2017 NBA Free agent predictions

June 30, 2017

  The NBA off-season gets underway tonight at midnight. Some big chips have already fallen as Jimmy Butler has been traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, while Chris Paul has left Los Angeles for the Houston Rockets where he will join forces with James Harden.     Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Gordon Hayward, Blake Griffin and others headline a star studded 2017 NBA free agent class.     Here are my…

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Winners and losers of the NBA Draft

June 24, 2017

  The draft winners and losers are headlined by the Minnesota Timberwolves who acquire small forward, Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls.       Malik Monk sat for a bit longer than most thought, while the Sacramento Kings traded their 10th overall pick for the 15th and 20th picks respectively.       Some guys climbed to the first round while others fell to the second.      …

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Who the Toronto Raptors should target in the draft

June 22, 2017

  The Toronto Raptors head into tonight’s NBA Draft with one pick-23rd overall in the first round. With key free agents going into the off-season, Toronto will need to find a piece that fits their current situation in this upcoming draft.       It is looking more and more likely that Kyle Lowry will not resign with the team. Patrick Patterson and P.J. Tucker are likely out as well….

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Potential 2nd round sleepers in the 2017 NBA Draft

June 21, 2017

  Drafting well in the first round is a must, if you are an NBA franchise. The teams that dig even deeper will also find gems in the second round. This year’s NBA draft has the potential to have a handful of guys who could go in the second round and find themselves on an NBA roster come opening night.       With that being said, do not be…

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2017 NBA Mock Draft: The year of the point guards

June 16, 2017

  With the Finals finally over, it is time to start looking forward to the NBA draft. This year’s edition is considered the deepest draft since the LeBron James draft in 2003.     Most pundits have Markelle Fultz going first overall to the Boston Celtics, but Josh Jackson could also be in play for the Celtics. Lonzo Ball was slated to go to the Los Angeles Lakers, but the…

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Everyone has to chip in with Kawhi Leonard out

May 16, 2017

The San Antonio Spurs face a tough task tonight as they will be without star small forward Kawhi Leonard, who suffered an injury to his ankle in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. What seemed to be an improbable task even with Leonard in the line-up, beating the Golden State Warriors, will be that much tougher tonight as the two teams square off once again.    …

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Orlando Magic showing their off-season hand?

April 7, 2017

The Orlando Magic announced the signing of Argentine swingman Patrico Garino Monday and received way more attention for it than they ever would’ve liked. Just not for the actual signing, though. By announcing the deal on Twitter with a photo of Garino putting ink to paper, the Magic may have also revealed what appears to be a big board of their off-season targets. The tweet has since been deleted, but…

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Cousins trade a good move for Sacramento

February 27, 2017

  The Sacramento Kings have been the laughing stock of the NBA for a few years now and the recent DeMarcus Cousins trade has not helped their case. The star power forward was shipped off to New Orleans along with Omri Casspi for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, 2017 1st and 2nd round draft picks. Sacramento owner, Vivek Ranadive, has stated that he believes Hield has Steph Curry potential…

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How to fix the All-Star festivities

February 20, 2017

Saturday’s NBA festivities had its ups and downs just like every All-Star Weekend. The skills competition was fascinating to watch, especially the big men, who got the better of the guards. The three point contest was also captivating as it went to an overtime. The dunk contest was…well, the dunk contest-very disappointing with almost every contestant needing more than one attempt to land their respective dunk.   There is still…

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NBA rapid fire

October 25, 2016

  NBA rapid fire. 30 teams, quick predictions. Let’s gooo! Atlanta Hawks-if they can get the Howard of old, Hawks could be a dangerous team in the east. Bench play will be crucial throughout the season.   Boston Celtics-the combination of Thomas and Horford will work out great for the Celtics. Look out for rookie Jaylen Brown, who could have a great first season in Boston.   Brooklyn Nets-Brook Lopez…

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