Complete NBA Rankings- Week 5

We’ve made it through the 1st quarter of the season and the NBA is already in full throttle. The West is a slugfest. With the top 7 teams winning at a 72% or better clip. The East is still trying to keep up with their high powered counterparts. The power schism has never looked more glaring; Atlanta and Washington, both 13-6 and tied for 2nd in the East, would be scratching for 8th in the West. So …

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Round Table DIscussion: Part 2 – Most Improved Player? Can Clippers Win It All? Who Misses Playoffs?

With 20% of the season to judge, Who’s the Most Improved Player so far? Justin Oppenheim I know what you’re thinking: it’s Jimmy Butler. He’s the leading scorer on a star-laden Chicago Bulls team, he’s averaging almost nine more points per game than last year and he’s managed to increase both his usage and his efficiency against all measures AND he’s an all-around swell guy. But you’re wrong. It’s Brandon Knight. While the rest of …

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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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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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