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The NBA Playoffs, Where Derek Fisher has Turned it Around

To set the scene, here is what I wrote about Derek Fisher back in March when I debated the idea of benching him or reducing his minutes in the post-season. To sum up that article, here is an excerpt:

After taking a lot at some advanced statistics, I learned that Fisher is actually the [...]

Feeling Bad for Steve Nash

It felt like this could have been the year for Steve Nash. Everything was going his way. After multiple pundits predicted the Suns would miss out on the playoffs this season (I picked them to finish eighth), the Suns fought back in a rather Suns like style to prove those experts wrong. They made [...]

Cold-Blooded Kobe Bryant Sticks a Fork in the Suns

Kobe Bryant is so ridiculous. I admit that I am one of his biggest fans and there aren’t many things that I enjoy doing more than watching him play basketball. But at this point, even people that hate him, whether they dislike him for legitimate reasons (having their team fall victim to the Mamba) [...]

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The Difference Between Playing Basketball and Loving It

Bill Simmons ran the following question from a reader named Brian Seboly from Memphis, Tennessee, in his mailbag column today:

“Thought you would enjoy this 10-minute stretch on Twitter today:

Hasheem Thabeet at 3:44

Kevin Durant at 3:51

Can you tell which one of those No. 2 overall draft picks just spent [...]

Jason Richardson Goes From Hero to Zero While Ron Artest Goes From Zero to Hero. Also, Pau Gasol Gets Forgotten.

With one minute left in the game, the Lakers possessed a 101-98 lead. At this instant, Ron Artest cut to the top of the key and took an off balance 18-foot jump shot with the shot clock winding down. It was off, but luckily for the Lakers, Pau Gasol was there to clean up [...]

Revisiting My J.J. Redick Assertion

Here is what I said about Redick in my playoff difference maker column.

Another year, another Magic guard has a chance to make a name for himself.

Over the years, a lot of shots have been taken at J.J. Redick. He’s been called a college shooter without a shot to play in the NBA, he’s [...]

School:

Is done for the year. Basketball 24/7 starting tomorrow.

Introducing the Other Lopez, an Emerging Star

As they entered the 2008 NBA Draft, the Lopez brothers were both expected to be first round picks. Both coming out of the University of Stanford, though neither looked like Ivy League material. Two seven footers, one with an afro, both with the look of a caveman perplexed by a multi-colored rock? They don’t [...]

Three-Point Shooting Doesn’t Translate Well in the Playoffs

Up until this round of the NBA playoffs, that is the Conference Finals, the assertion made in the title of this post could be called humorous and dead wrong.

The Phoenix Suns, the team that shot the highest percentage from three during the regular season (41%) and the Orlando Magic, the team that made [...]