TAG: Joe Johnson

NBA / Jan 10, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Most Underachieving Teams

Rudy Gay

There’s a clear difference in a team that’s attempting to tank and a team that is flat out bad. There are teams that are constructed to be bad. Take the Philadelphia 76ers for example. The roster consists of players like Elliot Williams, Lorenzo Brown, James Anderson and Brandon Davies. Bless your soul if you know who any of those players are. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jan 2, 2014 / 11:20 pm

Joe Johnson Beats The Thunder On The Buzzer-Beating Jumper

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets really needed a win in Oklahoma City tonight. Coach Jason Kidd has been under a lot of scrutiny since demoting assistant Lawrence Frank, and the Nets had lost five of their last seven to fall to 10-21, good for the No. 13 spot in the East, with only the Bucks and Knicks trailing. But Joe Johnson — despite a tough night shooting — nailed the step-back 20-footer over Serge Ibaka to provide the Nets a much-needed road victory. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 2, 2014 / 11:20 am

Nets To Debut NBA Nickname Jerseys Jan. 10 Against The Heat

Brooklyn Nets, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Paul Pierce

The Brooklyn Nets will wear their nickname player jerseys during their January 10 game against the visiting Miami Heat, reports Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York. We already told you about the idea during the offseason, and Spike Lee revealed Ray Allen‘s “Jesus Shuttlesworth” jersey for the Heat, but now we know what three nicknames will be and when they’ll be worn (if the players are healthy). Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 20, 2013 / 11:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (12.20)

Roy Hibbert

BUY LOW ROY HIBBERT, Indiana Pacers The best time to send out a buy low offer is after a player has a couple of forgettable performances, so now is the time to strike on Hibbert. He’s averaging 12.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.9 blocks on the season, but his last two games have left much to be desired. Read More »

NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Most Dysfunctional Franchises In The NBA

Shaun Livingston, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson

If there’s one thing more entertaining than a franchise that has all of its bearings together and knows how to put out a great, watchable product, it’s a franchise that is capable of doing the exact opposite. A dysfunctional franchise is a gift to the casual NBA viewer in need of entertainment through the early, slower part of the regular season. Even though the team is usually bad — there are dysfunctional franchises that could put out a respectable team — it brings so much joy to watch a team struggle at some of the most simple aspects of the game. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Dec 17, 2013 / 12:12 am

Joe Johnson Drops 29 Points & 8 Three-Pointers In One Quarter Against Philly

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson made some history Monday night in the Nets’ game against the Sixers. Johnson was on fire all night and was scorching in the third quarter, going 8-for-10 from the 3-point line and scoring 29 points in the third quarter alone. Johnson’s eight 3-pointers tied Michael Redd for most made 3-pointers in one quarter. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (12.6)

Kyrie Irving

BUY LOW KYRIE IRVING, Cleveland Cavaliers You’re still going to have to give up a lot in exchange for a stud like Irving, but owners are fed up with his underachieving and are certainly more likely to deal him now than they were at the beginning of the year. The former Rookie of the Year is shooting a career-low 40 percent from the field and the rise in assists that was talked about all summer simply hasn’t happened. He’s also experiencing dips in free throw percentage, three-pointers and steals. Read More »

NBA / Dec 5, 2013 / 11:00 pm

Amar’e Stoudemire Actually Stuffs Joe Johnson & The Knicks Blowout Brooklyn

Amar'e Stoudemire, Joe Johnson

This was supposed to be the intra-city rivalry for the ages, pitting the traditional Manhattan favorites against a recent transplant to Brooklyn. Instead, the Knicks and Nets find themselves stuck near the floor of the Eastern Conference. They faced each other Thursday night on TNT in a pity party at Barclays Center, and one New York team actually won. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 5, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Josh Smith’s 15 Best Dunks

Josh Smith

Josh Smith (photo. adidas)

Today, Pistons forward Josh Smith turns 28 years old, and Dime Magazine would like to celebrate by looking back at his 15 best dunks over his nine seasons in the NBA. Smith, a.k.a. J-Smoove, is notably known for his superior athleticism as a big man. His ability in the open court instantly increases the probability that a highlight play is coming your way. Detroit’s offseason signing of Smith – four years/$54 million – has created a beast of a starting frontcourt – along with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe – that will only get more powerful as the season wears on. Read More »

NBA / Nov 22, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The NBA’s 15 Smoothest Players

Joe Johnson

In a league full of show-stopping athletes who can practically 360 dunk at will, it’s refreshing to sit back and appreciate the players who excel with such tranquility in their game. The way they dribble, shoot and pass – it’s just so calm and smooth.

Being smooth is an all-around characteristic and goes beyond just having a buttery jumper. These players rarely play out of their pace, never look fazed and are unflappable in clutch moments. There’s a graceful flow and elasticity that makes everything they do on the court seem natural. Read More »