Team Profiles

2010 Pacific Division Preview

The Lakers keep stockpiling excellent small forwards and making it nearly impossible for anyone to doubt them as the best team in the NBA. Los Angeles trails the arch rival Boston Celtics by just one in the championship category and another wildly successful off season has kept them as the top team in the West.

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2010 Southeast Division Preview

In a span of 48 hours, the Miami Heat transformed from an average team into a potential dynasty,  even with just four players on its roster. When you combine two of the three best players in the league and add an All Star power forward, Miami found out how quickly a franchise can become the most hated team in all …

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2010 Central Division Preview

The balance of power in the Central Division completely shifted as the best player in the Eastern Conference fled for Miami. Without King James in the lineup, Cleveland will see a drastic free fall in the standings and the Chicago Bulls, already possessing a supremely talented young duo, also added the best power forward in the division to bolster its …

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2010 Atlantic Division Preview

The entire landscape of the NBA changed following the free agent bonanza of 2010. With LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teaming up, Carlos Boozer and Amar’e Stoudemire changing conferences, the power may have finally shifted from the West back to the Eastern Conference. Nine of the last 12 NBA championships have been won by the Western Conference …

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Summer of Regret

The most anticipated free agency period in NBA history came and went without a peep from the New Jersey Nets. 2010 marked the first summer for Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets new Russian billionaire owner, with the same results: disappointment and absolutely confusing moves. With players like LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Amar’e Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, David Lee …

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The Death of the NBA in Canada

Fifteen years ago when the NBA expanded to Canada by placing the Raptors in Toronto and Grizzlies in Vancouver, the league’s hope of global domination was in its infancy. The Raptors were immediately embraced by the community (averaging 23,179 fans per game their initial season) and have one of the most rabid fan bases in the entire league. Now as …

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The Brand New, New York Knicks

For over three seasons New York Knicks fans learned to tune out what was happening on the basketball court and focused on what the roster could potentially become. The Summer of 2010 was the light at the end of the tunnel, with the Knicks returning to relevancy with the terrific draft class of 2003 all hitting free agency. The Big …

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