SORT BY Relevancy
Kevin Durant is a player in the NBA seen by most as the second best player in the league. Many believe LeBron James is the best, myself included. So when an elite player goes down for a title contender in Oklahoma City, does that mean their chances of winning are over? Durant's right foot injury will sideline him about two months to start the season. With him not being in a uniform until potentially January, do the Thunder have to worry about not only winning a title, but making the playoffs in the loaded Western Conference?
Breaking down the teams and divisions of the Western Conference in the NBA for 2014 - 2015
Are the San Antonio Spurs still the team to beat?
Are the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder ready to take the next step?
Who will make the playoffs?
Will the Lakers rebound from a disappointing 2013 - 2014?
Which teams improved, which teams got worse?
The NBA regular season is roughly 50 games in and many of the juggernauts have positioned themselves to make the playoffs, which is all any team truly cares about in the West. Which teams have surprised most fans? Can the Phoenix Suns hold onto the final, eight-spot? They are currently ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans by one-and-a-half games and the Oklahoma City Thunder by three games.
Before answering who should win the West, who has a legitimate shot of winning it? Do any of the three teams pushing for the eighth spot have a chance to beat whoever takes the No. 1 seed?
Yesterday I talked more about the Eastern Conference and who I thought would make the 2014-15 NBA playoffs. To me, there is a three-tier system, with Cleveland, Chicago and Toronto at the top, Indiana, Washington and Charlotte in the middle, then the rest of the East will be... well, irrelevant. Today, I'll go over the West, which also has a three-team tier at the top, with the rest of the teams looking up at them. The Dallas Mavericks are the team to look for when it comes to sneaking into that upper-echilon of teams.
For the first time in what seems like forever, I'll be going over the NBA world when it comes to the 2014-15 season. Who should the top eight teams be in the Eastern and Western Conferences be, come playoff time? Is Cleveland just one of the top four or so teams in the East? Or with LeBron James and the shooters he will essentially bring with him, should they be the favorites? As far as the West is concerned, are there any new teams that could sneak up on the likes of San Antonio, Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers?
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On tonight's 27th episode of "Inside the War Room we will be joined by special guest Tyrell Williams of Western Oregon who plays at WR. Williams is a big target for the QB who has nice speed and a pair of natural hands. He is also a willing blocking making openings for his teammates. He works hard everyday to make himself better and has outstanding work ethic on and off the field. His rare size and speed will be attractive for NFL clubs in the scouting process and should be on the radar for teams looking for a bigger WR.
Great Northwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week
• All-Time leading receptions in GNAC
• 2nd All Time in receiving yards at WOU (3000)
3 X All Conference 1st team
2014 Preseason All American
Follow his NFL journey going forward toward the NFL on twitter: @TyrellWilliams_
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The Western Swing Authority is a unique collaboration of seasoned professionals whose bios include multiple Canadian Country Music Awards (band members hold at least six CCMA awards and over 20 nominations among them), Juno nominations, and resumes that span from working with Gordon Lightfoot, to Ian Tyson, to George Canyon. They have been spreading the gospel of Western Swing around the world, being named the 2014 CMAO Roots Artist of the Year as well as picking up nominations for CCMA Group of the Year and Roots Artist Of The Year.
The WSA recently completed their new album called NOW PLAYING - produced by Jason Barry at Barrytone Studios. The project's release date is set for February 3rd, 2015.
The Western Swing Authority is: Shane Guse, Stacey Lee Guse, Ed Ringwald aka Pee Wee Charles, Paul Chapman, Dan Howlett, Matthew Lima and Jim Boudreau. They were signed to eOne Music Canada in 2014. Visit www.thewesternswingauthority.com for more information.
The 2014-15 NBA season a just over a week old today, so we'll take a look at the conference from top to bottom, seeing how teams have performed to this point. Are there any surprises? Will Houston keep up its dominance? Will the Lakers win a game? Maybe a better question is how many games will they lose before they win a game.
Golden State and Memphis are still undefeated as well at 3-0 and 4-0 respectively - are they both primed for top-four spots come playoff time?
1A- NY Yankee starting Pitcher CC Sebathia's knee woes??
1B- Why are the NY Mets struggling??
2A- Juan Manuel Marquez beats Mike Alvarado in unanimous decision.
3A- Aaron Hernandez indicted for 2 more murders??
4A- Donald Sterling refuses to pay the fine imposed by the NBA and another taped recording surfaces with Sterling talking to his friend Maserati.
4B- Stan Van Gundy named President and Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons.
4C- Who should the Brooklyn Nets keep and who needs to go and why??
4D- Steve Kerr spurns the NY Knicks and takes the Head Coaching job with the Golden St. Warriors. Where do the NY Knicks go from here?? Rumors of Kevin Love on the Knicks radar??
4E- Eastern and Western Conference Finals Previews.
We are BACK!
How did former Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon perform at this weekend's NFL Combine? Who helped and hurt their draft stock this weekend? Who should the Green Bay Packers select with the 30th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft? We ask CheeseheadTV's Brian Carriveau to start the show.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to "Own the Future" -- last week's trade for Michael Carter-Williams definitely fits the mold of the future Jason Kidd and John Hammond envision. We discuss the trade's impact on the Bucks going forward.
We'll also play some audio from Gordon at the combine, along with talking with Acme Packing Company's Tex Western to discuss his experiences at the combine, along with who the Packers should pick in the first round.