The Storm is Here: Watch for Puddles (A Look at the Squad)

This week, Thunder fans wait for release of the NBA schedule to see what games they want to attend and watch. Meanwhile, players and coaches are preparing for another season of basketball.New York Times reporter Marc Stein tweeted on August 6 that the NBA won’t be releasing the schedule for the upcoming NBA season for another week. According to NBA.com, the official date is slated … Continue reading The Storm is Here: Watch for Puddles (A Look at the Squad)

A Thunderstorm is Brewing in OKC

With the second pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder selected Chet Holmgren. The Minnesota native was projected to be the first pick of the draft, and be reunited with his longtime friend Jalen Suggs on the Orlando Magic. However, guard Paolo Banchero from Duke added his name to the list of first picks in the draft. According to Bleacher Report, Holmgren … Continue reading A Thunderstorm is Brewing in OKC

Luke’s Look at All Things L.A.- Week of: 6/26/22-7/2/22

Angels:  6/26: Well, the Angels certainly started the week off spicy against the Mariners. The first game of this week on Sunday, Angels pitcher Andrew Wantz beaned the Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker in the leg with a pitch in the second inning which lead to a brawl that cleared both dugouts and even the bullpens. After it was all said and done there were four … Continue reading Luke’s Look at All Things L.A.- Week of: 6/26/22-7/2/22

Old Man Agbaji and the Forgotten Seniors of the NBA Draft

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: 30 first round draft picks walk into a bar, pick number one steps up and looks at the bartender and says, “I just got drafted into the NBA. I’m the #1 overall pick and I’m going to make millions of dollars, but in celebration I want to buy all of my fellow draftees a shot, so pour … Continue reading Old Man Agbaji and the Forgotten Seniors of the NBA Draft

Grading the San Antonio Spurs 2022 NBA Draft

The NBA held its 2022 draft from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Orlando Magic used the number one pick in the draft to select Duke forward Paolo Banchero. San Antonio Spurs fans were more interested in selections that would occur later in the first round. San Antonio had the 9th, 20th, and 25th in the first round and the 38th pick in … Continue reading Grading the San Antonio Spurs 2022 NBA Draft

The Week That Was 6/19-6/25

Welcome to your weekly sports recap, The Week That Was, where we will do a quick recap on the stories, scores, and items from the world of sports that you might have missed. Checkout out the rest of MentalDimes.com for sport-specific content on your favorite teams and do not forget to check out our podcast, which is available on Spotify, Apple, and YouTube; just search for Mental Dimes.  MLB … Continue reading The Week That Was 6/19-6/25

NBA Draft Lottery Grades

Let’s give some initial draft grades to each lottery pick in the draft. Rather than giving out one grade for the team’s entire draft, I will only be hitting on the first fourteen picks and giving a brief breakdown of my initial thoughts. 1. Orlando- Paolo Banchero Grade: A- With this pick changing from Smith to Banchero at the last moment, the Magic decide to … Continue reading NBA Draft Lottery Grades

Washington Wizards select future All-Star Johnny Davis with the 10th overall selection

LETS GOOOOO This is the perfect landing spot for Johnny Davis The Wizards are led by All-Star Bradley Beal who is coming off left wrist surgery, and should be healthy by next season, and have an influx of young talent. Washington will be a dark-horse playoff contender next year with the addition of Johnny Davis mark it down right now. This is a franchise that … Continue reading Washington Wizards select future All-Star Johnny Davis with the 10th overall selection

Bucks select MarJon Beauchamp with 24th overall selection

This is a great selection for the Bucks. Last season, what the Bucks missed in the playoffs once Khris Middleton got hurt was guys outside of Giannis who could get their own shot. The Bucks shooting from three in the postseason last year wasn’t great (32 percent). Beauchamp only shot 24 percent from three last season in the G-League Ignite League but, in 2020-21 while … Continue reading Bucks select MarJon Beauchamp with 24th overall selection