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Daily Grip

2015-16 Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

2014–15 Overview Everything about the Brooklyn Nets 2014–15 season screamed mediocrity. From their roster to their results, it was all ‘meh.’ And that’s how you would describe the Brooklyn Nets’ season, it was ‘meh.’ They somehow managed to sneak into the playoffs as the eighth seed with a measly 38–44 record. The Nets were below average...

2015-16 Season Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

2014–15 Recap LeBron James’ return home to Cleveland in 2014 after four seasons and two championships in Miami transformed the Cavaliers into a contender overnight. Add into the mix fellow All-Stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving and the team was an early favorite to win it all, but a dislocated shoulder kept Love out of most of the playoffs, and Irving’s fractured knee...

2015-16 Season Preview: Boston Celtics

2014–15 Overview The 2014–15 Boston Celtics season was bizarre. Despite trading their best two players in Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green, they still made the playoffs. I still don’t know how Brad Stevens managed to take a team where Evan Turner was a starter to the playoffs. He deserved a few more 1st place votes for the Coach...

2015-16 Season Preview: Houston Rockets

In preparation for the NBA season opener on October 28th, PopGates counts down the days with team previews from around the league. 2014–15 Recap What a roller-coaster the 2015 season was for Houston. All-Star center Dwight Howard missed half the season to injury, and fellow starters Patrick Beverley and Terrence Jones missed a combined 85 games. Josh Smith arrived mid-season after...

2015-16 Season Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

There aren’t enough shots in a bar to satiate Nick Young and Lou Williams. Throw in an aged, unadaptable Kobe Bryant and the Lakers team motto might as well be shoot first, pass second, and defend never. Not since Swaggy P, Tragic Bronson and Andray Blatche anchored the Wizards has an NBA team been this intrinsically hilarious. Comedic...

2015-16 Season Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

 In preparation for the NBA season opener on October 28th, PopGates counts down the days with team previews from around the league. 2014–15 Recap At this point, if you haven’t heard of Anthony Davis’ potential, you might as well be living under a rock. The power forward is only 22 years old, and has improved his statistics across the board...