Obviously, Virginia did not have the post-season run they hoped for. The Cavaliers had a great season, lost only 3 times! This season, Coach Bennett’s 9th at the helm, saw his defense climb to #1, according to KenPom. For almost a decade, teams getting ready to pay the Wahoos knew what they were in for. […]Read More Is the Pack Line Defense In Trouble?
“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” -Harvey Dent Interestingly enough, this applies to most NCAA seniors and their draft hopes. Here’s a breakdown of the last few drafts in terms of Freshman versus Seniors: 2017: 15 to 2 (White, Hart) 2016: 10 to 5 (Hield, Prince, Valentine, […]Read More Seniors in the Draft
The Nick Fury of the NBA finally has his chance. Against a seemingly insurmountable opponent, he’s cobbled together some of the world’s finest to shoot their best shot and defeat a monster. To call this a “David versus Goliath” match up doesn’t paint an accurate picture and does a disservice to the future Hall of […]Read More Ancient Text Predict Rockets Glory
News broke this week that Charlotte Hornets General Manager, Rich Cho, will not have his contract extended. There’s some good news, bad news here. Bad news first, Cho will no longer be 1 of the 30 NBA GM/Presidents that lead an organization. Good news, more time on the Food Blog!!!! Cho, to put it lightly, […]Read More Tread Lightly, Charlotte GM
As we inch closer and closer to the draft, we want to make sure we don’t overlook any potential #1 picks. Jaren Jackson Jr. has started to climb up some of the mock drafts, and it is evident as to why. NBA teams spend years researching prospects in an attempt to guess how productive they […]Read More The Case for Jaren Jackson
WINNERS Family Reunions! Jameer Nelson and Stan Van Gundy finally get back together. Maybe this year Ish Smith gets hurt on their way to the Finals and Jameer steps in and gets redemption. Rob Pelinka traded for his former client, Channing Frye, bringing the sweet-shooting, SnapChat maestro to the West coast. Thibs and Derrick Rose […]Read More Trade Deadline Winners and Losers
As noted by some others, this year’s free agency may not be as smooth as the past couple. Players and their representatives have been able to cash in nicely since the new TV deal money kicked into the BRI. But the projections weren’t entirely accurate and the cap has not increased as expected since the […]Read More NBA Free Agency Issues
The NBA has plenty of players that were not “blue chip” prospects from the age of 16 on. To make it, these guys have to fit a specific role for a roster and be one of the top 5 in the world at that task. Whether it’s a defensive stopper (Tony Allen), or a sharpshooter […]Read More Hoop Hall Long Shots
So we wanted to check out what all they hype was surrounding the 2018 high school class and where its players stack up. We traveled up to the Birthplace of Basketball; where a good portion of the top 10 in 2018 participated in front of sold out crowds and on national television. We got a […]Read More 2018 High School Upside Ratings
We have talked a lot about “positionless” basketball here at the Upside Review. It’s that buzz term that the media loves throwing around even if it’s a little misleading. Positionless makes it seem as if the players have no position, when it’s just the opposite. Positionless basketball occurs when a team has a bunch of […]Read More SMU, the future of Basketball?