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NBA / Feb 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Predicting The 3 All-NBA Teams

Kevin Durant

The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.

At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »

NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 10 Best Individual Games Of The NBA Season

Carmelo Anthony

For only a half season, the NBA’s best players have put together some historic performances.

Already we have witnessed three 50-point games this year. We only witnessed two all of last year–Stephen Curry scoring 54 in the Garden and Carmelo Anthony scoring an incredibly difficult 50 in Miami.

It’s no easy feat, but these high scoring outputs are happening less and less frequently. The 62-point game by Carmelo was the first 60-point game in nearly five years, yet it occurred five times in a three-year span between 2004 and 2007. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 30, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The 25 Biggest Fails Of The NBA Season

Pierre the Pelican

Pierre the Pelican (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Monster dunks. Nothing-but-net threes. Alley-oops. All are wonderful moments we’ve witnessed so far this season. There have been plenty of good moments: KD‘s recent scoring outburst, ‘Melo‘s record-breaking game, and Greg Oden‘s return… none of which you’ll see on this list. This is dedicated to the bad and the ugly, the plays that left you thinking WTF was that, what were they thinking? This season has been one of the most competitive and fun seasons to watch in recent memory, but it’s only right we have some fun at the halfway point. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 21, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Chris Bosh Is Really Bad Luck For The Bobcats

Chris Bosh, Al Jefferson

You’d never see it on the surface, but Chris Bosh has turned into a bad omen for the Charlotte Bobcats. Charlotte has suffered a couple injuries to key personnel this season despite currently sitting at the No. 8 spot in the laughable Eastern Conference. High-priced free agent signee, Al Jefferson, suffered a severe ankle sprain to start the season, and Kemba Walker just sprained his ankle on Saturday. The culprit both times was Bosh, and his foot of doom. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 12:45 pm

NBA’s Best Night For Big Men Since 1978

Anderson Varejao, DeAndre Jordan

NBA action on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day favored the big fellas inside the paint even though the league is increasingly becoming a perimeter, guard-oriented league. On Monday night, five players grabbed at least 20 rebounds in a game. It was the first time five NBA players had broken the 20-rebound plateau on the same night since the 1984-85 season. But those guys also scored at least 15 points, and it was the first time five players had achieved the 15-point, 20-rebound performance on the same night since way back before the contemporary game, in 1978. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Most Underachieving Teams

Rudy Gay

There’s a clear difference in a team that’s attempting to tank and a team that is flat out bad. There are teams that are constructed to be bad. Take the Philadelphia 76ers for example. The roster consists of players like Elliot Williams, Lorenzo Brown, James Anderson and Brandon Davies. Bless your soul if you know who any of those players are. Read More »

NBA / Dec 30, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 Teams That Will Resurrect The Eastern Conference Next Year

DeMar DeRozan

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support.

The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and that’s not going to last much longer with Al Horford now out indefinitely. That leaves the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards to compete for the coveted third seed. Read More »

NBA / Dec 12, 2013 / 12:45 pm

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

Michael Carter-Williams

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

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

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 »