1. 5 Reasons the Portland Trail Blazers Are Better Than Expected

    Before the season began, could you name three national pundits who had the Portland Trail Blazers with a better record than the Los Angeles Lakers after two-and-a-half months? ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 149 reads 3 comments

  2. Ranking the Detroit Pistons' Most Entertaining Player Twitter Accounts

    Since the inception of Twitter a few years ago, the fans of the major sports have been treated to a unique glimpse inside of the world of their favorite athletes...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 1,550 reads 5 comments

  3. Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Hornets: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights

    The Houston Rockets are the hottest team in basketball. They have won five straight games and after a three-game losing streak in early December, they are 12-3 since December 12...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,123 reads 28 comments

  4. Glenn Robinson III's Big Game Highlights Michigan Wolverines' Case for No. 1

    Nothing truly typifies the cool relentlessness of Glenn Robinson III's game like a possession near the middle of the second half of Sunday's game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Michigan was already up 65-43, with about 12 minutes left in the game...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 1,464 reads 5 comments

  5. Detroit Pistons: Making the Case for Greg Monroe as an All-Star

    Quick, name the top four scoring centers in the Eastern Conference. Now name the top six rebounding centers. On both of those lists should stand a 6'11" big man from Detroit...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 294 reads 19 comments

  6. Detroit Pistons Stock Watch: Players Rising and Falling After First Trimester

    The Detroit Pistons are in a position that is not exactly unique to them. They are a team that has a lot of young talent, but not enough to make the team a contender...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,882 reads 11 comments

  7. Bleacher Report Exclusive Interview: Detroit Pistons' Will Bynum

    In this B/R exclusive interview, I recently sat down with Will Bynum to talk about his time spent in the Euroleague . Will Bynum is a sixth-year point guard playing his fifth season with the Detroit Pistons ...

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  8. 5 New Year's Resolutions for the Detroit Pistons

    The Detroit Pistons just can't seem to get things right. On the one hand, they have a couple of supremely talented and young big men that could develop into a modern day twin towers...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,060 reads 14 comments

  9. Ranking Portland Trail Blazers' Best Damian Lillard Highlights of 2012

    If you told even the most optimistic Portland Trail Blazers fans before this season began about rookie Damian Lillard 's amazing year, your efforts would likely be met with derision and laughs...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,688 reads 4 comments

  10. Detroit Pistons: Why Will Bynum Represents All That Is Right About Sports

    Casual NBA fans can be forgiven for not knowing who Will Bynum is. For the record, he is a backup point guard for the Detroit Pistons , and can be most aptly introduced on his own behalf...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 5,158 reads 14 comments

  11. What the Detroit Pistons Should Wish for This Christmas

    The Detroit Pistons have had another underwhelming first quarter of the season. They are struggling to score, they have some under-performing parts and no real direction for the remainder of the season...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,839 reads 28 comments

  12. 5 Trades the Detroit Pistons Should Already Be Considering

    The Detroit Pistons might be the perfect example of a team that is primed for a trade (or six). They have a solid group of young players that are currently blocked in the rotation ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 100 reads 35 comments

  13. 5 Trades the Milwaukee Bucks Should Already Be Considering

    The Milwaukee Bucks are a team seemingly always on the verge. They seemed to always get to the level of contention during the Andrew Bogut years but never quite got there...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 127 reads 44 comments

  14. NBA Rookie Power Rankings, Quarter Season Edition

    My favorite part of the NBA season is watching the development of rookies. Rookies symbolize hope for the future and the idea of endless possibilities. A young player that develops properly could be the difference for a team...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 981 reads 0 comments

  15. 4 Ways Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard Can Be Even Better

    The Portland Trail Blazers are a very lucky team. To those in Portland, you may be wondering if I have taken leave of my senses...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 3,393 reads 12 comments

  16. Re-Grading Every Cleveland Cavaliers Offseason Move

    What makes a successful offseason? For teams on the verge of a title, it usually is all about tweaking an already successful group and re-signing those that could bolt...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 4,213 reads 5 comments

  17. What We've Learned About the Detroit Pistons After Season's First Quarter

    We knew that this year was going to be an uphill climb. The Detroit Pistons , a once proud franchise, have been floundering for years and even the most optimistic fans knew that this year would be a struggle...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 3,110 reads 63 comments

  18. 5 Problems Still Holding the Portland Trail Blazers Back

    The Portland Trail Blazers finally took a step in the right direction when they drafted Damian Lillard. A franchise that had been floundering for years due to horrific injuries ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 4,000 reads 17 comments

  19. 5 Reasons the Portland Trail Blazers Will Not Make the Playoffs

    The Portland Trail Blazers are without question a team on the rise. They have one of the league's best power forwards to go with a stud young point guard and their salary cap situation is far from a problem...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 224 reads 8 comments

  20. NBA Fans Are Missing Just How Good Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao Is

    Anderson Varejao , Marcus Camby and Kevin Love. Over the last 10 years, those are the only NBA players to have five straight games with over 17 rebounds (according to the Elias Sports Bureau )...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 824 reads 3 comments

  21. NBA Rookie Power Rankings: First Month Edition

    The NBA season is barely a month old, and so in a lot of ways, it is premature to measure the progress of this year's rookie class. That being said, there are some trends that have emerged...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 1,135 reads 5 comments

  22. Detroit Pistons Stock Watch: Rising and Falling Players After First Month

    In a lot of ways, NBA players can be viewed the same way one looks at the stock market. There are rising stocks, falling stocks and stocks that you wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 3,254 reads 4 comments

  23. How to Solve the Detroit Pistons' Backcourt Woes

    The Detroit Pistons largely have been the model of inconsistency this season. They began the season unable to beat anyone, but have come on strong lately in winning with relative ease...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 1,886 reads 33 comments

  24. How Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge Are Thriving

    The Portland Trail Blazers finally have a point guard that is worthy of having LaMarcus Aldridge to pass to. Ironically, that point guard is thriving as a direct result of having Aldridge on his team...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 1,931 reads 4 comments

  25. Detroit Pistons Will Never Be Relevant Until They Develop a Point Guard

    Here is a word to the wise amongst Detroit Pistons nation: If you have NBA League Pass, avoid watching the Charlotte Bobcats like the plague this year. It isn't because this historically bad franchise is not fun to watch...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,345 reads 25 comments