2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Playoffs and Awards

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Western Conference

1. Los Angeles Lakers, 60-22 2. Dallas Mavericks 58-24 3. Oklahoma City Thunder, 55-27 4. Portland Trail Blazers, 54-28 5. Utah Jazz, 52-30 6. Phoenix Suns, 50-32 7. Houston Rockets, 48-34 8. San Antonio Spurs, 46-36 9. Denver Nuggets, 45-37 10. Los Angeles Clippers, 44-38 [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Lakers

It didn’t look good for Kobe Bryant after three quarters of play in game seven of the 2010 NBA Finals. In a game that most thought Kobe would take over with his will, skill and determination, claiming the Lakers’ 16th title and capturing his fifth ring by ripping the hearts out of the Celtics, [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the best examples of the theory that regular season success does not translate to the post-season. Since 2000, the Mavericks have never finished with less than 50 wins and they have reached or exceeded 60 wins three times. But during that stretch, Dallas only reached the Finals once, [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: New Orleans Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets tried to make moves this off-season. With their superstar Chris Paul quietly demanding a trade during the summer before being convinced to hang on for another year in a face-to-face meeting with Hornets’ brass, new GM Dell Demps was forced to make some kind of noise this summer. Paul would [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs, otherwise known as the Celtics of the Western Conference, were not as fortunate as their Eastern akin last season. Both teams’ championship windows, so to speak, were thought to be closed, but Boston was able to prove the world wrong with their Cinderella championship run. The Spurs looked to do [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Houston Rockets

Two years ago, the Houston Rockets challenged the soon to be World Champion Los Angeles Lakers in a seven game dogfight that they had a decent shot at winning even though they lost Yao Ming in the middle of the series. That injury kept Yao from participating in any NBA related activities last season, [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have a nice core that they are currently constructing their franchise around. One can only wonder how the landscape of the NBA would look right now if Memphis had not traded Pau Gasol, but his brother, Marc Gasol, along with Rudy Gay, O.J. Mayo and Zach Randolph, form a promising foundation [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors cleaned house this off-season. After back-to-back dysfunctional seasons under Don Nelson, Golden State sent a package that consisted of potential laden Anthony Randolph, swingman Kelenna Azubuike and veteran shot blocker Ronny Turiaf and got double-double machine David Lee in return. Lee signed an $80 million contract with the Warriors as part [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Phoenix Suns

When you look at the Phoenix Suns’ off-season, the first thing you notice is that they lost Amare Stoudemire to the New York Knicks. Obviously, losing a player like that means a complete overhaul of the Suns’ offense. Stoudemire ran countless pick and rolls with Steve Nash last season and was the only guy [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Sacramento Kings

Two seasons ago, the Sacramento Kings won just 17 games. The Kings were the worst franchise in the sport. Besides Kevin Martin, there was little to know young talent on the roster that had shown promise and the coaching situation was far from stable.

But right now, the Sacramento Kings are building something. The [...]