Grading the Off Season Acquisitions

Kevin Durant; Credit - Getty Images

Kevin Durant; Credit – Getty Images

By Garrett Span,

It’s never easy as a player having to play for a new organization, listen to new coaches, and work with new teammates. As the NBA regular season is almost 1/3 of the way through, it’s now fair to grade players who were traded to new teams in the offseason, on their performances thus far.

Is Now The Right Time To Move Melo?

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Credit – Getty Images

By Andrew Kenny,

It would behoove the Knicks to upgrade defensively at the wing and allow Porzingis to become the main guy on the Knicks. How can the Knicks do this? Trade Carmelo Anthony away to a win now team in exchange for defense and youth. The difficulty here is in Anthony’s no trade clause. But as long as a trade may benefit both parties it may be possible to trade him away. With the following trades we would have to assume Melo is willing to waive the clause in order to proceed.

Five Reasons the Lakers Have Improved This Season

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Brandon Ingram: Credit – Getty Images

By Matthew Elliot,

Win Column
The Los Angeles Lakers have obviously improved in the winning column. After putting up the worst record in franchise history last year, the room for improvement is immense. The Lakers needed 51 games last year to notch their 10th victory of the season. It took them only 20 games this season to get win number 10.

College Basketball’s Top Ten Stories So Far This Season

Lonzo Ball: Credit: Josh Groom - Fox Sports Australia

Lonzo Ball: Credit: Josh Groom – Fox Sports Australia

By Ryan Rocklin,

1. How Good is UCLA?
First, let me begin by saying UCLA will be mentioned a few times in this article. That’s why I chose Lonzo Ball for the article’s image and he is very deserving of the honor. So far this season the Bruins have been setting college basketball on fire with their nine-game winning streak and electric highlights from their freshman point guard, Lonzo Ball. Lonzo was one of the top high school players in the nation and now he is making a name for himself in the college hoops scene. Lonzo is currently averaging 14.6 points per game to go along with 4.9 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per game. UCLA is 9-0, and after defeating number 1 ranked Kentucky on Saturday, they look to be an unstoppable force heading into the mist of the season. Time will only tell if UCLA can keep up this fantastic brand of basketball.

The Weekly NBA Power 7 – December 4th, 2016

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Credit - Getty Images

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Credit – Getty Images

By Ashley Douglas,

Hi everyone and welcome to the NBA Power 7 Weekly through December 4th 2016. It was a crazy week of upsets and noteworthy plays for the highlight reels. Amongst all the outstanding performances, there are seven who stand out above the rest. Let’s get right into it!