Category: Western Conference

Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin: “I Think We’re Building Something Special”

Monday, February 11th, 2013

In one offseason the Houston Rockets have gone from an afterthought in the Western Conference to one of the most exciting teams in the NBA. While the blockbuster trade for James Harden has a lot to do with it, it's also the risky free agent pickups of Omer Asik and ...

Vinny Del Negro Likes the Way the Clippers Look On Paper But Knows There Is Work to Be Done

Monday, October 8th, 2012

For so long the Los Angeles Clippers have been one of the punchlines in the NBA with so many failed first round picks but the Clippers took a huge leap a season ago. After so much heartache, Los Angeles won 40 games in a shortened season, they made it to ...

Metta World Peace: “The way the Lakers look initially I can’t see nobody getting past us”

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Once the Lakers were booted out of the playoffs early by the Oklahoma City Thunder, it looked like the torch was being past to the young Thunder. It looked as if the Lakers window of opportunity with Kobe Bryant was closing quickly. Then Los Angeles made a few blockbuster moves ...

Charles Barkley Says the Lakers Are the Favorites in the Western Conference

Friday, August 17th, 2012

When it comes to basketball, this summer has been wild. Not only did the United State’s Men’s Basketball team bring back the gold medal from London, but there were numerous moves made in the offseason and it sets up for some great story-lines in 2013. The team that made the ...

Rick Carlisle has a Whole New Mavericks Team to Coach

Friday, July 20th, 2012

It was just two seasons ago when the Dallas Mavericks were celebrating an NBA Championship. Now, if you take a look at their roster, you will notice that many of the players that helped bring the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Big D are gone. After an organizational decision to not ...

Lamar Odom Is Happy to be Back Home

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Lamar Odom was traded by the Lakers twice last season. One trade was expected to land him in New Orleans but was nixed by Commissioner David Stern. Shortly after that, Odom was sent to Dallas where he could never get his game together. Odom seemed like he never recovered from ...

Kevin McHale Says Despite Failed Efforts to Trade Into the Top Ten, the Rockets Drafted Three Guys They Really Like

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

A couple of days before the draft the Rockets made a handful of trades to acquire extra draft picks heading into Thursday night. After making the trades, Houston went into draft night armed with 12th, 16th and 18th picks in the first round. It looked like acquiring all those picks ...

Metta World Peace: “We are the best team in the NBA”

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Finishing with the third best record in the Western Conference and getting to the second round of the playoffs may be acceptable for some franchises but for the Los Angeles Lakers, it was the second straight year when they were shoved out of the postseason earlier than expected and it ...

Vinny Del Negro Reflects Back on the “First Year of the Project” in Los Angeles

Friday, June 1st, 2012

There were high hopes for the Los Angeles Clippers this season, especially after they traded for Chris Paul at the beginning of the season. Even though they are watching the Western Conference Finals from home right now, the season has to be classified as a success. In Vinny Del Negro’s ...

Rick Carlisle Says the Offseason Goal for the Mavericks Is to Make it so That Dirk Nowitzki is Dallas’ Second Best Player

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

No matter what happens from here on out in the NBA playoffs, one thing that’s clear is that there will be a new NBA Champion. The Dallas Mavericks were swept out of the first round by the Oklahoma City Thunder and have been forced to watch the playoffs from home. ...