Stephen Curry

The MVP race, so far

We won’t get too far ahead of ourselves, but a month into the NBA season it’s worth at least acknowledging the players that have kicked off the awards races. My preview for Most Valuable Player included four players other than the obvious two of reigning MVP Kevin Durant and LeBron James that I thought might put

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Jimmy Butler

A Young Star is Rising Before Us

  Jimmy Butler has been the heart of the Chicago Bulls this year with nagging injuries to the Bulls star Derrick Rose. Butler, who was drafted 30th in the 2011 NBA Draft, was known as a defensive guard on the rise. He was named to the 2014 All-NBA Defensive Team last season. Jimmy’s career numbers

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Society NBA Power Rankings (Week of 11/24)

Are the Toronto Raptors a contender or pretender? After a few weeks of NBA action we’re seeing teams establish themselves early and others are still meshing. Here’s this week’s society NBA power ranking. 1. Toronto Raptors (12-2, Next three: @ ATL, vs. DAL, @ LAL) Toronto has won five in a row, including an impressive road

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NBA and NFL

NBA-NFL Crossover Part II

Baseball since it’s inception has been America’s favorite past time, but let’s be honest for just a second… Today in 2014, how many of us in this 21st Century- American Society are still captivated by the game of baseball? When we speak about American Sports, two come to the forefront quicker than all others: American

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Sixth Man Of The Year Rankings (11/24)

Sixth Man of the Year rankings (Nov. 24) Find the sixth man of the year preseason edition here. Now that the season is about a month old, it’s time to see where the Sixth Man of the Year candidates rank among each other. Some teams have shifted their sixth man to the starting squad, and

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NBA and NFL

NFL-NBA Crossover

Baseball since it’s inception has been America’s favorite past time, but let’s be honest for just a second… Today in 2014, how many of us in this 21st Century- American Society are still captivated by the game of baseball? When we speak about American Sports, two come to the forefront quicker than all others: American

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Golden State Warriors

Society NBA Power Rankings

Society NBA Power Rankings   As of November 10, 2014:   1. Golden State Warriors 2. Memphis Grizzlies 3. Houston Rockets 4. Toronto Raptors 5. Sacramento Kings 6. Chicago Bulls 7. Washington Wizards 8. Portland Trail Blazers 9. Miami Heat 10. Dallas Mavericks    

Fantasy Basketball: Week 1/2 Recap and Week 3 Outlook

Basketball Society writers John Sloan and Aram Cannuscio, along with Society ally John Lavoie let you know who you should start, sit, and look to acquire in your fantasy basketball leagues so you can dominate your foes.  Writers: Aram Cannuscio (@ACannus) John Sloan (@BBallSociety_) Contributor: John Lavoie (@Oh_Boy_Lavoie) Weeks 1 and 2 Top Performers: PG: Stephen

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Derek Fisher

5 Teams That Would Be Successful Using The Triangle Offense

5 Teams That Would Be Successful Using The Triangle Offense The triangle offense carries this mystical component that can often mask the beautiful simplicity of what it has to offer to a basketball team. Of course it looked most glorious when Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant played maestro – they lived to post up, play

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Joakim Noah

2014-15 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Preview

2014-15 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Preview As basketball players, we are all taught that defense wins championships. Interestingly enough, some of the NBA’s brightest stars completely neglect the game on the defensive front (see James Harden’s critically acclaimed defensive mix on Youtube for reference). In all fairness, playing solid defense can be taxing.

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