What does Nerlens Noel bring to the Dallas Mavericks?

The Dallas Mavericks have been looking for a star center for a little over 5 years now, and they seem to have a long-term fit at the position after trading a top-18 protected 1st round pick, Andrew Bogut, and Justin Anderson to the Philadelphia 76ers for 22-year-old Nerlens Noel. You’ve definitely seen analysis on the trade by now, so we wanted to breakdown some film and see what Nerlens Noel can potentially bring to the Dallas Mavericks. Continue reading “What does Nerlens Noel bring to the Dallas Mavericks?”

2015 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

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Free Agents: Dahntay Jones (Unrestricted), Hedo Turkoglu (U), Glen Davis (U), Ekpe Udoh (U), Austin Rivers (U), DeAndre Jordan (U)


 

“I love this challenge. As strange as it sounds, I thought a couple of those bad years in Boston where we were trying to add players and we finally did it [helped me]. I love those years because you’re building and then when you’ve finally got it, you’re built toward a championship and try to win another one, so this is a great stretch.”

-Doc Rivers

At their peak last season, the Clippers looked like less of a dark horse and more of a real contender. Doc Rivers the coach did an admirable job for 93 games, until everything came crashing down in that incredible series loss at the hands of James Harden and the Rockets. Continue reading “2015 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers”

2015 Offseason Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

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Image from www.sixers.com

Free Agents: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (Unrestricted), Jason Richardson (U), Ish Smith (U), Thomas Robinson (U), Henry Sims (Restricted), Glenn Robinson III (R)


Another season passes, and almost like clockwork, Sam Hinkie’s team has somehow managed to find yet another way to take a step back. Shipping Carter-Williams off to the Bucks was a sound decision; no one anticipated Embiid’s setback and nobody asked Dario Saric to stay in Turkey for another year The fact remains, though, that the Sixers are in a state of perpetual freefall. This is in no small part by Hinkie’s conscious efforts to reach for lottery picks and to trade away all high value assets all while operating above the cap floor.  Yes, the NBPA’s investigation into possible CBA violations on the part of “tank commander” Continue reading “2015 Offseason Preview: Philadelphia 76ers”