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Three Views on Melo and the Sixers

September 30, 2010 by


According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated – Rod Thorn (the president of the Sixers) – is optimistic about the upcoming season.  Thorn also would very much like to add Carmelo Anthony to the Sixers roster (at the cost of Andre Iguodala). Lance Epstein – of Philadunkia – argues that such a trade would vault […]

Veins are Popping?

September 28, 2010 by


Henry Abbott at TrueHoop today:  Rip Hamilton says (via Piston Powered) “the more scorers we’ll have, the better we’ll be” and somewhere a vein pops out of David Berri’s forehead. The Pistons have been collecting scorers the past couple of years (Tracy McGrady, Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva are good examples).  Across the past decade (until last […]

Talking Sixers with Philadunkia

September 27, 2010 by


Tom Sunnergren – of Philadunkia – recently sent along a number of questions for me to address.   A few days ago I answered some of these (I hope to get to the rest of the questions this week) and my answers have now been posted. Two quick comments on the answers… Tom admits that as […]

The Charlotte Bobcats Have Trouble Letting Go

September 26, 2010 by


The Charlotte Bobcats had their best season in team history in 2009-10. For a team that had never had a winning record – or made the playoffs – “best season ever” isn’t much of an accomplishment.  Nevertheless, with a record of 44-38, the Bobcats gave Charlotte fans their first taste of playoff basketball since 2002 […]

The Sixers and Hornets Make an Interesting Trade

September 24, 2010 by


While we wait for the Carmelo Anthony trade to be finalized, let’s talk about a trade yesterday that was quite interesting (even if it was of far less importance).  On Thursday the 76ers sent Willie Green and Jason Smith to the New Orleans Hornets for Darius Songaila and rookie Craig Brackins.  Why is this trade […]

The Greatest Blazers in Team History

September 23, 2010 by


The previous post on Maurice Lucas focused on the greatest power forwards in Blazer history.  In the process of writing this post I had to look at the productivity of every power forward who ever played for Portland.  And that process involved looking at every Blazer in the history of the team. Actually, let me […]

Was Maurice Lucas the “Best” Power Forward in Portland History?

September 22, 2010 by


As we wait patiently for the 2010-11 season to get started, is entertaining fans by holding a vote for the greatest players in the history of each NBA franchise.  Henry Abbott – of TrueHoop – checked in on this vote on Monday and discovered a result that left him unhappy. Something terrible has happened.  […]

Is Carmelo Anthony Vastly Superior to Joakim Noah?

September 21, 2010 by


The following was noted in the comments section in the previous post (by ilikeflowers): Henry Abbott was discussing the proposed trade of Joakim Noah (and other stuff) for Carmelo Anthony today.  In the course of the discussion he stated: Noah is a promising young big man, but by almost any metric Carmelo Anthony’s production is […]

Who Else Needs to Offer an Honest Assessment

September 18, 2010 by


A few days ago the Minnesota Timberwolves told their fans that they will probably not be contending for a title in 2011.  Most people – except for Michael Beasley – would tend to agree with the T-Wolves.  So although we are surprised by the honesty, we are not surprised with this assessment. Such honesty, though, […]

The Pistons Feeble Five (and Twenty) — and do you want Allan Houston picking your players?

September 17, 2010 by


Tom Haberstroh has ranked the “Feeble Five” in the history of each NBA franchise (insider access required).  His criteria were as follows: Picking a franchise’s five best players is a wide-open layup compared to identifying the most detrimental players of an organization’s history. But we’ve accomplished the feat with a little help from John Hollinger’s […]