John Wall has the Wizards up to 9-9. Washington is getting it all from Wall. At 19 points, 9.2 assists and 2.3 steals per game, he’s on his way to the All-Star Game. Finally, right? While it seems as though Wall’s long-awaited breakout is happening at last, there’s another point guard who’s waited even longer for recognition. Read More »
TAG: Mike Conley
Instead of a rematch of the past couple opening rounds in the Western Conference playoffs, the Grizzlies – Clippers matchup was a largely one-sided affair on Thursday night with LA walking away with a 20-point victory. But Memphis point guard Mike Conley showed off an array of dribbling skills on one drive in the lane. Read More »
There’s a strong history in the NFL of playing on Sundays despite the impending birth of a child. Not so with Zach Randolph last night when the Pelicans came into town to upset the Grizzlies 99-84 at the FedEx Forum. Randolph can rest easy even after the disappointing loss; his healthy child was born without incident with Z-Bo arriving just in time. Read More »
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, a Grizzlies team that’s again being underrated in the West. Read More »
Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »
The engine and brains of an NBA starting lineup rest with the point guard — the orchestrator — and the complementary role often belongs to the shooting guard. When the two talents fit, an NBA backcourt is a bad place to get caught up against on either end of the floor.
Point guard is the most important position in basketball; this player is essentially the coach on the court, or the NBA-version of the quarterback. Just like the quarterback, middle-to-good quality point guards can score a fat contract if they can put together a strong season or two. Read More »
The one-and-done rule has become a popular subject of discussion in NCAA and NBA circles. For those unaware of the rule, it was instituted by NBA commissioner David Stern as a way to curtail high schoolers from going straight into the NBA. It required the 17 or 18-year-old to play at least one year of either college ball or international ball — as in the case of Brandon Jennings. Read More »
They’re two lefty point guards with divergent career paths, and while one has grown with the same group in Memphis while becoming one of the better young point guards in the game, the other has dealt with new coaches and teammates and a not-undeserved reputation as a gunner. Mike Conley might have been in the same boat as Brandon Jennings if he’d landed in Milwaukee coming out of Ohio State, but now they both have similar squads around them. Read More »
Fast, up-tempo play is what NBA fans love and there are players today that absolutely take their ability to move to the next level. Whether it is outrunning an opponent down the court for an easy bucket or breaking down a defender with quick footwork and dribble moves, speed is a necessary attribute and can help turn a player into an All-Star. Read More »