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The surprising offensive efficiency of J.R. Smith

The surprising offensive efficiency of J.R. Smith

With suitors from Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers to Mike D’Antoni and the New York Knicks, swingman J.R. Smith is a pretty hot commodity right now. Update: J.R. Smith to the Knicks As his lockout-infused season comes to an abrupt end in China Smith now has the unique opportunity of wisely selecting his team of choice for the remainder of the 2011-12 NBA season. Although you are surely already aware of the obvious offensive talent Smith brings … Read entire article »

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Dwyane Wade sprains right ankle in loss to Nuggets

Dwyane Wade sprains right ankle in loss to Nuggets

All-Star guard Dwyane Wade sprained his right ankle in the fourth quarter of the Heat 117-104 road loss to the Denver Nuggets Friday night . The injury was sustained when Wade landed awkwardly attempting to defend Nuggets forward Al Harrington with 7 minutes and 24 seconds left in the game. Wade did not return, leaving the contest scoring 12 points while adding 7 rebounds and 6 assists as Miami suffered its’ third consecutive loss on the early season. Luckily for the Miami Heat and one … 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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Thunder dominate Nuggets on the glass, take 2-0 series lead

While our collective attention appears fixed on the Lakers usual slow start along with the Celtics interesting battle with the Knicks this early postseason, another team in the NBA Playoffs is steamrolling its way right through their, previously considered, tough opening round matchup. The OKC Thunder took a 1-0 series lead into Wednesday night’s battle against the 5th seeded Denver Nuggets and showed just how dominate upfront they stand to be when this thing is all said and done. Getting solid efforts from former Celtic Kendrick Perkins (7 pts, 11 reb) and athletic 4-man Serge Ibaka (12 pts, 12 reb, 2 blk), the young, and now, much bigger Thunder out-rebounded Nene and the smaller Nuggets to the tune of 54-31 in Game 2; pulling down 17 boards on the offensive glass alone. With … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Game Recaps, News

Carmelo Anthony headed to the Big Apple

Carmelo Anthony headed to the Big Apple

Carmelo Anthony‘s headed to the Big Apple and it’s about time. Speculation regarding Melo’s future whereabouts have been rampant since the NBA season kicked off back in late October with countless outlets having had the seven-year pro everywhere from New Jersey to Los Angeles.  But at the end of the day Melo chose the bright lights of New York and his presence in Madison Square Garden this Wednesday is sure to bring even more electricity to … Read entire article »

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