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Tom Atkinson

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Worcester, UK Atlanta Hawks Writer Fell in love with the dunks, stayed for the dimes. Spend my time writing hoops or fiction and alley-ooping every possession on NBA 2K. More recently, I fill my days with weeping when the Atlanta Hawks trade away or fail to re-sign another key player.

What is the problem with Dwight Howard? Atlanta Hawks Blog NBA Opinion 

What is the problem with Dwight Howard?

NBA players are real people; they won’t always agree with each other or like each other and this has been a common feature throughout Dwight Howard’s career. Having once been an undoubted superstar in Orlando, leading the Magic to the NBA Finals, Dwight has since played for the Lakers, Rockets and now the Hawks. Sadly, his star has never shone... INSIDE THE POST
Can anyone beat the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers? Blog NBA 

Can anyone beat the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers?

It is the dream, the goal and the obsession of 30 teams, of hundreds of players and thousands, if not millions of children. Winning an NBA Championship is the ultimate goal of anything and everything basketball and the NBA Finals are the absolute pinnacle. Last year, we witnessed magic as the Cleveland Cavaliers overturned at 3-1 deficit to defeat the... INSIDE THE POST
How can the Portland Trail Blazers improve? Blog NBA Portland Trail Blazers 

How can the Portland Trail Blazers improve?

The Portland Trail Blazers are currently in a scrappy fight for the eighth seed in the Western Conference but, after last season, it is fair to say that they must have hoped for better. The franchise has one of the best offensive backcourts in the NBA and they were active in the summer, acquiring free agents Evan Turner and Festus... INSIDE THE POST
NBA Fantasy Trades: How blowing up the Washington Wizards could improve the league Blog NBA Washington Wizards 

NBA Fantasy Trades: How blowing up the Washington Wizards could improve the league

Since John Wall entered the NBA as a the top pick of the 2010 draft, things haven’t exactly gone smoothly for the Washington Wizards. First, there was a struggle to become the leader that the franchise needed him to be, and now there is the struggle to drag the Wizards into relevance. The backcourt core of Wall and Beal hasn’t delivered... INSIDE THE POST
Separating the NBA Contenders from the Pretenders Blog NBA Playoffs 

Separating the NBA Contenders from the Pretenders

The NBA season is in full flow. The halfway point is coming up and the trade deadline and All-Star game are coming into focus on the horizon. Things change, of course, but there is much to be learnt from the start of the season and most teams worthy of contention will have shown signs of it through the first 40... INSIDE THE POST