This weekly column will hopefully be able to provide you with that gem of an addition from the waiver wire, as well as who you should be targeting on the trading block, who you should be trading from your team while you can get the most value out of them, and who you should be [...]Read More
The Houston Rockets committed 19 fouls and 16 turnovers tonight, a combination that leads most teams towards a loss. Instead James Harden decided to take the fourth quarter in the palm of his hands, and never looked back.
Harden scored 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, proving his capability to take the youngest [...]
If there is one thing that is routinely at or near the top of my wish list on Christmas Eve, it is for a miraculous waiver wire addition. Whether you’re firmly entrenched in the top spot in your league, fighting for playoff positioning, or near the bottom of the standings, a gift from the waiver [...]Read More
Kobe Bryant’s relationships with his big men throughout the years dictated that team’s success. The rest of this year will be no different.Read More
A quarter of the way through the 2012-2013 NBA season, the 3-20 Washington Wizards have the worst record in the league. The team has struggled to find consistency and seems to have on suffered setbacks in every way imaginable. Notably, injuries have derailed the Wizards roster and projected lineups.
The fan base in Washington grows more [...]
A win is always a good thing, but tonight’s victory for the Dallas Mavericks over the Philadelphia 76ers was meaningful for quite a few reasons. The schedule for the Mavs was relatively light to begin the year. That seemed ideal at the time considering Dirk Nowitzki was aiming to return from knee surgery by Thanksgiving. [...]Read More
Jacque Vaughn has a calm demeanor at all times. He is the anti-Stan Van Gundy in that way. He doesn’t stomp his feet and gesticulate, yell or gyrate. He gives a stern stare and a calm word. He and his coaching staff discuss and plan what they are going to say. There is strategy behind everything.Read More
Madison Square Garden gave a rousing ovation to former Knicks guard Jeremy Lin as he returned to New York draped in a Rockets jersey. The cheers turned into boos, as Lin put on a show against his former team.
Lin finished the night with 22 points, eight assists, two steals, four rebounds, and a 109-96 Rockets [...]
The Oklahoma City Thunder evened its series with the San Antonio Spurs with a 107-93 victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Monday. Serge Ibaka led all scorers with 25 and led all rebounders with 17.
-Serge Ibaka scored 25 points and pulled down 17 boards. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook didn’t have their best scoring [...]
It has been eight long years since Vince Carter was traded to the New Jersey Nets, but basketball fans in Toronto have yet to forgive or forget what happened. A return to Toronto for a season would allow him to mentor the team’s younger player and earn back the good favour of basketball fans here in Canada. Then, when he retires, Carter can have his number hanging in the ACC where it belongs.Read More
Over his first 22 NBA games Ross has only averaged 16.4 minutes and 6.0 points per game. This weekend, however, may be his coming out party. Ross scored 18 points in Toronto’s win over Dallas on Friday and this afternoon he scored nine points while playing 23 minutes and being left in the game during crunch time of a big win over Houston.Read More
Chemistry, on the court and off, isn’t something you can force. If you could, every team would do it. It comes naturally sometimes, like the way Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan seemed to click off the hop. But usually, it’s as a result of time spent playing together, as with Jose Calderon and Amir Johnson.Read More
Houston Rockets forward Patrick Patterson will unexpectedly be sidelined, after a MRI was performed Saturday morning.
The results were not favorable, as tests showed Patterson has a bone bruise in his right foot.
The brawny forward is averaging 13.2 points per game, along with 4.8 rebounds. The physicality that Patterson possesses certainly doesn’t match the low rebound [...]
Sometimes an NBA player just needs a change of scenery to jump-start their sputtering career. OJ Mayo is just that kind of player as his career was on life support after last seasonRead More
Since David Stern called his name in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft, Glen Davis’ maturity level has always been in question by his teammates and coaching staff.Read More
The mercurial tendency the Grizzlies have developed – playing their best against top opposition while randomly approaching lesser teams like Sunday morning YMCA runs – came to a head vs. Phoenix, as Memphis fell behind well into the double-digits against a reeling and rebuilding Suns squad in front of the GrindHouse crowd.Read More
Two weeks after being awarded, Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors, center/forward A Horford has yet to slow down and the Atlanta Hawks (10-5) are benefitting big time.Read More
One thing is clear, Brooklyn has brought strut back to the Nets franchise.Read More
While playing overseas was an adjustment, it was an experience that helped P.J. Tucker grow and evolve as a player. Now, instead of just being a gritty rebounder, he’s shown this season he can stick an open jumper and he has become a pesky defender that can guard multiple positions.Read More
Coach Greg Popovich’s decision to sit Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green will be only an afterthought come playoff time, when the Spurs resume sitting in their annual spot atop the Western Conference. At 13-4, San Antonio is only a half game back of the conference-leading Memphis Grizzlies despite easing Ginobili back into the rotation by playing him less than 23 minutes per game off the bench.Read More