Eddie Maisonet


Along with serving up 'The Happy Hour', a Friday column on NBA for SB Nation, Eddie is also the EIC of The Sports Fan Journal and a contributor to SLAM Magazine. "I am the straw that stirs the drink." -- Reggie Jackson


Why isn't Ty Lawson a star?

The overlooked Denver Nuggets point guard continues to improve, but stardom has eluded him, for whatever reason. We try to understand why Lawson is often a forgotten man.


The Thunder without Westbrook are depressing

Watching the ups and downs of Oklahoma City without Russell Westbrook only makes us miss him more. Remember when some thought they'd be better without him? So much for that.


Terrence Jones, the difference maker

Should the emergence of Terrence Jones make the Houston Rockets reevaluate their roster needs? We think so.

Why players don't like Blake Griffin


No NBA player seems to get disrespected more by his peers than Blake Griffin. Here are three reasons why we think this happens to him all the time.

Everybody loves Draymond

Thanks to his developing court sense and improvement from three-point range, Warriors' second-year man Draymond Green is making everyone feel bad for passing up on him in the 2012 NBA Draft.


LeBron James needs new (old) shoes

LeBron James apparently doesn't like to wear his latest signature shoe and Kevin Garnett vs. Andrea Bargnani in a steel cage match needs to happen.

CP3 and loving the conventional

Chris Paul is a great player, but his game still largely escapes scrutiny because it aligns so well with what we expect point guards to be. But would it benefit Paul and his teams if he took a page...

The imperfect perfect game

The Golden State Warriors' 115-114 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder automatically ranks as the 2013-14 game of the year thus far, but should we expect more from both teams?

OKC's new and replaceable parts


With the emergence of new young players into the Oklahoma City Thunder's rotation, is it time to think about replacing some of the older parts in the machine?

Boogie is growing up


From the growth of the beard to running wind sprints, DeMarcus Cousins may finally be growing up.

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