TAG: Brian Shaw

NBA, Smack / Mar 21, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Andre Miller Says He Was “Made Out” As “The Villain” After Departing Denver

Andre Miller

Andre Miller (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports)

When grizzled veteran Andre Miller was dealt to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team trade last month it was in large part because of a falling out between the Nuggets, specifically coach Brian Shaw, and Miller after a post-game tirade in the locker-room. But as Miller tells Marc J. Spears at Yahoo Sports, he was “made out to be the bad guy, the villain…” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Feb 11, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Brian Shaw Calls Paul George “The Best Two-Way Player In The Game”

LeBron James, Paul George

LeBron James, Paul George (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

We’ve spent a lot of time breaking down the two-man race for MVP between LeBron James and Kevin Durant. But Nuggets coach Brian Shaw thinks it’s Paul George who is the best two-way player in the game. Read More »

Smack / Jan 16, 2014 / 2:10 pm

Evan Fournier Escapes Guard Dogs After Almost Getting Locked Out On Coach Brian Shaw’s Patio

Brian Shaw, Jordan Hamilton, Darrell Arthur, Evan Fournier, Timofey Mozgov

Brian Shaw, Jordan Hamilton, Darrell Arthur, Evan Fournier, Timofey Mozgov (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY)

The daily grind of the NBA can be pretty tough on the younger players. They’re unused to the slapdash lifestyle of traveling, playing, practicing and then traveling again. Earlier this week, Nuggets second year guard Evan Fournier felt under the weather before embarking on a team-building BBQ at coach Brian Shaw‘s house in Oakland during their road trip. After grubbing a lot of food to replenish his weakened body, Fournier fell asleep on Shaw’s back patio. If it hadn’t been for Shaw’s intuitive decision to make a second check of the house before locking up, Fournier might have been locked out on his patio with no cell service and a salivating guard dog ready to attack. 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 »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Pepsi MAX & Kyrie Irving Present: Uncle Drew Chapter 3

Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew is finally back. Revealed today, Pepsi MAX & Kyrie Irving Present: Uncle Drew Chapter 3, the latest installment in what is quickly becoming one of the most iconic marketing campaigns ever. This year features the introduction of two new characters to the team: Nate Robinson (“Lights”) and Maya Moore (“Betty Lou”). Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: The Wild Wild West

James Harden, Dwight Howard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas Basketball)

With the NBA season less than a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re giving you a preview of what’ll surely be one of the craziest playoff races in some time… Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2013 / 3:45 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Denver Nuggets

JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee (photo. Instagram/javalemcgee_34)

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 mile high Denver Nuggets. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The Top 15 Coaches In The NBA Right Now

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (photo. Instagram/officialspurs)

There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »

NBA / Jul 12, 2013 / 12:00 pm

How To Lose Dwight Howard & Destroy The Lakers In 12 Steps: The Jim Buss Plan

James Harden, Dwight Howard

James Harden, Dwight Howard (photo. @jharden13)

So Dwight Howard has skipped town, exited stage left, lured by Houston’s friendly tax laws and evening entertainment. And while some might be quick to chalk it up as another stain on Jim Buss‘ record, this is much more a byproduct of the culture created by Buss’ missteps, than a misstep itself. Read More »

NBA / Jun 26, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Doc Rivers’ Top 5 Potential Replacements In Boston

Doc Rivers

The Doc Rivers saga in Boston has finally come to an end after talks between the Celtics and Clippers were revived four times over the past week. Doc is the first domino to fall for the Cs in what looks to be one of the organization’s busiest offseasons in a long time. Read More »