TAG: 2012-2013 season

NBA / Aug 8, 2012 / 2:30 pm

The Top 5 NBA Teams Under Pressure To Win Now

Tim Duncan

Winning, losing, mediocrity. That’s the NBA pecking order these days, with those non-winning, non-tanking tweeners stuck in basketball limbo. Because, really, every GM’s worst fear is to become the next Atlanta Hawks. Only Rockets GM Daryl Morey has tried to rebuild without blowing up the foundation, but the Rockets have stared straight into the eyes of mediocrity and seen nothing. There’s nothing in that abyss for NBA teams, no light at the end of the tunnel. It’s almost a rite of passage these days, sacrificing the mirage of present triumph for a would-be dynasty down the road in some not-so-near future. And while it might be a bit rough on the chew for fans of the supplicating team, it’s necessary karmic justice. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Greg Oden Wants To Play In The NBA Again Sooner Rather Than Later

Greg Oden

Greg Oden gave a very candid interview to former Ohio State bench warmer and current Grantland college basketball writer Mark Titus earlier this year. It was disheartening and empathetic watching a man begrudgingly describe his fall from grace, and you couldn’t help but pull for Oden and hope that he finds his way back into an NBA jersey one day. Well, that day may come as soon as next season, according to his agent Mike Conley Sr., father of Memphis Grizzlies’ point guard Mike Conley Jr. Read More »