NBA’s Worst Draft Class from 2000-09

Worst draft class in the 2000’s—00:42-07:00

Positives from the worst class—07:01-09:50

Other bad drafts from 2000-09–09:59-12:00

How bad was the worst class?—12:01-17:33

Kwame Brown, Andrea Bargnani, Darius Miles and Stromile Swift are just a few of the biggest bust from the 2000s. But which draft class was the worst? Spectator Sporting will discuss the worst draft class from 2000-09!

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NBA’s Longest Active Playoff Series Win Droughts

Two NBA squads have not won a playoff series since 2004 & one hasn’t made it out the 1st round since 2002! Spectator Sporting will reflect on the last time these teams won a playoff series & the main reasons for their droughts.

3rd Longest Drought————————–00:43-04:54

2nd Longest Drought————————–04:58-09:37

Longest Drought——————————–09:42-17:33

Which team has the brightest future?-17:39-23:36

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Bulls Core Players Evaluation & Bye-Boylen

The Bulls have missed the playoffs for the 3rd straight season & new management must thoroughly evaluate this young roster. Will LaVine lead the Bulls to the playoffs next season? Will Markkanen gain his confidence back? Is Coby White the point guard of the future? What to expect from the Bulls next coach? Spectator Sporting got the answers on episode #49.

Can LaVine lead the Bulls to contention?-00:43-04:54

What happened to Markkanen?————–04:58-09:37

Is Coby White the PG of the future?———09:42-17:33

Who else needs to step up?———————17:39-23:36

Replacing Jim Boylen——————————23:38-27:32

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Pippen’s Exceptional Legacy

How was Scottie Pippen portrayed in ‘The Last Dance’ documentary? Some say Pip’s contributions to the Bulls success was diminished in the film. Spectator Sporting reflects on Pippen’s career & legacy.

Pip unleashed by triangle offense—————01:08-06:42

Pippen’s 1993-94 season——————————06:45-14:00

How was Pip portrayed in ‘The Last Dance’-14:03-20:24

Pippen’s Houston & Portland years————-20:26-24:28

Final thoughts on Pippen’s Legacy————–24:29-28:55

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NBA’s Top 3 – 90’s Teams with No Ring

Only 4 teams won a championship in the 90’s but there were several other dynamic squads that came close with no cigar. What is Spectator Sporting’s top 3 teams in the 1990’s without a NBA Championship ring? Special guest Bird will reveal his picks along with Spectator Sporting’s Zach Roach & Adewale on best 1990’s teams without a championship.

3rd Best Team———-01:35-09:25

2nd Best Team ———09:32-15:57

Best Team—————-16:04-23:03

Honorable Mentions-22:05-23:23

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4 Teams That Need LaVine

Why should the Bulls trade LaVine?

Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr and Coby White’s development has been underdeveloped due to Zach LaVine’s high usage rate, which is 8th amongst guards.  Carter Jr is only getting 8 shots per game, Coby white is getting uncomfortable riding the bench especially in clutch moments and the worst aspect of this Bulls hapless season is the decline of Markkanen’s production. ‘The Finisher’ is looking more like ‘The Mirotic’ without the beard.  Last season Markkanen averaged 18.7 points, 15.3 shot attempts and shot 43% but this season he has fell off to 14.5 points, 11.7 shot attempts while shooting 39%. 

Zach LaVine knows he’s the alpha male as he dominates this young, losing and bashful Bulls squad.  It’s time for the Bulls management to admit that the 2017 Jimmy Butler rebuild trade is a failure.  Trade LaVine so Markkanen, Carter Jr &/or Coby White are forced to step up and finally lead the Bulls out of hopelessness.  If not, Chicago will get more lottery balls in hopes of landing LaMelo Ball, Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, Cole Anthony or Deni Avdija. 

LaVine is an All-Star caliber player but he has proven that he cannot bear the burden of leading a young and unproven squad.  Since Zach LaVine is only 24, top 20 in scoring, top 15 in 3 pointers made per game and makes a modest $19.5 million per year; the Bulls won’t give him up without receiving an unprotected 1st round pick.  Here are 4 teams that need LaVine and can humble him into accepting a role as being the 2nd or 3rd option.

4. Detroit Pistons

Why do the Pistons need LaVine?

The Pistons haven’t won a playoff series since the days of Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace and Richard Hamilton back in 2008 (Ben Wallace was with Chicago).  Detroit is currently drowning in mediocracy despite the return of Blake Griffin from injury, Andre Drummond putting up career numbers and Derrick Rose playing like a 6th Man of the Year candidate.  The Pistons have a couple of middle of the road wing starters in Tony Snell and Luke Kennard, which contributes to Detroit being a lowly 20th in the NBA in scoring.

In addition to that 1st round pick, what else would Detroit have to give up for LaVine’s $19.5 million?

The Pistons would have to trade away 5 players; Langston Galloway $7.3 million, Luke Kennard $3.8 million, Thon Maker $3.5 million, Sekou Doumbouya $3.2 million and Tim Frazier $1.6 million.  Most of those players wouldn’t last long on the Bulls roster except the sharp shooter Luke Kennard and rookie Doumbouya but the kicker of course is Detroit’s unprotected 1st round pick. 

Reggie Jackson has only played in 2 games this season but he’s scheduled to finally get healthy from a stress reaction in his back in the middle of this month.  A starting line-up that includes Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin, Zach LaVine and Reggie Jackson with D. Rose and Markieff Morris off the bench would significantly increase their chances of ending that 11 year playoff series win drought.

3. Miami Heat

Why do the Heat need LaVine?

The Miami Heat is the biggest pleasant surprise in the Eastern Conference as they are fighting off Boston and Philly to hold on to that #2 seed.  But can Miami sustain this success and win a playoff series or two with Jimmy Butler as their only player with star power?  Probably not.  LaVine and Butler will never be allowed to forget that they were traded for one another (LaVine came with Kris Dunn and #7 pick Markkanen and Butler came with #17 pick Justin Patton).  Now they may need to drop their inflated egos and join forces to become a scary team to face in the 2020 playoffs.

In addition to that 1st round pick, what else would Miami have to give up for LaVine’s $19.5 million?

Justise Winslow $13 million and for salary cap purposes Dion Waiters $12.1 million.  The Bulls could take a chance on Winslow to see if a change of scenery could rejuvenate his career and trade Dion Waiters whose contract expires during the summer of 2021 to a contender that can deal with his off the court issues.

A Heat starting line up with Jimmy Butler, Zach LaVine, double-double machine Bam Adebayo and all-rookie 1st team candidate Kendrick Nunn with Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic and pleasant surprise Duncan Robinson off the bench would have Heat fans fearing no opponent in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

2. Dallas Mavericks

Why do the Mavs need LaVine?

The Mavericks are in a similar position as the Heat. A vast majority of hoops fans did not see the Mavericks competing for a top 3 seed in the Western Conference.  However, skeptics doubt if Dallas can sustain this high level of play with Luka Doncic as their only star.  Kristaps Porzingis has not picked up where he left off before he tore his ACL during that 2017-18 all-star season where he averaged 22.7 points and shot 39% from 3 point range.  After sitting out last season, The Unicorn’s numbers have dropped to 16.4 points and 33% from downtown.  Zack LaVine can bring that much needed firepower as Doncic’s ultimate sidekick until Porzingis gets his groove back.

In addition to that 1st round pick, what else would Dallas have to give up for LaVine’s $19.5 million?

Tim Hardaway Jr $18.1 million and Isiah Roby $1.5 million.  Hardaway Jr has only one year left on his contract after this season, so Chicago could move him again before the February 6th trade deadline or wait until this summer. 

With the addition of LaVine in Dallas, Porzingis playing more like he did with the Knicks and Luka maintaining his All-NBA Team level of play will establish the Mavs as legitimate contenders for the Rockets, Clippers and Lakers to take very seriously.

  1. Philadelphia 76ers

Why do the Sixers nee LaVine?

Philadelphia won’t have to worry about Zach LaVine dominating some bashful teammates due to the robust personalities of franchise players Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.  A  LaVine addition to the Sixers would loosen up the Milwaukee Bucks stranglehold as the #1 contender in the East. The loss of JJ Redick’s shooting efficiency to New Orleans and Jimmy Butler’s scoring prowess to Miami has decreased The Sixers effectiveness from outside the paint.  The 76ers are currently 16th in the NBA in scoring (last season they were 5th).  Zach LaVine found out that lifting a young Bulls team to playoff contention problematic but he has absolutely no problem finding a way to put that rock in the basket through spot up jumpers, creating his own shot or highlight finishes in the paint.

In addition to that 2021 first round pick, (the Sixers won’t have a 2020 first rounder unless they miss the playoffs) what else would Philly have to give up for LaVine’s $19.5 million?

Josh Richardson $10.1 million, Zhaire Smith $3 million, Johan Bolden $1.7 million, Raul Neto $1.6 million, Shake Milton $1.4 million and Philly would have to also dip into that $4.4 million of Luxury tax cap space to make the deal happen.

Coach Brett Brown biggest Christmas wish is for Ben Simmons to shoot at least 1 three pointer a game but Simmons continues to play the role of Grinch by ignoring his coach no matter how naughty or nice he has been.  The Sixers must establish consistent outside shooting and scoring from the perimeter and that problem would be solved with a Zach LaVine acquisition.

NBA 2019-20 Season Preview

Spectator Sporting Episode – 36

Which #NBA teams are the most underrated and which teams are overrated? It is about time for Kevin Love to be traded but where? Who is under the most pressure to elevate their game to an All-Star level? Are there any spectacular rookies not named Zion? We’ll answer all of those questions & make our playoffs predictions on Spectator Sporting!

Underrated Teams————-01:28-04:30

Overrated Teams—————04:32-07:28

Kevin Love Trade Options–07:30-10:50

NBA’s Next All-Stars———–11:50-14:01

Rookie Watch——————–14:02-16:35

West Playoff Predictions—-17:50-20:15

Western Conf. Champs——-20:19-25:48

East Playoff Predictions—–25:49-28:08

Eastern Conf. Champs——-28:10-34:40

NBA Finals Champion——-34:43-38:32

Bulls 2019-20 Season Preview

Spectator Sporting Episode – 35

Who is the key player for the #Bulls to become this year’s pleasant surprise? What should concern Bulls fans the most headed into the season? Will the Chicago shock the #NBA with a playoff berth? Is there any hope for the Bulls future? All of these questions & more will be answered on Spectator Sporting!

#spectatorsporting

Bulls key player————-01:20-04:10

Bulls biggest concern—–04:13-07:43

Who should start at PG?-07:44-12:18

Playoffs?!———————–13:52-18:54

Is there any hope?———18:55-26:04

References

Music by Shawn Kruel, Kruel Beatz Entertainment. https://soundcloud.com/no-fefe-996794674

& Eddie Diaz. T.I.M.E.

Final Thoughts on Bears Season & NBA’s Great, Surprising & Awful

Spectator Sporting Episode – 32

Move over Steve Bartman! Cody Parkey is now, the most infamous person in Chicago sports history!  However; Parkey will not receive 100% of the blame for kicking Da Bears season to the curb, we’re assessing all of the elements to that loss to the Eagles.  Also, stay tuned for the NBA’s great, surprising & awful.

#spectatorsporting #nflplayoffs #Bears

Bears vs Eagles Recap—— ———01:07-08:10

Trey Burton’s Strange Injury ——-08:11-11:35

Bears Off-Season Needs———- –11:36-18:44

NBA’s Great, Surprising & Awful–19:38-26:05

References

Music by Shawn Kruel, Kruel Beatz Entertainment. https://soundcloud.com/no-fefe-996794674

& Eddie Diaz. T.I.M.E.

AMC. “Lauri Markkanen gets technical for savage dunk on Vucevic” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Dec 21. 2018. Web. Jan 10, 2019.

Chicago Sports Report. “Roquan Smith Intercepts Nick Foles Bears vs Eagles NFL Wild Card” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Jan 6. 2019. Web. Jan 9, 2019.

DEVO Highlights Presents. “Kareem Hunt (2018-2019) Highlights Kansas City Chiefs Farewell” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Nov 30. 2018. Web. Jan 9, 2019.

FreeDawkins. “Ben Simmons Triple-Double 2019.01.05 Mavs vs 76ers – 20 Pts, 14 Reb, 11 Ast! FreeDawkins” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Jan 5. 2019. Web. Jan 9, 2019.

FreeDawkins. “Damar Derozan Full Highlights 2019.01.07 Spurs vs Pistons – 26 Pts, 9 Ast! FreeDawkins” Jan 7. 2019. Web. Jan 9, 2019.

Free Tucci. “Every Mitch Trubisky Play From The 2018 Wild Card vs Philadelphia” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Jan 7. 2019. Web. Jan 9, 2019.

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Highlight Heaven. “Tarik Cohen Game-Tying TD Pass to Anthony Miller w/time expired Bears vs Giants NFL” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Dec 2. 2018. Web. Jan 10, 2019.

House of Highlights. “Nikola Jokic Triple-Double Full Highlights Nuggets vs Heat 2019.01.08 – 29 Pts, 10 Ast, 13 Reb!” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Jan 8. 2019. Web. Jan 10, 2019.

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Bears Talk, NFL Playoffs Preview & NBA Analysis

Spectator Sporting Episode – 31

The Bears have finally ended their 7-year playoff drought and will take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field!  This Wildcard weekend is full of compelling matchups and we’ll give our thorough predictions against the spread for every game.  Plus, we’ve got our NBA’s great, surprising and awful.

#spectatorsporting #nflplayoffs #Bears

Bears vs Vikings Recap—————–01:02-4:24

Eagles @ Bears Preview ————-04:25-14:11

Colts @ Texans Preview————–15:26-20:09

Chargers @ Ravens Preview——–20:10-26:22

NFL Confidence Pts Results———27:24-29:13

Seahawks @ Cowboys Preview—-29:14-34:16

Super Bowl Predictions————- -34:37-39:46

NBA’s Great, Surprising & Awful–40:37-50:21

References

Music by Shawn Kruel, Kruel Beatz Entertainment. https://soundcloud.com/no-fefe-996794674

& Eddie Diaz. T.I.M.E.

Budleewiser. “Amazing Hurdle from Ezekiel Elliott Cowboys vs Eagles” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Nov 11. 2018. Web. Jan 1. 2019.

Budleewiser. “Michael Bennett Destroys Dak Prescott” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Nov 11. 2018. Web. Jan 1, 2019.

Cx Squad. “Adrian Amos mean hit on Stephon Diggs to force turnover on downs” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Dec 30. 2018. Web. Jan 1, 2019.

FreeDawkins. “Buddy Hield Full Highlights 2019.01.01 Blazers vs Kings – 27 Pts! Free Dawkins” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Jan 1. 2019. Web. Jan 2, 2019.

FreeDawkins. “Paul George Full Highlights 2018.12.30 Mavs vs Thunder 36 Pts, 5 Rebs! FreeDawkins” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Dec 30. 2018. Web. Jan 2, 2018.

Free Tucci. “Every Mitch Trubisky Play From 2018 Week 17 vs Minnesota” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Dec 30. 2018. Web. Jan 1, 2019.

House of Highlights. “Russell Westbrook GOES OFF in Phoenix! CRAZY highlights vs Suns 2018.22.28 – 40 Pts, 12 Reb, 8 Ast” Online Video Clip. YouTube. Dec 28. 2018. Web. Jan 1, 2019.

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