Good Morning It's Basketball

Tom Ziller
Daily dispatches on glory, failure and frivolity in the NBA.
Created 20 Dec 2019
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  • Is load management still a problem?
    07 Apr 2022 6 6
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Luxembourg Gardens, Henri Matisse, 1901 Who Is Adam Silver Talking About? Adam Silver held a press conference Wednesday following the recent NBA Board of Governors meet...
  • Breaking down the NBA seeding races
    06 Apr 2022 7 1
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. The Wave, Gustave Courbet, 1869 The NBA has officially whittled its field from 30 teams to 20 as all playoff and play-in spots have been clinched in the final week of t...
  • Links and whatnot
    05 Apr 2022 6 0
    Good morning. Light work this morning. Here’s a painting from 19th-century Ukrainian artist Ivan Seleznyov. Last Chord, Ivan Seleznyov, 1885 Let’s basketball. Schedule All times Eastern. Sixers at Pac...
  • Holy s--t the Lakers are really going to miss the play-in
    04 Apr 2022 12 4
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. (Note to email inbox readers: this email is too long to fully show up in email, so you need to click the headline to see the whole thing in your browser of choice.) Thi...
  • Started at the bottom
    01 Apr 2022 7 4
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. This morning’s artist of choice is yours truly. Inspired by a post I saw on r/nba: That’s right: the current top three teams in the Western Conference standings were th...
  • Dunk you very much
    31 Mar 2022 5 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Scores Mavericks 120, Cavaliers 112 — More Luka magic. Cleveland has been snakebitten for months. Surviving without Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley is far too big an ask....
  • What are you tanking for?
    30 Mar 2022 7 5
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, Giacomo Balla, 1912 The bad teams, they are a’tanking. Yesterday I pointed out the Magic’s efforts to lose a close game to the Cavaliers b...
  • The simplest All-NBA solution is the best: drop the positionality
    29 Mar 2022 6 2
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Battle of Lights, Coney Island; Joseph Stella, 1913-14 Readers know I love few things like I love writing bloated arguments for reforming some NBA rule or system or wha...
  • Can anyone in the East actually stop the Celtics?
    28 Mar 2022 8 3
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. The Golden Bough, J.M.W. Turner, 1834 Here are the Boston Celtics’ losses over the past nine weeks (which encompasses 28 games, or an entire third of a season): a beatd...
  • Back talk: Biggest NBA disappointment?
    25 Mar 2022 6 7
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. David and Goliath, Orazio Gentileschi, 1605-07 Let’s try something new. After writing yesterday’s silver linings piece, it struck me that there are a few very strong co...
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