Five Things to Watch: Atlanta Hawks

Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

For almost a decade, the Atlanta Hawks remained stuck in a purgatory of NBA mediocrity. Too good to select prospects in the early draft lottery and not good enough to compete deep into the playoffs, there was no obvious escape route. Although the team had the longest postseason streak in the Eastern Conference, Atlanta’s futile playoff track record overshadowed its strong core of dynamic starters and capable reserves. Then a late summer scandal came in 2014, which eventually led to the sale


Fantasy Spin: Cousins, Westbrook & Davis Dominate Daily Play


Some of us are very much alive in two-day contests at DraftKings that conclude with two of tonight’s six NBA games. We looked ahead at the “demolition derby” between the Hornets and Heat in yesterday’s Spin; it sounds like Bismack Biyombo $4600 will play with a mask for his broken nose and we just don’t know about Al Jefferson $6500 (knee.) [Read more…]


Bernucca: NBA Buyout Season’s Winners and Losers


I’m kinda high on what the Charlotte Bobcats did with Ben Gordon. The Bobcats waived Gordon on Sunday, preventing him from appearing in the postseason should he sign with another team. While they may have alienated his agent – not a trifle thing in the business world of the NBA – two things should be pointed out. 1. When teams waive or buy out players at this time of the season, they are essentially establishing a price they are willing to pay


The Official 2013 Sheridan Hoops NBA Draft Trade Breakdown


Unpredictable. Chaotic. Climactic. Frenetic. Turbulent. These are just several words to describe Thursday night’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn. For the first time in a while, nobody had any idea what was going to happen. And from the first selection down to the humongous blockbuster trade that went down, the theater and drama of the 2013 draft more than made up for the lack of an impact player among this year’s talent pool. With very few surefire


Bucknell: Five Facts for the NCAA Tourney

Did you know Bison are savvy swimmers? Well, the experienced Bucknell bunch remained afloat Wednesday night, drowning Lafayette, 64-56, to capture their fourth Patriot League crown and sixth automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Here are five other facts you may not know about the Bison’s basketball-playing brethren: 1. Bucknell’s win over Lafayette, its 28th of the year, breaks the school and Patriot League records for victories in a season. The triumph also extended the seniors’ record for most wins by one class


2013 NBA Draft: Top Centers


Just four days ago, the 2013 NBA draft was turned upside down when Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel suffered a devastating knee injury. Over the past month, Noel has separated himself from the pack to be projected as the top pick in June’s draft. Instantly, Twitter blew up with reaction from fans and journalists ranging from the injury to the gruesome images to his draft stock. In the days following it was revealed that Noel suffered a torn ACL and is expected to have