TAG: Al Harrington

instagram, NBA / Aug 27, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Best of NBA Instagram: James Harden Birthday Party With Rachel From “Boy Meets World” & Al Harrington Wins A Bet

Maitland Ward Baxter, James Harden

After making “the leap” with the Houston Rockets last season, “The Beard” James Harden hasn’t curtailed his offseason boating adventures, particularly since he just turned 24. And why should he? He’s young, wealthy and talented. Also, don’t bet against Al Harrington even if he missed most of the 2012-13 season. Read More »

NBA / Mar 26, 2013 / 1:00 pm

NBA’s Top 10 Active Journeymen

Stephen Jackson

According to the Oxford Dictionaries, a “journeyman” is known as “a worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding.” In the NBA, this title is used frequently to describe a player that has bounced around the league and struggled to find long-term real estate. While some of the NBA’s elite journeyman have put up All-Star numbers, they often have not received All-Star recognition. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 4, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 4 Best Pickups (3.04)

Marcus Thornton

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 25, 2013 / 12:15 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 5 Best Pickups (2.25)

Thomas Robinson

Hoops demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA / Aug 16, 2012 / 12:30 pm

The Orlando Magic May Have Taken The Best Deal Available After All

Dwight Howard Nets trade rumors

Yep. Magic GM Rob Hennigan recently spoke with SI‘s Sam Amick about the progression of the Dwight Howard trade talks, and there was a lot of revealing information previously unavailable to the public eye. Before we get to analyzing what actually went down, let’s hear the details first. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 2, 2012 / 11:00 am

Video: Kobe Bryant’s Crazy Chase-Down Block On Al Harrington

Kobe Bryant

And you thought only LeBron James and Josh Smith could pull this off? In the midst of his 38-point game last night, Kobe Bryant had a number of nice dishes, but this chase-down block on Al Harrington was probably his best play of the night. Or should we call it surprising? The crazy part about it is Bryant doesn’t look any different in 2012 than he did in 2008. Read More »

Smack / Feb 21, 2012 / 1:13 am

Deron Williams Shuts Up New York; Ryan Anderson Serves Up A Robert Horry Special

Deron Williams

Amar’e said afterwards he had “no doubt” Deron Williams came out with something to prove in MSG against Jeremy Lin. On second glance, we should’ve seen it coming. Williams basically flipped on a group of reporters earlier during Linsanity because no one wanted to talk about anything other than the new Knick sensation. He dropped 38 points with eight triples in New Jersey’s shockingly easy 100-92 win. Carmelo Anthony returned (as did Baron Davis) and yet the only one who mattered was Williams. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 3, 2012 / 2:30 pm

Buy Low, Sell High: Fantasy Basketball Week 6

Wesley Matthews

Buy Low: Wesley Matthews is averaging 7.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.3 threes in his last three games. He’s also shooting 33 percent from the field during this forgettable stretch. Stepping back and looking at the picture will show fantasy owners that Matthews is shooting 41 percent from the floor this season, notably below his career average of 45 percent. His game log shows that he’s only cracked 50 percent from the field three times in his 12 games since Jan. 14. Before that night, Matthews was hitting 48 percent of his shot from the field. Chalk his recent struggles up to a slump. He’s still starting and getting 32+ minutes a night and remains a solid source of threes and all-around production. Read More »

NBA / Feb 3, 2012 / 12:00 pm

The 5 Best Benches In The NBA

Jason Terry

Last night, Denver ran away from L.A. in the Staples Center because they dominated at points in the second and late in the third quarter. George Karl trusts his bench, almost too much in fact. His goal this year might be to coach this team like its intramurals. That’s just speculation, but with the way he hands out minutes, 11 guys all average double figures, we wouldn’t be surprised. Having a decent bench is always important, but it’s never been stressed like this. Five games in six nights will leave your team playing more up and down than a seesaw if the second unit can’t hoop. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 1, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.1

Paul George

Beast of the Night: Paul George finished with 24 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and four threes last night against the Nets. He shot 73 percent (8-11) from the field, 100 percent (4-4) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. George has had clunkers every now and then this season but has still managed to average top 60 numbers. He’s an all-around producer who doesn’t drag any category down for his owners, making him a sleeper-turned-stud. Read More »