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NBA 2010-11 Preview: 10 Reasons Why the New Jersey Nets Will Make the Playoffs

September 22nd, 2010
The New Jersey Nets just finished their worst season ever and just barely won enough games to avoid the worst record in NBA history.  So, the idea of the Nets making the playoffs might seem absurd, but the reality is that last year's Nets team bears no resemblance to this ...

An Analysis of Wilson Chandler of the New York Knicks

August 2nd, 2010
Wilson Chandler is an athlete. At 6'8", 220 pounds, he is sculpted, fast, and can jump. His athleticism makes him versatile on defense. As a basketball player, he is a natural small forward (or "three"). He drives the ball well and shoots well on contested shots in the ...

Do Not Trade for Chris Paul: Superstar Point Guards Are Overrated

July 28th, 2010
New Orleans point guard Chris Paul is a great player.  When he is healthy, he is easily in the debate for the best point guard in the NBA. He is the type of player that every team in the NBA would love to have. Even though he released a statement that he ...

LeBron Watch: How the 2010 Draft Trades Affected Free Agency

June 29th, 2010
We are less than two days away from the most exciting off-season in NBA history. With five teams chasing LeBron James to leave Cleveland, there has been no shortage of attempts to change the calculations for LeBron on where he should go, if he even chooses to leave Ohio. A max ...

The LeBron James Watch: An Analysis of the Teams Through PER

June 14th, 2010
With NBA free agency only a little more than two weeks away, fans of teams are becoming more anxious over whether or not LeBron James will sign with their favorite team. So here is an analysis of the top five players of the each of the respective teams rumored as ...

NBA Finals Preview: Clash of the Titans

June 2nd, 2010
Tomorrow night starts the latest version of the NBA's best rivalry: the Lakers against the Celtics. Rarely in the last 15 years has the NBA had its true marquee teams face each other in the finals. Both teams appear evenly matched. As basketball is often determined by how teams exploit mismatches, ...

2010 NBA Free Agency: The Chris Bosh Effect on LeBron James

May 24th, 2010
ESPN recently reported that Chris Bosh has given the Toronto Raptors a list of four teams that he would accept going to in a sign-and-trade—the New York Knicks, the Chicago Bulls, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Miami Heat. The other interesting part of the report was that Bosh apparently wants ...

Building Around Lebron: How He Should Choose His Next Team

May 14th, 2010
For Lebron James, July 1 cannot come fast enough. He wants to explore his options and there are several teams hoping that he will decide that they are the best fit. So, in the cap era, how can a team best mesh with Lebron? First, there has been only one team ...

The Five Best Trades in New Jersey Nets History

May 11th, 2010
The Nets have had a long and mostly sad history with player acquisitions, from the trades of Julius Erving and Bernard King to the acquisitions of Phil Jackson and Roy Hinson. While the Nets draft history has been mostly poor, they have been able to make some great trades in their ...

A Look Back at The 2007 Draft: Who Would Be The Top 10 Now

May 4th, 2010
Drafting young players with limited college experience is always tough, but the teams that do it well tend to be the teams that win. History has shown that most star players are drafted in the top 10 picks. So, looking back how did the teams drafting in the top 10 fare ...