Time some more hoops, NBA; Western Conference Edition.

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The Western conference has been very, very interesting all season to say the least. Here are some of my thoughts and opinions.

  1. My favorite to win the west has been the Denver Nuggets and they were the best team in the West until Gallo went down; I think they’re the 4th best in the West with no Gallo.
  2. The Warriors have the 2 best shooters in the league; Steph Curry & Klay Thompson – probably the smoothest shots along with lightning quick releases.
  3. O.J. Mayo over the past month has played himself out of an Eric Gordon type deal for 2014 with his poor play the past month & a half.
  4. LaMarcus Aldridge is the most underrated star not just in the West, but in the entire NBA.
  5. DeMarcus Cousins has top 10 talent in the entire NBA if he can mature and grow up.
  6. Russell Westbrook, in 2012-2013, is a top 5 player in the NBA.
  7. LA Lakers are the most overrated tea, ever. At the same token, if they get into the playoffs, they could easily make a playoff run..
  8. Omer Asik was the most underrated pickup for a West coast team this past off-season.
  9. Ricky Rubio is the funnest player to watch, IMO. May be the best passer in the NBA already just 2 years into his career.
  10. Now that Denver is no longer my favorite out of the West, I’m picking OKC to the finals.
  11. Grizzlies are a better overall team without Rudy Gay, but they lost the guy they can go to late in game’s for the last possession; something Rudy has been very good at with Memphis.
  12. I think Portland’s young core 3 of Aldridge, Lillard & Batum is as good as anyone’s in the entire Western Conference.
  13. Anthony Davis will be the best rebounder in the league 4-5 years down the line.
  14. If the Clippers knew how to run a half court offense, they’d be the best team in the entire NBA.
  15. Utah needs to keep Millsap & Kanter, get rid of Big Al Jeff and Derrick Favors.
  16. Tim Duncan is a top 5 MVP candidate; the ageless wonder has been marvelous this season.
  17. Against popular belief, especially this season, Dwight Howard is still the best center in the league; dude avgs. 17 & 12 find another center averaging that.
  18. I thought Michael Beasley going to Phoenix was the perfect fit and I thought he was going to have a break out season.
  19. I consider Andre Miller a Hall of Fame candidate.
  20. My 2012-2013 NBA Champion does not reside in the Western Conference.

College Basketball Opinions only seem right..

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On the night the National Championship was played, Congrats too Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinal, it seems fair I put in some input on the past season and the future..

  1. Just to make sure everyone is aware; Coach K is the BEST coach in college basketball, period.
  2. Peyton Siva is entirely overrated as a college Point Guard, he had some heart yes, but as a Point Guard; in his Sophomore – Senior years he avg. 5.5 assists per game and 3 turnovers per game. Doesn’t even make it up with his scoring, less than 10 a game.
  3. Trey Burke reminds me of Allen Iverson; not as good of a scorer as AI was but a better passer than AI.
  4. Erick Green of Virgina Tech was the best scorer in the NCAA in ’12-’13
  5. Kelly Olynyk is the most NBA ready big man in the NCAA’s, his post game is serious.
  6. I think Shane Larkin is strictly a college star and it won’t translate to the pros.
  7. Out of all the freshman in the country this season, I think UNLV’s Anthony Bennett has the potential to be a star at the next level. One issue he has is he becomes a ghost in games every so often.
  8. Most overrated player in ’12-’13 – I think it was a tie between UNC’s James Michael McAdoo & Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams
  9. Most Underrated player in ’12-’13 – I think it was a tie between Temple’s Khalif Wyatt & Notre Dame’s Jack Cooley
  10. I think USC’s hire of Andy Enfield is way to premature, yeah he did a nice job and his FGCU won 2 tourney games but that’s the only thing he’s been a part of.
  11. DJ Stephens, the 6’5 forward out of Memphis is the most athletic college basketball player I’ve ever seen play.
  12. In my opinion I think Mitch McGeary could turn out to be the best NBA player our of the players we saw during the National Championship tonight; could turn out and have a very similar career to Golden State’s David Lee.
  13. Nerlens Noel, who will more than likely be pick number 1, has a horrible offensive game.
  14. NC State was most underachieving team during the regular season; New Mexico was the most underachieving during the NCAA Tourney.
  15. Georgetown & Gonzaga were tied for the most overachieving teams in the Nation; Marquette was the most overachieving in the Tourney.
  16. Grambling State was the worst team in NCAA history; 0-28.
  17. Scott Wood, Seth Curry & Nik Stauskas are the 3 best shooters in college basketball.
  18. Roy Williams is a much better recruiter than he is a coach as is John Calipari.
  19. Brad Stevens is the future face of college basketball head coaching.
  20. Matthew Dellavedova will succeed in the NBA, even if he’s not drafted he will make his way onto a team because of his great work ethic.

That’s it for the College basketball opinions for this evening. Leave comments and let me know what you think!