TAG: Jeremy Lin

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 9:45 am

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (11.22)

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. NBA)

BUY LOW DERRICK ROSE, Chicago Bulls The slow start after a season off from ACL surgery had to be expected, but a hamstring and neck injury combined with some turf toe that Rose admitted has been bothering him since 2012 has those that invested a first rounder in the former MVP in full-out panic mode. That’s why it’s the perfect time to strike a deal. Averaging only 15.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists, Rose isn’t coming close to reaching expectations, but if you’re willing to sit and wait for production, snag him from someone who isn’t. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 12:45 pm

10 Surprise NBA Players That Will Fall Off By Season’s End

O.J. Mayo

Evan Turner (photo. Li-Ning)

If there’s one thing everyone should learn from the beginning of the basketball season, it’s that overreactions come in a large supply. I mean… after the Sixers started the season 3-0, they appeared No. 1 in many power rankings across the basketball world. Whether that was a huge troll or not, it was still a massive overreaction to a team that won a few early games. The most important thing to remember is that the NBA season is 82 games long. We are only about 12 games in so far. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 18, 2013 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 15 Best GIFs This Season

Lance Stephenson, Tony Allen

Basketball fanatics know that the world is a better place when the NBA is in full swing. While the season has yet to reach its quarter mark, the best basketball on the planet has not disappointed its fans, as multiple game-winners, phenomenal displays of athleticism, and renewed rivalries have all come out of the woodwork in the early season. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 15, 2013 / 10:30 am

NBA Fantasy Basketball: 8 Risers & Fallers This Week

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis (photo. @AntDavis23)

As the first leg of the NBA season has closed, player values are falling into place. Of course there are some exceptions, like if some of these players just happened to start off ice cold or riding a hot streak. However, by this time statistics have evened out. The early hot streaks dissolve, and the underachievers slowly work their way back into the fantasy hierarchy. Read More »

NBA / Nov 13, 2013 / 11:15 pm

Video: James Anderson 3-Pointer Sends Sixers To Overtime & Win

James Anderson

Philadelphia 76ers guard James Anderson played hero tonight in Philadelphia, knocking down a three-pointer with 6.6 seconds remaining against Houston to tie the score at 106. With Jeremy Lin draped all over him, Anderson knocked it down and the game headed to overtime. Read More »

NBA / Nov 12, 2013 / 12:30 pm

LinSanity Rising In Houston’s Double OT Victory

Jeremy Lin, James Harden

Jeremy Lin, James Harden (photo. Instagram/jlin7)

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 »

NBA / Nov 6, 2013 / 1:15 pm

5 Incredible Stats From The NBA’s First Week

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Jordan Brand)

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 »

NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The 20 Best Small-Ball Lineups In The NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Dime #53

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 »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 10:00 am

Video: Chris Paul Puts Jeremy Lin On Ice & The Clippers Hand The Rockets Their First Loss

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Instagram/cp3)

The Jeremy Lin jeers continue. The rising tide of Linsanity crested two season’s ago, and now pseudo-analysts (aka anyone with a Twitter account) can’t wait to churn flotsam all over his game. Chris Paul made that an easy task last night, juking and stuttering as he generally bamboozled the Taiwanese-born Lin. The Rockets didn’t recover from the Clippers’ backcourt onslaught during Dwight Howard‘s return to Staples Center. Read More »

NBA / Oct 31, 2013 / 9:00 am

Dominant Dwight Howard Ties Career Rebounding High In Rockets Debut

Dwight Howard, James Harden

Dwight Howard, James Harden (photo. Instagram/dwighthoward)

With everybody waiting for him to fail, Dwight Howard was his usual, pre-Lakers, self last night during the Rockets’ 96-83 victory over the Bobcats Hornets. Howard tied his career-high by pulling down 26 rebounds opposite Charlotte’s own free agent acquisition, Al Jefferson. Read More »