2017 Preview: Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers finished last season by winning the Ben Simmons sweepstakes and taking the #1 overall pick in the 2016 draft. While this is a positive, the 10-win season was certainly a negative. Going forward, the 76ers will be crossing their fingers that Simmons reaches his potential and becomes a superstar. This season will probably…

2016-2017 Top Players: 90-81

In Part II of our countdown, we see four big men, a knockdown shooter, several important wings, and our first rookie. Will Simmons be the only rookie on our list? We’ll see. As we continue to move down on our list, we are getting ever close to the start of the 2016-2017 NBA season. And…

2016-2017 Top Players: 100-91

Welcome to the first installation of the Hardwired for Sports NBA Top 100 Players for 2016-2017 list! In this project, we have collected a group of writers to determine who the best players in the NBA will be┬áthis coming season. This list will take into account age, potential, prior performances, and team changes. A short…

2016 NBA Draft Live Blog

Updated: 11:30pm CT through all 60 picks. Welcome to my 2016 NBA Draft Live Blog. Like the NFL Draft, Michael and I will be working on this together. After every pick, I will update this post with both of our opinions on the player, fit, and what grade that pick receives. This should be a…

Michael’s Mock Draft

Hey guys, here is my 2016, one half-hour away mock draft. The first two picks are set in stone in terms of who the 76ers and Lakers are taking, but after that it gets fun. Here is how I think things will play out. Philadelphia 76ers – SF Ben Simmons, LSU:┬áSimmons has already been told…

NBA Mock Draft 3.0

The draft is just 2 hours away, so here is my final mock draft in preparation. Trades have made me do some shuffling, but we can expect lots more of those later tonight. It should be a fun one, so sit down and settle in. Without further ado, here is how I think the draft…

Offseason Forecast #30: Golden State Warriors

The Warriors may have lost in the NBA Finals, but that does not mean that they didn’t have a great season. Even without a title, a 73-win regular season is the greatest of all time. They failed to defend their championship, but they have still the Splash Brothers and Draymond Green, making them a contender…