Posts Tagged ‘Hedo Turkoglu’

10 Things We Learned In December

It’s that time of the month folks, when I chime in with 10 observations from the previous month’s NBA action. Let’s get straight into it. 1. Chris Bosh Needs To Get His Hands Dirty For the Miami Heat to reach their enormous potential (complete domination) Chris Bosh will have to undergo the same transformation as […]

They Said It

Outrageous, incredibly stupid, downright delusional; no, I am not talking about James Dolan. Rather, these words describe some of the comments made in the NBA in recent months. There are some doozies here, let me assure you. “On paper, we are the best team in the League. We are deep and athletic.” – Detroit’s Rodney […]

The Offseason Trade Chronicles, Part 2: The Hedo/Childress Trades

In the second part of our Offseason Trade Chronicles (check Part I while you’re at it), me and my bro Fish took the time to analyse the moves made by the Phoenix Suns in the off-season. Once Amare Stoudemire announced his intention to sign with the Knicks, Phoenix worked out a token sign and trade […]

We saw this coming

AP Photo/Winslow Townson A week ago J.O wrote his piece on the potential Celtics vs Lakers Finals match up, which at the time felt like a perfectly reasonable idea. A few days later it seemed a little premature, with Orlando winning a couple of games and the Suns leveling the series at 2-2.  Now, thanks […]

Under the Playoff Pump

J.O is the newest writer here at NBAMate. His mantra is “If it’s not NBA, it’s not BASKETBALL”. The owner of over 200 NBA ‘video-taped’ games, J.O. lives n breathes NBA on a daily basis, reads it, watches it, writes about it and challenges anybody to a game of NBA 2K10! This guy really does need a life…. Playoff […]

Boomshakalaka! Fantasy Roundup: NBA Jam Edition

Yes you’ve undoubtedly already heard that the arcade classic NBA Jam is making a comeback (though only on the Wii ), a game we all fondly remember for its fast game-play, towering dunks, flaming balls and an abundance of hidden characters. Not only that but the commentary, rife with catchphrases that are still regularly uttered […]

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: RJ, Shaq and VC

ONE: Quite a few big trades/signings during the last week, so lets kick it off with the first major one: the three-team deal that sent Richard Jefferson to the Spurs. In a basketball talent sense, the Spurs lost practically nothing in this trade and gained quite a great deal. Thomas was a serviceable but aging […]

Sunday Six Pack: Game 4, Patty Mills and the Evil Dwyane Wade

image via ONE: Thought I’d start with a smattering of post Game 4 links highlighting what a roller-coaster of emotions these Finals have been: – Third Quarter Collapse feels the pain – Forum Blue and Gold is still buzzing – The Orlando Sentinel blames Nelson’s return (me too!) – Silver Screen and Roll writes […]

Game 4 Lessons

(AP Photo/Chris Graythen, Pool) So it happened again. In last year’s Finals Game 4 we saw the Celtics historic comeback, an improbable win snatched from the jaws of defeat, a 48-minute nightmare that LA would wake from only to see the insurmountable 3-1 deficit staring back at them. It happened again this year, not a […]