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NBA Opening Night Preview: Predicting The Winners

October 23rd, 2010
Exactly zero games into the NBA season, analysts all over the country are frantically trying to name who the champion will be this June. Typically, these predictions are fairly laughable by the end of the year because it's impossible to see exactly how a team is going to perform until ...

Brian Cook’s Contract: The Greatest Mystery of the 2010 NBA Offseason

October 16th, 2010
Is Brian Cook's beard beautiful? Does his goofy grin make the angriest of people crack a smile? Is his towel waving among the best in the league? The answer to each of those questions is undoubtedly yes. Brian Cook is one of the goofiest, nicest, and best groomed basketball players ...

NBA Trade Rumors: Could Houston Rocket Aaron Brooks Be On His Way Out?

October 6th, 2010
Dynamite scorer. Most improved player of the 2009-2010 season. Lights out threat from three-point range. All of these things can be used to describe Aaron Brooks, the Rockets' projected starter at point guard this year. After a slowly building improvement in his first two years in the league, Brooks was thrust into the starting ...

NBA Trade Rumors: Are the Houston Rockets Targeting Anthony Randolph?

September 25th, 2010
To put it bluntly, this offseason has been a bit of a disappointment at nearly every turn for Rockets fans. First, the Rockets and their iPad-wielding general manager extraordinaire Daryl Morey courted the über power forward Chris Bosh before being topped by the Heat, who could promise him a little more than iPads and ...

2010-11 NBA Awards Predictions: Power Ranking the Rookie of the Year Candidates

September 10th, 2010
Last year, Stephen Curry shot 44 percent from three-point range on his way to averaging 18 points and six assists in his rookie campaign. Brandon Jennings lit up the Warriors for 55 points and led the Bucks to an encouraging playoff berth.Neither of them won Rookie of the Year.In one ...

LeBron James, Not Kobe Bryant, Is The NBA’s Best Player

August 23rd, 2010
After Kobe Bryant won his fifth NBA Finals with the Lakers and LeBron James left the Cavaliers in the cold with a high payroll and little talent, the Black Mamba certainly gained some credibility in the "league's best player" debate. Mentioning James' name in the same sentence as Bryant became taboo ...

NBA Rumors: Is a Carmelo Anthony Trade to the Houston Rockets Likely?

August 19th, 2010
Over the last few months, while the Rockets appear to have been building what should amount to a fairly strong team that will likely make the playoffs, it has become abundantly clear that the Rockets lack a true star that can make them true contenders for the Western Conference and ...

Houston Rockets Outlook: Even With Yao Ming, Are They Contenders?

August 14th, 2010
Just a few weeks after the tough defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA Playoffs, the crushing news that Yao Ming’s foot had not healed properly and would require season-ending surgery came down, instantly crushing all Rockets fans’ hopes for a successful 2009-2010 season. Since that day, the ...

NBA Trades: Houston Rockets Add By Subtracting in Landing Courtney Lee

August 11th, 2010
When news came down this afternoon of an impending four-way trade between the Rockets, Nets, Hornets, and Pacers, the news outlets were quick to praise the Hornets for keeping their superstar happy and quick to criticize the Rockets for giving up so soon on a marquee free agent signing from ...

All-NBA Depth Chart: The Top Five Point Guards in the League

July 15th, 2010
The one guard. The playmaker. The ball-handler. While there have been many names over the years for what is now known as the point guard, little has changed in the role of the point guard. Handling the ball, scoring, setting teammates up to score, and keeping the defense off balance. The league has ...