NBA Playoffs 2018 – Previewing Round One

By: Sam Block It’s that time of year again! The NBA Regular Season has come to a close and now it is time for some PLAYOFFS! Electric, exuberant, exciting, perfection. Those four words will almost certainly sum up what we are all about to witness. The absolute madness that we call the NBA Postseason will most definitely make your heart stop, send tears streaming down your face, and hopefully leave you jumping for joy when …

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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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Deadline Day: What Makes a Good or Bad Trade?

For a basketball fan, there are few more fun days than today, the NBA trade deadline.  If your team wants to add a piece better than a 10th man, it has to be done today by 3:00.  Twitter will likely be abuzz with rumored deals, completed deals, and rapid developments.  Amidst the craze, fans tend to want their team to be involved in the rumors – to do SOMETHING to get better.  Human instinct kicks …

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Don’t Forget About Us, Other Stars Having Career Years

It’s easy to get lost in story lines of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, the two clear leaders for the MVP award based on their individual accolades this season.  Their numbers are ridiculous and unheard of in today’s NBA, Harden (28.7 ppg, 11.7 ast, 8.3 reb) and Westbrook (30.7 ppg, 10.3 ast, 10.5 reb).  However, there are some other NBA players putting up their own incredible stat lines and dominating the sport that need recognition …

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