If you review the thousands of forgotten “NBA preview” articles now buried beneath five months of newer content, it’s hard to find many kind words about the Phoenix Suns. Most writers agreed they were supposed to suck. On purpose. Back then, the Suns narrative was formed around intentional failure, dumping veteran salary, accruing draft picks, and “rebuilding” — whatever that means. Phoenix was supposed to be very bad this season, but its wheeling and dealing just might help it construct a winning roster down the road. Read the rest of this entry »
Because of injuries to their bigger shooting guards, the Clippers now have one of the smaller backcourts in the NBA.
All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who is listed at 6 feet, now starts alongside backup point guard Darren Collison, who also is listed as a 6-footer. Read the rest of this entry »
Kevin Love marveled at Shabazz Muhammad’s play after Tuesday night’s 110-101 win over the Phoenix Suns. Not only did the rookie step up when called upon, scoring 20 points and adding six timely rebounds, but he did it on the road against what is currently a playoff team when the Wolves needed it most.
But while Love was complimentary, he was not surprised. Muhammad’s performance was not something that came out of the blue. Read the rest of this entry »
Team: Chicago Bulls
On-the-Court Style : Being the villain. “When you look at the people all the way at the top of the arena, and they look so small, right? And they’re just jumping up and down, being like, ‘Fuck you!’—there’s nothing better than that.” Read the rest of this entry »
Klay Thompson’s unceremonious introduction to professional basketball came on Christmas Day, 2011. On opening night of Thompson’s lockout-shortened rookie season, Golden State hosted the Los Angeles Clippers in a nationally televised game. Midway through the first quarter, Warriors head coach Mark Jackson looked down his bench and called on a then-21-year-old Thompson to enter the game. Read the rest of this entry »
The Saint Mary’s College men’s basketball program will retire the familiar number “4” worn by Matthew Dellavedova ’13 in a special pregame ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 15 when the Gaels host Brigham Young University at McKeon Pavilion.
Currently a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association, Dellavedova will attend the ceremony during the team’s break from competition for the league’s annual All-Star weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
Darren Collison’s job when Chris Paul sat out 18 games because of a separated right shoulder was to help the Clippers stay the course without their All-Star point guard.
Collison did, leaving Clippers Coach Doc Rivers to say they “weathered the storm” with Paul down. Read the rest of this entry »
To honor his commitment to the youth and families in the community, the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA will honor Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli with the Bayview YMCA Ambassador award, the team announced today. Ezeli receives this recognition for his involvement and impact he has made to the Bayview YMCA since joining the Warriors in 2012. Ezeli will be honored at the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA Appreciation awards ceremony on Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (1601 Lane Street, San Francisco CA 94124). Read the rest of this entry »
After helping the Suns to a 4-0 record last week and to five straight wins overall, guard Goran Dragic was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, the league announced today. Read the rest of this entry »
Tim Duncan wasn’t quite ready Sunday to explore the possibilities of Greg Oden’s upside.
But the San Antonio Spurs’ big men clearly experienced the downside of being on one side of Oden, who made his most explosive move amid his comeback from multiple knee surgeries that sidelined him for four years. Read the rest of this entry »