October 22, 2015 by Brandon Keller
Joakim Noah was not himself last year. If he can bring the passion and energy Chicago faithful have come to expect, the Bulls will be making noise come April.
Category: Chicago Bulls
| Tags: Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, Eastern Conference Finals, Joakim Noah, NBA Finals, Nikola Mirotic, Pau Gasol, playoffs, Taj Gibson, Tom Thibodeau, X-Factor
October 9, 2015 by Brandon Keller
Few flaunt the versatility of Nicolas Batum at his finest. Last season was far from Batum’s finest, but in order to get the Hornets to the playoffs they need him to fire on all cylinders.
Category: Charlotte Hornets
| Tags: al jefferson, charlotte hornets, Damian Lilliard, gerald henderson, kemba walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nicolas Batum, Noah Vonleh, Portland Trailblazers, Terry Stotts, X-Factor
September 17, 2015 by Brandon Keller
If the Nets want to sniff the playoffs this season, they need the Jarrett Jack from the 2012-13 season with the Warriors to show up.
Category: Brooklyn Nets
| Tags: 6th man, Brooklyn Nets, cavaliers, clutch, Jarrett Jack, playoffs, point guard, steph curry, Warriors, X-Factor
August 20, 2015 by Brandon Keller
If the Boston Celtics want to exceed expectations, they need a breakthrough season from a slimmed down Jared Sullinger.
Category: Boston Celtics
| Tags: Boston, Celtics, Conference, Eastern, Jared, Kevin, Love, offseason, Sullinger, Sully, trade, X-Factor
August 5, 2015 by Brandon Keller
If the Atlanta Hawks want to exceed expectations, they need a breakthrough season from sparkplug Dennis Schröder.
Category: Atlanta Hawks
| Tags: 2015-16, Atlanta, Breakout, DeMarre Carroll, Dennis, Eastern Conference, Hawks, NBA, Schroder, X-Factor