I'm at a Halloween party Saturday night; Lucky Strike cigarette hanging out on my mouth, glass of a scotch in my hand (I went as Don Draper from Mad Men) when I get a text that the Oklahoma City Thunder traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets. I had the same look on my face that Don did when his wife Megan sang "Zou Bisou Bisou" in front of their friends at his 40th … [Read more...] about James Harden trade makes sense for both Thunder and Rockets
With the NBA All-Star weekend upon us, it is time for an annual tradition here at The Sports Bank; the NBA Draft Lottery Re-do. Peter Christian and David Kay will alternate re-drafting the top fourteen picks in the 2010 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season. They will factor in how each team’s roster … [Read more...] about 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do
By: David Kay The pre-conceived notion about all non-European, white basketball players taller than 6-10 is that they are stiffs. Kansas’ Cole Aldrich is trying to buck that trend. The Bloomington, Minnesota native and Jayhawk junior emerged as one of the most productive big men in country this past season after taking a backseat on the loaded 2007-2008 KU team that won … [Read more...] about Cole Aldrich: More Than a Big White Stiff?
By Paul M. Banks and David Kay, Walter Football.com The 2009 class of centers didn't offer much to NBA teams as only two true centers were taken in the draft. While there isn't one player with the height or defensive presence that Hasheem Thabeet brought, the 2010 crop should be much deeper. The rest of the 2010 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings to be posted soon. 1. Cole … [Read more...] about 2010 NBA Draft Center Prospect Rankings
By: David K. The 2008-2009 college basketball season has only been wrapped up for a week, but it is never too early to start looking ahead to next year. Several elite college players are still sorting out whether or not they will return to school which obviously has a major impact on how loaded some teams might be next season. I have taken into account which players appear … [Read more...] about Top Ten College Hoops Teams for ’09-’10