Chris Bosh may have just answered the biggest free agency question (for LeBron James and himself).
Before the Miami Heat took off for Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon, Bosh was a guest on the local South Florida hour of The Dan Le Batard Show, which airs nationally from 4 to 7 p.m. on ESPN Radio.
Le Batard—the longtime Miami Herald columnist—and co-host Jon “Stugotz” Weiner played two games with the Miami Heat forward/center, first asking him to “fill in the blank” and then asking him to answer “true or false.” (more…)
Since the All-Star Game, the discussion about the top candidates for the NBA awards this season is heating up. One of the most significant categories but also one that will be very difficult for the winner to be determined is the Defensive Player of the Year. The classic dilemma that voters face is choosing between a big man and a stretch player. The truth is that centers and big men in general usually get more credit on defense. They are the ones blocking or at least altering shots and in general barricade the paint.
However, perimeter players, forwards and guards also have big contributions in a team defense. Sometimes their contributions don’t show up on stats. They might not record a steal or a block, but defense, in general, has so many aspects that can’t be measured with numbers that it’s simply wrong to judge a player on defense just from his stats.
Let’s have a look at the top 6 candidates for the Defensive Player of the Year award, the top 6 favorites in a random order. (more…)
Phil Jackson was introduced as the New York Knicks President yesterday. We have compiled a recap of the press conference and current happenings in New York.
He was introduced as president of the Knicks in a Tuesday press conference at Madison Square Garden. Which you can watch below: (more…)
The New York Knicks are pursuing Phil Jackson to run the basketball side of their organization. All indications are that Phil Jackson will accept the New York Knicks’ offer to join the club’s front office, according to a league source that spoke to ESPN.
“The Knicks have a sense of what’s going to happen,” the source said. “And as of right now, it looks like Phil’s taking the job. There’s always the possibility of something falling apart at the last minute, but the Knicks’ sense is that he’s joining them.”
It has been a crazy year in the NBA when you talk about the trade deadline and all the buyouts that occurred. Two of the major buyouts and pickups that happened recently involved Danny Granger and Caron Butler.
It’s tough to tell who will have the bigger impact on the teams that picked them up. Without a doubt, though, both players look to play a role in their new teams’ ability to win.
The NBA Trade Deadline was today and we saw 11 trades go through around the league. There were some big names that were rumored to be traded, but they didn’t actually see any action.
Those names include: Pau Gasol, Iman Shumpert, Omer Asik, Jordan Hill, Luol Deng and Rajon Rondo. Check out a list of all the 2014 NBA Trade Deadlines below. (more…)
The NBA Summer League happens every year in Orlando, Florida and also in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Summer League gives teams and fans a chance to look at new draft picks, un-drafted prospects, and other basketball players looking to get a chance in the NBA. Most NBA Superstars all got their first taste of the NBA during the Summer League. Below, we have an image gallery of some NBA players while they were in the summer league. (more…)
Should the Minnesota Timberwolves trade Kevin Love?
No, the writer is not crazy Minnesota fans. And no, there is no indication that the Wolves have secretly found a blockbuster trade to bring in Kevin Durant or LeBron James. Nonetheless, the team and all its fans should look reality in the eye. They will have to think rationally and answer to this question: Should Kevin Love be traded? Let’s break down. (more…)
It is the mid-point of the season, and we have our list of the best basketball players from three point range! These guys have been lighting it up from beyond the arc. If you have one of them in a fantasy basketball league, I’m sure you already know how deadly they are from long range. These statistics are current as of January 19th and are from ESPN. Please keep in mind that these rankings are based only off of three-point shooting percentage. (more…)