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Brooklyn Nets: More Pretender Than Contender?

Brooklyn Nets: More Pretender Than Contender?

The Brooklyn Nets threw everything at the possibility of being a serious contender right now during the past offseason. They went all out on a major trade to acquire veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics, and also made a major gamble by signing Jason Kidd to be the team’s

Carmelo Anthony Fails To Be ‘The Superstar’ Once Again

There are few players currently plying their services in the NBA who possess more offensive talent than Carmelo Anthony. As a scorer his ability and performance is only matched by a select, elite few. However, his remarks surrounding his potential free agent status in the coming summer (2014) once again show a player failing to

Introducing This Season’s New NBA Head Coaches

13 of the NBA’s teams will start the 2013-14 season with a new head coach. That has become a pretty standard story line in professional sports, which is a results business. Of those 13 new coaches, nine of them will be coaching in the NBA for the very first time. It’s time to introduce Michael

NBA Preview 2013-14: Breakouts For Griffin, Wall and Turner

The 2013-14 basketball season is now just about one month away. NBA basketball is all about big superstars. There may be no rookies expected to break in as immediate stars from the 2013 NBA draft, but there are a group of recent young former high draft picks who might just be ready to break in

NBA 2013-14 Season Preview: Atlantic Division

The big off-season story-line for the NBA’s Atlantic division was the major trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics sent veterans Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn in exchange mainly for draft picks. There isn’t a clear championship contender in this division, but most early predictions make one of

Andrei Bargnani and the New York Knicks: Can It Work?

The first big move of the offseason for the New York Knicks came early in July when they traded for Toronto Raptors power forward Andrei Bargnani. The former first overall pick has failed to impress since being drafted in 2006. Bargnani is still undoubtedly a talented player, but after becoming such a point of frustration

Are The Brooklyn Nets Now Legitimate 2014 Championship Contenders?

When Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov promised fans of the team a championship by 2015, he probably had in mind trades just like the one that will become official on July 10 between the Nets and the Boston Celtics. That trade brings in a trio of veterans in Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry

Five NBA Head Coaches Who Will Start 2013-14 Season On Hot Seat

As the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs rages on, the other major NBA story line is the dismissal of a number of relatively successful head coaches this offseason. The removals of Lionel Hollins, George Karl, Vinny Del Negro and P.J. Carlesimo exemplifies an era where coaches are becoming the scapegoat

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