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Smack / Oct 3, 2012 / 11:30 pm

Jeremy Lin Could Be Creating His Own Merchandise; The Hawks Go Up-Tempo

Jeremy Lin Featured In New Nike Sportswear Spot

Harvard graduate. Rags-to-riches basketball phenomenon. Apparel giant? That is the latest audacious accomplishment Jeremy Lin wants to achieve thanks to a reported line of licensed merchandise he’s working with Nike to develop, a line that would specifically outfit Harvard. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 26, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.26 (Weekend Recap)

Kevin Love

Kevin Love (photo. Blake Peterson)

Weekend Wonder: Kevin Love was a monster this past weekend, averaging 40.5 points, 17.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.0 blocks and 4.0 threes in two games. In this stretch, he shot 59 percent from the floor and 83 percent from the free-throw line, and averaged 2.0 turnovers per game. Love has asserted himself as the clear-cut No. 4 fantasy basketball player in the NBA, and should be viewed as such in next season’s drafts. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 22, 2012 / 11:48 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.22

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Jared McMillen)

Beast of the Night: Kevin Durant posted 32 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and a three-pointer last night. He shot 56 percent (10-18) from the field and 100 percent (11-11) from the free-throw line, and turned the ball over four times. This was a nice bounce-back game after notching a mediocre 18/6/2 (along with six turnovers) the night before. Read More »

Smack / Mar 22, 2012 / 12:12 am

Jeremy Lin Torches Philly; JaVale McGee Is The New King In Denver

Jeremy Lin

While the Sixers were once again teaching everyone in the arena the basics of How To Run God Awful Offense At The End Of A Game 101, Jeremy Lin (18 points) was balling. The dude started the game shooting 1-for-9 and yet still had that bounce in his step. He got to the rim. He found his bigs. And most importantly, he made his free throws to close out the Sixers, 82-79. Amar’e Stoudemire chipped in 21 and nine, and his legs appear all the way back. He was dunking, spinning in the lane and had one fourth quarter block on Elton Brand at the rim that had Twitter all fired up. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 20, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.20

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. Nike Basketball)

Beast of the Night: Dirk Nowitzki finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a block and three three-pointers in just 31:21 of work last night. He shot 63 percent (12-19) from the floor and 75 percent (6-8) from the free-throw line, and had three turnovers. Diggler’s finally clicking and has been a top 15 contributor in the past month. Read More »

Smack / Mar 14, 2012 / 12:44 am

The Lakers Win With A Dominating Duo; Dwight Howard Creates A Mess In Orlando

Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum (photo. Jeff Forney)

David Stern, if you’re reading, please give us seven more games of this. Lakers. Grizzlies. In one of those back-n-forth games that causes your life to stop in its tracks for like 45 minutes, the Lakers rode Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum to a double-OT 116-111 W in Memphis. Down the stretch, Bryant (34 points) was either making perfect decisions with the ball or Bynum (37 points, 16 rebounds, three missed shots) was powering it through the rim, all while the Grizzlies resorted to chucking up threes (We’re looking at you, Juice) at a rate not seen since J.R. Smith was sampling Chinese food … Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 12, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.12 (Weekend Recap)

Ersan Ilyasova

Weekend Wonder: Ersan Ilyasova makes his debut here after averaging 28.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.5 threes in two games over the weekend. In that stretch, he shot 69 percent from the field, 92 percent from the free-throw line and averaged turned the ball over just once. In his last 13 games, Ilyasova has averaged top five numbers, making him a serious contender for pickup of the year. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 8, 2012 / 11:00 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.8

James Harden

James Harden (photo. Nicky Woo)

Beast of the Night: James Harden posted 30 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and four three-pointers last night. He shot 67 percent (8-12) from the field, 91 percent (10-11) from the free-throw line and had one turnover. Harden has been a top 25 fantasy stud so far this season, which is extra impressive given that he’s the non-starter in that bunch. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 7, 2012 / 10:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.7

Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum (photo. Jeff Forney)

Beast of the Night: Andrew Bynum finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and three blocks last night. He shot 72 percent (13-18) from the field, 80 percent (4-5) from the free-throw line and had three turnovers. Bynum is currently on a 10-game streak of double-doubles and has produced top 20 averages this season, making him one of the bigger exceeder of fantasy expectations in the 2011-12 NBA season. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Mar 1, 2012 / 11:30 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 3.1

Jamal Crawford

Beast of the Night: Jamal Crawford finished with 21 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and five threes in his second consecutive start last night. He shot 53 percent (8-15) from the floor and had one turnover. Crawford looks set to continue being the Blazers’ starting point guard, relegating the struggling Raymond Felton to the bench. So long as he’s starting, Crawford will see a nice bump in value. Read More »