TAG: Rod Strickland

NBA / Sep 19, 2011 / 12:00 pm

The Great Point Guard Debate: The Best Of The Rest

Kevin Johnson

Over the past few weeks eight point guards took center stage to determine the best. The arguments were presented and I made my feelings known, but left you enough neutral data to formulate yours as well.

In the time spent researching these great players, some other players were seen and I want to make sure they are not overlooked. Some are champions of the record books and others are champions on the court. Either way, here are a few Golden Point Guard Nuggets of the past 60+ years. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 1, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Top 10 Plays Of The Last Lockout-Shortened NBA Season

There are a couple of guys in this list you might know pretty well, but are nonetheless surprising to see here. We kick off the weekend with the top 10 plays from the lockout-shortened season in 1998-99.

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College / May 13, 2010 / 5:56 pm

Kentucky assistant coach Rod Strickland gets demoted

Rod Strickland

It’s only natural that point guards eventually go into coaching. Just like catchers in baseball or quarterbacks in football, PG’s are expected to know everything that’s happening on the court during a basketball game: Time, score, who’s hot, who’s hurt, who’s needs the ball soon before they mentally check out.

Look around the upper echelon of college basketball and you’ll see it. Coach K, Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan and Tubby Smith are among the active coaches with national championships who ran point for their teams in college. Read More »

NBA / Apr 22, 2010 / 3:21 pm

Deron Williams: The Total Package

Deron Williams (photo. Christian Kozowyck)

We already know the runaway winner of this year’s MVP voting, but through the first few days of the NBA playoffs, the crown for unofficial postseason MVP is still being decided. And right now, Deron Williams is as much a competitor as anybody. Through the first two games of the Nuggets/Jazz series, Deron is averaging 29.5 points and 12.5 assists, shooting 51 percent from the field, 50 percent from three, and 80 percent at the line. Read More »

College, High School / Apr 16, 2010 / 11:30 am

Breaking News: Doron Lamb Headed To Kentucky

Doron Lamb (photo. Kelly Kline/NIKE)

If you missed it on National Signing Day, John Calipari is rebuilding another monster at Kentucky. Right after five of his underclassmen went pro, he immediately landed Brandon Knight, the top senior PG in the country, and Michael Gilchrist, maybe the top player period in the 2011 junior class. In addition to them, Calipari has two blue chip commits in swingman Stacey Poole and Turkish big man Enes Kanter. It’s time to add one more. While All-American senior shooting guard Doron Lamb is formally announcing his decision tomorrow at the Jordan Brand Classic, we already know what it’s going to be. Doron Lamb is headed to Kentucky. Read More »

College / Apr 17, 2009 / 12:13 pm

John Calipari Is The Next Coach K

John Calipari

Watch out now, but John Calipari is quickly trying to become the next Coach K. Sure the wins aren’t there yet, and neither are the titles, but in terms of helping former players/aspiring coaches get a start in the profession, right now there is no one better than Cal. Read More »