Chinmay Vaidya
  • NBA
  • December 12, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

How Do NBA Teams Fare After Trading Away Their Star Player?

When the Pacers traded Paul George to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, NBA Twitter exploded. Indiana had sent a four-time All-Star (up to that point) and got back an All-Rookie First Team member and a second-year forward. The Pacers didn’t get any draft picks in the deal either. From the outset, it […]

  • NBA
  • December 11, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Can the Bulls Regroup After Their Tumultuous Weekend?

After a 114-112 victory against the Thunder Friday, Bulls head coach Jim Boylen was being congratulated in the United Center hallways. His squad had just beaten the hottest team in the league over the previous 19 games in his first home game as the new head coach of the Bulls. Lauri Markkanen, one of Chicago’s […]

  • NBA
  • December 11, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Kings Sprint Past Bulls in Second Half Behind De’Aaron Fox

CHICACO – After suffering the worst loss in franchise history Saturday against the Celtics, the Bulls were unable to close out the Kings after a strong first half. Chicago led 56-45 heading into the second half before Kings guard De’Aaron Fox took over in a 108-89 Sacramento win. Fox tallied 16 points in the third […]

  • NBA
  • December 10, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Buddy Hield Powering Kings Two Seasons After Being Traded From New Orleans

“The psyche and everything, it becomes a lot,” Buddy Hield said in an exclusive interview with Stadium. “The pressure, just being traded, you don’t know what’s going on.” 57 games into his rookie season with the Pelicans, Hield got traded to the Kings in a package for DeMarcus Cousins. The former Oklahoma star was struggling […]

  • NBA
  • December 10, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez Lead Bucks Past Raptors

Giannis Antetokounmpo racked up 19 points, 19 rebounds and six assists to lead the Bucks past the Raptors 104-99. Brook Lopez added 19 points in the win. The Bucks had to withstand Toronto’s fourth-quarter surge to hold on for a big victory over the top team in the Eastern conference. Milwaukee closed the game on […]

  • NBA
  • December 9, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Gordon Hayward Shining in Bench Role as Rehabilitation Process Continues

In last year’s season opener, Gordon Hayward suffered one of the most gruesome knee injuries in recent memory. His free agency move to Boston reunited the former Butler star with Coach Brad Stevens and made the Celtics true contenders in the East. In one second, Boston’s entire season changed. Hayward’s year-long absence and Kyrie Irving’s […]

  • NBA
  • December 8, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Jerami Grant is Oklahoma City’s Under-the-Radar Star

No. 2 Syracuse entered its 2014 home game against No. 17 Duke undefeated and off to the best start in program history. The Orange were playing the Blue Devils for the first time as members of the same conference and the primetime showdown was bound to live up to the hype. “It was a big […]

  • NBA
  • December 6, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Will the Old Markelle Fultz Ever Return?

76ers point guard Markelle Fultz will be sidelined for the next three to six weeks, according to Stadium NBA Insider Shams Charania. Fultz was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and will rehabilitate the injury before returning to the court. According to The Mayo Clinic, thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when […]

  • NBA
  • December 5, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Are the Young Lakers Adjusting to Playing With LeBron James?

“We are trying to make sure that we watch his minutes, but also that we don’t run everything through him because now it is Cleveland all over again and we don’t want that.” That’s what Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson said in an interview with Sirius XM NBA Radio when asked about LeBron […]

  • NBA
  • December 4, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

The Grizzlies Are Gritting ‘N’ Grinding Against the Grain

The ‘Grit ‘n’ Grind’ era is alive and well in Memphis. With stars like Mike Conley and Marc Gasol looking healthy again and rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. making an immediate impact, the Grizzlies are 13-9 and poised to remain competitive in the West. Conley appeared in just 12 games last season and struggled, potentially showing […]

  • NBA
  • December 3, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

What’s Next for the Bulls After Firing Head Coach Fred Hoiberg?

“This decision was not based on our record.” Bulls Executive VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson reiterated a point he and GM Gar Forman made at media day before the 2018-19 season began. Chicago was not going to be judged on wins and losses. After a 5-19 start, Paxson and Forman decided a change was […]

  • NBA
  • December 2, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Lauri Markkanen Makes Season Debut as Bulls Fall to Rockets

Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen finally made his season debut, scoring 10 points in a 121-105 loss to the Rockets. Markkanen was sidelined with an elbow injury, causing him to miss 23 games. Markkanen was understandably rusty, going from the 4-of-14 from the field and 2-of-6 from 3-point range. He played 26 minutes off the bench […]

  • NBA
  • December 1, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Kyle Korver Makes an Immediate Impact in Return to Utah

Kyle Korver returned to Utah in style. Kyle Korver gets his 1st bucket back with the @utahjazz!#TeamIsEverything 33#Hornets30 19 WATCH on #NBA League Pass: https://t.co/L3VurkatG8 pic.twitter.com/F0Pr5I2ci9 — NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2018 The veteran guard scored 14 points and made four 3-pointers in 22 minutes off the bench to help the Jazz take down the […]

  • NBA
  • November 28, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Thanks to DeMar DeRozan, Spurs Remain Relevant in Western Conference

The Spurs don’t miss the playoffs. At least not in the Gregg Popovich era. San Antonio has failed to qualify for the postseason just one time since Popovich took over as coach and that was in his first season. Since then, the Spurs have been the model franchise for consistency and have five championships since […]

  • NBA
  • November 26, 2018
  • Chinmay Vaidya

76ers Top Nets on Jimmy Butler’s Game-Winning Shot

😱 JIMMY. BUCKETS. FOR THE WIN!! 😱 Butler scores 18 PTS in the 4th quarter to propel the @sixers to victory in BKN!#HereTheyCome 127#WeGoHard 125 pic.twitter.com/11sMKWzDdt — NBA (@NBA) November 26, 2018 Jimmy Butler wasn’t going to let the 76ers lose a second straight game. The All-Star forward drilled a 3-pointer in the final seconds […]

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