Serbs in the NBA: Jokic to breakout in a big way

October 23, 2016

Long gone are the days when Divac and Stojakovic would represent Serbia at the highest level of basketball in the NBA. Since their retirements, Serbia has struggled putting out talent that could compete with the best basketball players from around the world.   To be fair, Nenad Krstic did have a pretty solid NBA career that lasted seven years.  He was a pretty big piece when he played for the…


NBA Preview: Will the Timberwolves surprise this season?

October 12, 2016

The NBA season is only two weeks away and a lot has changed this off-season. Kevin Durant has made the Golden State Warriors even better, but it came at a price because he has now become the villain in Oklahoma City. The Boston Celtics added Al Horford as they continue their climb to the top of the East, while the Chicago Bulls added Dwyane Wade along with Rajon Rondo in…


Put some respek on their name!

June 30, 2016

  One thing we can usually count on in the playoffs is that the best players in the league will come out and perform to the best of their abilities. With that being said, we also have the guys who show up out of nowhere to help their team do well when it matters the most.   Here are some players who impressed me this post-season.   Bismack Biyombo, Toronto…


2016 NBA Mock Draft

June 22, 2016

Ah, it is finally here, the 2016 version of the NBA draft. In this year’s draft, we could potentially see quite a few trades, if you believe all the rumours out there currently. Philadelphia is looking for another pick in the top eight, Toronto willing to deal nine and Phoenix looking to possibly trade Bledsoe.   Tomorrow should be a crazy three or four hours of basketball tv!   1….


Sponsorship on NBA jerseys

May 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports. StubHub, a website that connects ticket buyers and sellers, will have its logo appear on the front left of the jersey in 2017-18 for the start of a…


Draymond can recite names of players taken ahead of him in draft

May 20, 2016

Draymond Green has a championship ring and an All-Star berth as one of the Golden State Warriors‘ key players. He also carries a huge chip on his shoulder, as he wasn’t taken until the 35th pick of the 2012 NBA draft. Green is so driven by the draft snub that he can recite the names of each player taken before him from memory, according to a story in The Mercury News:…


DeMar DeRozan to Los Angeles Lakers rumour

May 15, 2016

DeRozan is coming off of a four-year, $38 million contract with the Raptors. He will be searching for a max contract this offseason and the Lakers are going to have plenty of money to spend. There is a player option for the last season of his contract that DeRozan will have to decline, but he is widely expected to do just that. During the 2015-16 season with the Raptors, DeRozan…


Are Raptors playing to win or are they happy with losing?

May 2, 2016

There’s a bunch of pride going on in Toronto and I don’t know why. Jays are Jay-ing, the Leafs were awarded the #1 overall draft pick (awarded through lottery to generally the WORST team in the league) and fans celebrated in the streets, and then there’s the Raptors who barely escaped game seven, yet celebrated as if they did something no one else has done before.   Granted, no one…


Western preview: can the Rockets surprise the Warriors?

April 15, 2016

If you judge by what we have seen in the regular season, you would think that Golden State is the favourite to win it all in back-to-back seasons. Do not rule out San Antonio and Oklahoma City as both teams have something to prove.   Here are the previews for the west   (1) Golden State Warriors vs. (8) Houston Rockets We know about Golden State’s wins record this season,…


Eastern preview: do the Hornets have an upset in them?

April 15, 2016

In the east, Cleveland Cavaliers are still the team to beat, but the Raptors have emerged as a possible team can knock them off, if they meet in the playoffs.  Atlanta Hawks have flown under the radar for much of the season, but do not be surprised if they make a run in the east as well.   Here is a preview of all the match-ups   (1) Cleveland Cavs…