The Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night, 114-109, in a game that saw Derrick Rose play only ten minutes before heading to the sideline with a hamstring injury (the same hamstring that kept him out a few games last week).
During the Timberwolves-Nets game Wednesday night, Nets guard Jarrett Jack had no intention of going down as “The First Poster Of Andrew Wiggins’ Career”, so he chose something worse: “The Guy Who Tried To End Andrew Wiggins’ Rookie Season”. [cjzero]
Let’s take a moment and thank the Phoenix Suns for re-re-introducing super-human dunk machine Gerald Green into our lives. The former 18th overall pick (in the 2005 NBA draft) was a member of the last preps-to-pros class, and his career quickly descended down the path of “cautionary tale” as he bounced around to four teams
Okay, so Anthony Davis missed his first two field goal attempts before this, but let’s ignore that, because his first bucket (off a steal) is way more fun to talk about. Expect more — much more — of this over the next six months.
The interminable NBA preseason wrapped up Friday night, and a whole bunch of players appeared eager to end the meaningless slate with a bang. Of course, some of these are the result of a noticeable lack of effort on defense — to be expected after nearly a month of training camp and eight meaningless preseason
Aside from that one time Timofey Mozgov posterized Josh Smith, when it comes to dunking, the Denver Nuggets big man just can’t seem to win — whether he’s the dunker (see above) or the dunkee. [YouTube]
In the wake of the Paul George injury and preparing for an exhibition tour leading up to the FIBA World Cup, Team USA is taking some time off before resuming practice in Chicago on August 13th. In other words, it’s going to be an exceptionally slow week, in what is typically a dead month for
DeMar Derozan and Kyle Lowry are part of a contingent of NBA players currently on an unsanctioned tour of the Philippines this summer. A few days ago, during an exhibition at Araneta Coliseum in Lungsod Quezon, the Toronto Raptors teammates paired up for an alley-oop, which featured Derozan (one of the NBA’s best dunkers) leaping
Friday turned out to be a busy day in the NBA, both on and off the court. Obviously, the biggest news of the day was LeBron James announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Summer League kicked off on the campus of UNLV. The first game pitted the New York Knicks
The San Antonio Spurs submitted another brilliant offensive performance in the first half against the Miami Heat Thursday night — punctuated by this violent putback slam from Kawhi Leonard, who caught every Heat player napping around the rim after a Patty Mills three-point attempt. [NBA]
Kwe Parker is a 6’2 shooting guard out of Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, N.C. He’ll graduate from high school in 2016. In the pre-game warm ups of a Karolina Diamonds summer league game Parker almost made any actual game irrevelant with his dunk line showmanship. Again…he’s 6’2. [TC2]
While Blake Griffin made significant improvements in his all-around game this season, he never strayed far from what he’s best known for: dunking. Griffin threw down 176 dunks this season, all of which you can watch in this epic compilation from NBA mixtape master DownToBuck. [DownToBuck]