Will Nikola Jokic be able to carry the Denver Nuggets to the NBA Playoffs?
X-Oklahoma City Thunder 53-29 (3) The 2017-2018 NBA season proved to be a strange, but interesting one for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder had to deal with the notion that they no longer had the services of small forward Kevin Durant as after nine seasons with the franchise he decided to leave in free [...]
The Utah Jazz are nestled in Salt Lake City which is one of the NBA's smallest media markets. And with that the Jazz organization has always struggled in bringing in some of the NBA's talented free agents. But that hasn't prevented the Jazz from competing as from 1984-2003, they made the playoffs in each year. [...]
Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward is accustomed to flying under the radar. In high school the only Power 5 basketball program that offered Hayward a scholarship was the Purdue Boilermakers. Hayward would ultimately play his college ball for the Butler Bulldogs where he would help them reach the Final Four in 2010 for the [...]
X-Portland Trailblazers 51-31 (4) After winning 51 games during the 2014-2015 NBA season, the 2015-2016 campaign was expected to be a down one for the Portland Trailblazers. The summer of 2015 saw the Trailblazers ravaged by departures which included power forward LaMarcus Aldridge joining the San Antonio Spurs and shooting guard Wes Matthews signing on [...]
Ben Simmons 1. Philadelphia 76ers-Ben Simmons-Small Forward-LSU Maybe this is the year that the Philadelphia 76ers finally get it right at the NBA Draft. 2. Los Angeles Lakers-Brandon Ingram-Small Forward-Duke With selecting Ben Simmons out of the equation, look for the Los Angeles Lakers to select the second best small forward in this [...]
Y-Oklahoma City Thunder 58-24 (2) The past five years years have seen the Oklahoma City Thunder emerge as a contender for the NBA Championship. But injuries put the Thunder in a bind last season as they missed the NBA Playoffs last year for the first time since 2009 in spite of the fact that they [...]
X-Portland Trailblazers 53-29 (3) In his second year as the head coach of the Portland Trailblazers, Terry Stotts led a revival in "Rip City" as the Blazers made the second round of the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2000. The Blazers have the ability to once again be a dangerous team in the [...]