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Same Old Questions About Would-Be Western Conference Contenders?

Same Old Questions About Would-Be Western Conference Contenders?

The NBA’s Western conference was widely viewed as pretty much wide open entering the 2013-14 season. Nothing through the opening exchanges of the season has led to the suggestion of anything different. The conference’s exciting, ‘would-be’ serious contenders Oklahoma City, Houston and the LA Clippers are all dealing with the same old questions through the

NBA Season Preview 2013-14: Northwest Division

The NBA 2013-14 season is just over one week away. Training camps and preseason action is fizzling out as the nature and likely story lines of the upcoming season become more obvious. The Northwest division title race looks a little less competitive in 2013-14, but the overall strength of the group, in terms of depth

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

Can The Oklahoma City Thunder Bounce Back In 2013-14?

The Oklahoma City Thunder looked like the NBA’s emerging franchise in 2012 when they reached the finals and even entered the series as favorites against the Miami Heat. An exciting group of young players appeared to have the opportunity to dominate the NBA. However, the 2012-13 season ended in a disappointing defeat to the Memphis

Best 2013 NBA Draft Second Round Picks?

Successful basketball franchises are often built through free agency, very high draft picks or major trades. However, there are also organizations that rely heavily upon drafting well throughout. They rely upon picking up future role players in the second round. Those roles players can play absolutely huge roles when it comes to the long regular

A Way Too Early Look at 2014 NBA Playoffs

This year’s NBA playoffs are just getting to the good part and you want to talk next year? Why not? The teams who are still playing will all be back next year anyway. Half of this year’s playoff teams are home now, and those will be the ones who may not be back. So who

Tracking the Florida Gators 2004 Class in the NBA Playoffs

The Florida Gators were the last team to win back to back NCAA Tournaments in 2006 and 2007. There were three NBA lottery picks from that team, Al Horford, Joakim Noah and Corey Brewer. All three of those players were part of the 2004 signing class along with Taurean Green. They were all roommates during

Rising Stars to Watch For in the NBA Playoffs

There are some good young players who are ready to make their marks in the NBA Playoffs this year. Of course, many of them had better be quick about it because they won’t be in the playoffs for very long. But here are some we think you may want to watch for while their teams

NBA Western Conference: Round One Playoff Picks

The Oklahoma City Thunder nailed down the number one seed in the Western Conference as they look to return to the NBA Finals for the second year in a row, possibly for a rematch with the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat. The Thunder was trailing the San Antonio Spurs for

NBA Playoff Projections: A Different Look Than Last Time

There has been a lot of shifting since the last time we took a look at possible playoff scenarios. Now that we are about a month away, we can also make some predictions based on what we think will happen the rest of the regular season. Since the races are so tight we have to

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