When Danny Ainge first acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen back in 2007, the new Big Three, in theory, was providing the Celtics with a three-year championship window. After going one for two in their title appearances in their first three years, Ainge decided to keep the window cracked open for another three years after not biting on potential deals. Read More »
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Twitter and Instagram have added yet another avenue for basketball fans to connect with the personalities of their favorite NBA, college and high school players. It’s damn near impossible though for most normal people to stay up with everything that gets posted to Instagram on a daily basis, so we’re gonna help out the best way we know how: by collecting the best pics each week for our readers to cruise through at their leisure.
Here’s the best of this past week. Let us know what we missed in the comments section below. Read More »
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant — when they’re both at their best as they were Friday night against the Lakers — don’t resemble so much a one-two punch combo as much as they do two flamethrowers. In the first half Westbrook’s 27 points and five three-pointers scorched Los Angeles at home by doing those characteristically “Russell” plays — in a good way. Read More »
In the midst of the NBA’s point guard revolution, the off guards have lived up to another moniker — cast to the side, buried underneath near endless highlight reels of Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose.
But even with positions as fluent as they’ve ever been, the shooting guard remains an all-important cog in the NBA lineup. Some of the league’s best players, old and young, occupy the position once defined by Michael Jordan, and a close look reveals a surprisingly deep crop of talent. Read More »
Maybe we can blame it on jet-lag from flying to Istanbul, or maybe everyone’s still trying to figure out if Courtney Lee is as cool a guy as we’ve all heard this summer, and thus deserving of such a musical shout-out. Maybe that’s why Boston gave Lee a 27th birthday “Happy Birthday” rendition that was as lively as a wake Tuesday afternoon in Turkey during Celtics camp. I’m not even sure I made out the final few lines of the song. Either way, Lee certainly enjoyed the treat and KG seemed to be getting into it in the video (even though Doc Rivers looked less than impressed at the singing). Read More »
Believe it or not, there were some other significant moves this offseason than what “SportsCenter” would lead you to believe. Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Deron Williams signing with the Nets and Joe Johnson joining him and even Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan re-signing with the C’s and Spurs, respectively, were stories that we heard about all summer long. As we close in on the 2012-2013 season, it’s time to take a look back at 10 moves that didn’t get enough notice this offseason. Read More »
Derrick Rose believes in the process. In fact, he says “My biggest concern is don’t worry about me. I know I’m going to be all right” (that doesn’t really make sense). The fallen Chicago star took to YouTube yesterday to provide a rare update for his fans on the status of his injury. Of course, reports say his knee is ahead of schedule, but what did you really expect to hear? Most are saying Rose won’t be ready anytime before the turn of the new year, and we sincerely hope the Bulls take their time with him. They aren’t winning the title next year, and we’re not trying to see another Gilbert Arenas instance go down, where it felt like every comeback from injury was rushed. Read More »
We never thought we’d hear MarShon Brooks and Dwight Howard linked to each other this much. You’d think they were either bitter enemies or recruiting each other through free agency to hear about them in the same sentence as much as they have been this offeseason, but anytime a deal to send Howard away from Orlando, Brooks is a sticking point in the asking price. The newest rumors ESPN is reporting is that Cleveland has been coerced into getting in on a three-team deal that would send Howard to Brooklyn, Kris Humphries to Cleveland plus a few more parts. Read More »
A picture can say a thousands words. But in some cases, all you need is six, and people all over the 30-mile radius in the Northeast United States that constitutes the range of the only Nets fans in the world were hyped after Deron Williams took to Twitter last night. His words, “Made a very difficult decision today …” were followed by a picture of the Nets logo. The contract will include $98 million over five years, a chance to pair with Joe Johnson and possibly Dwight Howard and his binky, as well as a lifetime supply of Mikhail Prokhorov‘s angry Russian bodyguards (okay that probably wasn’t in the deal). Why’d he spurn his hometown contenders? More money (Dallas could only offer $75 million over four years), and Williams has also been impressed with what Brooklyn has done so far this summer. They’ve re-signed Gerald Wallace, added Joe Johnson and Reggie Evans, and reached a verbal agreement with talented Bosnian stretch forward Mirza Teletovic. Read More »