It's time for another Hardwood Paroxysm Round Table Over Everything! HOO-AH! It's the end of the year, and we've got awards to hand out. But not, like, the regular kind. The better kind. The ones that people in twenty, forty, one hundred years will really remember when thinking about these players. Don't forget to sign the yearbooks of our voting panel on the way out! HAGS! KIT!
Just like there's more than one way to skin a cat, there's more than one way to develop an NBA rookie. As long as you do it, does it really matter how it happens.
Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson take a trip to the New Orleans Aquarium to support a great cause.
A couple of weeks ago, Foot Locker came out with a new commercial. In it, some teenager is playing basketball at his house and he's talking to himself, living out his hoop dreams by counting down the seconds in some imaginary game, setting himself up for the game-winning shot.
Anthony Davis threw down a nifty dunk at Pelicans practice before telling the people watching at home to put him in the dunk contest.
James Harden and Anthony Davis have a new commercial out where they join forces. What a terrifying concept.
The Corner Three: Paul George's Struggles from Mid-Range
In The Paint: James Johnson's Influence and PJ Tucker's Payday
Long Twos: Suns Out-Of-Bounds Play, Scary Good Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal's Awkwardness at the Rim, Kevin Garnett "Da Kid", Chris Bosh Pump-Fake, Typical Detroit Incompetence
The New Orleans Pelicans like to run pick-and-rolls a lot. In fact, through their 29 games so far this season, they've used it in 35.3 percent of their offensive sets because it's been that good to them. A lot of that has to do with the fact that they acquired the pick-and-roll fiend that is Jrue Holiday in the off-season.
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Basic individual statistics never appropriate actual on-court value. To a certain degree, all players are
Anthony Davis is out 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his left hand, which reminds us that no player's career is a perfect arc, regardless of how pristine we might envision it.