Monday, March 25, 2013
Remember when I said that the lakers would get in the playoffs at a 7-8 seed ? Well they're doing that right now. Who new kobe would start passing consistently. Dwight Howard has doing great too. The 2 big questions are: How will they do with Pau back ? How will they do in the playoffs ?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Last night the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 23 straight games won. They defeated the Boston Celtics 107-105 in a great game. Lebron James had 37 points with 12 assists and 7 rebounds and Dwyane Wade had 16 points with 6 assists and 7 rebounds. The'res no doubt about it that the Heat are the best team in the NBA right now and have a good chance at breaking the Lakers record of 33 game winning streak.If u look at the Heat's schedule they don't have that many good teams that you can say have a chance at ending their streak. However we are reminded that this is the NBA where anything can happen. Most teams will give the Heat their best basketball as if the game was a Game 7 in the playoffs. Well just have to wait and see what happens and if Lebron James and the Heat will do their best to maintain this winning streak alive.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Kyrie Irving the point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers is a beast and one the most talented players in the league right now. This kid has the potential to become the best point guard in the league and maybe the best player in the NBA. This year Irving is averaging 23.7 PPG and 5.3 APG. The Cavaliers Record is pitiful but if Kyrie Irving gets some help there is no doubt the Cavaliers would be in playoff contention and maybe title contenders. Kyrie has one of the best dribbles in the NBA and has a great perimeter shot. He can also get in the paint and score. He can pass the ball but isn't getting many assists because he doesn't have much help around him.. Kyrie needs to keep improving and get some more help on his team because the sky is the limit for this kid and he is the future of this league. Now go Kyrie show us how to get BUCKETS!!!!!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
By Max Nadelman
After dealing productive forward Marreese Speights to the Cavs last week, the Grizzlies were not expected to trade their star shooter Rudy Gay this season. That move saved Memphis from a $4 million luxury tax, but it seems that was not enough to convince management not to get rid of Gay and his inflated salary of over $15 million.
The Raptors acquired Gay and reserve center Hamed Haddadi in in a three-team trade Wednesday that also included the Detroit Pistons. In exchange for Gay, the Raptors are trading long-time Raptor PG Jose Calderon to the Pistons and promising PF Ed Davis to the Grizzlies. Memphis will also receive Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye from Detroit, a 2nd rounder from Toronto, and the obvious release from the burden of bankrolling Gay’s hefty contract.
The bloated contract isn’t the only knock on Gay, who is very athletic but an average shooter and defender. In many ways, this deal does not make sense for Toronto. The Raptors will now have to pay Gay about $40 million over the next two years and just hope that their acquisition was a nice buy-low opportunity. Gay has been uninspiring this season, shooting below his career average and rated average in advanced metrics like Player Efficiency Rating (about 14; 20+ is considered good) and Wins Above Replacement (a paltry 1.2). Toronto is giving up their reliable fan-favorite Point Guard Jose Calderon who is averaging 11 and 7 while shooting 50% from the floor this season. However, perhaps the biggest blow to Toronto in this deal is losing budding big man Ed Davis. Davis, who won a National Championship at UNC and was the Toronto’s first rounder in 2010, has had his best season as a pro this year, putting up solid rebounding and scoring numbers. In getting Davis, Memphis is adding a valuable frontcourt player who is only getting better and is producing on a minimum contract (unlike Gay). He also gives the Grizzlies leeway to potentially shop expensive forward Zach Randolph at the trade deadline or next offseason.