Rookie Sensations

By: Sam Block So far this season, the NBA has blessed us with eye-popping rookies all over the place. Sitting about halfway through the season, it is now time to recognize the rookies who have made the transition to the NBA seem absolutely seamless. Due to the fact that Ben Simmons is not truly a rookie, he will unfortunately be excluded from this list. Yes, this is his first year playing in the league. And …

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My NBA Power Rankings Through Mid-December

By: Sam Block 1. Houston Rockets (24-4) The Rockets are off to an incredible start this season, and it does not come as much of a surprise. However, not many people figured they would be sitting at 24-4, ahead of the mighty Golden State Warriors. The Rockets are currently riding a 13 game win streak and do not look like they are going to slow down anytime soon. As long as James Harden continues to …

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The Rainbow is Coming For The Suns

By: Sam Block The last time the Phoenix Suns made the NBA postseason was the 2009-2010 season. For people who do not know much about the NBA, that is absolutely pathetic. It feels like bad news has been pouring down on the Phoenix Suns organization for years on end. Let me tell you something Suns fans, the rainbow is coming. Sitting at 8-14, 4th in the Pacific Division, 13th in the Western Conference, and already …

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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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Hoopscritic’s Staff Mid Season Awards

by Oliver Maroney & Jacob Noble It’s just past the mid-way point in the NBA season and it feels like it just started! Here at HoopsCritic we had all of our contributors and writers vote on their mid-season awards favorites. From the MVP, to the Rookie of the Year, we all voted for respective players and while some were a landslide (MVP?), others were certainly closer. MVP – Stephen Curry Every one of us put …

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