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What now? The 2013-14 Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons are trapped in a whirlwind of hopelessness. While they’d spent the better part of the past half decade dwelling in the Eastern Conference basement, slowly acclimating themselves with what’s been a stark contrast to their previous decade, this year is different. This year the Pistons have genuine expectations to succeed, the NBA equivalent of an unspoken obligation to drag themselves out of bed in the morning and actually put on pants. “Obviously…

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What’s wrong with the Cavs?

Last Tuesday, Jan. 28, Anthony Bennett scored 15 points in a loss against New Orleans. It might have been his best game of the season: he shot 5-of-10, including two three-pointers, and grabbed eight rebounds. He also played 31 minutes, by far the most he’d played all season. That’s the positive. The negative: it came in yet another Cleveland Cavaliers blowout loss. Indeed, since LeBron James went to Miami, the Cavs have been among the…

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The Toronto Raptors: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Toronto Raptors fans have been here before. We don’t mean literally, in the sense that they’re the seemingly most competent of a motley crew of toothless, struggling, or simply just dysfunctional teams barreling through the 2013-14 campaign with their eyes on the Atlantic Division title (although they have done that, too*), but figuratively. The entire fan base is all too familiar with the concept of their squad rallying to grind out success in the wake…

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Steve Nash: The Long Goodbye

As long as I’ve been watching the NBA, it’s been a NBA with Steve Nash. I realize that’s not a long time. But I’m not an old person. For years Nash has been a thrill to watch. His Dallas teams tore things up in the playoffs and him and Dirk had some of the best off-the-court photographs of all time. Later came the back-to-back MVP years when his Suns looked like they might redefine everything…

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What’s up with TheGP?

What’s going on with The Good Point these days? We’re glad you asked. While it doesn’t look like we’ve been up to a whole lot over here, I have to assure you that actually the exact opposite is true. Good things, trust us. You have questions, we have answers.