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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  • The Lakers' retool makes sense
    04 Aug 2021about 10 hours ago • 7 min read • 1 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Saint Jerome Writing, Caravaggio The Lakers got older this offseason, which is not typically something one of the oldest teams in the league (No. 4 in average roster ag...
  • Takeaways from the frenetic first few hours of NBA free agency
    03 Aug 20211 day ago • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Light and Colour (Goethe's Theory) – The Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis; J.M.W. Turner In lieu of some synthesis of thinking about What It...
  • Here come the Heat
    02 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Oath of the Horatii, Jacques-Louis David It sounds like we won’t need to wait for 6 p.m. ET — when NBA free agency officially begins — for the first major domino of the...
  • End mock draft and draft grade culture
    30 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 5 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. But first, The Hulsenbeck Children by Philipp Otto Runge, a Romantic era German painter. Here’s something fun about this year’s NBA Draft. Consider that every year more...
  • Buddy, Beal and buying power
    29 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. But first, A Dream in the Appenine from British romantic painter Samuel Palmer. Buddy Ball Kevin O’Connor from The Ringer (a great website) reports that the Lakers have...
  • Wednesday links and Olympic scores
    28 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. But first, Moonrise Over the Sea from Caspar David Friedrich. Scores Men’s Olympic Tournament Nigeria 92, Germany 99 — Heartbreaker for D’Tigers, who will likely not ad...
  • Another twist in the tale of Zion and Ja
    27 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. The Balcony, Edouard Manet The Olympics, the fact that the NBA Finals just ended a week ago and it being late July, near the end of summer break for schoolkids — it’s a...
  • Learn from Luka Doncic: Let Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard be themselves
    26 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. The Spanish Singer, Edouard Manet Back on July 12 as the United States senior men’s basketball team struggled through their warm-up games in Las Vegas, I wrote about si...
  • Friday mailbag: Big trades, CP3 and the morality of booing Ben Simmons
    23 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 1
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Blue Poles, Jackson Pollack It’s mailbag time! We might do this every few weeks of the offseason. Drop questions via email (ziller at substack dot com) with “Mailbag” i...
  • Biggest winners of the 2021 NBA playoffs
    22 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 1
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. The Marble Polisher, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Now that the 2020-21 NBA playoffs are over, let’s take a trip down memory lane to synthesize our generally accepted takea...