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Previewing The Eastern Conference Finals (Bulls Vs. Heat)

by Tyler Sherkin

May 15, 2011 3:35 AM

While the peripheral storyline is interesting, the ability of Tom Thibodeau to make adjustments defensively will likely determine the victor. Read more »

Tags: Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, NBA

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Who's The Best At Point Guard?

by Tyler Sherkin

Apr 18, 2011 4:04 PM

Ultimately, it comes down to team fit; who would be best with a specific roster. Read more »

Tags: Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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10 Favorites To Watch Nightly

by Tyler Sherkin

Feb 2, 2011 10:51 PM

If you had to rank your 10 favorite players to watch on a nightly basis, who would be included and why? Read more »

Tags: NBA

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The Rise And Fall Of Colangelo's Raptors

by Tyler Sherkin

The Raptors get very little from anyone beyond Bosh, which is particularly unsettling when realizing how difficult it will be for Colangelo to shuffle the roster the way he did when he arrived in Toronto. Read more »
Charting Toronto's Defensive Play

by Tyler Sherkin

The Raptors needed an overtime session to defeat Chicago on Sunday. Their defensive play was very closely charted as part of a new project. Read more »
Why The Suns Need Stromile Swift

by Tyler Sherkin

Stromile Swift has never been a real difference maker, but here is why he might have a huge impact on the Phoenix Suns. Read more »
Sherkin's Top-25: Rick Barry At #23

by Tyler Sherkin

Barry demonstrated incredible skill, realized the ultimate goal of winning a title and was a dominant and versatile player during his career. Read more »
Sherkin's Top-25: Dave Cowens At #24

by Tyler Sherkin

Cowens was an undersized center at 6'9", 230, with the ability to take bigger centers out away from the paint and had a ridiculous energy level. Read more »
Sherkin's Top-25, Sidney Moncrief At #25

by Tyler Sherkin

Creating a personal rank of the top players in NBA history is a sort of rite of passage for everyone who has seriously considered the topic. Read more »
Jermaine In Toronto: Beyond The Obvious

by Tyler Sherkin

The Raptors attempted to address their abject lack of interior defense by acquiring Jermaine O'Neal, but what else will his presence in Toronto mean for the club? Read more »
Breaking Down Durant And Beasley

by Tyler Sherkin

With input from ESPN's David Thorpe, we look at Kevin Durant after his first NBA season and what we can expect from Michael Beasley. Read more »
Breaking Down TOR-ORL, Game 1

by Tyler Sherkin

The Raptors were so badly discombobulated by Orlando's defense and their first quarter shooting that they looked like a Div. III team in Game 1. Read more »
Why It Will Be A Three-Team Race

by Tyler Sherkin

In this edition, we look at the results of the Kyle Korver trade, as well as Kurt Thomas, Jason Kidd, Pau Gasol and Shaq. Read more »
Assessing The Eastern Conference Contenders

by Tyler Sherkin

Boston and Detroit are, barring injuries, a given to be the 1-2 punch at the top of the East; but what about the rest of the conference? Read more »
Looking Closer At Portland's Success

by Tyler Sherkin

The Blazers are playing beyond themselves at the moment and enjoying the fruits of their particular schedule but may be better than some of the indicators predict. Read more »
Forecasting The Lottery Picks

by Tyler Sherkin

There aren't too many bad decisions to be made in terms of who to pick as long as the teams steer clear of the biggies: don't replicate what you already have in four other players and think about the value of your pick. Read more »
Quality Quantity In The 2001 Draft

by Tyler Sherkin

The Washington Wizards had the first pick of the 2001 draft and they ended up with the best player, though it of course was not Kwame Brown. In a solid draft, especially for the Warriors, many of those selected have become quality role-players. Read more »
The Worst Draft Of All-Time?

by Tyler Sherkin

It's clear that the 2000 Draft was one of the most disappointing drafts in recent memory. There are three All-Stars in this draft and one of them came out of the second round (Michael Redd). Of all the players selected in the first round, only seven of them are starting. Read more »
Kwame Revisited

by Tyler Sherkin

Several months ago, I wrote an article about Kwame Brown. It talked a great deal of having patience with Kwame's potential, about promising signs from his third season and other topics that seemed to support the idea that Kwame could still turn into a really solid player. To this point in the season, I have been gravely mistaken. Read more »
Raptors In A Position For Real Change

by Tyler Sherkin

The Antonio Davis trade is good for Toronto as a team but more importantly, it's good for the franchise. Wayne Embry is slowly rebuilding the dignity and respect of the team's management and in doing so has made it possible for the team to make some moves to increase the quality of the roster as well. That kind of move is made by teams moving in the right direction. Read more »