LeBron Leads a Revamped Cavaliers Team into the Finals

For the past six seasons, LeBron James has been on the team that represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. After winning two championships in four seasons with the Miami Heat, James “came home” to Ohio and lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Finals last year, but the Golden State Warriors ended up with the crown. Now, once more, James and the Cavaliers head … Continue reading LeBron Leads a Revamped Cavaliers Team into the Finals

Timberwolves name Tom Thibodeau Head-Coach and President of Basketball Operations

Wednesday afternoon, in the midst of the NBA Playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally found their man. Tom Thibodeau, former Chicago Bulls Head-Coach, was given complete control; Thibodeau was named Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations. The team also hired Scott Layden to serve as Minnesota’s GM. Thibodeau coached the Bulls for five seasons, from 2010-11 until 2014-15. In that time, the Bulls made the playoffs … Continue reading Timberwolves name Tom Thibodeau Head-Coach and President of Basketball Operations

It’s Time to Rebuild in Memphis

Yes, it’s time for the Memphis Grizzlies to “tear it down” and rebuild. I know what you might be thinking –  “Hey, the Grizzlies are the 6th-seed in the West. Why do they need to rebuild?” While it’s true that coach Dave Joerger has kept this injury-riddled Grizzlies team in a good position, it’s hard to look at this team and believe they snatched a … Continue reading It’s Time to Rebuild in Memphis

Once Again, the Spurs are Flying Under the Radar

The San Antonio Spurs have a chance to be one of the best teams in NBA history: maybe the first team in NBA history to go undefeated at home, depending on what happens with the Golden State Warriors. And no one seems to care. The Spurs are headed for at least 68 wins, and they probably won’t even make the Finals. Let’s examine how they … Continue reading Once Again, the Spurs are Flying Under the Radar

In the West, Portland, Dallas, Utah, and Houston are Fighting for the Last Three Playoff Spots

The top of the Western Conference has been decided for some time now, with the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Los Angeles Clippers capturing the top-four spots. The Memphis Grizzlies, behind the Clippers, are firmly entrenched in the five-seed. Where it gets interesting though, is the six, seven, and eight seeds. The Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, and … Continue reading In the West, Portland, Dallas, Utah, and Houston are Fighting for the Last Three Playoff Spots

The race for the last two Eastern Conference playoff spots in the NBA

This NBA season has taken the conventional wisdom of the league and has flipped it on its head. For most of the last twenty years, the West has been the superior conference, seeing as twelve of the last seventeen champions have come from that conference. In any given season, there was usually a Western Conference team who had would have been a sixth seed in … Continue reading The race for the last two Eastern Conference playoff spots in the NBA

Finding the right place for Joe Johnson

The Brooklyn Nets waived Joe Johnson late Thursday afternoon, meaning the former All-Star may get his wish after all: to join a contending team for a playoff run. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, several playoff teams are interested in Johnson: the Atlanta Hawks, the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Houston Rockets, the Miami Heat, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Toronto Raptors. Let’s look at how … Continue reading Finding the right place for Joe Johnson