Column: Hoops Critic 2014 NBA Mock Draft

By Brian Geltzeiler / @hoopscritic This is my favorite column to write every year. On its face, it’s a mock draft, but a large portion of the piece will be mocking the draft and those that make the selections, and as my maiden voyage for The Cauldron, a large dose of my insane ramblings. Consider this mock draft an amalgam of what I think should happen and which teams I think are prone to mistakes. Considering …

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Column: Draft Diamonds In The Rough

By Eugene Jones With the NBA Draft just a few weeks away, many teams are looking to improve their teams by choosing among the exceptional talent this class has to offer. Headlined by the top prospects of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and Joel Embiid, the draft is deep, filled with many players who can make an impact immediately. While this year’s draft should have great talent at the top, it also projects to be a …

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The Geltzies — 2014 End Of Season Awards

Normally this time of year, I write a very involved column decorated with runner-ups and my own unique brand of NBA awards that are desirable and undesirable all at the same time. In the interest of efficiency, I’ll cut right to the chase. Ladies, Gentlemen, and the Sixers, I present to you the fourth annual Geltzie Awards.  MVP – Kevin Durant Lebron James picked the wrong year to have an ever so slight drop in production. …

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A Dear Donnie Letter

Every offseason, I write a piece about the Top Ten Best and Worst Off Season moves. In this past year’s version, I was particularly critical of Dallas Mavericks President, Donnie Nelson and Dallas owner, Mark Cuban. I panned their two big moves in a very derisive way. When I see how Dallas’ season is working out, I’ve realized that in the words of Apollo Creed, I owe them, especially Nelson, an engraved apology. So I …

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The Lamar Odom All-Stars

From the day he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers, Lamar Odom has been my favorite player in the NBA. I’ve always possessed a deep passion in watching players who can affect a game in a variety of ways without necessarily putting the ball in the basket. Lamar Odom sort of embodied that to me. He could handle the ball and pass like a point guard, rebound like a power forward, and could defend …

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