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The Big Man Curse

The NBA big man. Such an integral piece to any team hoping to be competitive in a sport basically designed to favour those who are giants. But through my research i’ve found out that it doesn’t always work out that way. Being tall doesn’t neccessarily make you a force in the hoops world. In fact […]

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2014 NBA Playoff Race

  With the 2013-14 NBA regular season coming to a close there are still a number of playoff spots up for grabs. Let’s take a look at the run home for those still with a shot at a post-season berth in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. Eastern Conference There are five teams who have […]

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Coach-of-the-year award wide, wide open

When it comes to voting for the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year, I wish those ‘fortunate’ enough to be asked to fill out a ballot all the very best of luck. Always a hotly contested award, this season has an even deeper field of worthy recipients, for which I personally struggle to nominate the […]

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Old Scores, New Glories

So last week I wrote over 6000 words for NBA Nation Australia’s Weekly Hoop Scoop piece and while it wasn’t a problem to do, it was very time consuming. With that in mind, I’ve decided to change up the weekly recap to a more streamlined one. There will be a highs and lows for each […]

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So, Now We Wait

Derrick Rose left the court with an apparent knee injury in today’s 98-95 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland. The injury was to his right knee (his left knee is the surgically repaired one) and although the prognosis isn’t known until an MRI is performed tomorrow, the injury, which was a non contact […]

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Portland Off to a Hot Start

It’s amazing what a good bench can do for a basketball team. It’s all well and good to want to talk about stars on a basketball team but often it’s the bench players, role players, hustle players that add that missing link that can turn an average team into a good one. The Portland Trail […]

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Weekly Hoop Scoop #2

So last week’s edition of the weekly hoop scoop was M.I.A due to some much deserved, OK, maybe just needed, holiday time for myself and now that I’m back in the realm of weekly drudgery, a few kilos heavier and with an even bigger drinking habit than before I left, I felt it was time to get back […]

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Weekly Hoop Scoop

It’s finally here! After months of whinging and whining about a lack of basketball, hoops junkies everywhere are getting their proverbial fix this week and what a start to the NBA season we’ve had so far. I’d been thinking about doing a weekly recap of NBA news for quite some time now and between work, […]

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Five underrated teams for the 2013/14 NBA season

Miami Heat The Heat have made three straight trips to the NBA Finals, won the last two NBA championships, have the greatest basketball player on earth in his prime, and have completed some shrewd off-season moves. So it’s bewildering to hear people say that their successful run may come to an end this year. Why? […]

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Looking to the 2013/2014 Season

The NBA season is fast approaching and I cannot wait. There are so many aspects of the game to look forward to and not all of them happen on the court. Here is my A-Z of the upcoming 2013-2014 season. A: Air Balls There is truly something special about an entire stadium full of fans chanting […]

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