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NBA Heat Check: Eastern Conference All-Stars

NBA Heat Check: Eastern Conference All-Stars

John Scriffiny January 26, 2017

With the starters of the All-Star Game announced and the reserves soon to follow, here are my picks for who I think should get to go to New Orleans from the Eastern Conference. I try to base my picks on...

NBA Heat Check: What is wrong with the Heat?

John Scriffiny December 15, 2016

The Miami Heat had a tumultuous offseason, to say the least. Just two years removed from losing LeBron James in his return to Cleveland, Miami has completely lost its entire big three. Heat president Pat...

NBA Heat Check: Are the Knicks Good?

John Scriffiny December 7, 2016

During the off-season, Derrick Rose proclaimed the New York Knicks as a “superteam.” A lot of people thought this was a joke, as Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah were coming off a season in which their...

NBA Heat Check: The Rise of the Clippers

John Scriffiny December 4, 2016

The Clippers are off to a hot start and have the same core of players. But what makes this team different from those who failed in the past? The Clippers, through fifteen games, have the best record...

NBA Heat Check: Where does Kemba Walker rank among the leagues top guards?

NBA Heat Check: Where does Kemba Walker rank among the league’s top guards?

John Scriffiny November 23, 2016

Kemba Walker has been having a great start to the 2016 NBA season. After improving bit by bit throughout his career, Walker has really broken through this year in almost every facet of the game, leading...

NBA Heat Check: The other Beast in the East

NBA Heat Check: The other Beast in the East

John Scriffiny November 16, 2016

  Based on last year’s finals and the roster moves made by the Warriors over the summer, it’s pretty clear who the best team in each conference is. The Warriors have four of the top fifteen...

NBA Heat Check: The Warriors are flawed

NBA Heat Check: The Warriors are flawed

John Scriffiny November 15, 2016

After Kevin Durant made the controversial decision to leave the Thunder after nine seasons, people had already anointed the Warriors as NBA champs for this season. They had good reason for it too. Durant...

NBA Heat Check: Second Year Studs Part 2

NBA Heat Check: Second Year Studs Part 2

John Scriffiny November 15, 2016

In my last post, I looked at two great players from Kentucky: Karl Anthony-Towns and Devin Booker. This time, I will be looking at some players that aren’t quite as impressive, but who definitely have...

NBA Heat Check: Are the Bulls for real?

NBA Heat Check: Are the Bulls for real?

November 8, 2016

The Chicago Bulls were a major disappointment a season ago. Though some experts had Chicago going as far as the Eastern Conference Finals, they finished with an incredibly disappointing 42-40 while missing...

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