Articles by Colton Jones

Every player in NBA history in one draft — Name your guy

It’s the dog days of the summer for everyone and everything associated with the NBA. So how about we take a brief respite from the guys signing two-way or Exhibit 10 contracts and try something a bit unique (OK, different)? You, basketball fans, are now an NBA general manager and in our dog-days world, every […]

Sixers hire former Duke, WNBA star Harding as full-time scout

Lindsey Harding is following a trail blazed by Jenny Boucek a dozen years ago. The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Harding, the former Duke and WNBA star, as a full-time scout. In being hired, Harding becomes only the second former WNBA player to be hired to fill a full-time scouting position in the NBA. Boucek, now […]

Buss: Magic has ‘exceeded my expectations’ with Lakers

Magic Johnson was one of the greatest players in the history of basketball, both at the collegiate and professional levels. However, he was not a successful coach and was an even-worse talk-show host, but we digress. The transformation he, as president of basketball operations, along with general manager Rob Pelinka, have done to the Los […]

Agent: Heat’s Johnson will be ready for training camp

James Johnson is considered to be a versatile player. Possessor of a solid, all-around offensive game and a tough-guy, nose-to-the-grindstone mindset on the defensive end of the floor, the Miami Heat forward has plenty in his NBA toolbox. So the sports hernia surgery the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Johnson had back in May won’t stop him from […]

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Big man Poeltl excited to join the Spurs (w/video)

Jakob Poeltl realizes he wasn’t the marquee name the San Antonio Spurs acquired when they dealt disgruntled forward Kawhi Leonard and swingman Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors. No, top billing went to four-time All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan. Even so, that hasn’t dampened Poeltl’s enthusiasm about joining an organization that has made the NBA playoffs […]

Rockets GM Morey: LeBron best ever, by a ‘big margin’

Daryl Morey is an admitted numbers guy, believing statistical data can be an extremely useful tool in the process of constructing a basketball team. The Houston Rockets general manager says he has checked the numbers and has come to this conclusion — LeBron James is the best player in NBA history, “by a bit of […]

Former NBA big man Black signs with Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv

Post player Tarik Black has signed a one-year deal with Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. Former Rockets big man Tarik Black tells @TheUndefeated he has agreed to sign a one-year deal with Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv. — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) August 17, 2018 The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Black […]

Pistons’ Leuer expected to be ready for season

Detroit Pistons power forward Jon Leuer is well on the way to recovery and is expected to be ready to play when the season tips off and perhaps as soon as the opening of training camp, according to a report by Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. Also I gather #Pistons power forward Jon Leuer […]