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The ‘Wait Until Next Year’ Nets

A year ago, as the calendar turned to July, the Brooklyn Nets were on the verge of completely transforming their roster.  They signed Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan on the first day of free agency.  They knew Durant would miss all of this season but the moves brought Nets fans renewed hope.    Kyrie Irving ended up playing …

Washington Wizards

The Wizards are set to Disappear Quickly

The Washington Wizards come to Orlando sitting 5.5 games behind the Magic for the 8th spot.  They need to climb within 3.5 games in order to force a play-in game.  So, they’ll have to be at least two games better than the Magic in this eight-game sprint.  They will have to do so without second-leading scorer, …

Portland’s biggest game is its first

Last season, the Portland Trail Blazers made a run to the conference finals but were thwarted by injuries to Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins….along with facing an exceptional Golden State Warriors team.  Nurkic and Collins have been out all season but because of the suspension of the season, both will return when the NBA season resumes in Orlando.  Trevor …

The No-Fan Effect

When the NBA bubble starts up at the end of July, team will play 8 seeding games to finalize the playoffs and then the NBA playoffs will take place in full.  There are teams who will be missing players because they opted out of going to Orlando for a variety of reasons but when there, …

The NBA Bubble

The NBA will return on July 30th in their own bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Keep coming back to StatGeek’s blog over the coming weeks for a look at the teams and the challenges that they may face in this, hopefully, once in a lifetime situation.