Xavier Henry threw down a nasty dunk at the expense of Jeff Withey, a beat down the likes of which hasn't been seen since the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.
It's time for some fun with the SportVU player tracking data! Which players have the most assist opportunities per game, and which of those players see the largest percentage of those passes lead to made baskets?
No team relies on the corner three like the Wizards. And for one play, Trevor Ariza used that tendency to trick the Mavs into giving up an easy layup.
You know what upsets me? When people say that Roy Hibbert is overrated.
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Here's a new feature we're trying out at the Ol' Paroxysm. It's called Fantasy Fiction. One writer, Kyle Soppe, gives you a fantasy basketball update for the week--who's
David Stern's comments that the Malice at the Palace was the low point of his tenure at commissioner should remind us all just why referees are so quick to call double technical and flagrant fouls. They never want to see a repeat of those events.
15-Footer time! A little bit of word association, a little bit of comparing a team to puppies, a whole lot of teams struggling on the road. Which probably means all the home teams will lose tonight, because that's the way things go.
The infancy of the season provides more questions than answers. So what's concerned Gregg Popovich so far?
Teams negotiating contract extensions with players facing restricted free agency in the coming summer are working from a position of strength. With the right to match any offer their restricted free agent receives after the season, organizations hold a ubiquitous power over young players throughout such discourse.
In a vacuum, teams assessing whether or not to award a non-maximum extension before the early-season deadline should ask themselves a simple question: Is there a chance this prospective deal comes in below a player's market value this summer? If not, there's just no blanket justification for granting these often-lucrative contracts. Outperform expectations? Franchises will gladly pay the inflated price. Underwhelm? That omnipresent power in free agency remains.
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Sure, we are just six games in and there is