Article posted on Wednesday 25 October
Golden State Warriors
Article posted on Wednesday 08 November
As the association adjusts to the regular season grind, teams like the Warriors will settle into a winning groove. Upsets have been common so far in the NBA, a trend which will soon settle. For November 8th, the best NBA odds and underdogs include great teams like the Timberwolves and upcoming squads like the Suns. Minnesota looks to upend the Warriors in California, while the Suns try to repel the Heat in Phoenix.
The Toronto Raptors visit the defending champion Golden State in their second of their six-game West Coast road trip. The Raptors just lost to San Antonio while the Warriors returned to championship form in a 30-point domination over Dallas. As 12-point dogs, the Raptors are a solid bet to cover the spread in a potentially high-scoring affair with a projected total of 229 points.
Article posted on Tuesday 17 October
Against all odds, the NBA offseason widened the chasm between the eastern conference and western conference. The west was already the best half of the association last year, boasting two sixty-game winners and three fifty-win teams, compared to three fifty-win teams in the weaker east.
Spectacular dunks and circus shots earn most of the NBA spotlight, but great defense wins titles. The Warriors and Spurs employ former defensive players of the year on their rotation, and it's no coincidence they've won three of the last four NBA championships. Last year, Draymond Green was finally honored for his defensive contributions. Will Green be able to repeat against Rudy Gobert, Kawhi Leonard, and other basketball stalwarts?
Article posted on Sunday 15 October
Great NBA rotations feature solid bench players who contribute more than a rest for the starters. Great sixth men change the complexion of the game, creating difficult matchups for opposition coaches. Andre Iguodala’s been the runner-up for two consecutive years, losing to flashy, high-scoring guards, despite his indispensable role with the Warriors. NBA sixth man of the year odds lean towards players with great offensive numbers, including past winners like Jamal Crawford and Lou Williams.
Article posted on Friday 13 October
The Warriors still reign supreme but the NBA offseason brought forth new contenders all hungry to topple the budding dynasty. The Oklahoma City Thunder gifted MVP Russell Westbrook fellow superstars with Paul George and Carmelo Anthony while the Houston Rockets snatched superstar point guard Chris Paul. The Minnesota Timberwolves formed their own big three and don't forget about the San Antonio Spurs. We have ourselves some real competition.
It was the craziest offseason in NBA history with superteams blowing up everywhere. And somehow, the Golden State Warriors remain the NBA Championship favourites despite not making any moves. Don't fix what's not broken. The Warriors instead re-signed their key players while the Cavaliers and Celtics swapped star guards and the Thunder shocked everyone with blockbuster deals. Not to be forgotten, the Spurs remain a top contender.
Article posted on Sunday 06 August
Without Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, Conor McGregor would never step in the ring with Floyd Mayweather. There’s no modern precedent for this fight, which pits one of the best boxers in history against someone without a single match under his belt. McGregor caught the imagination of the combat world through his popular, controversial social media platform. Draymond Green became the latest sports celebrity to fall prey to Instagram hype, triggered by Conor wearing a Warriors jersey with Green’s number.
Article posted on Friday 14 July
Chris Paul joining Houston was the biggest deal of the 2017 NBA free agent season. This set the tone for a wild offseason, which featured a pair of lopsided trades that sent Paul George and Jimmy Butler to the western conference.
Article posted on Tuesday 11 July
“Steph should be getting 400M this summer,” LeBron James tweeted after Steph Curry signed the richest deal in NBA history – five years for $201 million. During Curry’s time with the Golden State Warriors, the value of the franchise exploded from $450 million to $2.6 billion, backing LeBron’s opinion.