The Effects of the Jimmy Butler Trade

News broke out on Draft Day that Jimmy Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The deal sent guards Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the 7th pick, which resulted in F Lauri Markkanen, for Butler and the 17th pick, in which C Justin Patton was drafted.   Shockwaves were sent throughout the

NBA: 2017 Free Agents To Watch

    In recent seasons, the NBA Free Agency period has been truly must watch. The tactical maneuvers done during this schedule period each summer has dictated the league as a whole. From Shaquille O'Neal departing Orlando for Hollywood in 1996 to LeBron James taking his talents to South Beach in 2010

Eastern Conference Predictions

The NBA playoffs are here and a champion will be crowned soon. But before we even get to the NBA Finals, let’s take a look at the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs…   #1 Boston Celtics vs. #8 Chicago Bulls If Jimmy Butler had a real team built around him, A)

Contenders or Pretenders: Eastern Conference playoff picture

Looking at the Eastern Conference standings, there is few legit NBA Finals contenders. But there is some teams that could challenge the repeat Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James has been dominating the East for as long as most can remember. With the shift in power slowly rolling to

Wizards Redeem Consecutive Losses With Home Win

  Coming off of two consecutive losses, the Washington Wizards got back on track with a 112-107 win over the Chicago Bulls. Strong First Half Washington had a bad taste in their mouths from two straight losses to teams below .500.  They knew they had to step up on both sides of the

Dwayne Wade Out for the Season

Dwyane Wade has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a fractured right elbow. K.C. Johnson was the first to report. An MRI on Thursday morning confirmed that Wade has a "sprain and a small fracture" in his right elbow. The Bulls have ruled him out for the

Wizards Fall in Home Court Return

After going 4-1 on their road trip, the Washington Wizards returned home for a disappointing loss to the Dallas Mavericks.  This is the second time Washington has lost back-to-back games in three weeks. Fast Start on Homecoming Return With playoff positioning on the line, both teams started off hot.  Washington scored 39

Derrick Rose’s old number is coveted in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois---- When Michael Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls in 1999, the team and their fanbase went through a really dark period until 2008. That year, Englewood’s very own, Derrick Rose, would be drafted number one overall to the hometown team. Shortly thereafter, Rose would become the NBA’s youngest

Central Division Review: January 22 Edition

Here’s the weekly check in on the NBA’s Central Division: Cleveland Cavaliers What Happened? The Cavs blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA…wait, wrong story. The Cavaliers were trounced in their Martin Luther King Day matchup with the Golden State Warriors, losing by 35 points. They then bounced back on the road against

Central Division Review: January 14th Edition

Here’s the weekly check in on the NBA’s Central Division: Cleveland Cavaliers What Happened? The Cavs beat the Phoenix Suns by four on Sunday, though they let Eric Bledsoe drop 31 points and Tyson Chandler grabbed 15 rebounds in a blast from the past. On Tuesday, they lost by eight to the Utah