There are many, many instances of teams having bad seasons or bad stretches or both. Even the Boston Celtics and L.A. Lakers have rough years. In fact, they’re both going to have one this year. That doesn’t make them bad franchises, even if management has made a few boneheaded moves lately. We’re talking about franchises that, every season, you see perpetual incompetence, mind-numbing stupidity, lackluster play, weak effort, coaching, and personnel decisions. Read More »
TAG: Charlotte Bobcats
Before they signed Al Jefferson this summer, the Charlotte Bobcats (soon to be Hornets again) were the laughingstock of the NBA. Majority owner and Oz behind the curtain Michael Jordan fired another one-year coach Mike Dunlap this offseason and hired Steve Clifford to take over a franchise that’s been lottery-bound in every season since Larry Brown’s ouster from the bench. But a recent study out of Emory University shows that Charlotte’s basketball fans are some of most social media savvy around. Read More »
Style is becoming an increasingly important part of today’s NBA. Players like Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler, Amar’e Stoudemire and Nick Young are now known for their flair off the court as much as their flair on it. With the introduction of the new sleeved jerseys (whether you like them or not, they seem to be here to stay), the NBA looks like it’s trying to capitalize on this increased interest in style. Read More »
Meaningful goals and obstacles are crucial to the success of professionals. Maintaining personal levels of success by pursuing wealth or self-valued “worth” are excellent ways for people to better themselves.
But athletes are different. Bettering yourself is essential to the success of the team, but the term “bettering” is so vague in the basketball sense that you can’t really pin it down as an exact improvement to the team’s well-being. Read More »
Remember when Steph Curry dropped 54 at MSG? Or when Paul George went head-to-head and shot-for-shot with LeBron? How about when James Harden finally made a name for himself as one of the premier players in the league? Those were all moments when great players made “the leap” to star players. Read More »
Swedish-born 24-year-old, Jeffery Taylor, finished his rookie campaign with the Bobcats last season shooting a mediocre 34.4 percent from behind the arc. But the soon-to-be second-year forward out of Vanderbilt showed off some major athleticism with a couple dunks during LVSL action last night. Read More »
Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, namely Monta Ellis, Andrew Bynum and Brandon Jennings, but with some major pieces landing in place over the weekend, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. Read More »
MJ is making moves. [CHECK OUT HIS $21 MILLION HOUSE FOR SALE IN CHICAGO] After a two-day visit with the Charlotte Bobcats, free agent big man Al Jefferson has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal with the team.
To make the move possible, the team has to cut some player weight. Read More »
Each Wednesday for the past few months, we assessed how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft were faring in college and overseas. You stuck with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we knew and didn’t know about the next NBA Draft class. Here’s the fallout… Read More »
Each summer’s NBA free agency crop is usually headlined by one or two marquee names. This year is no different. The NBA world will be waiting for the decisions of Dwight Howard, Chris Paul (reportedly will re-sign with the Clippers) and Andrew Bynum this summer. Typically the bigger dominos must fall first to set the market for the remaining players available. Read More »