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Erick Blasco

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Celtics-Heat Breakdown: Celtics Take Too Long To Get In The Zone

It took 81 minutes but finally a team may have exposed a small chink in the Miami Heat armor. After dismantling the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, the Heat were picking apart the Boston Celtics, ...

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Celtics-Heat Breakdown: Celtics Wait Too Long To Get In The Zone

It took 81 minutes but finally a team may have exposed a small chink in the Miami Heat armor. After dismantling the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, the Heat were picking apart the Boston Celtics,...

2008 NBA Draft Review

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CelticsBlog has always been kind to me so I thought I'd share my review of the 2008 draft. Here's the Celtics' excerpt. Boston Celtics (30) Drafted J.R. Giddens. (47) Bought the rights to Bill Walker from Washington. 60) Drafted Semih Erden. Review: Drafting Giddens was a busted pick, as there were all manner of two-guards available to be selected better than Giddens, from Sonny Weems to Chris Douglas-Roberts. Bill Walker was worth taking a flier on as his athleticism and shooting have enabled him to crack the Knicks’ rotation. Finding a 60th pick who can play somewhat reliable basketball is a terrific find. Grade: C

2008 NBA Draft Review

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Blog-a-Bull has always been kind to me so I thought I'd share my review of the 2008 draft. Here's part of the Bulls excerpt: Review: If you remember back to 2008, there was a bit of controversy at the top of the draft as Michael Beasley had been the consensus top choice for most of the 2007-2008 season. Chicago went against the grain by selecting Rose. Three seasons later, Beasley has battled off-court problems, immaturity, and soft play and hasn’t been worthy of a top overall selection, while Rose is an MVP. Rose’s prodigious athleticism, fantastic creativity, unselfishness on the court, improved jumper, and above-average defense make Rose the most prolific player from the draft class and a legitimate superstar. Given the fact that the Bulls had to make a choice between he and Beasley, the selection is a clear-cut A+.

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Hello good citizens of PtR. I've conducted a review of the 2008 draft. Here's the Spurs' section: Review: The Spurs had an outstanding draft. People rave about Hill as a player. He can create his own shot, he has three-point range, he’s a good finisher, and a good defender. He’s only an average passer for a point guard, but he was easily the best overall point guard available in the draft. Since the Spurs never originally had Goran Dragic, in net, the Spurs couldn’t have lost him. Instead, he’s a conduit for a pair of other trades, trades that essentially landed DeJuan Blair and Malik Hairston for Giorgos Printezis. Getting the rebounding machine Blair, plus an NBA 12th man in Hairston, for a player who may never play in the league is an absolute steal. Grade: A

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Hew everybody, I wrote a piece detailing and grading the 2008 draft. Here's the Miami section. Review: While Beasley is still young, he hasn’t had the profound impact on the game he was expected to coming out of Kansas State. Despite being quick for his size and able to face-and-go or pull-up, he has trouble scoring around the basket, doesn’t have an advanced post game, struggles when driving into traffic, isn’t a good passer, and can’t defend. Worse, several off-court incidents call his character into question, while his inattention to detail calls into question his basketball IQ. Miami was so unimpressed with him that, while also serving a dual purpose of shedding cap space, he was dumped on Minnesota last offseason for virtually nothing (two future second round picks and cash considerations). Considering that more talented players in Kevin Love, Eric Gordon, and Brook Lopez were available, the pick has to be given a D at best.

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Heat-Bulls Game Five: LeBron Executes Rose, Four Wins Away From Ruling NBA Kingdom

Of all the subplots in Miami’s heroic 83-80 comeback victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals, the LeBron James versus Derrick Rose individual matchup may have...

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Heat-Bulls Game Five: LeBron Executes Rose, Four Wins From Ruling NBA Kingdom

Of all the subplots in Miami’s heroic 83-80 comeback victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals, the LeBron James versus Derrick Rose individual matchup may have...

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Mavs-Thunder Game Three: Dallas' Defensive Energy Quiets Thunder

Sometimes in the NBA a team comes out much more ready to play than its opponent and rides that activity level to a victory. That was exactly the case in the Dallas Mavericks’ 93-87 victory over...

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Mavs-Thunder Game Three: Dallas' Defensive Energy Quiets Thunder

Sometimes in the NBA a team comes out much more ready to play than its opponent and rides that activity level to a victory. That was exactly the case in the Dallas Mavericks’ 93-87 victory over the...

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Thunder-Mavs Game Two: Harden Grounds Jet During Thunderstorm

Give Scott Brooks credit for having the guts to ride four bench players plus Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City’s 106-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals....

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Thunder-Mavs Game Two: Harden Grounds Jet During Thunderstorm

Give Scott Brooks credit for having the guts to ride four bench players plus Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City’s 106-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals....

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Heat-Bulls Game Two: LeBron Stars, Boozer Vanishes as Heat Capture Game Two

Give the Miami Heat credit for making the proper personnel and tactical adjustments in their 85-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls, squaring up the Eastern Conference Finals at one game apiece.The ...

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Heat-Bulls Game Two: LeBron Stars, Boozer Vanishes as Heat Capture Game Two

Give the Miami Heat credit for making the proper personnel and tactical adjustments in their 85-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls, squaring up the Eastern Conference Finals at one game apiece.The...

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Celtics-Knicks Game Four: Boston, New York Look Toward The Future

Promoted FanPost Give the New York Knicks, and particularly Anthony Carter, credit for a valiant comeback attempt late in their Game Four defeat. However, the Knicks were outclassed by a focused B...

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Celtics-Knicks Game Four: Boston, New York Look Toward The Future

Give the New York Knicks, and particularly Anthony Carter, credit for a valiant comeback attempt late in their Game Four defeat. However, the Knicks were outclassed by a focused Boston Celtics team...

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Celtics-Knicks Game Three: Celtics' Execution Dissects Knicks' Heart

After playing sluggish and sloppy basketball in Boston until they needed it most, the Boston Celtics came up with a rousing performance in their 113-96 dismantling of the New York Knicks. ...

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Celtics-Knicks Game Three: Celtics' Execution Dissects Knicks' Heart

Promoted FanPost After playing sluggish and sloppy basketball in Boston until they needed it most, the Boston Celtics came up with a rousing performance in their 113-96 dismantling of the New York...

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Mavs-Blazers Game Three: Blazers Guards Pound Mavs' Runts, Post Game Three Victory

After two games of passive defense, the Portland Trail Blazers needed to increase their activity level to keep themselves from getting swept away by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round. Give...

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Mavs-Blazers Game Three: Blazers Guards Pound Mavs Runts; Post Game Three Victory

After two games of passive defense, the Portland Trail Blazers needed to increase their activity level to keep themselves from getting swept away by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round. Give...

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Knicks-Celtics Game Two: Knicks Botch Final Two Minutes; Chance to Make Celtics Sweat

Give the New York Knicks a round of applause for battling the way they did in Game Two against the Boston Celtics. Down Chauncey Billups, and with Amar’e Stoudemire injured, ineffective, and out...

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Knicks-Celtics Game Two: Knicks Botch Final Two Minutes; Chance to Make Celtics Sweat

Give the New York Knicks a round of applause for battling the way they did in Game Two against the Boston Celtics. Down Chauncey Billups, and with Amar’e Stoudemire injured, ineffective, and out...

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Knicks-Celtics Game One: Allen Proves Sweeter Than Caramelo in Victory

While the New York Knicks put up a game fight in their 87-85 Game One loss to the Boston Celtics, too many players failed to rise to the playoff occasion. Comparatively, while the Celtics were...

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Knicks-Celtics Game One: Allen Proves Sweeter Than Caramelo in Victory

While the New York Knicks put up a game fight in their 87-85 Game One loss to the Boston Celtics, too many players failed to rise to the playoff occasion. Comparatively, while the Celtics were...

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Blazers-Mavs Game One: Dirk Makes Correct Adjustments to Lead Mavs

It appeared that for most of the Dallas Mavericks’ 89-81 Game One victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Dirk Nowitzki would hear an all-too-familiar refrain. With an infamous history of ...

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Blazers-Mavs Game One: Dirk Makes Correct Adjustments to Lead Mavs

It appeared that for most of the Dallas Mavericks’ 89-81 Game One victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Dirk Nowitzki would hear an all-too-familiar refrain. With an infamous history of...

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Los Angeles Lakers Breakdown: Lakers Should Be Fine—If They Play With Focus

Despite being the three-time defending Western Conference champions, the Los Angeles Lakers appear vulnerable entering the postseason. This vulnerability stems from a lack of effort down the...

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New York Knicks Breakdown: Knicks Have Too Many Holes for Postseason Success

After a shaky start to the Carmelo Anthony era, the Knicks have begun to turn things around, carrying a seven-game winning streak down the stretch of the season. This comes on the heels of a...

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Golden State Warriors Breakdown: Warriors Should Trade Curry

As the season winds down to its inevitable conclusion, the Golden State Warriors are staring down yet another sub-.500 season by the bay. As usual, the team has offensive firepower, and as usual,...

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Los Angeles Clippers Breakdown: Clippers Can Dunk, Next Step Is Playing Basketball

With Blake Griffin in tow and a cast of young talent flanking him, there’s finally reason for optimism in Clipperland. That young talent was on display during the Clippers’ 116-108 victory over the...

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