Making the Case for Curry, Harden, LeBron and Westbrook as MVP

Is this the most polarizing MVP race in NBA history? While that may be a tough question to answer, this year’s sprint towards the greatest individual accomplishment in hoops is coming down to the final weeks of the regular season. And it seems that most people have a legitimate opinion on four candidates (potentially five if New Orleans center Anthony Davis had been healthy all … Continue reading Making the Case for Curry, Harden, LeBron and Westbrook as MVP

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

The Conference Finals are Set

Often times, a dark horse can emerge late in the playoffs. Last year it was the No. 5 seeded Memphis Grizzlies who took down Denver in the opening round and breezed by OKC in the semifinals to reach the Western Conference Finals. As the fourth seed out East in 2012, the Celtics had Miami in a panic in the Big Three’s second year together. When the … Continue reading The Conference Finals are Set

Kevin Durant Wins 2014 NBA MVP Award

Now in his seventh season, Kevin Durant earned this year’s Most Valuable Player award for the first time in his career. Durant averaged 32 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Thunder this season. The 6-foot-9 swingman also shot 50% from the floor and had a hotstreak of scoring atleast 30 points in 12-straight games during the regular season. The MVP award has been … Continue reading Kevin Durant Wins 2014 NBA MVP Award

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

A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Western Conference

Western Conference No. 1 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 8 Dallas Mavericks: The Spurs have been looking to avenge last year’s improbable ending in the NBA Finals for a long time. That begins with their first round series victory over the Mavs. Spurs win in five. No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies: The Thunder present numerous matchup problems for the Grizzlies, most … Continue reading A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Western Conference

Baseline to Baseline – 1/17/14

A random, sporadic column spitting out opinions, reactions and news surrounding the NBA. Pacers rout Knicks to keep league’s best record. New York (15-24) was winners of six of their last nine games heading into Thursday’s tilt with Indiana (31-7), but a career-day from Lance Stephenson showed why the Pacers have been the class of the Eastern Conference all season. Stephenson recorded 28 points (10-of-17 … Continue reading Baseline to Baseline – 1/17/14

2013-14 Season Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

LAST SEASON: (60-22), Lost Western Conference Semifinals PROJECTED STARTERS: G – Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha F – Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka C – Kendrick Perkins 6TH MAN: Reggie Jackson KEY ADDITIONS: Ryan Gomes, Steven Adams KEY LOSSES: Kevin Martin, Eric Maynor FORECAST: After an impressive regular season, Oklahoma City’s hopes for a championship went straight down the drain when Russell Westbrook suffered his knee injury during the first round … Continue reading 2013-14 Season Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder