NBA Weekly Rundown

The last full week of the NBA regular season is done, and the playoffs will soon be upon us. This year is the first time in NBA history that the Celtics, Lakers or Knicks wont make the playoffs. The race for the eight-seed out West is down to two, and the seeding in the East could still change in a lot of ways. Not all is settled, and these final few days could tell us a lot about what lies ahead in the playoffs.

*Bolded numbers indicate the teams ranking in previous week

30. (30) Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks have clinched the worst record in the NBA. The tank job is done. Now all they can do is pray for the number one pick.

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NBA Weekly Rundown

Some big news this week came in regards to the NBA Draft, as reports were released that Duke star Jabari Parker might stay an extra season in college. Later in the week, reports came out that indicate point guard Kyrie Irving has wanted out of Cleveland for years. The hits keep coming for Cavs fans. If these reports are true, who knows what the future holds for this franchise; most likely it doesn’t include Lebron.

*Bolded numbers indicate where the team was ranked in the previous week.

30. (29) Milwaukee Bucks: May the odds be ever in your favor, Milwaukee. If things go according to plan, the Bucks should have their pick of the litter in this spring’s loaded draft.

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Bowen’s Return

On the heels of reports that Moses Ayegba would not return to Georgetown next season, the school released a statement Saturday afternoon announcing that forward Aaron Bowen will come back for a fifth year on the Hilltop.

Bowen is scheduled to graduate in May, but is eligible to play next season because of a medical redshirt he received during his freshman year. The Florida native had seen only sparing minutes before this past season, when he emerged as a spark plug off the bench. Using his lanky, athletic frame to his advantage, Bowen was a formidable member of the full-court press Georgetown occasionally employed, and he averaged a steal per game to go along with his six points and almost four rebounds in 20 minutes.

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Ayegba Set to Transfer

Projections of Georgetown’s 2014-2015 men’s basketball roster gained some clarity Saturday morning when Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv tweeted that senior center Moses Ayegba will look to transfer to another school for his final year of eligibility. Ayegba’s future had been a bit of a mystery; the Nigerian native missed the 2011-2012 season with an injury and presumably had a year of eligibility left, but was listed on the roster as a senior and was recognized with the other members of his class on Senior Night.

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What to Watch: MLB Story Lines

After a long, cold, dreary winter, the true beginning of spring has finally arrived: Opening Day.  Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is a tremendous occasion, as fans of all teams rejoice in the start of a new season, and believe that maybe this is their year.  While I’ll be most closely following my beloved Boston’s World Series title defense, there are definitely some other interesting story lines to keep an eye on.

1. Same Faces, New Places

The baseball world saw some notable names change zip codes over the winter, and maybe one of those moves could prove to drastically alter the baseball landscape.  Most notably Robinson Cano jumped ship from the Yankees to the Mariners to the tune of $240 million, the Tigers swapped Prince Fielder for the Rangers’ Ian Kinsler, and the Yankees went on a massive spending spree of their own.  Even the Nationals managed to add what they believe is their “missing piece” in pitcher Doug Fister (from the Tigers).  Only time will tell if one of these moves serves as the difference in a contender’s championship run.

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NBA Weekly Rundown

One major streak lives on, while another streak finally ended. The Spurs are on an unstoppable tear right now, having won 17 straight games. Meanwhile the Philadelphia 76ers were finally able to get a victory before they set the record for the longest losing streak ever. The gap is slowly getting thinner for the East’s final playoff spot as the Hawks continue to struggle, and by the end of next week, the standings could be very different than what we see now in both conferences.

*Bolded numbers indicate where the team was ranked in the previous week.

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