Josh Burton's Writing Archive for Crossover Chronicles

3/24/15- Knicks and Lakers are looking ahead to a possibly bright future

2/20/15- Reggie Jackson got pretty lucky with trade to Pistons

2/12/15- The Clippers are now an underrated contender in the West

2/3/15- With a healthy core, Pelicans can make some noise in West

1/22/15- Is the age of the "super team" already over?

1/15/15- Jeff Green is the piece the Grizzlies need
1/9/15- With recent trades, the Cleveland Cavaliers are all in

12/19/14- Corey Brewer is now firmly entrenched on the trade block

12/17/14- With Josh McRoberts expected to miss rest of season, Heat lose a key player

12/11/14- The Pistons are really bad, and there's no end in sight

12/4/14- Hawks are off to a pretty good start, and things are only looking up

12/1/14- After a miserable Nets tenure, Jason Terry has found his way with the Rockets

11/21/14- Due to various factors, the Nuggets have become a laughingstock

11/17/14- DeAndre Jordan has excelled for Clippers even as Blake Griffin has struggled

11/13/14- Tony Wroten's fast start brings up tough question for 76ers when Michael Carter-Williams returns

11/10/14- The Pacers' injury struggles have allowed Donald Sloan to shine

11/3/14- Even with Durant and Westbrook injuries, the Thunder are holding their own

10/28/14- A new year, another chance for the talented Pelicans to break through

10/23/14- Nuggets think they can find success with their up tempo style and offseason pickups

10/21/14- The 44-Minute Game: Four minutes shorter and a better flow?

10/17/14- Pistons and Celtics swap Will Bynum and Joel Anthony

10/13/14- Rick Carlisle's ripping of Chandler Parsons' weight was unnecessary and stupid

10/9/14- Somehow, J.R. Smith is gaining the trust of the Knicks' new coaching staff

10/7/14- Nuggets move to solidify future by signing Kenneth Faried to extension

10/2/14- Bulls' Nikola Mirotic is just the latest high-profile European big man to make the NBA jump

9/29/14- Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant engage in an unlikely war of words

9/24/14- Timberwolves show interest in Eric Bledsoe, but signs point to a return to Phoenix

9/12/14- Team USA needs to take care of business on Sunday in FIBA Championship

9/8/14- Hawks' strange situation gets a little stranger

9/3/14- Ray Allen is still a hot commodity among NBA's elite

8/27/14- Considering the circumstances, Timberwolves fared pretty well in Kevin Love deal

8/20/14- NBA officiating mainstay, Dick Bavetta, retires at the ripe old age of 74

6/25/14- The 2014 offseason has been more bark than bite so far, and that may continue

6/18/14- Question of the Day: What is the Spurs' place in history?

6/15/14- San Antonio Spurs win NBA Championship: Instant Reaction and Social Media Recap

6/12/14- Spurs 107, Heat 86: Instant Reactions and Social Media Recap

6/12/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: How The Spurs Take Control?

6/12/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: Where Is The Heat's Defense?

6/10/14- Spurs defeat Heat 111-92 in Game 3: Instant Reaction and Social Media Recap

6/10/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: Game 3 Adjustments

6/10/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: Series Shifts To Miami

6/8/14- Miami Heat 98, San Antonio Spurs 96. Instant Reaction & Social Media Recap

6/8/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: All-NBA Teams

6/5/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: Predictions

6/5/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: Tim Duncan's Legacy

6/5/14- Spurs-Heat represents the NBA's old age battling the new one

6/5/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: Building Legacies

6/4/14- Crossover Chronicles Finals Roundtable: Last Year Looming

5/28/14- Grizzlies re-sign Dave Joerger as head coach after almost losing him to Minnesota

5/22/14- Without Ibaka, the Thunder need to adapt

5/20/14- If Pacers win tonight, this series will be theirs to win

5/15/14- Pistons revamp franchise by hiring Stan Van Gundy

5/8/14- Hibbert's outburst helps Pacers tie series, maybe find consistency

5/2/14- After D'Antoni resignation, Lakers to look at some high-profile college coaches

4/28/14- Donald Sterling is just another black eye the NBA needs to fix quickly

4/22/14- With Playoffs in full swing, recent flurry of coaching departures have gone under the radar

4/17/14- The Nets on a collision course with the Heat in the playoffs?

4/11/14- According to Rick Carlisle, Dirk Nowitzki is one of NBA's best 12 best players of all time

4/8/14- UConn beats Kentucky in NCAA Championship, with Shabazz Napier winning Tournament MVP

4/1/14- Patrick Beverley's injury hurts Rockets, but isn't devastating

3/26/14- Herniated disc offically costs Pelicans' Ryan Anderson his season

3/20/14- With win over Pacers, Knicks' streak improves to seven in a row as they towards playoff push

3/19/14- Phil Jackson: Carmelo Anthony isn't leaving the Knicks when he becomes a free agent

3/14/14- Fading Atlanta Hawks won't have Al Horford back to help them this regular season, or playoffs either

3/12/14- Andrew Bynum makes debut as Pacers snap losing skid

3/5/14- Bobcats waive Ben Gordon, allowing contender to possibly pick up the veteran

2/26/14- Raymond Felton arrested for gun possession in New York on Tuesday, practices with Knicks on Wednesday

2/20/14- Milwaukee Bucks trade Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour to Charlotte Bobcats for Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien

2/20/14- Denver Nuggets trade benched Andre Miller to Washington Wizards in a three-team deal involving the Philadelphia 76ers

2/13/14- Marreese Speights destroyed his old team, producing a hilarious highlight video as the Warriors embarrassed the 76ers

2/11/14- Greg Monroe probably won't be traded this season, but there's a slim chance he will be

2/6/14- 76ers' Evan Turner is on the trading block, again

2/3/14- Phoenix Suns are emerging as a possible destination for Pau Gasol

1/31/14- All-Star reserves are released, Kyle Lowry, Anthony Davis, and Arron Afflalo lead list of major snubs

1/29/14- Retired Tracy McGrady says his former high school team could beat the Milwaukee Bucks

1/27/14- Somehow, Vince Carter is already 37 and still being productive for the Mavericks

1/23/14- Injured Chris Paul hopes to return to the court in time for February's All-Star game

1/22/14- Rudy Gay scored 41 points for the Kings in a win last night, and appears to be hitting his stride

1/21/14- The Bucks are having another bad season, and youth may be to blame

1/17/14- Rajon Rondo finally set to make his season debut for the Celtics

1/15/14- Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks sent to Golden State Warriors as part of three-team deal

1/15/14- Frank Vogel is your Eastern Conference All-Star head coach

1/14/14- With Blazers having great season, LaMarcus Aldridge wants to re-sign in Portland

1/14/14- In great news for the Grizzlies' playoff chances, Marc Gasol is returning soon

1/10/14- In bizarre CNN interview, Diplomat Dennis Rodman criticizes American held in North Korean jail

1/7/14- Bulls trade Luol Deng to Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum's contract and some picks

1/7/14- Jerryd Bayless sent to Celtics in three-team deal with Grizzlies and Thunder

1/3/14- Stan Van Gundy: Brooklyn Nets are 'bush league'

12/18/13- With last-second loss to Wizards, the Knicks are falling apart and coach Mike Woodson may be soon to go

12/11/13- After LeBron dismisses the Pacers as a rival, they shut down the Heat in a big win

12/9/13- Rudy Gay sent from the Raptors to the Kings in what might become the rare win-win deal for both teams

12/5/13- Don't worry, Rasheed Wallace paid the taxes for his Portland-area home

12/3/13- Anthony Davis fractures hand, forcing New Orleans Pelicans to find scoring and defense from other players

11/26/13- Draft disappointment Derrick Williams reportedly sent to Kings for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute in straight-up swap

11/20/13- Kobe Bryant finally earns medical clearance to participate in basketball activities

11/14/13- It's hard to think of any NBA player having as a bad a beginning to a season as Larry Sanders

11/11/13- It's still early, but some of the Brooklyn Nets' elder statesmen are getting tired of losing

11/7/13- The Trail Blazers are struggling to complete transformation into a defense-focused team

11/5/13- Michael Carter-Williams calls out LeBron for a lack of effort

11/1/13- Unsurprisingly, the Sacramento Kings decline 4th-year option on Jimmer Fredette's contract

10/29/13- Shaq has nothing but praise for the Brooklyn Nets and Brook Lopez

10/25/13- The ultimate ranking of the top five NBA rivalries

10/24/13-Derrick Rose calls out the Pacers for not being a true rival of the Bulls

10/22/13- Utah Jazz shore up their young core by signing Gordon Hayward to long-term extension

10/17/13- Carmelo Anthony says he'll probably opt out at season's end

10/14/13- Serge Ibaka appears primed to make big strides as a player this season

10/11/13- Kendrick Perkins misses practice to deal with legal trouble stemming from Houston assault

10/3/13- Andrea Bargnani, now a Knick, tries to get used to a brand-new country, team, and situation

9/24/13- Troubled but talented DeMarcus Cousins to receive contract extension from Sacramento Kings soon

9/17/13- On a surge of unwarranted confidence, Warriors' Andrew Bogut places himself among the NBA's elite

9/13/13- Contrary to some rumors, Carmelo Anthony will remain a Knick for a very long time, according to himself

9/10/13- Count Antawn Jamison as another person who thinks that Kobe Bryant is far from finished

8/27/13- NBA Rookie Survey reveals surprising candidates for Rookie of the Year award, such as 10th-overall pick C.J. McCollum

8/15/13- Jim Buss derides former Laker Dwight Howard's decision to join Rockets in magazine feature

6/14/13- Doc Rivers is open to coaching teams other than the Celtics for the 2013-14 season, according to reports

6/11/13- Lionel Hollins' days as the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies are officially over

6/5/13- Bill Simmons, regarding his continued appearance on NBA Countdown: 'I need to re-evaluate things this summer'

5/29/13- Pacers want to bring David West back next season, regardless of his unrestricted status

5/23/13- Will the Cleveland Cavaliers trades their #1 overall pick? Maybe

5/20/13- Knicks fall to the Pacers in Game 6 to get eliminated, bringing up some important questions about New York's future

5/13/13- With Raptors in transition, President/GM Bryan Colangelo finds his job status on uneven ground

5/8/13- Nets shake up coaching staff, fire interim coach P.J. Carlesimo and are on hunt for a big name replacement

5/1/13- Toronto Raptors to court Phil Jackson for president

4/26/13- LeBron expresses frustration after losing Defensive Player of the Yearaward to Marc Gasol

4/22/13- With Nets' domination of Bulls in Game 1, Deron Williams shows the NBA what he's made of

4/22/13- Marcin Gortat, frustrated by terrible Suns' season, calls out younger players

4/17/13- Doc Rivers: I'm not afraid of the Knicks

4/15/13- Former NBA coach and player Eddie Jordan likely to get open Rutgers head-coaching job

4/10/13- As Dirk Nowitzki progresses towards retirement, he still wants the Mavericks to be good again

4/9/13- Joakim Noah's foot injury has gotten just a little bit worse

4/5/13- With or without playoff win, Nets' first season in Brooklyn is a major success, for all parties involved

4/5/13- Lawrence Frank responds to rumors linking him to open Rutgers head-coaching position

4/1/13- After Clippers' blowout loss to Rockets, Vinny Del Negro chews his team out for lack of effort

3/27/13- Extended benching of veterans on lottery teams, like Corey Maggette on the Pistons, indicates league-wide mentality

3/21/13- 1st-overall pick Anthony Davis gives 6th-overall pick Damian Lillard props on sensational rookie season

3/20/13- Will injury cut short Waiters' chance to lead?

3/15/13- Bucks stuck between rock and hard place with Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings contract situations

3/13/13- Returning to his hometown, Jason Kidd reflects on how his joining the Knicks has rebooted his career

3/11/13- Doc Rivers angry about Celtics' close finishes

3/5/13- Joakim Noah admits that Tom Thibodeau doesn't quite grasp concept of resting players

3/4/13- Spurs lose Tony Parker for a month with ankle injury

2/26/13- P.J. Carlesimo questions his own move to bench Brook Lopez in fourth quarters of recent games

2/22/13- By trading for J.J. Redick, the Bucks display win-now approach

2/21/13- Has Dwight Howard become damaged goods? Yes, it appears so

2/19/13- A comprehensive way to fix All-Star Saturday night

2/14/13- Kenneth Faried joins anti-homophobia-in-sports organization, is first NBA player to do so

2/13/13- Right now, LeBron is winning the MVP race, but not by as much as you would think

2/11/13- Vin Baker, All-Star from 90s and 2000s, tries to rebuild his life after losing his career to alcoholism

2/6/13- Benched Pau Gasol ponders his Lakers future

2/5/13- Mike Woodson pleased with Amar'e's production off bench in Knicks' winning streak

1/29/13- Rudy Gay trade rumors heat up as Raptors and Celtics are mentioned as possible landing spots

1/25/13- The debacle known as the Los Angeles Lakers yelled at each other on Wednesday morning

1/23/13- Anderson Varejao done for season with blood clot in lung

1/17/13- Once-soaring Hawks crashing back to the rest of the pack

1/15/13- Mark Cuban denies any Dirk Nowitzki trade rumors

1/11/13- Phil Jackson toys with our thoughts, says he has "no intention of ever coaching again"

1/9/13- Indiana Pacers make interesting, yet prudent, move to extend coach Frank Vogel

1/9/13- Carlos Boozer's resurgence has the Bulls winning, in surprising fashion

1/4/13- Third NBA All-Star ballots released, Kobe stays in front

1/3/13- Kobe calls Lakers "an old damn team", says he's playing his best basketball in awhile

12/28/12- Kobe's scoring outbursts are just a part of the Lakers' way

12/27/12- The Celtics' hesitation to make a change might cost them

12/20/12 - Kobe thinks he would have scored more points if he never played with Shaq

12/18/12- Broussard feeds up some garbage about Dwight Howard, we believe it (stupidly)

12/14/12- Ricky Rubio likely to return on Saturday for Timberwolves

12/12/12- Roy Hibbert is officially crazy

12/11/12- The incredible transformations of O.J. Mayo

12/7/12- For some reason, the Lakers seem intent on keeping Pau Gasol

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