Steve Kerr experimented with some very interesting lineups and rotations early in the season for the Golden State Warriors when David Lee and Andrew Bogut were both out of the lineup due to injuries. It involved going very, very small where Draymond Green became the center of the team. Going with an all-switch team where just about everyone on the floor is 6’7″ only works if one of those guys can protect the rim (assuming the other four on the floor
Quietly, Rudy Gobert has become one of the most feared defensive players in the league. The Utah Jazz center with an absurd wingspan of 7 feet 8 1/2 inches has been building up quite a resume for himself in just his second year in the NBA, leading all players in block percentage (8.2) and defensive box plus/minus. He is also third in total blocks (135) and trails Serge Ibaka by eight blocks despite playing more than 10 minutes less per game,
With the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns both fighting for a playoff spot in their respective conferences, things got quite feisty during their contest on Monday. There were a total of three ejections, five technicals and two flagrant fouls during the game, and things truly boiled over in the third quarter when Alex Len and Hassan Whiteside went at each other. After Whiteside grabbed an offensive rebound off a Dwyane Wade miss and dunked over Len, the Miami Heat center came down
The Milwaukee Bucks were in the midst of a surprisingly successful season under the tutelage of Jason Kidd and were well on their way to make it to the postseason. Brandon Knight played a huge role for the Bucks and was in the midst of a career year, so it was quite surprising when he was traded away to the Phoenix Suns to ultimately be replaced by Michael Carter-Williams. So what’s that about, exactly? Carter-Williams is actually almost two months older
Derrick Rose can’t seem to catch a break anymore when it comes to injuries. Just when everyone started to get over all the drama that surrounded the point guard earlier in the season due to his inability to stay on the court, it was announced on Tuesday that he would require surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The sudden announcement caught everyone off guard, and plenty around the league shared their disbelief and prayers once the news broke:
James Harden has been mixing up defenders all season long with his ability to handle the basketball, and his latest victim on Monday became Ricky Rubio. With time running out in the third quarter, Harden used a couple of crossovers on Rubio, who played him well by trying to force the lefty to go to his right, but got a bit too aggressive and fell right into Harden’s trap: Once upon a time, Ricky Rubio had 2 functional ankles… …then James Harden
It has been a long time since Jason Richardson last played in an NBA game, but the day finally came on Friday night when he was inserted into the starting lineup against the Indiana Pacers.
With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching – Thursday, to be exact – teams around the league are scrambling to see what changes they can make to improve their rosters for now and/or the future. Goran Dragic, of course, has been dominating the conversation since it was reported on Tuesday that he wants out of Phoenix. The team has agreed to meet his wishes, and although the point guard has a wishlist in terms of where he wants to end up