NBA Week 2 in review
A review of the key storylines happening around the NBA and how it will affect teams into the future.
Eric Bledsoe on his way out
Bledsoe expressed his dissatisfaction and lack of interest in remaining with the Phoenix Suns on social media.
The Suns immediately pulled Bledsoe from playing in any games and have actively sought to trade the talented, yet troublesome point guard.
The Knicks, Bucks and Nuggets are likely trade candidates however to this point little headway has been made with any team.
In a weird way this works to the Suns’ advantage as they so obviously plan on tanking this season. This desire made more evident as the Suns aim to include Tyson Chandler in any trade packages.
I would not be risking my money on the Suns, not now nor anytime soon.
Drama in the windy city
By now I’m sure we’ve all heard of Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic’s dust up at training. The Dust up which led to Mirotic suffering a concussion and facial fractures after Portis landed a sweet right hook on him during a scuffle.
Portis has been sat for 8-games as a result, but in a weird turn of events has also had his option picked up by Chicago whilst Mirotic has expressed interest in waiving his no-trade clause.
Mirotic was one of the few talented names in this Bulls line-up. The Bulls are yet another team who is making no secret of their tanking intentions and seem adamant of decreasing their chances further.
The competitive landscape of the Eastern conference has dramatically changed with the Boston Celtics’ big name acquisition, Gordon Hayward, dislocating his ankle within 6 minutes of his Celtics debut.
Hayward’s injury looks to mark the end of their Eastern Conference title hopes, whereas the C’s now need to focus on making the playoffs.
The Cavaliers now seemingly have a straight path to the Eastern Conference Final.
Hidden value of the week – Miami Heat
The Heat has always been a sneaky successful team in the NBA’s notoriously weak Eastern Conference. This season, another weak East and a temperamental Washington Wizards outfit puts a lot of value in Miami.
The Heat still has the likes of Whiteside, Dragic and co, which is all they need to be able to win their division.
The Heat are well worth a flutter @$5 odds to win their division.
Upcoming tips - Wednesday
Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers
The Warriors have had a mixed bag of results recently whilst the Clippers went down to the lowly Pistons on Sunday.
This matchup should see both sides committed to bringing their A-game.
If the line is anything less than -9 to the Warriors we need to be saddling up and riding them to a profitable play.