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Portland Trail Blazers: The Answer To Their Losing Problem

  (Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… A friend of mine who is a Portland Trail Blazers fan (fanatic actually) emailed me a couple days ago, asking what the problem was with her team. They Blazers have recently lost 5 straight games, almost lost a 6th to a Jazz team whose best player who didn’t play and only have...
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NCAA Tournament: NBA Draft Stocks

  (Source: Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth and Josh Morgan of Hoopstuff… The NCAA Tournament is one of the biggest stages for players to show their value to NBA teams and in the 1st 2 rounds (technically 3, but having 4 games being round 1 is ridiculous) there are players whose stock has risen and fallen. If you think that a couple of games don’t matter...
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Detroit Pistons: Are Reggie Jackson And KCP The Next Elite Guard Duo?

  (Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Detroit Pistons just lost 10 straight games and it looked like their playoff dreams were caput, but since then they are 4-1 and as the Eastern Conference is pathetic, they are only 4.5 games from the 8th seed in the playoffs with 13 games to play. Yes, Andre Drummond is their...
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Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler’s Excellent-Poor-Excellent 1st Game

(Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Jimmy Butler missed 11 games because of injury and his loss was big, as he is averaging 20.3 points, 6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Bulls and isn’t just their best perimeter scorer, he is their best perimeter defender as well. His value to the Bulls is priceless...
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Philadelphia 76ers: Is Nerlens Noel The Rookie Of The Year?

(Source: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. It is assumed by most that Andrew Wiggins will be the Rookie of the Year this season. It makes sense as he is 1st in scoring by far and his numbers look the best at face value. However, as well as Wiggins is playing and to his credit, he is having an excellent rookie season, Philadelphia...
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Atlanta Hawks: Why Mike Budenholzer Is The Coach Of The Year

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Perhaps no NBA award is harder to give than Coach of the Year. Judging the impact of a coach on a team is something that’s hard for outsiders to do. That being the case, we all try. Judging efficiency and team improvement are some statistical measures that can indicate what a coach...
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An Ode To Steve Nash

(Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America) Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Career Stats: 1217 games, 14.3 points, 8.5 assists, 3 rebounds, 0.7 steals per game, 49 percent from inside the arc, 42.8 percent from three, 90.4 percent from the line Accolades: 2x MVP, 8x All-Star, 7x All-NBA (3x 1st Team, 2x 2nd Team, 2x 3rd Team) As most of you know, I’m...
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New York Knicks: Is Alexey Shved A Keeper?

(Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If you haven’t noticed, and I wouldn’t blame if you if your answer is no because the Knicks are pathetic and there is no point watching them, New York Knicks guard Alexey Shved is currently their best player. The 6’6 Russian combo guard has become a starter for the Knicks and...
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Atlanta Hawks: Will Injuries Hurt Title Chances?

(December 25, 2013 – Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Senior Writer At Hoopstuff… For most of the season, the Atlanta Hawks have been fortunate enough to avoid any significant injuries. As of late, however, their luck has run short. For starters, elite perimeter defender Thabo Sefolosha is still sidelined due to a right calf injury that he suffered...
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Golden State Warriors: The Big Offseason Problem

  October 31, 2014 – Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Golden State Warriors are the NBA’s best team this season, they have an MVP candidate in Stephen Curry, they are excellent on offense and defensive, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have become elite players, they found themselves an excellent coach in Steve...
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Houston Rockets: The Small Moves Could Win Them A Title

(Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… When the season started, I wasn’t a fan of the Houston Rockets team assembled. I thought that were a lesser team because of losing Chandler Parsons and their biggest move being signing Trevor Ariza. Of course, I loved that James Harden-Dwight Howard duo, Ariza is a strong 3rd option...
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San Antonio Spurs: What If Duncan and Ginobili Retire?

(Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. As Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are free agents this offseason, what if these two legends of the San Antonio Spurs retire? Yes, there would be the emotional issues when it comes to the franchise, but what about on the court. The Spurs are title contenders as they have been for more than...
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Charlotte Hornets: Mo Williams Saved the Season

(Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Coming into this season there was a lot of buzz surrounding the Hornets, pardon the pun. They were coming off a playoff appearance for the first time since the 2009-10 season and just signed one of the biggest free agents on the market in Lance Stephenson to add to their...
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Boston Celtics: A Big Offseason For Boston?

(Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. It is no secret that Danny Ainge is one of the best GM’s in the business. His most recent big win was trading a 1st round pick and Marcus Thornton for Isaiah Thomas at the trade deadline, who in about 2 days became the best player on the team. However, that is a problem for the Celtics...
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Miami Heat: Dwyane Wade’s Big March To The Playoffs

(Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… The night of February 27th was an emotional roller coaster for Miami Heat fans, to say the least. At the time, the Heat were winners of two straight games, and were looking to win their third straight game for the first time since the beginning of the year, when they started off 3-0...
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Chicago Bulls: Should The Bulls Trade Derrick Rose?

(January 29, 2015 – Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… From the day that the Chicago Bulls drafted Derrick Rose 1st in 2008, he became their franchise player. He won the Rookie of the Year, was an All-Star in his 2nd season and was the youngest MVP in NBA history in his 3rd season. He is also from Chicago...
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Indiana Pacers: Should Paul George Return?

Indiana Pacers: Should Paul George Return? By Tashan Reed: Senior Writer/Hoopstuff… After he went down with a devastating broken leg in a Team USA scrimmage, it was assumed that Paul George would miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season. George, however, wasn’t as quick to give up on the prospect of him playing this season. About a month ago, George stated that he expected to return...
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Ranking The Eastern Conference Bottom Feeders (Miami Heat First)

(Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Eastern Conference is often mocked by fans, seen as a ‘little brother’ to the Western Conference. The lack of truly great teams, players or storylines makes it harder to cover for journalists, and harder to love for fans. They have a point too, the Eastern Conference has...
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Phoenix Suns: The Brandon Knight Problem

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Phoenix Suns have developed a reputation for awkward situations. From buzzer beaters that never should go in, to strange acquisitions and breakups, the Suns are just having a weird season. Added to the list of 2015 unlucky situations is that Brandon Knight has a sprained ankle...
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Los Angeles Lakers: The LA Free Agent Dream

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. As I assume that the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be giving Jordan Hill the second season of his 2 year, 18 million dollar contract and Ed Davis won’t play for his 1 million dollar option, the Lakers will have only 38 million on their cap for next season, meaning that they have...
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NCAA Tournament: 5 Potential Bracket Busters

(Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America) NCAA Tournament: 5 Potential Bracket Busters By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… (Teams are in no particular order) 1. Wichita State Alright, I know choosing Wichita State in this situation isn’t really going out on a limb, but the Shockers were really underseeded in my opinion. The loss in the semifinals...
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Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors; All-Star?

  (Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Utah Jazz would be a half game from the Eastern Conference Playoffs today; did you know that? Well they would be. They are 10-2 since the All-Star Break and are playing excellent basketball, but they are in the Western Conference, with no chance at the playoffs. Regardless...
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New York Knicks: Re-Sign Andrea Bargnani?

(Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… You know, I wish that this was a joke, but the best player on the New York Knicks with Carmelo Anthony injured and A’mare Stoudemire in Dallas is Andre Bargnani. With the Knicks the most pathetic team in the NBA right now, that isn’t saying much and most probably have no clue...
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Detroit Pistons: Their Biggest Offseason Of The Decade

  (Source: Getty Images) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. In a decade Joe Dumars managed to nearly ruin the Detroit Pistons twice in free agency. The 1st time, in 2009, he signed Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva for 5 seasons and a combined 87 million dollars. I think that we are all probably aware of how that went; if you don’t, it was pathetic. Two years ago...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Can The Bucks Win a Playoff Series?

(Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Milwaukee Bucks: Can The Bucks Win a Playoff Series? By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… After overcoming unfavorable odds to finds themselves with 30 wins at the All-Star break, the depleted youngsters from Milwaukee shipped away their leading scorer and main facilitator, point guard Brandon Knight. With Knight gone, the Bucks...
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