1. Minnesota Timberwolves Breakdown: Timberpuppies Lack Bite

    After witnessing the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 113-84 loss in New Jersey, it doesn’t appear as if they’ve progressed much since last year. Then again, it’s hard to progress with a roster as barren as Minnesota’s...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 284 reads 2 comments

  2. NBA Coaching Carousel: The Next NBA Coaching Crop

    The old saying that coaches are hired to be fired has never been truer than this year. With Sam Mitchell’s ouster from Toronto , two of the past three NBA Coaches of the Year ...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 1,421 reads 4 comments

  3. Phoenix Suns Breakdown: No Defensive Heat

    43 points given up in the fourth quarter of a 117-109 home loss to the New Jersey Nets? Amare Stoudemire disqualifying himself with two technical fouls? Shaquille O’Neal almost ...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 336 reads 5 comments

  4. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review, Nov. 30 Edition

    Other than the Celtics being the best team in the East, and the Lakers being the best team in the West, there are no sacred teams in the NBA...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 233 reads 4 comments

  5. Dallas Mavericks Breakdown: Still Heartless In Big D

    The more the Mavericks change, the more they stay the same. They looked like world-beaters for about 30 minutes or so of their 114-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers—and then wilted away in the fourth quarter...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 494 reads 11 comments

  6. Sacramento Kings Breakdown: Court Jesters

    The Kings 116-114 home loss to the Nets was a disappointing one—a number of boneheaded mistakes down the stretch prevented them from stealing a very winnable game...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 375 reads 6 comments

  7. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review, Nov 23 Edition

    Defenseless Raptors Stuck in MediocrityUnless Toronto gets a defensive-minded big man, there is absolutely no way the Raptors will get anywhere near the second round of the playoffs, let alone an NBA Championship...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 477 reads 11 comments

  8. Milwaukee Bucks Breakdown: Bucking the Trends

    After toiling in anonymity the past few seasons, things are finally on the up and up for the Milwaukee Bucks. In fact, based on their 104-87 victory over the New York Knicks, they finally have a realistic opportunity to make the playoffs...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 475 reads 3 comments

  9. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review, Nov. 16 Edition

    Most of yesterday’s matchups pitted squads hoping to do damage in the postseason, against teams just hoping to make it there.The lone exception featured Phoenix knocking off Detroit 104-86...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 247 reads 0 comments

  10. Detroit Pistons Breakdown: The Answer Leads To Further Questions

    By acquiring Allen Iverson, Joe Dumars is throwing caution to the wind and declaring that Detroit needs an electric scorer to be a difference maker and a true championship contender...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 656 reads 2 comments

  11. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review, Nov. 9 Edition

    Sunday night was a big “test” night in the NBA, as two Western Conference unbeatens faced their first real challenges of the young season, and the Pistons with Allen Iverson ...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 422 reads 7 comments

  12. Utah Jazz Breakdown: Jazz Need Quicker Beat

    The Jazz showed a lot of flaws in their 107-99 road loss to the New York Knicks. Some of them will be helped out by Deron Willams’ clean bill of health, but the others may be fatal...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 462 reads 10 comments

  13. Washington Wizards Breakdown: Paper Thin Wizards Are Going Nowhere

    Perhaps the Wizards had enough leftover talent on their roster to survive the losses of Gilbert Arenas and Brendan HaywoodAfter Washington’s 114-108 home loss to the New Look Knicks, all the talent in the world can’t save them...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 480 reads 15 comments

  14. Erick Blasco's Sunday Review, Nov. 2 Edition

    Despite a short slate on the NBA calendar, Sunday night provided a nice glimpse into the fortunes of four struggling franchises...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 362 reads 2 comments

  15. Portland Trail Blazers Breakdown: Baby Blazers Need Experience

    Many people view the Blazers as the Western Conference’s next big team. However, on the basis of Portland’s 107-96 loss to the Phoenix Suns, the roster needs more work to be mentioned in the same breath as the West’s juggernauts...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 712 reads 4 comments

  16. Celtics-Cavs Breakdown: Celtics Still Have Championship Moxie

    While the biggest stars hardly shined, and the game was marred by turnovers and sloppy play, Thursday night’s Cleveland-Boston tilt was a glorious one—glorious because the ...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 416 reads 6 comments

  17. NBA Pacific Division: 2008-09 Preview

    Nearly all key components in the Pacific Division are veterans, as names like Brad Miller, Stephen Jackson, Corey Maggette, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, and Baron Davis headline the division...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 796 reads 2 comments

  18. NBA 2008-2009 Southeast Division Preview

    With a number of pretenders and hopeful mediocrities, the Southeast Division is the worst in the game, with the Dwight Howard’s Orlando Magic head and shoulders above everyone else...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 574 reads 1 comments

  19. NBA 2008-2009 Northwest Division Preview

    The Northwest Division features teams from every NBA walk of life. Aspiring championship contenders, reeling playoff pretenders, young teams with bright futures, and still younger teams buried under the pressures of the daily NBA grind...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 477 reads 1 comments

  20. NBA 2008-2009 Southwest Division Preview

    The Western Conference’s Southwest Division is a monster, with three teams harboring realistic title aspirations, and a fourth always a capable regular-season team. No division in sports matches the Southwest Division’s firepower...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 1,950 reads 25 comments

  21. Erick Blasco's 2008-2009 Preseason Rookie Report

    Since NBA rookies have never played a meaningful game against the supreme competition of the league, it’s always uneasy treading when asked to predict how a rookie will perform...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 2,181 reads 30 comments

  22. NBA 2008-2009 Atlantic Division Preview

    The Atlantic Division—like the rest of the NBA—will take the Boston Celtics as its figurehead going into the start of the upcoming 2008-2009 NBA season...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 1,147 reads 15 comments

  23. Erick's Mailbag: Answering the NBA Questions

    What up Erick? Are you getting pumped for the start of the NBA season? I’ve got a question for you—do you think the Magic can get to the number-two spot in the East this year? I think ...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 820 reads 36 comments

  24. Erick Blasco's Top 30 NBA Point Guards

    NBA point guard must carry out a multitude of NBA tasks vital to a team’s success, making the point guard position, arguably, the most important position in a game...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 1,731 reads 9 comments

  25. Erick Blasco's Top 30 NBA Shooting Guards

    A shooting guard’s primary assignment is to score and score often. Since they also occupy so much of a defense’s attention, possessing the ability to make plays for others is also worthwhile...

    Erick Blasco Written by Erick Blasco about 6 years ago 6,564 reads 36 comments