The Season: Orlando Magic

Magic New Faces: Mohamed Bomba (R), Justin Jackson (R), Isaiah Briscoe (R), Jarrell Martin, Timofey Mozgov, Jerian Grant, Melvin Frazier (5) Magic 2017-18 Weaknesses: 28th: 3-Point Percentage. 26th: Total Rebounding.  25th: Offensive Rebounding, Offensive Rating. 24th: Defensive Rebounding. Points Scored. 24th: Opponents Points. 20th: Steals, Field Goal Percentage (Defense). Magic 2017-18 Achievements:  8th: 3-Point Attempts. Leading Scorer: Evan Fournier, 17.8 points Best Defensive Rating: Nikola Vucevic, 106…

D’Angelo Russell Sink or Swim Time

Nets New Faces: Kenneth Faried, Dzanan Musa (R), Shabazz Napier, Rodions Kurucs (R), Jared Dudley, Ed Davis, Treveon Graham Nets 2017-18  Ugly:  30th: Steals. 29th: Field Goal Percentage, Two-Point Attempts. 28th: Points Allowed. 25th: Turnovers. 23rd: 3-Point Defense. 22nd: Defensive Rating. 21st: Offensive Rating. 20th: 3-Point Percentage. Nets 2017-18 Beauty: 6th: Pace. 9th: Defensive Rebounding, Total Rebounding, Assists. Nets Leading Scorer 2017-18: D’Angelo Russell, 15.5 ppg Nets Leading Defensive Rating 2017-18: Jarrett…

Because It’s the Suns, Does Ayton Even Matter?

Suns New Faces: DeAndre Ayton (R), Trevor Ariza, Mikal Bridges (R),  Richaun Holmes, Suns 2017-18 Regular Season Record: 21-61 Suns 2017-18 Weaknesses: 30th: 3-Point Percentage, Offensive Rating, Defensive Rating, Opponents Points. 29th: Assists. 28th: Field Goal Percentage.  27th: Steals. 26th: 3-Point Percentage Defense, Field Goal Percentage Defense Suns 2017-18 Strengths: 3rd: Pace. 6th: Free Throw Attempts. 8th: Offensive Rebounding. Leading Scorer: Devin Booker, 24.9  Best Defensive Rating:…

Kyrie Expectations

Celtics New Faces: Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum (R), Marcus Morris, Shane Larkin, Aron Baynes, Abdel Nader 2016-17 Regular Season Record: 53-29 2016-17 Celtics Weaknesses: 28th: Two Point Attempts. 27th: Total Rebounding. 23rd: Blocks.  22nd: Offensive Rebounding, Defensive Rebouding. 2016-17 Celtics Strengths:  2nd: 3-Point Percentage (Defense). 3rd: 3-Pointers Made, 3-Pointers Attempted, Free Throw Percentage.  4th: Assists. 7th: Points.   8th: Two-Point Percentage, Offensive Rating.   9th: Field Goal Percentage (Defense). 10th: Free Throws…

Redeemed, Warriors Dynasty Greedy For More

Warriors New Faces: Nick Young. Omri Casspi. Jordan Bell (R). Warriors 2016-17  Weaknesses:  24th: Bench Points, Center Scoring. 22nd: 2-Point Attempts. Warriors 2016-17 Strengths: 1st: Field Goal Percentage, 2-Point Percentage, Assists, Blocks, Points, Field Goal Percentage Defense, Three Point Defense, Starters Points, Fast Break Points. Offensive Rating. 2nd: Defensive Rating, Backcourt Points, Non-Paint Points, Point Guard Points. 3rd: Three-Point Attempts,…

The Season: Detroit Pistons

New Faces: Trey Freeman (R), Ray McCallum, Henry Ellenson (R), Michael Gbinije (R), Boban Marjanovic, Jon Leuer, Ish Smith 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 44-38 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 2nd: Offensive Rebounding, Total Rebounding. 5th: Free Throw Attempts Leading Scorer: Reggie Jackson, 18.8 Leading Rebounder: Andre Drummond, 14.8 The Detroit Pistons playoff drought ended last season after a…

Will the Real Harrison Barnes Please Stand Up

New Faces: Harrison Barnes, Ketth Hornsby, Jameel Warney, Kyle Collinsworth, Quincy Acy, Jonathon  Gibson, Nicolas Brussino, Seth Curry, Dorain Finney-Smith, A.J. Hammons (R), Andrew Bogut 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 42-40 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 2nd: Turnovers. 3rd: Free Throw Percentage. 9th: Defensive Rebounds, 3-Point Percentage (Defense). Leading Scorer: Dirk Nowitzki, 18.3 Leading Rebounder: Zaza Paculia, 9.4 When a 37…

The Utah Jazz Are Coming

New Faces: Marcus  Paige,  Joel Polomboy (R), Boris Diaw,  George Hill, Joe Johnson 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 40-42 2015-16 Accomplishments: 1st: Rebounds (Defense.) 2nd: Points (Defense). 2nd: Field Goal Attempts (Defense).  5th: 3-Point Attempts (Defense). 7th: Defensive Rating. 10th: 2-Point Percentage (Defense), Offensive Rebounding Leading Scorer: Gordon Hayward, 19.7 Leading Rebounder: Rudy Gobert, 11.0 In April, the young Utah…

DeMarcus, Lead Us

New Faces: Ty  Lawson, Matt Barnes, Jordan Farmar, Skal Labissiere, Lamar Patterson, Georgios Papagiannis, Malachi Richardson, Garrett Temple, Anthony Tolliver, Arron Afflalo, Isaiah Cousins (R) 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 33-49 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 3rd: Points. 4th: Assists. 5th: Steals. 6th: Free Throw Attempts.  8th: Field Goal Percentage. 10th: 3-Point Percentage., 2-Point Percentage. Leading Scorer: DeMarcus Cousins, 26.9 Leading Rebounder: DeMarcus Cousins, 11.5 The tragedy or travesty…

The Season: Denver Nuggets

New Faces: Jarnell Stokes, Nate Wolters, Robbie Hummel, Juan Hernangomez (R), Jamal Murray (R), Malik Beasley (R), Petr Cornelie (R), 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 33-49 2015-16 Achievements: 6th: Offensive Rebounds. 8th: Total rebounds. 10th: Free Throw Attempts. Leading Scorer: Danilo Gallinari, 19.5 Leading Rebounder: Kenneth Faried, 8.7 The Denver Nuggets had a quiet off-season. No splashy free agent signings. The…