TAG: Byron Mullens

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Feb 20, 2014 / 5:15 pm

2014 NBA Trade Deadline Roundup

Jordan Hamilton

Jordan Hamilton (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

There were a lot of ancillary deals on top of a few we’ve already mentioned as the NBA’s trade deadline came and went at 3 p.m. today. We told you about the stunner at the end between the Pacers and Sixers, and the Bucks-Bobcats swap that improved Charlotte’s three-point shooting. Then there was the three-teamer sending 37-year-old Andre Miller to Washington to back up John Wall, and the Spencer Hawes dump to the Cavs for youngsters as Sam Hinkie continues to stockpile picks and money like they’re nuclear weapons and it’s 1968. Finally, last night Steve Blake got dealt to the Warriors. Here are the rest of deals that went down during a hectic 24 hours. Read More »

instagram / Nov 22, 2013 / 12:11 am

Steven Adams Shakes His Own Hand After Byron Mullens Brush-Off

Byron Mullens, Steven Adams

During Oklahoma City’s win over the Clippers tonight, Thunder rookie Steven Adams attempted to shake the hand of the Clippers’ Byron Mullens. Mullens ignored him, so Adams shook his own hand. The next time you get left hanging looking for some dap, remember Thunder rookie Steven Adams. Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2013 / 2:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers

(photo. Instagram/blakegriffin32)

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, an exciting, and refurbished, Clippers team. Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The 8 Best Teams In The Western Conference This Year

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Daymon Gardner)

Unlike the East, teams in the Western Conference better be able to maintain a legitimate winning record if there is any sliver of hope for a postseason berth. Anything less than .500 in the West equals a lottery pick. This is the NBA’s juggernaut conference. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 20, 2013 / 1:00 pm

2009 NBA Draft Do-Over

Blake covers Dime #49

Blake covers Dime #49

“What ifs” in sports can run deeper than still waters. What can be a simple question or proposition on the surface, may also result in major changes to a player or players’ careers and, in some instances, even swing titles. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 8, 2013 / 12:30 pm

NBA Fantasy Risers & Fallers: 3.8

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

As the first half of the NBA season has closed, player values have fallen in place. Of course there are some exceptions. However, by this time statistics have evened out. The early hot streaks dissolve, and the underachievers have worked their way back into the fantasy hierarchy. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 25, 2013 / 12:15 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 5 Best Pickups (2.25)

Thomas Robinson

Hoops demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 18, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s Best Pickups 2.18

enes kanter

Hoops demands that we break down its players not just by stats but by the time and place they occur. Not fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pick ups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Smack / Feb 11, 2013 / 11:46 pm

L.A. Is A New Team With Chris Paul; Boston’s Win Streak Is Over

Chris Paul & CP3.VI

Chris Paul & CP3.VI (photo. Casey Rogers from AP for Jordan Brand)

Most nights when the home team gets run out of the gym, the arena is unusually quiet. Not last night in Philly. While the Clippers were busy laying a 17-point beatdown on the Sixers, the crowd was halfway in-between incensed and amazed. It really began in the third quarter, where the Clippers went on a run that put them up by 26. DeAndre Jordan had two dunks – one was off a Blake Griffin free throw miss where he puts his nuts in Arnett Moultrie‘s mug. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 11, 2013 / 11:15 am

Fantasy Basketball: The 3 Best Pickups Of The Week (2.11)

Byron Mullens

You have to love fantasy basketball. After gushing over Andre Drummond all year, a stress fracture was revealed in his back, keeping him out for 4-6 weeks and killing any fantasy value he would have had. I can’t do anything but apologize for putting all your eggs in Drummond’s basket. Read More »