2014 NBA Playoffs: predictions for the semifinals

• 5 Game 7s (NBA record) • 8 Overtime games • 23 games by 5 pts or fewer An INCREDIBLE 1st round of NBA Playoffs! pic.twitter.com/THCs3v9Wn7 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 4, 2014 The first round of this year’s NBA playoffs was legendary. As per the tweet above from SportsCenter, there was nothing quite like the performances we saw. Does that mean the playoffs are on track to get even better? I sure hope so. After going 5-3 in … Continue reading

Measuring the spending of NBA teams in 2013-14: dollars per win (end of year edition)

Well, that’s the end of the regular season. The playoffs are set and will begin very soon. After I measured every team’s efficiency in how well they were spending their money earlier in the season, I promised that I would provide an update at the end of the season. Well, here it is. Most of the teams have similar team salaries to what they did last time, but every team’s win totals have changed (yes, … Continue reading

Measuring the spending of NBA teams in 2013-14: dollars per win

It’s annoying to me that so many of the teams in the NBA go over the salary cap. And why wouldn’t they if they had the money? The luxury tax doesn’t really affect teams to the point where they stop spending. I’m all for a much higher actual cap as long as it’s a hard cap, but that doesn’t seem to be in the near future. Or, they could just raise the luxury tax to … Continue reading

Will Carmelo Anthony be able to corral a super-team?

The 2013-2014 season hasn’t even started yet and people are already talking about what kind of super-teams can be formed for the following season. So I thought, what the heck, why not join in with the discussion? One of the more interesting topics is what Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will do next season. There have been rumors all over the place, some saying that he will go join the Lakers with Kobe. The Knicks have … Continue reading

Bynum comes to Cavaliers, is LeBron James next?

Andrew Bynum couldn’t miss another entire season could he? Is that even possible? Oh wait, Greg Oden did it. And with the way Bynum’s knees seem to be at this point, $12 million is certainly a big gamble even though only half of it is guaranteed. It’s certainly a lot less than the $20+ million he earned last year for doing basically nothing, but it doesn’t come without its risks. But one has to question: … Continue reading

Dwight Howard shopping for a new home

Even though Howard put up really solid numbers for the Lakers this past season, they clearly didn’t accomplish what they wanted and are possibly looking to switch things around. Since the deal was only for one year, he is currently a free agent and searching for a new team for which to play. What seems surprising though is that the Lakers are still one of the teams on his radar even though there seemed to … Continue reading