The 2019 MLB season is set to begin this month, and now that Bryce Harper has signed all we have to do now is wait. This season will be filled with high flying home runs, and lots of action from some of the leagues best players. Here is how the top players in baseball stack up as of now.
A lot of talk this season has gone toward the tight MVP race, and deservingly so. It has been a long time since the NBA has seen a three man race this close. However, one of the most underrated storylines of this years’ NBA season has been the race for the most improved player award. The most improved player award often predicts who will become the future stars of the league. Past winners include Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George, Victor Oladipo, and Jimmy Butler. This season alone you could hand the award to five separate players. Below are my top 5 contenders for the most improved player award right now.
For the greater part of the last four years the Golden State Warriors have dominated the NBA. They have won three out of the last four NBA championships, and over 80% of their regular season games during that span. It is safe to say that the Warriors are a modern NBA dynasty. With the addition of Boogie Cousins over last offseason, most people were willing to hand the Warriors yet another NBA championship. However, as the 2018-19 season is starting to wrap up, there has been more than one team that has taken the next step. Teams such as the Bucks, Thunder, Raptors, and Nuggets have all made great improvements from a season ago. These four teams have the best chance to dethrone the Warriors and here is why. Continue Reading!
When the Los Angeles Lakers signed LeBron James, it marked the first big name free agent the Lakers had signed since Dwight Howard (and we all know how that turned out). Adding the best player in the world to a young core that was destined to break out, seemed like a lock for the playoffs. Although the Lakers got out to a shaky start, a strong November and December had them sitting at 4th in the West and a 19-14 going into Christmas day. As we all know, LeBron James suffered a groin injury that day, yet the Lakers still managed an impressive win over the Warriors. Since that day, the Lakers have gone 8-15, including a 42 point blow out by the Oladipo-less Pacers, and now sit at 10th in the West. The Lakers’ season has taken a turn for the worse, and we might be far from the end due to recent trades, and the Lakers lack of success on drawing in free agents. Continue Reading!
In 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick out of the University of Kansas. Just a few weeks later, he was involved in a three team trade that would send him to the Minnesota Timberwolves. That season, Wiggins was one of the loan bright spots in what ended up being a long season for the Timberwolves who finished just 16-66. Wiggins averaged 17 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2 assists and would go on to win rookie of the year. After a solid rookie season, many people thought Wiggins would continue to progress into an NBA all-star within the next few years. However, that has NOT been the case. Continue Reading!