TAG: Alec Burks

NBA / Oct 19, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Video: Watch Alec Burks Embarrass Kobe Bryant, Lakers With Sick Crossover

Kobe Bryant, Alec Burks

Kobe Bryant might still be an offensive force, but his play on the other end has quietly been a liability for the past few seasons. If the Los Angeles Lakers tasked their living legend with defending top-tier wings instead of the opponent’s worst perimeter threat, his defensive deficiencies would be common knowledge. This epic crossover by Alec Burks that left Kobe and his teammates embarrassed are further of evidence that sad reality. Read More »

Video / Oct 10, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Alec Burks Shows Off Quick Explosiveness With Dunk On Thomas Robinson

Alec Burks

Alec Burks (photo. _MarcusD_ GIF)

Before the Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward posterized Joel Freeland for the dunk of the preseason in his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers last night, teammate Alec Burks made a strong submission of his own. And while Burks’ slam isn’t quite on the level of Hayward’s, yamming on Thomas Robinson is a bit more impressive than catching Freeland. Read More »

NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

10 NBA Players Benefitting From Tanking Teams

Tony Wroten

Ever since Stan Van Gundy called the Philadelphia 76ers “embarrassing” for the team they’re putting on the floor, major media markets have become obsessed with the ideals of tanking. So, the proposed change is the NBA Draft Wheel (via Grantland). Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Video: J.J. Hickson Smashes On Derrick Favors

J.J. Hickson

The Utah Jazz surprised the Denver Nuggets Monday night with a 118-103 win in Salt Lake City. The Jazz are tied with the Kings at the bottom of the Western Conference, but after so many early-season struggles, they’ve won four of their last six. Conversely, the Nuggets are in the No. 9 spot out West and another loss dropped them precariously close to a sub .500 record for the year. Despite the loss, new Nugget J.J. Hickson found time to smash a dunk on rim-protector, Derrick Favors. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 9, 2013 / 10:45 am

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 4 Best Pickups (12.9)

P.J. Tucker

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 NBA 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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

Drake

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Nov 21, 2013 / 12:00 am

Jazz Teammates Clown Trey Burke In His First NBA Game

Trey Burke Utah Jazz

Following a fractured finger in preseason, Jazz rookie Trey Burke missed the first three weeks of his rookie NBA season. But he returned to play 12 minutes tonight with the finger taped to another finger, and his teammates clowned him during his inaugural game as they ran to take the court. Read More »

Smack / Oct 21, 2012 / 12:14 am

The NBA Has A New Lob City; Miami Shows Off A New Weapon

Gordon Hayward

You never would’ve believed it unless you watched the game, especially with one team sporting guys like Chris Paul, Eric Bledsoe, Jamal Crawford and DeAndre Jordan (Blake Griffin didn’t suit up). But the Jazz were the more exciting team on the floor last night in their 99-91 win over the Clippers, and nearly did enough in the first half alone to steal the Lob City nickname. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 24, 2012 / 11:54 am

Report: Randy Foye Signs With The Utah Jazz

Randy Foye

Randy Foye, the last serious three-point threat left on the free agent market, has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Utah Jazz. Last season with the Clippers, Foye shot 38.6 percent from three-point range and averaged 12.8 points as a starter after Chauncey Billups went out for the year. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 25, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Utah Jazz

Al Jefferson

The Utah Jazz are a frontcourt-heavy team. They have about 3-4 big men capable of producing usable numbers if given sufficient minutes, which means that unless a trade happens to free things up there, some frustrating minutes-based limitations are in the cards. That said, the Jazz have a nice balance of productive veterans and up-and-coming players ready to make an impact on fantasy basketball whenever the NBA starts again. Read More »