Round Table Discussion: Part 1 – Best Team In East? Who Makes WCF? What’s Wrong In Detroit?

Welcome to the first series of our round table discussion. All season long, you will see round table discussions with the staff at Hoopscritic. If you have any questions you would like to submit, comment below and we will answer and tweet you. 1) With Cleveland still figuring each other out and DeRozan out for Toronto. Who’s the best team in the East (and why)? Jacob Noble We actually have a tale of two cities …

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Attack Of The Titans: Power Ranking Round-Up

Yin and Yang. Football and beer. Ben & Jerry. In all things, there must be balance. I dropped the the Eastern Conference power rankings last week, and since I haven’t had my Hoops Critic login revoked for it, I figure that I better get hot on the rankings for Western Conference. While the East is in turmoil, the Western juggernauts just churn along, devouring lesser eastern foes like handfuls of sweaty, sneaker wearing peanut M&Ms. …

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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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