Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

Despite everything that has happened this season, the Chicago Bulls own the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Injuries have really taken their toll on the Bulls this season, they have lost both Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer for lengths throughout the season. It’s a lot like NBC’s The Office, the cast is always shifting, but as long as the main man (Derrick Rose/Michael Scott) is around the conclusion remains the same, it was well worth the time to watch the final product.

When everything comes together the Bulls are scary good.

They boast the leading candidate for MVP in Derrick Rose with one of the best and deepest front-lines in the NBA.

There are no teams that want to see the Bulls in the Finals this season, but most of all the Los Angeles Lakers should want to avoid them.

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With NBA rotations changing day by day due to injuries and other concerns, fantasy basketball owners need to find players they can count on. The best thing to look for is players playing for teams still competing to the final playoff spots. The other group you can count on is the young players playing for bad teams. Owners, coaches and GMs want to see what they have in them so they will keep running them out there. These four young players should help teams wrap up their championships.

JaVale McGee – C – Washington Wizards
With nothing left to play for McGee has been wreaking havoc on the NBA. He has at least 3 blocks in 4 of his last 5 games and scored 11 points to go with 17 rebounds yesterday. As long as John Wall is in the lineup and Andray Blache is not, McGee should continue to be a double-double machine.

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Space Jam

Space Jam. It’s a great movie, but an even better conversation starter.

What if you had to pick a team of NBA all-time greats to defend the earth in a basketball game?

Who would you choose? And why?

This discussion took place for a little while on today’s (February 10th) First and 10 on ESPN 2 between Skip Bayless and John Ireland.

Assume every player is in his prime and think about it long and hard. The fate of the Earth is in your hands.

There are lots of ways to assemble this team; pick the one that would work best together or pick the most immensely talented players you can. You can choose fundamentals with guys like Tim Duncan and John Stockton. Maybe old school tough guys like Bill Laimbeer and Bill Russell.

Almost everyone’s teams will be different because of their personal preferences about players and there is no right answer, but it’s always exciting to discuss and argue about.

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Too big, too strong, too fast. Too good.

During almost every Chicago Bulls game you will hear TV analyst Stacy King utter these words. And no he is not referring to Keith Bogans.

Derrick Rose has been exactly that this season, just plain too good for the rest of the league. He is having a career year in just his third season in the NBA. He is averaging 24.8 ppg and 7.8 apg and has lead the Bulls to the top of the Eastern Conference.

When comparing Derrick Rose to the other top point guards in the NBA, I found one amazing thing.

He has found a way to combine the best parts of each other PG’s game, like the Frankenstein of the NBA. Right now, point guard is the premier position in the NBA and this skill set is what makes him the best of the best. (Continue…

Tyreke Evans will return to the Kings soon.

With just a couple weeks left in the NBA season, teams are trying to get their injured players healthy and back on the court. While it is not a good time to rush guys back, coaches want their players in top shape heading into the playoffs. If you have been missing and important piece to your fantasy basketball team like Carlos Boozer, Marcus Camby or Tyreke Evans.

Tyreke Evans – G – Sacramento Kings
All reports out of Sacramento say that Evans will return to the Kings for Friday’s game. He is expected to be limited in minutes in some way to start, but should help fantasy owners either way. The main problem is that most fantasy owners that drafted him are likely out of the playoffs by now, so this is only slightly good news. (Continue…)

 

 

The Duke Blue Devils opened the NCAA tournament with one of the most watched and speculated upon 1 versus 16 match-ups ever.

This was not because of the match-up or even that Duke is one of the most loved and most hated teams in the country. It was because freshmen phenom Kyrie Irving was making his unexpected return to the line-up.

Irving missed 26 games and there was some thought he would not make it back this season. He began practicing with the team leading up to the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game. He worked with the team all week as well before Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Thursday that Irving would return to the Blue Devils rotation. (Continue…)

 

As the NBA season winds down we are getting some changes in the starting line-ups of many NBA teams. Now that rosters have settled again after the trade deadline, teams are starting to figure out what works best for them. Some of these changes are based on talent, while others are based on injuries and just how players fit together. Hopefully we will see some new talent emerge in the faWallacentasy basketball world with these changes. (Continue…)