TAG: Tony Wroten

NBA / Dec 23, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Tony Wroten Finding New Life In Philadelphia

Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

With less than ten seconds left to play in the third quarter, Tony Wroten had to make a quick decision.

Michael Carter-Williams returned to the Sixers roster for the first time in seven games after a knee injury. After crashing into a few bodies, the young guard entered early foul trouble. So it was Wroten’s chance to close the quarter. Brett Brown called the backup guard’s number. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 50 Biggest Sneakerheads On Instagram

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE (photo. Instagram.com/damianlillard)

It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. 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 »

NBA, Video / Dec 9, 2013 / 10:45 pm

Tony Wroten Rips “Los Angeles” Off DeAndre Jordan’s Jersey

DeAndre Jordan jersey

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had the “Los Angeles” lettering on his jersey ripped off by Tony Wroten in the first quarter of Monday’s game between the Clippers and the Sixers at Wells Fargo Arena. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Nov 19, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 9 Best Pickups (11.19)

Tony Wroten

Tony Wroten (photo. Rosie Dienhart)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA 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 »

Playground, Video / Sep 24, 2013 / 10:15 am

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving & Jamal Crawford Show Out In Pro-Am Mixtape

Jamal Crawford

All summer long, the highlights just kept flowing out from the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am. There was the incredible 88-point duel between Jamal Crawford and Tyreke Evans. Then there was the dunk show Blake Griffin put on. Even Kyrie Irving came out and reaffirmed why he’s the NBA’s ultimate showstopper. Now you can check out all of the highlights from this summer in this mixtape. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 26, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Tony Wroten Puts On A Show At Jamal Crawford’s Summer Pro-Am

Tony Wroten

Former high school standout Tony Wroten played sparingly in Memphis last season, appearing in only 35 games and scoring a combined 91 points on the year. But over the weekend, the 6-6 combo guard was traded to Philadelphia for a future second-round pick. The 76ers should be the NBA’s capital in the tankapalooza intended for Andrew Wiggins next season. Wroten should play often, and if his highlights at the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am are any indication, he could surprise a few people. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The Western Conference’s Most Disappointing Players This Season

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom (photo. Jeff Forney)

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 / Aug 23, 2012 / 11:30 pm

Anthony Davis Is Voted Most Popular; Virginia Beach Wants The Kings

photo. Ishaan Mishra/Getty Images

photo. Ishaan Mishra/Getty Images

LeBron James‘ jaw-dropping year has been much discussed around these parts, not just for his accomplishments, but the scale of them. You know the list by now, with its various MVPs and gold-plated championship accoutrements. This year’s NBA rookie class is looking at what Anthony Davis has accomplished in the last year and believes he won’t be stopped either. The NCAA title, an all-time freshman blocks record, first pick in the draft and an Olympic gold medal are quite the haul for the lanky, 6-11 forward in New Orleans, especially one who wasn’t Mr. All-World Everything out of high school. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 18, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The Top 10 Passers In The 2012 NBA Draft

Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall (photo. Jeffrey Camarati/UNC Athletics)

Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen a serious talent infusion at point guard in the NBA. In 2009 alone, eight of the first 21 picks turned out to be starting point guards for today’s teams. So this year we should expect more of the same right? Wrong. There are a couple of top tier prospects in Damian Lillard and Kendall Marshall, but aside from them, finding a legitimate floor general might be a crapshoot. Read More »