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Bleacher Report’s First-Annual NBA No-Defense Awards Show

August 20th, 2011
The art of defense is perhaps the most vital part in the sport of basketball.The NBA releases its annual All-Defense teams. Here, we gather tonight to recognize those who are terrible on defense.I am your host, Joseph Fafinski, and tonight, I will guide you through the worst of the worst ...

NBA Free Agents 2011: Top Target for Each Team in Free Agency

July 15th, 2011
One of my favorite parts of the basketball year is the free agency period.It's always so exciting to speculate and watch where all the big names end up. It's sort of like being a little kid in a candy store—except that the candy is a plethora of SportsCenter and iPhone live tickers.In ...

NBA Trade Scenarios: Deals to Shore Up Each Team’s Biggest Weakness

April 11th, 2011
Every team in the NBA is going into the offseason facing some sort of weakness or question, regardless if their efforts earned them a postseason berth or not.I will take a look at what every team can do to improve upon those weaknesses, and what sort of deal they can ...

Darko Milcic: A Sad NBA Story and a Revival in the Making

March 22nd, 2011
Being selected as the second overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, Darko Milicic was always under pressure and was expected to do great things in the NBA. He had the potential to be an imposing force in the league, scouts said, and as a Serbian, one of the best ...

New York Knicks, Thanks: 2011 NBA Playoffs Will Be Best Since…Well, Forever

March 11th, 2011
The hot topic of the NBA this year has become "super teams." In the last year alone, the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat have joined the ranks to declare themselves worthy of the title. Never have NBA fans seen so many good teams in one season. Think about ...

Miami Heat Grades: Taking a Look at Every Player on the Roster in South Beach

March 5th, 2011
Critics all at once will turn to the 43-19 record that the Miami Heat currently possess and call it a lost season.To be honest, most basketball fans knew they weren't going to break Michael Jordan and the Bulls' 72 win season.When LeBron James took his talents to South Beach the ...

Grading Minnesota: A Look at Every Player on the Timberwolves’ Roster Thus Far

March 4th, 2011
At press time, the Minnesota Timberwolves stand at 15-47, good for last place in the Western Conference.With guys like Kevin Love and Michael Beasley, this team doesn't plan to stick in the gutters for a long time.It got me thinking, how would all the Wolves fare with letter grades based ...

NBA Hall of Fame: Does Dennis Rodman Belong with the Best?

March 4th, 2011
Dennis Rodman was named a finalist to the Basketball Hall of Fame voting a few weeks ago, and much has been made of the topic regarding his presence on the ballot. Let's be realistic, though: Dennis Rodman is the greatest rebounder of this generation. He is also one of the ...

Minnesota Timberwolves: Defense Is the Reason They’re Becoming Perennial Losers

February 26th, 2011
When one reflects upon the dismal 13-46 record the Minnesota Timberwolves sport, immediately they may think it has a lot to do with coaching and the lack of any chemistry going on with the club. The fact of the matter is the perpetual reason for the Timberwolves' (less than) mediocrity has ...

Why the Perkins Deal Proves That Oklahoma City Is a Thunderous Force in the West

February 25th, 2011
In perhaps a questionable deal yesterday, the Celtics sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson packing to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. The Thunder received their biggest need in a proven physical big, and in turn shipped their most tradable member of the roster, Green, who was ...