1. Indiana Pacers Breakdown: Rebuilding Gone Wrong

    The Indiana Pacers’ decision to blow up their roster and rebuild two years ago was absolutely the right one to make. However, the Pacers haven’t procured the necessary amount of talent to have any semblance of a bright future...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 508 reads 3 comments

  2. Detroit Pistons Breakdown: Pistons Roster Is a Broken Engine

    By trading Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson, the Detroit Pistons began the process of dismantling the core of the team that lived in the Conference Finals this decade in order to bring in cap flexibility, and along with it, the potential of new talent..

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 624 reads 8 comments

  3. Oklahoma City Thunder Breakdown: Durant Leads a Brewing Thunderstorm

    In the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 105-89 victory over the New Jersey Nets, the Thunder showed the inexperience that has them hovering around postseason eligibility and the talent that will ...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 340 reads 3 comments

  4. Houston Rockets Breakdown: Rockets Maximizing Their Talent

    With Yao Ming out for the season, and Rick Adelman wanting nothing to do with a recuperating Tracy McGrady, it’s a wonder the Houston Rockets win any games at all...

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  5. Los Angeles Lakers Breakdown: Massacre Exposes Lakers' Ugliest Warts

    The Los Angeles Lakers’ 102-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers was an embarrassing defeat that revealed all of LA’s major flaws; many of them were the same flaws that doomed their quest to win a championship in 2007-2008...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 880 reads 26 comments

  6. Minnesota Timberwolves Breakdown: Wolves Need Talent Upgrade

    Despite the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 103-99 victory over the New Jersey Nets, the young Wolves are a team playing for the future and not the present...

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  7. New York Knicks Breakdown: Half Good May Be Good Enough

    The New York Knicks’ 88-81 victory over the Chicago Bulls was a tale of two halves. In the first half, the Knicks passed and cut with alacrity, were remarkably unselfish, pushed the tempo, ...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 456 reads 2 comments

  8. New Jersey Nets Breakdown: Which Players Fit Into Jersey's Future?

    After surprisingly challenging the Los Angeles Lakers for about 30 minutes or so, the New Jersey Nets reverted to their familiar place as losers, this time 103-84. Truthfully, little that happens on the court for New Jersey matters this season...

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  9. Golden State Warriors Breakdown: Circus Is Over But Clowns Remain

    Offensive talent throughout the roster? Speedy guards who can push the tempo? Talented isolation scorers? Quick-handed defenders who can generate steals? The Golden State Warriors have the ...

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  10. Chicago Bulls Breakdown: Wilted Rose Means Ugly Offense

    While the Chicago Bulls were expected to take a leap and potentially compete for a middle seed in this year’s playoffs, they’ve spent this fall wilting like autumn foliage...

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  11. Only Arenas Has Hidden Agenda: Washington Wizards Breakdown

    Awful shot selection? Effortless defense? Hidden agendas? No, the main thing on Washington’s itinerary during their 94-84 road win over Miami was winning basketball...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 297 reads 3 comments

  12. Sacramento Kings Breakdown: Kings Are No Longer Court Jesters

    In the midst of a total youth movement, the Sacramento Kings are playing their best ball in over a year. Their 111-97 drubbing over the Knicks was partially due to New York’s incompetence, ...

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  13. Denver Nuggets Breakdown: Romp Over L.A. Reminds That West Is Three-Deep

    All the preseason and early season forecasts have tabbed the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers as the prohibitive favorites to represent the Western Conference in this year’s Finals...

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  14. New Orleans Hornets Breakdown: Drowning Hornets Need A Lifevest

    Mayday! Mayday! Going down! The New Orleans Hornets’ season may only be nine games in, but after their awful 124-104 disaster in Phoenix, they’re clearly a team in distress...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 127 reads 5 comments

  15. Milwaukee Bucks Breakdown: Frenetic Defense Fuels Wins

    After dealing away Richard Jefferson, and letting go of Charlie Villanueva and Ramon Sessions, the Milwaukee Bucks appear to have one of the least talented rosters in basketball...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 227 reads 2 comments

  16. Charlotte Bobcats Breakdown: 'Cats Need Sharper Offensive Claws

    After jumping out to a 21-point lead, the Charlotte Bobcats tried their best to give away a surefire win. Too bad they were facing the equally inept Knicks, backing their way into a 102-100 double-overtime ...

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  17. Jazz Breakdown: Utah's Big Problem

    In recent years, the Utah Jazz have lacked athleticism in their frontcourt, have struggled on the road, and have been unable to avoid waves of injuries to key players...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about over 5 years ago 101 reads 1 comments

  18. Celtics-Cavs Breakdown: New Cavs, Same Problems

    Despite the Orlando Magic being last season’s Eastern Conference champions, a host of NBA followers believe the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers to be the season’s top two beasts in the East...

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  19. NBA Early Season Roundtable

    With the season just underway, it’s the perfect time to get insight and analysis on which teams did the best job over the offseason, and how the new season will shake out...

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  20. Erick Blasco's Top 30 NBA Point Guards

    Since NBA point guards carry the most responsibility on the court, the position is widely considered the most important position on the court...

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  21. Erick Blasco's Top 30 NBA Shooting Guards

    A shooting guard’s primary assignment is to score the bulk of a team‘s perimeter points. Since most two guards are naturally accomplished scorers, the ability to score in traffic, ...

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  22. Erick Blasco's Top 30 NBA Small Forwards

    The small forward position is the most diverse position in the NBA, mainly because the job descriptions of small forwards vary with each of the NBA’s 30 franchises...

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  23. Erick Blasco's Top 30 NBA Power Forwards

    While the plurality of NBA centers are brutish behemoths, power forwards are the most versatile specimens the NBA displays, with some exhibiting a leopard’s athleticism, others possessing ...

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  24. Erick Blasco's Top 30 NBA Centers

    As players who are generally in premium scoring position offensively and are a team’s final fortresses defensively, NBA centers have colossal impacts on their team’s successes, or lack thereof...

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  25. Judging The NBA's Biggest Offseason Winners and Losers

    Though the start of the 2009-10 NBA season is still over two months away, the majority of league-shaping moves are finished; and what teams are now, is what teams will be in late October when the season begins...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about almost 6 years ago 1,940 reads 27 comments