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NBA Heat Check: West All-Stars

NBA Heat Check: West All-Stars

John Scriffiny February 2, 2017

Last week, I covered who I thought was the most deserving of an All-Star bid in the Eastern Conference. Now, I will go over who I believe to be All-Star quality players in the West. Like last time, there...

NBA Heat Check: Second-year studs - Part 1

NBA Heat Check: Second-year studs – Part 1

John Scriffiny November 9, 2016

  After a year of playing in the NBA, rookies from the 2015 NBA Draft are starting to come into the players they will be for years to come. Sure, there are some players who are late bloomers and...

NBA Heat Check: Spurs-Thunder

NBA Heat Check: Spurs-Thunder

John Scriffiny May 5, 2016

Spurs-Thunder: For the last NBA Heat Check of the year, here is a look at the most interesting series so far in this playoffs.Game 1For Game 1, it hardly seemed like the opener for "the most interesting...

NBA Heat Check: key injuries

NBA Heat Check: key injuries

John Scriffiny April 28, 2016

Key Injuries: The playoffs have been defined by injuries to this point. Here is a look at the significant ones and their effect on the race.Steph CurryAlthough the Warriors haven't been hit the hardest...

NBA Heat Check: The 1-seeds

NBA Heat Check: The 1-seeds

April 21, 2016

The 1-seeds: A look at how the playoffs have gone so far for the top team in each conference. Plus, my predictions for the winners of each series and how many games.Warriors-RocketsThis has been a sad...

NBA Heat Check: All-NBA teams

NBA Heat Check: All-NBA teams

John Scriffiny April 14, 2016

All-NBA Teams: As the NBA regular season comes to an end, here is a look at what I think are the most fitting choices for the All-NBA teams.All-NBA First TeamSteph CurryGolden State WarriorsRussell WestbrookOklahoma...

NBA Heat Check: LAs sleeping giant

NBA Heat Check: LA’s sleeping giant

John Scriffiny April 6, 2016

LA's Sleeping Giant: Los Angeles is a team that is on the verge of contending for a title, and I'm not talking about the Clippers.There are definitely a lot of reasons to be skeptical of the Lakers. First...

NBA Heat Check: top five point guards

NBA Heat Check: top five point guards

John Scriffiny March 9, 2016

Top five point guards: A look at the best five point guards in the NBA and their unique skill sets.In ranking these players, I don't really look into durability or how much they help their team win in...

NBA Heat Check: the quandary of Kyrie

NBA Heat Check: the quandary of Kyrie

John Scriffiny March 2, 2016

The Quandary of Kyrie: Amid rumors of Kyrie Irving being unhappy in Cleveland, what should be done that is best for both parties? I never would have guessed that Kyrie would have a problem in Cleveland....

NBA Heat Check: low brow Anthony Davis

NBA Heat Check: low brow Anthony Davis

John Scriffiny February 24, 2016

The Brow: Pelicans' forward Anthony Davis finally had the explosion we were all waiting for, but can the New Orleans front office build a competent roster around him in the future? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKJK9SZvkuo A...

NBA Heat Check: Trade Deadline

NBA Heat Check: Trade Deadline

John Scriffiny February 19, 2016

Trade Deadline: A look at a pair of the trades that happened on the trade deadline and how I feel each team did in each trade.Suns receive: DaJuan Blair, Kris Humphries, first round pick (top-9 protected)Grade:...

NBA Heat Check: Possible trade for the Chicago Bulls

NBA Heat Check: Possible trade for the Chicago Bulls

John Scriffiny February 18, 2016

Bullshift: In today's heat check, I will be trying to sort through a possible trade in Chicago.Recent NBA trade rumors have implied that the Bulls are looking to move power forward Pau Gasol. In my mind,...

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