2023 All-Stars So Far (1/4/23)

There is some incredible basketball being played this NBA season.  As we approach the halfway point of the 2022-23 season with the start of a new year, six players averaging 30+ points per game, the MVP race is a dogfight, and both conferences are ultra-competitive. As a result, making All-Star selections come February will beContinue reading “2023 All-Stars So Far (1/4/23)”

Predicting the Top 100 NBA Players of 2023 (10/18/22)

NBA day is finally upon us, and to celebrate the conclusion of the offseason it’s time to predict the top 100 players of the 2022-23 season. This is my third edition of this list and I’m hoping it will be my most accurate one. It’s always a blast trying to guess which players will makeContinue reading “Predicting the Top 100 NBA Players of 2023 (10/18/22)”

2023 NBA Power Rankings (10/11/22)

With training camp wrapping up and preseason underway, rosters are mostly solidified across the league. That means it’s time for my 2022-23 NBA preseason power rankings. My rankings are based on a combination of predicted regular season and postseason success (with playoffs holding more weight) and take into account roster talent, fit, and past successContinue reading “2023 NBA Power Rankings (10/11/22)”

2023 Award Predictions (9/26/22)

We are now less than a month away from the 2022-23 NBA season, which means it’s once again time for my annual preseason articles. I’m tipping off my preseason triad with my award predictions. Just like last year, I’ll list my top five favorites (and a few honorable mentions) before giving my winner for eachContinue reading “2023 Award Predictions (9/26/22)”

How Good Are the Portland Trail Blazers? (7/10/22)

On Friday superstar point guard Damian Lillard signed a massive two-year, $122 million extension, committing to Portland through the 2026-27 season. While I’m not surprised by his unwavering loyalty, it had me thinking about the ceiling of this Trail Blazers team. First, you have to believe that Dame can be the guy on a championshipContinue reading “How Good Are the Portland Trail Blazers? (7/10/22)”

Top 100 Players of the 2022 Season (6/29/22)

The 2021-22 chapter of the NBA story closed with the Golden State Warriors being crowned champions for the fourth time in eight years. Now, as we enter the offseason, it’s time for my annual top 100 list. I began with a pool of around 170 players and somehow cut it down to 100 (plus tenContinue reading “Top 100 Players of the 2022 Season (6/29/22)”

How Jerami Grant Fits in Portland (6/22/22)

Just a day away from the NBA draft, we got our second major trade of the off-season. In exchange for a 2025 first-round pick and the rights to select 36th in this year’s draft, the Portland Trail Blazers landed Jerami Grant (and pick 46). Grant, who broke out in a bigger role during the 2020-21Continue reading “How Jerami Grant Fits in Portland (6/22/22)”

It’s Ant Time- Portland’s Budding Superstar (2/3/22)

The Blazers are a mess this season. Injuries have hit them like a freight train. Dame has missed 22 games and could be done for the year. His sidekick, C.J. McCollum, missed 18 contests. Up-and-coming young wing Nassir Little recently went down with a season-ending shoulder injury. Injuries, as well as questionable roster construction, areContinue reading “It’s Ant Time- Portland’s Budding Superstar (2/3/22)”

My 2022 Rising Stars Picks (1/28/22)

The NBA recently introduced the new format for the Rising Stars game on All-Star weekend. This new format pits four teams of the league’s brightest young stars against each other in tournament style.  The player pool for those teams is made up of twelve rookies, twelve sophomores, and four prospects from the G-League Ignite squad. Continue reading “My 2022 Rising Stars Picks (1/28/22)”

2022 NBA Power Rankings (10/17/21)

A couple of days ago, I came out with my award predictions. This is my second preseason prediction article (out of three). Today, I’ll be giving my team power rankings for the 2021-22 season. These power rankings are based on how good the team will be in both the regular season and the playoffs (myContinue reading “2022 NBA Power Rankings (10/17/21)”