TAG: Mickael Pietrus

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 18, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Phoenix Suns

Steve Nash

Steve Nash (photo. Nike)

The Phoenix Suns remain an offensive machine in the NBA, which makes the squad likable for fantasy purposes. However, with the face of the franchise is slipping into the sunset as he approaches the deep end of his 30s, it’s time for the emergence of new stars in Arizona. A certain hammer of Polish origin will lead the way for this new movement in Phoenix. Read More »

Smack / Jul 15, 2011 / 12:04 am

Shaquille O’Neal Officially Joins TNT; Say Happy Birthday To Twitter

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal (photo. Chenoa Maxwell)

We told y’all about the news earlier this week, but yesterday it became official: Shaq is a part of the squad at TNT and Inside The NBA. He’ll be a full-time analyst. Okay, lets take bets: who’s the first player he takes a shot at? Kobe? D-Wade? Steve Nash? And how often will they play that clip from the Barkley/O’Neal fight from back in the day? Once a show? We’re assuming C-Webb gets the boot, but that’s alright. He’s a better-than-good commentator who was being overshadowed in the studio. Read More »

Smack / Jan 29, 2011 / 3:56 am

LeBron plays with House money to beat Detroit; Durant drops 40

LeBron James

LeBron James

The Big Three was down to the Chosen One for last night’s Heat/Pistons game, which naturally meant for LeBron James that the role of fourth-quarter hero would fall into the hands of — Eddie House? … With five minutes left in the fourth, the Pistons were up three before House tied it with a corner trey. A few possessions later, House hit an off-balance jumper from the wing. Then after Austin Daye‘s triple with one minute left put Detroit up by one, House ended up with the ball in his hands with the final seconds ticking down. Read More »

NBA / Dec 29, 2010 / 11:30 am

Dime Q&A: Mickael Pietrus Tells You How To Guard Kobe, ‘Melo, D-Wade, LeBron & Pierce

Mickael Pietrus

Don’t call it a comeback. After beginning the season stuck in rotation purgatory with the Orlando Magic – he couldn’t break into a consistent role for the first third of the season – Mickael Pietrus was a piece of the deal last week between Orlando and Phoenix. And in just his second game in the desert, Pietrus pumped in a season-high 25 points for the Suns on Sunday afternoon against the Clippers. For someone who was a vital part of a championship contender the past two years, it was odd to find the Frenchman relegated to a garbage-time role earlier this season. Now that he looks to have found his legs in Phoenix again, we caught up with Pietrus to talk a little bit about his on-court style. Read More »

Smack / Dec 27, 2010 / 7:05 am

Boozer bruises Pistons in OT; Blake Griffin makes his MVP case

Carlos Boozer (photo. Jeffery Salter)

Carlos Boozer (photo. Jeffery Salter)

Though they signed contracts over the summer totaling about $286 million, and each is seen in some way as a franchise-changing superstar for their respective new teams, there has been a lot of nit-picking and hate spread around for Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Bosh and Carlos Boozer before and during the season. But lately, all three fours have been killing it, especially Boozer. Over the last seven games – during which the Chicago Bulls have gone 5-2 without Joakim Noah in the lineup – Booz has averaged 26.2 points and 12.1 rebounds – including last night’s 31-point, 11-board effort in an overtime W against Detroit … Read More »

NBA / Dec 22, 2010 / 5:00 pm

Vince Carter Will Wear No. 25 To Honor Himself

Vince Carter

Vince Carter

I always find it interesting to hear how a player lands on a specific jersey number. And even more when they get traded and have to make a switch. So after I read that Gilbert Arenas chose No. 1 to honor his childhood hero Penny Hardaway, I found it hilarious to hear that Vince Carter chose No. 25 to honor, well, himself. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 21, 2010 / 12:00 pm

Natural Disaster: It’s Time To Put Up Or Shut Up In Phoenix

Steve Nash

Steve Nash (photo. Complex Magazine)

The Phoenix Suns have rolled through three general managers, three coaches and a slew of All-Stars and talented role players since 2005. After the sale of the franchise from long-time sports owner Jerry Colangelo to businessman Robert Sarver, this question looms: How much time does a team under new ownership need to settle down?

Composing winning teams in the NBA means team ownership must pair talented players with adaptable coaches. But championship-caliber teams keep those pieces static. Retaining players and coaches requires that the ownership have patience and trust in everyone in the organization –- no panicking allowed. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 20, 2010 / 9:30 am

Fantasy Trade Analysis: Arenas, Richardson, Turkoglu to Orlando

Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas (photo. Tim Tadder)

The Orlando Magic made a huge splash over the weekend by dealing for Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark. In exchange, the Magic dealt Rashard Lewis to the Washington Wizards; they also dealt Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, Marcin Gortat, a 2011 first-round draft pick and cash to the Phoenix Suns. This will cause significant waves in fantasy basketball. Here’s a quick look at the fallout: Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 29, 2010 / 4:30 pm

PEAK Mickael Pietrus Player Exclusive

PEAK Mickael Pietrus Player Exclusive

While Jason Williams won’t be playing tonight, hopefully that opens up some minutes for Mickael Pietrus. After not playing in the first half of last night’s victory over the Wizards, Pietrus should see more time tonight against the Heat. With that said, check out Pietrus’ player exclusive kicks from PEAK. Read More »

NBA / Oct 20, 2010 / 2:30 pm

Orlando Magic 2010-11 NBA Season Preview

Jameer Nelson

As the NBA regular season approaches, we preview the upcoming campaign with the “Highs and Lows” system — predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.

Added: Quentin Richardson, Chris Duhon, Daniel Orton, Malik Allen

Lost: Matt Barnes, Anthony Johnson Read More »