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Smack / Jul 9, 2012 / 1:30 am

MarShon Brooks Is A Wanted Man; Coach Calipari Can’t Win This Tournament

MarShon Brooks

We never thought we’d hear MarShon Brooks and Dwight Howard linked to each other this much. You’d think they were either bitter enemies or recruiting each other through free agency to hear about them in the same sentence as much as they have been this offeseason, but anytime a deal to send Howard away from Orlando, Brooks is a sticking point in the asking price. The newest rumors ESPN is reporting is that Cleveland has been coerced into getting in on a three-team deal that would send Howard to Brooklyn, Kris Humphries to Cleveland plus a few more parts. Read More »

Smack / Mar 13, 2012 / 2:22 am

Brandon Jennings Literally Roasts The Nets; Derrick Rose Eats The Big Apple

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings was content to wait. While the Nets came out hot Monday in New Jersey, Milwaukee’s oft off-target star found his stroke wherever he wanted as the game went on. Jennings stepped back for six threes on 11 attempts and had a game-high 34 in the Bucks’ win. He’s in the best shooting season of his career at 40 percent from the field (Progress, people. Progress.). While it’s progress that he’s better year-over-year, it’s still not good. It was nice though, to see his third night of 50 percent shooting or better this month, after not hitting that mark once in February … Read More »

NBA / Dec 15, 2011 / 11:15 am

The New Orleans Hornets Are Now The Worst Team In The NBA

Eric Gordon

Congratulations David Stern. You’ve officially turned the New Orleans Hornets into the Little Giants, perhaps the one team in the league I might not watch all season. It is what is is though. The Hornets were already a disaster. Now your franchise is in L.A. because Stern was left to pick up the pieces. I was going to come in here and have someone argue with me over which deal was the better one – the Lakers nixed trade or this one – but let’s face it, you get a possible future All-Star, an athletic wing player, a huge expiring contract and an unprotected lottery pick; that’s a great haul for Chris Paul. But as John Schuhmann of NBA.com pointed out this morning, this trade will probably turn New Orleans into the worst team in the league. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 14, 2011 / 8:30 pm

Fantasy Trade Analysis: Chris Paul To The Clippers

Chris Paul

Finally, Chris Paul is dealt away from the Hornets. On Wednesday night, the Clippers agreed to a deal where L.A. gets Paul and two future second-round picks, while New Orleans gets Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota’s unprotected 2012 first-round pick. Here’s a quick list of the fantasy implications: Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 14, 2011 / 7:30 pm

Breaking News: Chris Paul Traded To The Los Angeles Clippers

Chris Paul

There was probably more than a good reason the Hornets held Chris Paul out of Media Day today in New Orleans, and now we know. According to multiple outlets, the NBA has reached an agreement to trade CP3 to the Clippers for Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota’s unprotected 2012 first-round pick. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Sep 30, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Los Angeles Clippers

Blake Griffin & DeAndre Jordan

To the casual fan, the Los Angeles Clippers are the dude who dunks a lot and some other guys. To fantasy basketball fans, they’re more – not much more, but more nonetheless. They’re a team limited to two true fantasy stars, but the Clippers might have another gem or two in store for discerning fantasy owners. Read More »

Smack / Apr 10, 2011 / 12:18 am

Spurs and Nuggets Set A Playoff Tone; Ty Lawson Is A Rainmaker

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

At this point, every loss for the playoff teams is huge. Home-court advantages and seedings are on the line. But those trap games can get anyone. While last night was lacking in high-profile match-ups, it did provide plenty to distinguish just who is ready for the playoffs and who isn’t. Denver and San Antonio passed their tests with flying colors. Then there was Atlanta, who reinforced every bad feeling you might have about them. And in case you missed it, Ty Lawson was hotter than Hell’s waiting room … Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 24, 2011 / 11:30 am

Fantasy Trade Analysis: Baron Davis, Mo Williams & Kirk Hinrich

Baron Davis

There are obviously aftershocks from the big deals involving Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams earlier this week. With a few hours left before the trade deadline passes, there are more deals to discuss, involving guys like Baron Davis, Mo Williams and Kirk Hinrich. Here are quick takes on the implications that fantasy owners should pay attention to. Read More »

NBA / Feb 10, 2011 / 11:30 am

The Blake Show: Behind the Scenes at Griffin’s New York City debut

Blake Griffin

NBA players aren’t the only ones who make circles on the calendar. For the writers and other media types who cover the League, we have our own list of big games. And if you’re covering the New York Knicks, the list going into the 2010-11 season was well-known: Lakers. Heat. Celtics. Future Knick Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets. Amar’e and D’Antoni‘s former mates from Phoenix. And … the Clippers?

Nobody had it penciled in before the season, but with rookie phenom Blake Griffin‘s exploits, the Clips have become one of the NBA’s top attractions. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2011 / 2:00 pm

Pass The Mic: Blake Griffin Has The Clippers Thinking Playoffs

Blake Griffin

By now you’re familiar with our “Pass the Mic” series – a feature where he give the pen and pad to some of our best readers to let them drop knowledge on the NBA. We’ve had previous posts on everything from game-saving rule changes to essays on how money is ruining the world’s greatest game to imagining what life would be like without Mike. Today, we’re turning the space over to Scottie Braden, who thinks the Clippers may be able to pull off the impossible this season. Read More »