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NBA Analysis: Assessing The Eastern Conference

The NBA season is a little over one month old. Much of the speculation and story lines from the offseason and preseason has come to fruition or been dismissed by evidence of the realities on the court. With that in mind Basketball Schedule assesses the 15 Eastern conference teams and their respective performances so far

Are The Indiana Pacers Ready To Topple The Miami Heat?

The Indiana Pacers maintained their perfect start improving to 5-0 courtesy of a 97-80 victory over Derick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. Everything has gone right for the Pacers in the early season. Paul George has elevated his game to the next level while the bench has been drastically better with C.J. Watson, Donald Sloan

Cleveland Cavaliers Won’t Find Answers To Problems This Year

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly had an angry team meeting following a 29-point drubbing at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves this week. They have hopes that Andrew Bynum could feature in the line-up this weekend, but the reality is that the Cavs won’t be finding any positive answers beyond the fact that this line-up just

NBA Season Preview 2013-14: Central Division

We are just two weeks away from the start of the 2013-14 NBA season. It’s time to step up the preview coverage as preseason action and training camps help to build a clearer picture of how the upcoming season is likely to play out. The Central division already looks like the ‘beast of the East’

Derrick Rose Injured – Is The East Now A Two-Horse Race?

Chicago Bulls fans could be forgiven for waking up this morning feeling frustrated and disgruntled. Last night’s tough loss to the Portland Trail Blazers cost this their team far more than just another loss to their record. It also might just cost them their superstar player, the league’s MVP in 2011, Derrick Rose extended time

Danny Granger Looking Healthy; Pacers Looking Dangerous?

This week’s news that Danny Granger has successfully gone full speed and is okay to practice during training camp next month is just what the Indiana Pacers have been hoping for ever since their heart breaking Game 7 loss to Miami Heat on June 3 in the Eastern conference finals. A young, talented and gritty

All Eyes On Derrick Rose As NBA Season Draws Near

Another summer has flown by and the 2013-14 NBA season is suddenly looming large. Without a doubt one of the biggest stories headed into the new season in terms of the championship picture is the possible emergence of the Chicago Bulls as a serious contender. Most of that expectation is based upon the return of

Bynum And Bennett Do Not Make Cleveland Cavaliers A Playoff Team

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the 2012-13 season with a 24-58 record and third from last in an incredibly weak Eastern conference. Talented young point guard Kyrie Irving emerged as a border-line superstar to offer the franchise a glimmer of hope for a future that had looked uncertain, even bleak, ever since the dramatic departure of

What Do Josh Smith and Al Jefferson Signings Mean?

All of the front court 2013 NBA free agent attention was focused upon Dwight Howard and where he will end up. However, two other major free agent front court pieces were also available summer in former Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith and former Utah Jazz forward Al Jefferson have also made up their minds in

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