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Why Trevor Ariza and Marco Belinelli Are Exactly What NOLA Needs

August 12th, 2010
At this point, I feel like any change is good change. New Orleans is a team that needed to make moves. They currently have the best point guard in the NBA on their roster, and they couldn't have entered this season sporting basically the same exact lackluster team they ended the ...

Dwight’s Demise: Celtics-Magic Game One Diary

May 16th, 2010
Rajon Rondo was too fancy for his own good, at times. I counted at least three behind the back passes in the first half alone. A member of The Harlem Globetrotters, he is not. At times, he was also too aggressive, trying to overpower Jameer Nelson but instead, simply ...

NBA Free Agency Rumors: LeBron to Nets Makes More Sense Than You Think

May 15th, 2010
12-70. Historic? Not quite. Gut-wrenchingly painful to watch? Yes. Embarrassing and demoralizing to an entire fan base? Check. The most logical destination for free-agent to be LeBron James? You betcha. The Nets entered the 2009-2010 season with low expectations, and through a combination of ...

Five Reasons Why the New Orleans Hornets’ Future is in Jeopardy

April 10th, 2010
Why am I concerned about the Hornets? Maybe because they're 2-8 over their past 10 games. Maybe because Chris Paul foolishly came back to play during the stretch run of a lost season, and hurt himself AGAIN. Maybe because 68-year-old owner George Shinn is about to sell the team to minority owner and ...

2010 NBA Draft: The Hornets Are in the Lottery, So Now What?

March 21st, 2010
After Saturday night's 106-86 embarrassment at the hands of the Utah Jazz, the New Orleans Hornets (33-38, 9.5 games behind Portland for the final playoff spot) have basically established themselves as a lottery team.   This is a GOOD thing, assuming the same scouting and front office team that thought highly ...

Looking Back at the Biggest Steals of the 2009 NBA Draft

March 14th, 2010
On July 25, 2009 at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, 60 talented young men fulfilled their dreams of making it to the NBA.  On the other end of the spectrum, 30 NBA teams had the opportunity to get better.  Months of planning, debating, watching game tape, evaluating workouts, ...

Does Darren Collison Make Chris Paul Expendable?

March 4th, 2010
I had trouble just typing this headline. My hands were shaking, palms sweaty, the undeniable fear of the wrath of negative comments sure to come my way if I dare publish such an idea. But for the Hornets, a 31-31 team on the outside looking in at the eighth playoff spot in ...

Out of Luck: The Celtics’ Big Three Appear Beyond Repair

February 14th, 2010
Celtics fans just couldn't help themselves.   The rabid, die-hard, professional basketball fans in New England no doubt contributed to both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce getting voted on the 2010 NBA All-Star team. I bet they wish they had their votes back.  Despite being victorious in this year's Three-Point Shootout, ...

Why Brook Lopez Is More Valuable Than Dwight Howard

December 13th, 2009
  I know what you're all thinking, so I'll preface this article with an advisory statement: If I were building a team from scratch, Dwight Howard would be my starting center. End of story.   His defense stymied Lopez on two occasions this season, holding the Nets young center to two of ...