Archive for January, 2012

Ian Thomsen: 76ers Development Starts Off the Court (1/31/12)

The Philadelphia 76ers 2012 NBA season have been one of the biggest surprises so far this young season.  At 15-6 and only 2 games behind the Bulls and 1 game behind the Heat in the overall conference standings, they are certainly giving notice that they will be a playoff contender.  It remains to be seen […]

Sam Smith: NBA Player Surprises…Good and Bad (1/31/12)

As we approach the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, there are the usual suspects who will be there for sure…but who are some of the players who’ve had seasons that if not All-Star worthy then at least some recognition of an improvement?  Sam Smith takes a look at 10 players each who are trending […]

David Friedman: Post Lockout NBA..It’s Not Fantastic (1/31/12)

Pretty much everyone who has watched a decent amount of NBA this season knows that the level of play is off from previous seasons due to the lockout.  Which is no big surprise given the lack of prep time and the fact that players spent time doing just about everything else not related to basketball.  […]

Assessing the Future of the 2012 Boston Celtics

Nearly 4 1/2 years after the Kevin Garnett trade, Boston Celtics fan/new Chasing 23 Contributor Matt Bertrand, assesses the future of the team.

Kevin Love vs Blake Griffin: Who’s the Better Power Forward?

Blake Grffin and Kevin have emerged as two of the best young power forwards in the NBA? Who is better now and who will be better for years to come?

Michael Wilbon: Chicago Bulls Need Luol Deng to contend for NBA Title (1/26/12)

Even with a rash of injuries, the Chicago Bulls are sitting at the top of the Eastern conference standings after having played 20 games with a 16-4 mark.  But the latest injury to Luol Deng’s non-shooting hand wrist has Bulls fans everywhere worried about their long term prospects this season, especially after a dismal 2nd […]

The Top 5 Old NBA Player Seasons of All Time

In the NBA it is said that longevity is a testament to greatness. But who has been the best of the best? Sean Cribben evaluates the NBA’s 5 best seasons by a player over the age of 35.

The Chicago Bulls need a Second Star

For the Chicago Bulls to win the Championship, they will have to do what only 5 other teams have been able to accomplish and win without a second star.

David Aldridge: Oklahoma City Thunder Have The Pieces In Place, Now Comes The Hard Part (1/24/12)

How fast has the turnaround happened for the Oklahoma City Thunder? Just take a look at their record over the past 3 years: ’08-’09 23-59 (No playoffs) ’09-’10 50-32 (Lost first round to Lakers 4-2) ’10-’11 55-27 (Lost conference finals to Mavericks 4-1) So far this year the Thunder currently have the 2nd best record […]

The Big Three Concept Is Overrated

Tony Maglio discusses why Big Threes are overrated, and not essential to winning championships.