Sep. 10: Yesterday we asked hoops fans to tell us what NBA storylines they grew tired of hearing about over the summer as well as what items they felt may have flown under the radar. Not surprisingly, the Knicks came up as one of the teams most heavily discussed.
Between the ongoing Carmelo Anthony saga, controversy surrounding Kristaps Porzingis and the eventual dismissal of Phil Jackson, New York has been as much a part of the public’s consciousness this summer as any.
In contrast, a few teams that quietly did work this offseason were the Kings and Hornets. Will Sacramento’s shrewd draft and Charlotte’s gamble to bring Dwight Howard back under the tutelage of a former coach equate to noticeable improvements in 2017/18? It’s hard to imagine otherwise.
Yesterday I wrote that I’d pull from our own Hoops Rumors database to get a handle on some of the coverage trends that we’ve relayed over the summer.
As expected, the Knicks were the team that we covered the most over the course of the period ranging from the day after the NBA draft up until yesterday. Following the Knicks were the Cavaliers and, as one reader suspected, the Celtics. Rounding out the top five were the Clippers and Rockets.
Of the top five all but the Knicks made significant roster moves and, of course, two of those moves were blockbuster trades involving another team in the top five.
For science, here are the teams ranked 1-30.
- Trail Blazers
Sep. 9: The NBA offseason can be a fascinating thing, this summer especially considering all of the blockbuster moves that went down. Inevitably, however, the excitement of the rookie draft and the ensuing start of the league’s free agency period gives way to the doldrums of August and September.
Now that the whirlwind of player movement has started to slow down, it’s a good time to reflect back on the weeks that were, as well as on the coverage that surrounded them.
We here at Hoops Rumors pride ourselves on being a repository of NBA news, earth shattering or trivial, whether that means bringing context to the Kyrie Irving trade mere minutes after news broke or updating minor storylines that few outside of a niche group would ever find particularly riveting.
As such, the archive of Hoops Rumors stories serves as comprehensive database of all headline-worthy items big and small that transpired over the course of the summer, an analogue of the highs and lows of the NBA news cycle.
Our question to you, on this quiet Saturday night in September, is what teams did you grow tired of hearing about this offseason? What teams did you feel flew under the radar of the hoops community at large?
We’ve compiled a list of the teams that pinged our radar the most over the offseason and, generally speaking, it’s not hard to guess which teams got the most coverage. There were some items that the NBA media wrote about ad nauseum while others barely caused a ripple.
Before we unveil specifically what teams took up the most real estate in our pages, however, we figured we’d field a bonus question to see if our community could guess which teams we talked about the most this summer and which teams we talked about the least.
Weigh in below!