Lost in the shuffle after the addition of Dwight Howard this summer, the continued excellence and payroll savings of Chandler Parsons and James Harden‘s ascension, is good ol’ Jeremy Lin. You know, the Taiwanese-American guy who lost his starting job to Patrick Beverley on opening night. Yeah, he played pretty good coming off the bench last night when the Rockets eked out a win in double OT over the visiting Raptors. Read More »
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All stats from games prior to Friday
Even when sample sizes are small and records give no indication of anything worthwhile, the first week or two of the NBA season can still show audiences which teams are contenders and which are merely pretending.
The contenders, the teams that built off of either their offseason success as a result of keen free agency moves or those that are thriving off of the development of certain players, are already giving notice that they are a squad worth recognizing. Read More »
There’s no question that the Portland Trail Blazers made significant upgrades to their roster over the summer. They added a more formidable frontcourt presence in Robin Lopez, a highly serviceable backup point guard in Mo Williams, and a potentially intriguing prospect in Thomas Robinson. Through a series of carefully-orchestrated moves, general manager Neil Olshey managed to not only bolster a bench rotation that was literally the worst in the league last season, he did it without breaking the bank or coughing up any valuable assets. Read More »
After Dwight Howard failed to sink a pair of free throws and James Harden missed a mid-range jumper with 11 seconds left; after the Lakers almost turned the ball over when they threw it to Steve Nash when his head was turned the opposite direction; after all that, Steve Blake, yes Steve Blake, hit a three-pointer with 1.3 seconds left to give the Lakers a 99-98 lead. Read More »
Maybe you’re familiar with former Oakland Athletics speedster Rickey Henderson and his penchant for speaking about himself in the third person. Maybe you’ve heard it happen with some of the NBA’s superstars (LeBron James’ “Decision” announcement is a good place to start). In a recent Q&A with USA Today‘s Sam Amick, Dwight Howard continued the awkward tradition. Read More »
All numbers prior to games played on 11/5/13
Statistics has never been more fun.
To the writer, numbers are meant to be a sworn enemy. You become an English or journalism major at college solely because you know it’s an escape from math, and the only numbers you see are at the bottom of a page. You only wish there was a way numbers could be put into situations that make them practical and memorable. Read More »
Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »
The NBA gave its fans a great week of basketball in the opening week of the 2013-14 season. There were several surprises, a couple of star comebacks, and a few early rivalry games. It sure is great to have the NBA back in full swing. There are 51 games in the schedule this week (Monday-Sunday). What are the top five must-see games of week two? Let’s find out. Read More »
If you’ve been living on a rock the last half decade, maybe you’re unfamiliar with comedian and actor Ken Jeong. He made famously nude turn in the original The Hangover movie and the two subsequent awful sequels, and he’s spent time on your television screens on NBC’s Community and in series of “It’s that guy,” Miller Lite commercials. Yesterday, the 5-5 actor interviewed 7-2 Pacers center Roy Hibbert. Read More »