Posts tagged ‘NBA Draft’

July 4, 2009

Sports Economics

Has anyone noticed the unexpected changes towards the pace that athletes are expected to handle when considering themselves professional material?

Striving for the best has never been more expected and supposedly drawn out as ever before. Marketing schemes that have made sports such a popular career has brought the expectancy of up coming seasonal play to an all time high.

Never before have the implementations of real-life as well as fantasy roster projections for those career minded sports enthusist awing for the final call on pre-season fielding to begin what will be a dominate sports season.

You have a NCAA to NFL Draft Class that has believers expecting to see Stafford and Sanchez acclaim productive spirts in the NFL to contend for greatness. As the expectations of the draft class coem to close you have the free agency class movement that suggests that marketing approaches by team have only one thing in mind, and that is to finish the season above five hundred. There are currently nine new NFL head coaches that will be head hunting to fullfil thier contracts accordinly as well as movement through-out the NFL that suggests that this is the season to contend for dominance.

As far as the NBA is concerned, with the Lakers winning the Finals and allowing Kobe to claim his fouth ring, anything short of greatness will be uncivilized. Shaq in what may consider a pivitol season is claim he is in his prim as he goes to help LeBron in Cleveland. The Magic get rid of Alston, Turkoglu, Lee, and Battie to gain a home favorite in Vince Carter. The Clippers gain ground in their first round draft pick in that of the NCAA favorite in Blake Griffin. Mark Cuban has turned to Kidd once again to brimg forth that competitive spirt in the Mavericks for the 09 season.

Baseball is still having it’s unusual appearances of contorlled substances to bring the average fan wondering just if baseball is as safe of a sport of the American past time to keep harboring attention and fan support towards such a drug influenced sport. Lets just try to stay away from baseball to stay safe for now.

We have gained ground in the international soccer realm as we lost to Brazil in a pivitol match that landed us the 12th position in the FIFA world cup standings.

Sports is still a thriving marketable industry even in a recession. there is nothing from the sorts realm that might even suggest a recession has been a factor in the American economy.

June 25, 2009

Vince Carter now a Orlando Magic.

With-out any ado, the NBA draft has taken the league to new heights as the anticipation of the 2009 season heads into play.

The league is seeing much action as trades are now the high-light of the draft thus far with Shaquille O’Neal going to Cleveland and Vince Carter nonetheless heading off to Orlando. While with the New Jersy Nets Vince averaged 36 mintues a game to give him 20.8 points per and 5.1 rebounds.

In a trade in which the Orlando Magic gave up guard Rafer Alston, forward-center Tony Battie and guard Courtney Lee, that veteran status and go-to scoring presence that Carter is said to offer better amount to the Magic being eastern conference contenders again next season as a NBA franchise.

From one stand point it seems that the Orlando Magic resorting back to the older style of pick and trade considerations that landed them to becoming the worse team in the eastern conference during the 2003 NBA season.

After coming off of a season in which as a team adversity and individual production seems to have been better out of this particular Magic squad than any other is grounds enough to try to keep that chemistry going into next season, however that does not seem to be the approach the Orlando manager Otis Smith has in mind.

At a time which championship intentions are expected the element of experience rather than chemistry seems to please the Orlando office as the new front runner of the Orlando offense is said to be that of the seasoned 6’6 guard, 11 season eight time NBA all-star Vince Carter.

June 25, 2009

Shaq to Cleveland, what a trade!

If ever the Cleveland Cavaliers were ever to emphisis the fact that a NBA championship was expected out of them as a NBA franchise, that moment is now. Although the approach seems like more of a passive request to those that may follow the actual statistics and analysit commentation behind the play of NBA teams, then the agreement that Shaquille O’Neal made with the Cleveland Cavaliers was indeed unexpected.

Since the last appearance that he had with the Miami Heat the hunger to attain NBA glory once again still lingers in the mouth of one of the most seasoned bigmen that the NBA may come to know in the of the 7-foot center that last season only averaged 18 points a game to finish the season with the Phoenix Suns.

With the trade of O’Neal to the Cavs, is this indeed an approach by the Cavs to express the fact that the need to bring in that awsomelly explosive shooting guard may be the next move. Beware NBA!!

May 28, 2009

Keys to a Orlando win Tonight!

As if the momentum is not enough to inspire the Magic to a win tonight, defense will be the considerable factor to bringing the Eastern Conference trophy to Orlando.

The way Rafer Alston played in game 4 against the Cavs the potential and level of play is sure to be expected of him again tonight, althought the Magic bench is already notorious for bringing up the rear as the Orlando style of play just may place them in the finals.

Allowing the three-point play to develop and bringing the paint into the equation as an option of scoring will keep the Magic a scoring threat as the ranked defense of Cavs has began to show signs of weakness.

Indeed Rashard Lewis (with an expectional three pointer in game three) is also expected to put up numbers as well as to maintain an offensive front. the Magic have brought forth an impressive display of transition play in the two last games against the Cavs to keep them depending on a sole effort of Lebron James and possible defensive rebounds to keep them within range of Orlando’s productive scoring tactics.

In theory “king” James should be phased out (so consistant pressure on him should make him stoppable) after being tested game after game with no sort of help from the rest of the Caviliers offense as they have now lost to the magic a number of five times between the play-offs and this current eastern conference finals series, as it is expected that the Magic will close this off and advance into the finals tonight.

May 27, 2009

Orlando wins with a new tune at Home!

As the Orlando Magic began to prepare to face the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday night at home I’m sure a couple of senerios run through the head of the players heads as a historical factor of the Magic style of game play is considered. As the half-time festives transpired and game play continued you could tell the anticipation of entering into the NBA finals was a factor as Alston came out strong with an outstanding opening drive of 13 unexpected personal points in the matter of less than a minute and a half of game play.

No one has ever came out that blazed and expected to play as the now infamouos Nick Anderson once played as a Orlando Magic guard. As an unstoppable force, my lou skipped to a new tune as the Magic guard came ouot with a strong opening to advance the magic to lead the series three games to the cavs one.

May 20, 2009

Eastern Conference Finals!

Magic V.S Cavs!

What are the Orlando Magic facing as they enter into the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals as contenders against the Cleveland Cavaliers?

As the Cavs stretched the ranking’s to lead the eastern conference as a dominate force, the popularity of Lebron James seems to have taken new height as his reigns supremacy as the leagues MVP and the driving force behind Cleveland’s NBA championship run. In the post-season alone, James averages 32 points per game as the Cavs thrashed past both Atlanta and Detroit to contend as the Eastern Conference top seeded team into the Eastern Conference Finals. Having already lost to the Magic 2 games to 1 during the regular season, the Cavs have to be careful of the defensive front that the Magic have as they face off in the eastern conference finals.

Orlando has a couple of advantages in that they just beat the same team that put the Cavs out last year in the reigning champs of the defeated Boston Celtics. Needless to say that there seems to be some momentum that the Magic have, as the Cavs have set around watching the continuation of the playoffs having defeated rival eastern conference opponents in the first four games. A response as Cleveland advanced past Detroit in first round and the out-come of the semifinal round as Cleveland advanced past Atlanta.

As the magic as a team have progressed, it seems that so have individuals such as Hedo Turkoglu as he single handedly scored 25 point in the game against the Celtics to advance the Magics into the eastern conference finals and history as favorable playoff opponents as a NBA franchise.

May 13, 2009

Orlando scoring in the paint.

Game five of the eastern conference second round semifinals between the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics proved to be an improvedeffort when scoring in the paint forthe Magic. Normally the Orlando Magic as a team are not known to show any aggression when converting and scoring are factors upon the consideation of ball control and movement. As a team that is known for the high-post the magic became a factor scoring in the paint facing the Celtics in Boston Tuesday night.

Not having the ability to respond to the powerful Celtics front-men, the magic were forced to use thier heads and play ball as they made pivotal shots wll in the paint. at one point the magic were noted as scoring 38 points in the pain to bring game five to a close at the banknorth arena against the celtics. Being a small conservetive team, any sign of offesnsive production must be noted as potentials of impact whilethe magic are continuing the road to the finals as a eastern conference NBA team. Having the leagues leading rebounder, the ability to score in the paint shoould be a strongpoint for the magic. However, this statistic is more of a burden for the magic than of a shining point to place a competitive impact against.

What is known aboutthe magic scoring is that as a team 3-point scoring has been the back-door of a sense to the Magic as in its twentieth year as a NBA team, glory is in the hands of the posseser.