Tuesday, July 14, 2009

NBA Power Rankings

Another year, another offseason. In a year where the economy reached dangerous lows, this has been the craziest offseason in recent memory. Has there ever been a draft where 3 straight point guard needy teams passed Jason Kidd 2.0, then another team took point guards with consecutive top-6 picks? When was the last time that a scrub with a non-guaranteed contract was worth more than a borderline all-star for 2/3 of the teams in the league? Only in the NBA. With that it seems like the perfect time to make my top ten list.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Artest/Ariza

Nothing bugs me more than basketball analysts who don't know what they're talking about. Or who make comments that would have been accurate 5 years ago, but not now. Or who focus on a player's name value rather than his game. So you can probably imagine that the recent Artest/Ariza swap has made me want to guage my eyes out in frustration. This move (or rather, this pair of moves) makes so little sense on so many levels that it is absolutely mind boggling. Here's why:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hedo Turkoglu (and maybe some other offseason thoughts)

Some one please tell me that the Blazers aren't courting Hedo Turkoglu. Please tell me all these reports are jokes. Please tell me Kevin Pritchard isn't on a quest to join Matt Millen and Isaiah Thomas in the pantheon of terrible GM's. Basically he's signing Turkoglu because of his name value and ingoring a lot of facts that I thought were pretty undeniable. Here's some of the problems that this move creates...