Brandon Nguyen

Did Beal really decline last season?

Did Beal really decline last season?

If we are relying on Beal's career stats, yes he did decline last season. A 8 point drop in points per game (31.3 ppg to 23.2 ppg) is a noticeable drop. But do basic box score stats always tell the complete story? For the most part they don't. In my opinion, Beal...

Johnny Davis will be ok

Johnny Davis will be ok

Lets just call it like it is. Johnny Davis struggled in summer league. You don't even need to look at his stats. A quick Google search will bring up article after article about his summer league performance. As fans, it's easy to overreact. Johnny Davis was a top 10...

There is no such thing as a draft bust

There is no such thing as a draft bust

As a fan of the NBA during the mid 2000s and early 2010s, my dream was to play in the NBA. I was a 12-14 year old kid at the time, unaware of how difficult it actually is to play basketball at a high level. The love for the game was there, but I was severely lacking...

Revisiting Draymond Green’s podcast

Revisiting Draymond Green’s podcast

When you are wrong, the best thing to do is admit that you are wrong. For me, this meant revisiting my take from last week about Draymond Green’s podcast. If you double down on what you said, you come across as a hater or someone who is bias. I don’t want to come across as someone who is a hater. When I said Draymond should stop podcasting, the Warriors were down 2-1 in the series. Green was not playing well at all. In fact, through the first three games of the series he averaged more fouls per game than points.

Steph Curry 2022 NBA Finals

Steph Curry 2022 NBA Finals

In the 2022 NBA Finals, Steph Curry averaged 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game. On 48/42/86 shooting splits. Very impressive numbers, which resulted in Curry winning the Finals MVP award. As impressive as those numbers are, that is not what stood out...

Stop podcasting

Stop podcasting

I am not a Draymond Green hater. I appreciate what he brings to the Golden State Warriors. His stats aren't imposing, but Green has such a great basketball mind. That is why he is able to have such a big impact on the game without being a great scoring threat. His...

Downside of the three point shot

Downside of the three point shot

A few weeks ago, I mentioned how the three point shot has to be a vital component of your offense. If you can't make enough threes, you will have a hard time scoring enough points in the modern NBA. I even said that the Washington Wizards need to find a way to take...

Downside of the three point shot

Legacy?

It seems like one bad playoff performance or a bad stretch of games can affect a player's legacy. Durant had a tough playoff series against the Boston Celtics, where his scoring efficiency took a hit. Would I like to see Kevin Durant be his usual self against the...