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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: Miami Heat

Posted by Neil Paine on October 21, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

Miami Heat

Coach: Erik Spoelstra

2010 Summary:
Record: 47-35, Finished 3rd in NBA Southeast Division
Pythagorean W-L: 48-34 (13th of 30)
SRS: 2.00 (13th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 89.6 (28th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 106.6 (19th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 104.1 (6th of 30)

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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: Portland Trail Blazers

Posted by Neil Paine on October 20, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

Portland Trail Blazers

Coach: Nate McMillan

2010 Summary:
Record: 50-32, Finished 3rd in NBA Northwest Division
Pythagorean W-L: 51-31 (11th of 30)
SRS: 3.18 (11th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 87.7 (30th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 110.8 (7th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 107.1 (15th of 30)

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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: Los Angeles Lakers

Posted by Neil Paine on October 20, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

Los Angeles Lakers

Coach: Phil Jackson

2010 Summary:
Record: 57-25, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division
Pythagorean W-L: 54-28 (5th of 30)
SRS: 4.78 (5th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 92.8 (14th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 108.8 (11th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 103.7 (4th of 30)

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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: Philadelphia 76ers

Posted by Neil Paine on October 20, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

Philadelphia 76ers

Coach: Doug Collins

2010 Summary:
Record: 27-55, Finished 4th in NBA Atlantic Division
Pythagorean W-L: 30-52 (24th of 30)
SRS: -3.92 (23rd of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 91.6 (23rd of 30)
Offensive Rating: 106.1 (20th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 110.3 (24th of 30)

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Layups: Barkley’s Shut Up & Jam Gaiden

Posted by Neil Paine on October 19, 2010

Here's a hilariously bizarre layup for all mid-1990s NBA/video game fans:

Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Crazy amounts of backstory here. It all starts with a largely forgettable NBA Jam ripoff called Barkley Shut Up and Jam, released for Sega Genesis, SNES, & Atari Jaguar in 1994:

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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: Phoenix Suns

Posted by Neil Paine on October 19, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

Phoenix Suns

Coach: Alvin Gentry

2010 Summary:
Record: 54-28, Finished 2nd in NBA Pacific Division
Pythagorean W-L: 54-28 (7th of 30)
SRS: 4.68 (6th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 95.3 (4th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 115.3 (1st of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 110.2 (23rd of 30)

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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: New York Knicks

Posted by Neil Paine on October 19, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

New York Knicks

Coach: Mike D'Antoni

2010 Summary:
Record: 29-53, Finished 3rd in NBA Atlantic Division
Pythagorean W-L: 31-51 (23rd of 30)
SRS: -4.00 (24th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 94.0 (8th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 107.6 (17th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 111.6 (27th of 30)

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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: San Antonio Spurs

Posted by Neil Paine on October 19, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

San Antonio Spurs

Coach: Gregg Popovich

2010 Summary:
Record: 50-32, Finished 2nd in NBA Southwest Division
Pythagorean W-L: 55-27 (4th of 30)
SRS: 5.07 (4th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 91.7 (20th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 110.0 (9th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 104.5 (8th of 30)

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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: Atlanta Hawks

Posted by Neil Paine on October 18, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

Atlanta Hawks

Coach: Larry Drew

2010 Summary:
Record: 53-29, Finished 2nd in NBA Southeast Division
Pythagorean W-L: 54-28 (6th of 30)
SRS: 4.44 (7th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 90.1 (27th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 111.9 (2nd of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 106.7 (13th of 30)

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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted by Neil Paine on October 18, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

Oklahoma City Thunder

Coach: Scott Brooks

2010 Summary:
Record: 50-32, Finished 3rd in NBA Northwest Division
Pythagorean W-L: 51-31 (10th of 30)
SRS: 3.55 (9th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 93.1 (12th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 108.3 (12th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 104.6 (9th of 30)

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