Garrett Brooks | June 3rd, 2020
Former Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw is set to lead the NBA’s new G League elite team that will feature NBA prospects.
Jacari McRae | June 2nd, 2020
The Miami Heat have been one of the surprising NBA teams this season. Solid contribution from their rookies is a major reason why. Kendrick Nunn went from being undrafted to becoming the team’s starting point guard. Tyler Herro has been huge in the crunch time for the Heat this season. Chris Silva was the team’s backup center in the beginning of the season before falling out of the rotation.
Jacari McRae | May 26th, 2020
Talks of resuming the NBA season are heating up. And the potential financial consequences are also being discussed. Before the season was suspended, the league was already expected to lose revenue due to issues with China. Now, with fans not allowed until 2021, this year’s salary cap is expected to be even lower. Continue reading
Alex Kielar | May 17th, 2020
I know what you’re thinking, this year has been crazy and weird enough without a hypothetical meeting between the greatest basketball player of all time (sit down LeBron riders) and a crazy tiger zoo owner. It’s May 2020 and I thought I would be writing about the Yankees being already at least ten games ahead in the AL East, not whatever this is. But here we are. “The Last Dance” and “Tiger King” have been the two most-watched shows during this quarantine, making this only right.
Garrett Brooks | May 16th, 2020
The Bulls (finally) brought in a new front office to turn the franchise around, hiring Arturas Karnisovas to lead the charge. This offers a much needed fresh look in the front office, and the sky is the limit moving forward. The Bulls 2019-20 season has had glimpses of a bright future. It has also been frustrating to watch at times. Many things can be taken away from this season, and here we are going to break down the good, the bad, and the ugly. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | May 14th, 2020
Michael Jordan’s longtime trainer Tim Grover created a theory that there are three categories of work ethics that people fall into. Those three categories are as follows: closers, coolers, and cleaners. He recently spoke on the Pardon My Take podcast about each of the three categories.
Nick Andre | May 9th, 2020
This season’s rookie draft class has been spectacular, to say the least. All of the highlight-reel plays and success that these young men have had so far, it’s no question that they are on a mission to make noise in the NBA and are setting the tone early for their careers. Let’s take a look at some of the top 4 rookies that have been spectacular this season.
Garrett Brooks | May 2nd, 2020
The 2020 free agent class lacks star power compared to previous offseasons, as Anthony Davis is the only true superstar set to hit the open market. The expectation is he will re-sign with the Lakers without truly entertaining other offers, though. There are difference makers set to hit restricted free agency, representing the true value of this year’s class. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | May 1st, 2020
At the Covid-19 break, the Miami Heat currently sits in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. If the season resumes right into the playoffs, the Heat would host the Indiana Pacers in the first round. Should the Heat advance to the next round, they would likely face the Milwaukee Bucks, a team they beat twice this season. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | April 16th, 2020
Last summer, Bam Adebayo predicted his stats for the 2019-20 season. The Miami Heat center had predicted he’ll average 16 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. So far, his prediction has been right. At the COVID-19 break, Adebayo is currently averaging 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game.
Nick Andre | April 9th, 2020
Although we know what to expect out of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, the third man for the Denver Nuggets is supposed to be Gary Harris. He’s a player with a lot of talent and can be a difference-maker when he is at his best. But this season has been a struggle for the shooting guard and he never got into a rhythm all season long.
Nickolas Loza | April 9th, 2020
The 2010 NBA Finals was one of the best finals series of all time. For the majority of the series, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers traded wins and losses, so no team could gain any ground. But after Boston came through with a win in Games four and five, it put Kobe Bryant and his Lakers on the brink of elimination.
Josh Elias | April 6th, 2020
So, as you’ve probably noticed by now, we’re, um, having a bit of a problem at the moment.
I haven’t mentioned it yet because almost every article I’ve seen for weeks has been about it, but we’re in the midst of what’s likely to be the worst pandemic in at least 60 years, a financial collapse that will shatter our economic systems as we know them, and – definitely not worst of all – no basketball. Continue reading
Josh Elias | April 5th, 2020
Even at the time, it seemed ludicrous for the Clippers to select Michael Olowokandi first in 1999. He only started in one of his three seasons at mid-major Pacific University, and college superstars Mike Bibby, Raef LaFrentz, and Vince Carter were all options, but no, they went with the Kandi Man. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | April 5th, 2020
The Chicago Bulls are reportedly interested in Goran Dragic and Derrick Jones Jr, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Both players are expected to be unrestricted free agents in free agency, whenever that starts. The Bulls are also interested in Miami Heat vice president of basketball operations Adam Simon.
Jacari McRae | March 28th, 2020
Former Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale continues to speak highly of the Heat’s culture. Fizdale appeared on the Golic and Wingo show on ESPN Radio earlier this week and one of the topics discussed was the Brooklyn Nets firing of Kenny Atkinson. Brooklyn players reportedly being unhappy with Atkinson played a huge role in the coach’s departure.
“The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.”
One thing that’s always intrigued me about sports is the dying phenomenon of the multi-sport athlete at the professional level.
While sports, in general, are beginning to largely ditch specialists in favor of utilitarians, the greatest form of a utilitarian (no, I’m obviously not talking about John Stuart Mill) is no longer a thing. Continue reading
Jacari McRae | March 20th, 2020
Almost eight years ago, the Miami Heat trailed the Boston Celtics 3-2 heading into game six of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals. There was huge pressure going into game six in Boston. A loss in game six could’ve sent the Heat home and raise questions about the future of the Heat’s superteam.
Tom Greene | March 12th, 2020
As promised, the 2nd Big Ten Tournament Preview article is here! Before we get started, a couple of updates.
Nebraska has added the Football team’s Backup QB- Noah Vedral and Offensive Tackle Brant Banks since the publication of Tuesday’s Article. The team was down to seven after suspending two players indefinitely. (Remember last season’s improbable run by the Huskers? They were down to that many players then!)
Jacari McRae | March 11th, 2020
When Jimmy Butler made the decision to go to Miami he was criticized. Some wondered why he would leave a potential title contender in Philadelphia for a team that just missed the playoffs the season prior. Was there tension between Butler and his Sixers teammates? Or maybe Butler just wanted to be the guy in Miami.
Jacari McRae | March 9th, 2020
The Miami Heat ends their two-game road trip with a split. Playing without Jimmy Butler, the Heat ran their offense through Bam Adebayo. After trailing the Washington Wizards by eight in the fourth quarter, the Heat went on a huge 25-3 run to close the game. And with the Oklahoma City Thunder beating the Boston Celtics, Miami now pulls within a game-and-a-half of the third seed.
Here are my takeaways from Sunday’s road win over the Wizards.
Josh Livi | March 8th, 2020
Happy Sunday everyone! We are back! Wow, we absolutely killed it! My apologies for the Draymond Green pick. He was questionable and had gone through practice. He was a late scratch. My bad there everyone! But, it’s a new day, new week, let’s get to it and win some big money!
Sam Schneider | March 1st, 2020
Eventually, your little brother grows up. Sometimes, he turns out to be bigger than you’d expected.
The old adage “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” doesn’t hold nearly as much water in sports as “If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em.”. The Los Angeles Clippers seem to be bent on the latter as they’ve begun a pattern of trying to best their Staples’ Center counterparts, and in doing so, make themselves into a perennial contender.
Jacari McRae | March 1st, 2020
Unlike the previous two games, there was no late-game collapse this time. The Miami Heat blew another double-digit lead on Friday but responded with a strong fourth quarter to seal the victory. The Heat picked up its 37th win of the season with a 126-118 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. With the win, Miami holds on to the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Here are my takeaways from Friday’s win.
Troy Pierce | February 28th, 2020
Coby White has been one of the few bright spots for the Chicago Bulls this year. A rocky first ten games set the tone for most of what we’ve seen from the young guard. He is inconsistent on a consistent basis. Perhaps, that will change following White’s third straight 30-plus point performance.
Josh Livi | February 25th, 2020
Ahh, smell that? That’s the smell of a lot of money we won last night!! Thank you Luka Doncic and Julius Randle. We got another jam packed slate tonight with seven games! Lots of good games and good players, so let’s get to it and keep the hot streak rolling!.
Jacari McRae | February 25th, 2020
Simply inexcusable. The Miami Heat had a chance to back up Saturday’s home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers with a road win. They were on their way to doing that with a 22 point lead heading into the fourth period. But then, they lost the fourth quarter and eventually lost the game in Overtime. Now, Miami finds itself 13-18 on the road and only 1/2 game up over the Philadelphia 76ers for the fourth seed.
Josh Livi | February 24th, 2020
We are back! We had a monster few nights in a row! That’s exactly what we want! To win money and lots of it!!
We got a monster 8-game slate tonight with lots of star power and a lot of sleepers! Let’s get to it, and find those awesome plays to help you win some money!
Josh Livi | February 20th, 2020
We are back!! After a long week, we finally have basketball tonight!
The All-Star game has come and gone and now it’s time to win some massive money! We got games tonight and there is a lot of money to be made. Here we go, let’s get to it, and good luck!
Jacari McRae | February 13th, 2020
After a rough five-game road trip, the Miami Heat are looking forward to the All-Star break. In a battle of teams with identical 35-18 records, the Utah Jazz came out on top. Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz’s killer threes down the stretch were too much to overcome. Miami drops to 35-19 and is now 2.5 games behind the Boston Celtics for the third seed.
Here are my takeaways from Wednesday’s loss to the Jazz.
Jacari McRae | February 11th, 2020
After losing three consecutive games, the Miami Heat bounced back with a win against the Golden State Warriors. It wasn’t easy either. Leading by 19 at the half, the Heat watched the Warriors pull within four multiple times in the third period. However, the Heat pulled away in the fourth period to come out victorious. Miami is now 35-18 for the season.
Here are my takeaways from Monday’s game against the Warriors.
The Scorecrow Staff | February 10th, 2020
This past week, the NBA had the mid-season trade deadline, and as such, trades happened! Who woulda thunk?
At The Scorecrow, trade deadlines and draft days are our equivalent of a national holiday, so when the NBA’s largest trade in two decades went down to start the madness, we all just got drunk instead of doing our jobs and writing things. Sorry Johnnie.
Either way, here are the trades, and here are (most of) our thoughts. I, for one, don’t have them often, so y’all better appreciate the rare occasion. – Josh Continue reading