Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)
Once in awhile, we’re treated to watching Dwyane Wade unleash his athleticism all over the heads of multiple defenders, just as a reminder to know that he’s still capable of doing so. The poster dunks are less frequent, partly because of age and the fact that he doesn’t get the ball nearly as much as he did pre-LeBron, but they’re still harrowing to watch because of just how impressive Wade makes it look. Read More »
While Brazil wasn’t able to pull out a win against Argentina yesterday, Leandro Barbosa dropped 23 points and Andres Nocioni. I always give Nocioni credit because the man always plays D, but right here there’s no way around it. He got dropped. Maybe now someone will actually sign Barbosa. Read More »
/ Aug 8, 2012 / 10:17 pm
Kobe, LeBron, KD and Deron Williams Team USA (photo. Nike)
So Team USA has found their groove. It goes something like this: mess around for a few quarters, and then get one of their guys – preferably Carmelo, Durant or Kobe – hot and watch them drop bombs video game-style from the perimeter. It worked against their last few opponents, and they did it again yesterday in their 119-86 shellacking of Australia in the first medal round game. Team USA took an 11-0 Aussie run to the chin to start the second half, and we actually had a somewhat competitive game through three quarters. Then, the Yanks went on a 45-20 run to end the game, and it started with Kobe Bryant … Read More »
Jrue Holiday (photo. Nicky Woo)
The Philadelphia 76ers have fantasy value pretty evenly spread across each position on their roster – except for the center spot. While there’s no outright stud, the Sixers have plenty of appeal throughout the middle and late rounds of standard-sized drafts. Read More »
/ Nov 24, 2010 / 3:08 am
What was originally billed as a matchup between the No. 1 and No. 2 picks of the 2010 NBA Draft — John Wall and Evan Turner — became the most interesting NBA game of the night for another reason: Wizards/Sixers pitted two teams who don’t know how to close out games trying to close out a game that was a clinic in what NOT to do in crunch time. It was a comedy of bad decision-making, bricked free throws, and brain farts. Read More »
/ Oct 21, 2010 / 2:15 pm
Evan TUrner (photo. Li-Ning)
As the NBA regular season approaches, we preview the upcoming campaign with the “Highs and Lows” system — predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.
Added: Evan Turner, Spencer Hawes, Andres Nocioni, Darius Songaila, Tony Battie, Craig Brackins, Chris Quinn
Lost: Allen Iverson, Sam Dalembert, Willie Green, Jason Smith, Rodney Carney, Francisco Elson Read More »
/ Aug 27, 2010 / 12:01 am
Carmelo Anthony, Dime #53
By the time you read this, Carmelo Anthony may have been traded. At least that’s the vibe we’re getting from the reports surfacing around the League that say ‘Melo has made it very clear to the Nuggets that he has no intention of signing another contract with them and wants to be traded ASAP. One of our guys came up with a ‘Melo-to-Houston scenario that could work; what do you think of a Kevin Martin/Chauncey Billups backcourt? The Knicks, Magic, Clippers, Warriors and Nets have also been mentioned a lot … Read More »
/ Jun 17, 2010 / 3:00 pm
So now that the Sixers have finally rid themselves of Samuel Dalembert and his horrendous contract (owed almost $13 million next year), what’s next for both teams?
As far as the Draft, this trade – with Spencer Hawes and Andres Nocioni coming to Philly – won’t affect either team’s strategy. The Sixers will take Evan Turner and Sacramento still appears to be keen on either DeMarcus Cousins or Greg Monroe. If anything, it may be a sign that the Kings have made up their mind: they are going big in this Draft. Read More »
We’ve known for a long time that the Philadelphia 76ers have been shopping Samuel Dalembert, and now it appears they’ve found a taker. According to ESPN’s Chad Ford via Twitter, the Sixers have agreed to trade Dalembert to the Sacramento Kings for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes. We’ll have more analysis coming soon.
/ Jun 8, 2010 / 1:45 pm
photo. National Post
We may soon be adding one more name to the list of NBA players forever hated in Toronto. Hedo Turkoglu, who was already getting booed by Raptors fans toward the end of his first season with the team amidst poor play and accusations of excess partying, reportedly wants to be traded back to his original NBA home in Sacramento.
At the height of the Chris Webber/Mike Bibby era, Hedo was a valuable contributor off the bench. He’s already said he’s not happy in Toronto, and according to Yahoo! Sports, the “disgruntled” 31-year-old wants to return to the Kings: Read More »