TAG: Rudy Gay

NBA / Dec 16, 2013 / 11:15 am

The NBA’s 10 Streakiest Shooters

J.R. Smith

Monta Ellis (photo. Bethany Gilbert)

While the sports world is paying more and more attention to statistics and analysis of those stats, the concept of streaky shooting is being brought to the forefront for basketball fans to breakdown. Being a streaky shooter is not necessarily a negative trait to have, as many streaky shooters can alter the result of any given game. While there isn’t an exact science behind streaky shooting, getting the hot hand or going cold, there are players who tend to display this behavior more than others. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 14, 2013 / 12:00 am

Suns Swat & Nutmeg DeMarcus Cousins In 4th-Straight Win

DeMarcus Cousins, Miles Plumlee

The Phoenix Suns are the second-hottest team in basketball. While Oklahoma City has won five-straight, the Suns have won their last four, and many people were predicting before the season they wouldn’t win that many before 2014. On Friday night, three different Suns took turns abusing poor DeMarcus Cousins on the way to Phoenix’s fourth victory, 116-107, in as many games. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 13, 2013 / 12:30 pm

James Dolan Nixes Kyle Lowry Trade Over Concerns Raptors GM Had Fleeced Him Again

Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields

Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields (photo. http://instagram.com/demar_derozan)

According to the New York Daily News‘ Frank Isola, MSG Chairman and Knicks owner James Dolan vetoed a trade that would have brought Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry to New York in exchange for Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace and New York’s first-round pick in 2018. Dolan is concerned with the perception Raptors GM Masai Ujiri would again be taking advantage of the Knicks owner. Read More »

NBA / Dec 12, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Sink Or Swim? Breaking Down The NBA Playoff Chances For 10 Potential Tanking Teams

Michael Carter-Williams

DeMar DeRozan (photo. Gary Land)

In basketball, one thing is guaranteed: someone will win and someone will lose. This season, it appears the entire Eastern Conference (save Indiana and Miami) are playing Twisted Metal and driving tanks, trying to see which team can blow up the quickest. That wasn’t anymore evident than when Toronto shipped away Rudy Gay and received a McDonald’s value meal in return. 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 »

NBA / Dec 9, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Rudy Gay Trade Sent A Loud Message To Toronto Fans

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay (photo. Polk Audio)

After 20 or so games this year, there a few things we know for sure:

1. The Heat are/will be a contender as long as LeBron is on the court, but the margin for error has gotten smaller.

2. The Western Conference is incredibly deep; excluding the Suns (who should eventually return to the their tanking roots), there are 12 teams competing for eight spots. Further proof lies in the fact that last year’s playoff darlings, the Golden State Warriors, are currently in the eighth and final spot. (In all fairness, they are missing do-it-all stud Andre Iguodala.) Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 8, 2013 / 10:00 pm

Report: Raptors Trade Rudy Gay To The Kings

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay (photo. Douglas Sonders)

Earlier tonight, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news the Toronto Raptors had traded Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings. Gay was pulled from Toronto’s starting lineup tonight at the Staples Center where they were set to take on the Lakers in Kobe Bryant‘s return. Gay is joined by fellow Raptors Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray in the deal, with Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes headed to Toronto. 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, Smack / Dec 1, 2013 / 5:45 pm

Raptors’ Rudy Gay Gets Snuffed During Attempted “Mozgov”

Timofey Mozgov, Rudy Gay

The Denver Nuggets got the 112-98 win during Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. game in Toronto when Timofey Mozgov dominated the Raptors on their home floor with a double-double: 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. He even smothered a Rudy Gay attempt to “Mozgov” him with a slam. Read More »

NBA / Nov 20, 2013 / 3:00 pm

NBA’s 20 Most Overpaid Players

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

It took a bitter, drawn-out battle that interrupted the 2011-12 season in order to stop front offices from blowing all of their money on a single player, and to prevent further careless spending. Before then, however, bad contracts were prevalent: $100 million deals to anyone that could be considered an All-Star and role players that wound up being traded or waived two years later after signing a $50 million deal. Read More »