TAG: Marc Gasol

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 »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 6 Best Pickups (12.2)

Derrick Williams

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 9:00 am

Fantasy Basketball: This Week’s 5 Best Pickups (11.25)

Kirk Hinrich

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 23, 2013 / 7:00 pm

Black Friday Came Early In The NBA: Rose, Gasol & Iggy Go Down

Andre Iguodala Marc Gasol Injuries

We already reported about the right medial meniscus tear Derrick Rose suffered last night in the third quarter of the Bulls-Blazers game in Portland, but two other players, Marc Gasol and Andre Iguodala, also went down with injuries yesterday for team’s in the thick of a competitive Western Conference. Read More »