College basketball power rankings: Alabama, Florida State and Illinois are chasing Ohio State for No. 4 spot

College basketball power rankings: Alabama, Florida State and Illinois are chasing Ohio State for No. 4 spot

1 🔄Last week: No. 1 | Record: 22-0. Because Baylor has been on pause since Feb. 2, and Gonzaga‘s continued to mutilate WCC opponents, the Bulldogs have further distanced themselves in efficiency margin at KenPom. As of Tuesday morning, Gonzaga was +3.51 points at KenPom ahead of Baylor in adjusted efficiency margin. The two teams […]

Lakers will reportedly waive Quinn Cook, opening up both a roster spot and flexibility under the hard cap

Lakers will reportedly waive Quinn Cook, opening up both roster spot and flexibility under hard cap

The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving fifth-year guard Quinn Cook, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Cook, a lifelong Lakers fan who won a championship with the team last season, struggled to find any minutes in a revamped rotation. The decision serves multiple purposes from a roster-building perspective.  The decision to waive Cook will not […]

Lakers will reportedly waive Quinn Cook, opening up both a roster spot and flexibility under the hard cap

Lakers will reportedly waive Quinn Cook, opening up both a roster spot and flexibility under the hard cap

The Los Angeles Lakers are waiving fifth-year guard Quinn Cook, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Cook, a lifelong Lakers fan who won a championship with the team last season, struggled to find any minutes in a revamped rotation. The decision serves multiple purposes from a roster-building perspective.  The decision to waive Cook will not […]

NBA Power Rankings: Nets on Jazz's heels for top spot; Lakers keep dropping; surging Raptors make big jump

NBA Power Rankings: Nets on Jazz’s heels for top spot; Lakers keep dropping; surging Raptors make big jump

1 Jazz Utah emerged with a 2-1 record against two of the league’s best teams this week, beating the 76ers before splitting with the Clippers. The win over the Clippers came with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard on the sideline, and both were back for Friday’s rematch. Even in the loss, Donovan Mitchell’s heroic effort […]

NBA Power Rankings: Nets on Jazz's heels for top spot; Lakers keep dropping; surging Raptors make big jump

NBA Power Rankings: Nets on Jazz’s heels for top spot; Lakers keep dropping; surging Raptors make big jump

1 Jazz Utah emerged with a 2-1 record against two of the league’s best teams this week, beating the 76ers before splitting with the Clippers. The win over the Clippers came with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard on the sideline, and both were back for Friday’s rematch. Even in the loss, Donovan Mitchell’s heroic effort […]

NBA All-Star Game 2021: Luka Doncic says Damian Lillard 'maybe deserved' starting spot over him

NBA All-Star Game 2021: Luka Doncic says Damian Lillard ‘maybe deserved’ starting spot over him

Earlier this week, the NBA announced the 10 starters for the 2021 All-Star Game, which is set to take place on March 7 in Atlanta. As always, there was plenty of debate about whether the right players were selected — in particular as it relates to the Western Conference backcourt. The two guards who got […]

NBA All-Star 2021: Luka Doncic says Damian Lillard 'maybe deserved' starting spot over him

NBA All-Star 2021: Luka Doncic says Damian Lillard ‘maybe deserved’ starting spot over him

Earlier this week, the NBA announced the 10 starters for the 2021 All-Star Game, which is set to take place on March 7 in Atlanta. As always, there was plenty of debate about whether the right players were selected — in particular as it relates to the Western Conference backcourt. The two guards who got […]

Does Russell Wilson really want out of Seattle? Plus, one perfect Russ landing spot, Hall of Fame snubs

Does Russell Wilson really want out of Seattle? Plus, one perfect Russ landing spot, Hall of Fame snubs

Welcome to the first Wednesday after the Super Bowl. Do you think Tom Brady is itching for an eighth ring yet? All I know is I’m itching to make the most of my opportunity here, as John Breech’s newsletter fill-in. That’s right; it’s me, Cody Benjamin — the man with two first names — back […]

Could Russell Wilson be traded? There's one clear landing spot, and it could reignite a franchise

Could Russell Wilson be traded? There’s one clear landing spot, and it could reignite a franchise

I don’t know if Russell Wilson will be traded or not. I’m not sure anyone does at this point, even the Seahawks themselves. The reality of professional sports is that everyone playing the game has a price on their heads. There is an unstated value on every player at any time, and even if the […]

NBA Power Rankings: Lakers, Jazz battle for top spot; Bucks turn up the defense; scorching Kings make big jump

NBA Power Rankings: Lakers, Jazz battle for top spot; Bucks turn up the defense; scorching Kings make big jump

1 Jazz Utah remained the league’s hottest team this week, with wins over the Pistons, Hawks, Hornets and Pacers. The offense has somewhat come back to Earth, but the Jazz clamped down defensively with a 103.3 rating this week. Donovan Mitchell was phenomenal this week, like he has been all season, averaging 26.8 points and […]