Posts in category "NBA"

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Sweet 16 Edition

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Sweet 16 Edition
As the NCAA Tournament heads to the Sweet 16, the NBA regular season is winding down. You’ll notice below how many picks have been traded in what is being touted as a deep, good draft class. NBA teams who believe they have a chance to win continue to see little value in late-round picks, while... Read more »

2017 NBA Draft: Mid-January Mock Draft

2017 NBA Draft: Mid-January Mock Draft
We are now less than one month away from the 2017 NBA All-Star game, which will be held on Feb. 19 in New Orleans. A few teams – Golden State, Clevelend, San Antonio – have their annual positions in the postseason almost already clinched, but the middle and bottom of the NBA is a mess.... Read more »

Chicago Bulls: Good Draft, Now What?

Chicago Bulls: Good Draft, Now What?
Over the last few days, the Chicago Bulls have been at the center of a majority of the conversation around the NBA. How did they do? And what’s next? Let’s take a look at the reshaping of the once-great franchise. Derrick Rose Trade The Bulls dealt Rose to the Knicks for a package of three... Read more »
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2016 NBA Draft: First Round Recap

2016 NBA Draft: First Round Recap
Here’s our breakdown of the 2016 NBA Draft. 1. Philadelphia 76ers – Ben Simmons, F, LSU 6-10, 240 Lots of people are trying to call him LeBron or Magic. For me, he’s Lamar Odom. Tons of talent, questionable shooter, GREAT passer for his size and tremendous rebounder. The Sixers will be one of the more... Read more »

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Final Pre-Draft Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Final Pre-Draft Edition
The NBA Draft is on Thursday night. There is still a lot of trade speculation about veterans moving, and free agency is making things more interesting as players like Dirk Nowitzki joins the ranks of the looking-for-employment. Also, the Knicks don’t have a pick but they did add a big piece. New York has reportedly... Read more »

2016 NBA Mock Draft: NBA Finals Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: NBA Finals Edition
Aren’t the NBA Finals fun? For the 28 teams and their fans not emotionally invested in the Finals, the draft is right around the corner. There has been a lot of talk about the top two picks in this year’s draft class, but there are some fascinating prospects excited to join the NBA this year.... Read more »
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2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Draft Lottery Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post-Draft Lottery Edition
The NBA held their annual draft lottery on Tuesday evening. Below reflects the official draft order in the wake of the lottery – our first post-lottery mock draft. 1. Philadelphia – Brandon Ingram, F, Duke 2. LA Lakers – Ben Simmons, F, LSU 3. Boston (from BRK) – Henry Ellenson, PF, Marquette 4. Phoenix –... Read more »

2016 NBA Mock Draft: March Madness Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: March Madness Edition
Friday reminded basketball fans that this is the greatest weekend of the year for hoops. The NCAA Tournament provides fans the opportunity to cheer for their favorite team, cheer against a rival, or just watch really good games for 12 hours. It also affords fans the chance to see some of the biggest names in... Read more »

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post Simmons vs Hield Edition

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Post Simmons vs Hield Edition
On Saturday, two of the most electric players in college basketball faced off as #1 Oklahoma and Buddy Hield traveled to LSU to face the top prospect in the nation, Ben Simmons. This year’s NBA Draft will be pretty boring to watch; there could be three teams – Boston, Philadelphia and Denver – that own... Read more »
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USA Basketball: Ranking the 30 Finalists for the 2016 Olympics

USA Basketball: Ranking the 30 Finalists for the 2016 Olympics
On Monday, USA Basketball announced the 30 finalists for the 2016 Summer Olympic roster. Some names that were noticeably missing: Derrick Rose, Chris Bosh, Isaiah Thomas, Damian Lillard, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant. If I was setting the lineup, here’s how I would run Team USA out there this summer (starter listed first): PG: Russell... Read more »