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2015 NBA Mock Draft: 1st-Round Projections and Top Prospects After Lottery

June 13th, 2015
With the 2015 NBA draft now less than two weeks away on June 25, rumors are starting to filter in and out as we all gain a better feel for what is unfolding. We have a general idea of which players' stocks have risen to guaranteed lottery level, but what ...

NBA Finals 2015: Potential X-Factors for Each Playoff Team’s Title Hopes

May 23rd, 2015
None of the teams remaining in the NBA playoffs have won a championship since 1995. For once, there is some parity and uncertainty in the league, and basketball is much better for it. Each conference finals series is shaping up to be a blowout thus far, but the Houston Rockets' ...

Is It Still Too Early to Tell What Charlotte Hornets Have in Cody Zeller?

March 31st, 2015
The old adage is that it takes at least three or four years for an NBA big man to fully develop. After two seasons and a slightly underwhelming impact for the Charlotte Hornets, what can we make of Cody Zeller's place in this league? Zeller has kicked the bust conversation to ...

Why the Charlotte Hornets’ Offense Needs a Complete Overhaul

March 17th, 2015
With the Eastern Conference's No. 7 and No. 8 playoff seeds serving as participation medals, the Charlotte Hornets are continuing their quest to obtain a berth as if they are running up a descending escalator. There is a strong chance they will not make it to the top, and they ...

Should Mo Williams Be Hornets’ Starting Point Guard When Kemba Walker Returns?

March 10th, 2015
The Charlotte Hornets shipped Gary Neal to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb. 10 for Mo Williams to serve as a stopgap until Kemba Walker returns from his knee injury. It seemed like a great plan, only now plans have changed after Williams' elevated performance level. Then, Charlotte went 6-4 in his first ...

Immediate Hurdles the Orlando Magic Will Face This Season

September 13th, 2013
As a fan of the Orlando Magic, there will be much to look forward to during the upcoming season. The franchise's worst days are behind them. The team is now a full year removed from the Dwight Howard trade shook up the foundation of the entire city and franchise, but ownership ...

Players Who Minnesota Timberwolves Most Need to Step Up Next Season

August 10th, 2013
All the demons have been exorcised, all the hearts have been broken, and hopefully all the injuries have gotten out of the way. A full healthy season and a playoff berth isn't too much to ask for, right? Fresh off their first 30-win season in franchise history without Kevin Garnett on the ...

Analyzing Utah Jazz’s Biggest Draft Needs

May 11th, 2013
The Utah Jazz are at the beginning of a monumentally important offseason for the state of the franchise. However, with two first-round draft picks and tons of cap space, they are set up to make this offseason a productive one.Utah has roughly $25.6 million committed to the roster next season. ...

NBA: Dunk Contest Facing Make-or-Break Year

February 12th, 2013
No more jumping over Kias. No more glow-in-the-dark jerseys. No more cupcakes. It all has to stop.This year is crucial for the NBA's most exciting event of All-Star Weekend. With a field of six devastating athletes, a diehard fan can only hope that this is the year we see a ...