The NBA pays its players the most, a wide margin over any other sports league in North America or anywhere else. While it's true that the NBA has lots of money to go around, sometimes there are situations that show it's much better to just nod your head and take what's given to you.
Here are 5 NBA players who turned down big money offers in hopes of securing bigger contracts. They bet on themselves, which is commendable, but they eventually wound up with the short end of the stick.
1.) Nerlens Noel
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For the first time in forever, the NBA Finals featured rosters without anyone named LeBron James or Steph Curry. It was a refreshing sight for basketball fans, and the last couple of games in the series were not for the feint of heart.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named Finals MVP, delivered a performance for the ages and a historic series. And now, the Larry O'Brien trophy is in Milwaukee, much to the delight of some 65,000 fans in attendance in the Deer district. If you're a stathead like me, Read More
Just a week ago, it seems like everybody is ready to crown the Phoenix Suns as the champs. They had complete control of the series after the first two games and both Chris Paul and Devin Booker are playing out of their minds.
Three games later, it won't be the Suns who will have the chance to take home the Larry O'Brien trophy. Talking about a complete 180! And it could turn out to be a complete disaster for Phoenix, who will be tested with their backs in the proverbial wall.
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This NBA Finals is truly a breathe of fresh air, and we fans can tell from the competitive outings in the last four games. Because we are seeing different protagonists here from years past, that also means we are seeing a different type of statistics, something that we probable have not seen before,
Check out some of them:
1.) Good Offense vs Better Offense?
According to Stat Muse, the Suns amde history in the Game 5 loss. They lost even though they shot 55% from the floor and a 60% from three. Read More
The 16-team playoff field is set for NBA Playoffs 2021 and the first batch of games will be Saturday, 2:30 PM ET.
The play-in tournament was full of drama, to say the least, with the Los Angeles Lakers surviving quite a scare to bag the 7th seed. Memphis, too, needed an extra five minutes to eliminate the Golden State Warriors to get in as the eighth seed.
In the East, the Celtics rode on Jayson Tatum's 50-point night to punch a ticket to face the powerhouse Brooklyn Nets. The Washington Wizards Read More
There are going to be a lot of unknowns in hunting bargains for NBA DFS. Ty Jerome did not play and Daniel Gafford did not do much in under 17 minutes of play. Anthony Lamb got his opportunities but fell way short (3 points and 5 rebounds in over 31 minutes of play) while Gabriel Deck did what he was supposed to do in 20 minutes. Only DaQuan Jeffries had himself a night, finishing with 17-7-5 versus Utah.
Let's try again and see what are our bargain options for Sunday night.
1.) Terence Davis, SF, Read More
If you followed through and selected RJ Hampton and Terence Davis to round up your DFS roster, you are probably reaping the benefits.
Although Hampton was not as productive as he was in the past three games, he still recorded a very sold 16-5-3. Davis, on the other hand, came out of nowhere to drop 24 points, three assists, and three steals.
That being said, Patrick Williams, Cody Zeller, and Trevor Ariza were all subpar. Williams and Ariza did play significant minutes, but their numbers could Read More
1.) RJ Hampton, PG/SG, Orlando Magic
Hampton is providing optimism in an otherwise lost season for the Magic. He has been phenomenal in the past three games, averaging 17.3 points, eight boards, 6.7 dimes, with a steal and a block each in that span. What I like about Hampton's game is that it's not predicated on outside shooting, so there's a good chance he keeps this production rate up if he gets minutes.
2.) Terence Davis II, SG/SF, Sacramento Kings
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No matter how many rebounds a team grabs, or blocks and steals they accumulate, basketball boils down to one thing: scoring more baskets than the opponent. Therefore, shooting is considered the most important basketball skill to develop. In this article, we will consider the different types of shots in basketball and the basics of how to shoot a basketball.
Most Common Types of Shots in Basketball
1.) Jump Shot
When you hear the term "shooting" being thrown around, this is usually what it's meant. Read More
1.) Carmelo Anthony, PF, Portland Trail Blazers
Obviously, Melo's days are behind him, but averages of 14 points, three rebounds, and almost three made treys ensure you probably get 22-25 FP from him. If that's what you're looking for to round your roster up, Melo is the guy.
2.) Delon Wright, PG, Sacaramento Kings
Wright reprises his spot in our bargain options list and why not? He is in line for playing time with De'Aaron Fox still out. What's more, Wright will be playing his former team and Read More