NBA All-Stars: Picking reserves in the East and West

Posted by January 31, 2023

Good afternoon, y’all—hope all is going well with you, as always.With All-Star reserves being announced Thursday night, I thought it made sense to run down

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NBA’s biggest surprises and questions at halfway mark

Posted by January 10, 2023

Happy New Year, y’all! I certainly hope this week’s edition finds all of you well.Forgive me for taking the one-week newsletter hiatus to begin the calendar

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NBA year in review: The good and bad of 2022

Posted by December 27, 2022

Happy holidays, y’all. As so many people take this season to reflect on life, loss and love they’ve experienced this year, I’m no different. This year has

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Can the Chicago Bulls turn their season around?

Posted by December 20, 2022

Just before last season, I penned a feature story on the NBA team I found to be the most interesting: the Chicago Bulls.I wrote about the blaring saxophones and

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The Miami Heat are the NBA’s most puzzling team

Posted by November 29, 2022

If you aren’t sure of what to make of the Heat, who stand just 10–11 a quarter of the way through this NBA campaign, don’t worry. Really, none of us do a

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Damian Lillard and the Blazers are fun again

Posted by October 25, 2022

It would be more than fair to say much of last year was dismal for the Blazers and their fans.The details and particulars of the Chauncey Billups hire came into

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NBA burning questions for the 2022–23 season

Posted by October 18, 2022

Happy NBA season opener, y’all.Welcome back to The Playmaker for the 2022–23 campaign. I hope you’ve had a good summer and fall—mine’s been great, as

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