TAG: Darren Collison

Smack / Aug 1, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Isaiah Thomas Says He’s “Going To Kill Sacramento” Next Season

Darren Collison, Isaiah Thomas

After the Sacramento Kings signed Darren Collison to a three-year, $15 million deal on the second day of free agency, then-restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas told Sactown Royalty’s Blake Ellington at his youth basketball camp this week, “I knew I wasn’t coming back.” An ensuing sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, and he’s since said he felt disrespected by the Kings. Now, he’s ready to “kill Sacramento” even while thanking their fans and his former coach for supporting him during his time in Sacramento. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 24, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Isaiah Thomas Felt “Disrespected” By Kings

Isaiah Thomas

Maybe because 5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas was the last pick (N0. 60) in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Kings just couldn’t see past his height and a lack of hype after coming out of the University of Washington. Like fellow Pacific Northwest guard, Nate Robinson, Thomas kept surprising prognosticators who didn’t think he had the size to survive at the pro level. Now, after a three-year, $27 million sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, Thomas comes clean and says he “felt very disrespected” by the Sacramento franchise who never gave him the chance many — including us — felt he earned with his play. Read More »

NBA / Mar 15, 2014 / 1:44 am

Gordon Hayward Skies For Chase-Down Rejection

Gordon Hayward, Darren Colllison

The Jazz got beat by the Clippers, 96-87, Friday night, but they started off strong, opening up an 11-point lead after the first session. The Clippers eventually asserted their dominance over their less talented counterparts during the second half at Energy Solutions Arena. Despite succumbing in a disastrous final three quarters, Gordon Hayward got a filthy chase-down block on Darren Collison. Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

5 NBA Players Who Need Freedom

Enes Kanter

Jimmer Fredette was the poster boy for the “free him” campaign. The talented BYU alumni was underutilized and did not receive nearly enough minutes in the Kings system. Now not every frustrated player, feeling like he hasn’t really got his shot, gets the luxury of a buyout. There are an awful lot of players in the NBA who might be better off somewhere else. There are other players like Eric Bledsoe, James Harden and Goran Dragic who contributed steadily to their teams but reached All-Star levels in bigger roles. It’s up to the franchise brass to seek these players out and attain their services before they pop on the big stage. Obviously a 30-something-year old player isn’t magically going to become a superstar overnight but there are a lot of young players being poorly utilized. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Knicks Interested In Jeremy Lin…Or Anyone That Will Take Ray Felton

Jeremy Lin, Raymond Felton

The NBA trade rumor-mill is at full capacity as we come up on the trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET tomorrow. One team that’s been at the center of the those rumors, is a Knicks team that’s scrambling to make the playoffs and appease star Carmelo Anthony before he opts-out of his contract at the end of the year. It seems the Knicks brain trust is actively shopping fan favorite Iman Shumpert, but only if teams are willing to take the under-performing Raymond Felton. Even former Knicks PG Jeremy Lin has been drawn into the mix. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 11:45 am

Video: LeBron James Chase-Down Block On Darren Collison

LeBron James

Reigning MVP and Finals MVP LeBron James has seen his defensive numbers drop this year through the season’s first half. Whether it was a hangover after capturing his second straight NBA title or something else, the numbers and the effort weren’t there. But during last night’s matchup against the Clippers at Staples Center, James showed off his crazy athleticism yet again with an amazing chasedown block on Darren Collison. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Video: DeAndre Jordan’s Half-Court Reverse Oop

DeAndre Jordan

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so the NBA tipped off a little earlier than usual. One of their 1:00 p.m. ET games pitted the Clippers vs. the Pistons, and DeAndre Jordan put on a dunk show in the first quarter. In the opening quarter alone, DJ flushed down four big-time dunks in each of his four attempts, including a brilliant alley-oop play with Darren Collison. Read More »

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

5 Things The Clippers Are Missing Without Chris Paul

Darren Collison

The Los Angeles Clippers had a bright, sunny and clear forecast in the days leading up to the start of the regular season on October 31. Chris Paul was locked into a max contract in the early months of the 2013 offseason. Blake Griffin was making substantial progress in developing his offensive game. DeAndre Jordan was busy strengthening his defensive skills. Offensive weapons were added – J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley – to the Clips’ depth. And Doc Rivers made his way to the opposite side of the country to mold the team into legitimate title contenders. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 10:45 am

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (1.6)

Kendall Marshall

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 2, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Last Week

John Wall

Counting down from last Saturday, it’s the 10 best dunks of the week, featuring a pair of windmills from the league’s top athletes and a few of the top posterizations of the early season, led by a rookie and a couple of newcomers. Read More »