Sunday, August 24, 2014

Greg Crawford On Basketball, For August 24th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford---COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management  @wchoops and @kcsportsmgmt

The Trade---With one of the biggest trades in the NBA for recent years, now it is important to ask who won? After all, the NBA and all of professional and now amateur sports is about winning.

I would say, that in the trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves, the real winners were both teams. By going out and getting a great player like Kevin Love, a consistent all-pro, it proved the Cavaliers after signing LeBron James in July are willing to go out and get even better, despite acquiring James. The reason for the win by the Timberwolves, was they got young players, who have so much potential led by Andrew Wiggins.

As a reader, what do you think?

Oregon State---The Beavers are not going to win the Pac-12 this year in basketball. But, everything I am hearing about new coach Wayne Tinkle is positive. The Beavers will make some noise in the Pac-12 and this should be a team to watch in future years, as Tinkle builds a program that can be sustainable.

An NCAA appearance is sorely needed in Corvallis, hard to believe the last time the Beavers appeared in the "Big Dance" was 1990.

Greg Crawford On Basketball---It is always fair to say, what do with do with this blog. Well, the answer is pretty simple. We want to give concise, important and entertaining information to our readers. We will always cover in Greg Crawford On Basketball:

1. The NBA

2. The NBA Developmental League

3. NCAA Basketball

4. The Northwest Conference and Cascade Collegiate Conference, including weekly power rankings and the CCC digest.

5. The NWAACC, which is one of the top community college and JC Leagues in the country.

6. In-Depth coverage of the Portland Pilots and Portland State Vikings.

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