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 »
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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 Nets team that’s thinking nothing but title after a big offseason. Read More »
On Thursday last week, we got a chance to see the 2-time defending champion Heat take on the new-look Nets in-person as Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd had his jersey hung in the rafters at the Barclays Center. The fine people at Red Bull had invited us to the Deron Williams mural unveiling along a brick wall lining Flatbush Ave. as it comes up Dean St., southeast of the Barclays Center. We spoke with artist Tristan Eaton about the tattoo-inspired mural. Read More »
There’s nothing quite like that first irrational confidence jumper from Jamal Crawford. Nothing. Sure, you probably ripped open NBA 2K14 on release day, popped it into your console and starting gunnin’ with LeBron or Kobe or KD right off the bat, playing iso-ball and leaving a barrage of pissed off pixelated teammates in your wake. That’s ordinary. Read More »
Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »
If I’ve learned anything about writing in sports, it’s that it’s never too early to make predictions.
In this installment of way-too-early predictions, I offer a take on who will end up representing the Eastern and Western Conferences in the 2014 All-Star Game that is not scheduled to take place until February of next year. Read More »
There are so many things to love about this YES network video during a preseason game telecast. It shows Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Andray Blatche and Brook Lopez dancing in tandem with an unnamed kid on a riser behind them. They are attempting a synched “Cookie Dance.” Read More »
The Nets have a lot of new faces in Brooklyn this year as Mikhail Prokhorov goes all in to bring the first championship to the Nets franchise after they merged with the NBA. With all the new faces, it’s understandable that some players wouldn’t get along. Mirza Teletovic and Andray Blatche got into a scuffle during practice yesterday, and like most fights in the NBA, no punches were thrown. Read More »
Mirza Teletovic is third on the depth chart at power forward for the Brooklyn Nets, behind Kevin Garnett and Reggie Evans. But when he hit a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter of the Nets-Wizards preseason game last night, the Nets bench motioned towards Deron Williams, and he dropped to the floor to do push-ups. Read More »
The NBA season is quickly approaching, and as fans, this is sure to be a promising season with many headlines. LeBron James and the Miami Heat are on the hunt for a third straight championship, unless Derrick Rose, holding the most anticipated comeback in sports this year, has something to say about the reign of terror in the East. Read More »