Posts Tagged ‘Kyrie Irving’

NBA Preview – Eastern Conference

November 4, 2012

Atlantic

1. Philadelphia – Only one starter (Jrue Holiday) returns from 2011’s opener, and the health of newbie Andrew Bynum is a huge issue. But the minutes formerly allotted to veterans Andre Iguodala, Lou Williams, and Elton Brand are now going to better fits in Doug Collins’ game plan: Evan Turner, Jason Richardson, and Thaddeus Young. They’ve added an additional two shooters in Nick Young and Dorell Wright. Promising young big men Lavoy Allen & Arnett Moultrie compliment veteran PF/C Spencer Hawes. Without Bynum, this team wins 45 games. If he plays 50 games, they win 55.

2. New York – I wasn’t a fan of the Knicks ditching Jeremy Lin in favor of Jason Kidd/Raymond Felton. You don’t let promising young PGs just walk out the door. Now you have a knucklehead starting backcourt of Felton & J.R. Smith; neither are efficient shooters and Felton has a lot to learn about

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NBA’s Best Point Guards

April 6, 2012

The point guard position is one of the most important, if not the most important position in the NBA. They are otherwise known as floor generals; are compared to quarterbacks; and operate as captains whether they’re  named as such by their coaches.

Today’s PGs are offensively talented and they need to be just as good defensively, because the guy they’re guarding is usually another point guard.

At the turn of the century the NBA was losing fans because it seemed like a game of superstars, rather than team play, hard work, and winning. I’ve heard more than enough people say that NCAA ball was better.           (more…)

JERSEY STRONG: North Jersey Trumps NYC in NBA Talent Produced

February 3, 2012

St. Patrick's Michael Gilchrist in 2007

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Balt/D.C. have long been considered the regions of the country with the most high school basketball talent. NBA rosters are littered with players from these areas.

It’s time to talk about northern New Jersey in the same light. 15 NBA players  prepped in North Jersey, highlighted by big names Andrew Bynum; Al Harrington; Loul Deng; Joakim Noah; J.R. Smith (as soon as he gets back from China); and exciting rookie Kyrie Irving.

In contrast, the NYC area is only represented by 8 players.   (more…)


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