TAG: Ish Smith

GIFs, NBA / Feb 12, 2014 / 10:00 am

Suns Ish Smith & P.J. Tucker Throw Real No-Look Dimes

Ish Smith

Ish Smith (Jennifer Stewart/USA TODAY Sports)

“Call [him] Ishmael.” You’ve probably never heard of Ish Smith, unless you’re a fan of backup point guards that also double as narrators for Herman Melville‘s most famous whaling adventure. The 25-year-old “Ish” is the definition of journeyman, bouncing around five different teams over the last three season before finally landing in Phoenix this year. Despite his under-the-radar status, the guard out of Wake Forest threw a gorgeous no-look pass Tuesday night against the visiting Heat. P.J. Tucker might not be named Bartleby, but he tossed just as pretty a no-looker as Ish did. Read More »

Twitter / Jan 23, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Highlights From Kevin Durant’s Twitter Q&A

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps borrowing the idea from his friend/rival/peeer, LeBron James, Kevin Durant opened up a forum for fans to ask him questions on Twitter today as he was traveling to Boston. He didn’t answer too many questions, but those he did were pretty revealing, while some were downright shocking. Come guess what KD said about his new nickname, the fastest players in the NBA and the best shooter in the NBA — perdictably, he didn’t say himself because KD is to humility what Kobe is to ruthlessness. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 23, 2013 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Nastiest Crossovers Of 2013, Starring Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

You know you have handles when the NBA releases a “best of 2013″ video and you’re on the top 10 three times. But that’s the life for Kyrie Irving, a cat so smooth and nice with the rock that he can make dudes fall during All-Star Weekend… when no one is playing defense. Cleveland’s star isn’t the only one dropping people on this list. Everyone from Nate Robinson to Lance Stephenson (this past weekend) is bringing the goods. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 22, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA Fantasy Basketball: Winners & Losers Of The Trade Deadline

J.J. Redick

The NBA trade deadline can make or break your fantasy team. Deadline deals not only change the value of existing fantasy studs, but also rearranges depth charts, opening the door for tons of players sitting on the waiver wire. I was a little disappointed by this year’s deadline, which was one of the slower ones in recent memory, but it still opened the door for many. Read More »

The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week: John Wall Puts Ish Smith on the Floor With a Behind-the-Back Crossover

john wall behind the back crossover video

Each week Court Grip will bring you a prime basketball highlight made possible by having an edge – in skills, performance and technology. This week features John Wall hitting Ish Smith with a behind-the-back crossover that puts Smith on his butt. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 14, 2013 / 11:14 pm

Video: Ish Smith Hurdles John Wall and then Swats His Shot!

ish smith hurdles john wall

This is just crazy. Watch this clip from tonight’s Washington/Orlando game: Uber-athlete Ish Smith hurdles John Wall and then immediately bounces back to punch Wall’s shot. Just stupid athleticism: Read More »

Smack / Jan 13, 2013 / 12:37 am

John Wall Is Finally Back; The No. 1 Team In America Loses

John Wall

John Wall (photo. Rob Hammer)

It’s a new day in Washington, D.C. They finally have a real basketball team. In last night’s 93-83 win over Atlanta, John Wall played for the first time this season to a standing ovation. Then he went out and put in 14 points and four dimes in 20 minutes off the pine. He was also a catalyst in the game’s biggest stretch. With both teams in a daze to start the fourth, Wall came in and had back-to-back double-pump buckets in the lane that woke the Wizards up. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 12, 2013 / 8:54 pm

Ish Smith Hammers in a Monster Dunk

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NBA / Jan 3, 2012 / 7:00 pm

Report: Nate Robinson To Sign With The Golden State Warriors

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson (photo. Matt Brown)

It’s about time Nate Robinson returns from the cold. And after just over a week of NBA action, he’s found a new home. According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, Robinson could sign with the Warriors as soon as Wednesday and join the team Friday in Los Angeles. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 19, 2011 / 12:00 pm

How Trading Pau Gasol Turned The Memphis Grizzlies Into Contenders

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Rudy Gay (photo. Douglas Sonders)

On Feb. 1, 2008, Michael Heisley, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, and Chris Wallace, the team’s general manager, were the two most vilified men in the NBA. They had just traded Pau Gasol to the Lakers in a move that was seen as one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history. They turned the Lakers into instant championship contenders, while getting pennies on the dollar in return. The package they got included Javaris Crittenton (now out of the League), Kwame Brown, a practically retired Aaron McKie, two late first-round picks, and the rights to Pau’s brother, Marc Gasol. Read More »