After re-signing DeAndre Jordan to a max deal following the Great Free Agency Emoji War of 2015, the Los Angeles Clippers now have the most expensive “Big 3” in the NBA, clocking in at a little over $60 million in salary for Jordan, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul. With Griffin, Jordan, and Paul all commanding […]
On the end of Deron Williams’s tenure in Brooklyn.
It’s hard to imagine a world where Joe Johnson is left wide open for a corner three in crunch time. But it was also hard to imagine two weeks ago that the Nets would be a half-game out of the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, and here we are. “If there’s one guy you […]
The Indiana Pacers could’ve had an unlikely three-point crunch time hero: Roy Hibbert. With 38 seconds left in regulation and the Pacers trailing the Brooklyn Nets 105-100, George Hill drove into the paint, drawing Brook Lopez’s attention. Hibbert, guarded by Lopez, stepped out to the three-point line, and with nowhere to go, Hill dished him […]
Height: 7’1″ Weight: 275 lbs. Date of Birth: April 1, 1988 Years Pro: 6 Before NBA: Stanford University Drafted: 10th overall, 2008 NBA Draft Nickname: B-Lo, Brookie Monster – Full Stats – He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. It’s been a long and weird offseason for the gargantuan Lopez, who played in just 17 games last season before […]
Projected record: 38-44 (10th in East) Head coach: Frank Vogel 2013-14 record: 56-26 2013-14 ORtg: 101.5 (22nd) 2013-14 DRtg: 96.7 (1st) Players in: C.J. Miles, Arinze Onuaku, Chris Singleton, Damjan Rudez, Rodney Stuckey, Shayne Whittington Players out: Rasual Butler, Andrew Bynum, C.J. Fair, Paul George (injury), Lance Stephenson, Evan Turner Projected Starting Lineup: George Hill, […]
In February 2011, after what seemed an improbable win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tony Allen described the Memphis Grizzlies effort in four simple words: “All heart. Grit. Grind.” From that day forward, Lionel Hollins’ team had a defense-first, paint-pounding identity. After looking at how Lionel Hollins’ offensive system fit with Nets personnel, here’s the […]
After a fourth (4th! Quatro! Vier!) win against the Miami Heat this year, the Brooklyn Nets find themselves in their least favorite position: on the second day of a back-to-back. Luckily, they’re in Orlando to take on the lowly, 22-win Magic, who are trying their hardest to grab a few more ping-pong balls at season’s […]
Deron Williams may have been the third-best player with the ball in his hands last season, according to a new metric devised with the NBA’s new optical tracking data. But how real are the numbers?
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How would you grade the players? Jason Terry POINT GUARD Some brutal minutes — a low pass salvaged by Kevin Garnett made for a pretty alley-oop, but he’s a score-first guard who no longer scores. Mason Plumlee CENTER Got Andray Blatche’s rotation minutes early, and though the Pacers did attack him, he did put down […]
Indiana Pacers guard and Brooklyn native Lance Stephenson’s on the warpath after losing out on an All-Star bid this year, telling the Indianapolis Star that he was “mad”: “I’m mad,” Stephenson said. “I feel like I had my breakout year last year. I showed I can play with anyone on the floor and I felt […]