Top 5 Point Guards Heading into 2017-2018

This article is article number one out of five that will be released in a short time span. I have gone through each position and came up with my top five for each position heading into the new season that starts October 17. There are a couple things that came into the thought process of deciding the top five for each position. Continue reading “Top 5 Point Guards Heading into 2017-2018”

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Eastern Conference Predictions

A couple days ago, the Western Conference predictions was published. Finally, the Eastern Conference predictions have been finished. The regular season is only a little over a month away so the excitement about the season is buzzing. Take a look at the Eastern Conference predictions. If you did not get a chance to read the Western Conference predictions, you can find those here.  

** Stats are from ESPN.com **

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Western Conference Predictions

September is upon us. We are almost a month away until the NBA regular season begins. This season looks to be a good one with quite a few top players wearing new jerseys next season. There are a few cuts and additions to make (and an impending decision on Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony that may impact teams like the Houston Rockets) that likely will not move the needle for teams that much. With that being said, here are predictions for the Western Conference on where I believe, seeding wise, the teams will finish.

** Stats come from ESPN.com **

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Top 5 Power Forwards Heading Into 2016-2017

If you are reading this article, then chances are you read the other three so you know what is going on by now. The NBA season is hours away from tipping off and I still have the top 5 power forwards and top 5 centers to write. If you do read this article, feel free to comment about it in the comments section below!

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Top 5 Small Forwards Heading Into 2016-2017

*any stats come from ESPN.com & Basketball-Reference.com*

We are two positions in now as both the point guards and shooting guards article are available for viewing. I put this in the last article but I will reiterate once again; after I published my point guards article, I decided to change something up. For instance, James Harden was a shooting guard last year but will be a point guard this year. My original plan was to put him in the shooting guard list because most of his minutes and stats came from the two guard position last year. I then decided to change that because James Harden will not be a shooting guard this year so why would I put him in the shooting guards list? So, with that being said, James Harden’s name will not be seen in this article, nor will I change the first article to put his name in there. These rankings are based on two ideas. I compared all the stats from the point guards’ regular season and postseason. I also looked at their possibilities for them to improve this coming season, though it was not as important last year’s stats. Now that I put that for everyone to see, let’s dive into this article to answer the question; who are the top five small forwards heading into 2016-2017?

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Top 5 Shooting Guards Heading Into 2016-2017

*any stats come from ESPN.com & Basketball-Reference.com*

Top 5 Point Guards heading into 2016-2017? Check. Top 5 Shooting Guards heading into 2016-2017? In progress. After I published my point guards article, I decided to change something up. For instance, James Harden was a shooting guard last year but will be a point guard this year. My original plan was to put him in the shooting guard list because most of his minutes and stats came from the two guard position last year. I then decided to change that because James Harden will not be a shooting guard this year so why would I put him in the shooting guards list? So, with that being said, James Harden’s name will not be seen in this article, nor will I change the first article to put his name in there. These rankings are based on two ideas. I compared all the stats from the point guards’ regular season and postseason. I also looked at their possibilities for them to improve this coming season, though it was not as important last year’s stats. Now that I put that for everyone to see, let’s dive into this article to answer the question; who are the top five shooting guards heading into 2016-2017.

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Top 5 Point Guards Heading Into 2016-2017

The regular season is almost upon us. As I wake up every morning I check the countdown like a kid counts down for Christmas. These rankings are based on two ideas. I compared all the stats from the point guards’ regular season and postseason. I also looked at their possibilities for them to improve this coming season, though it was not as important last year’s stats. So, with that being said, let’s get right into it!  Continue reading “Top 5 Point Guards Heading Into 2016-2017”

Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season (Eastern Conference Edition)

It has been awhile since I published my Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season for the Western Conference. I’ve finally been getting to work on the Eastern Conference Edition. I will repeat some of my introduction in the Western Conference Edition in case you did not read it. Some factors go into my decision on whether teams are trending upwards, downwards, or neutral. My decision on what trending grade they receive, deals with how much better they will be from last year to this year. None of my trending decisions will factor on success in a couple years. It deals with, ‘will they improve from last season?’

*stats come from ESPN.com* 

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Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season (Western Conference Edition)

As I am sure you read in the title, this article will be my opinion on whether teams are trending upwards, downwards, or neutral for this coming season. Now, some factors go into this decision. My decision on what trending grade they receive deals with how much better they will be from last year to this year. None of my trending decisions will factor on success in a couple years. It deals with, ‘will they be better than last season?’ So, with that being said, it is time to get right into my opinion for Western Conference Teams. 

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Predicting the Landing Spot of Top 50 Free Agents (UPDATED)

On May 14, 2016, Dan Favale — of Bleacher Report — wrote an article depicting his Top 50 Free Agents going into the 2016 offseason. I took that list from his article and tried to predict where I thought all 50 of those guys are going to sign. All these predictions are barring any trade that may happen, like the Celtics with their three 1st round picks that they may be actively shopping. Every year there are theories about where the top free agents will go and usually they never end up where there are suppose to be and end up where they were the whole time. I believe I made some interesting picks here and I believe this will be a fun article to stay tuned too so let’s get right in it.

** some of my sources come from hoopsrumor.com. Some stats come from ESPN & NBA.com** 

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