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NBA / Jun 5, 2013 / 11:00 am

Why The Memphis Grizzlies Must Keep Lionel Hollins

Lionel Hollins

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 »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 4, 2013 / 12:45 pm

LeBron James, Derrick Rose & The Best & Worst NBA Draft Classes From 2001-2012

Dwyane Wade

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 »

NBA, Video / May 16, 2013 / 9:36 am

Tayshaun Prince Dunks On All of the Thunder

tayshaun prince dunk

Signs things are not going your way in an elimination game of your NBA Playoff series: Tayshaun Prince is putting dunks on you that he hasn’t done in games since he was at Dominguez High School: Read More »

NBA / May 14, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The Grizzlies Are Starting To Look Like The 2004 Champion Pistons

Zach Randolph

Defense wins championships. Over the years, the same concept is continuously preached… all the while Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan rule the world with unmatched offense. However, in the end over the past 25 years, that theory has been proven correct more consistently than not. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Apr 29, 2013 / 3:45 pm

We Reminisce: When Tracy McGrady Almost Made The Second Round Of The NBA Playoffs 10 Years Ago

Tracy McGrady

Last night, the San Antonio Spurs completed their sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in commanding fashion, blowing them out as Dwight Howard self-destructed. With the Lakers roster depleted because of injury — they nearly had as many players in suits on the bench than in uniform — the Spurs handled their business and now get to rest and recover before facing their next opponent. Read More »

NBA / Mar 15, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies: Contender Or Pretender?

Zach Randolph

The NBA is notorious for having a small number of teams with realistic championship expectations. While nearly half of the NFL can claim to be in the running, the NBA normally only has a handful of true contenders. The Heat, Thunder and Spurs have all established themselves as frontrunners to be playing into June, but there is another interesting group below them of teams that have shown the capability of playing with the elite. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 11, 2013 / 11:15 am

Fantasy Basketball: The 3 Best Pickups Of The Week (2.11)

Byron Mullens

You have to love fantasy basketball. After gushing over Andre Drummond all year, a stress fracture was revealed in his back, keeping him out for 4-6 weeks and killing any fantasy value he would have had. I can’t do anything but apologize for putting all your eggs in Drummond’s basket. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 4, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The 3 Best Pickups Of The Week (2.4)

Andre Drummond

FRESH PICKINGS Andre Drummond (45 percent owned in Yahoo!, 60 percent in ESPN) Every year I wind up with a fantasy crush on someone that I just have to get my hands on and after watching him develop throughout the first half of the season, Andre Drummond is definitely that player. Read More »

Smack / Feb 2, 2013 / 2:00 am

Indiana Has Miami’s Number; Rudy Gay Makes A Splash In Toronto

NBA Hardwood Classics

Say what you will about the Heat’s rebounding problems against bigger teams such as Indiana this season, but the Heat’s turnovers are reliably the larger indicator for its wins or losses. That’s why its 102-89 loss to Indiana was a little worrisome even if LeBron (28 points) and Dwyane Wade (17 points) sounded afterward as if they’d just lost a charity game, insisting it’s no big deal at all. Read More »

Video / Jan 31, 2013 / 10:30 am

Tayshaun Prince Fan Finds Out His Favorite Player Was Traded

Tayshaun Prince

This is probably one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Last night, Tayshaun Prince didn’t suit up for Detroit’s game because he had reportedly been dealt to Memphis in the Rudy Gay deal. This guy – a Prince and Kentucky fan – was waiting for him to come through the tunnel. You have to feel for him when he texts his boys asking, “Where is Prince?” Read More »