2nd Round Knock Out: The 10 Best Second Rounders

Now that the trauma of the Celtics less-than-stellar draft has passed (Terry Rozier? With the potential of Kevon Looney and the combustible energy of Bobby Portis and Montrezel Harrell sitting RIGHT FREAKIN’ THERE?), I can go forward with my NBA off-season. I’ve traversed the 7 Stages OF NBA Grief – 1) Shock, 2) Fury, 3) Drinking, 4) Watching 2008 Celtic highlights, 5) Asking Obama on Twitter Why He Let Ainge Pick Rozier at 16, 6) …

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Hoopscritic: 2015 Mock Draft – First Round

Welcome to the first ever Hoopscritic draft. This was a draft where we went in a rotation, making the draft selections we thought would happen based on where the teams are currently slated. We did not take into account potential trades, as it is near impossible to predict those. So for all intents and purposes, we drafted based on the team needs or wants. We had each organizations best interests at heart, well some of …

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Aftermath: NBA Finals Game 3

“Styles make fights.” Boxing adage “Everyone has a plan until they’re punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson “Yo, yo, pressure busts pipes, it’s time to apply it now…” Beanie Sigel, “Reservoir Dogs” Forget everything you thought you knew about the science of basketball. Scrap the data culled from 1,230 of games and from SportsVu multi-camera tracking system and from intelligent men utilizing reams of information to build intricate statistical models and projections. No, the anti-analytics …

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Aftermath: NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

After a 7 month layoff between the close of the conference finals and the start of the Finals, last night’s game has taught me to love again. The Cavs and the Warriors gave us one of the most exciting games of the playoffs to date. Steph Curry has evolved right before our eyes, LeBron James keeps doing ridiculous legendary things, and Iman Shumpert was this close to etching his name into the history books with …

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Email Chain: Discussing The Conference Finals (Round Table)

Welcome to our first ever discussion thread. We conduct these in email chains to pass the time throughout the day and thought it would be a good idea to publish one of our many discussions the team at Hoopscritic.  This conversation came yesterday prior to the Cavaliers eliminating the Atlanta Hawks in what might have been the most boring Conference Finals ever. Jacob Noble Just when you thought we would have two sweeps and arguable …

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