DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans Changes the Landscape of the League

Anthony Davis had himself a night. Not only did he break Wilt Chamberlain’s all-star scoring record, but he also acquired fellow Kentucky Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins as his front-court buddy. The Pelicans will send guard Buddy Hield, 2017 first- and second-round picks, and guards Tyreke Evans (going back to Cali) and Langston Galloway to Sacramento for Cousins and forward Omri Casspi. Anthony Davis (age 23) is averaging 28 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists. DeMarcus Cousins (age 26) is averaging 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. This newly formed duo has the…

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Western Conference Rankings

Check out my Eastern Conference Rankings here.   Young teams that might be good some day 15) Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers have the potential to be a good team a couple of years from now due to their solid young core: D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle. They also have cap space to spend next season. I’m not sure why they signed Timofey Mozgov to a 4-year $60 million deal, but hey, maybe his slow paced game will attract Russell Westbrook. Mozgov signing with the Lakers for 4…

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The 2015 All-NBA Bad Boy Team

DISCLAIMER: If you are against fighting in the NBA and you think that competitive violence is bad for the game, then don’t read this, because you are a wuss. In basketball, toughness is all important. Most of the time, the opponent who is more aggressive emerges victorious. However, basketball is evolving, and players like Ron Artest and Dennis Rodman are harder to find. With various changes in the rules such as hand-checking, making it harder for defensive players to play physical, and refs calling technical fouls more often, it’s safe to…

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Can the Grizzlies Get Through The West?

Longevity is an incredibly underrated template of success. Once upon a time, a team like the Spurs was built through the draft, and they’re still relevant today. The Memphis Grizzlies didn’t exactly build through the draft, but they have developed a young core over the years and turned them into championship contenders. The Memphis Grizzlies are entering the 2015 playoffs for their fifth year in a row. They have a core that consists of high IQ veterans, and they arguably play the best defense in the league. But why are…

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