Articles by: Evan Couture

COUTURE: Warriors in Prime Position for Playoffs

It is no surprise by now that the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors are a force to be reckoned with. They are the favorites — the super-team — and they embody the result of smart drafting and good player development. Any NBA fan will be the first to tell you that[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Westbrook Hits Historic Mark

COUTURE: Westbrook Hits Historic Mark

On Wednesday night, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded his 41st triple-double of the season, tying guard Oscar Robertson’s all-time record.  On the season, Westbrook averages 31.8 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor and 34.7 percent from deep. Even with[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Forecasting the NBA Awards

COUTURE: Forecasting the NBA Awards

Most Valuable Player: James Harden  This year’s MVP race has long been headlined by two perennial all-stars: guards Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Westbrook, lauded for his uncanny ability to generate triple-doubles — recording 34 this season — has led the Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder to a respectable 41-30 record.[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Botched Cousins Trade Raises Eyebrows

COUTURE: Botched Cousins Trade Raises Eyebrows

Ironically, the most exciting part of the NBA All-Star Weekend had nothing to do with the festivities. In a blindsiding move, the Sacramento Kings agreed to trade superstar center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for guards Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans. In addition, the[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Surging Wizards Set for Deep Playoff Run

COUTURE: Surging Wizards Set for Deep Playoff Run

Ten games into the season, the Washington Wizards seemed destined to repeat mediocrity. They sat at a disappointing 2-8, dampening the excitement around a rejuvenated roster led by newly hired Head Coach Scott Brooks. However, the Wizards have lately been the hottest team in the NBA, boasting a 28-13 record[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

COUTURE: D’Antoni Ignites Houston

By all accounts, the Houston Rockets are not supposed to be where they currently are. The team meandered through a subpar 2015-16 season, one plagued by uncertainty at the head coach position, an egotistical center on the decline and a star shooting guard wasting away his prime years in a[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: NBA Preview, The Warriors’ Flaw in Their Armor

COUTURE: NBA Preview, The Warriors’ Flaw in Their Armor

NBA Preview Eastern Conference Playoff Predictions Western Conference Playoff Predictions ____ For everywhere outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, July 5 was a crushing day for the NBA. In an article posted in The Players’ Tribune, forward Kevin Durant announced his intentions to sign with the Golden State Warriors,[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Western Conference Playoff Predictions

COUTURE: Western Conference Playoff Predictions

Following up on the Eastern Conference playoff forecast, I’ve assembled my predictions for the Western Conference. While there exists little parity in the upper echelon of the West, the majority of the teams will compete for the remaining spots, each with a legitimate chance of playing basketball well into April.[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Offseason Shakes Up NBA

COUTURE: Offseason Shakes Up NBA

In the wake of a dynamic offseason, the forecasted playoff outlook in each conference is murky at best. While powerhouses like the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are certain mainstays, a host of newly revamped teams will compete against declining superstar teams for the remaining spots. With this[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Redrafting the 2009 NBA Draft

COUTURE: Redrafting the 2009 NBA Draft

In the seven years that have passed since the 2009 NBA Draft, time has allowed for the draft picks to meet, exceed or fall short of expectations. For NBA fans, this gives way to a retrospective view of the 2009 draft, one where we now laugh at guard Stephen Curry[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top