Category Archives: NBA Teams

Five Key Takeaways from Week 1 of the 2019-2020 NBA Season

NBA Basketball is BACK! After what felt like much longer than it was, the 3-month wait since July’s insane free agency is finally over, and the 2019-2020 NBA season is here. The season that many expect to be one of the greatest ever has had quite the start… Ben Simmons hit a three. Kendrick Nunn is leading the Rookie of

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Three Words to Describe Every NBA Team Today (part 2)

Denver Nuggets Western Conference Finals The Denver Nuggets came within just minutes of a Western Conference Finals appearance this past postseason, falling to the Portland Trailblazers 100-96 in a second-round game 7. For a Denver team with an average age of just 24.4 and led by 24 year old Nikola Jokic, their 54-win season came as a surprise to many.

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Three Words to Describe Every NBA Team Today (part 1 of 2)

Atlanta Hawks Underrated Young Core This past season Atlanta surprised a lot of people, and it was not because of their ability to win games. Throughout their 29-win season, the Hawks proved to have one of the most talented young cores in the association, which came as a shock to many. Obviously Rookie of the Year runner-up Trae Young is

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5 Underrated Point Guards in the NBA

Honorable Mention : Jalen Brunson Jalen Brunson flew under the radar in his rookie season due to the massive amount of hype surrounding rookie sensation, Luka Dončić. He started 38 games for Dallas last season (his role increased after Dennis Smith Jr’s, involvement in the Kristaps Porzingis trade). He averaged 9.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in his 20.8

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Each NBA Team’s All Time Starting 5 : Southwest Division

Rules for these Selections: Players will be placed into positions according to where they played while they were in the NBA. They must have played at least 2 seasons in a position with that team to be considered for a position. Example, players like Kareem and Hakeem will not be placed in the power forward slot just so they can

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Westbrook Traded to the Rockets

After a couple of days of speculation surrounding Russell Westbrook and his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news at 8:26 ET . Westbrook, who has only played for the Oklahoma City Thunder in his professional career up until now, has been traded to Houston. In return, the Thunder not only receive 9x NBA All-Star

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Analyzing the Russell Westbrook Trade From Both Teams’ Perspectives

The complete and utter madness that is and has been the 2019 NBA offseason continues… In the aftermath of Paul George being traded to the Clippers just days ago, Oklahoma City has now traded superstar point guard Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and a series of draft picks. There are numbers of both short and long-term

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5 Players who could become All Stars for the first time next season

Mike Conley – Point Guard – Utah Jazz   It’s incredibly surprising that Mike Conley has never been an All-Star before. He’s been one of the most efficient and versatile point guards in the NBA for years now, and with the level he’s been playing at, you’d expect him to be a multi time All-Star by now. Maybe it’s because

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Winners and Losers of the NBA Offseason

Honorable Mention : Terry Rozier Terry Rozier was the biggest winner of the 2019 NBA Free Agency, without a doubt. He doesn’t deserve 3 years $58 million, especially from the Charlotte Hornets. He was given a very generous contract, and will likely be the starting point guard for Charlotte, which is also incredibly generous. Terry Rozier got more than he

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The East Is Open Again…How Will The Eastern Conference Shape Up This Year

After years of dominating the East, LeBron James took his talents to South Cali about this time last year. Ever since, the East no longer has one team looking down on the rest, but multiple teams battling it out in hopes of taking that Eastern Conference Crown. Last season, Toronto won the East (and eventually the NBA Championship), but with

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5 Best Landing Spots for Russell Westbrook

“In aftermath of Paul George’s departure, OKC star Russell Westbrook is welcoming to idea of Sam Presti engineering a trade that would bring an end to his illustrious 11-year Thunder tenure.” – per Woj Oklahoma City shocked the basketball world Sunday by trading MVP and DPOY candidate Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-setting number of draft

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What Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers means for the NBA

  The race for Kawhi Leonard is finally over, and the underdog came out on top. Kawhi Leonard is coming back home to Southern California to play for the Los Angeles Clippers. They seemed like the underdog throughout, with multiple reports coming out stating that Kawhi was either going back to the Raptors or to the Lakers, but after 5

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THE NBA WILL ALLOW COACHES TO CHALLENGE ONE PLAY A GAME NEXT SEASON

By Terqirez | LeagueAlerts Writer The NBA notified teams on Friday that pending approval by the Board of Governors on July 9th teams will allow coaches to challenge one personal foul committed by their team, an out of bounds violation committed by their team, or a goaltending violation committed by their team. Byron Spruell, the president of basketball operations told

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Why Bol Bol fell to the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft

Out of all of the players in the 2019 NBA Draft, Bol Bol was one of the players who garnered the most attention. He’s a 7’3”, 208 pound center, with a 7’6” wingspan. He’s a tremendous shooter, shooting 52% from 3 on nearly 3 attempts per game. Unlike most big men, he has a soft touch inside, and that combined

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Why Cameron Johnson was the right pick for the Phoenix Suns

  “With the eleventh overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select, Cameron Johnson, from the University of North Carolina.” Those were the words uttered by commissioner Adam Silver, which were followed with a long, awkward silence, and then some mild clapping. Prior to the pick, the Timberwolves traded Dario Saric and the eleventh pick to the

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6 Unexpected picks in the 2019 NBA Draft

  The 2019 NBA Draft went nothing like we thought it would. Every year teams take players earlier than projected, and every year players fall, but this year it seemed more extreme than usual. It was almost like we were in some parallel universe where the college basketball season went completely differently. Players who should’ve gone in the lottery fell

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2019 NBA Mock Draft w/Trades

1.) New Orleans Pelicans – Zion Williamson PF Duke – Freshman – 6’7 – 285 LBS The clear cut number one overall pick. He’s a generational athlete, and he has the potential to be a perennial all-star in the NBA. He’s slightly undersized for the position he’s being drafted at, but with a 6’10 wingspan and vertical leap of more

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Way Too Early Power Rankings for the 2019-2020 Season

With the 2018-2019 season over, it’s time to start thinking about next year. So today, I’ll be setting my own power rankings including brief descriptions for every team. Let’s get started Western Conference Golden State Warriors The Warriors are the team to beat, despite recent advancements in the West, Curry and the Warriors will continue to be a threat, with

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