1. NBA Trade Rumors: New Orleans Hornets Holding on to Chris Kaman Is a Good Move

    According to league sources , the New Orleans Hornets have decided to pull veteran center Chris Kaman off of the trade market. While I feel that the move is only temporary, it is a great move for the Hornets in the interim...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 457 reads 2 comments

  2. Chicago Bulls: Making a Case for a Change in the Bulls' Starting Lineup

    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau employed a strategy in the game against the New York Knicks last night that he rarely does: play a rookie during a long fourth quarter stretch...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 2,254 reads 32 comments

  3. Big Game by Roy Hibbert Lifts Indiana Pacers over New Jersey Nets

    The Indiana Pacers keep on proving that they are a team to be reckoned with. Led by Roy Hibbert 's 18-point, 14-rebound performance, the Pacers defeated the New Jersey Nets 106-99...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 292 reads 0 comments

  4. Indiana Pacers: Which Pacer Belongs in the NBA All-Star Game

    Danny Granger or Roy Hibbert? When looking at the Indiana Pacers , the question is which player most deserves to be in the NBA All-Star game? Several strong arguments can be made ...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 554 reads 0 comments

  5. Why the Indiana Pacers Should Pursue Steve Nash

    Steve Nash is on the last few years of his career and deserves one more shot at the NBA title and with few potential suitors, one team in particular stands out...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,193 reads 4 comments

  6. NBA Trade Rumors: One More Move the Hornets Should Consider

    Ever since the New Orleans Hornets failed to sign oft-injured guard Eric Gordon to a contract extension, several people (including myself) have wondered silently if he will be traded before the March 15th trade deadline...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,193 reads 2 comments

  7. NBA Trade Rumors: Can New Orleans Really Trade Chris Kaman?

    As reported , New Orleans veteran center Chris Kaman is on the trade market. As I wrote previously, Kaman would be a good addition to a team that needs size. Among the teams I mentioned were the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks ...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 819 reads 0 comments

  8. Revisiting the Failed Chris Paul Trade 20 One-Third of the Way in the NBA Season

    Sometimes in sports there is a trade that comes along that would help every team involved. Team A gets what it wants in return for Player X, while Team B receives exactly what it covets...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,546 reads 18 comments

  9. NBA Trade Rumors: Chris Kaman Awaits as the Hornets Seek a Trade

    In the NBA it is very rare that a quality post player would end up on the trade market. New Orleans Hornets center Chris Kaman will not be confused with the Orlando ...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,897 reads 6 comments

  10. NBA Trade Rumors: Five Great Fits for Eric Gordon

    Allow me to say that some trade rumors are well-founded while others are... well... dumb. One of these rumors involves New Orleans guard Eric Gordon...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 6,773 reads 3 comments

  11. Dwight Howard to New Jersey Nets Plus Other Potential Landing Spots

    Should the Orlando Magic trade Dwight Howard to the New Jersey Nets for a hobbled Brook Lopez and two future first-round picks? This is perhaps the best deal that the Nets can offer...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,760 reads 29 comments

  12. Super Bowl Preview 2012: Ranking the Running Backs

    Super Bowl XLVI is shaping up to be one of if not the most anticipated Super Bowl ever. It definitely is right up there. The Patriots and Giants are two evenly matched teams who have faced scrutiny at some point during the season...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 330 reads 0 comments

  13. Chicago Bulls: Beating Pacers Will Prove Derrick Rose and Co. Are NBA's Best

    The United Center will be buzzing when the Chicago Bulls take the floor against the Indiana Pacers . In a showdown featuring the top-two teams in the NBA Central—a win by the Bulls would make them the team to beat...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 416 reads 3 comments

  14. NBA Trade Rumors: Why Dwight Howard to the New York Knicks Makes Sense

    Bright lights in a bigger city: This is the dream of Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard . The sentiment is shared amongst many star players in the NBA , from Carmelo Anthony ...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,705 reads 2 comments

  15. Indiana Pacers: The One Trade That Can Complete Their Roster

    The Indiana Pacers are close to being an elite team. The late Sunday night 98-96 win in Los Angeles suggests that they are worthy of being considered one of the top 10 teams in the NBA ...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,253 reads 4 comments

  16. Super Bowl XLVI Preview: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots 2012

    I get the feeling that we have seen this movie before—Super Bowl XLVI: The Sequel. The New York Giants make an unlikely run to the playoffs after a loss to a then-undefeated ...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 258 reads 0 comments

  17. Indiana Pacers: Are They Contenders or Pretenders?

    Upon first glance, the Indiana Pacers are a good team. Balanced and battle-tested. When you look at the Pacers for a second time, one appreciates how good they are while understanding how much better they can become...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 848 reads 6 comments

  18. Chicago White Sox: Team Should Ignore Latest Ozzie Guillen Rant

    Ozzie Guillen is apparently angry. After responding to criticisms hurled by right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy about a week ago, Guillen, the former White Sox skipper, had some choice words that were released via twitter...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,151 reads 7 comments

  19. Chicago Bulls: Making a Case for Carlos Boozer to Be an All-Star

    Carlos Boozer is one of those NBA players that have you scratching your head curiously. Fans see this imposing figure in Boozer, yet they question his passion for the game. The majority of the criticism is aimed at his indifference on defense...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,107 reads 27 comments

  20. Can Jake Peavy Shake His Past Injuries to Help the Chicago White Sox?

    This offseason has been one of rebuilding and change for the Chicago White Sox . Gone are Mark Buehrle, Carlos Quentin, Sergio Santos and Jason Frasor...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 338 reads 3 comments

  21. Chicago Bulls: Does C.J. Watson's Eventual Return Put John Lucas on the Bench?

    John Lucas of the Chicago Bulls is soon to be in one of those situations many players face when contributing off of the bench. He has filled in more than admirably for the injured C...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 528 reads 10 comments

  22. Is John Danks the New Ace of the Chicago White Sox?

    From the moment that Mark Buehrle signed a four-year, $58 million deal to join the Miami Marlins , Chicago White Sox fans wondered aloud who would replace him...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 445 reads 6 comments

  23. Chicago Bulls: Should Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah Continue to Be Benched?

    "I have to find a way to be more effective," Joakim Noah said on Thursday while trying to explain his lack of production thus far in the season...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 490 reads 0 comments

  24. Chicago White Sox: Will Adam Dunn Have a Bounce Back Year

    For Chicago White Sox fans, the word rebuilding is a filthy term. No, I do not mean the term that scouts use when describing the 12-6 curve ball of Gavin Floyd. On the contrary, it is used as the term that turns fans away...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 1,939 reads 19 comments

  25. Chicago Bulls: Is Luol Deng Underrated?

    Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls doesn't wow anyone with his numbers. He doesn't fill up the ESPN highlight reels, he just comes out and plays his game. His game is as quiet as he is...

    Ernest Shepard Written by Ernest Shepard about almost 3 years ago 778 reads 6 comments