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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 21, 2012 / 7:00 pm

NBA Fantasy Risers & Fallers: 12.21

Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight (photo. NBA)

As the first leg of the NBA season comes to a close, player values are starting to fall in place. Of course there are some exceptions, like if some of these players just happened to start off ice cold or riding a hot streak. However, by this time statistics begin to even out. The early hot streaks dissolve, and the underachievers slowly work their way back into the fantasy hierarchy. Here are this week’s top risers and fallers in fantasy basketball. Read More »

Smack / Oct 9, 2012 / 11:12 pm

Boozer Answers His Critics; Dallas Gets A Beatdown In Spain

Carlos Boozer

Carlos Boozer (photo. Jeff Salter)

Midway through the third quarter of their eventual 92-88 takedown of Memphis, Chicago opened up a 14-point lead as Kirk Hinrich went all 2004 on us. He had a few steals, a blocked shot, a layup, and started a number of fast breaks, all within a four-minute stretch. Eight minutes into the quarter, and Memphis already had seven turnovers while Hinrich was looking like Jimmy Chitwood. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jul 28, 2012 / 12:05 am

Olympic NBA Stars Capture The Moment; David Stern Smacks Down Dwight Howard’s Agent

Olympics NBA

(Photo. Deron Williams Instagram)

Wherever your turn tonight (or for the next two weeks) you’re going to get hit in the face with Olympic coverage. We challenge you to find a nicer photo than this. Serge Ibaka looks like he just stepped off the set of Shaft. Thank everything for athletes and their Instagramming and Twittering. That photo was courtesy Kevin Durant‘s account, but of course we’ve seen how Team USA rides from Kevin Love‘s account. Don’t forget Deron Williams, too, who basically gave a photo essay of all the cool Olympians out there tonight. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 20, 2012 / 10:30 am

Video: Robin Lopez Destroys Blake Griffin With A Hard Foul

Robin Lopez

Blake Griffin complained recently about all of the cheap shots he’s been taking. Does this count? Robin Lopez nearly put the headlock on the NBA’s best dunker, and the results were a double-edged sword. He got tossed for it, but the Suns gained momentum and ended up beating the Clippers. Read More »

Smack / Apr 20, 2012 / 1:23 am

Dwight Howard’s Gone; Everyone Playing Thursday Tries To Fight

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. adidas)

So long, Superman. It was reported late that Dwight Howard will undergo season-ending back surgery on his herniated disc, news his agent and the team confirmed. After Stan Van Gundy said Dwight wanted him fired a couple weeks back, Howard missed a couple games with back spasms. Everyone read that to mean: I’ve given up. Turns out, the back injury is no joke. Just ask David Robinson, whose career had a painful end because of a similar injury. Now Howard’s out for the Olympics, too, which means Spain has one fewer U.S. big man to worry about. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 27, 2011 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 12.27

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Photo. Nicky Woo)

Beast of the Night: Stephen Curry followed up his forgettable opening night with 21 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, six steals and a three-pointer. He shot 58 percent (7-12) from the field, 86 percent (6-7) from the free throw line and had four turnovers. Sadly, Curry’s big night ended on a sour note when the guard landed on Kyle Korver‘s foot and reinjured that balky right ankle. Keep an eye on his status. Read More »

NBA / Dec 20, 2011 / 5:00 pm

The Game Plan For The Phoenix Suns: Go Big Or Go Home

Hakim Warrick

Three years after Mike D’Antoni left Phoenix for New York, his run-and-gun style still influences Phoenix’s style under Alvin Gentry. And with two-time MVP Steve Nash still running the point, it’s easy to think of the Suns as a guard’s playground.

But as the Suns open their preseason tonight against Denver ahead of Monday’s season opener at home against New Orleans, the intrigue around Phoenix centers around its emerging frontcourt depth. Read More »

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 29, 2011 / 12:00 am

Kevin Love: NBA Players Were Happy Miami Lost In The Finals

Kevin Love

Kevin Love (photo. Blake Peterson)

The public hates LeBron James and the Heat right now. That’s true. Obvious as well. But what Kevin Love is saying has our eyebrows raising. Love says the majority of the league was happy when the Heat lost in the Finals. Dallas is more than three or four players; They are really good guys as well (not saying the Heat aren’t good guys). For those reasons, Love is pretty adamant that Miami didn’t have too many fans in June around the league because everyone was rooting for Dallas. The majority of NBA guys we’ve talked to have had nothing but great things to say about the Heat. For the most part, James, Wade, Bosh & the rest are well-liked. Read More »

NBA / Mar 28, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Phoenix Benches Vince Carter

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

To the Phoenix Suns fans out there: your playoff chances now rest on the shoulders of Jared Dudley and Marcin Gortat. Well, not really. But after starting during Sunday night’s 91-83 loss against Dallas, the two former bench players will now be a part of Phoenix’s opening group for the remainder of the season. Read More »