/ Dec 31, 2013 / 12:00 pm
J.R. Smith (Rob Foldy/USA TODAY Sports)
PLEASE don’t SHOOT! Welcome to the more shots than points club.
Nobody wants to have their team referred to as “Brick City”. So who are the chucker’s in today’s NBA? Who are the players who go out and consistently hurt their team with bad shots?
Let’s try and add some context to the term chucker. What quantifies a player as a chucker? Many NBA players have bad nights or shoot poor percentages from time to time. We could list lots of guys who are lacking a solid shot selection — Josh Smith, Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony could all have cases made. However, those three guys are, at times, great offensive players. They’re not who I’m talking about. Read More »
Counting down from 10 to one, it’s the NBA’s best dunks of the week, plus another day or two, since November 29. Among those featured include the usual theatrics of the Miami Heat’s All-Star duo, a pair of reverse slams, and a top four that’s complete with nothing but devastating posterizations. Read More »
P.J. Tucker (photo. Instagram.com/pjtucker17)
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 »
/ Oct 31, 2013 / 3:00 pm
With the season now officially underway, every team and every fan base â€” never mind there’s no hope for the Philadelphia and Phoenix fan bases until next July â€” believes their team has a shot at bringing the Larry O’Brien trophy and a parade to their city.
This is a fresh start for all 30 teams and all 433 players (yes I counted each name) in the NBA. One player who built up a following over the summer was Charlotte Bobcats forward Jeff Taylor. Read More »
We showed you the highlights, the surprises, and even the disappointments. Now get ready for the best highlights from the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, with players like Jared Cunningham, Jeffery Taylor and Ben McLemore providing the theatrics. Read More »
/ Jul 23, 2013 / 12:00 pm
Ray McCallum Jr. (photo. UDM Sports Info)
The NBA Las Vegas Summer League ended its 11-day run by crowning the Golden State Warriors as it’s first ever champion in a 91-77 win over the Phoenix Suns. While the Warriors took home the title, there were plenty of other champion-like performances turned in by players in Las Vegas. Read More »
Swedish-born 24-year-old, Jeffery Taylor, finished his rookie campaign with the Bobcats last season shooting a mediocre 34.4 percent from behind the arc. But the soon-to-be second-year forward out of Vanderbilt showed off some major athleticism with a couple dunks during LVSL action last night. Read More »
While I’m sure you can guess which dunk made the number one spot on this countdown from the past week, it wasn’t like Harrison Barnes‘ slam on Nikola Pekovic overshadowed everything else. Blake Griffin makes his annual appearance as does JaVale McGee, and so does Andre Iguodala, finishing what might’ve been his best play in Denver. Read More »
/ Aug 23, 2012 / 12:00 pm
John Jenkins (photo. Vanderbilt University)
John Jenkins is one of the top shooters in the 2012 NBA rookie class. After helping to lead Vanderbilt to an SEC title game upset over then ranked No. 1 Kentucky, Vanderbilt went on to lose 60-57 to Wisconsin in the secound round of the NCAA Tournament. But that wasn’t the end of a basketball journey for many of Vanderbilt’s players, including Festus Ezeli and Jeffery Taylor, the 30th and 31st picks in the 2012 NBA Draft, respectively. We had the chance to catch up with the 23rd pick, John Jenkins, at the NBA Rookie photo shoot to talk about his college basketball career and his lofty goals to become one of the greatest shooters ever. Read More »
Jeffery Taylor (photo. Vanderbilt University)
Ever since I can remember, I have been in awe of NBA players. At the age of five I would cut out newspaper clippings of my favorite players like Allan Houston and Patrick Ewing and put them in a shoebox. I have basketball cards in stacks of binders that I’ve been buying since around the same age. My autograph collection is deep, ranging from guys like Houston, Jason Kidd and Allen Iverson to Primoz Brezec, Moochie Norris and Brandon Armstrong. Any time I had the chance to meet one of my favorite players I remember being more nervous talking to them than talking to girls. Read More »