In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Dallas Mavericks are tied for third in the Western Conference with a 6-3 record. They are a young team with a very bright future and they happen to be an absolute joy to watch. With teams like the Pelicans, Warriors, and Kings all struggling in the early stages of the season, Dallas has a legitimate shot at making the playoffs.
There’s a certain resiliency in New Orleans. There has to be, in a city so decimated by mother nature that locals and transplants alike still refer to places as “pre-Katrina” and “post-Katrina.” Reminders of the chaos come no bigger than the Superdome, home to tens of thousands during Hurricane Katrina. And in its shadow, the Smoothie King Center, home to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Wins…where are they? This season will be rough…very rough. The Cavaliers are bringing in a new head coach, with zero NBA experience, to help transform the culture and implement a player-development system. This doesn’t happen in one training camp. Don’t get me wrong, this team is going to be fun to watch, whether it be the new Sexton-Garland backcourt or the mind-bending skills of Porter Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxRD5Fd19xo (Video courtesy of: SLAM HIGHLIGHTS) The roster is full of young bloods who are still learning the X’s and O’s of the NBA and have yet to be fully developed. Most teams are “going to pounce” on the Cavs youth and the relative inexperience of both the players and the coach. Additionally, the Cavaliers 2020 first round