Early Season Review: the Thunder, Hawks, and Timberwolves

We are nearly two weeks into the NBA season, and it is shaping up to be an entertaining one.  Everyone but the Sixers, Mavericks, and Pelicans has put one win in the books, while the Cavs are the only team to not yet feel the agony of defeat. In a word of caution about all 30 teams, it is simply too early in the year to form drastic conclusions that any team will be substantially …

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The Bulls Are Proving Us Wrong Already

  The Chicago Bulls experiment seems to be paying off early in the 2016-17 NBA season.  Coming into the season, many experts wrote them off.  The likes of Basketball Insiders and NBA.com writers and staff members have this team around .500 and barely making the playoffs, if at all.  Even some media members have them last in their division. With a disappointing season last year and an overhaul of the roster, there was reason to be skeptical …

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Blake Griffin – The Key to the Clippers Success

After finishing 4th in the Western Conference with a 53-29 record in the Western Conference this year, and losing in the first round to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Clippers are running out of of options. Practically bringing back the same exact first team as they had last year, the Clippers haven’t revamped all that much. They added some bench pieces like Brandon Bass, Marreese Speights, and Raymond Felton, but overall their outlook as a …

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Seven Thoughts On The 2016-17 NBA Season

With a new season come new stories. This season will be no different. In fact, it may actually be one of the most storied seasons in NBA history. The best got better and the rest improved. The talent that has come out of the NBA draft the past few seasons has injected new life into the NBA just as the old guard (Kobe, Duncan, Kevin Garnett) moves on. I dive into a few stories, predictions, …

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Worst 10 Contracts of the 2016 Off Season

  With an unprecedented salary cap spike this past summer, it was absolutely inevitable that some teams signed players to some very bad contracts.  By now, the buyer’s remorse has started to set in.  Here are the 10 worst. 10)  Mike Conley- Memphis Grizzlies,  5 years $152.6 million I can understand the Grizzlies desire to keep their core three players together to attempt to keep this run going, however, denial ain’t just a river in …

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