Ish Smith; the Case for Most Improved Player


Ish Smith was a journey man by every definition of the word before this season. He bounced around from team to team whether it was by trade or by 10 day contract, and everything in between. Smith has played for a total of nine NBA teams including Phoenix, Orlando, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, Houston, New Orleans,…

Top Players That Need Opportunities in the Eastern Conference


As teams and coaches build rotations, some players are left out. Normally the players left out are either at the tail-ends of their career, and are simply on the team for veteran leadership, or they are rookies still figuring out the NBA game, but some players are simply under-utilized. These players need more opportunites, whether…

How Important Really Is Pace?


These past two seasons, there has been so much talk of teams playing “small-ball” basketball; a term used to describe a style of play that traditionally involves substituting perimiter oriented players in for interior players. A big part of small-ball is how quickly the game moves, and that small-ball teams will generally sacrifice what could…

Best Fantasy Basketball Steals of 2015 – 2016


ESPN provides a fantasy player ranking every year as before people complete the draft of their team for the following season. The rank is mostly accurate, but sometimes ESPN has a player ranked too high or too low that ends up proving just that through their play the next season. Anyone in a fantasy draft…

Takeaways From the First Weekend of Preseason


NBA Basketball is back! While this preseason play will have no impact on the regular season standings and therefore the playoffs, the preseason can show be a major indicator of how teams, and the players on those teams, will play. In the 2014-2015 preseason, Jimmy Butler of Chicago showcased a new offensive game that nobody…

2006 NBA Lottery Re-Draft


The 2006 NBA Draft was a weak one. There is no sugar coating it. I couldn’t even complete this mock draft with players that are currently on NBA teams. The amount of busts in this draft goes on and on. Andrea Bargnani, Adam Morrison, Tyrus Thomas, and Shelden Williams, were not just lottery picks, but…

2010 NBA Lottery Re-Draft


The 2010 NBA Draft was a good one. Many of these once prospects have turned into valued members of NBA teams. Second round picks have turned into some of the best players in the draft as well as in the league. Of course this draft produced some busts, Wesley Johnson, Epke Udoh, Cole Aldrich, and…

Top Five NBA Dynasties of the 21st Century


Some teams in the NBA are given the dynasty tag after they show a prolonged success at the highest level. To reach that level in the NBA, teams must display chemistry, both among players and management. A dynasty also requires elite leadership and talent. And, most importantly, unparalleled consistency.

It is Time for Sam Hinkie to Change His Mindset or Go


The Philadelphia 76ers have been tanking for a few years now. Every roster decision of theirs is based on winning less games that given season in the name of the future. The process started with getting rid of Jrue Holiday after the 2012-2013 season. After that Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes were the next to…