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Aodán Mitchell

Aodán Mitchell
Aodán Mitchell is a graduate from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Irish and Politics. The Irish language is a huge part of Aodán’s life however it is his passion for sports, NBA, football and wrestling specifically, that has driven him to sports journalism.

Carmelo Anthony to opt out of his contract

Reports have suggested that Carmelo Anthony has stayed true to his word and has informed the New York Knicks that he will opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent. Anthony is 30 years old and has left $23.5 million on the table but is hoping to recoup that money in what will …

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Carmelo Anthony To Take His Talents To South Beach?

The Miami Heat are coming off two blowout losses to the Spurs, putting the San Antonio side 3-1 ahead in the NBA Finals. Miami’s big three have dodged questions on free an agency for the majority of these finals, however that has not stopped reports stating that Miami are trying to turn their big three into a big four. Reports …

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Derek Fisher To Coach The New York Knicks

Derek Fisher has reportedly agreed to become the New York Knicks’ new head coach. Sources suggest that Derek Fisher is the man Phil wants to take over the reigns in New York. The two sides are reportedly putting the finishing touches to a five-year $25 million deal. It is believed that Fisher’s relationship with Jackson is one of the main …

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NBA Finals Game 1: The ‘Cramp Game’

Cue the ‘Heat’ puns. The air conditioning at AT&T Centre, home of the San Antonio Spurs, didn’t beat the Miami Heat, the Spurs did. The Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 110-95 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in an unorthodox manner, recording twenty-three turnovers. The lack of air conditioning certainly had an impact on the game but the Spurs …

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PA All-NBA Second Team Selections

Welcome back to the second part of our All-NBA team selections, today Aodán Mitchell will be talking us through his second team. As mentioned yesterday, the first team was pretty easy but this is where things began to get a little tricky as I was forced to start thinking about who I was ultimately going to snub with my selections, …

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NBA Finals Breakdown – Key Matchups To Watch

After six crazy weeks the NBA  has provided the Finals matchup that all fans wanted to see. In a repeat of last year’s Finals, the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs will go head-to-head on Thursday in the first of a potential seven-game series. This is a very tough series to call and either team has the potential to sweep …

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PA All-NBA First Team Selections

The NBA recently released their All-NBA Team selections. Pundit Arena’s Aodán Mitchell provides us with his selections and the reasoning behind his decisions. The All-NBA team is more important than an All-Star selection in this writer’s humble opinion, as it is a snapshot of who the main players were during the NBA season, as opposed to the All-Star game which …

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Miami Heat Take 2-1 Lead Over The Pacers

On Saturday night the Indiana Pacers had a chance to take a lead in their Eastern Conference Finals series vs. the Miami Heat. The Pacers had a lead as big as 15 points in the second quarter but as has been mentioned time and time again, the Pacers must close out quarters if they are to make it to the NBA …

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Spurs vs OKC Thunder – Can history repeat itself?

The San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder must have a sense of déjà vu. The Spurs, after Wednesday nights 112-77 whoopin’, now lead this series 2-0. The exact same series score, between the exact same teams at the exact same point in the playoffs two years ago. Once again the Spurs’ offence was a thing of beauty on …

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San Antonio Spurs Overcome OKC Thunder in Texas

On Monday the San Antonio Spurs took on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, this game took a similar approach to the Eastern Conference game between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers were made to look like an offensive juggernaut against the Heat and the same can be said about the …

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