An NBA Season Preview in Blurbs 2015-2016

Individual Award Predictions MVP- James Harden- Ty Lawson will be the best thing that ever happened to him. Defensive Player of the Year- DeAndre Jordan.  Each year, he gets a little smarter.  When awareness meets athleticism and ability. Rookie of the Year- Emmaunel Mudiay.  Hard working athletic kid with his stuff together between the ears with an opportunity and just enough around him to develop well. 6th Man of the Year- Isaiah Thomas.  He excels …

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HoopsCritic Over / Under Panel 2015-16

One more day, just one more day until the 2015-16 NBA season is upon us. With the dawn of the new season we lay to rest the off-season ‘what-if’s’, the arbitrary rankings, and the 10,000 interviews claiming they’ve never seen, “insert a player of your choosing here” in better shape stories. It would appear this our last chance to speculate without criticism, to forecast without fact, and to share without cynicism. What we have here …

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Season Preview: Phoenix Suns 2015-16

Last season the Suns saw their 5th season in a row without a playoff appearance. In Jeff Hornacek’s second season as head coach, the Suns made some interesting moves at the trade deadline trading both Isaiah Thomas and Goran Dragic. In total, they received the youngest and highest upside player in Brandon Knight but they appear to have given up a lot and angered some players along the way. The Suns are definitely in a …

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Season Previews: Indiana Pacers 2015-16

The season was lost from the start with Paul George breaking his leg at US Basketball Camp. Take any team’s best player for an entire season (well 76 games) and they will struggle to compete. The Pacers missed the playoffs. The bulk of the offense came from George Hill and CJ Miles. They received down years from Roy Hibbert and David West. It was a season for assessment because the previous Conference Finals Pacers squad …

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Season Preview: New York Knicks 2015-2016

The New York Knicks are heading into the 2015-2016 season after what can only be generously called a “rebuilding” 17 win season. It’s hard to blame first-year head coach Derek Fisher as his team was lead in minutes by Shane Larkin (1865) , Jason Smith (1785) and Tim Hardaway (1681). Unfortunately for the Knicks, they didn’t just lose 65 games, but lost those games without the benefit of developing long-term players for the team with …

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