TAG: Marreese Speights

NBA, Video / Dec 19, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks This Week

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

A number of mainstays of the top 10 dunks of the week are featured, including Chicago’s resident creator of posters, as well as two former teammates with the Oklahoma CIty Thunder serving up facials on the fast break. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 14, 2013 / 1:45 pm

James Harden Drops A Tomahawk Missile On Marreese Speights

James Harden, Marreese Speights

During the slate of 13 games on Friday the 13th, the Rockets and Warriors were the last two teams to play. While the Dubs were coming off an exciting win over the Mavs, Houston was their black cat on Friday the 13th, beating the Dubs, 116-112, at Oracle. Watch as James Harden unleashes the tomahawk jam over Marreese Speights to end the first quarter. Read More »

Smack / Mar 5, 2013 / 1:18 am

Monta Ellis Saves The Bucks; Amar’e Stoudemire Leads A Huge New York Comeback

Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis

One of the best games all season went down in Milwaukee last night. With both the Bucks and the Jazz literally playing for their playoff lives, they staged a wild back-n-forth overtime matchup that ultimately swayed Milwaukee’s way because of one man: Monta Ellis. Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Feb 18, 2013 / 1:11 pm

NBA Power Rankings Vol. I: Move Over LeBron James

Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio (photo. adidas)

The NBA regular season, at least for the teams that hold visions of championships, is just an 82-session practice for the playoffs. So rather than worry about who is the unofficial “best” or “worst” team in the League right now, let’s look at which team is most equipped for the truly important games. Read More »

Smack / Jan 26, 2013 / 2:00 am

Boston Grasps Defeat From The Jaws Of Victory; The Lakers Figure Out How To Play Together

Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver (photo. Converse)

Each time we checked in with the Hawks vs. Celtics it was like watching a different game. In the first half the Celtics were on cruise control and it almost looked as if Tommy Heinsohn could have stepped in because of Boston’s 27-point lead. Atlanta was going to old standbyes Al Horford and Josh Smith (17 points, 14 boards) inside, though not with much success. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 22, 2013 / 11:15 am

Report: Memphis Trades 2 Key Bench Players To Save Money, Plans To Sign Delonte West

Marreese Speights

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Memphis has agreed to a multiplayer trade with Cleveland that’ll take $6 million off their payroll and get them under the luxury tax line. Remember all those rumors about a possible Rudy Gay trade? The Grizz may be keeping their starting lineup together after all. Read More »

Smack / Oct 27, 2012 / 3:10 am

Phoenix Gives The Green Light To Michael Beasley; Minnesota Figures Out Life After Love

Michael Beasley

Michael Beasley (photo. Dime China)

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 »

NBA / Oct 9, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Questions Every Western Conference Team Needs Answered This Preseason

Jordan Hill

Preseason is when teams want to work through mistakes and identify the most pressing issues. Camps have now given way to games, which offer a different level of looking at a team’s identity. It would be asking for the impossible to have every problem identified, let alone remedied, by the end of October; the best-case scenario is to simply not carry too many from the start into the season. What should every team be asking itself during the preseason? We’ve got you covered. Today, we look at the Western Conference. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 29, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Memphis Does Not Make A Qualifying Offer To O.J. Mayo, Boston Is Now In Pursuit Of Him

O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo could never quite find the right role on the Memphis Grizzlies. With Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph eating up shot attempts and Mike Conley controlling the ball at the point, Mayo never had a true opportunity to showcase his skill set. The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, are in desperate need of bench scoring, and Mayo might just fit that role perfectly. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 14, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.14

Josh Smith

Josh Smith (photo. Blake Peterson)

Beast of the Night: Josh Smith busted out something nasty last night, to the tune of 33 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, two blocks and two three-pointers. He shot 57 percent (13-23) from the floor and 100 percent (5-5) from the free-throw line, and had one turnover. After shooting a miserable 41 percent from the field in February, Smith is hitting 51 percent of his shots to go along with his 26.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.9 blocks and 1.1 threes per game through the first seven games of March. Read More »