Monthly Archives: January 2012

Who Needs a Superstar?

Okay, this much is obvious, although I like writing about the entirety of the NBA, I’m a Chicago Bulls fan.  This means I root for the team with the reigning MVP and a team who will probably always be synonymous … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Praise Rick Adelman

I think it’s relatively easy to look at the NBA these days and realize that there is a new generation of coaches who could be among the greats by the time they get a decade’s worth of seasons under their … Continue reading

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Fun and Games With Point Differential: Predicting the Rest of the NBA Season

A month after the NBA season tipped off with a five game Christmas present to fans everywhere, we have hit the quarterway mark.  Let’s look at point differential as a predictor of which teams will play better from here out … Continue reading

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A Stampede or Just Another Rumble: Are The Bulls a Hybrid?

Most NBA teams are either a stars-and-supporting-cast unit or an superstar-less ensemble group.  The Miami Heat are the poster boys for the first style of roster construction though other leading teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Living Large Without the Big: How Memphis and Atlanta are Getting By

No two injuries threatened to rearrange the NBA playoff landscape more than those suffered by Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph and Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford.  Both players were cornerstones of teams that made noise in the Conference Semifinals … Continue reading

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Are the Bulls the new Spurs?

In large part due to their dynastic title run in the ’90s, the Chicago Bulls are rarely compared to other teams, but this year’s model, compares quite well with the 1999 Sppurs, the first of their recent title teams. No, … Continue reading

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Random Notes about the NBA 01.19.12

Really?  We’re almost a month into the season?  That was fast.  Some snippets Asking Mike D’Antoni to coach an essentially point guard-less roster is akin to having NFL passing offensive mastermind Mike Martz to coach the Tim Tebow-era Denver Broncos. … Continue reading

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Figuring Out the Knicks Defense

To say the New York Knicks and defense in the same sentence without a negation involved usually evokes memories of the ’90s, when the Patrick Ewing era team either coached by Pat Riley or Jeff Van Gundy, obsessively and often … Continue reading

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Putting the D Back in Dallas

Early this season, the Dallas Mavericks, the defending NBA Champions, looked cooked.  Four of their first five games were losses and three of them were blowouts: 105-94 to Miami on Xmas Day, 115-93 to Denver on Boxing Day, and 99-82 … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Push the Restart Button in Boston

No, I’m not talking about the Patriots. The Boston Celtics are 4-7 this season and it’s a bad 4-7.  Their wins have come against three lottery-bound teams, the Washington Wizards, the Detroit Pistons and New Jersey Nets.  Their seven losses … Continue reading

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