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Isaiah Thomas taking the reins in Sactown

Isaiah Thomas taking the reins in Sactown

So much for that tired ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ sports moniker. Isaiah Thomas, cast as most unlikely star in said NBA production this season, has taken the reins in Sactown of late and simultaneously dispelled the notion of utter irrelevancy as the last pick in the draft. If you recall the Kings picked up highly-touted combo-guard Jimmer Fredette with the 10th pick in the 2011 NBA draft. While Fredette, who dominated the college scene with his incredible scoring ability, got … Read entire article »

Filed under: The Rookie Series

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck? Remember all that talk pre-draft 2011 about the lack of talent coming into the league?  Wasn’t this supposed to be a so-called ‘down year’ for NBA rookies? Surely you remember all of that utter nonsense, but if not it bears repeating as the overwhelmingly premature generalizations gained momentum like an all-encompassing mid-western tornado this past summer. Thankfully the early returns are in and with about a third of the 2011-12 season completed; … Read entire article »

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How Norris Cole improves the Miami Heat transition game

How Norris Cole improves the Miami Heat transition game

Wisely laying back in the weeds this dramatically charged and shortened NBA training camp sit the once-doggedly braggadocious Miami Heat armed sufficiently with their returning trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. After suffering through a full summer of countless re-enactments and questions regarding their supposed shortcomings as a championship contending unit, the Heat are back at work with a fresh outlook on team basketball and have added a few new pieces to help in that end. Although Miami … Read entire article »

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Kenneth Faried really likes to dunk the basketball

Kenneth Faried really likes to dunk the basketball

If you’re not that familiar with Denver Nuggets first round pick Kenneth Faried the included YouTube clip below should help clear things up a little. Faried, the No. 22 pick in this year’s draft, is a bruising, high-energy power forward who dominated the glass to the tune of 14.5 rebounds per game his senior season at Morehead State and, as you will see below, really likes to dunk the basketball. Faried posted an impressive 1.62 pps in … Read entire article »

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2011 NBA Draft Green Room Invitations Announced

2011 NBA Draft Green Room Invitations Announced

You know it’s getting close to Draft night when the NBA officially announces its “Green Room” invitations. Luckily for us faithful Hoops’ fans that night is now just days upon us as the National Basketball Association issued this year’s invitees to the 2011 NBA Draft which will be held Thursday, June 23rd at 7 PM from Newark, New Jersey. Those slated to be on hand along with their families and agents will be none other than Duke’s … Read entire article »

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Cleveland Cavaliers win 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

Cleveland Cavaliers win 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the NBA universe, in a positive way, Tuesday night winning the coveted 2011 NBA Draft Lottery from the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. With prospective top pick Kyrie Irving in attendance and Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert‘s young son Nick representing the franchise, Cleveland got some much needed good news as they were awarded the 1st and, subsequent, 4th picks in the upcoming 2011 NBA Draft. The 2011 NBA Draft is scheduled … Read entire article »

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