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Dan Favale

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

Why NY Knicks Ability to Contend Hinges on J.R. Smith

Why NY Knicks Ability to Contend Hinges on J.R. Smith

The New York Knicks have a lot riding on the 2012-13 campaign, more than most of the other NBA teams do, in fact, and such pressure calls for drastic action. New York has Carmelo Anthony, the biggest star on the team. It has Amar’e Stoudemire, a star in his own right, yet one who is [...]

October 12, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 2

Can the Dallas Mavericks Survive Without Dirk Nowitzki?

Can the Dallas Mavericks Survive Without Dirk Nowitzki?

The Dallas Mavericks have thought about it, they know it’s inevitable, but there’s no use pretending Mark Cuban and company were hoping it wouldn’t happen. I’m of course referring to the team being forced to face life without Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki, one of the NBA’s most durable and prolific scorers, is having knee troubles, the [...]

October 11, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 2

NBA Rumors: Why Bucks Are Fools for Not Extending Brandon Jennings

NBA Rumors: Why Bucks Are Fools for Not Extending Brandon Jennings

The Milwaukee Bucks are fools. There, I said it. No, Milwaukee isn’t foolish for re-signing Ersan Ilyasova to a fat five-year deal, and it certainly isn’t foolish for having dealt Andrew Bogut to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Monta Ellis. The Bucks are foolish because they’ve yet to ink high-scoring guard Brandon Jennings [...]

October 10, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 1

NBA Rumors: Why We Can’t Buy Kobe Bryant Retirement Talk

NBA Rumors: Why We Can’t Buy Kobe Bryant Retirement Talk

Is Kobe Bryant a liar? No, not that we can prove. That said, don’t bother buying into the self-imposed retirement talk. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, made it clear that he may have no intention of playing beyond the life of his current contract, which expires after the 2013-14 campaign. From Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: [...]

October 9, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 1

Has Udonis Haslem Become Expendable to the Miami Heat?

Has Udonis Haslem Become Expendable to the Miami Heat?

It’s not that easy being Udonis Haslem, although it should be. When the Miami Heat first began their Big Three experiment, it was expected that Haslem was going to take a backseat. He wasn’t as skilled offensively as Chris Bosh, LeBron Jame and Dwyane Wade, so naturally, his role on that end of the ball [...]

October 8, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 2

Jeremy Lin and the Misconception of Experience in the NBA

Jeremy Lin and the Misconception of Experience in the NBA

Not too long ago, I wrote about how Jeremy Lin is the undeniable face of the Houston Rockets franchise. And I stand by that column, but there’s been a common misconception surrounding it, and Lin in general. As sure as I am that Lin is the face of the Houston organization, I am, by no [...]

October 5, 2012 Anklesnap Blogs, Dan Favale 0