The ALOB team came together for a 2017 Mock Draft. The 5-member panel took turns acting as GM for each team and selecting the best fit for every team.
Greg is in Red
Ken is in Orange
Chris is in Green
Jake is in Purple
Tom is in Pink
The Washington Wizards wrapped up their season with a 115-105 loss to the top-seeded Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. It was a tough ending to an up and down season for the team. After opening the season 2-8, the Wizards were able to turn things around and grab the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference, finishing with a record of 49-33. While the Wizards seemed to be on the uptick for much of the season, they came up short in the second round and will be looking to make some upgrades in the offseason.
While the Washington Wizards field one of the most formidable starting fives in the NBA, their bench leaves a lot to be desired. So far in their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup with the Boston Celtics, their bench issues have reared their ugly head and proven costly.
Today it was announced that the Knicks and Phil Jackson agreed to pick up the remaining two years of his contract as the President of the New York Knicks. Since Phil Jackson joined the team three and a half seasons ago, the Knicks have made 0 playoff appearances, which begs the question if keeping Phil around is a smart decision. Phil has certainly had his ups and downs, so here is a look at some of his major decisions
LeBron James has been to 6 consecutive NBA Finals. That is a streak that has only been matched by his teammate James Jones since the Celtics finished up winning 8 straight titles in 1966. While the streak is undeniably impressive, there are a few factors that have allowed him to sustain this period of dominance.
While a most teams continue to battle for wins to secure a playoff spot or grab a better seed, some teams are in an entirely different kind of battle. The tank is on all over the NBA. As soon as a team is eliminated from playoff contention, the incentive to win games is diminished and the idea of losing games becomes a little more appealing.
Last night, Kyle Lowry returned after missing the previous 18 games with a wrist injury. In his absence the Raptors managed to go 14-7, including an 8-2 stretch in their last 10 games. The Raptors were playing well without Lowry but now, with perhaps their most important player returning, they may pose the biggest challenge to the defending champion Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference.