It’s no secret that the Golden State Warriors were able to win their first championship in 40 years largely by going to the unconventional small ball lineup when it mattered the most. For whatever reason, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside took a shot at the concept of small ball during the offseason. It’s unclear if Whiteside was referring to what the Warriors did specifically, but the center was adamant that he could dominate any matchup if a team went small against him. In
After sitting out at least a quarter of the season for the past two years due to knee issues, Dwyane Wade finally appears to be healthy and has missed just one game through the first 35 games. At 33 years of age, Wade should be showing signs of slowing down and he has in some ways. The guard is shooting just 46.6 percent from the field – the lowest mark since his rookie season – and is scoring nearly three points
How good is Draymond Green, really? That’s been the subject of discussion as of late with the power forward making such powerful contributions for the Golden State Warriors, who are 33-2 on the season. On Tuesday, Chris Webber went as far as to say that Green is the best power forward in the Western Conference. That’s obviously saying a lot (at least against popular belief) given all the talent at that position in the West, starting with Anthony Davis and Blake Griffin.
Draymond Green has been on an absolute tear over the past month, and his unique abilities has become impossible to ignore for even the most casual fans. The gritty forward has dropped three straight triple-doubles heading into Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers and has a league-leading seven overall on the season. Green has always been known for being a Swiss Army Knife on the floor, but he has truly put it all together this season on both ends from
It hasn’t been the smoothest ride as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings for George Karl, but Monday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder was a good reminder about the impact he has had over a very illustrious career. The victory – the Kings’ 14th win of the season – gave Karl his 1,156th win, moving him past the great Phil Jackson to put him in sole possession of fifth place on the all-time NBA coaching wins list. Karl
Cleanthony Early was the victim of a robbery and shooting early Wednesday morning and could have suffered what could have been a career-ending injury. Instead, it has been reported that the forward can recover from the gunshot wound in his right knee without surgery. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports has details: [Read more…]
It has been nearly a year since Brandon Jennings last played in an NBA game after rupturing his left Achilles tendon, but the point guard finally made his way back to the floor on Tuesday against the New York Knicks. Jennings, who suffered the devastating injury back in January 24, came off the bench and provided a boost in 17 minutes with seven points, a rebound and four assists. He will likely be eased back into things as he carves out a new
It’s not every day that we get to see a dunk from Chris Paul, so you take notice when he decides to do it twice in one game. Having to step up his game for the foreseeable future with Blake Griffin sidelined, Paul had 23 points, five rebounds and seven assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers to a 108-91 victory over the Washington Wizards on the road on Monday. The point guard has been healthy of late and to show the extent of how