TAG: Patty Mills

NBA / Mar 17, 2014 / 4:45 pm

5 Incredible Stats From The NBA Season So Far (3.17)

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that special time of the season, once again, where we take a look at the useful information that is NBA.com’s stat-tool: SportVU.

As you’ve seen in previous articles on the subject, SportVU can break down everything from percentages on catch-and-shoot jumpers and pull-ups, to the amount of touches a player gets per game. As a result, we have captured some intriguing stats that have told us who are some of the league’s best and worst drivers, the best passer in the league not named Chris Paul, and a championship-contender that’s chock full of rotation players that are constantly on the move. Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

5 NBA Players Who Need Freedom

Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmer Fredette was the poster boy for the “free him” campaign. The talented BYU alumni was underutilized and did not receive nearly enough minutes in the Kings system. Now not every frustrated player, feeling like he hasn’t really got his shot, gets the luxury of a buyout. There are an awful lot of players in the NBA who might be better off somewhere else. There are other players like Eric Bledsoe, James Harden and Goran Dragic who contributed steadily to their teams but reached All-Star levels in bigger roles. It’s up to the franchise brass to seek these players out and attain their services before they pop on the big stage. Obviously a 30-something-year old player isn’t magically going to become a superstar overnight but there are a lot of young players being poorly utilized. Read More »

NBA / Jan 2, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The Only 5 Teams That Can Win An NBA Championship This Year

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA is a state of repair.

No, the games and the talent on the court are perfectly fine, exemplary actually, but the disparity of quality between the East and West and there being only five teams capable of winning a title this year is something that needs to be addressed.

It is historic how poor the Eastern Conference is right now, which is leading to a two-team race to the top between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. At the moment, there are are only three teams in the East with a winning record (Toronto is 15-15), with the third, the Atlanta Hawks, not a threat to either of them. Read More »

NBA / Dec 12, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Fun With SportVu Cameras: The San Antonio Spurs Never Jog

Patty Mills

Patty Mills (photo. Nicky Woo)

The San Antonio Spurs are again near the top of the NBA’s rankings at 17-4 through the NBA’s first slate of games. They’re sprinting towards the playoffs and putting last year’s Finals loss in the rearview mirror. But so far, only Tony Parker (30.2) averages over 30 minutes a game, and that’s how they’re able to run so hard, even through an 82-game regular season that matters a lot less to a team with title aspirations. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 18, 2013 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 15 Best GIFs This Season

Lance Stephenson, Tony Allen

Basketball fanatics know that the world is a better place when the NBA is in full swing. While the season has yet to reach its quarter mark, the best basketball on the planet has not disappointed its fans, as multiple game-winners, phenomenal displays of athleticism, and renewed rivalries have all come out of the woodwork in the early season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 14, 2013 / 1:30 am

Rare Double-Backboard Block By Wizards’ John Wall

John Wall

During San Antonio’s methodical, Borg-esque 92-79 victory tonight, John Wall was a brutal 5-of-19 from the field in 30 minutes of action. But he did double-swat a shot into the backboard when Patty Mills thought he had a clear layup. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Gifs: Four Flops With Official NBA Warnings

Kevin Love Flop

The NBA’s continuing drive to eliminate flopping from the game continued this past Monday when four different players were warned about flopping: the Spurs’ Patty Mills, Bucks’ Zaza Pachulia and ‘Wolves’ Kevin Love and Corey Brewer were all given an initial warning. A second violation from any of the four will result in the first fine of $5000. Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2013 / 2:35 pm

Happy Birthday, Antoine Walker! The 10 Best NBA Celebrations Ever Starring “The Shimmy”

Antoine Walker

Happy birthday Antoine Walker! The former Celtic and Heat player was born 37 years ago today in Chicago, Illinois. To commemorate ‘Toine’s big day, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and bring you the best celebrations in contemporary NBA history. While Walker has encountered some serious obstacles in his post-NBA life, he’ll always have “The Shimmy.” Read More »

NBA / Aug 1, 2013 / 12:00 pm

The 25 Fastest Players In The NBA

John Wall

John Wall (photo. adidas)

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 »

GIFs, Video / Jul 9, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Top 10 Bench Celebrations Of the 2013 Season (Gifs)

NBA Bench Celebrations (YouTube/NBA)

NBA Bench Celebrations (YouTube/NBA)

Even though they’re not very well known, the bench guys can instill some enthusiasm and excitement all their own while pumping up their playing teammates with every towel wave and fist pump. Let’s take a look at the top 10 bench celebrations over the 2012/13 NBA season. Read More »