Schayes: 10 Predictions for 2013-14 Season

crystal ball

Is it an honor to go last? I hope that’s what Sheridan was thinking when he assigned my the final edition of our senior staff writers’ 10 Season Predictions. The funny thing is that I am enough of a senior citizen to have had each of our esteemed prognosticating vets (Sheridan, Mark Heisler, Jan Hubbard, Chris Bernucca, Peter May) cover me with a notebook and tape recorder in their hands. And now I am an ink-stained wretch just like them. Woo-hoo.


NBA Players’ Response and Support for Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

There are many tragedies in life that many hope to never have to experience. One of the saddest realities in life is that of a parent outliving their child. There are also many things—evil, terrible things—that no one should ever have to bear in life. The worst of which, perhaps for a parent, is harm inflicted on their child at the hands of a criminal—whether verbal, physical or sexual abuse or even abduction or death. The burden of knowing that your child suffered such


NBA Future Odds: Las Vegas vs Offshore


The NBA futures market has opened up across many different sports books and shops, not only in Las Vegas but also across the offshore markets as well. In this column, I am going to list all of the different odds and current opportunities between these shops to see if there are any differences worth noting and where the biggest discrepancies lie. Here are the two Las Vegas Sports Books that we will be comparing: The Las Vegas Hilton and William Hill;


Heisler: 10 Predictions for the 2013-14 Season


Counting down to the exciting 2013-14 season … And counting, and counting, and counting. The preseason may be on, but I’m holding the excitement until something happens. By that I mean something bigger than media day, where all involved tell us what they’d like most, as if sitting in Santa Claus’ lap, asking for a pony. The tipoff is they have media day in Charlotte, and everyone is just as optimistic there. Personally, I try to measure my (yawn) excitement level, according to the


Bernucca: 10 Predictions for the 2013-14 Season

Kevin Durant

This is the time of year where everyone and their mothers offer up a series of fearless prognostications about the upcoming NBA season. Here’s what I can tell you about my skills at predicting the future. If I was really any good at it, I wouldn’t be wasting it on the NBA season. And neither would anyone else. I am not reading tea leaves, interpreting tarot cards, gazing into crystal balls, holding seances, poring over analytics or buying classified information on the


Tweet of the Day: Heat Are Getting Deeper

Mason Jr.

The Miami Heat got a little deeper over the weekend, adding NBA veteran Roger Mason Jr. Not exactly a blockbuster signing, but Mason can provide the Heat with additional three-point shooting after losing Mike Miller in free agency. It’s not everyday a player gets the chance to suit up with the champions, but Mason seems to realize that. MIAMI HEAT! #soblessed — Roger Mason Jr (@MoneyMase) September 29, 2013 The tweet included this photo which shows him wearing a Heat practice shirt.Mason, a 6-foot-5


Southwest Division 2013-14 Team-By-Team Season Previews


This is the home of the defending NBA champions. No, Gregg Popovich, we haven’t forgiven you for blowing Game 6. This podcast, one of the better anti-Popovich rants you’ll hear, might only be topped by this Popovich bashfest. Ah, we sure were spunky back in late June. Well, the only key guy missing from last season’s Spurs (aside from Pop’s two top assistants, who moved on to bigger and better things) is Gary Neal, who has been replaced by Marco Belinelli, which


Tweet of the Day: NBA Season Is Right Around The Corner

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You may have noticed the change in the weather—the leaves are beginning to change color, the temperatures are cooling, the rainy days of summer are ceasing. You may have noticed that, after five weeks of preseason and 3 weeks into games that matter, the NFL season is well underway. Or, perhaps, you live in a cooler northern climate and you’ve noticed that the NHL has already begun its preseason games. Maybe, you’ve realized that something is up because SheridanHoops is rolling out all