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Tim Snyder

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Growing up, I was all about basketball, playing every day from sun up to sun down. In high school, I was named Southwest Florida Player of the Year and eventually earned a scholarship to play at FGCU. There, I was a starting Power Forward and an academic All-American.

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At the end of the 2013-2014 season, Carmelo has an opportunity to opt out of his contract to secure another long-term deal and play for a contending team. It’s an opportunity that Carmelo is not going to pass up either. In an interview with Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Carmelo said, “It’s definitely an opportunity that I’m willing to explore and experience.” Diplomatically, he went on to say that New York is where he wants to be, but he has always indicated that he will go where he has the best chance to win, admitting that “my window is closing.” Earlier this week, Sports Unbiased writers Jr. Williams and I debated the...

Last month, a lot of fans were wondering if the Nets could bounce back from a slow start and a losing record. Their big name players ( former All-Stars and MVPs) looked too old and slow to play defense or grab boards or even get a shot off. The entire season and all of its hope was nothing more than a delusional Russian owner throwing money at the wind, a Frankenstein experiment gone wrong. Don’t look now, though, because the Brooklyn Nets are in the middle of a season-changing win streak. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 and are now the seventh seed of the Eastern Conference race. Ironically, the Nets recent revitalization has not...

One of the most important (and underrated) pieces to an NBA championship team is the do-it-all "glue guy." The role of this glue guy is to willingly take a back seat and use his rare, diverse skill set to fill any holes in a championship contending team. In the 90s, Scottie Pippen played this role to perfection. Pippen was always talented enough to be a MVP candidate and win on his own. He proved this by finishing 3rd in the MVP race during a time when Michael Jordan left for baseball after being  forced out of the league (according to conspiracy theories) amid gambling allegations, but Pippen willingly took a back seat and filled...

When I’m flipping around the tube and I come across the Minnesota Timberwolves, I stop. They are primetime television, as exciting as any team in the league. They score at will and they do it in style with a slew of behind the back passes, outlet dunks, and long range bombs. The team becomes even more impressive when taking a look at their roster. They are one of the few teams with a premier, bonafide superstar in Kevin Love. They have a skilled, Goliath-like center (an endangered species in today’s NBA): Nikola Pekovic. Kevin Martin is a legitimate threat from anywhere inside of 25 feet (one year he averaged 24.6 ppg!). And there are...