1. NBA 2007-2008 Preview: Central Division

    1) Detroit PistonsThe Pistons' starting five is too talented for the team to fall off the map. In fact, few teams' lineups have an advantage over Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Rasheed Wallace, and Antonio McDyess...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 1,593 reads 7 comments

  2. NBA 2007-08 Preview: Southwest Division

    1) Dallas MavericksDespite last season’s first-round failure, the Mavs remain an exceptional regular season team...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 1,593 reads 2 comments

  3. NBA 2007-2008 Preview: Southeast Division

    1) Charlotte BobcatsThere are always a few surprise overachievers in the NBA.Last year, it was the Raptors. This year, there's no reason it can't be the Bobcats.PG Raymond Felton has great handles and makes crisp passes...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 1,746 reads 1 comments

  4. 2007-08 NBA Preview: Pacific Division

    1) Phoenix SunsWith Shawn Marion grumbling, Steve Nash aging, Amare Stoudemire’s knees suffering, and not much young talent on the roster, the Suns' window of opportunity may be closing...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 1,631 reads 1 comments

  5. 2007-08 NBA Preview: Atlantic Division

    1) Boston CelticsWith Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joining Paul Pierce, the Celtics have one of the most explosive lineups in the Eastern Conference—explosive enough that a trip to the Finals is within the realm of possibility...

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  6. Erick Blasco's College Huddle: Week 7

    The numbers from Chris Brown weren't anything special: 67 yards on 13 carries. For the Oklahoma Sooners though, those 67 yards made the difference against Missouri...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 1,277 reads 8 comments

  7. 2007-08 NBA Preview: Northwest Division

    Northwest Division1) Utah JazzAs is the case with any Jerry Sloan-coached team, execution is the key to Utah’s success. Fortunately for them, Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer are two of the brightest young superstars in the NBA...

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  8. Erick Blasco's College Huddle: Week 6

    Sometimes the reason one team beats another is so thin, so blurred, that it’s hard to notice. The reason LSU beat Florida 28-24 Saturday night is because Jacob Hester always gave the Tigers an extra yard or two when stopped in the hole...

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  9. Erick Blasco's College Huddle: Week 5

    The much ballyhooed spread offense has gotten a lot of love the last few years, but the Auburn Tigers found the perfect way to stop it in their 20-17 win at Florida...

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  10. Erick Blasco's College Huddle: Week 4

    Saturday’s Georgia-Alabama game taught us a lot of things about the Georgia Bulldogs.First of all, despite Nick Saban getting all the attention and all the hype, there was Mark ...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 1,019 reads 4 comments

  11. Saving New York City

    This may come off as a bit callous, but despite being a native New Yorker, I was never really affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11th all that directly...

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  12. Erick Blasco's College Huddle: Week 2

    I gave Appalachian State far too much credit. The Michigan Wolverines really are awful.For the second week in a row, Michigan had no idea how to stop a team that lined up with four receivers and stretched the field vertically...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 1,474 reads 9 comments

  13. Erick Blasco's College Huddle: Week 1

    Monday night’s 24-18 FSU loss at Clemson was the same old result for the Seminoles: Another game against a competent defense, and another inept offensive performance.In the past, the blame has been laid squarely at the feet of Drew Weatherford...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 1,822 reads 4 comments

  14. NBA Free Agency: Breaking Down The Deals, Part 3

    While Kevin Garnett has drawn most of the attention, a number of other important players have changed teams or been re-signed in the last few weeks...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 825 reads 5 comments

  15. After Kevin Garnett: Brighter Days Ahead for Minnesota

    With the Boston side of the Kevin Garnett trade garnering the most attention, it's easy to overlook what the deal has given Minnesota...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 646 reads 7 comments

  16. Kevin Garnett Trade: Good News, Bad News for the Celtics

    For NBA coaches and players, crunch time comes during the final minutes of big games. For Boston GM Danny Ainge, crunch time came this offseason...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 7 years ago 41 reads 19 comments

  17. NBA Free Agency: Breaking Down the Deals, Part 2

    As the days go by, so do the free agent signings. Let’s look at how the latest crop of movers and shakers will affect their teams...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 8 years ago 488 reads 4 comments

  18. What We Don't Know: Tim Donaghy Tarnishes the NBA

    Without question, basketball is the most difficult sport to referee. Because of that fact—on top of the sheer number of inept refs out there—no NBA game is ever short on missed, phantom, and inconsistent calls...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 8 years ago 447 reads 8 comments

  19. NBA Free Agency: Breaking Down The Deals

    It's free agent season in the NBA, and a number of big-name and lesser-known players have been signed or re-signed...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 8 years ago 18 reads 15 comments

  20. Trading Places, Part 2: Zach Randolph in the Big Apple

    While the brightest stars in college basketball were being drafted on June 28th, a handful of big NBA names were on the move across the country. New York Zach Randolph brings plenty of possibility—and plenty of uncertainty to the Knicks...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 8 years ago 567 reads 6 comments

  21. Trading Places, Part 1: Ray Allen, Jason Richardson on the Move

    While the brightest stars in college basketball were being drafted on June 28th, a handful of big NBA names were on the move across the country. Here's a look at how things will shake out around the league...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 8 years ago 552 reads 9 comments

  22. KG and Kobe Bryant?: Where Kevin Garnett Should Land

    As things stand, it's almost a must that Kevin Garnett be traded. The Timberwolves are going nowhere fast, and KG's patience is waning. To keep Garnett in Minnesota would be to do a disservice to team and player alike...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 8 years ago 589 reads 22 comments

  23. NBA Draft: Settling the Greg Oden-Kevin Durant Debate

    Greg Oden or Kevin Durant?—it's the question of the moment for the Portland Trailblazers. Who would I choose first? Well, let's examine each player...

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  24. 2004 NBA Draft Analysis: Overview

    Most analysts agree that you have to wait three years before judging a draft class. In that time, players adjust theirgames and prove to managers, coaches, and fans what they can and can't do at the NBA level...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 8 years ago 1,299 reads 3 comments

  25. 2004 NBA Draft Analysis: Picks 11-20

    Grades consider players drafted and picks traded. A number in parentheses indicates the number of the pick. A player in parentheses indicates a player ultimately selected with a traded pick...

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