NBA 

Utah Jazz 2017-18 Season Preview

Are we anointing Rudy Gobert too fast? While the big man is one of the best rim protectors in the NBA, but does that alone make him a top-20 player in the league? He still is a question mark on the offensive side of the ball and he still needs someone to get him the ball in order to be... Read More
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Clippers are in trouble without Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin was officially ruled out for the remained of the playoffs with a big toe injury: Griffin’s injury is huge on so many levels. Alongside Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan, Griffin has elevated his game to borderline “Superstar” level. He is a physically dominant force for the Clippers that is arguably unmatched in all the NBA. However, with Griffin... Read More
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Burke on importance of bonding, fresh starts, and more

New Wizards guard Trey Burke talks about the defensive capabilities of his fellow mates in the backcourt as mostly all of them are known for what they can do on the opposite end of the court. This year will be an opportunity for Burke to prove that he belongs in the league after having a stellar collegiate career. Coach Brooks... Read More
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Reviewing Draft Day trades with Free Agency set to start

This past week has altered the landscape of the league before we even get to start free agency (less than 24 hrs away). Front offices have been working the phones tirelessly trying to improve each respective roster just before the wooing & recruiting process commences to start the free agency period. It’s like high school recruiting, only on a bigger... Read More
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Dante Exum suffers Torn ACL

Utah Jazz Guard Dante Exum suffered a torn ACL on Tuesday August 4th while playing in an international exhibition game against Slovenia. Exum, was playing in an exhibition for the Australia team as they prepared for the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship later this month. He went up into the air on a jump stop before landing awkwardly, instantly writhing in the pain.... Read More
NBA Wizards 

Standing Pat? The Washington Wizards’ Draft and other notes

The reaction on Wizards twitter wasn’t great when the Washington Wizards ended up trading their lone draft pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for cash considerations. The cash fills out the bottom line of the roster. It essentially represents money that doesn’t count for or against the cap, but it gives the Wizards the freedom to spend a bit extra... Read More
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NBA Season Preview: Northwest Division

With the 2013-14 NBA season just over 24 hours away from us, My Mind on Sports is wrapping up their divisional roundtables with the Northwest division. This division consists of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers. Enjoy.  1. How will Russell Westbrook’s injury impact the Oklahoma City Thunder? Michael Sykes: I think... Read More

General Thoughts

The NCAA Final Four is now set as the Louisville Cardinals, Syracuse Orange, Wichita State Shockers and Michigan Wolverines have all made it to Atlanta. But out of all these teams, the victory is definitely bittersweet for the Cardinals. Louisville guard Kevin Ware, while contesting a shot, landed awkwardly on his leg and broke it in a gruesome manner. His bone... Read More

General Thoughts

The sports week has definitely been captivating. Let’s start with the action in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers had been left for dead by many this year. In fact, plenty of people thought they would not make the playoffs. But thanks to the Utah Jazz stumbling after the All-Star break and the great play of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers are... Read More
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