The Oklahoma City Thunder has been through a lot in a short time. Elite guard Russell Westbrook went down with a knee injury which led to a earlier than expected exit from the western conference finals. Now instead of having him back and ready to play he will miss the first 6-8 weeks of the season. They were ranked 6th in the NBA coming into the season and now face the biggest challenge ahead. All of a sudden it seems that they aren’t the favourites to win the west. Everyone has them behind the Clippers and Spurs. The Thunder did not make any big moves this summer as they still have there core group of players but lost Kevin Martin but have now place the role on Jeremy Lamb to step in and be that type of player. I think OKC will struggle at first but when Westbrook gets back I think that all of this will vanish as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will take the Thunder strait to the NBA finals.
PG: Reggie Jackson (until Westbrook comes back)
SF: Kevin Durant
PF: Serge Ibaka
C: Kendrick Perkins
6th man: Jeremy Lamb
Record: 50+ wins
Seed: 1st in the west.
What are your thoughts? how do you think OKC will do this season? Let me know your thoughts.
Toronto is going into the Season with a improved roster and some hype which they have not had in a long time. Defensively, The Raptors have shown flashes of what they can really do. There two developing players in Terrence Ross And Jonas Valanciunas have really been working hard this past offseason JV one summer league MVP in Los Vegas and Terrence Ross has shown development in consistent shooting and being more aggressive going to the rack. Toronto has three major players for this year in Demar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, and Jonas Valanciunas. Lets not get ahead of our selves, The Raptors still have a long way to go before getting through to the finals and need to grow there team to have a team that can beat the Bulls and the Heat before they think about going to a title game.
Projected starting line up
PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Demar DeRozan
SF: Rudy Gay
PF: Amir Johnson
C: Jonas Valanciunas
SG: Terrence Ross
Record (yet to be seen)
Seed: 6th in the East (maybe second round in the playoffs)
Where do you see Toronto going the Season? Let me know what you think ! #cyrusreports
I have nothing against the Miami Heat but that match up against the spurs showed every weakness Miami has and only adding more problems with Michael Beasley and Greg Oden to your lineup. losing Mike Miller the only other player outside the the three on the bench that saves this team time and time again. this is the end of the road for Miami championship run. They made an effort to finally get a C but it was Greg Oden, a player that has not played a even a Half of an NBA season yet he was originally drafted in 2008 and has been rigged with injuries such as back to back ACL Tears and then with all that time off he became over weight. Recently reports say that he is looking good . on a side note i am happy for Oden and getting back to the league. He has a love for this game and was determined to get back to this league. But this does bring questions to everyone to see how Oden will play . the coaches have said he will have limited minutes to start and see how he does. The heat still have a chance to make it to the finals but I think with the Return of Derrick Rose to the Bull and a Indiana Pacers squad that forced them into 7 without Danny Granger Theres two teams that i think have a chance to upset the Heat. Lets remember that D Wade is getting older and his Stats continue to decline which means more pressure on Lebron James and Chris Bosh.
With all of this said how do you think the Heat will do this year ? do you think that they can get pasted these teams and finish first? Let me know your thoughts. #cyrusreports
Intro to journalism media
Future of Journalism
Thursday October 17 2013
So as an inspired journalist I have been ask to write about where I think journalism will go in the future there is a high chance that a huge amount of journalism will be done on the internet and people will eventually start to pay for online reads. I think that there are going to be a group that will kick it old fashion and continue to read the newspaper with there cup of tea or coffee in the mornings or on there breaks. I have noticed a large amount of people that have made the switch to using there phone or on the Internet. A huge reason for this is how big social media is today. Where I believe you should take advantage of social media. An article from Khethukuthula Lembethe from news24 is able to back up my argument. She goes on to say “Almost all media houses, radio station and television news channels have a website, Facebook page and twitter account.” This is why I believe that journalism will shift mostly to the internet and social media in the near future
When Dwight Howard took his talents to the Rockets this pass offseason, The Lakers were not looking to good. Kobe was recovering from a torn achilles, Pau was banged up and playing horrible and the rest of the Lakers were player below the bar on most outings. But if you really look at them from these past couple games, I have a solid feeling that they will be okay. The 3 people they need to be effective this season is Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Nick Young. Kobe Bryant needs to be 100% for this team to do anything this year. They will live by Kobe and die by him which most of time means they will live. Pau has shown this offseason that he is ready to go back to being an all-star. looking confident with what he’s doing and complaining less. Nick Young will be the X factor for this team. He is the Next best scoring player on this team and will have to be consistent to give the lakers a chance. With all this said they still have Steve Nash and Chris Kaman to work with. The lakers have a decent roster and should not be underestimated coming in this season. When Projected starting lineup PG: Steve Nash SG: Kobe Bryant SF: Nick Young PF: Pau Gasol C: Jordan Hill 6th man: Chirs Kaman . Record: Cant say yet. Seed: 7-6 in the west. So sorry to say to the Lakers fans but you guys will not get Andrew Wiggins this coming year. not only do you have Kobe Bryant , you have a decent team.