Houston Rockets: Feeling the squeeze of a championship team

Houston Rockets: Feeling the squeeze of a championship team

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The value of being good, not great; San Antonio Spurs

I wrote about the beauty of the middle ground going in to Coach Pop’s final years here

A great rivalry brewing?

Two young cores go head to head in Philadelphia!

Late night NBA for me again! Great to see the TNT guys back on my screen. This time the Lakers take on the 76ers at Well Fargo Center!

Is this a little glimpse in to the future of the NBA? I can’t put my finger on it but these two young teams seem to play with a certain edge when they face up. Perhaps they feel the potential of a heavyweight rivalry on the horizon too.

Simmons, Fultz, Embiid & Covington isn’t a bad core to build around. This side is a lot of fun. I find Simmons in particular an intriguing player to watch. I think the scariest thing about him is there are still so many flaws to his game, so much room to improve, yet he’s a top 30 player in the NBA one year in??

I’d like to see Markelle Fultz get right again and contribute his year. The storyline surrounding him this rookie year is downright bizarre! The Sixers could really do with a second ball handler, especially come play off time. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised if they essentially redshirt him for the remainder of the campaign.

Over to the west and the Lakers are certainly one to watch this free agency. Could they add one, possibly two stars to play alongside Ingram, Ball & Kuzma? Will they manage to get off the Deng contract?

Even prior to free agency, this Lakers team has a lot to watch for. The long term potential of Ingram really excites me, that is a lot of upside right there. CJ says it best! Kyle Kuzma is a flat out scorer and looks like a steal at the 27th pick of the draft. I personally really enjoy watching Randle ball & his pending restricted free agency is definitely a story line worth keeping an eye on. Oh, and there’s a point guard who goes by the name of Lonzo Ball.

Both are exciting to watch now, both are surrounded by great narratives, both have young cores, both have cap space. Both are…potential Lebron landing spots?? I can’t wait to see what the future holds for both these clubs, but let’s enjoy the now too!

Vintage NBA!

An all time classic uniform

Definitely up there as one of my favourite ever sports garments. Had this screengrab a long time. Unfortunately i don’t have the bottle (arms) to ever wear it! Wouldn’t mind as a collectors piece though, maybe when I’m a bit less skint. Almost bought a Tracy McGrady replica of the same uniform. Have looked for other similar merchandise but came up short. Really fantastic piece though… almost cheesy but it draws the line perfectly for me.

Vince by the way, still dunking at 40!

Late Night NBA!

Eastern Conference – potential play off match up

Currently sat watching the Detroit Pistons on the road at the Milwaukee Bucks! About to enter the 4th quarter at the time of posting, with the scores tied at 76! Looks like I’ve picked a good one. Or have I? A close contest meansĀ  I’m going to watch the game until its close and its nearing 3am here!

The East has been surprisingly entertaining this year! Both these teams look set for the play offs. Despite the Pistons having a stronger current record, (14-9, 12-10 respectively) I’d say the Bucks have the most upside to do damage in the play offs, mainly on the back of Giannis’ MVP calibre play! It’ll be interesting to see how they bolster their roster before the trade deadline, I expect they surely will?! I really liked the addition of Eric Bledsoe.

Quick shout out to Andre Drummond’s dramatic upturn in free throw success!

Will watch the conclusion and then its off to sleep for me!