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#NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

As we hit the midway point of the season, what better time than to take a look at the power rankings in the strongest conference top to bottom in the NBA; the Eastern Conference. They have an astounding 9 teams with a positive point differential compared to just 5 in the West, and while it appears the West may have the two best teams in the NBA in the Warriors and Spurs, the East might boast the majority of the best 16 teams if the league was ever to do away with the conferences for playoff seeding. Here are the teams that look like playoff timber, from bottom to top.  Things that separate NBA teams beyond the obvious W/L record in my not so humble opinion are a good point differential, road record, and the all important eye test.  Traditional scouting still holds great value in sports, and was certainly taken into account when compiling the rankings: 8) Charlotte Hornets 24-26 (17-9 H 7-17 A) +0.3 point differential.  A very good team at home, but can’t seem to buy a win on the road.  They have played about as well as you can expect without Al Jefferson, and Kemba Walker is having a career year putting up 20/4/5 with over a steal per game...

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#Celtics: Building A Winner

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED | 0 comments

Developing players in the NBA is a complicated and difficult craft. First off, which makes the draft so unpredictable, its nearly impossible to judge how a human being is going to react from being a college basketball player to a multi millionaire the moment they are selected. Taking into account the players intelligence, support system (or lack there of) and work ethic helps, but talent is what drives this league as all of these guys are just flat out freaks. One of the things that not many people understand is that other than the very best, and very worst players, most players career arcs just aren’t very predictable, even from year to year. This means what you do with the player you have while he’s on your roster is extremely important. It can turn a mediocre team into good team, a good team into a great one.  Or it can work the other way. So you do your best to create a culture of accountability from the top down, an emphasis on the bottom line (wins and losses), and putting players in a position to succeed in games and off the court. You pacify agents by not releasing players or trading them without notice.  You never blast your players in the media, while at...

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NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

  Hey why not!!!!   This is a fun conference because after the Cavs everything is WIDE OPEN.  There is potential for a deep playoff run for any of the 10 teams in the mix after the #1 seed, and if the injury bug hits Lebron James for the first time in his career, then EVERYTHING is wide open.  So here are the Celticsnuts Eastern Conference power rankings three weeks into the season, taking a quick peek at how...

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Celtics Break Out Against Hawks

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED | 0 comments

This Celtic team isn’t built on getting big stats from players.  Its built on the team concept, that players accept their roles, put wins over individual achievement, and generally take well to coaching.  While this sounds like stuff you would think every team would expect when they compile a roster, I don’t think its what they get, especially when you have one or two players on the team that ARE counting on big statistics to either get themselves a...

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College Football Weekend Recap

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in College football, FEATURED | 0 comments

  If last weekend was moving day in College Football, then this weekend was status quo, as only one top 10 team fell (#10Oklahoma 24-27 to Texas), and 3 total in the top 25, and #18 Michigan’s 30-0 win over #13 Northwestern at home could harley fit the bill as and upset.  Michigan’s impressive win was  big boost for the Big Ten, who desperately need a third team to be considered strong if they want their conference championship game...

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Moving day in College Football

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in College football, FEATURED, NCAA Nuts | 0 comments

It was moving day in college football as 4 of the top 10 teams toppled.  Lets take a look: #3 Ole Miss gets destroyed at #25 Florida 38-10.  This was a ole fashioned ass kicking from start to finish.  Ole Miss was never in the game, down 25-0 at the half, turned the ball over 4 times, despite only being out gained 355-328 in total yards.  Just another day in the SEC, where teams eat each other alive destroying...

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College Football Week One Thoughts

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in College football, FEATURED, NCAA Nuts | 0 comments

  So a few thoughts with only a few game remaining in the opening week: The SEC looks very strong. Texas A&M took care of Arizona State (15) at a neutral site, and yet another SEC team will likely move into the top 25, moving the number to a staggering 11. Alabama (1) crushed Wisconsin, a team supposed to be near the top of the Big Ten. Kentucky christened their sparkling new stadium with a win over LA Lafayette....

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Random #NBA Thoughts

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

  Some random thoughts as the Summer league winds down and the Spurs win the Vegas Summer League championship. The Celtics have built a roster custom built for coach Brad Stevens.  Its a roster packed with guys who love to play basketball, work hard, get better, and win basketball games.  One would think thats how all NBA rosters are built, but thats most definitely not the case.  They have turned over the leadership keys to sophomore Marcus Smart, who...

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Celtics Summer League Game #2 Recap

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED | 0 comments

Coming off a dismantling by the host Jazz summer league entry, last night marked the second straight blowout loss for the Celtics, in which they lost to the 76ers 76-62. Second year guard Marcus Smart was in street clothes for this tilt, leaving the point manned by Terry Rozier and Marcus Thornton, both of whom benefited from extended minutes. Rozier, the #16 pick in the 2015 draft, managed 14 points with 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 29 minutes. Thornton,...

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#Celtics Summer League Recap

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Boston Celtics, FEATURED, NBA | 0 comments

  The Celtics fell to the Jazz 100-82 in their first summer league game of the 2015 campaign.  Marcus Smart lead the way 26/5/8 for the Celtics, while Rodney Hood went for 23/10/4 for the Jazz.  On to the good, bad, and ugly. The Good: The Celtics played HARD.  Very hard.  Several players hit the deck for loose balls, one pass away was defended well on the perimeter, and in general they battled.  Smart went for 26/5/8 and looked...

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