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The Western Conference Postseason Race

In my previous blog, I discussed a few NBA teams in the Eastern Conference poised for a deep playoff push. Now, let’s take a look at how the Western Conference postseason is shaping up now that we are nearing the 2019 NBA Playoffs. The Golden State Warriors remain at...

The Eastern Conference Postseason Race

Since the mid 2000s, the Eastern Conference in the NBA has widely been regarded as the weaker of the two, with the Western Conference boasting a number of powerhouse teams that have come into their own this past decade. The biggest of those teams include the Golden...

Demanding Trades: The NBA Process

Trades are an important part of the NBA and the strategies behind it. However, there a still a wide variety of misconceptions regarding how players are traded. The process is more complex than one manager simply calling another and asking for a swap, as many might...

The Most Shocking NBA Trades in the Last 10 Years

Trades in the NBA happen frequently, but some stand out more than others. Here are some of the most shocking trades in the NBA in the last 10 years. Oklahoma City trades James Harden to Houston for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin, 2013 1st rounder, 2013 2nd rounder, and...

3 Early Shockers in This Year’s NBA Season

*Written 10/30/18 Now that we are just over two weeks into this year’s NBA season, there are a few growing trends that many did not predict to see prior to this month. It’s easy to claim that the super teams of last year will have success again early on, but it does...

Rising NCAA Stars

Duke’s Marques Bolden, Kentucky’s Quade Green among NCAA stars set for impact seasons. The college basketball season is quickly approaching and some teams will be trying to fill the voids created after top players left to play pro ball. For example, the...

Which NBA Rookies Have the Highest Ceilings?

Written 7/11/18 With NBA Summer League action in full swing, we’ve seen flashes of greatness from this year’s rookie class, disappointments, and everything in between. Those who were expected to dominate may have been underwhelming in their first few games, while...

The Latest NBA Trade Rumors

Now that the Golden State Warriors have completed their sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers and solidified themselves as a true dynasty (winning 3 championships in the last 4 years), teams around the league are focused on reaching that level of success themselves. This...

The Path to the 2018 NBA Finals

Written 4/18/18 Now that the 2018 NBA postseason is underway, we’ve been met with a few surprises, some predictable outcomes, and some stellar performances by several players around the league. The reigning champion Golden State Warriors have already proven their...

Potential 2018 March Madness Upsets

Now that March Madness is officially underway and millions of brackets have been filled out all across the country, college basketball fans can only hope and pray that their predictions are those that will secure a perfect bracket. However, aside from these nearly...