TAG: Paul Millsap

NBA / Jan 8, 2014 / 1:30 pm

The 15 Best Second Options In The NBA

Russell Westbrook, Iman Shumpert

Kevin Martin (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports)

If there’s one thing to be learned about the NBA, it’s that a championship can’t be won on the back of one player. How obvious was this last season in the playoffs when Russell Westbrook was injured and the Thunder relied completely on Kevin Durant isolations? Even with Durant being one of the top three players in the league, he couldn’t will a team to a playoff series victory by himself. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 11:45 am

NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Ray Allen, Kent Bazemore

Ray Allen, Kent Bazemore (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Taking the top spot on this week’s dunks of the week is a small forward throwing down a vicious one-handed alley-oop. At this point, you’d assume I was talking about LeBron James, right? Not this time.

Other members of this week’s list include a pair of big men running the break and putting smaller defenders on a poster, as well as a turn-back-the-clock moment from one of the league’s ageless wonders. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Dec 24, 2013 / 12:45 am

LeBron James Obliterates Paul Millsap With The Towering Jam

LeBron James, Paul Millsap

LeBron James, Paul Millsap (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

With the Heat down three to the visiting Hawks in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter on Monday night, LeBron James threw down Thor’s hammer on top of Paul Millsap as he tried to draw the foul. Instead, LeBron added Millsap to his growing list of poster victims — of which he is not immune. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

Drake

Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Nov 27, 2013 / 10:00 am

Magic Rookie Victor Oladipo Spikes It Over Horford & Millsap

Victor Oladipo, Al Horford, Paul Millsap

The Orlando Magic were supposed to take this year to rebuild and get themselves in position for the incredible 2014 Draft class. Instead, they’ve played close to .500 basketball and rookie Victor Oladipo has put himself in position for ROY contention. Never was this more apparent than last night’s driving one-handed flush over Atlanta’s Paul Millsap and Al Horford. Read More »

NBA / Nov 14, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Al Horford On Being The Man In Atlanta & Playing Out Of Position

Al Horford

Al Horford (photo. Instagram/al_horford)

Al Horford might be the NBA’s most under-appreciated star. A two-time Eastern Conference All-Star, the former Florida Gator just came off a season that saw him average career-highs in both points (17.4) and rebounds (10.2) per game in leading Atlanta to their sixth-straight postseason appearance. It’s not surprising, considering Horford was drafted six years ago. He’s a rock in the middle, and will be counted on more than ever before now that longtime Hawks Joe Johnson and Josh Smith are both gone. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 5:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Atlanta Hawks

Al Horford

Al Horford (photo. Instagram/al_horford)

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 Hawks team that’s no longer tethered to Josh Smith, but should surprise yet again this season. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Oct 14, 2013 / 3:15 pm

The NBA’s 30 Best Second-Round Draft Picks Ever

Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas

Being a second-round pick in the NBA comes with no cheering, not much love, and no glory. Most times when someone is drafted in the second round, it’s the first time the NBA world is hearing their names. There’s a much higher percentage to become a player that records DNPs on a nightly basis than someone who becomes a role player, solid contributor, or even a star in the second round. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The 15 Best Frontcourts In The NBA

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

Frontcourts are the backbone of every successful NBA team. No team has won a championship without a dominant frontcourt since Jordan‘s Bulls, and Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen could certainly play a little bit. The point guard craze has taken over the NBA, but when is that last time a team led by a point guard won the championship? You could argue Chauncey Billups with the Pistons in 2004, but other than that you have to go all the way back to Isaiah Thomas and the Bad Boy Pistons in 1990. Read More »