Western Conference

The Portland Trail Blazers Defense Needs To Change

The Portland Trail Blazers Defense Needs To Change

The Portland Trail Blazers defense has been atrocious this season and will hold back any chance they have to win a title. In order to show just how bad it’s been, here is a couple of lists that can illustrate such a fact. Defensive Rating 30. Sacramento Kings 29. Portland Trail Blazers 28. Minnesota Timberwolves…

The Zion 1: Zion Williamson’s First Signature Sneaker Debuts

The Zion 1: Zion Williamson’s First Signature Sneaker Debuts

New Orleans Pelicans star, Zion Williamson is finally coming out with his own signature sneaker. Having been a part of Jordan Brand since his NBA journey began last season, Williamson will debut the Zion 1 tonight versus the Brooklyn Nets. The Zion 1 comes in four colorways, all of them with specific meaning to the…

Hoop Dimes Alley Oop: Zion Williamson to the New York Knicks?

Hoop Dimes Alley Oop: Zion Williamson to the New York Knicks?

Recently, Zion Williamson mentioned how much he loved playing in the New York Knicks’ building, Madison Square Garden. In fact, he was visibly elated. Could this be a sign of things to come? Watch the video below to hear Zion’s answer to a reporter’s question that could get Knicks fans excited. But, should they be?

LaMarcus Aldridge: A Career of What-Ifs

LaMarcus Aldridge: A Career of What-Ifs

On April 15th, LaMarcus Aldridge released shocking news that due to issues with his heart, he would need to immediately retire from the game of basketball. He was a great player that was underrated throughout his whole career because he could never reach the final stage of success and attention he always craved.  I grew…

How Injuries Opened the Floodgates for the NBA MVP Conversation

How Injuries Opened the Floodgates for the NBA MVP Conversation

For most of the current NBA season, the favorite for the NBA MVP award has been interchangeable between three players: LeBron James, Joel Embiid, and Nikola Jokić. And with how things were shaping up, publications would be arguing their reason why one of these three should be the MVP for the rest of the season….

NBA Super Teams Since 2000: Much Ado About Nothing?

NBA Super Teams Since 2000: Much Ado About Nothing?

The Brooklyn Nets have been a polarizing team this 2020-21 NBA season, and that really began in January when they traded for James Harden from the Houston Rockets to join fellow superstars, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. To, you know, do something that’s never been done before – form a super team! Okay, I’m lying,…

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Western Conference

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Western Conference

The NBA trade deadline is always a harried and hurried day as teams attempt to get better in anticipation of the upcoming NBA playoffs or to go the longer view route, acquiring young players that may be projects or just need a change of scenery, or draft capital. Rumors have been flying around for weeks…

Will the Portland Trail Blazers “Win Now” Trade Pay Off?

Will the Portland Trail Blazers “Win Now” Trade Pay Off?

Among a flurry of trades within the hours leading up to the NBA trade deadline, the Portland Trail Blazers made a win-now move, trading Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood to the Toronto Raptors for Norman Powell. To some Blazer fans, the departure of Trent Jr. was something to be mourned. He was loved by…

The Better of the NBA Rookie of the Year Candidates

The Better of the NBA Rookie of the Year Candidates

LaMelo Ball’s recent wrist surgery seemingly closes the door on his hold over the NBA Rookie of the Year award. It was clearly his to lose up to this point, and his play was a boon to the Charlotte Hornets and its fans, the hardware would have just been sauce on the steak. If LaMelo…

Three Moves the Boston Celtics Should Make Before the NBA Trade Deadline

Three Moves the Boston Celtics Should Make Before the NBA Trade Deadline

After losing five of their past seven games, something just isn’t working for the Boston Celtics. Here are three potential moves to help boost their chances at an extended playoff run. Trade for Aaron Gordon Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon has officially requested a trade. With a 14-28 record, Orlando’s postseason chances are close…

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