2014: Do NFL QBs really deserve their contracts? (part one)

Every year that passes proves that the game of American football is becoming more and more of a quarterback’s game. They have always been the clear leader on the offense (and sometimes the whole team), but quarterbacks have become more and more important to a team’s success and production. Teams are recognizing that and paying their quarterbacks accordingly though. The point is, it’s getting out of control. This is my second annual installment of the … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 Top 50 players

Here are my rankings for the top 50 players in the league. They use the same scoring system as I did for all of the individual position lists, I just compiled them and found the 50 players with the highest score. Here’s the list in increasing order of ranking: 50. PG Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs Stats: 16.7 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 5.7 APG 49. PF Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets Stats: 13.7 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.2 … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 position rankings: centers #1-10

10. Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic Stats: 14.2 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 1.8 APG Vucevic is quickly establishing himself as one of the top centers in the league and a guaranteed double double. It was his second year in a row averaging a double double. His rebounding numbers dropped a bit, but his scoring increased a bit as well. He missed a whole stretch of games due to an injury last year though, but I expect him … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 position rankings: centers #11-20

20. J.J. Hickson, Denver Nuggets Stats: 11.8 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.4 APG Hickson came in as the starting center for Denver after an injury took out Javale McGee for the rest of the season, and he excelled. In his first year for the Nuggets he averaged close to a double double in 69 games and 52 starts. His stats did decrease a little bit from two years ago when he was in Portland and averaged … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 position rankings: centers #21-30

30. Kris Humphries, Boston Celtics Stats: 8.4 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.0 APG It’s easy to forget that Humphries had back-to-back seasons where he averaged a double double. While last season was not one of those years for him, he still contributed in an efficient way. He had a PER of 18.28 and averaged a fair amount of production for only getting 20 MPG. He shot just over 50% and set a career high in FT% … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 position rankings: centers #31-40

Here is the beginning of the list for the final position: centers. As usual, I will split the list into four separate posts with 10 players each. After that, I will give a list of the top 50 players overall. Here are the first ten guys: 40. Jason Smith, New Orleans Pelicans Stats: 9.7 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 0.9 APG For one reason or another, Jason Smith almost always finds himself on the bench. More often … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 position rankings: power forwards #1-10

10. Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder Stats: 15.1 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.0 APG For a while Ibaka was known for just his shot-blocking, but last year was a breakthrough in multiple areas, and it pushed him into the top 10 power forwards in the league. He averaged the most PPG of his career while still maintaining over 50% shooting, and he showed that he can knock down a 3-pointer once in a while if need … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 position rankings: power forwards #11-20

20. Carlos Boozer, Chicago Bulls Stats: 13.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.6 APG Boozer definitely is wearing down towards the end of his career. He may have had an average season overall, but relative to his past seasons, it was his worst since his rookie year in 2002-03. He’s likely at the point where he’s just a veteran rotation guy, which is why the Bulls chose to amnesty him. Last year was basically his worst or … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 position rankings: power forwards #21-30

30. Channing Frye, Phoenix Suns Stats: 11.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 1.2 APG Channing Frye has been very good since joining the Suns, and last year was more of the same. He continued his strong shooting performance, especially from the 3-point line, where he averaged 2 of them a game. He also grabbed a solid amount of rebounds, although just 5.1 per game isn’t too impressive for a guy that started all 82 games of the … Continue reading

NBA 2013-2014 position rankings: power forwards #31-40

40. Jason Thompson, Sacramento Kings Stats: 7.1 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 0.6 APG I’ve always liked Jason Thompson, but it’s a shame that he often doesn’t get enough minutes to fully showcase himself. He played all 82 games and started 61 of them, but only played 24.5 MPG, therefore having the worst season of his 6 year career. His PER was also pretty low at just 11.14, the lowest for any PF on the top 40 … Continue reading