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!
It took a huge night from three-point range for the Miami Heat to beat the Orlando Magic. The Heat hit a franchise-record 22 three-pointers in their 116-113 win over the Magic. Miami’s previous record was 21, which was set back in 2017. With the win, the Heat’s season record is now 40-22, one more than last season’s win total.
Happy trade deadline day everyone!! The NBA trade deadline is at 3:00pm. But, have no fear, our regularly scheduled program will go on as usual, and I’ll give you guys the top five plays of the night! Please keep in mind that my picks are subject to change if a trade involving that specific player happens. Good Luck everyone, and let’s win some big money!!
After losing at home on Friday, the Miami Heat bounced back with a win over the Orlando Magic. Whenever the Magic made a run, the Heat pushed back. The win moves the Heat back into second place in the Eastern Conference standings. Their season record is now at 32-14.
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 have gotten off to a marvelous start rank. Continue reading →
This division has players who want to prove themselves, but it also has players that need to live up to the hype surrounding their names in the past couple of months. I mean think about it, there are so many names that have dominated conversations that are on sup-par teams, at least when compared to years past. Trae Young, Bradley Beal, Jimmy Butler, Terry Rozier, and Nikola Vucevic just to name a few!
As Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra stated in pregame, this was a “dress rehearsal” for the team. The Heat starters played more minutes, and the team played with a ten-man rotation for most of the game. And it was largely successful, with the team defeating the Orlando Magic 107-98 on Thursday.
Gabe flies solo this week but invites Justin Doyle (@JustinRobDoyle) to come on the air and talk shop about the NBA. Justin and Gabe talked Celtics, GOATs, and the state of basketball in Florida so this is an episode you don’t want to miss! We also discuss the western conference and how it could prove to be different than we anticipate. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate the show, and tell your best friend about the podcast! Continue reading →
Corey Maggette was a hyper-athletic wing player that feasted on his ability to get the basket, draw contact, and ultimately the free throw line. This would not only help become a perennial scorer during his time in the NBA but also lead to him earning one of the more interesting nicknames in sports history. Continue reading →
The playoffs are only just underway, but after a wild opening weekend, a few interesting statistics have emerged. With each team having played their first game of the postseason, what can be learned, or ignored, by the numbers from the eight exciting game ones?
For the first time since the 2007-2008 NBA postseason, NBA fans will get to see the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors face off in the playoffs. In that series, the Magic, led by Coach Stan Van Gundy and franchise player Dwight Howard, would beat the Raptors 4-1 in that series. The Magic dominated the Raptors in their previous matchup but the second-seeded team from the North could prove their might in the first round.
Yes, Dwyane Wade would love to finish his career in the playoffs, something Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan never got the chance to do. However, there’s another reason why Wade is eager to make the postseason; he wants the younger players to gain another playoff experience under their belt.
What a season for the 8th year pro out of USC and current Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic. Don’t get me wrong, Nikola has been more than a solid player during his career which shows by his production with career averages of 15ppg along with 10rpg. But, in particular this season, right before he is set to become a free agent, he has taken his game up another level by posting career highs of 20ppg, 12rpg & 4apg. His hard work has not only been noticed by me because just this past week he was named to his first NBA All-Star Game being selected as a reserve. The hard work that Vooch has put into his game was recognized this season as he has had a very solid career thus far. He has even expanded his game like many big men have had to do in today’s NBA to able to stay on the court and is shooting a career-high 37% from the three-point line this season. By adding a new dimension to his already impressive offensive package, he becomes harder to defend and game plan for and also more attractive to teams looking to add him either via trade or this off-season thru free agency. Winning is the only thing missing right now from his resume, and getting his team to a playoff appearance is the next step for him at this point in his career.
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 trade deadline. The Southeast division is up next and here is a trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous parts on the Central Division and the Atlantic Division.
Back from the dead, the Houston Rockets have won 14 of their last 18 games and are currently the fourth seed in the Western Conference mainly because James Harden is playing like a mad man. During the winning streak, Harden is averaging 40.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 8.9 assists and 38.4 minutes per game while registering five 30 point triple-doubles. The Rockets have been killed by injuries recently and now rising star center Clint Capela is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a thumb injury.
This week on player spotlight we are taking a closer look at another Clipper player who should be getting All-Star consideration this season Tobias Harris. The 26-year-old dual threat forward out of Tennessee is having a career season in his 8th season in the league.
The Markelle Fultz era in Philadelphia may be coming to an end. While the Philadelphia 76ers have publicly said that they remain committed to Fultz, and Fultz’s agent Raymond Brothers has denied reports of Fultz wanting a trade, there continues to be whispers that the Sixers may be ready to part ways from the guard. Keith Pompey of Philly.com reported over the weekend that Philadelphia could consider trading Fultz in the near future.
The Orlando Magic haven’t been able to make the NBA playoffs in six seasons and that streak is unlikely to be broken this upcoming season. But not all is doom in the happiest place on earth with a new head coach and young core of talent. The future is looking magical for this team.
In recent NBA drafts, a select number of players dominated the media before and after draft night. Whether it was the risky pick of Ben Simmons, or the birthday conspiracy of Thon Maker in 2016, the Lonzo/Lavar Ball tirade of 2017, or the hype surrounding which big man was better, Deandre Ayton or Marvin Bagley, and even the draft stock of Trae Young in 2018’s draft. In any of these situations, these specific players dominated the NBA media outlets before and after draft night.