Praising Pritchard

By: Sam Block Enough is enough. This summer many NBA enthusiasts, including myself, bought into a narrative about the Indiana Pacers General Manager and President of Basketball Operations, Kevin Pritchard. That narrative was that he was absolutely out of his mind for dealing superstar Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for what we believed was nothing. Folks, it is time to admit that we were wrong about Pritchard. Kevin Pritchard knew EXACTLY what he …

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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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MVP or Not-LeBron James Still Runs the NBA

I know you haven’t heard from me in a few weeks now. You can look at this in one of two ways. A) You can be resentful and annoyed or B) You can be grateful that you didn’t have to suffer through whatever tantrum I would’ve thrown over the last two games of the Rockets/Spurs series. But c’mon man. If you’re Houston, how do you manage lose a game in overtime in which you lead …

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