We all knew that Josh Smith had become a detrimental player on the court – at least for the Detroit Pistons – with his inability to space the floor and the horrible shot selections that crippled the offense. What we didn’t know was just how capable the Pistons would be with him out of the lineup.
Is Draymond Green worth picking as an All-Star reserve this year? By the typical numbers alone, there is no chance that the starting power forward of the Golden State Warriors would make the exclusive team: he is averaging 12.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the field, 1.5 3-pointers on 34.1 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.5 blocks and two turnovers. Actually, those numbers aren’t exactly shabby. According to basketball-reference.com, there are only two other players in NBA history
Earlier on Friday, the already-controversial Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé was campaigning for an All-Star berth for his stars in Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. Needless to say, many of the fans and most around the league in general were shocked and unhappy about the recent firing of head coach Michael Malone, given the job he had done early on (before going on a losing streak due to the prolonged absence of Cousins) and the identity the Kings appeared to be
The Cleveland Cavaliers are not playing like the team many expected them to be (sound familiar?), and it has been causing all sorts of unnecessary drama over the past week or so. It all kind of started when LeBron James stated he was “in chill mode” during a contest against the Orlando Magic, which he said was “deactivated” when Tobias Harris riled him up. Although James clarified those comments on Tuesday by stating “it had nothing to do with me not
Jordan Crawford may currently be out of the NBA, but the showy guard still provides plenty of solid reactions when he sees noteworthy plays in the league. During the fourth quarter in a matchup between the Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets on Monday, DeMarcus Cousins went up after making a spin move in the paint area against Mason Plumlee and, well, see for yourself:
If you were using twitter on Christmas, you might have noticed the word “Temecula” trending everywhere. Hell, it’s still trending. Basically, well, you can read about what happened here. To make a long story short, two men (as you can see in the photoshopped work of a twitter user) on twitter got into an argument about Kobe Bryant and some other basketball-related things and decided it was time to take things to the next level by meeting up in Temecula (one of
Players in the NBA usually have a limited window of opportunity in terms of how consistent their level of play can be through the course of their careers. Whether it’s injury-related or facing the undefeated Father Time, something usually happens to eventually slow down a player’s ability to do things the same way year after year. There are some, however, who simply defy this logic and produce at an elite level until the day they retire. The prime example of this is
Here is something no one thought would happen on Tuesday night: the Golden State Warriors – the best team in the league – lost to the bottom-feeding Los Angeles Lakers. Despite the fact that the Warriors were playing on the second night of a back-to-back on the road, the loss was simply inexplicable, given the fact that the Lakers were playing without their star Kobe Bryant. There had been much talk about Bryant feeling fatigued in recent games, so the shooting guard