5:36 AM EST, Fri December 04, 2020
15 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers: Morey’s moves puts the pressure on Joel Embiid

The Philadelphia 76ers never really set Joel Embiid up for success. Now, Daryl Morey has given him the pieces he needs to reach the ceiling we know he has. Josh Richardson and Al Horford were not devoid of talent in their own right upon joining the Philadelphia 76ers last offseason. Such was what made them […] Philadelphia 76ers: Morey’s moves puts the pressure on Joel Embiid - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
16 hours ago

Houston Rockets: 3 outcomes for Westbrook/Wall trade

The Houston Rockets traded All-NBA point guard Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall. What are the likely outcomes for this trade? The Houston Rockets are no stranger to big deals to shake up their team’s roster. Last offseason (which feels like a decade ago) they traded Chris Paul and draft capital for […] Houston Rockets: 3 outcomes for Westbrook/Wall trade - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
17 hours ago

Orlando Magic: 3 goals for the 2020-21 season

The Orlando Magic watched as teams around them got stronger this offseason, and will have to maximize their roster to once again make the postseason. Over the last couple of years, the Orlando Magic have proven that they are once again a competent franchise. The importance of this cannot be overstated, one look back at […] Orlando Magic: 3 goals for the 2020-21 season - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
18 hours ago

OKC Thunder: Ranking the Thunder’s projected starting lineup

The OKC Thunder has turned its roster over again. The projected starting lineup will be young, talented and potentially fun to watch. The OKC Thunder is going to look a lot different this season after another offseason makeover. The Thunder traded away veterans Chris Paul and Steven Adams, taking on several draft picks and an […] OKC Thunder: Ranking the Thunder’s projected starting lineup - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
19 hours ago

Los Angeles Lakers: Will newcomers improve the team’s 3-point shooting?

The Los Angeles Lakers have had some notable shake-ups to the roster this offseason. Will the team see improvement from 3-point range in 2020-21? The Los Angeles Lakers have been busy since beating the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. The franchise has been doing much more than just celebrating, however. There have been several […] Los Angeles Lakers: Will newcomers improve the team’s 3-point shooting? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
20 hours ago

NBA trade grades: Rockets and Wizards swap Russell Westbrook and John Wall

The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards pulled off the NBA’s latest blockbuster, swapping Russell Westbrook for John Wall. We’ll grade the trade. The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards found themselves in mutual no-win scenarios early in the 2020 offseason. After Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni stepped down and general manager Daryl Morey departed following the […] NBA trade grades: Rockets and Wizards swap Russell Westbrook and John Wall - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 2, 2020

NBA trades: Rockets trade Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for John Wall

The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards pulled off a blockbuster NBA trade, swapping Russell Westbrook and John Wall on Wednesday night. The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards pulled off a blockbuster NBA trade on Wednesday night, swapping Russell Westbrook and John Wall. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wizards will send a first-round draft pick […] NBA trades: Rockets trade Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for John Wall - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 2, 2020

1 thought for each of the NBA’s scheduled Christmas day games

We seem to know which teams will be facing off for the NBA’s Christmas day slate and none are likely to lack in the theatrics we’ve all come to expect. As if the start of training camp wasn’t enough of a reason to get excited about the upcoming 2020-21 season, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski gave fans an […] 1 thought for each of the NBA’s scheduled Christmas day games - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 2, 2020

The Golden State Warriors need a career year from Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors had a violent drop from the top of the NBA to the bottom. To get back to their best, they need a great year from Stephen Curry. The Golden State Warriors have one of the most incredible riches to rags stories in the history of sports. One minute they’re playing in […] The Golden State Warriors need a career year from Stephen Curry - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 2, 2020

New York Knicks: Where’s all the 3-point shooting coming from?

While they stocked up in certain areas this offseason, questions certainly surround the New York Knicks and their proficiency in long-range shooting. The New York Knicks finished the abbreviated 2019-20 season with an abysmal 21-45 record, continuing a string of woeful seasons for the franchise. And while their struggles consisted far and wide across the […] New York Knicks: Where’s all the 3-point shooting coming from? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 2, 2020

Why the Boston Celtics shouldn’t worry about their point guard position

The Boston Celtics will be just fine without starting point guard Kemba Walker to start the season and have no need to worry about the point guard position. Despite Kemba Walker more than likely not being available to start the season for the Boston Celtics due to his lingering knee injury, the team is going […] Why the Boston Celtics shouldn’t worry about their point guard position - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 2, 2020

Atlanta Hawks: Ranking their projected starting five after free agency

The Atlanta Hawks made a slew of moves this offseason to improve their roster, but how does their projected starting five rank amongst each other? After finishing with a 20-47 record this season, good enough for 14th in the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks set themselves up for a busy offseason. Having possessed the most […] Atlanta Hawks: Ranking their projected starting five after free agency - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 1, 2020

Boston Celtics: How Jeff Teague can benefit from Kemba Walker’s injury

With Kemba Walker expected to be out at least the first few weeks of the season, it’s time for Jeff Teague to reinvent himself with the Boston Celtics. On Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker recently received a stem cell injection in his left knee and is expected […] Boston Celtics: How Jeff Teague can benefit from Kemba Walker’s injury - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 1, 2020

Ranking the top 50 NBA players of next season: 40-31

As we build up to the NBA season returning quicker than anyone could have imagined, it is a perfect time to rank the players coming into the season. While we move along our top-50 list we get more into the All-Star caliber players that are contributing at the highest level. This is the section of […] Ranking the top 50 NBA players of next season: 40-31 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Dec 1, 2020

NBA Predictions: 2020-21 NBA win total projections

As NBA training camps are about to open up, it’s time to go around the league with our own win total projections here at Hoops Habit. It feels like the NBA was barely gone at this point. The NBA Finals were less than two months ago, and training camps around the league are about to […] NBA Predictions: 2020-21 NBA win total projections - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats