#The Eastern Conference

NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls not willing to explore moving superstar guard

NBA Trade Rumors: At least for now, the Chicago Bulls are not expected to explore moving Zach LaVine. At 10-14, the Chicago Bulls are reaching a point in the season where they have to make some serious decisions regarding their future. At this current pace, they’re not even going to qualify for the Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament. With the way this roster has been constructed, that’s a problem.
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How Eastern Conference parity has opened a door for the Knicks

The preseason hype has been a lot of hot air. More talk than actual results. Uneven play has reigned. No, we’re not talking about the Knicks. This is in regards to the Eastern Conference, which was supposed to be a monster, but through more than one quarter of the season has been the picture of mediocrity after the very top. Nine teams, from fourth place to 12th, are separated by just two games in the loss column. Only three teams — the Celtics, Bucks and Cavaliers — have winning percentages above .538. The Heat, 76ers and Nets have been major disappointments. There...
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Sixers: Pros and cons of pursuing 3 trade targets

The Philadelphia 76ers have stumbled out of the gates this season. At 12-12, they currently occupy the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, far removed from the heavy-hitters up top. There’s still plenty of time to turn things around, but it’s starting to feel like Daryl Morey might need to explore the trade market ahead of February trade deadline.

Nets’ Kevin Durant Says Pick-N-Roll With Kyrie Gives Brooklyn ‘Versatility’

The Brooklyn Nets have been playing well in their seven-game homestand. They are 7-3 in their last ten games which is second in the Atlantic Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference. Last night, the Nets held on late in the fourth quarter to beat the Hornets, 122-116. Brooklyn has won five of their six games in this homestand, with a chance to go 6-1 in that stretch with a win vs Atlanta on Friday.

NBA Odds: Clippers vs. Heat prediction, odds and pick – 12/8/2022

The Los Angeles Clippers (14-12) visit the Miami Heat (11-14) on Thursday. Action tips off at 7:40 pm ET. Below we continue our NBA odds series with a Clippers-Heat prediction and pick. Los Angeles has lost two of their last three games and sits in ninth place in the Western Conference. The Clippers are 11-15 […] The post NBA Odds: Clippers vs. Heat prediction, odds and pick – 12/8/2022 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Hockey Writers

Pelech’s Absence Could Derail Islanders’ Promising Season

The New York Islanders’ 7-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues was already a tough one to digest and arguably their worst performance of the season, and just when it seemed things couldn’t get worse, defenseman Adam Pelech took a hit into the boards, and his head was the first thing to hit the UBS Arena wall. He left the game looking dazed and didn’t return.

Atlanta Hawks Routed By Knicks 113-89, Injuries Heightened For The Team

After their embarrassing 113-89 loss to the New York Knicks last night, the Atlanta Hawks have a 13-12 record. That puts them at first in the Southeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 4-6 in their last ten games and have lost two straight. Trae Young led Atlanta with 19 points in the game. They came into the game last night missing two key pieces for the team, and lost an all-star after he played just three minutes in the game.

Charles Barkley Says It May Be Time To Break Up The Miami Heat Roster

TNT analyst Charles Barkley had some harsh words for the Miami Heat. With the Heat on a two-game losing streak, Barkley said the Heat should overhaul the roster. "It might be time to break the team up and start over," Barkley said. "They got some contracts, they're no good. They need to start over. That's my personal opinion. Trade some of these guys to contenders or teams and get us some young guys and start over."

3 reasons why Tyrese Haliburton rookie cards are gonna go boom sooner than later

Tyrese Haliburton has been balling out and the Indiana Pacers are benefitting from the leap this guard is taking in the league. As a result, those in the hobby are paying more attention to his stock in the NBA card market as hopes of the second coming of Chris Paul are being seen in him. […] The post 3 reasons why Tyrese Haliburton rookie cards are gonna go boom sooner than later appeared first on ClutchPoints.
SB Nation

Why Barclays Center is the worst arena in America

The Dollar Vans idled at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic, a long shining line that coursed up and down Brooklyn’s primary arterial Avenue in both directions. The culprit for much of the traffic, just off the Southeast corner, sits the now decade old, rusting, grounded spaceship known as the Barclays Center. It’s catty-corner from an utter failure of foresight and zoning indicative of the entire Brooklyn Nets experience, a Chick-Fil-A and a Shakeshack huddled together on a concrete island between Pacific and 5th, which collectively represents one of- if not the- worst traffic choke points in New York City. An entire lane in front of the two fast food franchises are cordoned off, occupied by a procession of delivery people hailing for every food delivery app, creating a toxic, eternal bottleneck as they wait for their orders, jamming the gypsy cabs, along with trucks, impatient parents ferrying their kids to and from weekend birthday parties and extracurriculars, and commuters trying to get into or out of the borough on an already dark early winter evening.

Bobby Wood Speaks to the New England Press for the First Time

It was just days ago that the New England Revolution confirmed the arrival of teenager Santiago Suarez. There is a second new arrival in Foxborough now, this one being a first team player. The man in question is former USMNT and Real Salt Lake forward Bobby Wood. He spoke to the media for a first time since joining the club.