NBA: Week One in Review

The football season is over. What did you say? It isn’t? Oh sorry. It is. The Cowboys are out, so who really cares to find out the ending. I don’t. With that said, it is on to the NBA, predictions and more. Every Tuesday or Wednesday after about a week’s worth of Basketball, I would like to bless you with a couple of game previews and predictions and players of the week. Basketball talk, down to the up and coming teams to look out for, and upsets to look forward to, I give my opinion on my now favorite sport. Please follow me through this 66 game season in hopes that I know what I am talking about.

Minnesota Timberwolves

This team pulls out both the upsets of the week and the “Player of the Week”, Kevin Love. 5th in scoring and 2nd in rebounding, who can also shoot the three and dish out passes, may not only be the player of the week, maybe the MVP. The way this team is playing the elite teams during the first week of the season: with wins over, Dallas and San Antonio and a two point loss to the Miami Heat, the T-Wolves could be 5-0 to start the season. The Love Machine gives the T-Wolves 25-15 about every game. Besides Blake Griffin, Love Machine might be the most versatile big man in the league, on the offensive end and the defensive end. Defiantly my first pick in tonight’s fantasy draft. This team has a very good young team and starting five (Beasley, Love, Ridnour, Milicic, Jounson), and with J.J. Barea, Derrick Williams, Ricky Rubio, and Tolver. This team is young, like I said, but if they stay together, can you imagine what they could do, if they could land a big star in the next off-season. I’m talking about you Dwight, that’s right. I’m sure this won’t be the last time I mention the T-Wolves this year.

Portland Trailblazers

I’m not sure how long this is going to hold up. This team is long and can score. Being long is also a plus at the defensive end, with rebounding and shot blocking. I know that Brandon Roy is gone, but was he ever there? Aldridge might not be noticed in the NBA like Superstar Amar’e Stoudemire, but why? He has the same talent and could probably be better, its Aldridge fault for not using his ability to the fullest. The only time people use to pay more attention to him, was when Roy was still on the team, making him look good and taking some pressure off of him. Like I said, it is up to the Blazers to carry this on throughout the season. It is up to Aldridge to carry his weight and be the Superstar they need on the team.

The Atlanta Hawks are definitely a huge surprise this year, with the addition of T-Mac, they look pretty good. But it’s too soon, too soon for any of these teams to be judged. It will be a great season in review for a later date.

Next week I will have my first power rankings of the season. Thanks for joining me in the first week of B-Ball talk.

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