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,…

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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…

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NBA: Over and underachievers

January 16, 2016

  As we inch closer and closer to the official halfway point of the NBA season, it would only make sense to profile some of the teams who have exceeded expectations thus far and others who have failed to impress.  For the first time since I can remember, the east has looked like the more dominate conference, at least on paper.  As of tonight, the 8th seeded Boston Celtics are…

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Where did they come from?

January 12, 2016

We are pretty close to the official halfway point of the NBA season and a handful of players have caught my attention with their productive in the first three months or so.  Every season, we have players step up to play bigger roles than they did in the previous one, and this year is so different.   Below I take a look at five players in particular who have done…

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Jeremy Lamb: is he worth seven million a season?

November 3, 2015

Yesterday, Jeremy Lamb was rewarded with a hefty three year/$21 million dollar contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets.  For those who remember, Lamb was a huge piece in the James Harden deal with the Houston Rockets, but the former UConn man has not quite lived up to expectations since entering the NBA in 2012.   Last season, I had Jeremy Lamb as my 6th Man of the Year award winner,…

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2015/2016 NBA Preview

October 27, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the NBA is back in full swing with three games on tap tonight. Detroit will visit Atlanta, Chicago will play home to Cleveland and the champion Golden State Warriors will welcome the New Orleans Pelicans, in a re-match of last year’s first round match-up in the West.   In the past, I have done two previews-one for the west and one…

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2015 NBA Mock Draft

June 24, 2015

Tomorrow is the night that dreams will come true for a number of basketball players who are trying to make the jump to the best basketball league in the world-the NBA.  Throughout the years, we have seen stars, busts, surprises and blockbuster trades-let’s hope this year brings much of the same. 1. Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Kentucky-even though Towns has not received a draft promise from the T-Wolves, I…

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Toronto Raptors: Another Disappointing Playoff “Run”

May 12, 2015

I have had almost a full round of NBA playoff action, to let this disappointing Toronto Raptors “playoff run” marinate, and boy do I have a lot to say.   Most Raptor fans were quite happy when we ended up getting the Wizards in the first round of the NBA playoffs because we swept them in the season series, 3-0.  What most fans did not look at closely, was the…

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What are the Philadelphia 76ers doing?

March 3, 2015

Prior to the start of the 2014/2015 NBA season, we knew that the Philadelphia 76ers were in “rebuild” mode, just by looking at the players that they had on their roster.  At the trade deadline, the 76ers traded two of their best players, if you ask me, in Michael Carter-Williams and K.J. McDaniels.  This was puzzling to most NBA fans, even though there were rumours that MCW could possibly get…

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