Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.
The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »
/ Dec 6, 2013 / 1:45 pm
Injuries and underwhelming play have completely changed the dynamics of this list. You’re used to seeing backcourts like the Deron Williams-Joe Johnson duo in Brooklyn or the Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant tandem in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City’s pair in Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha. Even the tandem of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler would stand out as one of the league’s top starting backcourts. Read More »
/ Dec 4, 2013 / 11:30 am
Most casual NBA fans will probably see this headline and immediately vote for Klay Thompson. He plays for a championship contender. He’s a “Splash Brother.” He’s hitting an absurd 3.6 triples a game this year, and averaging over 21 points per game. The Warriors are perhaps the league’s most exciting team to watch and Thompson is a major reason why. Read More »
The Raptors – Warriors game was supposed to be just another Tuesday night blowout. Toronto led 75-48 with a little over nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. Then, slowly at first, just inching along, the Warriors methodically chipped away at the Raptors lead until they entered the fourth quarter only down 18 points. Raps fans kept waiting for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to start knocking down shots; they waited with bated breath. Eventually the Dubs backcourt burst forth in a tsunami of jumpers and the Raptors were powerless in their wake. Read More »
The Dubs – Kings game was about as topsy turvy as you’d expect from two of the more interesting Western Conference teams. While the Warriors are a legitimate threat in the playoffs, the Kings will often rise to the challenge of a superior team. Too bad for Kings fans that Andrew Bogut was in the house because he literally blocked Sac-town’s victory. Read More »
/ Nov 22, 2013 / 2:30 pm
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 »
/ Nov 11, 2013 / 1:30 pm
The NBA gave fans a great week of basketball in the second week of the 2013-14 season. There were a few upsets, a couple of comebacks, and plenty of matchups that made the fans rise to their feet and go wild. Week 2 in the NBA season proved there is nothing predictable in basketball. There are 52 games in the schedule this week (Monday-Sunday). What are the five must-see games of Week 3? Let’s find out. Read More »
The Golden State Warriors are a lot of people’s favorite team to watch late night on League Pass. Yesterday they got an earlier game when they traveled to the Target Center in Minneapolis to take on a ‘Wolves team coming off their first loss of the season. But the big story on the night was Stephen Curry‘s sprained ankle. Read More »
/ Nov 6, 2013 / 1:15 pm
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 »
/ Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm
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 »