The one time Eastern Conference power Detroit Pistons missed out on the post-season for a third straight season. Coincidentally enough, that streak started when general manager Joe Dumars wasted his abundant cap space by overpaying Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva to long-term deals. The franchise is still in recovery mode from those signings and doesn’t figure to make any … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons in a bit of a holding pattern this off-season
Luol Deng's 39 points on Monday night can not be ignored. He's the X-factor. If Deng shines this season or even comes close to the potential the Bulls envisioned when they handed him a contract potentially worth up to $80 million, Chicago has a chance to seriously compete in the much-improved east. Ifs, ands, or buts aside, this is not the first time Deng has flashed his … [Read more...] about Deng possibly the missing piece in Bulls puzzle after all?
1.Boston Celtics (14-4) Center Kendrick Perkins has a higher FG% on the season than FT%. A rarity in this league. Also a complement and an insult at the same time. 2. Orlando Magic (15-4) Everyone talks about the big three of Carter, Howard and Lewis, but the true keys to them winning the conference again lie in Mickael Pietrus and Matt Barnes 3. Atlanta Hawks … [Read more...] about NBA Power Rankings East 12-3
By Paul M. Banks See the video below to watch Ben Gordon meeting the media following his first game in Chicago as a member of the opposition. Not just any opponent, but the Bulls' biggest rival, the Detroit Pistons. The Chicago crowd was full of boos for Ben Gordon as he returned to where he played his entire career prior to this season. Perhaps those boos were far from … [Read more...] about Ben Gordon gets no Love in Return to Chicago
By: David Kay Heading into the NBA free agency period, the Detroit Pistons were one of the few buyers in the market willing to shell out the cash to sign a big name free agent. As the clock struck midnight on July 1st, Joe Dumars wasted no time in courting his desired targets as both Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva flew to Detroit to meet with the Pistons general … [Read more...] about Detroit Pist-ing Their Money Away
By Anthony Zilis Remember those few days after Christmas when you were a kid? The excitement for weeks leading up to the big day was palpable. You could hardly sleep the night before, and then it finally came. That’s what the days following the NBA Draft are like for me. I’m an NBA Draft fan, plain and simple. It’s time to get back to reality. After drafting forwards … [Read more...] about What’s Going to Happen with Ben Gordon?
By Paul M. Banks If there’s one position the Chicago Bulls don’t have a pressing need at, it’s point guard. The incumbent starter, Derrick Rose is the only player on the roster even remotely close to developing into a franchise player, and (SAT scandals and gang sign gestures aside) is the guy to build the team around. But the Bulls might see backup Kirk Hinrich move on soon … [Read more...] about Will the Bulls Draft a Backup Point Guard?
There are a ton of good two guards available this NBA offseason. Who are they and where will they go? Click here to find out https://www.walterfootball.com/nbafreeagents2009sg.php … [Read more...] about Rating NBA Shooting Guards