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2013-2014 NBA Expert Picks Results

By on April 17, 2014 at 6:45pm

The NBA season is over, and several seeds for the playoff teams were decided on the final day. That shifted around our Pick ‘Em results a bit. That’s especially true when the Thunder bested the Clippers for #2, securing home-court advantage in the second round. The Raptors were a surprise division winner in the East, and while the Pacers were a popular choice, rising all the way to the East’s #1 was unforeseen.

The East was a significant jumbling of seeds from what was predicted, and other the Clippers and Rockets, the West wasn’t too much better. And with the Spurs easily winning the NBA’s best record, the West was even better than the East than usual.

But how did that affect the Pick ‘Em results? Without further ado, the winner of the 2013-2014 NBA Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2013-2014 NBA Expert Picks Results »

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Joel Embiid: Future Celtic?

April 11, 2014 at 11:23pm in Celtics, Featured, Opinion
Joel Embiid (Cooper Neill/Getty Images Sport)

The Boston Celtics have had a season to forget in 2013-14. With four games remaining, the Celts own a 24-55 record, which is good for fourth worst in the NBA. The Celts did receive the potentially good news on Wednesday, April 9 that Kansas Jayhawks freshman star Joel Embiid officially declared for the NBA draft. It was rumored that Embiid was contemplating a return to Kansas for his sophomore season. With those rumors now to put to rest, should the Celtics be interested in the services of Embiid with the Draft approaching?

Embiid is a true seven footer with not only an NBA body, but also great athleticism and length. There have been college basketball and ESPN analysts who have compared Embiid to the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon. Embiid is projected to be a top three pick in June’s draft, and on many mock drafts is the number one overall pick. The Celtics right now are projected to have the fourth selection, but if they land the top pick or have a chance to draft Embiid at any point in the top five, should they?

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Spurs vs Pacers: Week 22's prediction for the NBA Finals

Just one week remains in the season, but plenty is left to decide. The top seed in the East is still a tossup. The last spots in each conference are still alive. Middle seeding could still get jumbled up. There may be favorites to win, but a lot of teams will make a strong bid to pull off some upsets, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, April 10, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22 »

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Spurs vs Heat: Week 21's prediction for the NBA Finals

With just two weeks in the season, the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. Nine spots, including four divisions, are locked up. Home-court advantage in the East is a dead heat. The #8 spots are also very close. In fact, teams 7-9 in the West are all tied at 44-31. In fact, other than the Spurs, any team could move up or down a seed or two in quick fashion, so let’s look at what would happen if they playoffs started as of Thursday, April 3 before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21 »

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Rajon Rondo (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

With only 10 games left in the regular season, the Boston Celtics have lost three straight and eight of their last nine contests, including two straight to the Toronto Raptors this past week. The last win came against the Miami Heat, who the Celtics have beaten twice in three meetings this year. However, LeBron James did not play in the final game between the Celtics and Heat this season.

Rondo to be color commentator

Rajon Rondo may not be able to play on back-to-back nights, but he can still be part of the game. When the Celtics play against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, the All-Star point guard will be behind the microphone beside Mike Gorman on Comcast Sportsnet’s television broadcast as the color commentator.

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Spurs vs Pacers: Week 20's prediction for the NBA Finals

Just a few weeks, 10 or so games, remain in the season. San Antonio continues to put themselves in a great position, but nothing is for certain with the Thunder close behind and so much of the standings still up for grabs. Some teams are settling in for ping pong balls, but plenty others have a great chance at making noise in the postseason, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, March 27 at 8:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 20 »

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Chris Babb (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Celtics announced on Friday the extension of shooting guard Chris Babb to a multi-year deal, the terms of which were not disclosed as per team policy, after the end of his second 10-day contract. Babb, an undrafted rookie out of Iowa State, has been with the team since February 28.

Babb, known as a defensive specialist during his time with the Cyclones, spent Summer League with Phoenix and training camp with Boston, then joined the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ D-League affiliate, when he was cut prior to the start of the regular season. He averaged 12 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals during his time in Maine.

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