From Stockton to Malone, to Williams to Boozer, the fine folks of Salt Lake City, Utah have long been accustomed to formidable point guard to power forward connections. Of course, over that time, they have also known no other coach other than Jerry Sloan. Discuss the NBA in our NBA forum. That, of course, has changed. The rebuilding process for Utah was launched unexpectedly midway through last season...
Mikhail Prokhorov is making waves in his first year as the new owner of the New Jersey Nets. Prokhorov has orchestrated two last-second moves before the NBA trade deadline. (Discuss Deron Williams being traded to the Nets) The biggest is a huge surprise. The Nets obtained Deron Williams, the all-star guard for the Utah Jazz, in exchange for underperforming guard Devin Harris, rookie Derrick Favors,...
Just visited our friends @ SaltCityHoops and found this great pic of Utah Jazz rookie Gordon Hayward in a sweet retro Jazz jersey. With Kyle Korver gone, and if Hayward can consistently stroke from the outside, look for the 6-9 versatile forward to get some decent minutes in Salt Lake this season. This kid has a bright future, but forgive me if his game reminds me a little of Adam Morrisson?
Pau Gasol’s 22 points and 15 rebounds helped to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 111-103 win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. (Discuss the NBA playoffs in our NBA forum) The 7-0 center from Spain shot 7-11 from the field, gobbled up 5 offensive rebounds, and blocked 2 shots as the Los Angeles Lakers took a 2-0 lead in the western Conference Semi-Finals. Kobe Bryant scored 30 points. Paul...
As a passionate fan of Puerto Rican basketball, one must have heard about Carlos Arroyo. (Discuss Carlos Arroyo and Puerto Rico Hoops) Arroyo is a talented NBA player that started out undrafted player and eventually worked his way onto the Utah Jazz roster after spending a couple seasons as a third string guard behind Hall-Of-Famer John Stockton. Once Stockton retired from the NBA, Arroyo was able...
The almost 37-year old Steve Nash has been revitalized in the early season. Nash tallied 21 points and 20 assists in a Phoenix win against the the Sixers last night. Without Shaq holding down the offense, Nash is averaging 12.9 assists through 8 games and has had games of 14, 17, 20, and 20 assists, all wins. The Suns are off to a 7-1 start. Tony Parker rolled his ankle during a drive to the basket in the...
disaster Oklahoma City Thunder
Even after the Thunder and Kevin Durant saw their season come to an early end this past week, they were able to step up in a major way off the court on Tuesday. After a massive tornado ravaged Oklahoma City on Monday, killing more than 50 people, Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant announced he would pledge $1 million to the American Red Cross to help the relief effort, according to ESPN.com. And after seeing their best player make [...]Read more →
As the offseason NBA coaching carousel continues to spin round, one coach that won’t be on board is former Orlando Magic head man Stan Van Gundy. Many teams that are looking for new coaches, including the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Bobcats may have had Van Gundy in mind for their current openings, but he took himself out of the running on Tuesday, telling Orlando radio station SportsTalk 1080 that he will not join an NBA team for the [...]Read more →
Investor Chris Hansen, the leader of the movement to bring the Kings to Seattle, seemingly had his dream to co-own an NBA franchise crushed when NBA owners voted against the relocation of the Kings to the Emerald City. He was further dismayed when Kings owners decided to sell to a Sacramento-based group instead of his Seattle-based group last week. However, Hansen recently said that he is not giving up until the city of Seattle has an NBA team of its own [...]Read more →
Now that the New Orleans Hornets have officially changed their team nickname to the Pelicans, the Charlotte Bobcats may want the Hornets name back. Charlotte’s NBA franchise was last known as the Hornets in 2002, but according to CBSSports.com, the team has begun the process of reverting back to the old name, which could take up to 18 months according to NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver. Bobcats chairman and owner Michael Jordan said that the team hired a national polling [...]Read more →
Basketball Sacramento Kings
The tug of war between Seattle and Sacramento over the Kings finally has a winner. After NBA owners voted to block the Sacramento Kings’ relocation to Seattle on Thursday, team owners – the Maloof family – reached an agreement to sell the franchise to a Sacramento-based group led by software billionaire Vivek Ranadive on Friday. According to ESPN.com, the sale was valued at an NBA record $535 million. Ranadive put up $348 million on his own for a 65 percent [...]Read more →
Memphis Grizzlies NBA Playoffs
Who needs offense? The Memphis Grizzlies certainly didn’t in their 88-84 game five win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, a win that instantly became the most monumental milestone in the franchise’s relatively young history. In typical Grizzlies fashion, defense won the day, as Memphis advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in the franchise’s 18-year history. They managed to hold the high-scoring Thunder to under 37 percent from the field and fended off a late [...]Read more →
Basketball players, like many athletes, are always striving to increase their performance. And over the past decade, diet has become a major player in getting the best out of your body. While a healthy diet is one of the keys to maintain high performance, supplements such as HMB have been found to actively help to improve your body’s ability to get to the next level. HMB (Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate) which contain beta-alanine, is a metabolite of the amino acid leucine, which [...]Read more →
Basketball Giants WNBA Women's Basketball
Brittney Griner, the WNBA’s first overall pick of 2013, already has plenty of game, but she added another weapon to her ever-expanding offensive arsenal by working with the NBA’s all-time scoring leader this week. During a one-on-one training session on Wednesday, the Phoenix Mercury rookie watched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar showcase his signature shot – the skyhook – and then took some shots of her own, attempting to master the move that helped Abdul-Jabbar rack up more than 38,000 points in his [...]Read more →
Sacramento Kings fans didn’t have a lot to cheer about this season, but they got to celebrate a major victory on Wednesday. All 30 NBA team owners gathered on Wednesday for a four hour meeting to vote on the Kings’ proposed move to Seattle. Even though the team owners, the Maloof family, had approved the sale to a Seattle investment group, the majority of team owners voted against the move by a count of 22-8, effectively keeping the team in [...]Read more →
Kansas Jayhawks NCAA
Kentucky, Florida State, and North Carolina were all vying for his services in hope of landing the player regarded as the best high school basketball prospect since LeBron James in 2003. However, all three schools will have to settle with being runner-ups in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes because the forward announced Tuesday morning that he will be attending the University of Kansas. Some experts projected that Florida State, the alma mater of Wiggins’ parents, was the favorite to land the forward [...]Read more →