The Portland Trailblazers are a team loaded with young talent that is on the rise like basketball fans in China, but the most impressive young talent on the team might be LaMarcus Aldridge.
The 2007-08 season has just begun and the Golden State Warriors appear to be in trouble. They had an amazing run in last years playoffs upsetting the first seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round and losing in a shootout with the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Semifinals. The tumultuous playoff run looked like a set up for another good season for the Warriors, but some things didn’t work out too well in the off-season, which has led to a winless first opening week for the Warriors.
The NBA preseason is under way and the regular season opener tips off on Halloween. Many teams made some changes while others rosters remained stuck together like glue; were they the right things to do? Will it be enough to get into the playoffs this year? Here is look at who has a shot at the playoffs and a title for the upcoming 2008 NBA season.
NBA training camps kick off on October 1st and the regular season opener tips off on Halloween. Many teams made some changes and improvements while others rosters remained stuck together like glue, what is the right thing to do? Will it be enough to get into the playoffs this year? Here is look at who has a shot at the playoffs and a title for the upcoming 2008 NBA season.
Team USA is primed and ready to start playing games as they look to begin the journey to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. All the keys to total domination are there, Kobe is in one corner surrounded by reporters hurling questions about his trade demand hiatus while the other scorers, Carmelo Anthony eats a candy bar and Lebron James listens to a “Learn Chinese” program on his I Pod. In another corner sits three great and true point guards in Jason Kidd, Deron Willaims, and Chauncey Billups, all jogging their minds with plays and teammates tendencies. In the third corner are the shooters, on being Michael Redd with his trainer putting in work on injuries; the other is Mike Miller, sprawled out on a chair doing an interview with a teen magazine on what products teenage age girls should use on their hair since he has used many of them. In the last corner of the room, the `Weight Room” area features a battle of the bigs as Amare Stoudamire and Dwight Howard go head to head to see who can push more weight off their chest, Howard is currently ahead by 15 pounds but Amare is loading up the bar for another go. In the middle of the room stand the defenders, Tashaun Prince and Tyson Chandler, keeping a close eye on the rest of the team as they go about their business. This is the perfect mix of players that team USA needs to win gold, each player just needs to perform their role.
The Boston Celtics have a new big three in the form of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce. Now they have to try and fill out the roster with guys who can win, so they to turn to Reggie Miller? That makes sense, right? He’s only 42 and hasn’t played for two years. I wonder who Reggie has talked to about this that know him well, maybe the TNT crew? That would be an interesting conversation, it might go something like this.
There are many great point guards in the NBA, but Steve Nash is probably the consensus number one point guard. The real question concerning the top point guards is who is number two? There are many great guards in the league today but one of them is better than the others.