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Why Houston Rockets Will Be Better Next Season

July 27th, 2013
Last summer, the Houston Rockets roster consisted of some quality talent but even more confusion.  The biggest moves for Houston in the 2012 offseason consisted of signing Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik, while also bringing in rookies Jeremy Lamb, Royce White and Terrence Jones through the draft. Even with these new ...

Divvying Up the Credit for the Chicago Bulls’ Stingy Defense This Season

March 16th, 2013
Say what you want about the Chicago Bulls' offense sans Derrick Rose, but the team defense has remained strong even in his absence.Even with Rose in the lineup, this team is a defensively-minded squad who frustrates opponents with tight guarding, contested shots and creating turnovers. Chicago has proven that they ...

Ranking the Biggest Threats to the Miami Heat’s Title Throne in 2013

December 29th, 2012
As the defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat definitely have a big red target on their backs this season.Miami may have been standing tall at the beginning of the season when it received its shiny rings, but now that we are in full swing this year, the contenders around the ...

How Jeremy Lin Stacks Up Against PGs in Western Conference

October 6th, 2012
There's no doubt that Jeremy Lin was easily the hottest commodity at the All-Star break last season as he became an overnight sensation with a string of great games for the New York Knicks.However, this season Lin will be put to the test as a full-time starter in Houston with ...

Blake Griffin and 7 Other Superstars Who Really Aren’t Overrated

September 29th, 2012
The bigger a player's name is and the more money he is paid, the more susceptible he is to harsh criticism if he doesn't perform at a high level every night.It's only natural to think that someone who is making millions of dollars to play a sport should be able to live ...

What If Every NBA Team Were Run by Celebrities?

September 22nd, 2012
From Jay-Z to Will Smith and now Justin Timberlake, the NBA is starting a new trend of obtaining celebrity owners.While the three I mentioned gravitated toward their hometown teams, it would be interesting to see which celebrities would fit in with their very own NBA franchise. Imagine your favorite actor ...

Ranking Each 2012 Outsider’s Chances of Making the 2013 NBA Playoffs

September 8th, 2012
While over half of the NBA teams make the playoffs every season, there are still a select 14 teams on the outside looking in.Some teams, like the Phoenix Suns, missed the playoffs by just a few games. Other teams, like the Charlotte Bobcats, couldn't even compile 10 wins over the ...

What Big-Market Teams Should Learn from Oklahoma City Thunder

August 28th, 2012
Built from the ground up. That's exactly how the Oklahoma City Thunder were formed. Even before Oklahoma City had a permanent basketball team, the foundations for the team you see before you today were being laid down. Coming over from Seattle left a lot of fans heartbroken and reasonably so. However, ...

Los Angeles Lakers: Missing Pieces L.A. Could Still Land

August 7th, 2012
The Lakers have had a pretty interesting offseason already with the signing of Steve Nash and being in the mix for a Dwight Howard deal.Though they have improved their deficiency at the point guard position, there are still other players on the market that LA could use as upgrades to ...

5 Reasons Oklahoma City Thunder Are Still Untouchable in the Western Conference

July 24th, 2012
The Oklahoma City Thunder fell just short of claiming the NBA Championship last season, but there's no doubt they will be returning hungry for gold this upcoming year.After going through the best of the best in the playoffs, OKC proved that they are undoubtedly the team to beat in the ...