We’re technically past the halfway point in the NBA season, but really, let’s be serious: Things don’t start to heat up until after the All-Star break. Now we’re on the cusp of the trade deadline, and soon teams will be fighting for playoff spots and lottery ping-pong balls. Read More »
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The 2014 trade deadline is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting deadlines in the last couple years. There are so many teams looking to drop down for a chance in the 2014 Draft, and other teams that feel like they’re only one or two moves away from title contention, we’re looking at a lot of moves before 3 p.m. ET tomorrow, when the trade deadline expires. The Lakers and Mavs are looking to trade for Kevin Love, who can opt-out of his contract in the summer of 2015, reports Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. Read More »
Damian Lillard didn’t win this one. And Stephen Curry, a favorite for many, didn’t even make it out of the opening round after connecting on a disappointing 16 shots even with the money ball-only rack on the short corner. Instead it was sweet-shooting Spurs guard Marco Belinelli that won the 2014 Foot Locker NBA Three-point Shootout after an impressive showing in the final round and a tie-breaker against Wizards second-year guard Bradley Beal. Read More »
The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.
At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »
For only a half season, the NBA’s best players have put together some historic performances.
Already we have witnessed three 50-point games this year. We only witnessed two all of last year–Stephen Curry scoring 54 in the Garden and Carmelo Anthony scoring an incredibly difficult 50 in Miami.
It’s no easy feat, but these high scoring outputs are happening less and less frequently. The 62-point game by Carmelo was the first 60-point game in nearly five years, yet it occurred five times in a three-year span between 2004 and 2007. Read More »
I remember hearing this earlier this season while watching a Clippers-Timberwolves game on TV, as Kevin Love and Blake Griffin were locked in an old-school 1980s battle where neither guy could guard the other, both on pace for 40-plus points as they fiercely exchanged buckets.
“What a game we have here, two NBA superstars going back and forth!” The commentator shouted. Read More »
The Minnesota Timberwolves lost, 120-113, to the Hawks Saturday night in Atlanta despite a monstrous 43-point, 19-rebound performance from Kevin Love. In the loss, Ricky Rubio only connected on one-of-three field goal attempts in over 31 minutes of action as he continues to shy away from pulling the trigger. But one of his 11 assists was so beautiful, it’s likely the only thing we’ll take away from the whole game. Read More »
Burly, bruising behemoth Nikola Pekovic is considered by many to be one of the strongest guys in the entire league. The 28-year-old Montenegrin is a force on the block, more than most can handle. But a recent profile in the Star-Tribune revealed some interesting training habits, the most surprising of which details his practice of crawling around on the ground and emitting baby noises. You read that right. Read More »