1. Miami Heat: Why Heat Need to Roll the Dice with Andray Blatche

    The Miami Heat have already had a busy offseason by signing sharpshooters Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, but they still have a little room to solidify their rotation...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 9,691 reads 63 comments

  2. Miami Heat: Breaking Down the Best Starting Lineup for Miami

    Miami is currently a team with a championship roster, but they do have a major hole when it comes to center depth. That being said, sometimes you have to alter a lineup to make the pieces fit just right...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 7,668 reads 32 comments

  3. NBA: Predicting Every Team That Will Receive a Lottery Pick in the 2013 Draft

    While some teams can't put up the wins to play postseason basketball, they do not necessarily walk away empty-handed. Seeing as these teams need help, the draft lottery could be just the ticket, or ball, to change a franchise forever...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 9,431 reads 151 comments

  4. Washington Wizards: 5 Optimistic Predictions for Wizards in the 2012-13 Season

    The Washington Wizards have not played playoff basketball since the 2007-08 NBA season. That being said, fans should be highly excited about what that team has in store for them...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 882 reads 9 comments

  5. Miami Heat: Predicting the Playoff Road for a Championship Repeat

    With a rather active offseason shaking things up in the NBA , the main thing that stands is Miami remains the best team in the league...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 1,740 reads 44 comments

  6. Miami Heat: Why Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis Will Hold Heat Back in 2012-13

    On paper, the signings of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis look like gems for the Miami Heat . While these moves have the potential to be the deciding factors come playoff time, they could also end in disaster...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 487 reads 60 comments

  7. Miami Heat: 10 Reasons Why LeBron James Is a Lock to Repeat as MVP

    Being the reigning NBA MVP is not new to LeBron James , but being a world champion is. While James has the Heat in contention for the foreseeable future, it's going to be interesting to see if he can become a four-time MVP in the upcoming season...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 3,064 reads 30 comments

  8. Brooklyn Nets: Why MarShon Brooks Is Key for the Nets Current and Future Success

    The 2011 draft class wasn't the strongest in recent memory, but it did contain some nice steals in the first round including MarShon Brooks...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 3,737 reads 14 comments

  9. Miami Heat: Ranking the Most Important Players Outside of the Big 3

    From a personal standpoint, I found it absurd to question the depth the Miami Heat had heading into last season...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 2,650 reads 48 comments

  10. Indiana Pacers: Will They Continue to Improve After a Strong Showing in 2011-12?

    While the Chicago Bulls will fight to even make an appearance in the NBA playoffs, it opens up a huge opportunity for a team to step up and contend against the Miami Heat in the East...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 2,100 reads 22 comments

  11. Miami Heat: Why a True Center Is Not a Need for a Repeat in 2012-13

    It seems like this time last year a lot of critics were complaining about Miami going after Shane Battier instead of a valuable center to fill a glaring need...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 6,864 reads 84 comments

  12. Miami Heat: Why Steve Nash & Kobe Bryant Could Keep LeBron & Co. from 2013 Title

    With LeBron getting drafted into the league in 2003, basketball fans have since craved an NBA Finals meeting between Kobe Bryant and King James...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 6,953 reads 46 comments

  13. Miami Heat: Ranking Top 5 Teams That Could Keep Heat from Back-to-Back Titles

    Miami overcame a lot in the 2011-12 NBA playoffs to win their first NBA championship, but the competition could get a little more stiff in the upcoming year...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 3,514 reads 7 comments

  14. Miami Heat: 5 Biggest Obstacles Facing Heat Heading into 2012 Offseason

    The Miami Heat ended all speculation of a failed project when their "Big Three" captured their first of many possible championships last season...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 8,259 reads 17 comments

  15. Miami Heat: Is Veteran Ray Allen the Right Fit for the Mid-Level Exception?

    After a championship season for the Miami Heat , they are now left with a decision of what to do with a crucial mid-level exception...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about 2 years ago 4,064 reads 10 comments

  16. Miami Heat Use Second-Half Surge to Bury the San Antonio Spurs

    No Dwyane Wade, no problem. The Miami Heat ended a three-game skid by beating the San Antonio Spurs 120-98 behind 16 three-pointers...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 1,008 reads 19 comments

  17. Can the Miami Heat Win an NBA Title with Their Breakneck Offensive Pace?

    So far in the season, we have not witnessed the Miami Heat at their best. They currently sit at 8-4 after a three-game losing streak, but they do not seem like the same team as last year...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 1,606 reads 7 comments

  18. Miami Heat: Predicting the Playoff Road to Another NBA Finals Appearance

    As bad as the Miami Heat has looked at times this season, the fact remains they are still 8-3. This is a team that could be at .500 or undefeated at this point in the year looking at the results...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 7,256 reads 36 comments

  19. Miami Heat Results: Why It's Too Early to Worry About a 2-Game Losing Streak

    The Miami Heat have dropped two straight overtime games in a row. Panic button, anyone? No, and don't even start with theories. Miami started off the road trip with a loss to Golden State, in which they blew a huge third-quarter lead...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 591 reads 19 comments

  20. Transactions NBA Teams Are Already Regretting in the 2011-12 Season

    With a shortened time period for teams to sign players due to a lockout, the NBA offseason was a complete cluster of happenings around the league...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 129 reads 0 comments

  21. Miami Heat: Who Should Miami Lean on to Fix 4th-Quarter Woes?

    Only two losses for the Miami Heat so far this season, but the important aspect of those were fourth-quarter collapses...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 4,084 reads 30 comments

  22. NBA Players Who Will Catch Fire Later in the 2011-12 Season

    In a season with a clustered 66-game schedule after a shortened training camp, you have to expect some players to not come out with a flair early on...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 4,238 reads 10 comments

  23. Separating NBA Contenders and Pretenders in the 2011-12 Season

    At this point in the season, we are seeing some of the elite NBA teams create distance at the top of their conferences, as well as the weak teams struggle...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 15,939 reads 94 comments

  24. Miami Heat: 5 Reasons They Are a Better Team This Season

    The Miami Heat have entered the 2011-12 season with a vengeance. They want to right the wrong of last year's meltdown in the NBA Finals and are off to a promising start to do so...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 8,833 reads 90 comments

  25. Miami Heat: Trading LeBron James or Dwyane Wade for Howard Will Never Happen

    So are there really people that think Dwight Howard has a chance at landing as a member of the Miami Heat this season? First off: no. Second, if you still believe this I present you with this fate: Face palm...

    Eric Johnson Written by Eric Johnson about over 2 years ago 7,806 reads 38 comments