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.
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 →
Wow! We had a monster night last night! All our picks hit! Thank you D’Angelo Russell and Andrew Wiggins. After last night’s insanely heavy, stacked, crazy night, we only have two games to work with. So let’s see what we can come up with!
Wow!! We had a killer night last night and won some big money. Hope you did too. There are only four games tonight. Despite the limited amount of games, we have no shortage of star-power tonight. Going to have a few heavy hitters tonight. Good luck, enjoy, and let’s get to it!
Lonzo Ball seems to be at a crossroads not only with his basketball career but also within his own personal life. I have had the pleasure to have watched Lonzo’s career since his freshman year of high school throughout his short time at UCLA and so far in the league. His talent has always jumped showed to me with his excellent size for the position standing a lean 6’6. Having the ability to see over the top of defense made trapping him almost impossible. He has the eyes and mind of a pass-first point guard in the mold of Hall of Famer Jason Kidd. With his size, he has always rebounded at a high level for a guard and does an incredible job of passing the basketball ahead for easy transition scoring opportunities. Continue reading →
Welcome back basketball fans. The day has finally arrived with the number one pick of this past June making his long-awaited debut against one of the greatest organizations in not just the Association but in all sports. Sit back as I take a deep dive into the game and give my prediction.
Nick and Gabe talk about headlines around the league including Zion and Oladipo’s first games of the season, Kyrie’s comments about his teammates, and All-Star voting thus far. Then, almost every possible trade scenario is talked about as well as how the team standings look around the halfway point in the season! Also, we are now selling CARDBOARD BOXSEATS T-shirts for $15 so support your favorite podcast by sending us a message on Instagram or Twitter! Continue reading →
This month I have posted a 25-13-2 record for NBA picks and will be looking to bolster my bank account and win record as I hope the same for you. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a special day to remember all the sacrifices made throughout the years by people to help give us such fortunate lives. Without further ado, let’s get into some picks. Continue reading →
Happy New Year Hoops Family! We are in the midst of the middle of the NBA Season and this is the best time of the year. We as fans start paying closer attention to the early playoff picture and these become the games we look back on when a team misses the playoffs or gets a less than favorable matchup. As we roll into 2020 I will be taking a look at some of the games to keep on your radar to close out the week.
The Miami Heat have been one of the league’s most surprising teams this season. The emergence of Bam Adebayo and the addition of Jimmy Butler have played a huge part in the team’s early success. As of Wednesday morning, the Heat’s season record is at 19-8, which ranks fourth-best in the Eastern Conference. Continue reading →
It’s almost December and at this point, the NBA season has shown what teams came to play to start the season and those that didn’t. It’s no debate who some of the top teams are in the league right now and who needs to reevaluate their approach before it’s too late. Here’s where the teams that need to go back to the drawing board rank. Continue reading →
HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOOPS FAMILY!!!! We are already heading into week six of the NBA season and the play on the court couldn’t be better. The season is starting to take shape and we will dive into the best games of the upcoming week to keep on your radar. The last week of November basketball is here and it’s no looking back as we get into December and the games really starting to count. Continue reading →
Another game. Another win. The Miami Heat took care of business Saturday by defeating the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 109-94. The victory pushes the Heat record to 9-3, tying their best start in franchise history.
Here are my takeaways from the team’s victory over the Pelicans.
Another week of the NFL has passed and with the trade deadline headlining most of this week, it’s time to turn our attention back to what we saw over the weekend. Several offensive young guns have emerged back onto the scene and several defensive studs have continued their early dominance. One player is even making a case for Defensive Player of the Year. Who rose up to the challenge? Who fell short? Find out in this week’s edition of the Rookie Rankings. As always, let’s start with a couple of honorable mentions. Continue reading →
Another day, another division preview! The start of the regular season is almost here. T-minus less than two weeks! Are you excited? I’m excited. In fact, I think this could be the most interesting season for both players and for fans. So many teams switched up their rosters in a drastic way and that can only mean one thing: there’s going to be plenty of drama.
The New Orleans Pelicans’ G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks – not to be confused with the Atlanta Hawks’ G League affiliate from last year, the Erie BayHawks, who are now known as the College Park Skyhawks, or the Orlando Magic’s G League affiliate from three years ago and prior, the Erie BayHawks, who are now the Lakeland Magic – held their expansion draft yesterday, and it raised some questions when it was revealed that they selected Trey Burke. Continue reading →
The 2019 NBA Summer League has ended, and the Rookie Report has returned!
Today I’ll be taking a look at some of the top rookies from this years’ Summer League. While the competition in Summer League isn’t close to what the NBA game has to offer, these games do still serve a purpose (even if it’s just to feed into the fans’ basketball addictions). Continue reading →
Brandon Ingram is the best talent out of those three players, and he’s proven it with the Lakers. In the last six games before getting injured, post-All-Star break, Ingram averaged 28.9 points per game, as a second option on the offensive end. If the Pelicans utilize Ingram correctly, he could be a special player, and one they would regret trading. Continue reading →
Rich Paul was hired as Anthony Davis‘ agent after Davis fired longtime agent Thad Foucher signaling that Anthony Davis was done with the Pelicans. Rich Paul represents some of the biggest players in the NBA, but none bigger than his biggest client LeBron James, who has been with him since Day 1. Davis has lost a substantial amount of money since signing with Klutch Sports, but Davis isn’t too worried about that.
Since hiring Klutch, AD has rejected a SuperMax contract and declined a $4M trade kicker. So, who’s best interest is this serving? 🤔 https://t.co/2BdYO5rjTw
Davis averaged a double-double this year with 26 and 12 trying to win games for the Pelicans. However, Anthony Davis also had to do what’s best for him by refusing to play in a lot of games for the Pelicans to risk any type of health problem. The Pelicans started out the season well, but eventually, the grueling Western Conference schedule caught up to them and they started losing a lot of games.
One of the most highly anticipated off-seasons in NBA history is in full force. Tonight at 6 p.m. on June 30th is the unofficial official start of NBA free agency. Some mighty large names will be available on the open market to sign for any organization they so desire. Below is a list of names that are free agents and teams who own the most cap space to go wrestling for a player that can join their respective squads.
Although, the trade felt anti-climatic in a way. The Lakers have long been enamored with Anthony Davis, and they were finally able to land him after a tumultuous trade deadline. As a result, the Pelicans acquired some of the most intriguing young talents the league has to offer in the form of Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram.
The Toronto Raptors dethroned the Golden State Warriors in six games to take the NBA Championship, but there is still another NBA event that people can look forward to. The 2019 NBA Draft will be happening tonight and it will either revive a franchise back to its glory or give them more balls at next year’s lottery. The consequence of the one and done era is that top basketball prospects are leaving school after just one year, here’s a look at one of them.
After a pretty intense NBA Draft Lottery last week, the top 14 picks in the upcoming draft are now revealed. In this article, I am going to predict the top 10 picks as I see how it could play out in June. Continue reading →
The All-Star break is finally upon us and the first half (or so) of the season is gone, and there have been several surprise developments that have come this season. To talk about what we saw so far this season, a few of our wordsmiths have come together to talk about it. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
The 2015 draft class has progressed to the point where the players have made their names in the league and NBA fans now know who’s relevant and who isn’t. Players like Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and Kristaps Porzingis define the 2015 NBA Draft Class and have solidified themselves in the league. One name that was thought to be a bust until this season is the third overall pick, Jahlil Okafor. The star big man came off a national championship team with Duke University in 2015.
What a journey it has been so far for first-year Pelicans player and fifth-year pro Julius Randle up until this point in his career. Julius came into the league after a very successful lone season at Kentucky where he posted 15 ppg and 10 rpg going all the way to the National Championship game before losing to UConn.
The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six-part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the deadline. The Southwest division is last and here is a trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous parts on the Pacific Division, Northwest division, Southeast Division, Central Division, and Atlantic Division.
The Anthony Davis trade season has officially begun. Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, informed the Pelicans that his client had no intention of signing a contract extension with them this summer and wanted to be traded to a championship contender, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday. Davis is eligible for a supermax extension, which would pay him around $240 million over five seasons.
For anybody who read my DeMarcus Cousins piece on TheScorecrow, available here, they would know that I believe he is not as big of an asset to the Warriors as analysts make him seem. In my debut article, I asserted my idea that Cousins’ Achilles injury may render him almost futile to the Golden State Warriors organization. With Boogie making his debut for Golden State against the Clippers on January 18 with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in 15 minutes, this follow-up piece will substantiate or negate the predictions I previously made about him six months ago.
Welcome Back, Hoop heads! We are already into January and the NBA season is getting into full swing, with playoff prospects for most teams already beginning to take shape for better or worse. Some teams are still fighting the injury bug and others are just losing the fight. We take a deeper look into some of the must-see games this week. Stay tuned!
What a season thus far for Buddy Hield and the entire Sacramento Kings organization. It’s no secret that the Kings are at the top of most people’s list as the surprise team of the NBA as we enter the midway point of the season. The team is having success not many people had anticipated as of right now are .500 at 21-21 and sitting right outside the playoff picture in the 9th spot in the tough western conference.
Welcome Back, hoop heads! We are already into the third week of December and the NBA season, for most teams, is already beginning to take shape for better or worse. Some teams are still fighting the injury bug and others are just losing the fight. We take a deeper look into some of the must-see game this week as we get ready for a slew of games Christmas Day.
Happy Holidays basketball fans! We are moving along in this NBA season and are already in week 6. Some teams’ seasons are taking shape the way we thought they would, while others are headed in a totally unexpected direction. Could this be the week that they put together some wins and get back on track? Let’s take a look at some of the most intriguing match-ups.
This past offseason was more disappointing than it was a success to the Big Easy. Losing DeMarcus Cousins to the Warriors, and Rajon Rondo to the Lakers, the Pelicans lost two key components to their teams that had decent success in the 2017-2018 season. Can the Pelicans recover from such a blow to their roster, or will New Orleans have another season of tanking and lost potential?
For the majority of NBA teams, their schedule is not of major relevance. Sure, it allows players and fans to circle key matchups against notable opponents but, with each franchise playing a mammoth 82 games, whether the schedule adds a few more wins or losses is irrelevant to their ultimate position.