There isn’t much about the Sacramento Kings right now that lends itself to sounding regal. A decade after becoming one of the best teams in the loudest building in the NBA, the Kings are suffering from trickle-down uncertainty that starts in the owner’s box and ends with the product on the floor. Read More »
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If we needed any further proof that New Yorkers are crazed lunatics who are more up and down than Joe Flacco, we got it last night. In just a few short months, Jeremy Lin went from favorite son to Judas, from Linsanity to something quite average, and New Yorkers went from “Raymond Felton?” to “Raymond Felton!” Last year, Knicks fans would’ve have given you the business you had you spoken bad about Lin. Now, they’re reveling in his struggles, and booed him consistently last night after initially showing him some love during introductions. Read More »
After spending last season playing overseas, Kyle Singler is back in the NBA and providing valuable, much-needed minutes and production for a Pistons team that is struggling mightily to start the season.
In the flow of their entertaining loss to the Kings last night, Singler provided an incredible block on a Kings fast break when Aaron Brooks tried to toss an oop to Jimmer Fredette. The sequence starts at the :45 mark: Read More »
The morning perusal of various basketball websites brings its usual all-over-the-map type news – everything from Daniel Gibson trade rumors to Dwyane Wade’s get-me-through-the-day inspiration. But one wistfully hopeful piece over at SB Nation’s Raptors HQ caught my eye (even if it’s a few days old). Read More »
If you’re not improving, you’re losing. I heard that growing up, and in the context of the NBA offseason, it fits perfectly… especially if a team is coming off a deep playoff run. For some, and OKC could easily fall into this trap, maintaining the status quo is important. It seems logical, too. You win a few rounds in the playoffs, maybe a conference title, so you should bring everyone back without a second thought. There’s still youth on your side. They have to get better, right? Read More »
Justin Timberlake came from humble beginnings in Tennessee to take over the hearts and minds of teenagers in America in the late 1990s. Jimmer Fredette arrived unheralded at BYU from upstate New York before turning Utah upside down in 2011. Okay, while the stories don’t follow quite the same arc, there is this: Fredette and JT met in the 1990s, according to a tweet from the Kings’ second-year guard. Read More »
It being NBA Green Week and all, it seems natural a Dwight Howard-Van Gundy-Orlando issue would pop up again. It’s an evergreen issue, you see, and never quite goes away. So Dwight told someone in management he didn’t want SVG around as coach, and said manager told Stan, then Stan confirmed a TV report today. And then Dwight put his arm around Stan, not knowing what he’d just spilled. This is a soap opera. Read More »
Beast of the Night: Wesley Matthews produced a fine line to the tune of 33 points, one rebound, two steals and five three-pointers. He shot 83 percent (10-12) from the floor and 80 percent (8-10) from the free-throw line, and had two turnovers. Since being reinserted into the starting lineup on March 16, Matthews has averaged top 10 numbers. Read More »
It makes sense, given its roots in the ivory towers of higher education, but no sport attracts volunteer experts quite like college basketball. Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL may have embraced new math, but college hoops has its own science: That thing we call Bracketology.
And in almost every interview I’ve heard and column I’ve read from these experts this season, one question has been consistently asked and answered: “Who is the next VCU?” Read More »
One was a top-10 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. The other was the NBA’s version of Mr. Irrelevant; the last pick in the 2011 Draft. When the Kings selected Jimmer Fredette out of BYU the notion was that the pick coming 50 slots later wouldn’t mean much. Read More »