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NBA PICKS: TIME TO JUMP START THE SEASON!!!!

WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Opening night for the 2008-2009 NBA season is only one day away!! Just like last year, you can be sure that we are going to be all over picks this year. We are ready to roll. As you may know from last season, Flash and I didn’t pick every game or make picks everyday. Just like our NCAA football and NFL action this year, we only pick the games we like. That said, we like action in all three games on opening night. Without further to do, here we go:

Blazers @ Spurs -13.5: No history at all for this season. Last year the Spurs killed us ATS. They never covered when we picked them. On the other hand, the Blazers were very good for us ATS. However, that was last year. The Spurs are the champs. They are at home. They are healthy. The Blazers have no Oden and they traded Randolph away. Here is their projected starting 5: G Jarrett Jack, G Fred Jones, F Raef LaFrentz, F Martell Webster and C Jamaal Magliore. No other analysis required. The Spurs roll. Take the Spurs -13.5.

Jazz +3 @ Warriors: The Warriors are fresh off their Cinderella-story playoff run at the end of last year. The Jazz turned a lot of heads and are extremely talented. We like them to cover in this one. Will be a great game. Take the Jazz +3.

Rockets -5.5 @ Kobe: This game is all about the Rockets against one man-Kobe. There is no other threat on that team. Kobe is disgruntled and Phil is calling him out in the press. I think this is Zen move on the part of Phil will backfire. The Rockets will win big. Take the Rockets -5.5.

That’s how we see it. Good luck with your picks.

Runny & Flash

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October 30, 2007 Posted by | Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, nba, NBA Picks, Oden, Portland Trailblazers, Spurs, Utah Jazz | Leave a comment

Oden vs. Durant = Easy Choice!!!

I am listening to The Herd on ESPN radio right now and I am blown away with what I am hearing. When compared on the following stats and physical attributes from the recently held NBA Draft Camp in Orlando who wins every category:

Standing vertical jump
sprint
agility
7.8% body fat

Guess………….. Who is not Kevin Durant

And to take it one step further, Kevin Durant was not able to bench press 185 pounds one time. This kid is weak.

So now we know that Greg Oden has 7.8% body fat, jumps higher, is more agile, runs faster and is stronger. This debate is over…..Greg Oden will be the number one draft pick. No contest, stick a fork in it. Greg Oden tested as the #1 athlete in this upcoming draft and Durant was 78th. Also, the word was the Durant knew he was going to be a 1-2 pick so he has not been working out and spent some time doing marketing and spending time with the Nike folks. Meanwhile, Oden has been working out, sometimes up to 10 hours in the gym and took the physical tests seriously. This just goes to show how mature Oden already is.

Durant probably will have a fine NBA career if he continues to work on his body. The NBA is a long season and you need to be strong. Michel Jordan lifted weights every day during the season, even on game days. Maybe this will serve as a wake up call to Durant that he needs to take his body and athleticism seriously or maybe he will simply burn out and be a victim of hype. What I do know if that Oden is a physical specimen, is very mature, understands the game, has a great work ethic and is extremely coachable.

Oden #1…. No question about it.

June 5, 2007 Posted by | ESPN, nba, NBA Draft, Oden | Leave a comment