BROOKLYN – You know the MVP race is something special when the player leading the NBA in PER (31.4), blocks per game (2.8) and field goals made per game (9.5) isn’t running away with the award. In fact, Anthony Davis is in a five-man cluster on the MVP leaderboard along with – in no particular order – Stephen Curry, LeBron James, James Harden and Russell Westbrook. But when most people are forced to pick one and only one name, you rarely hear
A star is born? Not only did Hassan Whiteside put up career-highs in points (23) and rebounds (16) on Sunday, he did it against DeAndre Jordan and led Miami to a shocking road upset of the Clippers.
Will Anthony Davis $11400 return? It’s the critical question for Tuesday night. A chest contusion caused him to leave Friday’s game early and take Sunday off. His official status is questionable; stay on top of breaking news.
Overtime. It’s great when your guys are involved, not so much when you’re watching others rack up the ‘extra’ fantasy points. Three of the seven games last night required at least one extra frame.
The only major upset on Monday was the Pacers beating the Mavs in Dallas. If you had unlikely hero Donald Sloan in daily lineups, don’t spend all the winnings in one place.
Kevin Garnett was the 2004 NBA MVP. He was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2008. He has been an All-Star 15 times. Garnett is an NBA champion, a surefire Hall of Famer and will probably go down as one of the top 25 players in NBA history. It would be unfair to place those sorts of career expectations on a 21-year-old, right? Not necessarily. If the 21-year-old in question is Anthony Davis, anything is fair game. If Davis’ first two seasons suggest
At this point last season, the feeling surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans was one of hope. The team had just gone through a rebranding, acquired Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday in the offseason and was ready for Anthony Davis to take his first step towards stardom after an up-and-down rookie season. Unfortunately for the Pelicans, all that hope ended quickly when the injury bug bit the team early and often and eventually cost the team any hope they had at the
NBA players spend their time in various ways during the offseason, be it recovering from injuries, working on their game or giving extra attention to their loved ones. On Monday, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday spent his time watching a classic game between the Hornets and 76ers, the only two teams he has ever played for. Along the way, he noticed some interesting things: