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2017-2018 NBA Midseason Awards: Rookie of the Year

With the 2017-2018 NBA season past the midpoint and All-Star weekend approaching, it is time to take a look at my annual Midseason Awards. Rookie of the Year 5. Lauri Markkanen- Chicago Bulls(15.4 ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.3apg) 4. Kyle Kuzma- Los Angeles Lakers(16.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.0apg) 3. Donovan Mitchell- Utah Jazz(19.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg) 2. Jayson Tatum- Boston Celtics(13.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3apg) 1. Ben Simmons- Philadelphia 76ers(16.6ppg, 8.0rpg, 7.2apg) … Continue reading 2017-2018 NBA Midseason Awards: Rookie of the Year

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NBA Christmas Day Preview

It’s Christmas Day and once again the NBA takes center stage with five marquee matchups. Along with festive sneakers worn by the players, the Christmas team uniforms differ each year. This year the NBA has gone with the sleeved jersey being rocked by Dwight Howard below. The actual games on the docket for today should provide for some good entertainment. Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets … Continue reading NBA Christmas Day Preview

Top NBA Players in 2013-2014: Number 12

With the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season just 12 days away it is time for the annual KAT top players countdown. I’m sure there will be a lot of dissenting views but here goes. 12. Derrick Rose, PG, Chicago Bulls 2012-2013 Stats: Missed Entire Season Career Achievements: -NBA MVP(2011) -NBA Rookie of the Year(2009) -3x NBA All-Star(2010-2012) -All-NBA First Team(2011) -NBA All-Rookie First Team(2009) Continue reading Top NBA Players in 2013-2014: Number 12

Top NBA Players in 2013-2014: Number 26

With the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season just 26 days away it is time for the annual KAT top players countdown. I’m sure there will be a lot of dissenting views but here goes. 26. Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls 2012-2013 Stats: 11.9pts, 11.1reb, 4ast, 1.2stl, 2.1blk Career Achievements: •NBA All-Star(2013) •NBA All-Defensive First Team(2013) •NBA All-Defensive Second Team(2011) Continue reading Top NBA Players in 2013-2014: Number 26

2012 NBA Playoffs: Sixers and Celtics Advance, Nuggets Force Game 7

76ers 79 Bulls 78 PHI wins 4-2 The Philadelphia 76ers are heading to the second after narrowly defeated the Chicago Bulls 79-78 in game 6. Andre Iguodala drained two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining to put Philly ahead. C.J. Watson would heave up a desperation half court shot that nearly banked in as time expired. Iguodala led the Sixers with 20 points and 7 … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Sixers and Celtics Advance, Nuggets Force Game 7

2012 NBA Playoffs: Staying Alive

Pacers 105 Magic 87 IND wins 4-1 The Indiana Pacers became the first team in the Eastern Conference to advance to the second round as they made easy work of the Orlando Magic in game 5. Danny Granger led the Pacers with 25 points, while Darren Collison pitched in with 19 points. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 27 points. The Pacers will meet the … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Staying Alive

2012 NBA Playoffs: 3-1 Advantage

76ers 89 Bulls 82 PHI 3-1 The number one seed in the Eastern Conference are a loss away from being eliminated by the eight seed Philadelphia 76ers. The Bulls lost their third straight game of the series since they lost their superstar Derrick Rose to a torn ACL. Spencer Hawes’ 22 points and Jrue Holiday’s 20 points led Philly to a 89-82 game 4 victory. … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: 3-1 Advantage

2012 NBA Playoffs: Truth Prevails

(4)Celtics 87 (5)Hawks 80 Tied 1-1 No Rondo, no problem. Playing without their star point guard Rajon Rondo who was suspended for game 2, Paul Pierce carried the Celtics to a 87-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in game two. Pierce put together a massive double-double with 36 points and 14 rebounds. Kevin Garnett also recorded a double-double scoring 15 points and pulling down 12 … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Truth Prevails

2012 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Predictions

The 2012 NBA Playoffs are here! After an exciting lockout shortened season, we have an intriguing set of first round matches. Let’s kick things off with out Eastern Conference first round predictions. Eastern Conference (1)Chicago Bulls vs (8)Philadelphia 76ers Even with Derrick Rose missing significant time in the regular season, Chicago’s defense will stifle Philly and win this series easy 4-1. (2)Miami Heat vs (7)New … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Predictions

Rose Buries Bucks at Buzzer

With all the MVP talk being centered around LeBron James and Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose is quietly making a case to retain his crown. Rose’s latest statement came Wednesday night when he hit a buzzer beating jumper to bury to Bucks 106-104. In what was very physical and hotly contested game, Rose had the ball in his hands in the final seconds of a tied … Continue reading Rose Buries Bucks at Buzzer