NBA Season Previews

Elaine Blum - Oct 7, 2022

The Oklahoma City Thunder are still in the middle of a rebuild and were one of the worst teams last season. Between 58 total losses, they only recorded 24 wins. Among those wins were some promising games, though. Youngster Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led their way and solidified himself as one of the young players to watch […]

Zach Lavine
Elaine Blum - Sep 26, 2022

Last offseason, the Chicago Bulls added DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso to their roster. This led to a huge improvement. They made the playoffs for the last time since 2017 but lost in the first round. Chicago was actually at the top of the Eastern Conference before several injuries put an early stop […]

Denver Nuggets
Elaine Blum - Sep 21, 2022

Last season, the Denver Nuggets were without Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., their second and third-best players. Despite those huge losses, the team was much better than expected. Nikola Jokic carried the Nuggets to the sixth seed as he won his second MVP title, but the team eventually fell to the Golden State Warriors […]

The MVP award in the NBA is usually based on storyline just as much as it is skill and stats. This makes it an award that’s hard to win if you aren’t a favorite early on. This isn’t always the case as sometimes the person who wins isn’t even in the top five for odds. […]

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to build on last season’s run that saw them make the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference. Led by last year’s Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, the Hornets are hoping to take the next step and make a real playoff push in the 2021-22 season. Charlotte Hornets 2021-22 Season […]

Adam Carrara - Dec 27, 2020

Waiting until the last minute to make some Eastern Conference playoff predictions: procrastination or wanting to gather the most information possible? It’s a bit of both, so with the tip-off for the 2020-21 NBA season, here are my 10 teams, in order, making the playoffs from the East (10 and not 8 because of the […]

The Toronto Raptors are one of the most successful teams in the 2010s. As a result, they are currently tied for the second-most consecutive playoff appearances in the NBA. During that time, they have won six Atlantic Division titles and won one NBA championship. They will be looking to continue that success in the 2020-21 […]

The Denver Nuggets are coming off a promising 2020 campaign that included a surprise Western Conference Finals run. The Nuggets showed off their resiliency after coming back from down 3-1 multiple times in the same playoffs. They are the only team to ever do so. Led by their star duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal […]

NBA fans, you can exhale now since basketball is only three weeks away from resuming the 2019-2020 season at the NBA Disney Bubble in Orlando, Fla. As of today, over half of the 22 teams have arrived at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Each one is either a contender or a pretender, in […]

Kyle Russell - Oct 22, 2019

The 2019-20 NBA season is almost upon us, the perfect time to speculate wildly about things that will happen months from now. With the Eastern Conference done, now it’s time to move on to the Western Conference and try — keyword — to figure out who will be advancing to the 2020 NBA Finals. 2019-2020 […]

Easter Conference Playoff Predictions
Kyle Russell - Oct 18, 2019

The 2019-20 NBA season is almost upon us, the perfect time to speculate wildly about things that will happen months from now. The Eastern Conference is pretty wide open at the top with quite a few teams that could end up representing the East in the NBA Finals. 2019-20 Eastern Conference Playoffs Predictions First Seed […]

Chase Gage - Oct 17, 2019

The NBA has released its annual general manager survey. Every year, questions range from Finals predictions to award winners with everything in-between. Though their predictions are nothing more than best guesses, the survey gives fans an insight into the thought processes of those running the NBA. 2019-20 NBA General Manager Survey Results NBA Finals and […]

Denver Nuggets Season Preview
Tony Gennaro - Aug 31, 2019

Winning the Northwest Division in the 2018-19 season the Denver Nuggets are heading into next season as title contenders. The summer of 2019 Free-Agency created a major shift in the balance of power throughout the league. Instead of joining the bidding wars for super-star talent, the Nuggets invested from within. This season preview shows that […]

Philadelphia 76ers Season Preview
Tony Gennaro - Aug 29, 2019

The “trust the process” phrase is no longer in need in Philadelphia. To say the Philadelphia 76ers had an eventful 2018-19 season is an understatement. During this summer in free agency, the 76ers made key additions to the roster looking to continue their success. Philadelphia 76ers Season Preview  Recap of Last Season With LeBron James […]

Chase Gage - Aug 29, 2019

A new era of Memphis Grizzlies basketball begins on October 23rd when they begin the 2019 season. With the Grit-and-Grind era officially in the rearview mirror, the Grizzlies and the city of Memphis look toward a new, bright future. The Grizzlies had perhaps the greatest offseason in franchise history, and in doing so, have established […]

Tony Gennaro - Aug 28, 2019

As summer comes to an end, the 2019 NBA free agency frenzy will go down in the history books. Teams are racing to win the Larry O’Brien trophy now that the Golden State Warriors are no longer the favorite. However, the Orlando Magic stayed their course to continue building a foundation around young talent, and […]

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Max Kappel - Aug 28, 2019

Transfers in college football have changed the game. Whole programs can undergo Kardashian-esque makeovers with a simple, smart signing at the coach’s spot. Just ask the Universities of Colorado and Wisconsin-Madison. Deion Sanders and Luke Fickell aren’t the only people those athletic programs are getting when they shake hands with their new coaches; they get […]

Bojan Bogdanovic
Michael Hanich - Aug 28, 2019

With the 2023 NBA Trade Deadline heating up, all 30 NBA teams are making serious moves to improve their roster. Among the teams are the Detroit Pistons (15-39), who currently sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Small forward Bojan Bogdanovic is a player who is resurfacing in many trade talks because of his […]

Jabari Jelks - Aug 28, 2019

Before the year began, a few betting sites listed the Golden State Warriors as favorites to win the title once again. As they sit just a couple of games above .500 (26-24) close to the All-Star break, how do the Warriors stack up as title contenders in 2023? Golden State Warriors: Title Favorite to Dark […]

Demar Derozan Chicago Bulls
Rex Foster - Aug 28, 2019

Despite their early season success last year, the Chicago Bulls have found themselves in no man’s land. Currently sitting at 10th in the Eastern Conference, Chicago’s chances of making a playoff run are slim. Though part of the Bull’s current situation isn’t necessarily their fault, most of the blame can be pointed to Chicago’s front office. […]

D'Angelo Russell is looking for a fresh start and the Timberwolves should be too
Max Kappel - Aug 28, 2019

There are many ways to win a game of basketball; showering the rim with threes, feistily fighting for offensive boards, dogged defense, the list goes on and on. Ultimately, one team’s got to score more points than the other. Assemble a team full of players that can accomplish that simple yet puzzling task costs money, time, […]

New York Knicks star Julius Randle
Donald Stewart - Aug 28, 2019

Despite being a somewhat inconsistent team, the New York Knicks are fighting for a playoff spot in large part thanks to their dynamic duo Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle. They further helped their All-Star credentials last Thursday, overcoming the NBA’s top team, the Boston Celtics, 120-117 in overtime. Brunson and Randle combined for 66 of […]

Kayla Fonte - Aug 28, 2019

The NBA trade deadline is less than two weeks away, and the Toronto Raptors are expected to make a splash. The underperforming team is currently holding a 22-28 record, placing them 12th in the East. Numerous rumors are swirling about potential moves they might make to get back on track, with three players at the […]

NBA resurgence of Zion Williamson
Tre Rowbotham - Aug 28, 2019

The NBA All-Star starters were announced Thursday night on TNT. As with any balloting process, there were a couple of surprising names that flashed on the screen. Naturally, that means there were also a few snubs as well. Let’s see how the teams are looking so far. NBA All-Star Starters Reaction: How Is Zion Williamson […]