Kings vs Sixers Game Postponed Due to Wet Floor

It was slated to start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday but the NBA Kings vs Sixers game postponed due to wet floor. Initial report indicates that the condensation on the floor at the Wells Fargo Center was the cause of the wet court. The Wells Fargo Center staff tried to mop dry the floor but to no avail. Then they also tried wet mopping the surface and used industrial heat-based dyers to dry the floor but still unsuccessful, so at 8:03 p.m., the game was officially called off and there was no immediate announcement of the makeup date.

On Tuesday night, an NHL game was held at the arena hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers and as a standard procedure at the Wells Fargo Center, the ice surface in the basketball court was left untouched. Come Wednesday, the weather during late November in Philadelphia was bizarrely warm and humid. The surface was critically affected and caused mysterious moisture on the court.

All players waited for more than an hour and even joked with the staff members. The mood was light while everyone stood around waiting. Star player DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento Kings even tried to mop the floor himself.

More than anything, the safety of the players is the main concern. The moisture can easily cause slippage during the game and may lead to injury. Fans who came to watch the game need not worry because according to Sixers, their tickets will still be valid when the game push through.

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Will Derrick Rose Become an All-Star Again?

Since his return to the Chicago Bulls line-up after a barrage of injuries that sidelined him for a long time, people are wondering whether Derrick Rose, NBA’s youngest ever MVP, can still get back to his old All-Star form. My thoughts? A big yes. Well I was partially being logical and partially being hopeful about it since I am a fan of his. Why big yes? It is because I think Rose did all the right things. He took his time. He was very serious and careful about his recovery. He took all the necessary steps in order to fully regain his health. Now that the Bulls has a new coach in Fred Holberg, who’s very much different from Thibodeau, the future seems to be a bit brighter for Rose.

He may not win the MVP award again but I do think he can still put up a string of All-Star caliber seasons. Rose is a very talented basketball player. He’s very athletic and he has a high basketball IQ. He also has the killer instinct and he’s a clutch player. He may need to let go of some explosive moves to prolong his longevity but he may also add some veteran tricks to his arsenal. He should learn from the great NBA players of the past who are not that athletic but are very successful because they are smart enough to hang with the more explosive and stronger players. I could give a couple of names. Steve Nash and John Stockton. You can also add Tony Parker to the list. Dwayne Wade has also tweaked his game a bit. He is a lot less explosive but he has improved his finesse and shooting ability. Many have counted out Wade but look at his numbers now, 20+ points per game in his first few games this season. Rose should do the same thing.

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Can the New York Knicks Make it this Year?

Carmelo Anthony knows this is the right time. He is feeling very positive about the 2015-2016 NBA season. I wouldn’t blame him for feeling that way because the New York Knicks pretty much had a quite decent upgrade in their roster. This year, they acquired the 7’3, 20-year-old rookie, Kristaps Porzingis as their number 4th draft pick. The kid is very promising, and many are looking forward to him becoming the next Dirk Nowitzki or Pau Gasol. The Knicks also acquired center Robin Lopez, who averaged 9.6 ppg and 6.7 rpg last year with the Portland Trailblazers who will most definitely fit in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense. The Knicks also bagged former No. 2 pick, Derrick Williams, who is yet to have a breakout year, but showed an improved game during the pre-season games. Another rookie will definitely put a spark to the team in the name Jerian Grant, who is the 19th over-all pick in this year’s draft.

It will be a very tough road ahead, but having a deadly scorer in Anthony makes things a bit lighter for the team plus the new set of players who are hungry to bring their game to the next level. But of course, basketball is a team sport, so the players will have to gel and get a good feel of the plays designed for them.

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Jeremy Lin Should Still Be Rockets’ Starting Point Guard

The title says it all. To all those guys saying that the starting point guard should be Patrick Beverly, they’re probably missing out some things. This is just my opinion. But I would like to emphasize the fact that Jeremy Lin is still better than Beverly. Lin only needs to work on his turnovers and be more aggressive on defense. Beverly still needs a lot of polishing.

Lin has better court vision. Lin is very good in pick and roll offense which is most likely the go-to play of Rockets with Dwight Howard around. Lin is a great back up scorer for Harden and he is over-all a better court leader. Beverly can scrap it out with other PG’s head-to-head. He’s a tough defender and a good rebounder. He’ll get in your face and he’s going to dive for hustle plays. That’s what Beverly is all about. But he’s definitely not a starting player caliber, YET. For now, let’s keep Lin in the starting line-up.

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