2013-14 Season Preview: Denver Nuggets

LAST SEASON: (57-25), Lost in Western Conference First Round PROJECTED STARTERS: G – Ty Lawson, Randy Foye F – Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried C – JaVale McGee 6TH MAN: Nate Robinson KEY ADDITIONS: Nate Robinson, J.J. Hickson KEY LOSSES: Corey Brewer FORECAST: It will be a different look this season for the Denver Nuggets, with a new coach and some other players on board. Brian Shaw takes over as Denvers’ … Continue reading 2013-14 Season Preview: Denver Nuggets

Top 10 Shot-Blockers: No. 5 – JaVale McGee

’12-13: 157 blocks, 2.0 blocks per game, 18.1 minutes per game   If you keep up with the league, it’s not hard to figure out that JaVale McGee isn’t one of the sharpest centers in the league. He pretty much has his own segment when watching NBA on TNT, where Shaquille O’Neal ridicules his bone-headed plays on the floor. McGee wasn’t much of a scorer … Continue reading Top 10 Shot-Blockers: No. 5 – JaVale McGee

Free Agency Madness: Andre Iguodala Heading to Golden State

Andre Iguodala has signed a four-year deal worth $48 million with the Golden State Warriors. The nine-year veteran will play alongside the likes of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson next season. The big signing also takes the Warriors out of the popular Dwight Howard sweepstakes that’s now down to either the Rockets or the Lakers. Iggy played eight years with Philadelphia before getting shipped to … Continue reading Free Agency Madness: Andre Iguodala Heading to Golden State

Are the Grizzlies Sneaking into the 2013 NBA Finals?

Barring any freakish meltdown, the safest bet right now is Miami is destined for their third consecutive Finals trip. Two big scenarios that could stop this from happening: 1.) The Bulls put together a masterful gameplan on defense to rattle the Heat and make it a series. 2.) The Indiana Pacers finally get their revenge against Miami after giving up a 2-1 series lead to … Continue reading Are the Grizzlies Sneaking into the 2013 NBA Finals?

Baseline-to-Baseline: Playoff Edition – 3/22/13

For the remainder of the NBA Playoffs, Baseline-to-Baseline will be used in following every playoff series up to, and including, the NBA Finals. Let’s get started. New York (2) vs. Boston (7): The Celtics kept it close up until the final quarter in which they managed to score just eight points. Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and the sharp-shooting Knicks made nine three-pointers to take … Continue reading Baseline-to-Baseline: Playoff Edition – 3/22/13

Categorizing the Best Teams in this Year’s NBA Playoffs

Supreme Tier Miami They have lost just three out of their last 40 regular season games. The superstars and soon-to-be MVP, LeBron James, are all well-rested and more than ready to take charge at a second consecutive title. LBJ is somehow stronger and sharper on the court than he was last year and will do serious damage in the coming weeks. Oklahoma City Still bitter … Continue reading Categorizing the Best Teams in this Year’s NBA Playoffs

BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 23 – Andre Iguodala

2011-12: 12.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.7 spg, 45.4 FG% Now in his ninth season, Iguodala has turned into a veteran right before our eyes. Last summer marked a pivotal change for Iggy’s career, as he was traded from Philadelphia and landed in Denver. His tenure as a Sixer can be seen as bittersweet; at first, he was the hungry young athletic freak that … Continue reading BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 23 – Andre Iguodala

NBA Opening Night 2012: Wednesday Night Surprises

James Harden erupted for 37 points and 12 assists tonight for Houston. The Rockets viciously went off on offense last night against Detroit. Harden was simply unstoppable; stepping up to help secure a win for his team just a few hours after signing a $80 million deal to stay in Houston. The Rockets connected on all cylinders last night, with strong performances also coming from Jeremy Lin … Continue reading NBA Opening Night 2012: Wednesday Night Surprises

BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 44 – Ty Lawson

2011-12: 16.5 ppg, 6.6 apg, 3.7 rpg, 1.3 spg Ty Lawson’s killer instinct is no longer a secret in Denver. After earning his playing time, Lawson was able to breakout last season with a productive campaign as the Nuggets’ point guard. The undersized (5’11”) Lawson put up career-highs in every category last season as the team’s starter and kicked it into a high-gear during the … Continue reading BallB4All’s Top 50: No. 44 – Ty Lawson