Magic’s 2015-16 Schedule Presents Early Tests

The 2015-16 NBA schedule was released Wednesday and whether or not the Orlando Magic can take a huge step forward this upcoming season may be known early. The Magic have not won more than 25 games in any of the last three seasons, but will be led this season by a new head coach in […]

Foreign Influence Again Prevalent in NBA Draft

In just over 24 hours, the NBA Draft will begin as teams hope to find the last piece to their championship puzzle or a cornerstone on which to build their franchise. While a pair of big men in Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor are regraded as the top two players, the draft will […]

Magic Hope Skiles Can Right Sinking Ship

The Orlando Magic have again hired one of the franchise’s former point guards to lead the team, but this time, Orlando went with one with previous head coaching experience. On Friday, Scott Skiles was introduced as the team’s 12th head coach. An original member of the Orlando Magic, Skiles averaged nearly 13 points and over […]

Hawks Can Silence All Doubters vs. Cavs

They easily won more games than any other team in the Eastern Conference this season and had four All-Stars, but that hasn’t stopped basketball fans from questioning the Atlanta Hawks’ status as a serious championship contender. Despite having the second longest active streak of playoff appearances behind only the dynasty that is the San Antonio […]

Things Falling Into Place for a Wizards’ Finals Run

The conference semifinals are underway and only two teams have yet to lose a game this postseason. One is the Golden State Warriors — the league’s best team during the regular season — and the other was the fifth seed in the lowly Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards. After closing out the Toronto Raptors with […]

5 Takeaways From the First Round of the NBA Playoffs

While most of the sports world was following the “Fight of the Century” Saturday night between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs was closing in dramatic fashion as Chris Paul banked in a one-hander with a second left to give the Los Angeles Clippers a stunning 4-3 first […]

The Five Most Intriguing NBA First Round Match-ups

The regular season is over and done and playoff basketball is finally here. The first round features eight 7-game series before the field is shrunk to eight teams. With the postseason getting underway, here’s a look at the five most intriguing match-ups of the first round: 5. East: Chicago Bulls (3) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (6) […]

2014-15: The Year of the Injured NBA Superstar

The National Basketball Association’s 2014-15 regular season has come and gone. It featured a number of great stories as the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors turned out to surprisingly claim 1-seeds, LeBron James returned to Cleveland, the Hornets were Charlotte’s once again, Klay Thompson scored a record 37 points in one quarter, the Houston […]

Five Overlooked Big Men Who Must Play Well in the Playoffs

The regular season is coming to a close and the start of the NBA Playoffs are upon us. While the game itself is more perimeter-oriented than in most previous years, a number of teams will need big postseasons from their big men to ultimately make a run deep into the playoffs or at a championship. […]

The East’s Race for 8th: Who Has the Edge?

The race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference is the NBA’s most tightly contested postseason race as four teams sit within a game and a half of the No. 8 spot. The race isn’t one that likely will have championship implications as each of the four teams are well below the .500 […]

Five Current Outsiders Capable of Making NBA Playoffs

The All-Star break is over and the regular season will resume with two games on Thursday night. With fewer than 30 games to play for each team, the time is now to make a final playoff push. Here are teams that are currently outside of the NBA playoffs, but could make a push for a […]

Five Disappointing Teams at the All-Star Break

A Thursday night contest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls is the only thing keeping basketball fans from the All-Star break. While teams like Atlanta, Toronto, Golden State and Milwaukee have certainly overachieved at the break, there’s been a number of underachievers through the first 50-plus games as well. Here’s a look at five […]

Magic Make Right Move in Firing Jacque Vaughn

On Thursday, the Orlando Magic parted ways with head coach Jacque Vaughn following Wednesday night’s 110-103 loss to the San Antonio Spurs — the 10th straight for Orlando. The firing comes as little surprise as it was reported that the team had been leaning that direction for the last week, but now it is official. […]