Posts tagged "kevin durant"

Catch n' Shoot: May 8, 2011 -- Lakers on Wrong Side of History, Rondo's Elbow, Allen's Shutdown D

#2 Heat 81#3 Celtics 97Heat lead series 2-1Box Score | Recap #2 Lakers 98#3 Mavs 92Mavs lead series 3-0Box Score | Recap #4 Thunder 93#8 Grizzlies 101 OTGrizz lead series 2-1Box Score | Recap Lakers are done (Matt Moore, Eye on Basketball). When the Lakers first lost four straight in the regular season, I scoffed... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: May 3, 2011 -- Three of Four Home Teams Lose Game 1, LeBron-Wade Above the Rim, Z-Bo Above All

Catch n' Shoot: May 3, 2011 -- Three of Four Home Teams Lose Game 1, LeBron-Wade Above the Rim, Z-Bo Above All
#3 Celtics 90#2 Heat 99Heat lead series 1-0Box Score | Recap #8 Grizzlies 114#5 Thunder 101Grizzlies lead series 1-0Box Score | Recap #3 Mavs 96#2 Lakers 94Mavs lead series 1-0Box Score | Recap Paul Pierce won’t be fined or suspended for basically having done went and done loss his damn mine in Game 1 (Julian... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 29, 2011 -- KD-RussWest Individual Clutchiness, LeBron's Most Valuable-ness, Parity's Questionable Valuable-ness

Catch n' Shoot: March 29, 2011 -- KD-RussWest Individual Clutchiness, LeBron's Most Valuable-ness, Parity's Questionable Valuable-ness
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook really don’t connect in so-called “clutch possessions.” FTR, I don’t believe in clutchiness. LeBron James is still the most productive player in the NBA this season. How you want to define “value” is a story in itself and always fully deserving of scrutiny, but LeBron’s production is almost unmatched. The... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden

Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden
Over the summer, Derrick Rose shot “at least 1,000 treys a day from a variety of angles.” Yes. The value and character of Omer Asik, a great profile by Steve Aschburner at NBA.com. Kurt Helin has Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kobe Bryant on his five-man MVP ballot. I don’t disagree with this... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 9, 2011 -- Bulls Favored to Win East, Heat Lose Fifth Straight, Brad Miller's Disaster Night, NBPA Argument With Owners' Data

Catch n' Shoot: March 9, 2011 -- Bulls Favored to Win East, Heat Lose Fifth Straight, Brad Miller's Disaster Night, NBPA Argument With Owners' Data
Horace Grant reminisces 1991. Bulls are 2:1 favorites to win the East, according to Hollinger’s postseason odds on Wednesday morning, with the Celtics at 3:1. He also has the Bulls and Lakers a little worse than 4:1 to win it all, with the Lakers at 19.6% and the Bulls at 18.5%. Matt Olsen offered up... Read more »

On 'MVP Conversation' Logic: Rose's MVP Case Isn't 'Self-Evident'

On 'MVP Conversation' Logic: Rose's MVP Case Isn't 'Self-Evident'
A comment I made on a blog post quoting myself with other knowledgeable analysts, who happen to be Bulls fans, denying that it’s so “self-evident” that Derrick Rose is the NBA MVP. Ricky O’Donnell edits the fine Tremendous Upside Potential blog and posted comments of mine, “Blog-a-Bull” editor “Your Friendly Bulls Blogger,” and “Ball Don’t... Read more »
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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 »

Catch n' Shoot: March 3, 2011 -- Durant 'Out for the Year,' More Than a Rose Text to LeBron, Analytics-Scouting False Dichotomy, Grizzlies' Odd Defensive Efficiency

Catch n' Shoot: March 3, 2011 -- Durant 'Out for the Year,' More Than a Rose Text to LeBron, Analytics-Scouting False Dichotomy, Grizzlies' Odd Defensive Efficiency
Kevin Durant says he’s “out for the year” after spraining his ankle: To which he quick followed up: “No, just playing. It’s just a little tweak. I did it before. I’ve just got to see how it feels in the morning and hopefully I’m ready to go.” Lee Jenkins’ profile on Derrick Rose at SI... Read more »

Dunk Porn: Best Dunks of the 2011 All-Star Game (Video)

Dunk Porn: Best Dunks of the 2011 All-Star Game (Video)
Kobe Bryant partied like it was 1999, Amar’e Stoudemire with the putback, Blake Griffin got his first alley-oop from Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook being Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant was long, and LeBron James what he could do against every team on multiple possessions per shift on every single night (h/t: Dashiell Bennett):
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Catch n' Shoot: February 20, 2011

Catch n' Shoot: February 20, 2011
The 2011 Dunk Contest was fun and I posted every dunk here, but my favorite Dunk Contest dunker is still Vince Carter: ‘Melo’s not going to Jersey. He wants to be a Knick or a Bull; the Knicks are willing to take him on, but the Bulls say it’s too expensive. ‘Melo never had to... Read more »