Archive for July, 2011

NBAMate.com: Evaluating the Worst NBA Contracts (7/31/11)

Regardless of how the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement turns out, the new CBA promises at least one thing:  it will results in less revenue for the players and perhaps less money for their associated teams to pay with. As a result, it is likely there will be a vetting process by each team under […]

Ian Thomsen: The Current State of the NBA Labor Talks (7/29/11)

Each day in the news, we seem to hear about another NBA player who has decided or is “50/5o” on playing overseas during the current NBA lockout — most often in distant and unappealing locales like Turkey and Serbia. In so doing, the stakes have been ratcheted up between the NBA and its players and […]

The Wilt Chamberlain Debate – Basketball’s Goliath Conundrum

Were Wilt Chamberlain’s statistical accomplishments truly the measure of greatness? Or was he merely the beneficiary of playing in an era against inferior competition?

Jesse Dorsey: The Worst Trades in NBA History (7/25/2011)

One of the best things about being a casual sports fan is playing the role of armchair GM. Who made the best trades? Who made the worse? Jesse Dorsey, of the Bleacher Report, takes a look at the worst trades in NBA history on a team-by-team basis. What was the worst? Was it Charlotte’s giveaway […]

Sekou Smith: Rating the New 2011 NBA Head Coaches (7/24/11)

With the lockout still in progress, the NBAs have nots (and a few of the haves) have continued to improve (in most cases) their teams by evaluating the coaching staffs and moving quickly on putting in a place a management structure that will demand success during the 2011-2012 seasons. Many teams, like the Lakers, Warriors, […]

The Ultimate NBA Player

Dave Sheridan takes a stab at constructing the ultimate NBA Player, leaving no stone unturned.

Ten Trades That Need To Happen

Man, those NBA Playoffs were pretty great, weren’t they? So who’s up for some free agency and trade talk? Oh, that’s right…no one. Instead, we’ve had the game taken away from us for what looks to be quite awhile as the two sides figure out how to divide the pie. Sure, we could spend all […]

Lebron James: Confessions of a Non-Hater

It has been more than three weeks since the Mavericks defeated the Heat in the NBA Finals, and the last of the confetti from the championship parade has (presumably) been swept off the streets of downtown Dallas.  But many, many fans in Dallas and elsewhere (especially in Cleveland) are, if no longer vocally, at least […]

The Value of a J.J. Barea

J.J. Barea is an example of the value of the little guard in today’s NBA.

Bill Simmons: How to End the NBA Lockout (7/8/2011)

The interesting and tumultuous NBA season has culminated into a nasty lockout that sees two parties, the NBA owners and the players, unwilling to budge from their negotiating positions. From the NBA owners’ perspective, the NBA lockout will end when the players understand that last year they lost $340 million and are operating a business […]

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