Posts tagged "russell westbrook"

Catch n' Shoot: May 6, 2011 -- Celtics in Trouble, Lakers in Deeper Trouble, Blake Gets His, Bill Russell

Catch n' Shoot: May 6, 2011 -- Celtics in Trouble, Lakers in Deeper Trouble, Blake Gets His, Bill Russell
#3 Celtics 91#2 Heat 102Heat lead series 2-0Box Score | Recap #3 Mavs 93#2 Lakers 81Mavs lead series 2-0Box Score | Recap #8 Grizzlies 102#4 Thunder 111Series tied 1-1Box Score | Recap Sick bar trivia question: Who won the 2010-11 Rookie of the Year? (NBA.com). How’d you guess so fast? Oh…. Kobe Bryant‘s ankle is... 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 »

Catch n' Shoot: March 14, 2011 -- Boozer/MJ Art, Spurs Catchy-Shootiness Over Heat, More Karl on 'Melo's _efense

Catch n' Shoot: March 14, 2011 -- Boozer/MJ Art, Spurs Catchy-Shootiness Over Heat, More Karl on 'Melo's _efense
Awesome artwork by Dustin Watson. His current project is doing 30 illustrations over 30 days — one player from each NBA team. Day #13, he did Carlos Boozer and posted it at “Blog-a-Bull”: Even more awesome artwork by Ziarekenya Smith. Dan Devine noted that this has been around for a while, but until his post I hadn’t... Read more »
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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 »

Catch n' Shoot: February 28, 2011 -- Sterling's Racial Ignorance Hits New Level, Buyouts, Kendrick's Joylessness

Catch n' Shoot: February 28, 2011 -- Sterling's Racial Ignorance Hits New Level, Buyouts, Kendrick's Joylessness
How Derrick Rose compares in this season’s matchups against the best PGs. Why is Jason Kidd included, but not Steve Nash? That was an interesting game. That Phoenix game made me realize this team was the truth. Matt McHale has the Bulls 29th in his Powerless Rankings. Clippers advertised a special offer at the L.A.... Read more »
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'MVP Conversation' Study: Other Teams Win Less Without Their Stars Than Bulls Would Without Rose

'MVP Conversation' Study: Other Teams Win Less Without Their Stars Than Bulls Would Without Rose
The primary argument for proponents of Derrick Rose as the 2010-11 NBA MVP always resorts to underrating the way the Bulls are coached and generally managed. For lack of better words, it’s largely a trite “the Bulls would suck without Rose” argument. The argument isn’t without validity or value when applied across the league. But... 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):

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 »
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D-Rose Named Player of the Week

D-Rose Named Player of the Week
Derrick Rose was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 10-16, the NBA stated Tuesday. His 2010 Team USA teammate Russell Westbrook won the honor in the West. The Bulls went 3-1 in those four games. Rose averaged 27.3 PPG, 6.8 APG, and 5.3 RPG, but most impressive, he... Read more »