/ Dec 12, 2013 / 12:45 pm
DeMar DeRozan (photo. Gary Land)
In basketball, one thing is guaranteed: someone will win and someone will lose. This season, it appears the entire Eastern Conference (save Indiana and Miami) are playing Twisted Metal and driving tanks, trying to see which team can blow up the quickest. That wasn’t anymore evident than when Toronto shipped away Rudy Gay and received a McDonald’s value meal in return. Read More »
Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)
Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.
The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »
Serge Ibaka (photo. adidas)
SERGE IBAKA, Oklahoma City Thunder
Ibaka had a re-Serge-nce on Wednesday night, putting up 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, but he still has stumbled out of the gates in general. With an average of “just” 1.3 blocks, now is as good a time as ever to throw an offer someone’s way. You may have to part with a lot, but every proposal is worth a shot. Read More »
/ Oct 31, 2013 / 3:00 pm
With the season now officially underway, every team and every fan base â€” never mind there’s no hope for the Philadelphia and Phoenix fan bases until next July â€” believes their team has a shot at bringing the Larry O’Brien trophy and a parade to their city.
This is a fresh start for all 30 teams and all 433 players (yes I counted each name) in the NBA. One player who built up a following over the summer was Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeff Taylor. Read More »
/ Oct 31, 2013 / 9:00 am
Dwight Howard, James Harden (photo. Instagram/dwighthoward)
With everybody waiting for him to fail, Dwight Howard was his usual, pre-Lakers, self last night during the Rockets’ 96-83 victory over the Bobcats Hornets. Howard tied his career-high by pulling down 26 rebounds opposite Charlotte’s own free agent acquisition, Al Jefferson. Read More »
Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)
It was hard to take too much from this year’s preseason, but the position battles, first looks at rookies, and injuries made it much more intriguing to the fantasy world. As always, player values were in constant flux. Read on to see whose fantasy game is on the rise, and who left much to be desired during the exhibition season. Read More »
/ Oct 15, 2013 / 1:30 pm
Al Jefferson signing his deal with Charlotte (photo. Instagram/charlottebobcats)
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, a Bobcats team slowly pulling itself up out of the NBA basement. Read More »
Al Jefferson (photo. Bethany Gilbert)
Hopefully, you’re ready with cheat sheets, rankings and tips for your annual fantasy basketball draft party. If it hasn’t happened already, just know it’s coming. Over the last week, we broke down and debated key matchups so when the time comes to choose, you’ll know where to go. Read More »
/ Sep 26, 2013 / 1:30 pm
Al Jefferson (photo. Bethany Gilbert)
So much for that idea of the NBA having run out of quality centers outside of two or three names. You can look at a majority of the league’s teams and give a respectable case as to why those centers could be proclaimed All-Stars. There are so many quality centers in the league. In fact, there are three teams on this list that have two centers within the top 20. The NBA isn’t devoid of centers, they’re actually “hording” them on a few rosters. Read More »
Stephen Curry (Photo. Nicky Woo)
Meaningful goals and obstacles are crucial to the success of professionals. Maintaining personal levels of success by pursuing wealth or self-valued “worth” are excellent ways for people to better themselves.
But athletes are different. Bettering yourself is essential to the success of the team, but the term “bettering” is so vague in the basketball sense that you can’t really pin it down as an exact improvement to the team’s well-being. Read More »