Posts tagged "john wall"

Catch n' Shoot: March 31, 2011 -- The 'Rip Move' Scam, Wall's Lost Mind, Inside Points/FT Prejudice

Catch n' Shoot: March 31, 2011 -- The 'Rip Move' Scam, Wall's Lost Mind, Inside Points/FT Prejudice
The “rip move” is a clever way for scorers to exploit a bad NBA rule with no purpose but to produce cheap points. I empathize with Royce Young (Daily Thunder), but a defender striking a shooter is not the same as a ball handler forcing his body through the stationary arm of a defender. The... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor
A great case can be made that Tom Thibodeau was the best franchise acquisition of the last offseason. The Bulls moved ahead of the Celtics in BBR’s mathematical power rankings. They’re now sitting in 4th, behind the Spurs, Lakers, and Heat. That said, why was Carlos Boozer still in the game to sprain his ankle... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 8, 2011 -- Winning Rose, Misty-Eyed Heatles, Clutchiness, SVG on 'Stern der Führer'

Catch n' Shoot: March 8, 2011 -- Winning Rose, Misty-Eyed Heatles, Clutchiness, SVG on 'Stern der Führer'
Derrick Rose, winning: True Shooting Percentage carries a very low margin of error. Of course, no metric is without error, but I’m not sure any commonly accepted have a wider margin of error than human eyes and brains. Not saying it’s the argument, but Rose’s .TS% ranked in the 70s among qualified leaders and in... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: February 25, 2011 -- BBR Rankings, Looming Lockout, Buyouts, and Bone Thugs-n-Beasley

Catch n' Shoot: February 25, 2011 -- BBR Rankings, Looming Lockout, Buyouts, and Bone Thugs-n-Beasley
Tim Duncan to the big kids out there: the backboard is there; use it. Bulls remain 5th in the BBR Schedule-Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Ratings after Thursday. The Heat remain at the top, followed by the Spurs, Celtics, and Lakers Of course, I love the result of Thursday’s Bulls-Heat game, but as a basketball fan,... Read more »

Dunk Porn: Every Dunk From the 2011 Dunk Contest (Video)

Dunk Porn: Every Dunk From the 2011 Dunk Contest (Video)
If you’re like me and can’t stand watching the Slam Dunk Contest in real time, you DVR’d it or forgot to. If you were watching the Dunk Contest in real time, you missed Nonito Donaire commit a brutal KO on Fernando Montiel, which should be the indisputable OMG! sports moment of the weekend. The first... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: February 19, 2011

Catch n' Shoot: February 19, 2011
Sebastian Pruiti put together a nice breakdown of Derrick Rose’s jumper selection. Dennis Rodman was announced as a finalist for the 2011 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame, which is great, despite Reggie Miller getting snubbed. The rest of the finalists are very ‘meh.’ I have a personal nostalgic love for finalist Chris Mullin... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: December 20, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: December 20, 2010
Luol Deng is a secessionist. He registered to vote in the upcoming Jan. 9 referendum in Southern Sudan to claim independence from the genocidal regime ruling the country. Role model, IMO: The Nets are reportedly going to ask permission to make a grand pitch-type presentation to sell Carmelo Anthony on signing an extension that would... Read more »

Dunk Porn: Starring Point Guards, Alley-Oops, and Millionaires Who Forgot They Were in the Game (Video)

Dunk Porn: Starring Point Guards, Alley-Oops, and Millionaires Who Forgot They Were in the Game (Video)
Mike Bibby’s alley-oop to Josh Smith is probably my favorite. Kevin Love induces a two-handed Yao facepalm with his slow feet and whatever the hell else he thought he was in the game to do: DeJuan Blair just plain ol’ forgot to run down the floor in transition and Gary Neal’s back-to-the-leaper defense is completely... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: November 14, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: November 14, 2010
Kevin Love led the Darkopuppies (3-7) to a to a victory against the Knicks (3-6), 112-103, in a big way with a 30-30 double-double, Friday. It’s the first 30-rebound performance since Charles Barkley in 1996 and the first 30-30 since Moses Malone in 1982. Best part: the game was in Minnesota, but not on TV... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: November 11, 2010

Catch n' Shoot: November 11, 2010
I’m very glad I tuned in to the Jazz (5-3) coming back again from 18 down to beat the Magic (5-2), 104-94. It was Utah’s 3rd straight win after coming back to beat the Heat the previous evening in Miami. Terrible traveling calls were made throughout the game, mostly on Dwight Howard, so he was... Read more »