Why do we watch? If the NBA were predictable, it would simply be boring. Yet, as we all know just from this postseason alone, expect the unexpected. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards each blew double-digit second-half leads to their opponents this weekend, allowing the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers to either tie the series or take a commanding series lead. Read More »
/ Feb 19, 2014 / 11:00 am
The Grizzlies defeated the visiting Knicks last night, 98-93, and it was a close game between two teams that need to turn things around in the second half of the season if they’re going to have any chance of making the playoffs this year. The Grizzlies have answered the call to improve, recently, going 15-4 since Marc Gasol returned from a sprained MCL. The 2013 DPOY showed off more than just his defensive acumen against the Knicks, though. Read More »
When you think of Kevin Martin, you think of his odd slanted shooting motion, and the gaggle of free throws he used to draw as the primary scoring option for the Kings and the Rockets. Or you think of how lopsided the James Harden trade worked out for Houston (sorry K-Mart, but it’s true). But you also think of three-pointers because, despite the awkward form, he’s hit them at better than 38 percent for his career. So his two-handed slam in the mug of Tayshaun Prince on Friday night might make you re-evaluate his athleticism. Read More »
Dwyane Wade (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
In his time with Miami, Dwyane Wade has constructed quite the highlight reel.
He has the traditional highlights that most stars possess: dunks, blocks, passes, robust statlines. It’s his timeliness, however, that separates himself from so many of the league’s greats. That rare ability to take in a moment that would usually make those who are weak to have their knees shake and their palms to sweat. Read More »
/ Dec 31, 2013 / 12:00 pm
PLEASE don’t SHOOT! Welcome to the more shots than points club.
Nobody wants to have their team referred to as “Brick City”. So who are the chucker’s in today’s NBA? Who are the players who go out and consistently hurt their team with bad shots?
Let’s try and add some context to the term chucker. What quantifies a player as a chucker? Many NBA players have bad nights or shoot poor percentages from time to time. We could list lots of guys who are lacking a solid shot selection — Josh Smith, Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony could all have cases made. However, those three guys are, at times, great offensive players. They’re not who I’m talking about. Read More »
/ Nov 20, 2013 / 12:00 pm
We’re less than a month into the 2013-14 NBA season, but the New York Knicks have already seen a year’s worth of negative storylines. They’ve quickly plummeted to the bottom of a bad Atlantic Division; J.R. Smith has been up to his usual antics (a five-game suspension to start the season followed by a $25,000 fine for threatening tweets towards Brandon Jennings); there have been chants calling for the firing of Mike Woodson at recent home games; and Carmelo Anthony accused the team of “not even trying” after the 20-point loss to the Hawks last Saturday night. Read More »
/ Oct 29, 2013 / 2:00 pm
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 Grizzlies team that’s again being underrated in the West. Read More »
With the most “NBA Ready” arsenal at his disposal, coupled with the notion that he’s “the best small forward in Big East history,” Otto Porter Jr. has a lot to prove. Even though he silenced most of the haters and naysayers during his dominant sophomore season at Georgetown, where he averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 31 games, there needs to be a translation on the NBA level. Read More »
/ Jun 5, 2013 / 11:00 am
Job security in the NBA is at an all-time low, especially at the head coach position. This season alone, the turnover rates have been astronomical, and even quasi-successful coaches have found themselves in the hot seat as the offseason approaches and teams attempt to retool their rosters and reshuffle their coaching staffs for the upcoming season. Read More »
The NBA Draft is incredibly interesting to compare, especially when you look at the whole picture and each individual that was taken. The pieces shuffle dramatically when mixing and matching the “What if?” possibilities. Fans swear their franchises, and thank their lucky stars for management. They wish that their favorite college star fell one more pick and they are discouraged when they pass up a “guaranteed” star. After looking at the drafts from 1989-2000, it made sense to look at the drafts from 2001-2012 to see how they stacked up to each other. Read More »