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NBA Preseason – Biggest Starting Position Battles Left

Posted on 10 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

Most teams and head coaches already know what their starting lineup is going to be next season, with training camp and preseason giving a chance for fringe players to make the roster and for rotations and minute distributions to be determined. However, some teams, like the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Detroit Pistons still need to figure out a position or two. More

Samuel Dalembert Defending

Dallas Mavericks – Dirk Nowitzki Needs a Better Team

Posted on 10 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

Are the Dallas Mavericks good enough to find themselves back in the playoffs? If Dirk Nowitzki is healthy for the entire season, it might almost be enough, but in the loaded Western conference, even the additional help from Monta Ellis, Shawn Marion, Jae Crowder, DeJuan Blair and others might not be enough. More

Kevin Love

Ricky Rubio & Kevin Love Hoping to Stay Healthy This Time

Posted on 10 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been expecting to make the playoffs for the last couple of years, but it seems that injuries seem to keep getting in the way. Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love are starting a third season side by side, which might be the last if once again something goes wrong on the way to the postseason. More

Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder – Kevin Durant Taking Preseason Seriously

Posted on 9 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

Maybe it’s the fact that Russell Westbrook is out, and it means taking on more scoring responsibilities, but it just might be that playing abroad comes with certain contracts that force teams to play with their stars like it’s a regular season game, as the Oklahoma City Thunder try and keep working out any way they can to make their absentee point guard less of a problem. More

Paul Pierce

Brooklyn Nets – Paul Pierce With a Forgettable Debut

Posted on 9 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

The first game of the preseason was a chance for new head coach Jason Kidd to get his first win, and for the Brooklyn Nets to show the depth they have on bench, which they’re going to need if Paul Pierce is going to play as badly as he did on his debut. More

Pau Gasol

Los Angeles Lakers – Pau Gasol & Chris Kaman the Key to it All

Posted on 9 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

Big man harmony might mean the difference for the Los Angeles Lakers between a total disaster of a season and actually being somewhat playoff contenders once again, even with all the doubts about this team. Kobe Bryant still isn’t playing, only watching from the sidelines, but the developing on-floor relationship between Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman is going to do wonders for the Lakers if it works out. More

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Houston Rockets – Dwight Howard Makes Jeremy Lin a Point Guard Again

Posted on 6 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

The debut of Dwight Howard in Houston Rockets uniform wasn’t just about the center showing he’s ready to take this team very far, but also on his impact on James Harden who was used to doing anything he wanted on the floor, and what it means for Jeremy Lin in terms of actually playing like a point guard for once. More

Rose Dunk vs Pacers

Derrick Rose – His First Game in Chicago Bulls Uniform Will be Against the Indiana Pacers

Posted on 2 Aug, 2013, by in NBA

A lot of preseason games are much more than that these days, with rivalries spilling over from beyond the regular season. It seems fitting that Derrick Rose will make his first appearance in complete Chicago Bulls uniform against a team that has positioned themselves as the main challengers to the Miami Heat in the East, the Indiana Pacers. More