It's A Wrap: Confidently Predicting NBA MVP & Rookie Of The Year

With a quarter of the season in the books, now seems like a decent time to jump to end of the year conclusions.

Confidence Picks presented by Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo will win the MVP
  • And the Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer will win Coach of The Year
  • Luka Doncic will win the Rookie of the Year, sorry Trae Young
  • The Boston Celtics will figure it out
  • For entertainment purposes only, the Los Angeles Lakers will not win more than 48 games this season
  • Joel Embiid will get fed up with Jimmy Butler
  • The Charlotte Hornets will win the Southeast Division with ease
  • These City Uniforms will never, ever get old
  • Multiple teams WILL tank hard for Zion Williamson
  • The Golden State Warriors will win the NBA title
  • And Kevin Durant will stay in Golden State
  • Or he won't
  • But he won't go to Los Angeles
  • But he might
  • Likely New York
  • Who knows

The Kerfuffle, Ep. 7: East vs West, PJ Tucker, & Mo Bamba

The other day my friend and I were chatting amiably and agreeably about basketball when, suddenly and irrevocably, he suggested that, maybe, the East is as good as, or better than, the West. 

Top 5 Recruiting Stories At City of Palms: Carey Jr., Watford, & Cockburn

Prospects & Pedicures, Scottie Barnes: Fortnite, Kobe Bryant, & A Psychic

The prestigious City of Palms Classic runs Monday, Dec. 17 to Saturday, Dec. 22 at Florida SouthWestern State College – and FloHoops.com will have you covered.

Michigan State, Duke Down To The Wire For Vernon Carey, Isaiah Stewart

Why Flo40 Big Man Isaiah Stewart Is A High-Major Priority

Duke and Michigan State are going down to the wire for a couple of five-star recruits.

Pace & Space: Examining The True Cause Of The Scoring Spike In The NBA

There has been an offensive explosion in the NBA this year. Nearly every time I tune into an NBA game, I’m no longer shocked to see scores in the 140s or players dropping 50, or 54, or 60! OK, maybe it was surprising to see Derrick Rose score 50 points in 2018, but do 50-point nights truly not mean as much as they used to? Is this offensive explosion a result of the new rule changes this season, or the continuation of a long analytics-influenced trend toward pace and space?

Zion Williamson Is The New No. 1 Pick But RJ Barrett Isn't 'Falling'

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Welcome To Zion Williamson's World Of Stardom

I had to laugh the other day when I saw an NBA mock draft advertising that Zion Williamson is the new No. 1 pick and that his Duke teammate R.J. Barrett is "falling."

Darrell General, The 2018 Hometown Hero presented by Quicken Loans

On behalf of the national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®, FloSports is excited and honored to award Darrell General, track and cross country coach at George Marshall High School in Virginia, with $25,000 to put towards a year’s worth of mortgage payments for being named the 2018 Hometown Hero.

The Euro Step: Williams-Goss Breaks Out, & Other EuroLeague Round 9 Notes

I loved Olympiacos’ signing of Nigel Williams-Goss this summer.

Florida State, Tennessee Walk Out Of 2018 Junkanoo Jam As Champions

Florida State and Tennessee spent Thanksgiving weekend in a tropical paradise and left champions. 

Winners & Losers From NCAA Early Signing Period: Arizona, Kentucky & More

The NCAA Early Signing Period wrapped up last Wednesday (Nov. 21) so we now have some perspective to declare a few early winners and losers.