Geltzeiler: New flopping rules are a flop

Jeff Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy is my NBA idol. I like to joke that Jeff is to me what Justin Bieber is to a teenaged girl. If Jeff was a cult leader, I’d not only join, I’d drink Jeff’s Kool-Aid in the jungle. The only topic I’ve ever vehemently disagreed on with Jeff is flopping. Jeff has been condemning flopping on national NBA broadcasts, on the biggest of stages, for years now.  The league has gotten embarrassed enough to finally do something and boy, is

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Tweet of the Day: Brian Mahoney

Kobe Bryant

Kobe likes the new rule. "Shameless flopping, that's a chump move," he says. Says Vlade "kind of pioneered it." #stoptheflop
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Brian Mahoney
Tweet of the Day goes to Brian Mahoney, who quoted Kobe Bryant on his thoughts about the new flopping rules set by the NBA. Some players (Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Anderson Varejao, Manu Ginobili, etc) aren’t going to be thrilled with the idea of being fined for something they’ve become so adept at doing, but players that almost never flop – players like Bryant – ought to be thrilled with the new rules. Bryant is not a fan of flopping

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Tweet of the Night: Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Oh yea and I'm sure he won't say anything about it but it was CRAZY to watch @ 2day at practice...Ask @ #Cookin'
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Chris Paul
Tweet of the Night goes to Chris Paul, who was apparently mesmerized by the abilities of Jamal Crawford from watching him up close in practice. We can only imagine what Crawford did, but judging by Paul’s tweet, I’m going to guess that Trey Thompkins may have gotten a little taste of this:Paul already has the respect of Crawford as a fellow ball-handling wizard himself. The combination of these two flashy guards and the presence of Blake Griffin ought to

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SH Blog: Melo wants to score less

Melo

After a quiet month or so, things are starting to heat up again in the NBA. Several teams had their media days yesterday, so there’s some pretty juicy news items below.     First, though, be sure to check out a loaded lineup of new columns here at SH. Start with Jan Hubbard’s piece on the Mavs, take a look at Chris Perkins’ column on LeBron, and, if you’re a prep fan, Adam Zagoria has a rundown of the top 20 high school

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Fantasy Spin: September 26, 2012 – Part I

Blake Griffin crop

Pacific Division Fantasy Preview (Part I) So far this week we’ve brought you Jeff’s view on the Northwest (which I think is the division to own players in this season) and Kent’s take on the Atlantic. Today it’s the Pacific Division. This is a pretty good division fantasy-wise: there are three teams that play at a pretty good pace–Sacramento especially, who led the NBA in field goal attempts last season–plus the two Los Angeles teams who are very interesting in fantasy terms

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SH Blog: Billy King believes the Nets can win championship, Jason Terry’s mission is to kill the Heat or the Lakers

Jason Terry

With the season approaching and the players gearing up for training camp, there’s not much to be done except discuss goals and aspirations for the upcoming season, as well as feelings about all that has happened over the summer. That’s exactly what today’s blog will contain plenty of – goals and feelings. See how Jose Calderon feels about backing up Kyle Lowry, why Doc Rivers blames himself for Ray Allen’s unhappiness, what Billy King thinks about the level of the

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Morning News Roundup

Chris Paul

“Curry, agent optimistic about extension” Matt Steinmetz: CSNBayArea.com “DiLeo: Bynum ‘feels very good’ after knee injection” Tom Moore: phillyburbs.com “Chris Paul says he’ll be ready” Arash Markazi: ESPN.com “Kyrie Irving returns to Cavs after breaking hand” Mark J. Spears: Yahoo! Sports “Utah Jazz’s Paul Millsap embraces biggest year of career” Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: “Amundson agrees to deal with the Wolves” Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune:

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SH Blog: Brandon Roy admits lift is not what it used to be, O.J. Mayo can be a star?

roy-wolves

The Dallas Mavericks acquired loads of solid players over the summer and have put themselves in position to be successful despite losing key players in Jason Kidd and Jason Terry to free agency. But can O.J. Mayo be good enough to become a star in the NBA? Could Chris Kaman become the best offensive center of all time in Dallas? Both are conceivable, depending on who you ask. See the chatter going on in Dallas, along with the true status of

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