Tip-Off for 1/3/13 (featuring 2 Chainz): Grizzlies handle Celtics; Spurs run to 7th straight win

Posted in Blogroll on January 3rd, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Jared Wickerham)

Mike Conley got the better of his matchup with Rajon Rondo.

The Memphis Grizzlies took their impressive 9-3 record against the Boston Celtics. — who have lost their last three games. The Grizzlies were fueled by inspired play from former Celtic Tony Allen in their 93-83 victory.

Tim Duncan put together another double-double effort against the Milwaukee Bucks as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to the 7th win in a row 117-110.

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Built From Scratch: The Perfect Wing Player: The Shooters

Posted in Blogroll on January 3rd, 2013 by Okori Wadsworth

(Photo Credit: NBA)


In my last piece, I made what I thought was a very salient point. If you’re a young basketball player, coach looking to build a team or anyone not named Erik Spoelstra, copying anything that LeBron James is doing or has done is a bad idea.

A few days after I finished the piece something dawned on me. It was a lesson I was sure I had learned repeatedly. If I tell you what you cannot do, it’s worse than telling you what you can. I’m going to go back through the history of the NBA to find the best players to aid your game. We’ll begin with the shooting guards. This also applies to sharpshooting small forwards and stretch four men.


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