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Music of the Traffic – Week 12

Music of the Traffic – Week 12

Injuries. Cannot do anything about them. Cannot stop them. Cannot control them. Cannot really avoid them. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have a massive impact on our Fantasy seasons. With Eric Bledsoe and Jrue Holiday the latest to go down, that now makes 14 teams who have lost their starting PG (projected starter at season beginning) for multiple games… Read more →

Flying Under the Radar - Part 2

Flying Under the Radar – Part 2

The 2013/14 NBA season has so far been dominated by headlines of high-profile injuries and rehabs (Rose, Lopez, Horford, Kobe, Westbrook, CP3).  We have also had the superstars that have been doing their thing (LeBron, Durant, KLove). But what about the guys who are flying under the radar? It’s a time-honoured ‘Survivor’ strategy – one that often (but not always)… Read more →

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

Good things come to those who wait… And work hard… And stay ready… And make the most of their opportunities. With season 2013/14 quickly becoming the year of the injury there has never been a better time to look at the players around The Association that have kept their eyes on the prize and stayed ready to make the most… Read more →

Downtown’s NBL Awards Watch

Downtown’s NBL Awards Watch

The NBL has passed into the New Year and we at Downtown thought it was the perfect time to chart the state of play for each major NBL award as we head into the business end of the season. MVP Winner: James Ennis (22.5 points per game) is the MVP of this league at the half way mark of the… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 11

Music of the Traffic – Week 11

“Suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.” Exhibit A: Andrew Bynum Exhibit B: Andre Miller We see this a few times a season and most of the time these players have it coming to them. I’m not here to judge what did and did not transpire, or speculate on what is said behind closed doors. I just wish there was… Read more →

Flying Under the Radar - Part 1

Flying Under the Radar – Part 1

The 2013/14 NBA season has so far been dominated by headlines of high-profile injuries and rehabs.  The Rose, Lopez and Horford injuries have been hard to stomach for fans of all teams as have the interrupted #returns of Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook.  There have also been the enjoyable storylines of superstars such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul… Read more →

Sweet Child o’ Mine

Sweet Child o’ Mine

Observations from the NBA’s first Trimester When you think about it, the NBA regular season is a lot like a pregnancy. The first trimester starts full of hope and promise but experiences a range of emotions as you assess your team’s chances and over-analyse each game. There will be highs, lows, and everything in between. It’s also not uncommon to… Read more →

Bird Facts #5

Bird Facts #5

This is probably the most well-known ‘legend’ of Larry Bird but that doesn’t make it any less amazing. It’s hard to believe how close one of the icons of the NBA came to never even playing college basketball.  Bird has even said that he was grateful to have the maintenance job with the city, claiming that he was content and… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 10

Music of the Traffic – Week 10

As we ring in the New Year, it’s tradition to make a New Year’s resolution. What will you resolve to do more often in 2014, or not to do at all any longer? If related to your Fantasy team, perhaps you resolve to avoid certain types of players, or to make fairer trade offers [http://downtownball.net/2013/12/trading-places/]. Whatever the case may be, it’s… Read more →

In The Name of the Father

In The Name of the Father

The career of Chicago Bulls back-up center and resident tough man, Nazr Mohammed has come full circle. Growing up in Chicago in the 80s and 90s, Mohammed was a huge Chicago Bulls fan – idolising Michael and Scottie while he learnt the game at Kenwood Academy on the south side of town. These days, after 16 years as an NBA… Read more →