Team Analysis

Talking Magic-Cavs With Third Quarter Collapse

Eddy Rivera of the Orlando Magic Blog, Third Quarter Collapse, asked me a few questions about the Magic’s upcoming series. You can find the discussion here:

Finding the Achilles Heel of Each Remaining Playoff Team

This article is the first of a series I will be writing for Hardwood Paroxysm.
As the number of teams still in contention for the 2009 NBA championship dwindles down, it’s important to note not only the strengths of each team but also the weaknesses. All it takes is one major hole for another team […]

Analyzing the Disappointing Teams Part IV: Toronto Raptors

Toronto has received a lot of attention on this blog recently, but they are arguably one of the most disappointing teams in the league this season and are perfect for this series. After some high expectations in the offseason, the Raptors have stumbled to a 16-28 record. Making the playoffs isn’t an […]

Analyzing the Disappointing Teams Part III: Golden State Warriors

The third part of this series will take a look at the Golden State Warriors. After finishing 14 games over .500 last season, through Tuesday they were just 13-29. That mark puts them 11th in the Western Conference and far away from a playoff spot.
The point differential suggests the team isn’t as bad […]

Analyzing the Disappointing Teams Part II: Los Angeles Clippers

The next disappointing team I’ll be taking a look at is the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite losing Elton Brand in the offseason, the team made enough moves in the offseason (most notably acquiring Baron Davis and Marcus Camby) to at least earn the title of a potential sleeper pick. The big names are […]

Analyzing the Disappointing Teams Part I: Washington Wizards

Just like I did with some of the league’s surprise teams, I will now analyze each of the teams in the league I consider to be the most disappointing. The first team I’ll be looking at is the Washington Wizards. The Wizards have the second worst record in the NBA and the worst […]

Beyond the Big Three

The Boston Celtics made all the headlines twice last offseason during trades for Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. However, as good as the trades looked on paper, the Celtics still had some major flaws. To get Garnett and Allen, they gutted the team, trading away talented youth and draft picks. A large […]

One More Surprise Team

In last week’s five-part series about the surprise teams of the NBA, I failed to mention the Atlanta Hawks. I originally left them out because they were a young playoff team from last season, so the fact that they improved isn’t too surprising. With that being said, they were a marginal postseason team […]

Analyzing the Surprise Teams Part V: Portland Trail Blazers

The fifth and final part of this series will take a look at a team that has received a lot of media attention this season, the Portland Trail Blazers. A lot of big things have been predicted for this team in the future (more on this later), but they’re probably already a lot better […]

Analyzing the Surprise Teams Part IV: Denver Nuggets

The fourth part in this five-part series will be the first to feature a Western Conference team, the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets were not a horrible team last year, but they weren’t fighting to be among the West’s elite like they are this season. Denver will also be in a heated three-way battle […]