TAG: Daniel Gibson

2013 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 12, 2013 / 5:00 pm

10 Veterans Who Can Restart Their Careers In Miami

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton (photo. Instagram/ripcity3232)

On Tuesday, the Miami Heat brought Michael Beasley back into the fold by offering him a spot on their training camp roster with a non-guaranteed contract that would net B-Easy over $1 million if he makes the team. Like Beasley, there are other NBA veterans who might play well if they latched on with the title-winning Heat. Read More »

NBA / May 21, 2013 / 11:30 am

How To Fix The Milwaukee Bucks: Decide Between Brandon Jennings & Monta Ellis

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings (photo. Michael Starghill)

With only four teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Milwaukee Bucks found themselves back in the postseason after a three-year absence this year. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The Eastern Conference’s Most Disappointing Players This Season

Jason Terry

Jason Terry (photo. Reebok)

The marathon NBA season came to its end last week and for some, it’s a blessing in disguise. Everyone had players that didn’t live up to expectations this season. We are going to look at some of these poor souls with one minor disclaimer: The excessively injured will not be included. Read More »

Smack / Sep 2, 2012 / 1:33 am

The Bobcats Want To Trade Their Biggest Underachiever; Nets Look For A Secret Weapon

Tyrus Thomas (photo. John Sturdy)

Tyrus Thomas (photo. John Sturdy)

When we talk about the NBA’s biggest enigmas, why doesn’t anyone ever mention Tyrus Thomas? He’s a 6-9 freak of an athlete who showed in college he’s good enough – when he cares – to make a big difference. So far in the NBA, he’s displayed a decent skill set when he’s healthy. He’s not a liability on the line, doesn’t need the ball to be effective and can play in a number of different systems. He even started for a playoff team in Chicago. Of course, it’s hard to stay relevant when your best friend on the team is the trainer, but we think Thomas deserves a little more shine as one of the NBA’s biggest underachievers. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 24, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The Best Rookie/Sophomore Challenge Highlights Of The Last 5 Years

John Wall

John Wall (photo. Rob Hammer)

All-Star Weekend is measured by the plays that make everyone get out of their seats — whether it’s a courtside chair or your couch — and howl. There’s no other metric to capture the buzz of the three days every player looks forward to. Since 1994, when All-Star Weekend started its young guns’ showcase, some of the biggest highlights have come from the weekend’s youngest stars. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 9, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 2.9

Dwight Howard 2012 NBA All-Star

Dwight Howard 2012 NBA All-Star (photo. adidas)

Beast of the Night: Dwight Howard posted 25 points, 24 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks last night, his sixth 20/20 game of the season. He shot 64 percent (9-14) from the field, 70 percent (7-10) from the free-throw line and had three turnovers. Howard’s averaging 25.4 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.8 blocks in his five games so far this month. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Sep 21, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Cleveland Cavaliers

Baron Davis

Baron Davis

The Cleveland Cavaliers won just 19 games last season, good for second worst in the NBA. They also dealt away their most promising big man before the lockout began, which is kind of a downer for fantasy purposes. While there are some things to get excited about — the arrivals of a skilled rookie point guard and a promising rookie power forward, along with the return of Sideshow Bob – this Cavs squad has “timeshare” written all over it. Put on your sad face as we dive into the fantasy prospects for Dan Gilbert‘s crew. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 2, 2011 / 10:00 am

Evaluating The NBA Draft Success Of This Year’s Lottery Teams

NBA Draft Board

Every year in the NBA there are 16 teams that make the playoffs and 14 who are relegated to the NBA Lottery. Those 14 teams hope that their draft pick can be a building block for the future and help their team become one of the 16 in the playoffs the following season. This article evaluates how well this year’s lottery teams have drafted the past five years: Read More »

Smack / Feb 26, 2011 / 8:00 am

B-Roy’s Franchise Flashback; Carmelo’s Game 2 letdown

Brandon Roy

Brandon Roy (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

You thought Brandon Roy was done, didn’t you? With questions still unanswered of whether he came back too early (again) from double knee surgery, whether he could accept that the Blazers may be LaMarcus Aldridge‘s team now, and whether he’d ever be the same All-Star talent again, last night B-Roy looked every bit like the B-Roy Portland wants to build its franchise around … Coming off the bench in his second game back from surgery, Roy dropped 18 points (7-14 FG) with 5 rebounds and zero turnovers in 24 minutes, and when the Blazers needed somebody to be clutch in the fourth quarter, guess who stepped up? Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 25, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Buy Low, Sell High: Fantasy Week 18

Mo Williams

Buy Low: Mo Williams is emotional. We know this from his heartbroken comments after LeBron James left Cleveland. Now that he’s in Los Angeles playing with the Clippers (read: with Blake Griffin), the skies look a lot sunnier for Williams, who looks primed for a mini-comeback during the remainder of the season. We’ve seen how revitalizing playing with Griffin was for Baron Davis – expect the same magic to happen for Williams. Read More »