Great Leap: 7 NBA players who could make the leap from good to great this season
Every year, a new group of players take a giant leap from becoming good to great. It usually happens between the second and fourth years in the career of a young NBA talent, as the player begins to fully grasp the true potential of his basketballing powers and begins to get comfortable with the pace and systems in the NBA. Here are 7 players who could take that great leap this season!
Timberwolves celebrate! And how will the 2015 Draft Lottery reshape the NBA?
Getting the draft right is of utmost importance. Through the salary cap and the draft system, the NBA theoretically allows for teams to rebuild, creates an environment when even the worst team can be a contender in a matter of years. The right draft pick can completely change the fortunes of a franchise. The Minnesota Timberwolves, who won the NBA Draft Lottery and will be picking first next month
Clearing the Deadline cobwebs: The best players traded on the NBA’s record trade-deadline day
In the biggest trade deadline day in NBA history, 37 players moved in 11 trades across the league. 16 of the NBA’s 30 teams will enter the last half of the season with a roster change, including some dramatic moves that could boost various title aspirants. With the number of multiple team trades, draft picks offered, protection on future draft picks, and the reshaping of rosters, it was difficult
Return, Reload, Repeat: Predictions for all the drama ahead for the 2014-15 NBA Season
In many ways, there is no better day then Opening Night for an NBA season. For one day, everyone is equal. But once we look past the fog of change, refreshed outlooks, and optimism, what do we see? Here are my predictions for the 2014-15 NBA season, where I predict that – after the reloading and the returns – the final winner will be a repeat performance.