A closer look at some possible game 5 adjustments

I didn’t think Hawks/Wizards would be close. Yeah it’s a 4/5 matchup but the Wizards won 49 games and the 43-win Hawks looked like the worst team in the playoffs—at least by point differential.  But here we are, 2-2.  The Wizards won the first two games in Washington by exerting their will in the fourth quarters. The Hawks controlled games three and four in Atlanta. … Continue reading A closer look at some possible game 5 adjustments

What’s at stake in the final 12 games?

The Wizards picked a bad time to lose four of their last five games—only one of which was against an above .500 team. A week ago it seemed like a given that they would win 50 games for the first time since 1979. They now have to go 8-4 the rest of the way to reach that arbitrary (but oh so important) milestone. 8-4 is … Continue reading What’s at stake in the final 12 games?

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Week 15: Wizards Mid-Week Preview

First off, that photo above? Somehow John Wall dunked that.  A poster on AD.  Things are pretty great. Another look at John Wall posterizing Anthony Davis, then telling the crowd to quiet down. #WizPelicans pic.twitter.com/6QcDsTmmmT — CSN Wizards (@CSNWizards) January 29, 2017 The Wizards are rolling right now, there’s no other way to put it.  The team has won 9 of its last 10 games, 12 of … Continue reading Week 15: Wizards Mid-Week Preview

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Ranking the League’s Starting Power Forwards

The 2016-17 NBA regular season doesn’t start until October 25th, but next week is the start for fans and players.  Media Day kicks off, as players will be peppered with questions surrounding new coaches, free agent signings, and expectations.  With that right around the corner, we are releasing the fourth of five player rankings, this time covering the confirmed (or projected) power forwards for each team. … Continue reading Ranking the League’s Starting Power Forwards

Ranking The League’s Starting Small Forwards

After a week hiatus we’re back with the 30 projected starting small forwards.  In our last post we ranked the projected starting shooting guards, which I will definitely say is the thinnest of the five positions, talent-wise.  Small forward is the exact opposite.  It was fun to write about three of the five best players in the league—Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Kawhi Leonard. A … Continue reading Ranking The League’s Starting Small Forwards

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Ranking The League’s Starting Shooting Guards

Last week our writers ranked the NBA’s starting Point Guards. We averaged the rankings to create a composite list which we shared with all of you. The same process was done for the NBA’s 30 starting Shooting Guards. All of our staff writers agreed that rankings the SG’s was the hardest of all the positions. There are so many two guards out there who do … Continue reading Ranking The League’s Starting Shooting Guards

48 Minutes will Decide Best Player in the World

For the first time in recent NBA history the title of Best Player in the World will be riding on one single game. Stephen Curry has won the last two MVP awards, is the reigning champion, and will be playing the last game of a historic 88-win (so far) season. LeBron James is a 4-time MVP (in ’09, ’10, ’12, & ’13), a 2-time champ … Continue reading 48 Minutes will Decide Best Player in the World

D’Angelo Russell vs Jabari Parker

D’Angelo Russell and Jabari Parker are making the number two pick cool again. The number two picks from 2008-2013 were Michael Beasley, Hasheem Thabeet, Evan Turner, Derrick Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Victor Oladipo–hardly a murderer’s row.  LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Durant, the #2 picks in 2006 and 2007, changed the teams that drafted them, but other than that it has become clear that the only … Continue reading D’Angelo Russell vs Jabari Parker