TAG: Thomas Robinson

2013 Free Agency, NBA / Aug 15, 2013 / 5:00 pm

How The Trail Blazers’ Offseason Turned Them Into Real Contenders For The Playoffs

Dorrell Wright, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez, Earl Watson (photo. Instagram/trailblazers)

Aside from the 2012-13 ROY Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers fans did not have a lot to get excited about last season. They badly whiffed on the playoffs after losing their final 13 games to finish a dismal 33-49. But during the off-season, GM Neil Olshey didn’t sit idly, content with a starter-heavy roster that collapsed down the stretch. The Blazers totally refurbished their bench, and now they’re one of many teams hoping for a place in next season’s Western Conference playoffs. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 6, 2013 / 10:52 am

A Gift for Lakers Fans: Dwight Howard Gets Dunked On…Twice

thomas robinson dunk on dwight howard video

Dwight Howard didn’t have a great year in Los Angeles, but now that he decided on Houston, L.A. fans can watch videos like these with a different perspective. Cheer up guys, you’ll have around $50 million in cap space next summer. You still have Kobe. And you’re the Lakers. As long as Howard doesn’t come back next year and drop 40 and 20 on you, life is good. Here are two more gifts… Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 21, 2013 / 10:38 pm

Report: Rockets Inch Closer In Their Plan To Offer Dwight Howard A Max Contract

Dwight Howard

This summer, the Rockets represent the biggest threat, and perhaps the only one, to steal Dwight Howard away from the Lakers and Los Angeles. No matter what Metta World Peace says, Houston has a plan in place that they feel will bring them a second superstar to team with James Harden. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The Western Conference’s Most Disappointing Players This Season

Lamar Odom

Continuing our two-part series on the most disappointing players this season, we’re shining the light on the Western Conference, where there were lots of underwhelming performances. Again, in fairness, those who were injured for the majority of the season were not included. Read More »

Smack / Mar 7, 2013 / 1:24 am

Kobe Leads A Wild Comeback; LeBron James Hits A Game-Winner

Kobe Bryant

We fell asleep at some point in the third quarter, and when we woke to see the Lakers were back in it, we thought it was an entirely different game. In a way, it was. L.A. overcame a 25-point deficit in New Orleans last night to beat the Hornets, 108-102. They scored the game’s last 20 points, and held the hosts scoreless for the final 6:47. It felt more like a month. Read More »

Hit List, NBA / Feb 25, 2013 / 4:30 pm

NBA Power Rankings Vol. 2: Miami Jumps San Antonio For Top Spot

J.J. Redick

The NBA regular season, at least for the teams that hold visions of championships, is just an 82-session practice for the playoffs. So rather than worry about who is the unofficial “best” or “worst” team in the League right now, let’s look at which team is most equipped for the truly important games. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 25, 2013 / 12:15 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 5 Best Pickups (2.25)

Thomas Robinson

Hoops demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 22, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA Fantasy Basketball: Winners & Losers Of The Trade Deadline

J.J. Redick

The NBA trade deadline can make or break your fantasy team. Deadline deals not only change the value of existing fantasy studs, but also rearranges depth charts, opening the door for tons of players sitting on the waiver wire. I was a little disappointed by this year’s deadline, which was one of the slower ones in recent memory, but it still opened the door for many. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 30, 2012 / 10:29 pm

Rookie Thomas Robinson Double Stuffs Jeff Green

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Smack / Dec 1, 2012 / 3:39 am

The Spurs Pay Up Big For Sending Players Home; Russell Westbrook Has A Game Like No One Else

Gregg Popovich

David Stern dropped a $250,000 fine on San Antonio on Friday afternoon, then said he doesn’t want to talk about it any more. Good luck with that – the topic of what a coach can and can’t do with his team will be white-hot because of mistakes both the league and the Spurs made with Starter-Gate. It’s wrong to meddle with a coach’s team but Gregg Popovich had ways to achieve the same result (resting his four best players) without sending them home on Southwest Airlines without telling the NBA, too. Read More »