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Posted by KDog13 on January 1, 2013
Well I’m 0-2, and I need a win badly. It’s not much of a tip for you guys if I can’t get one right. I like parlays better, but they can be harder to hit. I’ll give it a whirl though, and reveal my picks with a brief reason as to why.
Picks: Odds via Topbet
College Football; Florida St. (-530), Florida (-500) Baketball; (Knicks -500), and Lakers (-450)
Florida St. Seminoles (-530): The interesting thing about this game is that Northern Illinois actually isn’t completely outmatched here. Despite being a mid-major, they have one of the better offenses I’ve seen. Now, to not get all gushy about them, I did pick Florida St. That is simply because Florida State has a better defense than Northern Illinois by a good margin. The offenses both can put up numbers, but I’m not so sure Northern Illinois’s defense can make enough stops to stop Florida State from pulling away in this one.
Florida Gators (-500): I’ve seen enough of Louisville to tell you that they have a bright future, but this game isn’t going to end well. Florida is going to blow them out, and probably hold them to only 10 points or so. Easy pick in my opinion.
New York Knicks (-500): I really like the Knicks in this game especially at home. The Knicks in their last outing almost capped off an insane comeback against the Kings. Down 27 at one point, they actually lead late in the game, only to lose on a buzzer beater three by a guy who hit his first of the season. It was a bizarre game to say the least. Now, Granted Felton is out, they will possibly have Carmelo Anthony back. Also Amare Stoudemire is expected to be making his debut, and coming off the bench. I think the Portland Trailblazers have a pretty decent team, and can build around Damian Lillard, LeMarcus Aldridge, and Wesley Matthews. But, the Knicks have too much depth for Portland to keep pace. Knicks take this one.
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Los Angeles Lakers (-450): Since Steve Nash has come back, the Lakers have started to pick it up. Clearly this team is better when healthy, and they will be a playoff team if they can keep clicking. The 76ers have been duds this year, especially on the road. I really can’t see them winning this game, and I don’t think it’s even going to be close. The Lakers have too much firepower at full health, and the 76ers just don’t look like the team that has surprised the last two season. Lakers by big.
Posted in Basketball, Betting Tip, NCAA Basketball | Tagged: Basketball, Betting Tip, College Football, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NCAAF, New York Knicks, Topbet | Leave a Comment »
Posted by clutchcitycowboy on August 20, 2010
Denver Nuggets SF Carmelo Anthony has 3 teams he’s willing to be traded to before season’s end:
To acquire Melo, however, teams are going to have dig deep in their pockets, and rosters, to come up with a suitable trade for the Denver Nuggets to accept. Let’s break down the 3 teams, and what they could offer that Denver might accept.
New York Knicks are his first choice for obvious reasons. It’s his home team, and it’s the largest market in the USA. Not to mention, there’s a dominating PF who goes by the nickname of STAT. Knicks have a couple of players I could see going to the Nuggets, including, but not limited to, Kelenna Azuibuke, Anthony Randolph, Wilson Chandler, and Eddy Curry’s contract.
New Jersey Nets are a little less appealing, but still closer to his home. Devin Harris and rookie forward Derrick Favors could possibly by used as trade bait, as well as perhaps Brook Lopez, but giving those players up would deplete the talent on a Nets team who is already lacking in that department, a situation Melo himself could not fix.
Houston Rockets are another option Melo has expressed interest in being traded to with a contract extension, and in my opinion, it could be the best deal for him and the Nuggets. The Rockets are about 13 players deep in tradeable talent. Failure to lure in Chris Bosh or Amare Stoudemire in the offseason has had fans frantically searching for a star to come into Houston and help bring them to prominence, and GM Daryl Morey has been hard at work bringing in players who could be used as trade bait. The recent acquisition of Courtney Lee seems to be one of those moves. Players I could see being up for grabs include: Courtney Lee, Chase Budinger, Jordan Hill, Jared Jeffries contract, Shane Battier, Kyle Lowry, Kevin Martin, Patrick Patterson, and a few others. As you can see, the Rockets seem to have more value to trade away than the Knicks and Nets. Money will really be the only obstacle for Morey and owner Les Alexander to figure out, but if Nuggets accept, I’m sure they can find a way.
Posted in Basketball, Rumors | Tagged: Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Trade rumors | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 12, 2010
NBA: Raptors trade Marco Belinelli to the Hornets for Julian Wright
The Hornets have been busy the last two days in trades. On August 11th they acquired G/F Trevor Ariza and traded away G Darren Collison, and F James Posey. Now on August 12th they have acquired G/F Marco Belinelli from the Toronto Raptors for F Julian Wright. Marco Belinelli will fill in the role of the 3 point specialist in which James Posey played. Julian Wright will be an instant fit as the Small Foward backup. Wright adds depth to a Raptors team stacked with guards. Wright is an athletic young player who can develop with some playing time.
Posted in Basketball, Transactions | Tagged: Basketball, Darren Collison, Houston Rockets, James Posey, Julian Wright, Marco Belinelli, NBA, NBA Trade, New Orleans Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Trevor Ariza | 2 Comments »
Posted by KDog13 on August 12, 2010
Hornets, Rockets, Nets, and Pacers complete a 4 team, 5 player trade
A 4 team, 5 player trade has added a shake up to an already free agent madness.
Hornets Trade: G Darren Collison, and F James Posey
Hornets Acquire: G/F Trevor Ariza
Pacers Trade: F/C Troy Murphy
Pacers Acquire: G Darren Collison, and F James Posey
Nets Trade: G Courtney Lee
Nets Acquire: F/C Troy Murphy
Rockets Trade: G/F Trevor Ariza
Rockets Acquire: G Courtney Lee
My Opinion: I thought the player with the most upside and talent is Darren Collison. So I liked who the Pacers acquired although having to take Posey’s contract he still can play a role with the team. I thought the Hornets made out well in acquiring Ariza. Ariza is a athletic player who plays both offense and defense. He also is a decent three pointer shooter which adds to his skills. The Rockets I though traded a better player in a Ariza now to acquire a young developing player in Courtney Lee. I think Lee can be really good with time as long as he turns himself into a better 3 point shooter. He already has the speed and quickness to find lanes to the hoop. Adding a more accurate 3 pointer will make him even more deadly. The Nets who already added G Anthony Morrow who I think was one of the better free agents available I guess though it was time to trade Courtney Lee. They added Troy Murphy who is a solid rebounder and can hit the 3′s for a big man. He is a good addition to the Nets who have a rookie starting at power forward. It is hard to let go of a promising Courtney Lee but at least they got back a position that needed more depth. A nice trade all around.
Posted in Basketball, Transactions | Tagged: Basketball, Courtney Lee, Darren Collison, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, James Posey, NBA, NBA Trade, New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, Trevor Ariza, Troy Murphy | 1 Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 6, 2010
NBA: Anthony Tolliver signs with the Timberwolves, plus other signings
C Anthony Tolliver signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2 years, around 4.5M)
G/F Keith Bogans signs with the Chicago Bulls (2 years, 2.5M)
F Sean May signs with the New Jersey Nets (1 year, non-guaranteed contract)
G Sherron Collins signs with the Charlotte Bobcats (2 years, non-guaranteed contract)
Posted in Basketball, Transactions | Tagged: Anthony Tolliver, Basketball, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Keith Bogans, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Free Agent, NBA Free Agent Frenzy, New Jersey Nets, Sean May, Sherron Collins | 4 Comments »
Posted by KDog13 on August 5, 2010
Shannon Brown is returning to the Lakers, Signings, and Rumors
G/F Shannon Brown re-signs with the Los Angeles Lakers (2 years, 4.6M)
G Roger Mason signs with the New York Knicks (1 year, 1.4M)
Denver Nuggets F Carmelo Anthony hasn’t signed his extension and is possibly eyeing free agency next year
G Acie Law signs with the Memphis Grizzlies (1 year, 885,000)
Former NBA player Rasho Nesterovic signed with the Olympiakos (2 years, TBA)
The Knicks declined a deal that would send Portland Trail Blazers F Rudy Fernandez to the Knicks. The deal was for a first round pick which the Knicks usually don’t have one since the Eddy Curry trade.
Anthony Tolliver is expected to make a decision soon either to be a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves or the Golden State Warriors
Washington Wizards C JaVale McGee will replace New Jersey Nets C Brook Lopez on team USA’s final roster
G/F Larry Hughes is being targeted by the Bobcats, and the Celtics
Posted in Basketball, Rumors, Transactions | Tagged: Acie Law, Anthony Tolliver, Basketball, Brook Lopez, Carmelo Anthony, Charlotte Bobcats, Denver Nuggets, Eddy Curry, Golden State Warriors, JaVale McGee, Larry Hughes, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Free Agent, NBA Free Agent Frenzy, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Olympiakos, Portland Trail Blazers, Rasho Nesterovic, Roger Mason, Rudy Fernandez, Rumors, San Antonio Spurs, Shannon Brown, Washington Wizards | 2 Comments »
Posted by KDog13 on August 4, 2010
NBA: The Diesel Shaquille O’Neal is signing with the Celtics
After finding interest from many teams from the start of free agents to only being heavily targeted by one, Shaq joined the Celtics. The Atlanta Hawks were interested but not that interested, Shaq lobbied Europe but ultimately decided to go the Celtics. Shaq immediately will be an impact as he will fill in the much needed role of backup center which was fellow Celtic Rasheed Wallace who is set to retire. The deal is 2 years but the amount is not yet known. Shaq is looking for another ring or two and is happy to join a team that came a game away from it. Will keep you updated on the contract situation.
Posted in Basketball, Transactions | Tagged: Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Free Agent, NBA Free Agent Frenzy, Shaquille O'Neal | 1 Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 3, 2010
NBA: Jason Williams re-signs with the Magic, and Shaq close with Celtics
The Magic took away a potential suitor to join the Miami Superheat in guard Jason Williams. Jason Williams had been lobbying to join the Heat but decided to comeback and play for the Magic. Williams is set to sign a 2 years contract but the amount is unknown. Williams could also be an asset to lure in Chris Paul maybe during the season or next year pending what happens.
Shaq and the Celtics seem to be near a deal. With the Atlanta Hawks not making progressions it seems Shaq only has one option. That is in joining the Celtics. He would be an immediate impact as a replacement for Rasheed Wallace. Shaq also lobbied to play in Europe. Shaq still eyes the money though his play has declined. Will update you when it is a done deal.
Posted in Basketball, Rumors, Transactions | Tagged: Basketball, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Jason Williams, NBA, NBA Free Agent, NBA Free Agent Frenzy, Orlando Magic, Rumors, Shaquille O'Neal | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 1, 2010
NBA: Shannon Brown to Knicks, Cavs, or Lakers plus News, Signings, and Rumors
Shannon Brown is being targeted by 3 teams. The Knicks have offered Brown around 4 million with an a increased role in the D’Antoni system. The Lakers are trying to trade Sasha Vujacic to pave the way for Brown to be back for around 5 million plus a increased role as well. The Cavaliers on the other hand are still looking at Brown although recently acquiring Ramon Sessions but seem like the 3rd option for Brown. So where is Brown going to go? Brown wants to go back to the Lakers but has to wait till the Lakers clear some cap room in attempt to trade Sasha Vujacic. It’s a tough call here in my opinion for Brown because the Lakers signed Barnes and before you meaning that you weren’t there first choice. The playing time might not be what they say either. The Knicks on the other hand would be a pretty good fit. He possibly could be a starter or a 6th man type player and the playing time would be good as well. If he is good with just having his 2 rings and wants money now, i’d say go to the Cavaliers and make them pay up especially for trading you in the past.
The Chicago Bulls are looking at G Roger Mason and G Keith Bogans but also are in play to trade for Portland Trail Blazers G/F Rudy Fernandez which leads to bad signs of McGrady being a Bull
C Shaquille O’Neal is still lobbying playing for the Celtics, and also the Hawks remain interested in his services as well
C Kwame Brown has generated interest from the Celtics with Shaq not certain on joining them
G Chris Quinn is being looked at by the Phoenix Suns
G Von Wafer signs with the Boston Celtics (TBA)
C Anthony Tolliver has cut his list of teams to play for to only 2. The Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
G/F Joey Graham signs with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2 years, 2.1M)
C Kyrylo Fesenko is set to re-sign with the Utah Jazz
The Celtics are interested in a few centers such as Kwame Brown, and Shaquille O’Neal which leaves Brian Scalabrine left out
G Mike James want to play for the Utah Jazz and has turned down clubs from Europe
F Tim Thomas will return to the Mavericks most likely within the month
Posted in Basketball, Rumors, Transactions | Tagged: Anthony Tolliver, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Boston Celtics, Brian Scalabrine, Chicago Bulls, Chris Quinn, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Joey Graham, Keith Bogans, Kwame Brown, Kyrylo Fesenko, Los Angeles Lakers, Mike D'Antoni, Mike James, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Ramon Sessions, Roger Mason, Rudy Fernandez, Rumors, Sasha Vujacic, Shannon Brown, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Thomas, Tracy McGrady, Utah Jazz, Von Wafer, Washington Wizards | 2 Comments »
Posted by KDog13 on July 29, 2010
NBA: Eddie House to the Heat, News, Signings, and Rumors
G Eddie House signs with the Miami Heat (2 years, 2.8M)
Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was found dead after being reported missing for nearly a week. Wright was last seen in Memphis boarding a plane. Wright’s body was found in a wooded area in Memphis. Wright was 34 years young and will be deeply missed.
G Stephon Marbury has agreed to stay 3 more years for a China basketball team
G/F Rudy Fernandez to the Knicks seems unlikely since the Portland Trail Blazers want Wilson Chandler who the Knicks aren’t interested in trading for Fernandez.
G Allen Iverson wants to make a return but not too many teams are interested especially if won’t agree to come off the bench.
The Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers are looking at G Roger Mason. Chicago seems like the more likely spot.
G Earl Watson possible landing spots are the Los Angeles Lakers, and Minnesota Timberwolves
G Jason Williams might re-sign with the Orlando Magic soon but has other teams interested in services such as the Miami Heat
The Los Angeles Lakers are offering any team that takes Sasha Vujacic a 1st round pick with him.
Indiana Pacers F Mike Dunleavy is on the trade block. The Pacers have received some calls for F/C Troy Murphy but it is unlikely he is dealt to the health concerns of Jeff Foster and Tyler Hansbrough.
The Heat, Bulls, Clippers still looking at G/F Tracy McGrady but no deals have been made yet.
The Rockets trade C David Anderson to the Toronto Raptors for a 2nd round pick
G Will Bynum re-signs with the Detroit Pistons (3 years, 10.5M)
G Kenny Hasbrouck signs with the Miami Heat (1 year, TBA)
USA 15 Man Basketball Roster
G Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets)
C Tyson Chandler (Dallas Mavericks)
G Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
F Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder
F Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies)
G Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers)
F Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers)
F Jeff Green (Oklahoma City Thunder)
G/F Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers)
C Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets)
F/C Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
F Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers)
G Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics)
G Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
G Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski (Duke University)
Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim (Syracuse University)
Assistant Coach: Mike D’Antoni (New York Knicks)
Assistant Coach: Nate McMillan (Portland Trail Blazers)
Team Physician: Steve Traina (Denver Nuggets)
Athletic Trainer: Joe Sharpe (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Athletic Trainer: Casey Smith (Dallas Mavericks)
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