Golden State Warriors: What’s Love Got to do With it

You know the common refrain.  The NBA is a “superstars league.” The goal for all 30 teams should be to collect superstars, because you win with top 15 players. So if you have a chance to secure a player of that caliber, you should do it.  And if you don’t have a player of that caliber, you should do everything you can to get one – literally everything (Sam Hinkie). With a chance to acquire …

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A Number’s Game: Power Ranking Round-Up

“The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry.” Dan Gilbert, probably Back in August, I thought I had it all figured out. The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers and Derrick Rose-led Chicago Bulls would strut through the East, the eternal Spurs and high octane Thunder would rule over the loaded West, teams like Sacramento and the Bucks would stink, and all would be copacetic in the NBA world. Then the season started. I’m not sure …

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MVP Candidates, Buying, Selling or Waiting and The Main Problem With The Cavaliers

Cleveland’s Biggest Problem Big names and bright lights often times distracts us from being able to really see what is in front of us. This could not be any truer for this season’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Most believed the Cavaliers would struggle to start off as they learned to play with each other but I don’t think many believed they would struggle to this degree. Cleveland currently sits third in their division with less wins than …

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Surprise Party: 4 Players To Watch

With the season finally moving out of that  small sample size Bizarro zone where bad teams can catch wanna-be contenders slipping up and little known fringe guys inexplicably sit atop various leaderboards, we can begin to see the  true complexion of the season taking form. After 10 or so games, the summer rust is by and large shaken off, rotations are set, and those statistical anomalies from the 1st week (like Klay Thompson looking like some sort …

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Sam Hinkie: The Smartest Man In The NBA

The reason you don’t have polio right now is because in the 1700’s someone had the radical idea to expose people to a less potent version of the disease (small pox) that was killing everyone at the time.  Lots of intelligent people said you can’t do that, but Edward Jenner and his historical successors went ahead and did it anyway and now you don’t have to worry about anything scarier than Ebola.  In fact, the …

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