TAG: Omri Casspi

NBA / Oct 1, 2010 / 5:15 pm

Sacramento Kings 2010-11 NBA Season Preview

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans (photo. Nicky Woo)

As NBA training camps get underway, we preview the upcoming season with the “Highs and Lows” system — predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.

Added: DeMarcus Cousins, Sam Dalembert, Hassan Whiteside, Luther Head, Antoine Wright

Lost: Spencer Hawes, Andres Nocioni, Jon Brockman, Ime Udoka, Sean May Read More »

NBA / Apr 30, 2010 / 3:18 pm

Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry headline NBA All-Rookie Team

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (photo. Nicky Woo)

Remember back when the 2009 NBA Draft class was almost universally panned as weak and top-heavy, with Blake Griffin pegged as the only player even resembling a future All-Star?

Sometime around the middle of this season, it became clear a lot of experts were wrong. Even with Griffin out injured for the year, Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings and Stephen Curry led an ’09 class that turned out to produce what looks like a handful of future All-Stars and a couple certified superstars. Read More »

NBA / Mar 23, 2010 / 2:00 pm

The 2009 Draft Class Could Go Down As The Best Ever

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Nicky Woo)

Your immediate reaction after reading the title is “absolutely not,” and as of right now, it’s the right one. In fact, how can anyone compete with a ’96 lineup of Kobe, A.I., Ray Allen and Steve Nash or a ’03 lineup of LeBron, D-Wade, ‘Melo and Chris Bosh. Although we’ve seen how well Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings and Darren Collison have played so far, it’s doubtful that any of them will be Hall of Famers. Still, my friend over at NYKBlog makes a very compelling case about the potential of this year’s draft as the best ever. The argument comes down to this: Would your rather have four Hall of Famers and a big drop off after that, or 20 guys who can be All-Stars and good role players for a long time? Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 19, 2010 / 10:45 am

Stephen Curry Wants To Be The Next Monta Ellis

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (photo. Nicky Woo)

Hype is a fickle friend. One minute you’re everybody’s favorite reason to watch hoops, next you’re the, “What’s he been up to?” kid lost somewhere in northern Cali. Playing sub-.300 basketball on Pacific timing – and in front of disenchanted crowds – isn’t the fastest avenue for delivering on that hype. That’s why it’s a good thing Warriors rook Stephen Curry doesn’t mind the lack of props just yet. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 18, 2010 / 10:45 am

Fantasy Analysis: Jamison, T-Mac, K-Mart, Salmons and Darko

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin (photo. Kelly Turso)

The Cavs are locked and loaded for a solid run at the championship, a disgruntled former superstar finds a new home (and maybe another one before the day’s up), the Bulls are in an even better position to make a splash this summer and a perennial lump of dead weight now finds himself with 10,000 lakes to drown in. That pretty much sums up all the NBA trade action from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, in what has shaped up to be a trade season that has lived up to expectations so far. Here’s a quick rundown of the fantasy implications. Read More »

Smack / Feb 17, 2010 / 6:20 am

Caron Butler’s Dallas debut; Iverson, B-Roy struggle to return; Nets win!

Caron Butler

Caron Butler, Dime #54

For about 15 minutes, the Mavericks looked like they’d been playing with its new roster for months, building a double-digit lead in Oklahoma City while starting two-guard Caron Butler (13 pts, 4-16 FG) wasn’t shy at all about getting involved in the offense right away. Over on the bench Brendan Haywood appeared not miserable for the first time since Chapel Hill, DeShawn Stevenson had a serene “I’m probably not gonna play but that’s OK” vibe about him, and the trade seemed a rousing success. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 10, 2010 / 8:00 am

Omri Casspi Dunks On Danilo Gallinari

Perhaps it was fitting that Omri Casspi put on a show at Madison Square Garden last night. For Jewish Heritage Night, the Israeli native came out of nowhere to rise and dunk on Italian Danilo Gallinari.

Latest News, NBA / Feb 2, 2010 / 11:15 am

This Trade Has To Happen: Ray Allen For Kevin Martin & Andres Nocioni

Ray Allen

I’m sorry Celtics fans, but the Big Three as we know it could soon be coming to an end. Sure it will be incredibly hard – if not downright impossible – to replace the Hall of Fame trio of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, but a new day in Boston is upon us. And finding a new player to complete a trio that includes Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins has to be priority No. 1. In order to make this happen, the following trade has to go down: Ray Allen for Kevin Martin and Andres Nocioni. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 2, 2010 / 9:00 am

J.R. Smith With The Reverse Dunk On Omri Casspi

As good as Omri Casspi has been this season, there was just nothing the rookie could do last night when J.R. Smith decided to take him in the post, spin baseline and finish with the vicious reverse on his head.

Latest News, NBA / Feb 1, 2010 / 3:15 pm

NBA Trade Rumor: Jason Thompson To The Bobcats

Jason Thompson

With the NBA Trade Deadline less than three weeks away, you knew that the rumors were going to start to heat up. The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Bobcats are showing strong interest in acquiring Jason Thompson from the Kings, and between Tyson Chandler, Nazr Mohammed, DeSagana Diop and Alexis Ajinca, the Bobcats have a glut of big men – none of whom have done jack this season – they’re willing to offer in exchange. Read More »