2014/15 Predictions: The Northwest


1:  The Oklahoma Thunder   The Thunder were one win away from a 60-win season last year, and had Russell Westbrook not been injured for as long as he was, the Thunder would have likely had the best record in the West.  This year, the Thunder see themselves facing a similar situation with Kevin Durant […]

2014/15 Predictions: Southeast Division


1:  Charlotte Hornets (nee Bobcats)   With LeBron James leaving Miami, the Southeast Division is wide open, and despite being a joke around the league only two years ago, the Hornets have put themselves in position to win the division title.  Last year the Hornets made one of the most underrated free-agent signing by picking […]

2014/15 Predictions: The Pacific Division


1:  The Los Angeles Clippers   The Clippers won the Pacific Division by a fairly large margin last year, earning six more wins than the Warriors, and though the Warriors underachieved last year, it’s certainly fair to expect that barring injury, the Clippers will be able to maintain their dominance in the Pacific Division.  The […]

2014/15 Predictions: The Southwest Division

The Spurs will be looking to repeat as champions for the first time in franchise history.

1: The San Antonio Spurs The Southwest Division is likely going to be the deepest and toughest division in the league.  They were the only division last year with three 50-win teams, and the fourth-place team, The Dallas Mavericks, won 49 games.  The worst team in the division came away with 34 wins, the most […]

2014/15 Predictions: The Central Division


1: The Cleveland Cavaliers   There is no doubt that the Cavaliers look great on paper.  They’ve added two franchise players to their roster, LeBron James and Kevin Love, and have three promising young players in Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson, not to mention one of the league’s best rebounders in Anderson Varejao.  […]

Mock Draft: 2014


1: Jabari Parker/Cavaliers If the Cavs are simply going to pick the best player, then it is Parker who they should go for. While all the hype was surrounding Andrew Wiggins at the start of the college season, it is Parker who has played at the highest level. Parker had better FG%, 3P% and had […]

Michael Carter-Williams: Rookie of the Year, But Not Unanimously


  Since the inception of the NBA, only two players prior to this season lead all rookies in points per game, rebounds per game and assists per game: Oscar Robertson and Alvin Adams. This accomplishment has not been matched since 1976, at least not until this past season. Michael Carter-Williams (MCW) did something that hadn’t […]

Donald Sterling Still Not Getting It

V. Stiviano and Donald Sterling sitting courtside at a Clippers game.

  Donald Sterling has yet to speak at length about the recent recording that was released, but a few words have ‘unfurled’ via DuJour. Unfortunately, there is no apology or admittance that his words were wrong. Instead, Sterling has demonstrated that what bothers him most is that his own self-interests were not served. He regrets, […]

Melodrama 2.0

Carmelo Anthony is making winning a priority when deciding on his future destination this offseason.

Carmelo Anthony has stated that though he would like to stay in New York, at this point in his career his priority is winning. Barring some major changes, this will not be happening much in New York next year. The question, then, is where is Anthony’s ideal landing spot? There are a host of lottery […]

The Defense of Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars, while playing for the Detroit Pistons.

In 2000, Joe Dumars, after having played his entire career for the Detroit Pistons and winning two championship with them, became the President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons. His first order of business was to retain free agent Grant Hill, whom many considered to be the best basketball player in the league at […]