The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


ESPN ranks Marcus Smart as the 12th best rookie so far, using some pretty fuzzy logic

Here's a lesson in how not to analyze players, be they rookies or veterans.ESPN's David Thorpe recently put out an article (Insider) where he ranked the top-20 rookies in the league right now. Where did Marcus Smart finish? Thorpe had him at 12.At first that seemed a tad low, but someone could make a case with compelling arguments that 11 other rookies have played better than Smart...
Via Celtics Life
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Insider doesn’t think highly of Marcus Smart

ESPN Insider David Thorpe has ranked this year’s crop of rookies. Marcus Smart is ranked 12th behind the likes of Joe Ingles, Langston Galloway, Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black and is classified as “Struggling:” As a catch-and-shoot guy, Smart continues to play well. He has to be accounted for off the ball because he can make perimeter shots, including 3s, off the catch....
Via Red's Army
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes, Links & Tweets

Memphis head coach Josh Pastnor has some deep Philly roots and ohhh yeah…his family may have video tape of Wilt’s 100-point game. For…David Thorpe of ranks the rookies in the Association.  Hint: MCW does well in this ranking. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Australian draft lottery prospect Dante Exum has met with agents and may be headed to the NBA. Speaking...
Via Philadunkia
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Motocross News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Takeaways from Day 1 of the NFL Draft

2015 NFL Draft Day 1 grades

Donovan faces tough balancing act

10 things that will happen at NFL Draft

Plaxico Burress hit with tax charges

Mike Tyson rips Floyd Mayweather

11 crazy predictions for the NFL Draft

Pacquiao ran away from home when his dad ate pet dog

Why Tom Brady was a no-show at the White House?

Revis: I’m better than the first time I was in New York

The 2015 backwards NFL Mock Draft

Couple on Gronk erotic novel cover suing author, distributors

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.