5 Bold Predictions For The Second Half of NBA 2014-15 Season

The first half of the season has gone and we have enough sample size to pretty much know what to expect as the NBA season goes on. However, conventional wisdom messes up sometimes and to be honest, it's more fun that way. You ready? Here are our five predictions for the second half of NBA 2014-15 season: 1. OKC Thunder Won't Make The Playoffs If the best player on your team spends more time wearing dry-cleaned suits than warmups and jerseys, you know you're in trouble. In an ultra-competitive Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 14 (Jan.26 – Feb.1)

The NBA All-Star Game is just around the corner and you may have heard the five starters from each conference are all good to go. All of them deserved the call, except maybe Kobe Bryant, who has done nothing this conference but pass (to teammates and non-teammates), shoot bricks, and basically little else. (To be fair, the passing of Michael Jordan as the third all-time leading scorer is one heck of an achievement, but it's more of a lifetime feat than an in-season effort.) Speaking of the All-Star Read More

Stellar Company: NBA All-Star Starters Set

History was messing around the league the past few days and that includes writing new story lines in time for the NBA All-Star starters announcement Friday. Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry broke into the books by making a late push in the polls, surpassing LeBron James as 2015's leading vote-getter for the annual showcase. Meanwhile, brothers Pau and Marc Gasol became the first siblings to start in an All-Star game. "This means a lot; it's something that I don't take for granted," Curry Read More

Midseason Report: Biggest Disappointments In The NBA

The Golden State Warriors are better than expected. The Atlanta Hawks may well be the Team of the Year (if there ever was one) halfway through the season. Andrew Wiggins is rounding his game up nicely in Minnesota and looks like the runaway winner for the Rookie of the Year. But let's not delve too much on the positive side, folks. General managers don't always earn their stripes (and cash) for being too complimentary. By pointing out who's not playing up to par, hey, maybe we'll get their attention Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 13 (Jan.19- Jan.25)

Honestly, I couldn't remember one season where there are more transactions than Knicks' W's. That's not a knock on the Knickerbockers but more of a nod to the front offices doing everything in their power to be more relevant today or in the future. This week alone saw: Jeff Green move from Boston to Memphis (along with Russ Smith) Tayshaun Prince and Quincy Pondexter from Memphis to New Orleans (along with Grizzlies' future first-round pick to BOS) New Orleans' Austin Rivers was also Read More

Five Tips To Win Your NBA Fantasy Basketball League (For Beginners)

You know I don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to everything and that includes NBA fantasy basketball. So what's the point of giving the tips? Well, while what works for you may not work for others (and vice versa), there is an outline for this, a guide if you will so you'll know if you're handling everything right and well. That does not 100% guarantee anything but it will tremendously improve your chances to win your NBA fantasy basketball league. The best thing about Read More

NBA Fantasy Forecaster Week 12 (Jan.12-Jan.18)

I can barely keep up with the transactions happening around the league and it's still January. In the past few days, the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith from New York while paying a steep price (two first round picks) to land Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. Dion Waiters, too, went from Ohio to Oklahoma in the same deal. (Mozgov is potentially more valuable now that he's on a team desperate for a rim-protecting big man. He should be getting minutes as a back-up Read More

Possible 2015 NBA All-Star Snubs

The third returns for the NBA All-Star ballots are in and as usual, there were some surprises to and fro in both conferences. In the East, Pau Gasol is the 2nd leading vote-getter in the frontcourt comfortably behind LeBron James and slightly above Carmelo Anthony. The backcourt's vote leader is John Wall (very well-deserved) but oft-injured superstar Dwyane Wade is in Wall's rear-view mirror, over a hundred thousand votes atop Kyle Lowry and Kyrie Irving and nearly twice the votes Jimmy Butler Read More

10 Most Iconic Basketball Shoes Of All Time

Careers of our favorite NBA stars were never defined by the sneakers they wore, but it can't be denied that only the select best get to wear shoes that go by their own names. We all know how His Airness himself Michael Jordan re-defined the basketball shoe industry with his very own brand (under Nike), so expect a few of his signatures here in this list. And of course, the usual and the not-so-usual suspects. Here are the 10 most iconic basketball shoes of all time: 10. FILA Grant Hill 1 FILA Read More

Six Players Change Addresses As Three-Team Trade Pushes Through

The NBA's trade deadline is still over a month away but that didn't make teams sit back and wait for February to make bold moves. Dion Waiters, J.R. Smith, and Iman Shumpert were among the players involved in a three-team trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Smith and Shumpert went from New York to Ohio and Waiters will join Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in Oklahoma to create a potentially explosive scoring trio. Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas, Read More