Who to Pick (Studs): Kevin Durant, SF/PF, Brooklyn Nets KD has been rolling in the past five games to the tune of 31.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5 dimes, and 2.2 blocks. He also made 15 treys during that time with crazy efficiency. Even if he's not shooting well, Durant does other things, just like the 13-rebound, 5-assist game in the close win against Miami. Who to Avoid (Studs): Steph Curry, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors It's always hard to pick against a scorer as explosive as Steph, but the visiting Read More
Nike is one of the most popular names when it comes to basketball shoes. Their shoes are known for the optimal combination of traction, performance, durability, and comfort you can go harder and farther with. They make extremely customized shoes for powerful moves that can take your basketball game to the next level. However, there are several basketball shoe models available in the market that range from the basic economic models to the premium basketball shoes designed by your favorite players. Read More
Jersey sales have really started to have a life of its own this past decade and I think it's a reliable metric on how popular a player really is (or how bandwagon-y fans really are, depending on how you look at it). Here are the top 10 best-selling jerseys that you can find in Amazon: 1.) Jordan #23 Black Retro Basketball Jersey Michael Jordan's jersey at the top of the list? Not an inch of surprise there. This jersey sold by RAAVIN is priced at a little less than $30 so from that Read More
Here comes the Conference Finals people and while I was wrong in ONE of my predictions, that doesn't-- in any way, shape, or form-- stop me from making more. Who Wins The West? Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports I know all the experts like Portland here but truth be told, throw the stats out of the window, the Warriors are a level up as a team than the Blazers. That's how it is. I know they have split the series and that Dame has had a phenomenal post-season plus he plays great every time Read More
The Studs AP Photo Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State Warriors KD has been really special in this series averaging 36 points, along with 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Game 5 is now at home and with the Rockets really playing well, look for KD to be even better the rest of the way. Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors If you can accommodate Steph Curry, then go for it, but if you want the more consistent performer, Dray is the guy. Game 4 is even an off game for him where he only Read More
For those who bleed stats, not just Damian Lillard's 50-point outburst in Game 5, check these 7 insane numbers to get you through the day: 1.) It's not the playoffs without Timmy or Stockton. via Sports Illustrated It's the first NBA playoffs without LeBron James since his rookie year but a fact that many overlooked is that Tim Duncan and John Stockton never missed the playoffs in 19 NBA seasons. The longest streak of active players who have not missed the playoffs is James Harden (13 Read More
1.) By A Wide Margin
As in wiiiidddddeeeee!
James Harden is the league's leader for total points scored at 2,006. The second behind him is Paul George at 1,650, which is a 356-point gap. And if you're wondering how many of those are free throws-- it's 546, which is about 27% of his total point production.
2.) All-Star Lineup?
On paper, a lineup of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins may very well be the best. It seems like defenses are adjusting Read More
If you could redo the draft all over again, would you have picked the same players or are you ready to move on? Well, just to put it out there, there is no such thing as a perfect draft but I am still doing well in my leagues so the answer would be kind of in the middle. That said, there are certain players who are can't miss, which means if they somehow fall in your lap, you better not take five seconds before you pull the damn trigger. What we are going to do is go through six rounds of drafting Read More
Versatility is key for small forwards and on this "5 Best Small Forwards For Fantasy Basketball" list, you will see some of the most diverse statistical lines in any position. In fantasy basketball, positional eligibility is a major plus but these guys have primarily started and played the position especially this season. Here are the 5 best small forwards for fantasy basketball: 1.) Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors Say what you want about KD, but he is one of a few who can lay claim to being Read More
1. KD (and Draymond) couldn't guard LeBron.
Basically, nobody could touch LeBron in Game 1 as he went off for a playoff career-high 51 points. But KD, Bron's primary defender, allowed him to score 30 points on 10-for-15 shooting.
To be fair to KD, Draymond Green didn't do a better job, either. Green was LeBron's primary defender in eight possessions, and James scored eight points on 4-for-6 shooting.
Apparently, the Dubs need Iggy real quick or LeBron will probably average 45 in this series.
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