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David Thorpe: Oladipo should learn from Wade

“It’s the craft part that Oladipo needs to study the most — seeing when to speed up, when to slow down, when to try the Euro-step, etc. — because finishing at a high level requires more than just jumping high when you are shorter than 6-foot-6. Recognizing opportunities to race is also a Wade specialty, something Oladipo often misses out on in games.” –David Thorpe of...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brace yourself… an ESPN writer is coming around on the Celtics

ESPN Insider David Thorpe is one of the first national basketball writers to realize the Celtics are locked and loaded for 2012-13. His most recent column –  Are the Celtics sneaky good? Most of the talk this offseason has centered on the Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat. Even the Philadelphia 76ers have drawn some interest with the addition of...
Via Red's Army
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN's Thorpe: Leonard has chance to show he's more than a role player

LAS VEGAS - Before the Spurs tipped off with the Atlanta Hawks, i had the privilege to be sitting next to ESPN analyst David Thorpe (we just call him Coach Thorpe).  Coach had a chance to talk about the Spurs' Summer League roster.  He didn't realize that Kawhi Leonard was on the Spurs Summer League squad and said he thinks it's great oppurtunity for both the Spurs...
Via Project Spurs
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Evan Turner As The 6th Ranked Sophomore

Evan Turner is improving each and every time he steps onto the court. People are noticing, and it's not just the local media. ESPN's David Thorpe ranked the top 20 players in their sophomore seasons, and Turner came in at 6. If the NBA handed out its Most Improved Player award now, Turner would be a finalist. He has been much closer this season to what Philly expected of...
Via Buzz On Broad
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

ROI: The most important concept you will learn about today, or tomorrow, or beyond

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Via khandor's sports blog
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

David Thorpe on Laker O woes

The Lakers have top-five offensive players at shooting guard, power forward and center, and yet have the 17th-most efficient offense to date. Something is wrong. The idea is that the Laker offense is bad either because Mike Brown changed everything, or because guys like Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes can't hit shots, which leaves Kobe Bryant trying to bail everybody out. Now...
Via True Hoop Blog
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

TrueHoop TV: Gripe session with David Thorpe

Via True Hoop Blog
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Thorpe: Rookies' to-do lists

What do top rookies need to work on? David Thorpe offers up some advice.
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Today with David Thorpe

David Thorpe was a little upset that we didn't have time to talk about the guy he half-jokingly calls "the most important player in the NBA," Ricky Rubio. But we covered a ton of other stuff including the mighty Nuggets and Blazers, and the reality that every now and again, superstars don't drive everything. (And if you want to know Thorpe's thoughts about...
Via True Hoop Blog
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

David Thorpe on the Magic

David Thorpe dropped by HoopSpeak Live on Thursday to talk a little Orlando Magic and, specifically, about how the team operates under the direction of Stan Van Gundy. Even as the Magic fell from the league's elite last season, they still ranked No. 3 in defensive efficiency. Having a presence like Dwight Howard patrolling the paint in the half court certainly anchors a defense...
Via True Hoop Blog
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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