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Dates
May 26 to Jul 8, 2017
Location
265 Golden Triangle Circle, Keller, TX 76244, United States
Divisions
  • Rising 4th/5th
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  • Rising 8th/9th
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October 21 at 5:38 PM

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Can Jameer Nelson help give the Pelicans the offensive push they need? After a hard fought game against the Golden State Warriors, the New Orleans Pelicans decided to make a roster improvement to help relieve their depleted guard core. Jrue Holiday is the most talented Guard on the roster and with that comes a heavy workload in terms of jumpstarting a big man focused offense. Yes the Pelicans have arguably the two best big men in the league on their roster, but they can only do so much, they need help from the guards. That is where I believe the new signing of Jameer Nelson can possibly help the Pelicans and I think will help give them the extra offensive push they need to make the playoffs. Nelson is a talented veteran who has played with the Magic, Mavericks, Celtics, and Nuggets and is a former all-star. With a career average of 11 points and 5 assists, Nelson and his offensive playmaking abilities and sharpshooting will no doubt give New Orleans a much needed offensive boost from the guard position. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21103460/new-orleans-pelicans-reach-deal-veteran-guard-jameer-nelson

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October 19 at 7:29 PM

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What Does Gordon Hayward's Injury mean for the Celtics moving forward? October 17, 2017, opening night for what many NBA fans are referring to as the most anticipated NBA season in the modern era. One of the featured games that night was between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. About 5 minutes into the game, Celtics F/G Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific injury that would result in him missing the remainder of the 2017-2018 NBA season. The Celtics had just signed Hayward in free agency and in doing so traded away some key players that had been crucial to their recent success. Hayward had spent his entire career with Utah Jazz prior to choosing to sign with the Celtics, during his 7-year stint in Utah Hayward was named an All-Star and was the unquestionable franchise player for the Jazz. Needless to say, this injury hurts the Celtics a lot. Even with the recent trade for Kyrie Irving, the Celtics look to be in a little bit of trouble. Kyrie Irving had asked for a trade from the Cavaliers earlier this summer and his wish came true when he was traded to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante ?i?i?, and the rights to the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round draft pick. Irving wanted to play for a team where he would be the star rather than the number 2 player so to speak. He was already going to be that guy even with Hayward healthy, but now, all eyes are on him ad the Celtics organization is going to make or break with Kyrie Irving. Can Kyrie help lead a depleted Celtics to to victory, or has the young guard bitten off a little bit more than he can chew? Comment your opinions below and don’t forget to follow ZORTS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7-clS9vnCM

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October 18 at 5:06 PM

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Big news in Chicago as Bulls G Bobby Portis has been suspended for 8 games for an altercation at practice. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21064604/chicago-bulls-forward-bobby-portis-suspended-eight-games

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October 16 at 1:57 PM

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NBA Tip-Off in 24 Hours, This seasons playoff predictions comparison: Western Conference With the beginning of the NBA season tipping off tomorrow, rosters are being set and teams are getting the kinks out as 30 teams battle for 16 spots in the NBA playoffs. I thought that it would be a good idea to have a playoff prediction to look back at throughout the season. What Better Conference to start with than the star-studded Western Conference. https://www.si.com/nba/2017/10/13/nba-season-predictions-conference-standings-warriors-cavs-celtics-rockets 1. Golden State Warriors- As of right now, there is not a team in the NBA that looks as though they are going to dethrone the defending champ Warriors from their first seed in the Western Conference. So long as their roster is healthy, the Warriors should look to yet again be atop the Western Conference. 2. Oklahoma City Thunder- I was not really on the Thunder bandwagon when they acquired Paul George this summer. I know that he is an exceptional talent to pair alongside Russell Westbrook but I truly did not believe that the two of them alone would be the main difference to put the Thunder back on the map. Yet after trading for Carmelo Anthony last month, the Thunder have finally begun to fill in the large void that was left by Kevin Durant in the summer of 2016. 3. Houston Rockets- This one could go a variety of ways. Yes on paper the guard duo of Paul and Harden looks to be spectacular, and some would maybe try to make the argument that the Rockets have the best guard combination in the NBA (yes including Curry and Thompson). However, last years movement of James Harden from SG to PG elevated his game and the Houston Rockets team as a whole, in a way that the NBA world did not see coming. Harden was a second in the league in scoring while leading the NBA in assists. Chris Paul is a spectacular guard, but will be compliment Harden the way everyone thinks? I could see the Rockets fall to 4 but not any lower, for now, they are a 3, right behind OKC and Golden State. 4. LA Clippers- Honestly, too many NBA analysts and fans have counted out the Clippers this season because of the whole Chris Paul departure. Anyone who has been keeping up with the Clippers franchise and has been watching their recent pre-season games can tell that their ball movement, passing, offensive fluidity, and in-game attitude have all improved immensely from last season. Yes, the time is now for PF Blake Griffin to once again become an everyday name and become the true leader of the Clippers. With new players such as Milos Teodosic, Patrick Beverly, Danilo Gallinari and Louis Williams, the Clippers have a spectacular guard combination and new sharpshooters that will complement the playing styles of Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan. The Clippers can easily shock the NBA this season. 5. San Antonio Spurs- With the loss of Kawai Leonard in the playoffs, the Spurs were exposed and showed their first sign of vulnerability in years. LaMarcus Aldridge is not the same player that he once was in Portland and although Kawai is an undisputed elite star in the NBA, can he carry what appears to be a dying team. The biggest X-factor, however, is coach Gregg Popovich, who somehow finds a way to quietly lead the Spurs to Western Conference dominance. Has he run out of magic? Or will the Spurs still continue their legacy of Western Conference dominance? 6. Minnesota Timberwolves- The Timberwolves have improved a lot this offseason, with the new acquisitions of PG Jeff Teague, PF Taj Gibson and of course one of the biggest names in the NBA Jimmy Butler. The Timberwolves should have this biggest turnaround season this year as it would be hard to rule them out of playoff contention even in a competitive Western Conference. Butler, Teague, and Gibson aim to be the perfect fits to play alongside rising stars C Karl Anthony-Towns and SG Andrew Wiggins. Their roster as a whole is extremely impressive and will for sure put them back in the playoffs. The Timberwolves have not made the playoffs since the prime Kevin Garnett days in 2004 where they lost to the Lakers in the conference semis. This is going to be one of the most highly anticipated seasons in Timberwolves history. 7. New Orleans Pelicans- Even throughout all of their recent struggles in the post-Chris Paul era in New Orleans, the Pelicans have still been able to show some signs of life here and there. They already had one of the most dominant big men in the game in Anthony Davis prior to acquiring the next best big man in the game Demarcus Cousins in February. With players such as Rajon Rondo, Tony Allen and Jrue Holiday to play alongside them, the Pelicans will be able to have a more productive season, this will be a test to see how far two star-post players can lead an NBA team. 8. Denver Nuggets- Too many fans and analysts have the Nuggets ranked way too high. The Nuggets do have some young talented players, the biggest name being C Nikola Jokic. After acquiring PF Paul Millsap in free agency, somehow the Nuggets are supposed to turn things around? Paul Millsap is a good PF yes, but he is far from a player that is going to lead a team to the playoffs. He simply is not the one that will bring life back into the Denver Nuggets. Yes, their roster overall is not terrible, which is why they have squeaked into the 8th spot in my prediction.

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October 13 at 8:10 PM

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Cavaliers still making moves! What do you think of their most recent trade news? What is next for Richard Jefferson? http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21014356/richard-jefferson-kay-felder-traded-cleveland-cavaliers-atlanta-hawks

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October 12 at 8:34 PM

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October 10 at 6:05 PM

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Brandon Ingram overrated? Is he the only one? So today I came across a rather interesting article from Senior NBA writer Eric Pincus. So rather than do a piece of my own I thought I would share and comment on this one. The reason I found this article so appealing was because I have been saying this ever since the Lakers drafted Ingram last year. He is extremely overrated ad overhyped. In his one season at Duke, he did average an impressive 17.3 points per game to go along with 6.8 rebounds. Not bad numbers at all, and i'm sure that helped his case for being drafted 2nd overall in the 2016 draft. Some were calling him "Kevin Durant-esq" and claiming that he was going to be an elite superstar in the NBA. Now he has only been in the league a year, so whose to say, but I was not impressed with his play and thought that he was overrated right from the start. Of course the main reason he was hyped up so much, in my opinion, was because it was the Lakers who drafted him. Once the NBA lottery took place and the Lakers got the second overall pick for (at the time) the second year in a row, it was widely speculated that they where going to draft Ingram, assuming Ben Simmons from LSU would get drafted first, which he did. Now that the lakers had their eye on Ingram, it was time to hype him up in a big way. The same thing was done to the Lakers first round pick Julius Randle in 2014 and D’Angelo Russell in 2015, although i thought that Russell was finally coming into his own with the Lakers, but of course, the Lakers being the Lakers, traded away Russell to make room for new hyped up rookie Lonzo Ball. I do agree with Eric Pincus when he says that the Lakers do in fact need tom downgraded their expectations for Brandon Ingram. He is really not that great, he has shown signs of life here and there but aside from a good first summer league game, he has yet to prove that he has any superstar upside as a player. He only averaged 9.4 points per game and 4 rebounds, while shooting under 30 percent from three point range, which is supposed to be “his thing” apparently. Again I know it was his rookie season but yes there was way too much hype surrounding Ingram once the Lakers got him. Now it’s not his fault at all. It is because he was going to the Lakers, the last four years the Lakers have had high draft picks and so far none of them has lived up to their hype. Julius Randle was supposed to be a savior for the Lakers in the post. I believe that his best season was in fact his second season where he averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds. Yes he did increase his points to 13 this past season but his rebounds went down to 8. Randle was often compared to PF Zach Randolph. Even in his old age I think that Randolph would have his way with Randle in the post. Another example is D’Angelo Russell who i was surprised the Lakers even drafted in the first place, I thought for sure they should have drafted Jahlil Okafor with their number 2 pick. Instead they went this Russell and again their was loads of hype. The only difference with Russell was that he actually showed some promise. Compared to the likes of Penny Hardaway and Brandon Roy, Russell was given some big shoes to fill, as was set to be a leader on a young Lakers team. Quite frankly, he did just that, having what most would call a successful rookie season, averaging 13 points 3 assists and 3 rebounds, only to have a better second season averaging 15.6 points 4.8 assist and 3.5 rebounds. Clearly Russell was showing signs that he was more of a scoring guard and probably would have been more successful at the shooting guard spot rather than the point guard position. All hype aside, Russell was the only young Laker who was showing any signs of growth and promise on the court, but then he was traded away this past summer to make way for new rookie Lonzo Ball. Again, these players are not bad at all. they have talent obviously, I just don’t believe that any of them are going to be superstars lie they where hyped up to be. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbleacherreport.com%2Farticles%2F2737792-la-lakers-need-to-downgrade-expectations-for-uptight-brandon-ingram&h=ATOU1taiK45fMPYbwFBLbDgdOjwC_Zcdi5i711bz0R0dYwBiEK5C-du52vo5b_KtoK4wFRuNZ1HXjNyEKwuAG5hPsDKYUU3K5OEvfTh_ENdlEg7KMPDyQw_VDuyLe2y4Ai4ptZ9A9KS9r2erFdUjxQG1Yb_KRwbeusuRWrrwM5rgyNBo8KWwBEtzE-mQtoipU61AJm_NmUlYrqG1cVzdj4ZltnKHWVCiR6zmtMvq5W5bmp62NPtBjFkJDt1_jCKETN_qcI8frxuysnf8MtWx1h69gmJ_jYzhk3Fw43Xn

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October 9 at 7:38 AM

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From National Champion to rising star, Deshaun Watson is turning heads! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLCwWSrHv2w So far, this NFL season has displayed numerous surprises, a few heartbreaks, but most of all young breakout stars. The first few weeks of the season, fans of the NFL raved about Kansas City Chiefs rookie playmaker Kareem Hunt. Thus far in the season, Hunt has rushed for 609 yards and four touchdowns, as well as accumulating 166 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. He has been a huge contributing factor to the Chiefs undefeated 5-0 record. While still playing well the last couple of weeks, the spotlight has taken a change, and now it is on Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson. Drafted 12th overall in the 2017 NFL draft, the national champion from Clemson would not take long to prove that he is the missing piece to the puzzle that is the Houston Texans. Despite their record, the 2-3 Texans have looked good under the offensive leadership of Watson. If not for a tough 36-33 loss to the New England Patriots, the rookie QB would have a winning record under his belt. Yet with so much football left to play this season, Watson is proving to be not only a top rookie but a top QB in the NFL. Throughout his first five games, Watson has thrown for 1072 yards and twelve touchdowns, with only four interceptions. To go along with his 12 passing touchdowns, Watson has also rushed for 2 touchdowns and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon. His most recent game against the Chiefs, Watson threw for 5 touchdowns, tying a single-game NFL rookie record. Watson is currently on track to break multiple rookie QB records such as Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson’s rookie record for touchdowns thrown in a season with 26, and Andrew Luck’s rookie record for most passing yards in a season with 4374. Should he continue to go at his current pace, Watson will most likely not just catch these records, but break them as well. With a lot of football left to play this season, Watson will look to not only play for records but play to help the Texans succeed as a team. Do you think Deshaun Watson has what it takes to lead the Texans to the playoffs? Who has your favorite rookie been this season? Follow ZORTS.

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October 8 at 3:25 AM

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October 7 at 5:12 PM

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Take a look at James Harden's response to his former Coach Kevin McHale stating that he is not a leader. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20947466/houston-rockets-james-harden-calls-former-coach-kevin-mchale-clown-criticisms