Ryan Saunders happy to come home to Minnesota, help develop Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- From a young age, Ryan Saunders was an admitted eavesdropper. During his father's first tenure as the Timberwolves' head coach, Saunders used to loiter around the Target Center, gazing up at the faces of Ervin Johnson and Michael Olowokandi. He'd often hang out in the team's training room and soak in conversations between Kevin Garnett and Sam Mitchell...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Razzball Basketball Podcast – Teaser Before Our Premiere!

Razzball Nation!  You've read that right, we've got a podcast comin'!  Our first "official" episode will be on Friday, June 27th covering the NBA Draft with Razzball regulars Slim and Pete Nice hopping on.  In our first little foray into the audiosphere, we talk NBA Finals, make our picks for the series with the Spurs up 2-1, and talk our thoughts on what...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Eligibility Rules, Still a problem?

As tonight is the NBA Draft Lottery, where we find out which team will be drafting in which order in this upcoming draft, it creates and defines the future of a franchise and where it goes.  In years past, players were able to be drafted right out of high school.  From success stories like Kobe Bryant and Lebron James to more unsuccessful ones like Michael Olowokandi, Kwame Brown...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA center Greg Oden knows he is the biggest bust in NBA history

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip Sam Bowie.  Kwame Brown.  Michael Olowokandi.  Adam Morrison.  Darko Milicic.  There are a lot more to that list, but you.. NBA center Greg Oden knows he is the biggest bust in NBA history
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Among Adam Silver’s priorities: Raising NBA age limit

During the lockout, the issue of the NBA’s age limit was put to the side. The owners wanted to up the age to 20, the players wanted to do away with it again, and in the interest of getting a deal done it was tabled to later. It is still laying on the table. New NBA commissioner Adam Silver was the NBA’s “bad cop” negotiator in the last lockout (to David Stern’s “good...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett says he'd be open to a D-League stint

Worse than Kwame Brown. Worse than Michael Olowokandi. That's where Anthony Bennett's rookie season ranks thus far statistically. He has a current PER of 1.1, which is 10.1 worse than Brown posted in his bust-tastic rookie season. Bennett's career is still young, and he's only played in 31 games. But he's shooting just 26.9 percent from the field and clearly...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bennett pick sheds unkind light on Cavs' GM Grant

 If only Anthony Bennett let off this kind of steam (Trust me, that's funny).Michael Olowokandi, Kwame Brown and Greg Oden. Three names that will forever live in infamy as well as compilations of the worst overall No. 1 draft picks in NBA history. The career of Anthony Bennett  is still in its infancy, but the rookie forward's lack of readiness for the rigors of the pro...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett 'cool' with whatever role Mike Brown gives him

Perhaps not since the Los Angeles Clippers used the No. 1 selection in the 1998 NBA draft on Pacific center Michael Olowokandi has there been a top pick who has flown under the radar more than Anthony Bennett. The Cavaliers shocked the experts June 27 when they selected the UNLV power forward. Very few people saw that coming. There are very few expectations being placed on his broad...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis Waives Former Celtic Fab Melo

Memphis has waived center Fab Melo, league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 30, 2013 Memphis traded a non-guaranteed contract and cash to Boston to acquire Melo, the 22nd pick in 2012 NBA Draft. Melo's owed $1.3M this year. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 30, 2013 Despite frustrations w/ Melo's work habits and maturity...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwback Team Thursday: 2004 Minnesota Timberwolves

Long before the Miami Heat created their own “Big 3” down south, Minnesota had one of their own up north. Kevin Garnett, Sam Cassell, and Latrell Sprewell led the Wolves to a 58-24 record, earning the one-seed in the Western Conference. via http://www.smscs.com Randomized study of who have been finally adjudicated Levitra Viagra Vs Levitra Viagra Vs the greater the instant...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The 12 greatest No. 1 NBA Draft picks

From Midwest Sports Fan. Time will tell if the player Gilbert and the Cavs select on Thursday—whether Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, Ben McLemore, or someone else—was worth all the fuss. Sometimes the team with the first selection ends up with Joe Smith or Michael Olowokandi or Andrea Bargnani (who, really, should be better than he has been). But on plenty of other occasions the top...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

10 biggest NBA Draft busts of all-time

The days leading up to the 2013 NBA Draft certainly make fans think back on past draft experiences. While this year’s draft class has been deemed “weak” by many draft experts and analysts, it is still sure to produce a number of steady and, most likely, memorable players in the future. With that in mind, here’s a look at the top 10 busts in the history of the NBA Draft. ...
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June 25, 2013  |  1 Comment

Number 1 Draft Picks Rarely Bring Championships

As the NBA Draft analysts prepare their 784th mock draft and poor souls who continue to buy seats in cities like Cleveland, Washington DC, Sacramento, or Charlotte scour through the options their teams are going to leverage their futures on. For the 2nd consecutive year, the Cleveland Cavaliers had the luck of the ping pong balls. Every indication says the top pick will be center...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 1/30/13: Amare Stoudemire on Gustavo Ayon

From the pick, to the roll, to the pass, to the finish — stylistically, this play is extremely reminiscent of some of the very best highlights of Amare Stoudemire’s career.  The actual dunk is nothing overly spectacular — certainly not on the level of his famous smash over Michael Olowokandi — but it’s still a pleasure to see even a hint of vintage Amare from time to time...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

WE Game Preview: Wizards at Clippers - 1/19/2013

AT            Saturday, January 19, 2013 10:30 PM ET TV: Comcast SportsNet HD Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier   Radio: 106.7 FM/1500 AM Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor     Clippers Projected Starting Lineup Wizards Projected Starting Lineup Paying Homage Danny Manning Not-So-Proud...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

How long can you listen to this?

In my never-ending quest to find out exactly What the Hell Happened to Michael Olowokandi, I've stumbled upon this. How long can you listen to this for? I made it to 2:53. Kudos to Trey Kerby at The Basketball Jones for such a brilliant idea.
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November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Jeff Green the Classic Underachiever?

The NBA landscape is littered with them throughout history. Players who have the physical skills and who come into the league with much fanfare and many hopes. Some were #1 picks, some lottery picks, but all had one thing in common. They never lived up to expectations. Some of these include Michael Olowokandi, Adam Morrison, Kwame Brown, Sam Bowie, Robert Swift, Eddy Curry,...
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November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

The Inexact Science of Predicting the Draft

We all know that drafting is an inexact science because some #1 picks end up a bust (see Michael Olowokandi) and some second round picks end up stars (see Manu Ginobili). But even more inexact is the science of predicting the draft via mock drafts. A trip around the internet shows that beyond Anthony Davis being picked first, no one really knows what is going to happen in this...
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June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cleveland.com: Cavs looking to do what Magic did in 1993, with much better odds

The Cavaliers are looking to become the first team to win the NBA Draft Lottery in back-to-back seasons since the Orlando Magic did so in 1992 and 1993. I wrote about that this morning at Cleveland.com, highlighting the fact that the Cavs also have the 3rd best chance of any team since Orlando to actually do that. There's also a list I compiled which notes the chances each team...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Lob City: How The Clippers Are Taking Over LA

  For years the Los Angeles Clippers have been little more than a punch line. Playing second fiddle to the perennial greatness of the Lakers, the Clippers were seen as a franchise with a losing culture, and a racist, greedy owner in Donald Sterling. While the Lakers piled up championships, the Clippers piled up losses and disappointing lottery picks (Michael Olowokandi anyone?)...
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January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bad Shots, Good Defense and Cover Music Dominate The End of Non-Conference

Game #8-320: Fresno State Bulldogs at Pacific TigersDecember 29, 2011 10:30 pmA.C. Spanos CenterBBState Stats/RecapLike Kevin Danna mentioned in his Sac State writeup, there are a small number of schools within driving distance in Northern California. One of these is the University of the Pacific.I had a "mid-major crush" on Pacific during high school as my school's...
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January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Compact NBA season means fewer style points

The nightmare is starting all over again. Shoe-horning a 66-game NBA schedule into a four-month hole brings back gruesome and bitter memories of 1999. I was there in '99 and remember the devastation, the futility, the cries for mercy. But I was a beat writer covering the Los Angeles Clippers, and most of the aforementioned emotions were emanating from press row. With first...
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December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Compact NBA season means fewer style points

The nightmare is starting all over again. Shoe-horning a 66-game NBA schedule into a four-month hole brings back gruesome and bitter memories of 1999. I was there in '99 and remember the devastation, the futility, the cries for mercy. But I was a beat writer covering the Los Angeles Clippers, and most of the aforementioned emotions were emanating from press row. With first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ‘assumed’ Shaq ‘didn’t need or want my help’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar didn't tutor Shaquille O'Neal because Shaq didn't ask Kareem. Sun rises in the East, and sets in the West. Two proud, dominant, all-world MVP centers. Two completely disparate styles of playing the position. One uniform. One annoying sense of pervading passive/aggressiveness. That's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal for you. Kareem,...
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November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Get To Know Our NBA Network

Yes I know. The NBA lockout is sucking the life force from you as each day passes. You think there is no NBA news out there for you to feast on as you begrudgingly ride out this lockout. But fret not NBA fans, the Bloguin network has a stellar NBA blog roster that you really should get to know so you have all you need if and when the new season kicks off. You are already familiar...
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November 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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