The Big 3 is back in Miami, albeit this time with a lot less fanfare. Rumors have been circulating all year that Phoenix guard Goran Dragic was unhappy in the land of the Sun. The 3 guard rotation of him, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas really put a damper on The Dragon’s statistical production.
Goran is a player that prefers to have the ball in order to function at his full potential. Now that the Dragon has flown to Miami he is expected to give the Heat that much needed consistent 3rd scoring option.
At only 28 years old Goran Dragic is arguably one of the most underrated players in the NBA. He is a very savvy player that has that unorthodox Euro-Style court vision.
Dragic’s current averages of 16 points and 4 assists per game seem rather pedestrian. However it was only one short season ago when the Dragon averaged 20 and 6 and won the Most Improved Player award. When you factor the lack of pieces Miami gave up and think about the sheer talent Dragic brings to their starting 5, its gonna be quite exciting to watch how this experiment pans out.
The Freshtake staff is young, intelligent and incredibly confident group of men who consider ourselves more/less experts on the sports we write about. With that being said I decided to challenge the staff to post their individual picks for the eight division winners and four wildcard teams that make it to the playoffs in January.
This is a tradition myself and Mykhal have had for the past few years and will serve as a source of ego stroking at the end of the season. So sit back and watch and wait for the inevitable trash talking. Continue reading NFL Playoff Team Predictions
Prepare for a season of discombobulated looks from Seattle fans- and pure unadulterated glee from Bucs and Bears fans- The NFL announced recently that there will be an added emphasis on Illegal Contact calls. This rule emphasis is a serious detriment to the more physical secondaries and a huge asset to big WR’s and the QB’s throwing them the ball.
They want the offensive player to be able to “Run Free”. That’s how longtime NFL official Alberto Riveron described the NFL’s new emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding. Defenders can be physical with a receiver in the first 5 yards, Riveron said, but they must let the receiver “run free” after that. Continue reading The Seattle Rule.
The Father, The Brother, The Super Hero, LeBron James is all of That and More.
” I understand to these kids I’m more than a role model. I’m a superhero to them. I’m a father to them. I’m a brother to them, whatever the case they want me to be on that particular day.”
Today August 8th In North Eastern Ohio LeBron James held his annual LeBron James Family Foundation Press conference. LeBron expressed how important the foundation is to him and how the condions of his upbringing influenced him to give back. Continue reading LeBron James Family Foundation August 8th 2014
The reigning and defending champions of the NFC South are hoping to repeat their success this upcoming season. The Carolina Panthers made it all the way to the NFC Championship last year. Continue reading Freshtakesports NFL Team Preview: The Carolina Panthers
Kevin Durant has carved out quite a big chunk of the sneaker world. His “KD” line from Nike is the brands second largest signature shoe(behind the Lebron series). However all accolades aside it appears the NBA MVP may be leaving the brand for a new beginning with basketball upstart Under Armour.
Continue reading Kevin Durant ditching NIKE?
Minnesota agrees in principle to deal Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Cleveland’s 2015 1st round pick. Continue reading Love to Cleveland, Trade Details.