TAG: Al Jefferson

NBA / Dec 12, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Sink Or Swim? Breaking Down The NBA Playoff Chances For 10 Potential Tanking Teams

Michael Carter-Williams

DeMar DeRozan (photo. Gary Land)

In basketball, one thing is guaranteed: someone will win and someone will lose. This season, it appears the entire Eastern Conference (save Indiana and Miami) are playing Twisted Metal and driving tanks, trying to see which team can blow up the quickest. That wasn’t anymore evident than when Toronto shipped away Rudy Gay and received a McDonald’s value meal in return. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 8, 2013 / 10:30 am

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (11.8)

Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka (photo. adidas)

BUY LOW SERGE IBAKA, Oklahoma City Thunder Ibaka had a re-Serge-nce on Wednesday night, putting up 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, but he still has stumbled out of the gates in general. With an average of “just” 1.3 blocks, now is as good a time as ever to throw an offer someone’s way. You may have to part with a lot, but every proposal is worth a shot. Read More »

NBA / Oct 31, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Jeffery Taylor On His Busy Summer & MJ’s One-On-One Games

Jeffery Taylor

With the season now officially underway, every team and every fan base — never mind there’s no hope for the Philadelphia and Phoenix fan bases until next July — believes their team has a shot at bringing the Larry O’Brien trophy and a parade to their city.

This is a fresh start for all 30 teams and all 433 players (yes I counted each name) in the NBA. One player who built up a following over the summer was Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeff Taylor. Read More »

NBA / Oct 31, 2013 / 9:00 am

Dominant Dwight Howard Ties Career Rebounding High In Rockets Debut

Dwight Howard, James Harden

Dwight Howard, James Harden (photo. Instagram/dwighthoward)

With everybody waiting for him to fail, Dwight Howard was his usual, pre-Lakers, self last night during the Rockets’ 96-83 victory over the Bobcats Hornets. Howard tied his career-high by pulling down 26 rebounds opposite Charlotte’s own free agent acquisition, Al Jefferson. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 29, 2013 / 11:00 am

12 Preseason Winners & Losers: Fantasy Basketball

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)

It was hard to take too much from this year’s preseason, but the position battles, first looks at rookies, and injuries made it much more intriguing to the fantasy world. As always, player values were in constant flux. Read on to see whose fantasy game is on the rise, and who left much to be desired during the exhibition season. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2013 / 1:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Charlotte Bobcats

Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson signing his deal with Charlotte (photo. Instagram/charlottebobcats)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Bobcats team slowly pulling itself up out of the NBA basement. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 14, 2013 / 4:15 pm

Who Would You Rather Draft In Fantasy: Al Jefferson Or Pau Gasol?

Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson (photo. Bethany Gilbert)

Hopefully, you’re ready with cheat sheets, rankings and tips for your annual fantasy basketball draft party. If it hasn’t happened already, just know it’s coming. Over the last week, we broke down and debated key matchups so when the time comes to choose, you’ll know where to go. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s Top 20 Centers Right Now

Dwight Howard

Al Jefferson (photo. Bethany Gilbert)

So much for that idea of the NBA having run out of quality centers outside of two or three names. You can look at a majority of the league’s teams and give a respectable case as to why those centers could be proclaimed All-Stars. There are so many quality centers in the league. In fact, there are three teams on this list that have two centers within the top 20. The NBA isn’t devoid of centers, they’re actually “hording” them on a few rosters. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Aug 16, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The 5 Best NBA Players Who Have Never Made An All-Star Team

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Photo. Nicky Woo)

Meaningful goals and obstacles are crucial to the success of professionals. Maintaining personal levels of success by pursuing wealth or self-valued “worth” are excellent ways for people to better themselves.

But athletes are different. Bettering yourself is essential to the success of the team, but the term “bettering” is so vague in the basketball sense that you can’t really pin it down as an exact improvement to the team’s well-being. Read More »