Most teams around the league use the annual NBA trade deadline to either sure up their roster for the post-season by filling holes that could potentially exploited by veteran teams and coaches come playoff time. There are also the occasional salary dumps and the purchasing of draft picks with unwanted assets but more often [...]
With slim chances to reach the post-season entering yesterday, the Phoenix Suns put themselves in a hole that will take a miracle to climb out of with a 116-112 loss to the Sacramento Kings last night. Phoenix was in control for the majority of the contest but the Kings made big plays in the [...]
Two years ago after an epic playoff series, fellow point guards Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose entered into a rivalry. Ever since that seven game battle in the first round of the playoffs, the two have been compared to each other. The two were a poor man’s version of Chris Paul-Deron Williams and a [...]
With a little less than three weeks to go before the start of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, two of the top teams in the league are deteriorating quickly. Early season struggles can be overcome easily by teams with championship aspirations but when it’s happening this late in the season it’s a bit more concerning.
By now you know the tale of the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams. On selection Sunday, the Rams were chosen as an #11 seed that would take on the USC Trojans in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in what was technically a play-in game for the real tournament that started in the second [...]
Minnesota Timberwovles head coach Kurt Rambis said yesterday that there is a possibility that Kevin Love‘s season is over due to a groin injury. With nothing left to play for for the Wolves this season, it’s a smart and justifiable move to shut down Love for the season rather than asking him to come [...]
My bracket has climbed into the 99th percentile thanks to VCU making it into the Elite Eight at the hands of the Florida State Seminoles yesterday. I went three for four on my picks in the Sweet Sixteen on Day and I was a perfect four of four yesterday. Here are my picks for [...]
Rapid fire today: North Carolina over Marquette, Kansas over Richmond, Kentucky over Ohio State, VCU over Florida State.
In an upset that I called in my Sweet Sixteen picks post, the Arizona Wildcats took down the Duke Blue Devils to advance to the Elite Eight. Though I had Arizona winning, I didn’t envision a 93-77 blowout, which is exactly what the Wildcats delivered. They withstood Duke’s first half offense thanks to a [...]
Earlier today the always great Tom Ziller published a piece about Derrick Rose‘s MVP candidacy and how his inclusion in the race for the award means that Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russel Westbrook also deserves to be in the conversation for the Most Valuable Player award.
Ziller has a point, Westbrook’s production this [...]