WHY DANNY AINGE? WHY? Here’s Why.

By: Sam Block On a rather quiet August day, an NBA General Manager decided to turn the NBA world upside down. Yes, you are correct, that NBA General Manager was none other than Daniel Ray Ainge. General Manager of the 17-time world champion Boston Celtics. Why trade away the beloved face of your franchise? You know, the same guy that just helped you bring in all-star Gordon Hayward. The guy that you got for Marcus …

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The 2017-2018 NBA Season…in Short

Top 5 Over/Under Win Total Picks 1) OKC over 50 ½ 2) Toronto over 48 1/2 3) Philadelphia under 41 ½ 4) Memphis over 37 ½ 5) Houston under 55 ½ Awards MVP- Kevin Durant Defensive Player of the Year- DeAndre Jordan Coach of the Year- Billy Donovan Rookie of the Year- Lonzo Ball Most Improved Player- Andre Drummond Executive of the Year- Sam Presti 6th Man of the Year- Kelly Oubre 1st Coach Fired- …

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Predicting the 2017-18 Playoff Seeds

The NBA season kicks off today. There is no better day than the start of the NBA season for basketball fans. With the NBA season comes predictions! We all love to show how smart we are by making predictions and seeing how accurate we are. This column will be predicting the playoff seedings in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. This season will be particular interesting considering the Western Conference will most likely see 2 …

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Triple Double Thursday – October 5th, 2017

Welcome to the new look Hoopscritic website and team. To catch everybody up to speed, let’s tell you about what you can look forward to at Hoopscritic for the 2017-2018 NBA season. We will be releasing our thoughts and writings on a simple blog, accompanied by the Hoopscritic Podcast and new video styled blogs and interviews. All of this couldn’t have come at a better time as the NBA saw arguably the single greatest off …

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Daryl Morey-Snub of the Century

I may not be Russell Westbrook’s biggest fan, but that guy deserved the MVP award. As a Rockets fan, I would’ve loved to see someone from the city of Houston make that acceptance speech (that Westbrook wrote when Durant signed with Golden State) on Monday night and be added to a list of legends. However, Harden not winning the Most Valuable Player award says a lot more about the all-around strength and skill-set of the …

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