TAG: Andrea Bargnani

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Dec 6, 2013 / 11:30 am

Kevin Garnett Doesn’t Understand Bargnani’s Italian Trash Talk

Andrea Bargnani, Kevin Garnett

Andrea Bargnani was New York’s “sacrificial lamb” last night, according to Carmelo Anthony. When the Knicks walloped intra-city *rival* Brooklyn on Thursday night, Bargnani and Kevin Garnett were involved in a few dust-ups with Bargnani finally getting tossed early in the fourth quarter. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Which Team Is Worse: The Knicks Or Nets?

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Dime #53

How did things get so bad so fast in New York? The Knicks have lost nine games in a row, and half their team is either hurt (Tyson Chandler), complaining (Carmelo Anthony) or involved in trade rumors (Iman Shumpert). Brooklyn is almost just as bad, a team with a handful of future Hall of Famers and only one goal (championship) sitting at 5-12. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 6 Best Pickups (12.2)

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams (photo. Instagram.com/dwillvii)

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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 9:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 5 Best Pickups (11.25)

Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich (photo. Converse)

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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 9:45 am

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (11.22)

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. NBA)

BUY LOW DERRICK ROSE, Chicago Bulls The slow start after a season off from ACL surgery had to be expected, but a hamstring and neck injury combined with some turf toe that Rose admitted has been bothering him since 2012 has those that invested a first rounder in the former MVP in full-out panic mode. That’s why it’s the perfect time to strike a deal. Averaging only 15.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists, Rose isn’t coming close to reaching expectations, but if you’re willing to sit and wait for production, snag him from someone who isn’t. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 12:45 pm

10 Surprise NBA Players That Will Fall Off By Season’s End

O.J. Mayo

Evan Turner (photo. Li-Ning)

If there’s one thing everyone should learn from the beginning of the basketball season, it’s that overreactions come in a large supply. I mean… after the Sixers started the season 3-0, they appeared No. 1 in many power rankings across the basketball world. Whether that was a huge troll or not, it was still a massive overreaction to a team that won a few early games. The most important thing to remember is that the NBA season is 82 games long. We are only about 12 games in so far. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 19, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 9 Best Pickups (11.19)

Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten (photo. Rosie Dienhart)

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 »

NBA, Smack / Nov 11, 2013 / 5:00 pm

5 Ways James Dolan Can Continue To Hurt The Knicks

J.R. Smith, Madison Square Garden

(photo. Instagram/teamswish)

The titular head of the Knicks, President and CEO of Cablevision Systems Inc. and Executive Chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company, James Dolan, was playing with his rock band — JD and the Straight Shot — last night after the Knicks were blown out by 31 points at the Garden. Dolan promptly guaranteed a victory on Wednesday night. Here are some more moves Dolan can make to hurt his own team. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 4:15 pm

5 NBA Contenders & Pretenders

RoyHibbert

Roy Hibbert (photo. Instagram.com/royhibbert55)

All stats from games prior to Friday

Even when sample sizes are small and records give no indication of anything worthwhile, the first week or two of the NBA season can still show audiences which teams are contenders and which are merely pretending.

The contenders, the teams that built off of either their offseason success as a result of keen free agency moves or those that are thriving off of the development of certain players, are already giving notice that they are a squad worth recognizing. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 6 Best Pickups (11.11)

Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani (photo. Nike)

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 »