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NBA Power Rankings: Grizzlies, Mavericks and Suns Fighting Like Hell

NBA Power Rankings: Grizzlies, Mavericks and Suns Fighting Like Hell

The NBA playoffs are almost here. Someone please explain that to most of the Eastern Conference teams please. Even those atop the standings are struggling, playing like this isn’t the most important time of the year. In the Western Conference, you have four elite teams duking it out for the final three postseason slots. Really, [...]

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NBA Power Rankings: Welcome to the Pacers’ Nightmare

NBA Power Rankings: Welcome to the Pacers’ Nightmare

Things are getting tense in the NBA. Months of playing and winning and losing and tanking and contending and injuries and comebacks and other stuff have come down to this: two-plus weeks of season-defining basketball. Some teams are battling for postseason seeding. Others are fighting for playoff survival, looking to snag a last-minute berth. A [...]

April 2, 2014 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Unpolished Trust Meter Edition

NBA Power Rankings: Unpolished Trust Meter Edition

Put your trust in this week’s edition of NBA Power Rankings. With the regular season drawing to a  close, it’s really time to start putting things in perspective. Quite randomly, I stumbled upon the idea to develop an unpolished trust meter for every team, good and bad, tanker and contender, the Philadelphia 76ers and San [...]

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NBA Power Rankings: Wrath of the Spurs, Pain of the Thunder

NBA Power Rankings: Wrath of the Spurs, Pain of the Thunder

March Madness, here the NBA comes. While many of you remain transfixed on your television screens, waiting to see how long it takes before Wichita State gets screwed by vengeful and begrudging bracketing practices, some of us still care about the NBA. And its playoff race. And whether or not LeBron James can win another [...]

March 19, 2014 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen

NBA Power Rankings: Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen

Three cheers, eight fist-pumps and infinite twerks for movement. The NBA is rife with movement this week. Goliaths fell, Davids ascended and the enfeebled experienced success. Translation: It’s been weird in the NBA lately. (Spoiler alert.) (Seriously.) (Don’t read what comes next if you don’t want to ruin the below contents.) (I’m not joking.) (Okay, [...]

March 12, 2014 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: The West Is Good, The East Is Not

NBA Power Rankings: The West Is Good, The East Is Not

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is good, man. Just kidding. It’s awful. All kinds of awful. The most awfullest thing ever. Picture the worst meal you’ve ever ate. Then envision yourself eating said meal alongside your most insufferable ex. And then imagine what it would feel like if that meal and rendezvous took place in the [...]

March 5, 2014 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Heat Start Trying While Knicks Are Funny

NBA Power Rankings: Heat Start Trying While Knicks Are Funny

Welcome to the rest of  the NBA season. With the All-Star break in our rear-view mirror, things are starting to get serious. They’re heating up. The Heat are heating up. Playoff berths and positions are on the line as the Association prepares for the latter quarter of its campaign. And so is lottery order, which [...]

February 26, 2014 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Preparing for Another (Boring) Trade Deadline

NBA Power Rankings: Preparing for Another (Boring) Trade Deadline

It’s almost here. No, not real life pocket-sized lightsabers. Those are still a ways off. The NBA trade deadline. That’s what almost here. Thursday at 3 p.m. ET , the deadline will come to pass, at which point, the Association’s power structure could experience a seismic shift, inciting disorder into an already-crazed season. Or, more [...]

February 19, 2014 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Craziness Abounds Ahead of All-Star Break

NBA Power Rankings: Craziness Abounds Ahead of All-Star Break

Happy (almost) NBA All-Star Weekend everyone. Something is in the air, and it’s not love. Well, maybe a little bit of love. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, after all. Most of what you’re sensing, though, is more chaos. Although the top-most teams remain relatively consistent in their performance, the mediocre and bottom-feeding outfits [...]

February 12, 2014 dfavale Power Rankings 0

NBA Power Rankings: Andrew Bynum Shakes Up Absolutely Nothing

NBA Power Rankings: Andrew Bynum Shakes Up Absolutely Nothing

This one’s all about you. No, not you, Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith. I know you’re reading, but this isn’t about just you. It’s about all of you, the fans. Imagine the worst version of yourself; the absolute most-insufferable supporter of your favorite NBA team. Then times it by 10. Or more. That’s what [...]

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