November 7, 2007
A few thoughts on my mind this morning:
1) Congrats to all those reaping the benefits of having Chris Paul and Peja Stojakovic in their fantasy lineups last night (such as myself). Time to celebrate? Don’t think so, but hey, it was a huuuge lift.
2)Mo Williams has been slow starting. I drafted this guy hoping for last year’s numbers, but so far he’s only been mediocre with a larger amount of turnovers. The guy needs a little shakeup. Time to start earning your money, Mo!
3)Too much Kobe talk still. I’m still sticking with my preseason prediction of that he’ll be a Laker until the trade deadline. Now all the writers are saying he’s not even worth his “value” that the Lakers are trying to get. I find that kind of weird about the best player in the league. I’m still a Kobe fan, and I know you are too.
4)I’m loving how much Ben Wallace sucks now. The Pistons clearly inked the right guy in signing Chauncey Billups. I’m sure all Detroit fans are saying “Sheed is the only Wallace we need”!!!
5)How much do you love watching the Nuggets, the Warriors, and surprisingly the Raptors? The Raps seem to have a fantastic team chemistry where the scoring seems to be more balanced than in past years. Kudos to them, except for their dreadful loss last night to the Bucks.
6)It’s all about Yiiiiiiiii. This guy has been pretty good so far, considering he really has to share the ball with a lot of guys on that lineup. They should easily have a playoff spot if their bigs can stay healthy.
That’s all I’ve got for now.
October 30, 2007
- The Rooks
This year has a very exciting rookie class that will be sure to entertain. Who won’t try and watch Kevin Durant? Can this guy play at the NBA level? He couldn’t take Texas too far in the NCAA tournament, but now the Sonics are building around him. I’m expecting him to be an 18 and 7 guy this year. Beyond Durant, there’s the Mike Conley Jrs, Yi Jianlian and who knows, maybe even a little Greg Oden at the end of the season.
- Kobe to Explode
I’ve said it a few times, but I don’t expect Kobe to go anywhere until the trade deadline. But when that deadline arrives, it will be more of a blockbuster than KG himself (if that’s even possible). As we know, Kobe is a man of the spotlight, and once the season starts, there’s only one way to stay in the light…produce! I know the likes of Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson would agrue that this isn’t true, but to a real NBA fan, it’s all about who puts on the best show ON THE COURT, and Kobe will be the man, again.
- The Denver Nuggets
I’ve probably been overdoing this a bit, but I’m a firm believer that the Nuggets have serious potential this year. The West is still strong, even without KG, but the Nuggets field a team that has the proper weapons. Since Allan Iverson headed to Denver, he’s gone under the radar. After the half season of learning to play together (AI and Melo), I feel these two will FINALLY figure it all out and form a chemistry that will be second to none. Wasn’t it just a couple years ago that everyone thought AI was the best player in the league? He’s not that old yet, and he’s still one of the quickest players with the ball. How can you deny these two?
- The BIG 3 in Boston
Kevin Garnet, Paul Pierce and Scott Pollard…..I mean Ray Allan. Three of the leagues best players somehow ended up on one of last year’s worst teams. There’s no doubt that the Celtics will be this year’s most improved team. It’s just a matter of how far they go? I think its obvious that it all comes down to injuries. If they can all stay healthy, the sky’s the limit. With an injury to one of them, there’s not much to watch in Boston. I say Conference Finals at max.
- The New York Knicks/Mafia
This would have been even more interesting of a point if Ron Artest was picked up by the Knicks. Either way, they still acquired Zach Randolph. Along with Eddy Curry, the two form a pair of the scariest looking guys you could ever pass on the street or on the court. On the court, if these guys can get it together, they have potential to be one of the best turnarounds in the league. With the East still wide open, how can you deny these guys a playoff spot. I’d take them right now (before the season starts) to finish the season ahead of Orlando.
- The Season Starts Sooo Soon!!!!
I couldn’t be more excited, and I know you can’t either. Unfortunately for me, I started writing Clutch 3 in the offseason. At times, material was limited and creativity started minimalizing ( although the Hottest Hoops Wife series was a smashing hit, and I will be doing my research for Episode 4, so watch out!) but I kept writing with the excitement in my mind, knowing that once the season starts, I won’t be able to stop writing. This season promises to be one of the best in the past couple years, and I’ll be watching the opening tip off Wednesday night. Will you?
September 5, 2007
In basketball these days, there’s a lot the talk of the Big Three in Boston, and even the 3-pack in New Jersey. I just found myself wondering, “How the hell aren’t we talking about the TRIO in Denver?” Last time I checked, the Nuggets acquired Mr. Allen Iverson. They also have shot-swatting Marcus Camby. And how can we forget trico-USA MVP Carmelo Anothony. That’s Anthony-Iverson-Camby! If you ask me, I’d take these guys over the boys in New Jersey any day. But would you take them over the boys in Boston? Probably not. Since Iverson moved to Denver, he’s lost part of his harder image as he’s had to share the spotlight with Anthony. Many people haven’t seen Anthony as a leader just quite yet because of his lack of experience. I think many people will be seeing these guys make some noise in the west this year, as Anthony proved he is plenty reliable to be the leader on a team, as we just saw in World play. Personally, I think it’ll be a great match up between Boston and Denver when they play this season, and I’ll be on my couch waiting for tip off.