All-Star Predictions: East Starters

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With all-star voting now open, there's never been a better time to predict this year's all-stars. In these selections winning played a role, but an individual's play was far more important. Predicting who will be an East All-Star starter may be easier than the predicting West's starters, but it's still worthwhile to take a look. Here they are: G - Kyrie Irving - Boston Celtics Season Stats: 23.1 PPG (49/41/85), 6.6 APG, 4.9 RPG, 1.6 SPG Although his team hasn't lived up to expectations, Kyrie has not disappointed. His points per game may be down slightly, but he is still making massive contributions to the offense. Kyrie is averaging a career-high 6.6 assists per game and 1.3 offensive rebounds per game. His 1.3

The New-Look Raptors are Ready

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Despite the fact that the Raptors have become synonymous with choking in the playoffs over the past couple of seasons, this year seems different. I know the same thing was said last year, but there are more tangible changes to suggest improvement this season. They have been red-hot over the last month and look ready to make a run in the playoffs. In this article, I'll break down why the Raptors were swept last postseason, and why this year should be a lot different. THE FORMER FAILURE Last season, the sweep was a result of two factors. The first was LeBron James going insane. In that series, he averaged 34 points, 8 rebounds, and 11 assists per game. James' Cavaliers had tortured the

Way-Too-Early 2018-2019 MVP Candidates

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In just the first few weeks of the season, some players have already looked like MVP candidates. Their insane statistical outputs combined with their ability to be leaders on winning teams qualifies them for my way-too-early MVP candidates. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Season Stats: 33.9 PPG (53/52/90), 5.0 RPG, 5.6 APG, 1 SPG Early this season Curry has already proven he deserves to be reentered into the MVP discussion. After he dropped 51 points on the Wizards it's been obvious he had returned to MVP form. So far this season, Curry's scoring has been out of this world. He leads the NBA in points per game, total points, and total 3 pointers made while shooting 52% from three. The complete ease Curry has

Preseason Preview #4: Toronto Raptors

Season Goal: Keep Kawhi After making the biggest gamble this offseason, the Raptors can’t lose Kawhi. This offseason, the Raptors parted ways with their franchise player, DeMar DeRozan, in a trade that sent him to San Antonio for a potential one-year rental. With this trade, Toronto made a bold move to end their playoff struggles. Getting that big of an upgrade talent-wise should improve their odds of being a champion in the East. But, the rest of the team seems unable to rise to the occasion in the playoffs. If this trend continues, the Raptors will have a hard time resigning Kawhi this offseason. [the_ad id="17"] Storylines: Welcome Kawhi Once they traded one of the most loyal players their franchise has ever had, many people