11/1/16 • Quick Notes: “Are the Bulls Good?”

Don’t look now! The Chicago Bulls are 3-0 on the young season, with victories coming over Boston, Indiana & Brooklyn. Quality victories? Maybe. BOS & IND were on the second night of back-to-backs and BKN just isn’t very good. 3-0 is nice but it doesn’t tell the entire story • CHI leads the league in points/game (113.7!), is second in rebounding (53.3) & assists (28.3) The … Continue reading 11/1/16 • Quick Notes: “Are the Bulls Good?”

10/31/16 • Quick Notes: “Weekend UnderDOGs”

2016-17 has gotten off to a flying start – it seems with each (final) box score, there’s some crazy line turned in. But it’s not just stars setting the bar. “Halloween weekend” featured its share of notable UnderDOG performances. Let’s take a look a few: Sean Kilpatrick • 10/28 v. IND • 18 points (10 in the 4th), 5 rebounds, W An upset victory in … Continue reading 10/31/16 • Quick Notes: “Weekend UnderDOGs”

San Antonio’s The First to 4-0

If you thought the Spurs would take a step back in 2016-17, you’re absolutely wrong…so far, at least. San Antonio’s the first team to 4-0 after defeating Miami earlier today, 106-99. Kawhi Leonard continued his scorching-hot start to the year w/ another impressive line: 27 points – 16 in the 4th, 10-12 FT • 6 dimes • 50% FG Kawhi’s blazing his own trail to start the … Continue reading San Antonio’s The First to 4-0

10/30/16 • Quick Notes: “Sacramento is 2-1”

The Sacramento Kings are off to a pretty hot start in 2016-17. When deal-maker Vlade Divac brought in Dave Joerger, he hoped they would adapt a defensive identity while becoming a bit more versatile w/ offensive strategy. A 2-1 start is a small sample size but Sacramento looks improved in both areas. They’re still a work in progress (have excelled limiting paint points, 4th fewest in the league; … Continue reading 10/30/16 • Quick Notes: “Sacramento is 2-1”

10/27/16 • Quick Feature: “Anthony Davis Almost Scored Half the Pels’ Points Last Night”

What an Opening Night for New Orleans Pelicans superstar (& possible android) Anthony Davis, who put up ungodly numbers in a narrow defeat on Wednesday. It’s obvious AD wanted to make some sort of statement and set the tone for his squad after mustering only 30 wins a season ago. And if you look at the opponent (home opener v. DEN), last night was a … Continue reading 10/27/16 • Quick Feature: “Anthony Davis Almost Scored Half the Pels’ Points Last Night”

LeBron James Records His 1st Opening Night Triple-Double

The (defending champion) Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled through New York to kick off the 2016-17 season. After raising its first-ever championship banner, CLE capitalized on 29 points from Kyrie Irving, 23 points & 12 rebounds for Kevin Love & an opening-night triple-double for LeBron James. 19 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds – LeBron’s 3rd title defense was a breeze if we’re being honest. He looked spry … Continue reading LeBron James Records His 1st Opening Night Triple-Double

(2016-17) Delay of Game Previews • “The Pacific”

Sizing up the Pacific Division… Phoenix Suns 2015-2016 Season Result: 23-59 • 14th, Western Conference (4th, Pacific Division) • Missed Postseason Current Head Coach: Earl Watson Projected Starting Lineup Draft Picks #4 Overall: Dragan Bender #8 Overall: Marquese Chriss #34 Overall: Tyler Ulis Notable Offseason Additions Jared Dudley Leandro Barbosa Notable Offseason Subtractions Bogdan Bogdanović Mirza Teletović Jon Leuer Ronnie Price Chase Budinger Archie Goodwin The Big Picture The … Continue reading (2016-17) Delay of Game Previews • “The Pacific”

(2016-17) Delay of Game Previews • “The Southwest”

Sizing up the Southwest Division… New Orleans Pelicans 2015-2016 Season Result: 30-52 • 12th, Western Conference (5th, Southwest Division) • Missed Postseason Current Head Coach: Alvin Gentry Projected Starting Lineup Draft Picks #6 Overall: Buddy Hield Notable Offseason Additions Solomon Hill E’Twaun Moore Terrence Jones Cheick Diallo (rookie, Kansas • via LAC) Notable Offseason Subtractions Ryan Anderson Eric Gordon Tony Douglas Luke Babbitt James Ennis Kendrick Perkins The Big … Continue reading (2016-17) Delay of Game Previews • “The Southwest”

(2016-17) Delay of Game Previews • “The Central”

Sizing up the Central Division… Milwaukee Bucks 2015-2016 Season Result: 33-49 • 12th, Eastern Conference (5th, Central Division) • Missed Postseason Current Head Coach: Jason Kidd Draft Picks #10 Overall: Thon Maker #36 Overall: Malcom Brogdon Notable Offseason Additions Matthew Dellavedova Jason Terry Mirza Teletovic Tony Snell Notable Offseason Subtractions Jerryd Bayless Greivis Vasquez Jared Cunningham Johnny O’Bryant O.J. Mayo Michael Carter-Williams Projected Starting Lineup The Big Picture The Milwaukee Bucks…are slowly … Continue reading (2016-17) Delay of Game Previews • “The Central”