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NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Most Dysfunctional Franchises In The NBA

Shaun Livingston, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson

If there’s one thing more entertaining than a franchise that has all of its bearings together and knows how to put out a great, watchable product, it’s a franchise that is capable of doing the exact opposite. A dysfunctional franchise is a gift to the casual NBA viewer in need of entertainment through the early, slower part of the regular season. Even though the team is usually bad — there are dysfunctional franchises that could put out a respectable team — it brings so much joy to watch a team struggle at some of the most simple aspects of the game. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Dec 19, 2013 / 11:45 am

Andrea Bargnani’s Boneheaded Shot & Other Knicks Buffoonery

(Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports)

Tyson Chandler was back last night, and Carmelo Anthony took 29 shots to score 29 points; J.R. Smith was 5-of-17…from three-point range, and defended his shooting on Twitter after the game. All these things and more happened despite the Knicks getting a double overtime win on Wednesday night, 107-101, over the NBA-worst Bucks. Still, all anyone can talk about is the stupidity of Andrea Bargnani after he took possibly the most ill-advised shot in the history of basketball. Read More »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »