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Assists and Turnovers

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by oneskinniej

This is my opportunity to share a little knowledge (assists) and cast a little judgement (turnovers) with you, the adoring readers.  Post deadline, the NBA title picture has become a lot clearer, with the big moves like Butler/Haywood to the Mavs, and Jamison to the Cavaliers, et cetera.  The Cavs were and still are my favorite to win the Title, but Jamison’s presence hasn’t translated in to wins – yet.  It will, though, and a tough loss to Orlando is nothing to be ashamed of.  A big bright spot for the Cavs in that loss – Shaq outscored Dwight Howard 14-9 when they were actively guarding each other.  I guess Superman isn’t quite ready to give up his title yet.  More after the jump …

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Trade Deadline 2010 – Did Everybody Win?

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2010 by oneskinniej

Since I can remember paying attention to the NBA, I’m fairly certain there’s been at least one trade every season.  The trend lately has been that teams in contention for the title at the point in the season the trading deadline rolls around (mid-February) are under a lot of pressure to “fix” any lingering weaknesses perceived about their lineups, or else a weakness in their balance sheets (more on this in a later post).  The Lakers epitomized this last season with their mid-season move to acquire Pau Gasol, who turned out to be their “missing piece.” More after the jump …

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