Idle Chatter on Draft Day

June 24, 2010

Joakim Noah celebrates his arrival into the NBA with Commissioner Stern.

Since I have taken such a lengthly hiatus from Paints in the Point, let it be known that I intend to return to the web better than ever. Mediocrity may have been my calling card in the past, but tonight is the beginning of a new era. The 2010 NBA Draft marks the return of the Paints in the Point Podcast (my personal favorite) and my return to our webpage. It also marks the arrival of John Wall to the NBA and begins the weeklong countdown to July 1st and Free Agency. Big day, wouldn’t you say? Read the rest of this entry »


I Love This Stuff

April 26, 2010

How can you not love playoff basketball, especially this season’s version of postseason antics? It has at once been exhilarating and boring, expected and surprising, heroic and deflating. What is left is right, up is down, yet it all is normal in the same prism that previous playoffs have been seen in. Read the rest of this entry »

Are the Clouds Closer?

April 23, 2010

First off, this isn’t surprising and quite frankly is expected. Everyone knew or believed that the Thunder would take at least one game and everyone knew that Chicago would be competitive, especially after the first two games. And I wouldn’t consider either of these games a “steal” by the 8-seed, they were most certainly victories. Read the rest of this entry »

To the Worthy

April 15, 2010

Its awards season again, that magical time where individuals are rewarded for spectacular or surprising seasons just before the sun sets on the regular season and teams are rewarded with what really matters: playoff opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

A Matter of Time

April 14, 2010

I find myself asking a question that at times seems incredibly moronic and myopic on my part and other times perfectly debatable. The question: how good is Kevin Durant? Now, this isn’t going to solve this question as much as work through my troubles with declaring his status thus far. Read the rest of this entry »

Fire In the Sky

April 5, 2010

The MVP race is not really a race at all and hasn’t been since LeBron secured his second or third straight player of the month award. LeBron could go scoreless, reboundless, and assistless for the remainder of the season and still win this MVP. The competition really isn’t even competitive. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Over

February 25, 2010

Kevin Durant’s streak of 25 point games was snapped last night when the Spurs held the phenomenal scorer to 21 points on 7-19 shooting. His streak had reached 29 games, which is incredible. I mean, really incredible. He is one of the two best/easiest scorers in the game along with Carmelo.

These guys can drop in 20 points in a quarter and it never seems forced or not in rhythm with the offense. And Durant is the only legitimate consistent scoring threat on the Thunder (Westbrook is still developing) and yet the defenses cannot stop him. They know going into every game that if they can contain Durant their odds of winning increase exponentially, but usually they falter while attempting to stop KD.