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Anguish and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Randolph

October 14th, 2011
Anthony Randolph drew easy comparisons to Lamar Odom his rookie year. Randolph was 6'11", a lefty, could handle, pass, shoot a jumper, block shots and jump out of the gym with unmatched bounce.Being tormented by Don Nelson also made Chris Webber comparisons common. Bethlehem Shoals has compared Odom to the ...

NBA Lockout: Biggest Economic Questions Facing David Stern and the League

July 1st, 2011
Is the Revenue Split the Only Issue? Russ Granik, former Stern No. 2, Larry Coon and a host of others have said that the 57 percent revenue split is the only real issue and everything else is secondary. The total amount of pay to players will be decided before anything ...

Carmelo Anthony vs Kevin Martin and Danny Granger: Judging Their Worth

January 18th, 2011
2010/2011 StatsCarmelo Anthony.522 TS%, 31.8% Usage, 15.8% Assist Rate,  Assisted on 45% FG, TOV Rate 11.4%Kevin Martin.620 TS%, 29.5% Usage, 13.2% Assist Rate, Assisted on 60% FG, TOV Rate 10.5%Danny Granger.539 TS%, 27.0% Usage, 13.9% Assist Rate, Assisted on 55% FG, TOV Rate 12.0% What makes Carmelo more valuable than ...

Monta Ellis: Elite Warriors Guard with No Help

December 8th, 2009
Tonight against the Thunder, Monta Ellis scored 31 points on approximately 31 possessions and had nine turnovers. Not the most efficient night imaginable, but it is important to note that Monta used 40 percent of the team’s possessions that game. Not 40 percent of the possessions when he was on ...

Rajon Rondo Vs. Chris Johnson: NBA Vs. NFL Athleticism

December 6th, 2009
Let's say Rajon Rondo runs a 3/4 court sprint in 3.00 seconds. Toney Douglas ran the fastest time this past year at 3.03. A 3/4 is 23.5 yards. Chris Johnson ran the first 10 yards at the combine in 1.40 and the first 20 in 2.41. Assume Chris Johnson runs the ...

Shaq Isn’t the Godfather, He’s Hyman Roth

November 12th, 2009
Shaq gave us one of sports’ greatest quotes when he compared himself to Vito Corleone, Penny Hardaway to Fredo, Kobe Bryant to Sonny, and Dwyane Wade to Michael. Upon closer examination, Shaq is not comparable to Vito. He is Hyman Roth. “Your father did business with Hyman Roth, your ...