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Three players poised to make “the leap” in the 2014-2015 NBA season

There’s a lot of questions going around about the NBA season this time of the year. Other than predicting an NBA champion, the biggest question mark is—who’s gonna make the leap this year? Last season we saw the likes of Goran Dragic, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, and Kyle Lowry jump into the NBA forefront. But there was no bigger breakout than from super-duper-star Anthony Davis (as I, and others anticipa ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 5

We have finally reached the conclusion of the Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings. Here are links to Part 1, 2, 3, and 4. Today in Part 5 I cover the heart and soul of the Chicago Bulls. Enjoy. THE RUNDOWN: 15.) Nazr Mohammed 14.) Cameron Bairstow 13.) E’Twaun Moore  12.) Aaron Brooks 11.) Kirk Hinrich 10.) Tony Snell 9.) Mike Dunleavy Jr. 8.) Pau Gasol 7.) Taj Gibson 6.) Doug McDermott 5.) Nikola Mirotic 4 ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 4

We are nearing the end of this list. Today in Part 4 I will cover the up and coming prospects on the Bulls' roster. Here are links to Part 1, 2, and 3. GROUP C: “The Young Studs” 6.) Doug McDermott Deciding where Doug McDermott fits on this list wasn’t very difficult. That’s because the Creighton star was involved in a draft day trade that showed how valuable he already is. Trading for the 11th pick came at ...

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Three names to know for the 2014-2015 NBA Season

It's October, which means the NBA season is just a few weeks away. This offseason saw crazy moves across the league and a huge shift in power, none bigger than LeBron James rejoining the Cavs. Everyone will have their eyes on LeBron and other superstars this season, but here are a few low key players you should keep your eyes on: Gorgui Dieng For anyone who didn't follow the Minnesota Timberwolves last seas ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series I still didn't reach the heart of the Bulls' attack. Part 3 delves into two players that will be pivotal to the Bulls' success this season. GROUP D: “The Veteran Forwards” 8.) Pau Gasol Yep. The Bulls' biggest signing of the summer comes in at just eighth on this list. That gives you an idea of how much better the Bulls’ offseason could’ve been. No Melo and no Love, but inste ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 2

In Part 1, I covered some less than stellar trade assets. Today in Part 2 of this series I will begin to delve into the Bulls' rotation. GROUP E: “The Rotation Guys” 11.) Kirk Hinrich Why, oh why, do the Bulls love Kirk Hinrich so much? After shooting under 40 percent from the field for the second consecutive season, the Bulls rewarded Hinrich by signing him to a two year, $5.6 million contract. Hinrich als ...

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Why I Hate the 2014 Bears

Why I Hate the 2014 Chicago Bears  Let’s set the stage for a moment. The Bears have come out of the gate inconsistent and not really living up to the expectation of the offseason. They have battled to a very solid 2-1 record, before another soul wrenching blowout loss on Soldier Field to the Green Bay Packers.  A good team, a playoff caliber team, would bounce back and beat an inferior team on the road to s ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 1

Finally, the annual Chicago Bulls player value rankings are back. The concept is pretty simple. I’m going to rank every Bulls player in a similar fashion to Bill Simmons’ annual trade value rankings. Instead of ranking the most valuable players across the league, I've decided to make a list of just the Chicago Bulls’ players. Before starting the list, here are some rules for my rankings.  This list only inc ...

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Blackhawks trade defenseman Nick Leddy to Islanders

The wait is over. According to sources, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded defensive man Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders. The move has been anticipated for a few months now as the Hawks had to get under the salary cap by opening night on Wednesday. There was debate about who the Hawks would trade. Some thought that the much older Johnny Oduya would be the odd man out. But with a couple of injuries and ...

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2014 MLB Playoff Predictions

WILD CARD ROUND: Oakland A's at Kansas City Royals (A's) San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates (Giants) DIVISIONAL SERIES: Oakland A's at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angels in 5) Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles (Tigers in 4) San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals (Nationals in 4) St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers in 5) LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: Detroit Tigers at Los Ang ...

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