Rookie Rankings, Week 22: Not the Worst Draft Ever. Not Yet, Anyway

2 Comments

Anthony BennettThere’s been some talk lately that the 2013 draft could be the worst in NBA history.

We could wait more than a year before jumping into the adjoining worlds of shortsightedness and hyperbole, couldn’t we?

Yes, this was a bad draft. We’ve said it ourselves several times. For the first time since 2001, the top pick is going to average less than five points per game. For the first time since 1988, the Rookie of the Year is probably going to be a double-digit selection.

Pages: 1 2

SH Blog: Jackson, Curry Reinvent Warriors; Seattle Still In Play For Kings; Amar’e Will Hurt Knicks

Leave a comment

Stephen CurryAs the second round of the NBA playoffs surges into the weekend — with every series tied 1-1 for the first time in league history — all eyes are on the Golden State Warriors.

Klay Thompson’s Game 2 brilliance — 34 points on 8-for-9 shooting from 3-point range — evened up Golden State’s series with San Antonio heading into Friday night’s Game 3 at “the Roaracle,” but it has been Stephen Curry and Mark Jackson who have turned this organization into the NBA Finals contender it is today.

Yes, the Golden State Warriors are an NBA Finals contender today.

Pages: 1 2

SH Blog: Lacob promises championship at some point, Wade doubted career after surgeries

2 Comments

Klay ThompsonLets talk about the Golden State Warriors.

How many people, before the season began, thought that this team could make the playoffs without a healthy Andrew Bogut anchoring its defense? If the number reads more than zero, then we have some liars in our hands because lets face it: no one thought that the Warriors would be good enough in the Western Conference if they couldn’t play defense. Without Bogut’s availability, there was no reason to assume that they would suddenly be able to get stops with a core of Stephen Curry, David Lee, Klay Thompson and a couple of rookies in the starting lineup.

Yet, that’s what happened in the first half of the season. They defended and rebounded the way winning teams would. Maybe it was fluke, because as the season went on, it all reverted back to past years, as they allowed anyone and everyone to shoot freely and attack the rim at will. They limped into the All-Star break with a five-game losing streak, and lost 10-of-13 games to fall back in the standings. It was hard-pressed to find a team that played worse defense in the second half of the season than the Warriors.

Pages: 1 2 3

The 6 O’Clock News: Manu out 3-4 weeks; Dooling to Grizzlies; Brandon Roy to play soon?

Leave a comment

Good evening and welcome to the 6 O’Clock News …

This is a new daily feature on SheridanHoops.com, and if you want it in your inbox every evening (or afternoon, if you are on MDT or PDT) you can click here to sign up for our RSS feed.

SH Blog: Adelman to retire? Shabazz Caught Lying And The Wizards Shock Lakers

Leave a comment

MIN_Adelman_RickIn sports, and especially life, it’s not uncommon to begin with one problem and discover another. The hits just keep coming for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who keep discovering problem after problem in this trying season.

What was supposed to be the season that saw the T-Wolves return to the playoffs has been nothing short of a nightmare. At 23-43 and at the bottom of the Western Conference, the T-Wolves faithful surely wishes they could hit the reset button on this season.

Pages: 1 2 3