Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta Hawks’

Contenders and Pretenders – Early Season Edition

I know, it’s a little early. But with most teams having played 8 or more games, it’s enough of a sample size to get a feel for who will be the true contenders this season, and which teams are just making up the numbers. The Contenders 1. Miami Heat – They couldn’t have played their […]

10 Things We Learned In February

It’s that time again folks, when I chime in with 10 observations from the previous month’s NBA action. Let’s get straight into it. 1.         Melo Did Good For Melo He’s a one-trick pony and a very VERY bad liar, but you have to hand it to the guy. Through all this mess (that he created) […]

2010-11 NBA Preview – Sleepers, Creepers and Grenades

Greetings, gentlemen and ladyboys. Today I come to you not from the glitz and glamour of South Beach, the sunshine and G-strings of the Gold Coast or even from amongst the skanky delights of my home city’s own Kings Cross. Instead, I come to you from my family’s apartment, right under the Sydney Airport flight […]

5 Win-Win Trades

JT is the newest writer to hit the pine for NBAMate. A Brett Maher-like streak shooter in his heyday, JT now finds time to break down the fundamentals of the round-ball game in between changing diapers and other fatherly duties. Typically an NBA trade produces a winner and a loser, but here are five trade […]

Jim’s Decision

Jim has been a friend of mine for a very long time. Back in high school Jim was of a more elite sporting breed than myself – a regular member of the school’s A-Grade basketball, football, and cricket teams. I myself toiled in the C and D-grade leagues, and still remain partially scarred from the […]

The only Playoff Preview you’ll need – Part II

Ant may have got all the sexy first round match-ups out West, but I’ve got the two biggest Finals contenders right here baby. Beasts of the East. 1st Cleveland Cavaliers vs 8th Chicago Bulls A few weeks ago I was reflecting on Cleveland’s playoff run last season. It was a bittersweet run for me. Bitter, […]

Joe Default and his Merry Men

Continued from Part I: Fairways and the Naked Truth “We’re gonna kick ass!” I shouted, high-fiving my newly announced team members. I glanced at Sam. “Hope you’re up for it Franchise!”. After a night of continued drinking and shitty sleep thanks to my new teammate (the “Crap Golfer”) snoring like a moose orgy, I woke […]

New Season’s Eve: Ten Intriguing Storylines for 2009-10

The new season has finally arrived, and just like every year, I can’t believe I went four and a half months without it. The 2009-2010 campaign is shaping up to be a beauty, for so many reasons. Will we see the King finally crowned with his new Diesel-powered sidekick? Will Dwight get redemption along with […]

Sunday Six Pack: Overrated Sheed, Mr Bosh and the Exciting Hawks

ONE: Roundup of the Aussies in pre-season competition. Bogut had a solid outing against the Bulls with 12 points (on 6-9 shooting), 5 rebounds and 2 assists in just 18 minutes. In the first five minutes the big man had 6 points, 2 rebounds and a block – a start that raised the spirits of […]

Where did those Hawks go?

Day 24 – The Day the Cavs Swept… Again 3 votes – Dirk Nowitzki. This was an absolutely epic game, one of the best so far these playoffs. Dirk scores 19 in the fourth on his way to 44 points (his fifth career 40-point game in the playoffs), Melo scores 41 and a last second […]