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NBA To Experiment With Tracking ‘Hustle Stats’ In Summer League

LAS VEGAS — Diving for loose balls, getting a hand in passing lanes for a deflection, being close enough to contest a shot, or sacrificing the body and taking a charge. For years, they’ve been called intangibles. The NBA is about to try to make them tangible. All 67 games in the NBA summer league at Las Vegas will have so-called ‘‘hustle stats’’ officially tracked, a...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

CoCo Vandeweghe Randomly Calls Carmelo Anthony ‘Soft’ After Wimbledon Win

When it comes to hot Carmelo Anthony takes, there is no offseason. CoCo Vandeweghe had just upset Karolina Pliskova, the No. 11 player in the world, in a second-round match at Wimbledon. But when the 23-year-old tennis player spoke to reporters after her win Wednesday, the topic of discussion took a surprising turn. “I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft,” Vandeweghe said...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe, "Carmelo Anthony is Soft"

Tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe, niece to vice-president of basketball operations of the National Basketball Association Kiki Vandeweghe, was asked her opinion on NY Knicks aging star Carmelo Anthony. “I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft,” Vandeweghe said, after her second-round, 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory over Karolina Pliskova. “And now this is just my own personal opinion...
Via Bob's Blitz
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Female tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe called Carmelo Anthony soft after her Wimbledon match

Female tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe caused quite a stir Wednesday at Wimbledon. After knocking off the number eleven player in the world in a second round match, Vandeweghe started talking reckless about New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. For those who don’t know, CoCo is the niece of former NBA general manager Kiki Vandeweghe, who was responsible for bringing Anthony...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Coco Vandeweghe makes critical comments about Carmelo Anthony

Kiki Vandeweghe was the general manager who once drafted Carmelo Anthony. Now, his tennis player niece, Coco Vandeweghe, is making noise about Melo. The criticism seems unnecessary coming from a tennis player, but somehow, they're pretty darn funny.From Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:Well, that's just dandy.(H/t to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.)Photo Credit:...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-Up Possessions Down Dramatically In NBA

The post-up game has become increasingly phased out of modern basketball Only eight teams this season finished even 10 percent of their possessions with a post-up, according to Synergy Sports. A decade ago, 22 teams hit that mark, and every team ended at least 7.5 percent of its trips with some kind of post-up. One-third of teams finished with a lower post-up share than that this...
Via RealGM
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Ernie Vandeweghe dies at 86

Ernie Vandeweghe, the former New York Knicks player and father of former NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe and pro tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe, has died. He was 86. The death was confirmed Sunday by the NBA through its NBA history Twitter feed and by granddaughter CoCo Vandeweghe in a Facebook post. The cause and place of death were not given. Vandeweghe averaged 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Prospect: Dante Exum – Australia

Dante Exum Dante Exum is the mystery of the 2014 NBA Draft.  Many scouts are insistent that if Dante played college in the states, he would be the #1 pick of the 2014 draft.  Those are big words in this year’s hyped draft.  Having consistently been in the top 4 all year in most mock drafts, he has taken a slight dip as of late.  This is partially because of the rise of Vonleh’s...
Via TornBySports
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Have Traded/Swapped 1st Round Pick In 13 Of Past 27 Years

The New York Knicks have traded or swapped their first round pick in 13 of the past 27 years. 1988 - 11th overall pick went to Bulls in a swap of picks via the Charles Oakley trade. Bulls took Will Perdue. Knicks grabbed Rod Strickland at No. 19. 1989 - No. 22 pick went to Blazers (Byron Irvin) via Kiki Vandeweghe trade. 1993 - No. 26 pick went to Orlando (Geert Hammink) via 3-team...
Via RealGM
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons interested in Cavs' Griffin, sources say

Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin has drawn interest from the Pistons as a potential candidate for the available president of basketball operations job, sources familiar with the search told FOX Sports Ohio on Saturday. USA Today first reported the Pistons' interest in Griffin. The Pistons decided not to renew the contract of former president Joe Dumars, who ran the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Study Finds Isiah Thomas As Best Drafting GM Since 1989

Isiah Thomas is the best drafting general manager in the NBA, according to an empirical study conducted by ESPN. While with the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks, Thomas had a Net Expected Wins Average of +1.7 per pick. Thomas drafted Damon Stoudamire seventh overall in 1995 and Tracy McGrady at ninth during his tenure with the Raptors. David Lee, Trevor Ariza, Wilson Chandler...
Via RealGM
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Starting Five: From way outside

While we're waiting for J.R. Smith to mess with our basketball-playing accessories, let's get into this week's edition of The Starting Five. SHOULD WE WANT 'CURRY FOR 4?' With our fascination with Steph Curry's shooting range in full bloom, would you prefer watching him tee it up from 4-point range? Wait, how's that? Well, while fielding questions on various topics, a couple of NBA...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Imagine a 4-point shot in the NBA?

Boston's best 4-point shooter?Former Celtic great Antoine Walker once said the reason he took so many 3-pointers was "because there are no 4s."  Yesterday a story came out that the NBA has discussed the possibility of actually adding a 4-pointer.  From ESPN's Marc Stein:NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and vice president Kiki Vandeweghe acknowledged in a recent...
Via Celtics Life
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Executive: No ‘Serious Conversations’ Have Been Had About Creating 4-Point Line

Just as quickly as it seemed like the NBA was on board with a radical idea, the notion was squashed. ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh reported Tuesday that in talking with NBA president of basketball operations Rob Thorn, the league executive revealed that the idea of implementing a 4-point shot had “come up” in league discussions. It turns out, ESPN ran with a story line that “doesn’t...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA: No serious discussions about 4-point line

NBA players won't be pulling up for a 4-point shot anytime soon. The league denied Tuesday that any serious discussions had been held about that or expanding the court. ESPN.com reported that president of operations Rod Thorn and vice president Kiki Vandeweghe, during an interview at All-Star weekend, said the league had discussed both possibilities. In a statement posted on Twitter...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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