Top 10 NBA Duos: No. 9 Jimmy Butler & Pau Gasol

Jimmy Butler | Chicago Bulls: 5th season, 2x All-Star, 2015 Most Improved Player, 2x NBA All-Defensive Team It seems like this site is becoming a Butler fan page with all of our recent praise for him. But we can’t shy away from what the fifth-year pro is accomplishing on the hardwood. He’s got it all—the ability to score in bunches (over 22 ppg.); a new-found leadership style; … Continue reading Top 10 NBA Duos: No. 9 Jimmy Butler & Pau Gasol

Raging Bull

Chicago was down by 24 at some point during their meeting last week against Philadelphia. With both Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol sidelined for this matchup against the Sixers, Jimmy Butler took it upon himself to make it a career night. Butler persevered against Philly, pushing the Bulls into an overtime win over the Sixers, while notching a career-high of 53 points. The big scoring … Continue reading Raging Bull

The NBA’s next generation is ready to take over

Derrick Rose went on record just a few days ago to praise his backcourt mate. For those not familiar, here’s what he had to say when an ESPN reporter asked him if Jimmy Butler is the most talented player he’s played with in Chicago: “Yeah, for sure. For sure. And you still don’t know, nobody still knows how good he could become, so that’s the … Continue reading The NBA’s next generation is ready to take over

2015 NBA Playoffs Matchups

  The graphic above displays the final seedings for this year’s NBA Playoffs. Continue reading 2015 NBA Playoffs Matchups

Is this Preseason?

NBA’s preseason exhibitions haven’t been this feisty in years. With new starting lineups and megastars looking to prove they’re back healthy from their injuries, the league is already sizzling with highlights. Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving went toe-to-toe on Monday night, putting together a show in Columbus, Ohio. While Kobe Bryant morphed back into the killer he’s always been in the fourth quarter against the … Continue reading Is this Preseason?

Free Agency Frenzy: Plenty of Deals Already

While the big names haven’t made their decisions just yet, many key NBA free agents have already agreed to deals—verbally—through three days of negotiations. Here are some of the top signings and rumors thus far in free agency. LeBron James – The King’s free agency tour is much different than his 2010 spectacle. While he hasn’t visited any teams so far, news recently broke  that James’agent has … Continue reading Free Agency Frenzy: Plenty of Deals Already

Baseline to Baseline: Hoops Headlines – 4/30/14

A random, sporadic column spitting out opinions, reactions and news surrounding the NBA. Wizards advance to Eastern Conference semifinals Not many people expected this. The way it happened may have been more impressive. The Washington Wizards defeated the Chicago Bulls in five games, culminated with last night’s ugly 75-69 victory in Game 5. Even against a veteran Bulls squad that had home court advantage, the … Continue reading Baseline to Baseline: Hoops Headlines – 4/30/14

Wizards go up 3-1 on Bulls

The last time Washington advanced past the first round of the playoffs Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Larry Hughes were running the show. Now the newest crop of Wizards is well on their way to advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time since 2005. Trevor Ariza, who was a rookie when the Wizards last advanced to the semifinals, hit six three-pointers and scored a … Continue reading Wizards go up 3-1 on Bulls

Bulls’ Joakim Noah Earns Defensive Player of the Year Award

  Chicago prides itself over their hard-nosed defense. This year their big center has something to show for his efforts after winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Noah put up career highs this year in scoring, assists and rebounds, averaging 12.6 points and 11.3 boards. With the absence of Derrick Rose, the 6’11” center for the Bulls took the team under his wing … Continue reading Bulls’ Joakim Noah Earns Defensive Player of the Year Award

A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference No. 1 Indiana Pacers vs. No. 8 Atlanta Hawks – Indiana’s downward spiral has caused concerns for Pacers fan across the world. If they hope to meet Miami in the conference finals (presumably), they’ll have to get through the Hawks first. It won’t be easy, but Indiana gets it done. Pacers win in six. No. 2 Miami Heat vs. No. 7 Charlotte Bobcats … Continue reading A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference