5 assists shooting 39% from the field and 30% from three , some Knicks fans are already writing Ntilikina off as a bust. I'm not going to waste my time co

Are the Pelicans Better WITHOUT DeMarcus Cousins?

In 48 games of the 2017-2018 NBA Season, DeMarcus Cousins was averaging 25 points, 13 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks. In late January, Pelicans fans held their breath when they saw one of their two Franchise superstars go down with an achilles injury. DeMarcus Cousins was having a career year before this injury, but the Pelicans were only slightly above .500 with a Davis/Cousins tandem down low. Before this devastating injury, the Pelicans seemed to be a legitimate playoff contender as a 6 seed, but since Cousins' absence, they are now the 4 seed in a crazy competitive Western Conference. It's a small sample size, but don't be surprised if you start seeing headlines saying that DeMarcus Cousins is a cancer and that the Pelicans are better without him. Regardless of where the Pelicans finish this season, they need to do everything in their power to keep Cousins on the roster and paired up with the 'Brow. What makes their front court so lethal is how the