Triple Double Tuesdays – November 15th, 2016

Welcome to my first Triple Double Tuesday column for the 2016-17 year.  It has been a weird year to say the least with many teams overachieving (I see you Nets and Lakers) and some high expectation clubs trying to figure out what is going wrong (Pacers anyone?).  Excited to bring this weekly column back. Three Positive Plays Lakers and Nets are combined for 10-11 Well it appears that none of us saw the Nets and …

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The Unspoken Threat in the East

The Charlotte Hornets have taken the NBA and Eastern Conference by storm (or should I say, by swarm), winning 6 of their first 9. This has been Head Coach’s Steve Clifford 4th year with the team. Last year, the Hornets came back from a poor 33-49 performance in 2014-15, and won 48 games, finishing 6th in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets were badly bit by the injury bug. That they even got to 48 wins was …

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Utah Jazz – Unheralded Force in the West

The Utah Jazz are considered by many to be one of the most irrelevant teams in the National Basketball Association. Quin Snyder, third year coach for the Jazz, had only improved his team’s overall record by 2 wins last year, finishing with an 40-42 record. A very young team Quin Snyder was given to in 2014-15, and he’s worked with pieces he’s had, only to be mediocre. In fact, last year the Jazz had only …

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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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