October, 2009

Pregame Blogs

Pregame Blogs
Videos are just the START of the conversation. Each show has a dedicated blog post with show notes, links, and pics. Plus, the host and guests continue the conversation in the comments section!

Andre Gomes

  • NBA 2009-10 Regular Season Wins (Free Pick Included!!!)

    Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Celtics - Current Line 57.5 Wins If we look to their preseason games, it seems obvious that the Celtics are more than ready for the regular season. Rotations are set, the team is already playing at a very...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls were a perfect example of how a team can develop through the season and playing their best basketball when it matters: the playoffs. The challenge for them is to start where they finished last season and with them being the Bulls...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers didn't disappoint last season, as they accomplished what they had promised: the championship. They were the second best team in the regular season and in the postseason, although some unexpected letdowns against the Rockets...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Phoenix Suns

    The glory days where the Phoenix Suns were one of the powerhouse clubs in the league are now gone and by sending Shaquille O'Neal to Cleveland for basically nothing, the Suns are just trying to hang on the tough Western Conference. However, don't...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors were the Cinderella team in the playoffs a couple of seasons ago, but since they lost Baron Davis in the free agency to the Clippers, they weren't able to make the right move for the franchise. They put their future on...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Sacramento Kings

    Last season the Sacramento Kings were the worst team in the NBA with a 17-65 record and they are officially on a rebuilding mode that will take them some time until they can be a top team. Right now, the key word is the development of their young ...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Los Angeles Clippers

    The Los Angeles Clippers were by far the most disappoint team last season by winning a miserable mark of 19 games. They had high expectations with the signings of Baron Davis and Marcus Camby but soon they showed that those expectations wouldn't...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Orlando Magic

    Before the start of last season, the Orlando Magic were already considered a top team, but few believed that they could reach the NBA Finals. However, Orlando enjoyed a terrific regular season and then, they beat the Celtics and the Cavaliers in the...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Atlanta Hawks

    The Atlanta Hawks are a model of maturation and development in the last few years, as their progress is evident and unquestionable. When Mike Woodson arrived in Atlanta in the 2004/2005 season, the Hawks finished the season with a 13-69 record - a...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat were one of the brightest surprises last season due to their brilliant season. I remember that they were coming from a 15-67 record in the previous season and with a rookie head coach and two rookies receiving plenty of minutes, the...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Charlotte Bobcats

    The Charlotte Bobcats had last season their best season of the franchise, but it wasn't still enough for them to earn a spot in the Playoffs. Head coach Larry Brown did a good overall job in tough conditions at the start of the season. I remember...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Washington Wizards

    The Washington Wizards are coming from one of their worst seasons in their franchise history, with only 19 wins and they were the worst team in the Eastern Conference last year. Everything went wrong for this team... the team had a 4-23 record around...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: San Antonio Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs had a terrific off season, as they boosted their roster with significant talent and going for this season, they are one of the legit contenders to win it all. However, they are coming from a disappointing season last year. Last...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Houston Rockets

    Last season, the only team that pushed the eventual Champions Lakers to the limit - a 7 game series - was the Houston Rockets and this is a clear sign of how tough this team is. Even though they had lost their best player Yao Ming, the Rockets didn't...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Dallas Mavericks

    The Dallas Mavericks somehow overachieved last season because many experts predicted that they could even miss the playoffs, but Dallas ended the regular season with a 50-32 record and beat the Spurs in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: New Orleans Hornets

    The New Orleans Hornets were the biggest surprise of the league two years ago when they battled with the Lakers for the best record in the Western Conference and with their postseason ending with a dramatic elimination in 7 games against the Spurs...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Memphis Grizzlies

    In a perfect world, the Memphis Grizzlies look like a terrific team going into this season. After all, they have three young players with all star potential in Rudy Gay, OJ Mayo and Mike Conley and they have added to their roster a Hall of Famer guard...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cleveland Cavaliers went from a formidable regular season, in which they had the best record in the NBA with a 66-16 record to a disappointing outcome in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Orlando Magic. I remember that the Cavaliers had...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Indiana Pacers

    The Indiana Pacers ended last season with the 9th best record in the Eastern Conference (36-46 record) and they want to make the playoffs this season. Despite the losing record, they were fun to watch, as they were the 5th best offensive team of the...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Detroit Pistons

    Just a year ago, the Detroit Pistons were coming from a 59-23 record in the regular season - 2nd best of the NBA and they had just lost to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals by 2-4, despite having won at Boston in the first game of the series...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Milwaukee Bucks

    Last season, the Bucks had legitimate aspirations in reaching the Playoffs when they received Richard Jefferson from the Nets. However, injuries suffered by both Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut guided the Bucks into the lottery once again. Even without...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Denver Nuggets

    The Denver Nuggets are coming from their best season in the team's franchise history and such outcome was coincident with the arrival of Chauncey Billups to the roster. Billups brought leadership and a high basketball I.Q. to a team that was lacking...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Portland Trailblazers

    Development was the key word for the Blazers in the last season, as GM Kevin Pritchard was step by step building a young team via the draft and with Head Coach Nate McMillan, the Blazers were turning into a better team year after year. I remember that...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Utah Jazz

    The Utah Jazz are coming from a bizarre season last year. Of their projected starting lineup for this season, there isn't a single player that played all the 82 games of the regular season. In fact, the starting unit missed a combined of 85 games...
  • Andre Gomes NBA Preview 2009-2010: Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Minnesota Timberwolves and GM David Kahn are not worried about building a good team for this season, instead they are focusing in the future, even if this means that the Wolves will be in the lottery the next 2 or 3 years. Drafting Ricky Rubio was...