Archive for October, 2015

2014-15 Record: 45-37 Key Additions SF Josh Huestis Key Departures SF Perry Jones III Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Russell Westbrook, SG Andre Roberson, SF Kevin Durant, PF Serge Ibaka, C Enes Kanter Breakdown Just like the X-Factor section below, this team is dependent on health. They’ll be one of the best teams in the West […]

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2014-15 Record: 60-22 Key Additions Tiago Splitter, Tim Hardaway Jr. Key Departures DeMarre Carroll, Pero Antic Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Jeff Teague SG Kyle Korver SF Thabo Sefolosha PF Paul Millsap C Al Horford Breakdown The Hawks were the best team in the East for basically all of 2014-15, but came up short in the playoffs. […]

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2014-15 Record: 56-26 Key Additions PG Ty Lawson, SG Marcus Thornton, SF Sam Dekker Key Departures SG Nick Johnson, PF Joey Dorsey, PG Pablo Prigioni, SF Kostas Papanikolaou, PF Josh Smith Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Ty Lawson, SG James Harden, SF Trevor Ariza, PF Terrence Jones, C Dwight Howard Breakdown James Harden will allegedly play […]

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2014-15 Record: 49-33 Key Additions Anthony Bennett, Bismack Biyombo, DeMarre Carroll, Cory Joseph, Luis Scola, Delon Wright Key Departures Tyler Hansbrough, Chuck Hayes, Amir Johnson, Greg Stiemsma, Greivis Vasquez, Lou Williams Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Kyle Lowry SG DeMar DeRozan SF DeMarre Carroll PF Patrick Patterson C Jonas Valanciunas Breakdown It’s been hard to not cheer […]

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2014-15 Record: 45-37 Key Additions C Kendrick Perkins, SF Alonzo Gee Key Departures PG Jimmer Fredette, C Jeff Withey Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Jrue Holiday, SG Eric Gordon, SF Tyreke Evans, PF Anthony Davis, C Omer Asik Breakdown It’s a pretty sparse key additions section but an equally sparse departures section for the New Orleans […]

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2014-15 Record: 46-36 Key Additions Jared Dudley, Alan Anderson, Gary Neal, Kelly Oubre Key Departures Paul Pierce, Rasual Butler, Kevin Seraphin Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG John Wall SG Bradley Beal SF Otto Porter PF Nene C Gortat Breakdown Much of this season will be tinted by distractions of pending free agency. KD’s time is coming, […]

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2014-15 Record: 55-27 Key Additions C Brandan Wright, SF Matt Barnes Key Departures C Kosta Koufos Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Mike Conley, SG Courtney Lee, SF Jeff Green, PF Zach Randolph, C Marc Gasol Breakdown The Memphis Grizzlies were the ninth-worst team from deep in 2014-15 and scored a very mediocre 98 ppg. Lucky for […]

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2014-15 Record: 41-41 Key Additions Greg Monroe, Chris Copeland, Jon Horford, Marcus Landry, Greivis Vasquez, Rashad Vaughn Key Departures Jared Dudley, Ersan Ilyasova, and Zaza Pachulia Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Michael Carter-Williams SG Khris Middleton SF Giannis Antetokounmpo PF Jabari Parker C Greg Monroe Breakdown The Bucks surprised a lot of people last year by jumping […]

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2014-15 Record: 38-44 Key Additions C Tibor Pleiss, PG Raul Neto, PF Trey Lyles Key Departures SF Jeremy Evans Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Trey Burke, SG Alec Burks, SF Gordon Hayward, PF Derrick Favors, C Rudy Gobert Breakdown This front court is underrated. If Favors and Gobert decide to keep things rolling for years, the […]

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Don’t get me wrong. I’m no Chase Utley fan. I grew up cheering for the Braves, which meant for much of the 2000s I had to watch Utley turn in ridiculous hitting performances that crushed the Braves. Grudges were built, and I hold a grudge better than anyone. With that out of the way, frankly […]

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2014-15 Record: 38-44 Key Additions Chase Budinger, Rakeem Christmas, Toney Douglas, Monta Ellis, C.J. Fair, Jordan Hill, Glenn Robinson III, Myles Turner Key Departures Chris Copeland, Roy Hibbert, A.J. Price, Damjan Rudez, Luis Scola, Donald Sloan, C.J. Watson, David West Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG George Hill SG Monta Ellis SF C.J. Miles PF Paul George C Myles […]

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In this episode of the Luxury Tax Podcast Alex and Colby preview the teams on the bubble of making the playoffs in the East and the West, including their 7 and 8 seeds. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-10-13-030.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Since starting the season 0-2 with back-to-back losses to the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, the Indianapolis Colts have won three straight games against the Titans, Jaguars, and Texans. Those three wins have given the Colts a 3-2 record and made many forget about their worrisome season openers. Lost in all of this though, […]

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2014-15 Record: 21-61 Key Additions PG/SG D’Angelo Russell, SF Metta World Peace, C Roy Hibbert, PG Lou Williams Key Departures PG Ronnie Price, C Jordan Hill, SG Wayne Ellington, PG Jeremy Lin, SF Wesley Johnson, PF Ed Davis Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG D’Angelo Russell, SG Jordan Clarkson, SF Kobe Bryant, PF Julius Randle, C Roy […]

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2014-15 Record: 40-42 Key Additions G Terry Rozier, G R.J. Hunter, F Jordan Mickey, F David Lee, F Amir Johnson, F Perry Jones III Key Departures G Phil Pressey, F Brandon Bass, F Gerald Wallace Projected 2015-16 Lineup PG Marcus Smart, SG Avery Bradley, SF Jae Crowder, PF David Lee, C Kelly Olynyk Breakdown I […]

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