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  • Blog Post: Memphis Grizzlies NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Advanced Stats: PACE #14 94.7 OFFENSE: #16 104.4 DEFENSE: #8 102.5 In the first half of last season, Memphis looked like to go for a pretty average season for them, with a 19-23 record by January 19. Even though they were showing a lot of potential, they were being...
  • Blog Post: Los Angeles Clippers NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS Advanced Stats: PACE: #10 96.0 OFFENSE: #23 101.8 DEFENSE: #19 106.3 Last season the Clippers limited themselves to be the “same old” Clippers the franchise has been over the last few years: poor! Midway December, the destiny of...
  • Blog Post: San Antonio Spurs NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    SAN ANTONIO SPURS Advanced Stats: PACE: #15 94.3 OFFENSE: #2 109.4 DEFENSE: #11 102.8 The Tim Duncan Era ranks: Season Pace OffRtg DefRtg 1997-98 23 15 2 1998-99 24 ...
  • Blog Post: Utah Jazz NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    UTAH JAZZ Advanced Stats: PACE: #17 93.8 OFFENSE: #14 104.9 DEFENSE: #24 107.3 A couple of years ago who would say that right now Larry Miller wouldn’t be the team’s owner, Jerry Sloan wouldn’t be the coach and Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer weren’t on the...
  • Blog Post: New Jersey Nets NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    NEW JERSEY NETS Advanced Stats: PACE #23 92.5 OFFENSE: #27 100.2 DEFENSE: #22 107.0 The New Jersey Nets doubled the number of wins that they had achieved in the previous season, but it seems only important to me to analyze the Nets season since the moment Deron Williams was traded to...
  • Blog Post: Boston Celtics NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    BOSTON CELTICS Advanced Stats: PACE: #24 92.3 OFFENSE: #17 104.0 DEFENSE: #2 97.8 After sweeping the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs, Boston couldn’t be competitive in the following round against Miami and clearly lost the series by 4-1. Rondo’s injury was...
  • Blog Post: Philadelphia 76ers NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    PHILADELPHIA 76ERS Advanced Stats: PACE: #16 94.0 OFFENSE: #18 104.0 DEFENSE: #10 102.5 Tom Thibodeau deserved to win the Coach of the Year award, but the trophy could have gone to Doug Collins as well. Collins took care of a team with no real superstars, who had heavily struggled...
  • Blog Post: Miami Heat NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    MIAMI HEAT Advanced Stats: PACE : #21 92.9 OFFENSE: #3 109.2 DEFENSE: #5 100.7 The Miami Heat didn’t beat the Bulls 72-wins record for most wins during the regular season, not even close! However they showed some glimpses of dominance that made them the clear favorites to win the NBA title…but...
  • Blog Post: Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Advanced Stats: PACE: #1 99.5 OFFENSE: #24 101.1 DEFENSE: #27 108.3 Kurt Rambis is no longer the Minnesota timberwolves head coach and just because of that the Wolves will be a more competitive team than they were in the recent past. The word “competitive”...
  • Blog Post: Washington Wizards NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    WASHINGTON WIZARDS Advanced Stats: PACE: #9 96.5 OFFENSE: #28 99.6 DEFENSE: #23 107.2 After being a veteran team that was a contender in the East, the Wizards are now in the middle of a rebuilding process to get younger and to improve via the draft...
  • Blog Post: Atlanta Hawks NBA Season Preview 20011-12 by Andre Gomes

    ATLANTA HAWKS Advanced Stats: PACE : #27 91.8 OFFENSE: #20 103.2 DEFENSE: #16 104.6 It was quite a surprise that a worse version of the Atlanta Hawks than in the previous season was able to beat in the Playoffs the same exact team that annihilated them one year earlier by an averaging...
  • Blog Post: New York Knicks NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    NEW YORK KNICKS Advanced Stats: PACE: #4 97.8 OFFENSE: #5 108.3 DEFENSE: #21 106.9 Time has changed and unlike in the previous seasons, the Knicks have now serious aspirations to reach the finals and hang around with the other powerhouse teams. It was a long term plan that former...
  • Blog Post: Chicago Bulls NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    CHICAGO BULLS Advanced Stats: PACE : #22 92.8 OFFENSE: #11 105.5 DEFENSE: #1 97.4 Derrick Rose was the NBA’s regular season Most Valuable Player but make no mistake, it was Tom Thibodeau’s combination of team defense and rebounding the primary reason for the Bulls having the best...
  • Blog Post: Dallas Mavericks NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    DALLAS MAVERICKS Advanced Stats: PACE #20 93.1 OFF #8 107.6 DEF #7 102.3 Dallas did exactly what people expected from them in the regular season: be one of the top seeds in the Western conference. They were one of the most fundamentally sound teams in the league, even though Dirk Nowitzki...
  • Blog Post: Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Season Preview 20011-12 by Andre Gomes

    OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER Advanced Stats: PACE : #13 95.0 OFFENSE: #4 108.6 DEFENSE: #18 104.0 The improvement of the Oklahoma City Thunder through the last few years has been amazing. We all know that their roster is full of talented young players, but going from a 23-59...
  • Blog Post: Orlando Magic NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    ORLANDO MAGIC Advanced Stats: PACE #19 93.3 OFFENSE: #13 105.5 DEFENSE: #03 98.9 I left Orlando’s preview to be one of the last to be released due to Howard’s situation, as it is likely that he will be traded and his presence or absence is motive enough for this preview...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Suns NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    PHOENIX SUNS Advanced Stats: PACE #8 96.5 OFFENSE: #9 107.0 DEFENSE: #25 107.4 Steve Nash is a special player, but even him can’t produce miracles every single season and for the first time in the “Nash era” in Phoenix, the Suns had a losing regular season record...
  • Blog Post: New Orleans Hornets NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    NEW ORLEANS HORNETS Advanced Stats: PACE #29 90.7 OFFENSE: #19 103.8 DEFENSE: #09 102.5 Talking about the Hornets’ last season is a mere exercise of futility because going for this season, the Hornets have lost their two best players not only from the last season, but of the...
  • Blog Post: Denver Nuggets NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    DENVER NUGGETS Advanced Stats: PACE #2 98.0 OFFENSE: #1 109.5 DEFENSE: #17 104.8 The Denver Nuggets are coming from a season in which they had two completely different teams! They were one of the most talked teams in the league, but not for the good reasons as “the Melodrama”...
  • Blog Post: Indiana Pacers NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    INDIANA PACERS Advanced Stats: PACE #5 97.4 OFF #22 101.9 DEF #12 103.4 The Pacers were the only losing record team that was still able to reach the playoffs last season. They were only able to achieve that because midway in the season they changed their head coach, with former...
  • Blog Post: Houston Rockets NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    HOUSTON ROCKETS Advanced Stats: PACE #10 97.1 OFFENSE: #6 108.0 DEFENSE: #13 106.2 Last season no team started the season in such a disastrous way like the Rockets and probably this was the reason that cost them the 8th seed in the Western conference. The Rockets knew that Yao Ming...
  • Blog Post: Sacramento Kings NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    SACRAMENTO KINGS Advanced Stats: PACE: #3 98.0 OFFENSE: #26 100.6 DEFENSE: #20 106.3 After being one of the powerhouse teams in the early 2000’s, the Kings have been one of the most consistently bad teams in the league over the last years. For the third consecutive...
  • Blog Post: Los Angeles Lakers NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    LOS ANGELES LAKERS Advanced Stats: PACE #18 93.3 OFFENSE: #07 107.9 DEFENSE: #06 101.3 The last season of Phil Jackson as coach didn’t go very well for him and for the Lakers as they were humiliated and swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the playoffs. I won’t...
  • Blog Post: Milwaukee Bucks NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    MILWAUKEE BUCKS Advanced Stats: PACE: #25 92.1 OFFENSE: #30 99.0 DEFENSE: #4 99.9 The Bucks were arguably the most disappointing team of last season and by a far margin! Milwaukee was coming from a surprising 46-36 regular season record in the previous season and a hard grueling 7-game...
  • Blog Post: Charlotte Bobcats NBA Season Preview 2011-12 by Andre Gomes

    CHARLOTTE BOBCATS Advanced Stats: PACE: #26 92.0 OFFENSE: #25 100.8 DEFENSE: #16 104.8 After going to the playoffs in the previous season while compiling a respectable record of 44-38, the Bobcats couldn’t fill the good expectations for the following season and the final outcome...