Kenneth Faried starts his 2014 season with a five-year, $60 million extension from the Nuggets. With extension, responsibilities come with it. It’s not only about being a player that puts great numbers every game, but it’s about being the go-to guy in the fourth quarter.
In basketball locales like San Antonio, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Chicago, fans can dream about winning a NBA championship this season.
Usually when a player is coming off his best season through four in the NBA and has just re-upped for $70 million, teams usually don’t make a big free agent splash in signing another player to that same position. That’s exactly what the Phoenix Suns did though when they offered 24-year-old point guard Eric Bledsoe a new five year deal only to acquire Isaiah Thomas from the Sacramento Kings, clouding an already crowded Phoenix backcourt that also includes the up and coming Goran Dragic. Read More
We pine for the days when we can talk about the games rather than talk about the social issues that plague sports these days. Those were the good old days. Those days are over now. Read More
When the Houston Rockets landed Dwight Howard last summer and paired him with James Harden, much anticipation about the team was created. Everyone talked about a new powerhouse emerging in the West. But the Rockets are now weaker than they were last season. Read More
In a time when the sports world is buzzing because football is back after months of lackluster golf, tennis, and baseball, something other than this upcoming Broncos season is catching my attention: the state of our Denver Nuggets. Read More
It’s been an unconventional start to a career for new Wolves guard Andrew Wiggins. It’s hard to call it a whirlwind summer but the former Kansas star has gone from being the first overall pick in the NBA draft of Cleveland to being trade bait for the first couple months of his career. Read More
A chapter in the history of the Miami Heat has now closed, after LeBron James took the decision to depart from South Beach and head back to his hometown and become a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat will now taste how life without LeBron is. How far can this team under this new formation really go?
No one saw this coming. That’s what makes LeBron James’ announcement of signing with the Cavaliers yesterday afternoon this much special. The stunning news makes all of this enjoyable. Read More
It’s a common secret that there exists a flirt between the Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Love. The 25 – year old superstar forward has hinted that he would love to play in the City of Angeles and the Los Angeles Lakers have already made it clear they are interested in his talents. So, should Kevin Love choose to join the Lakers and play alongside Kobe Bryant? And how can this happen?
Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James decided to opt out of their contracts, so they can get a nice lucrative deal for the next few years. They know they can be overpaid now while they are at their peak. They need to strike while the timing is right.
The current situation is very fluid in the NBA. The free agency period just commenced and we will soon find out how the balances in the NBA will look like next season. Whilst most of the times, it’s the powerhouses which make headlines, as we try to find out if they possess in enough to knock their opponents out of the competition, there are some underrated teams which can make the difference next season. Let’s examine which they are. Read More
It’s good to know Tim Connelly actually did something as the Nuggets general manager yesterday. He started his day by trading Evan Fournier and a second-round draft pick for Arron Afflalo, and he completed the evening by trading Doug McDermott (Denver’s 11th pick) and Anthony Randolph to the Bulls for Jusuf Nurkic (Chicago’s 16th pick), Gary Harris (Chicago’s 19th pick) and a future second rounder. Read More
The Portland Trail Blazers recorded a breakaway season in 2013 – 2014. After years of struggle, Rip City made it as far as the Western Conference Semis only to fall to the later on NBA Champions, San Antonio Spurs. Despite their loss, the Blazers should feel proud about their team and very optimistic about their future. Here’s why. Read More