Derrick Rose took the entire 2012-2013 season off to get himself right from the surgery on his left knee after suffering a torn ACL in the playoffs in 2012. After showing much promise this preseason with what appeared to be an improved jump shot and a better ability to attack the basket, the point guard struggled mightily when the regular season came around. Through nine games, Rose has averaged 15.4 points on just 35.9 percent shooting, with 4.4 assists and 3.3 turnovers.
Not much is going well in New York — for the Knicks or the Nets. Both are at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, both have been underwhelming to an alarming degree, and both have been hit hard by injuries to key players. (Much more on that in this column from Monday — before the Nets lost at home to the surging Portland Trail Blazers). Michael Scotto covers both teams for SheridanHoops. In this podcast with Fox Sports Radio he lays
By now, you’ve probably already had a peek at the jerseys NBA players will be wearing on Christmas.Yes, they have sleeves. Now, if Santa leaves one of these under your tree, you may not be so happy. They are clearly not conventional jerseys, which remain incredibly popular. And they are not quite T-shirts, either. They are somewhere in between. The sleeved jerseys are unquestionably a marketing tool. In addition to being a new item that many fans believe they have to have,
As the NBA season kicks into high gear, two stories surfaced on Tuesday that should come as no surprise. And of course, they are centering around none other than, traditionally, the leagues two most popular teams: the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers. In just two weeks, both teams who are annually expected to compete for a title, and at the very least, the playoffs, have turned into the leagues biggest trainwrecks.
Thursday, November 7 Daily Trivia: What year was Shaquille O’Neal named NBA MVP? Answer below. Andrew Bynum thinks of retirement
Five days into the 2013-14 NBA regular season, two players continue to dominate to the point that the record books have taken notice. Surprisingly, it’s not LeBron James and Kevin Durant, or even Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard, for that matter. It’s Anthony Davis and Michael Carter-Williams. Davis, a second-year power forward for the New Orleans Pelicans, has been dominating on both ends of the floor. Carter-Williams, a rookie point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been doing the same, but in
On Day 5 of the 2013-14 NBA regular season, 16 teams were in action in eight total games. One was decided by three points, many were blowouts and a number of different teams received breakout performances from their stars. Here’s everything you need to know about last night’s NBA games.