The Moonball Blog

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blazers Mini-Preview from TBJ

I liked this mini-preview on the Blazers by The Basketball Jones. Sums up what happened last year, and what to look forward to this year. So far so good. Don't sleep on the Blazers!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kevin Love Will Tear Us Apart

Kevin Love - GQ's NBA Guest Blogger 2010-2011

My favorite quote:

"A message for my man over at ESPN, Bill Simmons. I heard that on his podcast, he was going through all the Vegas over-unders for every NBA team's 2010-11 season win totals. Apparently, according to Vegas, the over-under for our team is the lowest in the league, just 23.5 wins. Well, first of all, fuck them. No, I'm just kidding! But then I heard Bill took the under on our team—he said he thinks we're gonna win LESS than 23.5 games. Well, OK, Bill. You're my guy. You're a good friend. But you take it out on the Timberwolves a little too much. You need to give us a little more respect! And don't worry, that respect will be earned. We will GLADLY show you. Mark my words: we're going over 30 wins this year."

Anyone else want to offer an over-under for the Wolves?
Let's get it started!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall 1995

Lots of talk about Wade's Miami team making a run at the Bulls 1995-1996 72-10 record.

As NBA season started, there was lots of speculation if the Bulls could rebound from the 47-35 campaign in 1994-1995. Jordan was back for his first full year after the gambling suspension. No one knew if Rodman's tatoos would send the team and league into chaos.

Here's a roster with salaries as of opening day:

1 Michael Jordan $3,850,000
2 Toni Kukoc $3,560,000
3 Ron Harper $3,120,000
4 Scottie Pippen $2,925,000
5 Dennis Rodman $2,500,000
6 Luc Longley $2,300,000
7 Bill Wennington $1,000,000
8 Randy Brown $900,000
9 Dickey Simpkins $845,000
10 Steve Kerr $800,000
11 Jason Caffey $627,000
12 Jud Buechler $300,000
13 Jack Haley $225,000
14 James Edwards $225,000