TAG: Darrell Arthur

GIFs, NBA / Mar 25, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kevin Durant Abuses Darrell Arthur With Yo-Yo Crossover

Kevin Durant

The Thunder took down the Nuggets last night, 117-96, despite 2014 MVP (we’re giving it to him early, sorry), Kevin Durant, shooting just 1-for-7 from beyond the arc. Regardless of his struggles form deep, he was 9-of-14 everywhere else for 27 points, eight dimes and two steals. But it was his annihilation of Darrell Arthur that made our jaw drop as he crossed him up twice before driving for the and-1 bucket off the glass. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 NBA Trades That Should Happen This Season

Kevin Love, Blake Griffin

Due to the constant trade rumors that swirl around the NBA — I’m looking at you, J.R. — I’ve decided to help a few teams out. Below is a list of fantasy transactions all involving players rumored to be on the trading block this season. In a perfect world, at least my world, these trades would happen. Read More »

NBA, Video / Sep 2, 2013 / 3:15 pm

Video: Watch JaVale McGee Beat A Little Kid At Pop-A-Shot

JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee (photo. Instagram/javalemcgee_34)

The Denver Nuggets’ traded Kosta Koufos to the Grizzlies for Darrell Arthur and a second round pick in June so their center of the future, JaVale McGee, could play more after signing a four-year, $44 million deal last summer. McGee has been rather speciously working hard this offseason and he continued his “No Days Off” mantra during a friendly game of Pop-A-Shot. Read More »

Smack / Jan 3, 2013 / 1:32 am

A 2011 Finals Rematch Goes Into OT; Kevin Durant Does Something He’s Never Done Before

LeBron James

How often do you see it happen: a visiting team takes control in the fourth quarter before squandering a late chance to grab a W, and then end up getting pounded into submission in the extra session? Dallas is feeling the pain now after letting the Heat off the hook in Miami’s 119-109 overtime win. There’s not much to explain from overtime: Miami just ran Dallas over. The real fun was in the fourth quarter. In the final minutes, LeBron (32 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists) found Shane Battier for one of the biggest shots of the night, a corner three. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Questions Every Western Conference Team Needs Answered This Preseason

Jordan Hill

Preseason is when teams want to work through mistakes and identify the most pressing issues. Camps have now given way to games, which offer a different level of looking at a team’s identity. It would be asking for the impossible to have every problem identified, let alone remedied, by the end of October; the best-case scenario is to simply not carry too many from the start into the season. What should every team be asking itself during the preseason? We’ve got you covered. Today, we look at the Western Conference. Read More »

Smack / Sep 26, 2012 / 11:36 pm

Josh Smith Has Contract Issues; LaMarcus Aldridge Is Called One Of The NBA’s Best Players

Josh Smith

When he was smashing on cats’ heads back at Oak Hill, we doubt Josh Smith thought he’d one day have to play his way into a contract. Alas, that’s where he’s now at with Atlanta, the only NBA home he’s ever known. New GM Danny Ferry is running a tight financial ship – you can ask Joe Johnson about that – and giving Smith a new deal doesn’t totally make sense for him, at least right now. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 29, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Memphis Does Not Make A Qualifying Offer To O.J. Mayo, Boston Is Now In Pursuit Of Him

O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo could never quite find the right role on the Memphis Grizzlies. With Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph eating up shot attempts and Mike Conley controlling the ball at the point, Mayo never had a true opportunity to showcase his skill set. The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, are in desperate need of bench scoring, and Mayo might just fit that role perfectly. Read More »

NBA / Jan 11, 2012 / 5:00 pm

5 NBA Players Who Could Use A Little More Tony Allen In Them

Tony Allen

If there was one player I wished I had been more like growing up, it’s Tony Allen. Not the line drive shooting part. I’m talking about the ruggedness, the defense, the “time to grind” bloodhound that never stops. Tony Allen isn’t a star. He’ll never be one. But even before Memphis… for Boston fans he was rather unique. Six long years, playing nearly the exact same role with the exact same PT every season. He wasn’t supposed to be a good enough shooter or decision-maker to make it full-time, and even when he was looking like he might finally make it, he went out and dunked during a stop in play, tearing up his knee in the process. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 22, 2011 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: Suspensions & Injuries To Start The Season

Andrew Bynum

The lockout is just a memory, the NBA is days away from its glorious Christmas Day return, and fantasy basketball preparations are in full swing. But you can’t escape the past. This isn’t a life lesson from the fingers of someone wholly unfit to give you non-fantasy basketball advice – it’s a reminder that suspensions handed down late in the 2010-11 NBA season are going to affect some players’ availabilities in the early going this season. On top of those suspensions are injuries and health conditions that will have implications from the outset of the 2011-12 NBA season. Below is a rundown of early suspensions and injuries, and the players who stand to benefit from those circumstances. Read More »

NBA / Dec 19, 2011 / 11:00 am

The NBA’s Top 5 Frontcourts

Amar'e Stoudemire

I’ll be honest with you. I’m waiting on Tyson Chandler to not live up to this new contract. It seems inevitable: big man who has career year at 29 years old, finds himself in a perfect situation, plays great D and rebounds but has it magnified because his team finally got through the West and won a title (seriously, if Dallas loses in the Western playoffs, is anyone talking about how great Chandler is right now?). Take it for face value: a 29-year-old, injury prone big man who’s coming off BY FAR the best year of his career, a guy who’s been incredibly up and down throughout his career was just given $56 million to come save the defense in the world’s most crazed media market. Read More »