Round 1: #7 Oregon State vs. #10 VCU Location: Oklahoma City, OK (March 17, 1:30 PM ET) Season record: 24-10, 14-4 in Atlantic 10, 1st in Atlantic 10 Why they can upset VCU is a scary 10-seed. They are a team with NCAA Tournament experience and still made noise after the departure of Shaka Smart. … More UPSET WATCH: #10 VCU
1.) Philadelphia 76ers: SF Ben Simmons School: LSU, Height:6-10, Weight: 240 The Philadelphia 76ers are in need of a franchise player. Ben Simmons is the closest thing to that in the 2016 NBA Draft. He has great passing skills and has the strength to finish with contact. His shot is inconsistent, but still finds ways … More Early March 2016 NBA Mock Draft
After listening to “The Vertical with J.J. Redick” I was inspired to provide my list of underrated shooters. Redick had a conversation with another great shooter in Kyle Korver, where they both gave their opinion on their four underrated shooters who don’t get enough credit. Some of the names included were Peja Stojakovic, Glen Rice, … More My four underrated NBA three-point shooters
Damian Lillard is the hottest player in the NBA not named Stephen Curry. Lillard is averaging 25.4 points, 7.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game over 54 games. He has scored 21 points or more in his last 11 games including a 51-point explosion against the Golden State Warriors. That game was right after All-Star … More The Boston Celtics have a history of slowing down Damian Lillard
The 2016 NBA trade deadline is history. Who got traded? Who didn’t get traded? Winners? Losers? Surprises? Basketball Society writers Alfonso DeFalco (@fonzydefalco) and I (@alecwalt) answer every trade deadline question. Tell us what you think @BBallSociety_. Enjoy!
Every single day we hear reports that Dwight Howard is and isn’t leaving Houston. With the trade deadline on Thursday, we know what is going to happen. Houston doesn’t want Howard and Howard doesn’t want Houston. With a player option in 2016, Howard will reject it, becoming a free agent. The Rockets are currently out … More Dwight Howard Trade Ideas
Welcome to another edition of the Society Slam. Alec Walt, Alfonso DeFalco and special guest Ryan Hayes argue the seasons top-10 shooting guards (1:10), trade speculation (20:20), the next fired coach (33:45) and the All-Star events (38:10). Josh Svetz is sick and will be back next week. Enjoy. Let us know what you think @BBallSociety_
My favorite part about the All-Star Game has always been seeing the use of insane star-studded lineups of players that are usually competing against each other. The only other time we can see a mix and match of the NBA’s top talent like this is during the Olympics. I’d love to see the following lineups … More 6 lineups I would use in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star weekend is the best All-Star show in all of sports. NBA stars get together, team up by conference, and battle for conference bragging rights. The starters have been announced, and coaches got to vote on who fills the remaining seven slots on the bench. Many players are deserving of a seat, but will … More 2016 NBA All-Star Reserves Announced
The NBA’s dirtiest player isn’t the league’s most respected award. This is the player with a playing style that tends to injure others. They repeatedly aim at player’s knees, and take tough plays too far. Dirty players are targets to take shots from others. 24 anonymous NBA coaches, assistants and players conducted a poll from … More Who is the NBA’s Dirtiest Player?
Remember the whirlwind we had around the trade deadline last season? It was all over the place. Some of the highlights included: J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and Timofey Mozgov landing in Cleveland, Goran Dragic to Miami, Reggie Jackson to Detroit, Kevin Garnett going back to Minnesota, and Oklahoma City acquiring nearly an entire second unit. The trade … More 7 Teams To Watch For At The Trade Deadline
Tonight marks the start of the Boston Celtics 2015-2016 NBA season. They wear their classic white jerseys at home against the Philadelphia 76ers. The TD Garden is going to shake, and the Celtics are ready to play games that actually count. As the 7:30 tip-off slowly creeps closer, lets talk about some reasonable expectations for … More Five predictions for the 2015-2016 Boston Celtics
The Golden State Warriors won the 2015 NBA Championship. Now the defending champs, every team in the NBA is after them. In Steve Kerr’s first season as head coach, he led the Warriors to an NBA best in points, assists, and three-point shooting percentage, while giving up the lowest field-goal percentage per game, per ESPN.com. They will look to … More 2015-16 NBA Preseason Rankings: No. 1 Golden State Warriors
Every year all of the basketball and sports sites like to release their top however many players in the league. Some rank the top 50, 100, or the entire league. However, here at Basketball Society, we have decided to take a different route in our player rankings. We took a page out of the NCAA’s … More 2015-16 NBA Preseason All-Division Teams