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What Do Mark Jackson’s New Assistant Coaches Bring to the Table?

October 12th, 2013
While veteran leaders Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry are certainly going to be hard for the Golden State Warriors to replace, neither marks the team's biggest loss of the 2013 offseason. That would be Michael Malone, one of the best assistant coaches in the NBA and the man behind Golden State's ...

Diagnosing Golden State Warriors’ Remaining Roster Flaws

August 16th, 2013
The Golden State Warriors will enter the 2013-14 season as an NBA-title contender for the first time since the early 1990s. After having what was arguably the best offseason in the league, the team is expected to improve on last season's 47 wins. However, the sixth-seeded Warriors did make the second round ...

Ranking the Best NBA Free-Agency Signings in Houston Rockets History

July 27th, 2013
The Houston Rockets are far from a pathetic franchise.They're one of 10 teams to win multiple championships, and one of only five teams to do so in back-to-back seasons.Their history of dominant big men is deeper than perhaps any team's (outside of the LA Lakers), as the Rockets have featured ...

Ranking the Best NBA Draft Picks in OKC Thunder History

July 19th, 2013
Even if these rankings were restricted to players drafted since the Seattle Supersonics moved to Oklahoma City, there would be few teams with as formidable a list.Sorry if it's a spoiler, but teams don't draft Russell Westbrook and James Harden in back-to-back years all that often. Go back one year further, ...

Mark Jackson’s Smartest Moves of the Season

March 2nd, 2013
The Golden State Warriors were expected to have a .500 season in 2012-13.While an incredibly tough schedule throughout January and February has knocked the Warriors down closer to that .500 mark than they'd like, they're still quite a bit above it.With a softer, home-heavy schedule to close the season, Golden ...

5 Games That Will Define San Jose Sharks 2013 Season

January 22nd, 2013
The 2012-13 NHL—wait, no scratch that, 2013 NHL season—will certainly be missing a lot.The grind of a long schedule. The All-Star Game. The Winter Classic. Out of conference play and a total of 1,020 games.Common sense says that there will also be a shortage of big season-defining games. That may ...

San Jose Sharks’ 5 Biggest Questions in 2013 Training Camp

January 15th, 2013
On January 20, the San Jose Sharks season will finally begin.Until then, the Sharks will finish up a condensed training camp. There are always questions surrounding this time of year, but never to this degree. The uncertainty that the lockout has created, along with the abnormal 48-game schedule has clouded the ...

December Predictions for Golden State Warriors

November 30th, 2012
November brought excitement to the East Bay, but it also brought expectation. And even though leading the Pacific Division after one month is more than Warriors fans could have asked for, it would also make falling back into the middle of the pack by New Year's all the more frustrating.The ...

San Jose Sharks: Potential Positives, Negatives of Lockout

September 21st, 2012
The NHL lockout that began on September 15th is a bad thing. It hurts hockey fans, team employees, players and even the owners who initiated it.There are no winners, only losers.Having said that, the NHL will resume at some point. We all hope it's tomorrow, and if not tomorrow than ...

San Jose Sharks: Where Will They Rank Statistically Amongst NHL Teams?

September 11th, 2012
There are over a dozen ways in which an NHL team can be successful. Some ways are obvious: scoring a lot, not getting scored on and dominating on special teams.Other methods are less obvious, but can be just as effective: blocking shots, staying out of the box or even dominating ...