Let's talk a little D-town. Larry Brown departs to a Knicks team that is currently 15-41 and floundering in every position. Flip Saunders came into Detroit and took over for Brown in a position that I am sure he is saying he wish he never left. After a horrible trade at the deadline (read post below by Adam Dembowitz) by Isaiah Thomas, the Knicks are in trouble in 5th place in the Atlantic division. At this point they are 16 games out and in the cellar. The Eddie Curry deal from Chicago wasn't the greatest acquisition and he is only averaging 13.6 per game while the league leader is at 23. It looks like Isaiah Thomas and Danny Ainge Celtics) are taking the same path at "rebuilding" their teams. But the trade at the deadline by Thomas was like a knife in the heart for the Knicks.
For more another view of the NBA, check out Jack McCallum's column on the Eastern and Western Conference's.
But we are here today to recognize that the Pistons look unstoppable under Flip Saunders at 47-9! That is an unreal record and the Pistons showed their strength in the NBA All-Star game as all 4 of the Pistons took the court and the East made a game of it. The East came back to win the All-Star game as well.
The Pistons are going all the way and I wouldn't be surprised if only lose 20 games this season.
Here is a list of some of the current streaks in the NBA.
Detroit 6 game win streak
Miami 6 game win streak
Dallas 6 game win streak
San Antonio 4 game win streak
Phoenix 7 game win streak
After looking at the standings and the depth of some of the stronger teams, I am looking at San Antonio and Pistons in the NBA finals.
Here are some pictures of the Piston's in action.
Rasheed Wallace block
If you are a hockey fan, head over to Vintage Sports Photography for some great goalie pictures and my rant on Chicago Blackhawk's television broadcasts.