NBA Finals Preview

May 31, 2017

It’s finally here: Cavs vs. Warriors: The Trilogy. After sprinting through their respective conferences, the two sides will meet in the Finals for the third time in a row, but this time, it’s different: both teams are healthy. In 2015, the Cavs were without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving for the whole series. Last year, Andrew Bogut was injured for the Warriors, and Curry was haunted with a few minor…

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Celtics Vs Lakers: The Fultz vs Ball Era

April 16, 2017

Markelle Fultz (left) and The Celtics vs Lonzo Ball (right) and The Lakers. (Projected teams.) They say History repeats itself. For the two most storied franchises in Basketball, relevancy and title aspirations always come during the same period, inciting one of the most bitter and well documented rivalries in all of American sports. Wilt vs Russell, Magic vs Bird, Ball vs Fultz? .The first meeting between the two fabled franchises was…

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SportsRoutes Consensus: NBA Season Awards

April 13, 2017

The main writers here at SportsRoutes decided to vote and weigh in our predictions for the 2016-2017 NBA Season’s  Awards Most Valuable Player:  Russell Westbrook PG, Oklahoma City Thunder (4 votes)  “This years MVP race has been a back and forth between former teammates and current superstars James Harden and Russell Westbrook. While Harden  had a strong season carrying Houston to the 3rd seed in the West and leading the league…

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Will Top Records Continue To Fall?

April 12, 2017

Will Top Records Continue to Fall? This is an argumentative piece written by Jordan Artzy and Pablo Rosero. Jordan Artzy writes in negation while Pablo Rosero writes in affirmation. What constantly fascinates sports fans alike is the fact that seemingly impossible human feats continue to be challenged everyday. Whether it is John Ross’ incredulous 40 yard dash, or Russell Westbrook’s 42 triple-doubles, top records in sports will continue to be…

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Why the 2016-2017 NBA Season Is the Greatest Statistical Season Ever.

April 12, 2017

  Russell Westbrook (dunking) during his Historic season. (2016)   The 2016-2017 NBA season started off with a bang when superstar small forward Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. After the decision was made, the assumption that superstar point guard Russell Westbrook would have a historically great season was already in full swing. Little did anyone know that this was the benchmark set for…

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SportsRoutes Exclusive Interviews: Middle Tennessee State Basketball

March 16, 2017

Before the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, SportsRoutes was able to land an exclusive interview with Middle Tennessee State’s Director of Operations Jarrod Lazarus.   Spencer Steinfeld: “Not being a big named school, you don’t land the talent that schools like Kansas,Kentucky, and Duke do. How do you view players during the recruiting process?”   Jarrod Lazarus: “ You know, being in 2017, recruiting has changed a lot where there are…

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The NBA Playoff Match-ups We All Want To See

With the NBA playoffs around the corner, I discuss five series we all want to see Clippers – Warriors In the 2014 NBA playoffs, the Clippers defeated the Warriors in a riveting seven-game series in the first round. It’s funny when you read that out loud considering the Warriors’ absolute dominance over the Clippers since then. The Warriors have won ten consecutive games against their instate rivals, and most of…

March 8, 2017
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BOOM OR BUST: TIMBERPUPS AND THE RISK/REWARD OF THE DRAFTED SUPERTEAM

February 25, 2017

It’s hard to not get caught up in the hype looking at their roster. The delusions of grandeur begin to permeate as you examine the core of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Many NBA analysts have already dubbed the “Timberpups” – a nickname given to the squad for its roster’s young age (average age 25.6) and its wealth of talent (12 first round picks on the roster) – the next Juggernaut ready…

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All-Star Center DeMarcus Cousins traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Sacramento Kings have traded All-Star Center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Rookie SG Buddy Hield and Former ROY Tyreke Evans a 2017 first rounder and 2017 second rounder . Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first broke the news of a trade through his twitter account. Sacramento has agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski…

February 20, 2017
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What Are the Heat Doing?

    In the first season of the post-Dwyane Wade era, the Miami Heat find themselves in an awkward position. An 11-30 start to the season had them in the mix for the top pick in the draft, and the fans excited for a top prospect like Lonzo Ball from UCLA or Jayson Tatum from Duke. The team’s current nine game winning streak has the fans and the team now…

February 1, 2017
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