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WINNERS and LOSERS: NBA Edition

December 5th 2012 02:49
Blink and we’ll already by a quarter the way though the 2012-13 NBA regular season. Let’s take a look at some winners and losers so far.

WINNERS: The Heat for splurging on Ray Allen who will contend for sixth man of the year. I predict Allen still has enough in the tank for a few Jesus Shuttleworth dunks come playoff time.

LOSERS: The Celtics for letting Allen walk and then bringing in Jason Terry, “the poor man’s Ray Allen.”

LOSERS: The Milwaukee Bucks when Ersan Ilysova is starting.

WINNERS: The Milwaukee Bucks when Ersan Ilysova comes off the bench.

WINNERS: Phil Jackson bashers who got to watch him get punk’d by the Lakers.

LOSERS:
The Lakers assembly of high-priced players; standing around and watching Kobe Bryant continue to put up 20 shots per game.

WINNERS: James Harden and the Houston Rockets, he may not get a ring in the next couple of years, but nothing is guaranteed. Current ring count: James Harden 0, Kevin Durant 0.

WINNERS: The Oklahoma City Thunder getting along just fine with Kevin Martin playing the role of James Harden.

WINNERS: The Memphis Grizzlies and the giant chip on their shoulder.

LOSERS: The NBA writers and bloggers who predicted the demise of the Memphis Grizzlies.

LOSERS: The Dallas Mavericks for not resigning Tyson Chandler. Sure, it’s been two years, but this one still hurts each time you watch them play.

WINNERS: Mark Cuban for his work on ‘Shark Tank.’

LOSERS: The Philadelphia 76ers and their one year rental of Andrew Bynum who does not have a timeline for his return.

WINNERS:
Andrew Bynum’s hair-do. Good stuff!

WINNERS: The Brooklyn Nets uniforms

LOSERS: The “Nets” bandwagon fans who pretend they supported the team in New Jersey.

WINNERS: The New York Knicks!

LOSERS:
Amar’e bashers – NEWS FLASH: Stoudemire being inactive is not the reason for their success.

WINNERS: Vinny Del Negro (still currently employed at time of writing).

WINNERS:
The Minnesota Timberwolves with the return of Kevin Love.

LOSERS:
The Indiana Pacers tumbling after the loss of Danny Granger.

LOSERS: The Washington Wizards horrendous start.

WINNERS: The Charlotte Bobcats two over .500 after 12 games. Executive of the year: Michael Jordan?

LOSERS: NBA writers and bloggers campaigning for Michael Jordan as Executive of the year.

David S. Grant is an author of several books, rock columnist, travel writer, and NBA blogger. Follow David on Twitter: @david_s_grant

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