TAG: Andy Rautins

Smack / Oct 17, 2012 / 12:53 am

Paul Pierce Drops Buckets In A Loss; Chicago Shows Off Their New Point Guard

Paul Pierce

For years, even as he masqueraded between the NBA’s best passer and a subsequent weirdo off the court, we heard the Celtics’ were Rajon Rondo‘s team. In a sense, we were right: they go as he goes, and during the playoffs – when the chips are most valuable – Rondo perennially turned in near-ESPN Classic performances. But did Boston follow his lead in the locker room? Did he have the presence to outweigh Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett? Read More »

2011 Free Agency, NBA / Dec 20, 2011 / 1:00 pm

Mike D’Antoni & The Knicks Finally Get Their Three-Point Shooter

New York Knicks

What made Mike D’Antoni and the Phoenix Suns such a threat in the Western Conference was the fact that he had an arsenal of shooters at his disposal. But when D’Antoni first arrived in New York, his best three-point threat was Al Harrington. That’s not good. Last year, Toney Douglas was the only player on the Knicks to hit more than 100 three-pointers, finishing the season with 143. They also had sharpshooter Andy Rautins on the roster, but never used him. Finally, it appears D’Antoni has found his man. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 12, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

If there’s one thing fantasy basketball owners should know, it’s that a team coached by Mike D’Antoni is a team to embrace. While his attention to offense and disregard for defense bring up valid concerns about the New York Knicks‘ real-life success, it’s pretty much gold for fantasy basketball purposes. There are two players driving the bulk of this team’s fantasy appeal, and in this type of offense there’s always the possibility of plug-and-play success for guys who fill in for injured players, especially in the backcourt. Still, as currently constructed, the Knicks do have some potential issues that diminish their fantasy luster, though not by much. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 18, 2011 / 1:30 pm

The Andy & Landry Show: Episode 4

If you haven’t checked out the The Andy & Landry Show yet, you’re missing out on comedic genius. So after getting their own theme song and attending a speed dating event for ladies who like tall guys, watch Knicks rookies Andy Rautins and Landry Fields visit Times Square and hang out with the one and only Naked Cowboy.

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NBA, Video / Mar 29, 2011 / 4:00 pm

The Andy & Landry Show: Episode 2

If you’re looking for the best new show on TV, look no further. Introducing the The Andy & Landry Show, starring Knicks rookies Andy Rautins and Landry Fields. After getting their own theme song, in the second episode, the rookies attend a speed dating event for ladies who like tall guys. Will they find true love? Find out after the jump.

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NBA, Video / Mar 21, 2011 / 3:30 pm

The Andy & Landry Show: Episode 1

If you’re looking for the best new show on TV, look no further. Introducing the The Andy & Landry Show, starring Knicks rookies Andy Rautins and Landry Fields. In the first episode, the rookies head to the legendary Shubert Theater to check out their new theme song and learn how to become Broadway legends from the team behind the Tony-Award winning show, Memphis. Hilarious!

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College, NBA / Jan 25, 2011 / 11:00 am

Dime Q&A: Knicks Rookie Andy Rautins Dishes On Syracuse Hoops

Sure Knicks rookie Andy Rautins has only played three NBA games so far this year, but that was to be expected. Why? Because after being the starting shooting guard at Syracuse last season, where he finished his career second on the school’s all-time list with 282 career three-point field goals made, Rautins has had to make the transition to the point. We got up with Andy recently to chat about his rookie season and Syracuse hoops. Read More »

NBA / Jul 5, 2010 / 10:00 am

10 Second-Round Picks Most Likely to get NBA Contracts

The Las Vegas summer league is right around the corner, and with it, the 2010 NBA rookie class has its first chance to prove itself on the court against real competition.

But while every first-round pick has a guaranteed contract to fall back on in case they struggle, the guys drafted in the second round are essentially fighting for jobs. These are the 10 second-rounders most likely to sign contracts with the team that drafted them: Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 25, 2010 / 12:30 pm

Top 5 Biggest NBA Draft Losers

Each year during the NBA Draft, some teams come out looking significantly better than they had prior, while other teams have you scratching your heads searching for answers. These five teams made some very questionable decisions last night, and ultimately came out of the Draft as the Top 5 NBA Draft Losers. Read More »

Smack / Jun 25, 2010 / 4:25 am

The First Day of the Rest of Your NBA Career: 2010 NBA Draft

John Wall

Of all people, Lou Williams best summed up last night’s NBA Draft and the surrounding, um, activities. On his Twitter account (@TeamLou23), Williams wrote: “Early congrats to all the guys gettin drafted tonight and for all the women in NYC tryna get drafted as well. G’luck ladies.” … While the first five picks went pretty much according to form — John Wall to Washington, Evan Turner to Philly , Derrick Favors to Jersey, Wes Johnson to Minnesota, and DeMarcus Cousins to Sacramento — things started getting crazy at six. The Warriors passed on Greg Monroe (a big man who can rebound and pass better than almost all of G-State’s guards) to take Baylor’s Ekpe Udoh, which appeared to cause Detroit to drop its fascination with Ed Davis and snatch up Monroe. Read More »