Archive for the ‘NBA’ Category

2015 NBA Free Agency (written July 12, 2015)

Posted: 12th July 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The 2015 NBA Free Agency period has been anything but ordinary. To date, a mere one hundred and seven free agents have agreed to deals and at least nineteen trades are either in the works or have been confirmed. Despite the San Antonio Spurs doing everything right and seemingly ensuring their dynasty extends into the […]

Not Your Same Old Wolves (written June 27, 2015)

Posted: 27th June 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Less than three years ago, I wrote a piece introducing several new faces of the Minnesota Timberwolves and declaring it was time to start getting excited about the 2012-13 Wolves. Today, of the fourteen players mentioned in that article, just three remain. Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and Chase Budinger. While I may have thought that […]

2015 GM’s Draft: Part II (written June 21, 2015)

Posted: 21st June 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The NBA Draft is just about here and while my good friend, Jay and I covered the lottery picks last week, this week we’ll finish out the first round in Part II of the 2015 GM’s Draft. (Jay) With the 15th pick in the 2015 NBA draft, the Atlanta Hawks select Trey Lyles, PF Kentucky. […]

2015 GM’s Draft: Part I (written June 13, 2015)

Posted: 13th June 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The NBA Draft is Thursday, June 25th. That means it’s time for the 2015 GM’s Draft. Via text message, my good friend, Jay, and I put on our best general manager caps and draft not whom we think each team will take, but whom we would draft, if we were in charge. After winning the […]

No More Wolves Lottery Woes (written May 21, 2015)

Posted: 21st May 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

The statistics were uncanny. Eighteen years in the NBA Draft Lottery and the Minnesota Timberwolves had never moved up. The Wolves poor fortunes finally came to an end on Tuesday night May 19, as they won the lottery for the first time in franchise history. Is this a sign of happier days ahead? As Wolves […]

NBA Conference Finals (written May 16, 2015)

Posted: 16th May 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

In the NBA, it’s Conference Finals time, once again. And Minnesota Timberwolves fans know all too well what that means; the NBA Draft Lottery and those pesky ping-pong balls that never seem to bounce the way of the Wolves. Depending on where you are reading this, the lottery may have already taken place, as it […]

KG Comes Home (written Feb 28, 2015)

Posted: 28th February 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Nostalgia [no-stal-juh] – pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing you could experience it again. This would sum up the emotions of Minnesota Timberwolves fans everywhere upon hearing of the move that would bring Kevin Garnett back home. On Wednesday, February 25th at Target Center, thanks to a […]

Chasing Rings (written November 11, 2012)

Posted: 17th November 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Bill Russell has eleven. Michael Jordan won six. Magic Johnson has five, as does Kobe Bryant. Tim Duncan has four and Larry Bird three. But for some stars, an NBA championship ring can be as elusive as a snake in tall grass. The six men listed above have many things in common, but a rather […]

2012-13 NBA Preview: Part III

Posted: 29th October 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Northwest Division 1.    Oklahoma City Thunder:  In a shockingly sudden move Saturday night, OKC traded 6th man of the year, James Harden (and others), to the Houston Rockets, in return for guards Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first-round draft picks, and a second-round draft pick. With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook still the one-two punch […]

2012-13 NBA Preview: Part II (Pacific and Atlantic divisions)

Posted: 23rd October 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NBA

Pacific Division 1.    Los Angeles Lakers:  What L.A. lacked the most last season was a quality PG. The remedy? Shipping four future draft picks to Phoenix and landing 2-time MVP, Steve Nash, who instantly became the most likeable Laker since Magic Johnson. And then just when L.A. gave you the slightest reason to not hate […]