TAG: Brandon Jennings

Latest News, Smack, Twitter / Nov 14, 2013 / 12:24 pm

J.R. Smith & Brandon Jennings Start A Twitter War

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith (photo. Instagram.com/teamswish)

New York guard Chris Smith is going to play in the D-League once that season starts on Nov. 22. He will become the league’s most expensive player ever. Because of the NBA’s punitive luxury-tax system under the new CBA, J.R. Smith‘s brother is costing the Knicks $2 million this year to be their 15th man. Read More »

NBA / Nov 8, 2013 / 2:45 pm

Only 2 Things Stop Detroit From Being East’s Most Dangerous Team

Josh Smith

Josh Smith (photo. adidas)

During the 2003-2004 NBA season, a bunch of ragtag veterans in Detroit shocked a star-laden team from Los Angeles by relying on stellar defense and smart, team-first basketball. They counteracted their below-league-average points per game scoring average and low field goal percentage by playing to their unique strengths, and doing it as one. This was the epitome of a “team.” Read More »

NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The 20 Best Small-Ball Lineups In The NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Dime #53

Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Nov 4, 2013 / 9:00 am

Video: Brandon Jennings Shows Some Flair In Pistons Debut

Brandon Jennings

During a Sunday that saw the Detroit Pistons take on Brad Stevens‘ winless Celtics team, Brandon Jennings officially debuted as Detroit’s new point guard. He was wearing a mask to help protect his impacted wisdom tooth, but the mask looked as fierce as Jennings’ game yesterday, and the Pistons needed him against the woeful Celtics. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2013 / 1:45 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Detroit Pistons

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond (photo. Instagram/andredrummond0)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, the remodeled Pistons. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 3:45 pm

The 2013-14 Head-To-Head Fantasy Basketball Top 50 – Preseason Edition

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas Basketball)

Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »

NBA / Oct 10, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure This Season

Derrick Rose

Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)

As we move steadily towards the start of the season, quite a few teams are looking at this season as a potentially franchise-determining endeavor. Miami is seeking a three-peat. Houston Chicago, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Memphis, Manhattan and Brooklyn and the L.A. Clippers are seeking to claim the prize for themselves. Each of these teams have put a fair amount of pressure upon themselves. But the NBA is a player’s league. Here are 10 players who have the spotlight on them from minute one, with an already bright glare that has the potential to turn withering. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The 10 Most Impactful Roster Changes During The 2013 NBA Offseason

James Harden, Dwight Howard

James Harden, Dwight Howard (photo. @dwighthoward)

The NBA season is less than a month away, and training camps are now open around the country. Preseason games will start soon, and media day has come and gone. It lacks the star power that could be on the move next year, but the 2013 offseason did feature several teams attempting to climb their way to the ranks of the elite, while others traded down in hopes of rebuilding and starting anew. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:15 pm

The 8 Best Teams In The Eastern Conference This Year

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)

The NBA season is quickly approaching, and as fans, this is sure to be a promising season with many headlines. LeBron James and the Miami Heat are on the hunt for a third straight championship, unless Derrick Rose, holding the most anticipated comeback in sports this year, has something to say about the reign of terror in the East. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The Top 20 Point Guards In The NBA Right Now

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)

Point guard is the most important position in basketball; this player is essentially the coach on the court, or the NBA-version of the quarterback. Just like the quarterback, middle-to-good quality point guards can score a fat contract if they can put together a strong season or two. Read More »