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Full Court Press Weekly Articles

The first of our many in-depth articles has been published. Check out who our MVP pick is for the season. 

The Buzz

Week 3 Games to Watch

Week 3 Games to watch

Bucks Vs. Hornets (Wed)

Warriors Vs. Spurs (Thurs)

Nets Vs. Lakers (Fri)

Celtics Vs. Thunder (Fri)
Grizzlies Vs. Clippers (Sat)

Celtics Vs. Magic (Sun)
Wizards Vs. Raptors (Sun)

Week 2 Game Ratings

  • Raptors Vs. Spurs- (Mon.) B. Some good back and forth took place in San Antonio and the Raptors shift into a more perimeter based team has been a weird sight thus far. Dejounte Murray and LaMarcus Aldridge continue to shine with the absence of Kawhi Leonard. 
  • Wizards Vs. Nuggets- (Mon.) B+. A game that came down to the final minute emphasized the fact that the Wizards are overly dependent on the trio of Wall, Beal, and Porter. While the Nuggets are still haunted by bad point guard play. 
  • Jazz vs. Clippers- (Tues.) D. The only reason this game makes it out of here without the dreaded F is the fact that Blake Griffin embarrassed Rudy Gobert with the first candidate for top posterizing dunk of the season.  
  • Raptors Vs. Warriors- (Wed.) A-. A big late run made this one a fun one to watch. The Raptors were up by five with just under three minutes left before the Warriors put their foot on the gas. The Raptors come out of their Spurs, and Warriors back to back at 0-2, but were competitive in both matchups. 
  • Thunder Vs. Timberwolves- (Fri) B+. This one had to be included with how last week's matchup ended with the Wiggins buzzer beater. Jimmy Butler's own version of the Flu game playing with "boogers" as he would call it made for an epic performance and showed how essential he is to the Wolves season going forward. 
  • Wizards vs. Warriors- (Fri) B. The Wizards ability to hit everything in the first half made for a fun second half as the Warriors climbed back into it on their homecourt. The Wizards mostly cooled off outside of a big night from Otto Porter, and came up short in the Bay. 
  • Rockets vs. Grizzlies (Sat)- D+. The early surprise of the Grizzlies continues as they blew Houston out in Memphis. The more intriguing part of the game is they did this with Mike Conley and Marc Gasol being held under 10 Pts. a piece. Everyone is contributing in a Grizzlies uniform right now. 

Who's Hot

  • Jimmy Butler- With Jimmy Butler the Wolves are 4-1 without him in the lineup they are 0-2 with losses to the Pacers and the Pistons. Butler has proven himself to be the quarterback of the team's defense and the heartbeat of the team early on in the season. The Wolves defensive habits will improve with Butler on the court, it is the hope that the bad habits vanish and KAT and Wiggins are able to become decent defenders by season's end. 
  • Avery Bradley- The Piston's look like a completely different team from a year ago. You know things are different when Andre Drummond is even looking somewhat capable at the free throw line. Avery Bradley has a big role to play in this new look Pistons team and his hard nose two way mentality is what needs to be credited. His playing style is rubbing off on others early and the Pistons could be a sneaky pick in the East to finish higher then many thought. 
  • Kristaps Porzingis- The "Unicorn" can finally roam free in Madison Square Garden. Without Carmelo Anthony's black hole like presence on the court alongside Porzingis he is free to lead the Knicks going forward. Porzingis has stepped up in a big way so far this season as he is third in the NBA in scoring at 29.3 points per game, along with 8.3 rebounds. The Knicks have bounced back from an 0-3 start and sit at 3-3 in the Atlantic division. 

 Whos Not

  • The San Antonio Spurs- Three straight losses after a 4-0 start has the Spurs anxiously awaiting Kawhi Leonard's return. LaMarcus Aldridge and Dejounte Murray have proven to be elite secondary options and capable seat holders for Kawhi in his absence. Once the best two-way player in the game returns the Spurs should be tough to beat. The injury timetable claimed November, so we should see Kawhi back on the floor in the Silver and Black any day now. 
  • Cleveland Cavaliers- Lebron is imploring fans to be patient as the team figures some things out. Losses to the Knicks and Nets over the past week is slight cause for concern. Expect Lebron to step it up a notch or two to reset equilibrium in Cleveland. 

Season Previews

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Listener Logic

Twitter Poll Results

Who Wins Rookie of the Year this year?

Lonzo Ball 17%

Ben Simmons 17%

Jayson Tatum 0%
The Field 66%

In the second poll of the year you guys had the field for your rookie of the year winner over Ben Simmons, Lonzo Ball, and Jayson Tatum. Stay Tuned for the FCP pick in the sites Writer's corner. 

This Week's poll. Which of these early year surprises is for Real?

Memphis Grizzlies

Detroit Pistons
Orlando Magic

Results will be posted next Monday! Click the link below to vote now!