Friday meant the final day of the preseason, which means there are no more chances to prove why fringe players are worthy of making a 15-man roster. There are about three dozen guys or so around the league keeping their cell phones charged and nearby in the next 24 hours. Stressful? Yeah, we’d say so. Read More »
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NBA Summer League games begin Friday in Las Vegas, which is like the opening day of the NCAA Tournament for fans who can’t get enough of watching NBA prospects fighting for roster spots. Lottery players vs. undrafted nobodies, the guaranteed vs. the scrappy. It’s a preview of the next young crop of players who will shape the league. Off all the 23 teams and all of around 300 players involved who aren’t the top pick Anthony Davis, these are the top five most interesting players to watch. Read More »
Nuggets rookie Jordan Hamilton, who just yesterday we told you is one of the NBA’s top five players who need more playing time, didn’t disappoint our prediction Wednesday night.
Playing against the Clippers in his hometown of Los Angeles, Hamilton went from the left baseline to Reggie Evans’ mug in two dribbles before closing with a one-handed facial. Even with a tough crowd that’s grown used to Blake Griffin’s acrobatics, the dunk got the crowd going. Read More »
Two weeks into Jeremy Lin’s Mach-speed rise to fame, more intel comes out daily about his crazier-than-fiction journey. Specifically, just how fine a line he walked from being another nobody to the most popular guy from New York City to Palo Alto, Calif.
Case in point: Reports have shown the Knicks were considering cutting the point guard soon after their game with New Jersey on Feb. 4. He needed the chance to play and got it against the Nets, which led to 25 points and seven assists, which led to the chance to score 28 against the Jazz three days later, which led to world domination (or something close to it) now. Read More »
It’s only a matter of time before Denver Nuggets rookie swingman Jordan Hamilton makes his mark in the NBA. Even though he may be struggling for minutes and shots right now, Hamilton’s time will come – there’s no doubt about that. While Jordan may have a ways to go on the court, he is already an all-star in terms of his sneaker collection. When it comes to copping exclusive kicks, this L.A. native is a grizzled vet.
Just days before his first NBA season officially got underway, we got up with Jordan in his L.A. apartment to check out the heat he was lining up for his rookie year. You can see it over at the Foot Locker Unlocked Blog.
“We came to put on a show,” said Derrick Williams, and that’s exactly what he did. About a month ago, Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif., hosted a three-day, four-team exhibition tournament to raise money for the school’s athletic department. And since countless NBA players spend their offseason training there, everyone decided to come out. Dubbed the “Short Summer Pro League,” the games featured Williams, Andre Iguodala, Brandon Knight, Jordan Hamilton, Kenneth Faried, Ed Davis, Julian Wright, Darius Morris, and Devin Ebanks. After already showing you Day 1, check out the highlights from Day 2 that were just released…
With three contributing players inked to overseas deals that may prevent them from rejoining the NBA in the 2011-12 regular season (should it exist) and with at least two significant free agents to re-sign, the Denver Nuggets make for an intriguing study from a fantasy basketball perspective. While all that means the Nuggets will likely have fewer fantasy assets than they did last season, it might open things up for other players on the team. Let’s take a glance at the potential fallout. Read More »
“We came to put on a show,” said Derrick Williams, and that’s exactly what he did. This past weekend, Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif., hosted a three-day, four-team exhibition tournament to raise money for the school’s athletic department. And since countless NBA players spend their offseason training there, everyone decided to come out. Dubbed the “Short Summer Pro League,” the games featured Williams, Andre Iguodala, Brandon Knight, Jordan Hamilton, Kenneth Faried, Ed Davis, Julian Wright, Darius Morris, and Devin Ebanks. With that, check out the highlights from Day 1…
Two years ago, when the Boost Mobile Elite 24 was still in NYC, they held a secret midnight run at MSG so all the high school players could ball with the pros. Last year when they’ve moved out to L.A., they decided to burn the midnight oil at HAX. So with Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, Kemba Walker, Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hamilton all in attendance for this week’s festivities, it was Derrick Williams who decided to dunk on some of the kids.
We told y’all about the news earlier this week, but yesterday it became official: Shaq is a part of the squad at TNT and Inside The NBA. He’ll be a full-time analyst. Okay, lets take bets: who’s the first player he takes a shot at? Kobe? D-Wade? Steve Nash? And how often will they play that clip from the Barkley/O’Neal fight from back in the day? Once a show? We’re assuming C-Webb gets the boot, but that’s alright. He’s a better-than-good commentator who was being overshadowed in the studio. Read More »