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NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Marc Gasol No-Look Wrap-Around To Z-Bo

Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Zach Randolph

The Grizzlies defeated the visiting Knicks last night, 98-93, and it was a close game between two teams that need to turn things around in the second half of the season if they’re going to have any chance of making the playoffs this year. The Grizzlies have answered the call to improve, recently, going 15-4 since Marc Gasol returned from a sprained MCL. The 2013 DPOY showed off more than just his defensive acumen against the Knicks, though. Read More »

NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 10 Best Passing Centers In The NBA

Joakim Noah

The center position is becoming a role that emphasizes versatility. The art of passing is a beautiful concept in the sport, but when executed appropriately by centers, it is a strength that should not be overlooked. Superstars like Bill Walton and Chris Webber–even though he normally manned the four-spot–exemplified the effective passing center, and their offenses instantly became more dangerous because of this ability. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: The Amazing James Johnson & His Putback Slam

James Johnson, Mo Williams

Grizzlies power forward James Johnson has been astounding for Memphis since getting called up from the D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers in December. The former No. 16 pick by the Bulls in 2009 had floated around the fringes of the league since disappointing in Chicago, but he’s got the highest net rating for any Grizzlies player that’s logged more than 500 minutes. His putback dunk on the Blazers illustrates what an intriguing player he’s become for Memphis. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Western Conference Starting Lineups

Dirk Nowitzki

Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally — yes, Wally Szczerbiak — here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. Read More »

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 / Jan 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 15 Best Second Options In The NBA

Russell Westbrook, Iman Shumpert

If there’s one thing to be learned about the NBA, it’s that a championship can’t be won on the back of one player. How obvious was this last season in the playoffs when Russell Westbrook was injured and the Thunder relied completely on Kevin Durant isolations? Even with Durant being one of the top three players in the league, he couldn’t will a team to a playoff series victory by himself. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Which Team Has Been A Bigger Bust This Year: Cleveland Or Memphis?

Dion Waiters

With everyone so focused on the double travesties going down in the Big Apple — New York is ready to can Mike Woodson and Brooklyn has resorted to all types of shady practices involving soda to try to win games — two other underachievers have gotten away relatively unscathed. Cleveland was supposed to be one of the up-and-coming teams in the East this year. Instead, in one of the worst conferences we’ve ever seen, they’re still just 9-15 and out of the playoff picture. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

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 »

Twitter / Dec 2, 2013 / 11:25 pm

Marc Gasol Tweets Lonely Pic While Watching “Captain Phillips”

Marc Gasol

The Grizzlies were just starting to hit their stride during a west coast road trip when 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol went down. He suffered a grade 2 sprain to his MCL during that horrific Black Friday in the NBA. While resting the sprain (he won’t need surgery), Gasol took in the Tom Hanks flick, Captain Phillips. Read More »