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Dan Favale

Warriors Smart Not to Rush Andrew Bogut Back

Warriors Smart Not to Rush Andrew Bogut Back

Andrew Bogut of the Golden State Warriors was finally able to practice. But that doesn’t mean much, which is actually a good thing. According Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle, Bogut participated in a limited capacity at practice, yet that doesn’t mean he’ll be ready to open the season: Stephen Curry did not practice [...]

October 26, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Is Nicolas Batum Ready to Become a Superstar?

Is Nicolas Batum Ready to Become a Superstar?

When the Portland Trail Blazers signed Nicolas Batum to a four year deal worth nearly $50 million, the hope was that he would develop into a superstar this season. But is he ready? It’s a fair question, because while the 23-year-old continues to improve on a season-by-season basis, his averages of 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds [...]

October 25, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Phoenix Suns Smart to Bench Kendall Marshall

Phoenix Suns Smart to Bench Kendall Marshall

The Phoenix Suns continue to make difficult decisions surrounding the team’s status at point guard. If the team isn’t being goaded into trading Steve Nash, it’s throwing a pile of money Goran Dragic’s way. And now, Phoenix has opted to place Kendall Marshall, their rookie facilitator outside of the rotation. According to Michael Schwartz of [...]

October 25, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Timberwolves Must Look To Sign Kenyon Martin in Kevin Love’s Absence

Timberwolves Must Look To Sign Kenyon Martin in Kevin Love’s Absence

No one can replace Kevin Love, but the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to have to try. At least for now. Which means David Kahn, owner Glen Taylor and company will have to take to the free agent ranks to find a versatile forward who can at least provide a capable body until Love returns from [...]

October 23, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Injury Paves Way for Chris Copeland of NY Knicks

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Injury Paves Way for Chris Copeland of NY Knicks

Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks is at it again. And not in a good way. According to Al Iannazzone of Newsday the power forward has a cyst on his left knee: Amare Stoudemire went home this morning to get his left knee re-evaluated. MRI revealed a ruptured popliteal cyst. Also per Iannazzone, the [...]

October 22, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Chicago Bulls Must Not Overpay Taj Gibson

Chicago Bulls Must Not Overpay Taj Gibson

Remember Omer Asik? The Chicago Bulls do. They showed restraint and decided not to overpay him like the Houston Rockets did. Now they must show that same restraint with Taj Gibson. I won’t go as far as to say Gibson is overrated, because his abilities are not exaggerated. He’s an athletically inclined forward who can [...]

October 19, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Kevin Love’s Hand Injury Detrimental to Timberwolves’ Future

Kevin Love’s Hand Injury Detrimental to Timberwolves’ Future

Kevin Love is arguably more important to his team’s offensive success than any other player in the league. Which is why the Minnesota Timberwolves are screwed. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Love suffered a broken right hand and will be out 4-6 weeks: Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love has suffered a broken right [...]

October 18, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Boston Celtics Must Not Put too Much Pressure on Rajon Rondo

Boston Celtics Must Not Put too Much Pressure on Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics are officially Rajon Rondo’s team, a reality that has been a long time coming. But the organization must be careful not to lean on him too hard, too soon. There’s no questioning Rondo’s abilities. He’s one of the league’s best ball-handlers and passers, he thrives in transition, breaks down defenses in his [...]

October 17, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

NBA Trade Rumors: Why Lakers Are Better Off Without Jose Calderon

NBA Trade Rumors: Why Lakers Are Better Off Without Jose Calderon

You would think after acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the time for the Los Angeles Lakers to remain outside of the rumor-mill had finally come. Apparently not. Los Angeles improved their roster by leaps and bounds this past summer, adding not only the likes of Howard and Nash, but also the offense-heavy presences of [...]

October 16, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Boston Celtics Must Start Brandon Bass

Boston Celtics Must Start Brandon Bass

Contending for an NBA title isn’t easy, and the Boston Celtics know that. Which is why Brandon Bass needs to be in the starting lineup. After a complete roster overhaul this past off-season, the Celtics have plenty of options at almost every position, a luxury they were not afforded last year. Such depth has created [...]

October 15, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0