What defines a year? … Is the answer not the events that occurred? And wow! … 2012 was loaded with events. Thankfully, Portland Trail Blazers rookie center Meyers Leonard managed to sum up all of its parts in one compact tweet.
Archives for December 2012
In March of 2002, a 16-year-old Maciej Lampe played his first ever Euroleague Top 16 game for Real Madrid. The Polish prodigy scored seven points in 14 minutes and a little over a year later, the Knicks made him LeBron James’ opposing bookend as the 30th pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. New York whipped around and dealt him to the Suns in the Stephon Marbury trade, and three years and 64 games later, Lampe was out of the league at
Let’s, for a moment, put aside some of the perceptions about Deron Williams. Let’s forget that he eats coaches like they are M&M’s. Let’s dismiss that he complains about everything from set offenses to background lighting in arenas. Let’s overlook that he took a little too much enjoyment in swinging the sledgehammer of free agency. [Read more…]
About a week from now, by my best estimation, we will have an answer on whether Phil Jackson is going to be the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets. [Read more…]
This past week, the NBA’s second returns of All-Star voting were made public. To nobody’s surprise, with 258,193 tallies, Kyrie Irving was fourth in voting among Eastern Conference guards – well behind Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo and Deron Williams but comfortably ahead of Monta Ellis, Raymond Felton and Jrue Holiday. [Read more…]
My roller-coaster ride last week ended $40 in the red, as Sunday was the wrong time to start Blake Griffin in multiple contests. Every Monday the bankroll resets to $100, and over seven nights of daily league fun, that’s less than $15 per diem. [Read more…]
Welcome to the final Spin of 2012. Every morning, we summarize what happened in the real NBA, from the perspective of fantasy hoops. We also attempt to predict what might happen next. There are no X’s or O’s, just stats and categories. For ‘real’ analysis from basketball experts, be sure to read Chris Sheridan and our other great columnists. [Read more…]