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2017-2018 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (20-11)

Training camps are upon us, and with the newly shortened pre-season slates, we’re just about two and a half weeks from the real deal tip off. And if you’re not excited about opening night, Kyrie vs. Lebron, then you’re just not a real fan. TOP 100-91 PLAYERS TOP 90-81 PLAYERS TOP 80-71 PLAYERS TOP 70-61 PLAYERS TOP 60-51 PLAYERS TOP 50-41 PLAYERS TOP 40-31 PLAYERS TOP 30-21 PLAYERS 20. RUDY GOBERT – POST – UTAH JAZZ The evolution of Rudy Gobert continues this season. Last year saw Gobert crack the double-double average plateau with his scoring average creeping up above…

2017-2018 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (30-21)

Fall is here, it wasn’t the cooler temps that tipped me off, it wasn’t the calendar, it was the line around the block at Starbucks, aka, Basic Bitch central, where all the soccer moms were gathering for their pumpkin spice whatchamacallits. Shorter days, cooler temps, and more sports to watch. Myself, I’ll be making my own little Olive Garden tomorrow, homemade pasta sauce with meatballs, Zupa Tuscana Soup, and a nice lemon desert, all the while watching football. I hope wherever you are you’re able to do the same. Top 91-100 Players Top 81-90 Players Top 71-80 Players Top 61-70…

2017 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (40-31)

Less than a month away from tip off, we’re coming into the cream of the crop section of the rankings. You’ll see some “controversial” rankings, especially with concern to some of the fantastic point guards in the league. You’ll see more than 1 Raptor and more than a couple of Huskies, of all kinds. Players Ranked 100-91 Players Ranked 90-81 Players Ranked 80-71 Players Ranked 70-61 Players Ranked 60-51 Players Ranked 50-41   40. BRADLEY BEAL – WING – WASHINGTON WIZARDS Bradley Beal, number 40 with a bullet! Last season was the first of 5 seasons were Beal didn’t miss…

2017-2018 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (50-41)

The top 50, that’s nothing to sneeze at. On average each team should be represented 1.7 times in the final 50. Of course, not all teams are created equal. But consider saying that not even the top 2 players on each squad makes the top 50 and you start to realize how elite these players are. We’ve gone over the top 51-100 already, but if you need to review: Players 100-91 Players 90-81 Players 80-71 Players 70-61 Players 60-51   50. BROOK LOPEZ – POST – LOS ANGELES LAKERS One of the more underrated moves of the off season, the…

2017-2018 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (60-51)

Friday evening, fight weekend in Las Vegas, what wild shit are we gonna get into tonight? Well that’s easy, we’re going deep into the top 100 players in the NBA, specifically who falls into slots 51-60. It’ll be wet, it’ll be wild, and it’ll be oh so good. So double bag it, get the plan B ready for tomorrow morning, get some baby powder to help with the leather chaffing, its about to get hot, raw, and messy up in here. 100-91 Top Players 90-81 Top Players 80-71 Top Players 70-61 Top Players   60. DIRK NOWITZKI – POST –…

2017-2018 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (70-61)

As the NFL’s season kicked off tonight, its another reminder that the NBA season is just around the corner, its also a reminder that if your favorite NBA team made significant off season moves (I’m looking at you Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Oklahoma City, and Minnesota) that it may take a while for the potential returns on those moves to come to fruition. Patience is a virtue not often found in masses of sports fans, but if you can muster it, you’ll save yourself a lot of early season heart ache as chemistry and rotations aren’t exactly where you’d like them…

2017-2018 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (80-71)

Its a big week in sports, NFL’s opening week, the New York Times accusing the Red Sox of cheating, Roger Federer upset in U.S. Open action, and we move deeper into the You’re Ducking Right’s NBA top 100! Yeah, we’re not too excited about tennis either. We’ll get right into it, we know what you’re here for, the meat and potatoes. But first, in case you missed it, here are links to the prior installments: Players 100-91 Players 90-81   80. BEN SIMMONS – WING – PHILADELPHIA 76ers The former first round pick will look to shake off the rust…

2017-2018 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (90-81)

In this chapter we dig deeper into the top 100 players for the upcoming season. Getting closer and closer to the top 10. You’ll see a handful of rookies, and some aging veterans in this group, players going in distinctly different directions. The veterans, they’re not as good as they once were, but they’re as good once as they ever were. The rooks? They’ll have some great games, and others were they look like lost rookies. So with out further delay, here are players 90-81 on our Top 100 PLAYERS 100-91   90. JOE JOHNSON – WING – UTAH JAZZ…

2017-2018 NBA’s TOP 100 PLAYERS (100-91)

Labor day is in our rear view mirror. Football is about to kick off, and pucks are getting ready to drop. Adding to the brief period where baseball has its post season going while, the NFL season is gaining steam, and the NHL is in the infancy of its season. The NBA has moved up the start of its season to mid-October. As part of the preparation for the season, we’ll preview the top 100 players for the upcoming season. Following what can only be described as one of the most riveting off seasons in recent memory, the list will…

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So its finally official, Kyrie Irving is a Boston Celtic. Danny Ainge finally pushed his chips to the middle of the table and called. Some Celtic fans who became enamored with Isaiah Thomas are still in disbelief that Ainge made this move, believing it to be at best a unilateral move at the point guard position. I for one do not believe that. I’ve seen advanced stats, and “true shooting percentages” that say Isaiah is the peer, if not better than Kyrie. To that I say, stats can lie. I’ve seen Kyrie Irving play, and I’ve seen Isaiah Thomas play.…