“Bucks Lose MCW for the Season”

An underwhelming campaign just got a lot worse for the Milwaukee Bucks. Today, starting point guard Michael Carter-Williams was ruled out for the rest of 2015-16 with a torn labrum in his hip. Carter-Williams missed the last few games with the injury and is scheduled to undergo surgery later this week, ending his season. According to reports, the recovery time is typically around 3 months, … Continue reading “Bucks Lose MCW for the Season”

“Oh, You Ain’t Know?”

#freeBobbyPortis Chicago’s Bobby Portis is trending upwards heading into the New Year. After receiving minimal playing time prior to Joakim Noah‘s shoulder injury last week, Portis is beginning to justify why many Bulls fans campaigned for the rook to see extended action. The moment Portis checks into the game, Chicago’s energy level just seems different – an aura of youthful exuberance mixed with the eagerness to … Continue reading “Oh, You Ain’t Know?”

“Doggy Bag: Bulls v. Spurs (Nov. 30th)”

Yesterday’s Bulls-Spurs game featured a couple of conference powerhouses in a contest that went down to the wire. Here’s a few observations from the marquee matchup.   FINAL SCORE: Bulls 92, Spurs 89 Stats Leaders: PTS: Kawhi Leonard – 25  | REBS: Pau Gasol – 13  | ASTS: Tony Parker – 9 Top DOG of the Night: Joakim Noah – 8 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists (23 minutes)   “Jimmy … Continue reading “Doggy Bag: Bulls v. Spurs (Nov. 30th)”

“PG-13: A Remixed Tracy McGrady”

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Indiana Pacers so far, it’s time to take notice. Not only has Frank Vogel’s scrappy squad clawed its way to the third best record in the East (9-5), a true superstar is emerging. Paul George has been on the cusp of stardom for a couple of seasons. But now, fully recovered from his devastating leg injury two … Continue reading “PG-13: A Remixed Tracy McGrady”

“Determination”: 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview

Last season: 53-29, 1st, Central Division (2nd, Eastern Conference), Lost 4-2 to GSW in NBA Finals Notable Acquisitions: G Mo Williams (free agent, CHA), G/F Richard Jefferson (free agent, DAL), C Sasha Kaun (CSKA Moscow), G Jared Cunningham (free agent) Notable Losses: F Mike Miller (DEN), C Kendrick Perkins (NOP), C Brendan Haywood #DogTags: Top DOGs: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love Star UnderDOG: Tristan Thompson Salty DOGs: Mo Williams, Richard Jefferson, James … Continue reading “Determination”: 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview

“Eat Your Words”: 2015-16 Chicago Bulls Season Preview

Last season: 50-32, 2nd, Central Division (3rd, Eastern Conference), Lost 4-2 to CLE in Semifinals Notable Acquisitions: Coach Fred Hoiberg Draft Picks: F Bobby Portis (Arkansas, 22nd overall) Notable Losses: Coach Tom Thibodeau #DogTags: Top DOGs: Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol Star UnderDOGs: Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson Salty DOG: Kirk Hinrich Burning Question: How will Joakim Noah set the tone coming off the bench? If you haven’t already heard, 2-time All-Star and … Continue reading “Eat Your Words”: 2015-16 Chicago Bulls Season Preview

“The Right Direction”: 2015-16 Milwaukee Bucks Season Preview

Last season: 41-41, 3rd, Central Division (6th, Eastern Conference), Lost 4-2 to CHI in Quarterfinals Notable Acquisitions: F/C Greg Monroe (free agent, DET), G Grievis Vasquez (via trade w/ TOR), F Chris Copeland (free agent, IND) Draft Picks: G Rashad Vaughn (UNLV, 17th overall) Notable Losses: F Jared Dudley (WAS), C Zaza Pachulia (DAL), F Ersan Ilyasova (DET) #DogTags: Star UnderDOGs: Khris Middleton, Greg Monroe TDIT (Top DOG In Training): Giannis … Continue reading “The Right Direction”: 2015-16 Milwaukee Bucks Season Preview

“The Best is Next”: 2015-16 Indiana Pacers Season Preview

Last season: 38-44, 4th, Central Division (9th, Eastern Conference), Missed Playoffs Notable Acquisitions: G Monta Ellis (free agent, DAL), F/C Jordan Hill (free agent, LAL), F Chase Budinger (free agent, MIN), F Glenn Robinson III (free agent, PHI), F/C Rakeem Christmas (Rookie, Syracuse, via trade w/ CLE), G Toney Douglas (free agent, NOP) Draft Picks: F/C Myles Turner (Texas, 11th overall), G Joseph Young (Oregon, 43rd overall) Notable Losses: C Roy … Continue reading “The Best is Next”: 2015-16 Indiana Pacers Season Preview

“Form A F****** Wall”: 2015-16 Detroit Pistons Preview

Last season: 32-50, 5th, Central Division (11th, Eastern Conference), Missed Playoffs Notable Acquisitions: F Ersan Ilyasova (trade w/ MIL), F Marcus Morris (trade w/ PHX), G/F Reggie Bullock (trade w/ PHX), C Aron Baynes (free agent, SAS), G Steve Blake (trade w/ BKN), F Danny Granger (trade w/ PHX) Draft Picks: G/F Stanley Johnson (Arizona, 8th overall), G Darrun HIlliard II (Villanova, 38th overall) Notable Losses: F/C Greg Monroe (MIL), F Tayshaun … Continue reading “Form A F****** Wall”: 2015-16 Detroit Pistons Preview