TAG: Carlos Delfino

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 1, 2013 / 12:00 pm

NBA Fantasy Risers & Fallers: 2.1

J.J. Redick

As the first leg of the NBA season has closed, player values have fallen in place. Of course there are some exceptions, like if some of these players just happened to start off ice cold or riding a hot streak. However, by this time statistics have evened out. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 28, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The 3 Best Pickups Of The Week (1.28)

Avery Bradley

This week’s pickups list comes with some good and bad news. Let’s just get the negative stuff out of the way first. You could probably do better than this edition’s Fresh Pickings. After having such a thick waiver wire for the last couple weeks, things have slimmed down, and will probably stay that way until the trade deadline opens up opportunities for more players. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 22, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The 5 Best Pickups Of The Week (1.22)

Devin Harris

FRESH PICKINGS Devin Harris (26 percent owned in Yahoo!, nine percent in ESPN) Lou Williams, one of the NBA’s biggest spark plugs, recently suffered a devastating knee injury which will keep him out for the rest of the season, and perhaps the beginning of next season, too. So who on the Atlanta Hawks will step up? You can expect an uptick in minutes from DeShawn Stevenson, Anthony Morrow and rookie John Jenkins, but I think the one to own is Devin Harris. Read More »

Smack / Jan 1, 2013 / 1:14 am

A Historic Performance Still Couldn’t Beat LeBron, Miami; Paul George Is Unleashed

LeBron James

Hopefully you didn’t start throwing back cold ones too early in anticipation of the holiday yesterday, or else you probably missed some really good basketball. Case in point the battle in Florida between the Magic and Heat, which felt like an intra-squad scrimmage because so many Miami “fans” infiltrated the Amway Center. But there was one big difference: the game’s intensity was bordering on Duke/North Carolina levels. Read More »

NBA / Dec 31, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Dinner At A Spur’s House Possibly Gave Carlos Delfino Food Poisoning

carlos delfino

Quick: Which Houston player has the team’s highest net on/off court rating? Here’s a hint, it’s the same player who has the team scoring 131 points more when he plays than when he doesn’t, the biggest such gap on the team. No, it isn’t James Harden, the NBA’s fourth-leading scorer per game — it’s forward Carlos Delfino. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 17, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Jeff Green Dropped A Nasty Hammer Dunk On Houston

Jeff Green

On Friday in Houston, Jeff Green only had nine points in 25 minutes during a loss to the Rockets. I say “only” because Green has now scored in double figures in six of Boston’s last eight games. He’s finding his way with the Celtics. But even if it wasn’t his best game, Green did drop this hammer on the fast break. Was it his best dunk of the year? There’s only one other facial that compares. Read More »

Smack / Dec 14, 2012 / 1:47 am

Carmelo Anthony’s First Quarter Toasts The Lakers; Damian Lillard Steals A Win From San Antonio

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Mannion)

The Knicks have laid a tripwire around Madison Square Garden this season, staying undefeated there by springing a first-quarter trap on the Lakers en route to a 116-107 win. What brought this game to a near-blowout and a near-comeback was Carmelo Anthony. It must be frustrating for once-Knicks coach and now Lakers leader Mike D’Antoni to see how ‘Melo has changed since D’Antoni resigned, and it’s twist-the-knife cruel that after that pair’s time together was marked by inconsistency, ‘Melo’s smooth hand buried the Lakers for most this game. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 15, 2012 / 10:45 am

Video: Carlos Delfino Passes off the Backboard to Himself For a Bucket

carlos delfino

After doing his thing as a spot-up shooter for the Argentinian national team during the Olympics, Carlos Delfino reminded everyone last night that he still has a little sh*t to his game. Check out this up-and-under self pass off the backboard for a basket against the Spurs: Read More »

Smack / Aug 13, 2012 / 10:45 pm

Michael Jordan Advises Chicago, Derrick Rose; Andrew Bynum To Have Experimental Knee Surgery

Derrick Rose

Nearly 30 years ago, Michael Jordan came back too soon from the only major injury of his career, and even today, Bulls’ chairman Jerry Reinsdorf counts his fortunes every night before he goes to sleep. Okay, he probably doesn’t do that. The man has buckets of money. He sleeps fine at night. But he still says the team listened too much to Michael about his body, and ended up taking a risk by bringing him back before the doctors said he was ready. Jordan had missed 64 games with a broken left foot before coming back to finish the season. The ruthless assassin in him told everyone he was indestructible, and could play even when a few doctors weren’t so sure. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 31, 2012 / 1:15 pm

Top 10 Remaining NBA Free Agents

Matt Barnes

The big names signed on the dotted line – or in Deron Williams‘ case, on the iPad – weeks ago, and the pool of talent is pretty much completely dry. But for contending teams, and even those who are just in the market for a veteran to give them a few good minutes or a few good pre-game speeches, there are still a couple of names available. None of these guys will be making consistently key contributions for a contender, but they’re all still viable NBA players. Read More »