How J.J. Hickson Changed The Landscape Of The NBA

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I’m not a huge cinema fan. Most of the movies that I like have Will Ferrell in them and I rarely fork out $10 to go see it in theaters.  A couple of nights ago I watched Adjustment Bureau, which was chosen because I love watching movies that include at least three shots of [...]

Nick Young Dominates The Toilet Bowl

The Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime on Saturday dampened the hype for yesterday’s match-up between the Washington Wizards and the Cavs. The potential 0-27 streak vs a team with an 0-25 road record was looked forward to by many and while the Cavs were still the same, horrid team [...]

Carmelo’s 50 Not Enough To Defeat Rockets And Other NBA Notes

As the trade deadline nears, Carmelo Anthony is about to re-enter the spotlight of the NBA. After spending a couple weeks at the center of attention earlier in the year because of trade rumors that eventually died down, the Nuggets will likely be shopping Anthony around more than ever as the possibility that the franchise will end up with nothing in exchange for Melo at the end of the season grows larger.

But while there may be much less of a chance that Carmelo ends up staying in Denver for the remainder of the season, it’s time to start looking at the Nuggets as they are currently constructed to determine whether or not this will just be a lost cause for both Anthony and the Nuggets if they end up sticking together until the end of the year.

Denver is currently the sixth seed in the Western Conference with the same record as the Utah Jazz (30-22) but with a superior head-to-head record. This a team that beat the Heat by 28 earlier in the season (though they were without LeBron James, that’s still impressive) but also a club that got smashed by the Clippers and recently lost back-to-back games to the 76ers and Nets by the scores of 110-99 and 115-99.

Whether the Anthony drama has this team disinterested or in spite of their teammate, there is clearly something missing from this team that it had over the past two seasons when they were legitimate contenders to take down the Lakers in the West thanks to their uptempo offense and reliable home court advantage. But instead, ever since Carmelo was left to fend for himself against Utah in the post-season last year, Anthony has started to slip away from his supporting cast and the mojo around this squad is clearly no longer there – at least not consistently.

For my recap of last night’s Rockets-Nuggets game as well as every other game in the NBA last night, hit the break…

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Just So You Know, If LeBron Wins, It Will Be Tainted

So the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement with the Phoenix Suns to send Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic, and the 46th overall pick for center Shaquille O’Neal, a deal that has been speculated for a good time now.

Already people are saying this trade means an automatic title for LeBron, but they should think [...]

2009 NBA Draft Preview: No. 30 Cleveland Cavaliers

2008 First Round Pick: J.J. Hickson. A nice developmental prospect for Cleveland. Averaged four points and three rebounds in 62 games.

Departures: Joe Smith, Anderson Varejao, Lorenzan Wright, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas (can opt-out of his contract).

Needs: A big man. There were two things that lost them their series against the Magic that killed [...]