TAG: Brandan Wright

Smack / Feb 1, 2013 / 2:55 am

Oklahoma City Cuts Memphis In Half; Golden State’s Defense Beats Dallas

Russell Westbrook

We can just imagine Memphis head coach Lionel Hollins shaking his head. So you’re telling me you’re trading Rudy Gay and our first game without him is against Oklahoma City? Yes, and it wasn’t pretty, a small Grizzlies comeback notwithstanding in the second half Thursday in OKC’s 106-89 win. Memphis tied a season-low by scoring 34 points in the first half and fell behind by 25 because of a combination of OKC being freakishly good and the Grizzlies playing with zero energy and looking like someone just kicked their dog. Read More »

NBA / Oct 26, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Why A Huge NBA Draft Bust’s New Role Is Better Than You Think

Eddy Curry

Eddy Curry wasn’t good enough to be San Antonio’s 15th man, but he will start tonight for his new team, Dallas, in its preseason finale. There’s a good chance when the Mavericks face the Lakers in the season opener on Oct. 30 — exactly one day before the 11th anniversary of his NBA debut — he could start opposite Dwight Howard. If it’s startling to realize Curry could be even a spot NBA starter until Chris Kaman and Brandan Wright return to the Mavericks’ lineup from injury, there are 10 seasons of underwhelming performances to act as evidence. Is it time, however, to realize that Curry may be the man for the (small) job in Dallas? Read More »

Smack / Oct 3, 2012 / 11:30 pm

Jeremy Lin Could Be Creating His Own Merchandise; The Hawks Go Up-Tempo

Jeremy Lin Featured In New Nike Sportswear Spot

Harvard graduate. Rags-to-riches basketball phenomenon. Apparel giant? That is the latest audacious accomplishment Jeremy Lin wants to achieve thanks to a reported line of licensed merchandise he’s working with Nike to develop, a line that would specifically outfit Harvard. Read More »

Smack / Oct 1, 2012 / 2:15 am

Darko Is Ready To “Kill Someone”; The Nuggets Want Stealth

Darko Milicic

Free Darko has been the joking rallying cry since he was taken No. 2 ahead of, well, a ton of All-Stars. He’s such a bust the list gets even longer when fans start mocking. Darko Milicic, wasn’t he the guy in front of Sam Bowie, who was in front of the GOAT? Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 21, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: The Top 100 Dunks From Last Season

J.R. Smith

Have you had enough of last season? It’s never too late to post a top 100 dunks video, and after re-watching some of these ridiculous slams from guys like Blake Griffin, Gerald Green and Russell Westbrook, you’ll be freaking out that the NBA season in still over a month away. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 22, 2012 / 12:15 pm

Video: The Top 10 Alley-Oops Of The NBA Season

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith never found his groove in the playoffs, but during the regular season, he accomplished what no one else in the league did: have two of the 10 best alley-oops of the year. But the best alley-oop of the season could also be a contender for best of all time: Gerald Green‘s mixtape-style finish on a fast break against Houston. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 13, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.13

Jason Kidd

Beast of the Night: Jason Kidd looked like his old self last night, posting nine points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, two blocks and three three-pointers. He shot 50 percent (3-6) from the floor and had two turnovers. Kidd’s fantasy value has definitely taken a tumble this season, but he’s still putting up solid all-around numbers, thanks mostly to his threes and steals. Read More »

Smack / Apr 7, 2012 / 1:39 am

Gilbert Arenas Is Alive; LaMarcus Aldridge Beats Dallas At The Buzzer

Gilbert Arenas

He didn’t win them the game. He didn’t bang a big shot. It only matters that he actually MADE shots. As Memphis lit the Heat on fire in Miami, Gilbert Arenas came off the bench to hit four triples for 12 points, shooting as if he’d forgotten he lost his legs around the same time he lost his mind. It was a perfect night all the way around for the Grizzlies, who led the entire way and blew out Miami by 15, and are nearing the end of a run of seven games in nine days (six against current playoff teams). They’re 4-2 so far. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 30, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.30

Danny Granger

Beast of the Night: Danny Granger posted 25 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and three three-pointers last night against the Wizards. He shot 53 percent (8-15) from the field and 100 percent (6-6) from the free-throw line, and had no turnovers. Granger has displayed a habit of turning in a clunker or two each week, but he’s maintained top 50 value throughout the season. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 26, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.26 (Weekend Recap)

Kevin Love

Weekend Wonder: Kevin Love was a monster this past weekend, averaging 40.5 points, 17.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.0 blocks and 4.0 threes in two games. In this stretch, he shot 59 percent from the floor and 83 percent from the free-throw line, and averaged 2.0 turnovers per game. Love has asserted himself as the clear-cut No. 4 fantasy basketball player in the NBA, and should be viewed as such in next season’s drafts. Read More »