Posts Tagged ‘New York Knicks’

Just a note, until summer, Jacob Sports will not be in full out coverage of the sports world.

West:

San Antonio Spurs (1) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8)  Its hard not to take the one seed, especially when they have the experience that the Spurs possess.  Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobli all know how to win games late in the year, Spurs show off their number one seed early.  Spurs in five.

Oklahoma City Thunder (4) vs. Denver Nuggets (5) The average fan would have given up on the Nuggets after Anthony and Billups were given away to the Knicks, but the Nuggets have as good a chance as any now! Although, as I say, you need a guard who can score at any time, in the playoffs.  The Thunder have that in superstar Kevin Durant.  Thunder in six.

Dallas Mavericks (3) vs. Portland Trailblazers (6)  Everybody has a chance to see the light of the Finals in the Western Conference, except the Spurs.  While everything is bigger in Texas, their chances of winning it all are very slim.  While Big Dirk is a great player, I believe that the Mavericks are overrated.  Upset, Trailblazers in seven!

Los Angeles Lakers (2) vs. New Orleans Hornets (7)  Kobe and company are hungry for a three-peat.  Only, that didn’t show in the last five games of the season, where the Lakers went 1-4, their only win coming against the top seeded Spurs.  Still, the Lakers will sweep here.

East:

Chicago Bulls (1) vs. Indiana Pacers (8) The Bulls are led by the Great Drive, Derrick Rose.  In marvelous fashion the Bulls won today, 104-99, after trailing the whole game.  Derrick Rose proved that his Bulls are the best, although their inexperience may give way to one game in this series..  Bulls in five.

Orlando Magic (4) vs. Atlanta Hawks (5) Late in the season Dwight Howard and Quentin Richardson both were given suspensions, a shame as the Magic have what it takes to go deep.  A monster in the post, Superman, a stellar leading guard, Jameer Nelson, and the shooting (Gilbert Arenas, JJ Redick, Ryan Anderson).  Albeit, the Hawks are a tough customer,  the Magic will be fine if they stay suspension-free.  Magic in seven.

Boston Celtics (3) vs. New York Knicks (6) If the Knicks actually decide to show up on the defensive end, this could be the greatest first round series of all time.  The Celtics big three haven’t seem as hungry as of late, but in a playoff atmosphere, you better believe the green jersey’s have an appetite.  Interesting to see how the Knicks fare in their first real test as a new group. Celtics in five.

Miami Heat (2) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7) Outside of the state of Florida, just about every casual fan has hated on the Heat since the arrival of Lebron James and Chris Bosh.  Writers acclaimed the Heat to have the best season of all time, which they did not.  I believe the Heat are starting to mesh together well, and that they can win playoff games.  Heat sweep.

Tomorrow I hope to post my second round predictions.

Hey guys, I apologize for my absence, as post will be spontaneous in the coming weeks!  Though, I promise to be in full go at the start of April, giving you all the baseball coverage a fan could ever want!

Anyways, the title is self-explanatory!

  1. Boston goes Banana’s. Kendrick Perkins has been a huge part of the championship team there, albeit his work goes virtually unnoticed by fans.  Apparently the Thunder were aware of his talent, as the traded away 15 point a game player, Jeff Green, to the Celtics for Perkins and Nate Robinson.  Okay, I am a bit baffled.  Why in the world would you trade away your starting center, while your big-men trio is amiss a slew of injuries?  It seems that at least one of their big men is ALWAYS injured.  As I have expressed my disgust already, I do not intend on pursuing anymore bashing, as nothing has happened yet, who knows, maybe this trade actually helps Boston!
  2. Denver Post

    Package deals have always been the best. While I was not the least bit surprised that Carmelo was sent to the Knicks the other day, I was indeed surprised that they also sent veteran point guard Chauncey Billups with him as well! You know what they say, “Thank goodness for flat rate boxes from the post office!”  While the Nuggets did get Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, and a few others, the Knicks benefitted the most.  Think about it, Chauncey Billups, Amare, and Carmelo.

  3. Trades, trades, trades. In this concluding paragraph, I will foretell the future of another trade recently made. Surprise! The Nets sent Devin Harris, amongst others, to Utah for Deron Williams.  Numerous bloggers have argued that the Jazz benefit the most out of this, albeit no, not at all.  Well, Harris may just help out a bit more for the conclusion of this season, but Williams numbers are just so outstanding, as well as his leadership!

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