1. Cleveland Cavaliers' Disaster Plan for Surviving Kyrie Irving's Injury

    Kyrie Irving is hurt. Here we go again. The Cleveland Cavaliers in their post- LeBron James plan have staked their reputation, future and livelihood on Irving. However, Irving has not shown that he can be depended on going forward...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 4,584 reads 10 comments

  2. Grading Every Cleveland Cavaliers Draft Choice from the Past 2 Seasons

    The Cleveland Cavs are in flux. They are a young team that is trying their best to transition from the LeBron James era into a new and hopefully better time. But they are not a good basketball team...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 5,647 reads 19 comments

  3. Friendly Advice to Fix Lawrence Frank's Horrible Detroit Pistons Rotation

    It has been said that there is nothing that is certain in life except death and taxes. Perhaps an addendum could be added: that Lawrence Frank will play the wrong guys at the wrong time...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,737 reads 19 comments

  4. Are the Milwaukee Bucks the NBA's Most Underestimated Team?

    After nearly three full weeks of NBA basketball, the Milwaukee Bucks stand alone in first place in the Central Division. Let that wash over you for a moment. The Milwaukee Bucks...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 4,360 reads 28 comments

  5. 5 Deals the Cleveland Cavaliers Could Construct Around Anderson Varejao

    Should the Cleveland Cavaliers trade Anderson Varejao? Fans in Ohio have been debating this very thing for the last couple years. On the one hand, Varejao has been a tremendous asset for the Cavs...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 6,717 reads 87 comments

  6. Are the Detroit Pistons Really the Worst Team in the NBA?

    ESPN's Bill Simmons has stated on several occasions that the worst place for an NBA team to be is right around .500. The logic is that you aren't good enough to make a sustained playoff run and you aren't bad enough to secure an elite draft pick...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 3,421 reads 21 comments

  7. Tracking the Sophomore Year Progress of Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving

    Those who viewed Kyrie Irving as a potential candidate for a sophomore slump have collectively had to eat crow...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 7,286 reads 20 comments

  8. NBA Power Rankings: Weekly Rookie Report

    The NBA has a fresh group of rookies that are injecting new life into a league that—outside of the top five teams—was sometimes somewhat stale a year ago...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 1,677 reads 1 comments

  9. Why the Detroit Pistons Should Be Starting Their Youngsters NOW

    The Detroit Pistons have shifted their team into full-blown rebuilding mode. They currently have five rookies on the roster as well as a number of second- and third-year players...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,554 reads 26 comments

  10. 5 NBA Teams That Would Love to Fast Forward Through the 2012-13 Season

    Progress is often painful in the NBA . Even if an organization has the right plan set in motion for their team, it doesn't always mean that it will unearth quick results...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 3,779 reads 10 comments

  11. Sorting Out the Cleveland Cavaliers' Mess at the Wing

    Progress. Sometimes it is uplifting and sometimes it is painful. In watching the Cleveland Cavaliers dredge up a victory at home Tuesday against a badly depleted Washington Wizards squad, fans were treated to a little bit of both...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 4,620 reads 39 comments

  12. Cleveland Cavaliers: Immediate Feedback on Game No. 1

    Tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers began their newest season at home against Washington. It marks the beginning of a season steeped in optimism and hope in the post-LeBron era-certainly a welcomed departure for this franchise...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,837 reads 6 comments

  13. A Halloween Costume Suggestion for the NBA's 20 Biggest Names

    The beginning of the NBA season, as always, coincides with the Halloween season. And while it will take a few nights before we see anything freaky on the court, it does call to mind what each NBA star should consider for the festivities...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 818 reads 0 comments

  14. Detroit Pistons: Roster and Rotation Questions as Season Approaches

    The Detroit Pistons wind down their preseason slate Friday night at home against the Atlanta Hawks . This much we know. However, who exactly will comprise the rotation once the regular season begins on Halloween is still up in the air...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,230 reads 8 comments

  15. Portland Trail Blazers' Top Training Camp Storylines

    The Portland Trail Blazers are entering a new and exciting chapter in this proud franchise's history. No longer will this team tie it's future to the health of Brandon Roy and Greg Oden...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,127 reads 3 comments

  16. Grading the Cleveland Cavaliers' Current 2-Deep Depth Chart

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged from the wreckage of what should have been a franchise-killing scenario when LeBron James took his talents to South Beach. We are talking Cuyahoga River on fire bad...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,652 reads 6 comments

  17. How and Where the Detroit Pistons Can Spend Their Cap Money Next Summer

    For years, Detroit Pistons fans have been looking forward to the windfall that free agency might bring...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 4,271 reads 29 comments

  18. The 5 Most Pivotal Players for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012-13

    The Cleveland Cavaliers finally have clawed their way back to respectability. The next step in their progression will be making a serious run at the playoffs. But don't start looking for playoff tickets just yet...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 1,851 reads 10 comments

  19. The Detroit Pistons' Top Training Camp Storylines

    Suddenly, that long road back to respectability appears to be quite a bit shorter. The Detroit Pistons , a proud franchise that had fallen on hard times of late, appear to have finally figured it out...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,523 reads 17 comments

  20. Portland Trail Blazers: Grading the Team's Current 2-Deep Depth Chart

    The Portland Trail Blazers, perhaps the most snake-bitten franchise in the NBA, have seen their fortunes drastically altered in the last four years...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 2,114 reads 16 comments

  21. The Cleveland Cavaliers' Top Training Camp Storylines

    Finally, folks in the Midwest, the NBA season is upon us! Cleveland fans can forget about the abomination which was the second half of the season for the Indians and the disappointing start to the Browns season...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about over 1 year ago 5,603 reads 21 comments

  22. NBA Preseason Detroit Pistons Player Power Rankings

    The NBA season is approaching like a freight train from Hades, and expectations are steadily trending upwards for NBA franchises...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 2 years ago 2,621 reads 19 comments

  23. 5 Best Situational Lineups for the Detroit Pistons in 2012-13

    Basketball, more than any other sport, is about matchups . There are specific players, when grouped together, that represent the perfect antidote to their opponent's advantage...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 2 years ago 3,292 reads 1 comments

  24. Why Kyrie Irving Isn't in Danger of a Sophomore Slump in 2012-13

    The Cleveland Cavaliers finally have some momentum going. They have rebounded nicely from "The Decision," stringing together a couple of nice drafts, solid free-agent signings and smart contractual moves...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 2 years ago 2,175 reads 12 comments

  25. Comparing the Detroit Pistons to Each of Their Central Division Rivals

    The Central Division, once the Detroit Pistons ' own personal playground, has become a war zone for the team from the mitten...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about almost 2 years ago 1,785 reads 10 comments