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The slam dunk contest is a showstopper, again

There is opinion. There is fact. There is sometimes opinion that is fact. And the fact is this: the NBA Slam Dunk Contest is the best individual event in team professional sports. Once again, it delivered Saturday night, won in spectacular fashion by Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Like it or begrudgingly want it to disappear — because you’re still salty the best...
Via Bloguin Best
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The slam dunk contest is a showstopper, again

There is opinion. There is fact. There is sometimes opinion that is fact. And the fact is this: the NBA Slam Dunk Contest is the best individual event in team professional sports. Once again, it delivered Saturday night, won in spectacular fashion by Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Like it or begrudgingly want it to disappear — because you’re still salty the best...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 Slam Dunk Contest will be spectacular -- but with a clear favorite

The NBA's Slam Dunk Contest might be the most unpredictable event in a sport that thrives on spontaneity. It sizzles at the apex of world-class creativity and unparalleled athleticism. Each year, some of the most important memories in NBA history are created at this event—€”except for when they aren't.On Saturday night, we have a pretty interesting field, headlined by defending...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Check out dunk contest participant Will Barton's best dunks

Will Barton has seemingly come out of nowhere this season and risen to basketball prominence. It took until Barton's fourth year in the league, but now, the 25-year-old is finally an everything man off the Nuggets' bench.He's getting some honors, too, like being able to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest, scheduled for Feb. 13 in Toronto. Here are some reasons why:Barton is averaging...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Defending Champ Zach LaVine Among 2016 Slam Dunk Contest Participants

Zach LaVine’s amazing performance in winning the 2015 NBA Slam Dunk Contest significantly increased the odds he would participate in the event again this season. According to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, citing league sources, the defending champion will compete in the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest in Toronto, along with Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, Orlando Magic...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Slam Dunk Contest lineup reportedly set with LaVine, Drummond, Barton, Gordon

The lineup for this year’s Slam Dunk Contest in Toronto has been finalized, according to a report. Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes says the competition lineup will include Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond, Nuggets guard Will Barton, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, and defending champion Zach LaVine. The lineup will officially be announced on Thursday. The contest will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Making a case for Will Barton and the dunk contest

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The NBA Slam Dunk contest has been a staple during All-Star weekend for decades. The contest singles out the part of the game that everyone...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Plays that make you smile: Kenneth Faired meets Bradley Beal at summit of Mt. Mutombo

Nate Timmons has the plays of the week from the Denver Nuggets featuring Gary Harris, Nikola Jokic, Will Barton and Kenneth Faried against the Pistons, Hawks, Celtics and Wizards.
Via BSN Denver
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Hangs 30 on Denver, OKC Wins Five Straight

A photo posted by Oklahoma City Thunder (@okcthunder) on Jan 19, 2016 at 8:58pm PST Kevin Durant led OKC to their fifth straight win, with a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds. To claw out a victory against the scrappy Nuggets in Denver. Westbrook finished the night with 27 points, 12 and five rebounds. “You know that KD and Westbrook are more than likely going...
Via Hooped Up
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Will Barton locked up the Sixth Man of the Year award?

To every hardcore NBA nerd/fan who's stumbled across this article, a quick question to kick things off: When did you first ask your (yawning) roommate, significant other, mom or dog if they can even believe how good Will Barton is this season? Barring an injury, or a magical 73-9 exclamation point by the Golden State Warriors (a scenario that'd necessitate every major individual...
Via RealGM - NBA
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Stotts Praises Breakout Season Of 'Gym Rat' Will Barton

Will Barton is averaging 16.3 points per game to lead the Denver Nuggets in scoring this season. Barton has had a breakout season several years after being a second round pick by the Portland Trail Blazers. "I have to hand to Will. He's playing terrific. He's playing with confidence. Will has put in a lot of time. He's a gym rat, and it's showing," Terry Stotts said.
Via RealGM
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland coach Terry Stotts calls Will Barton a 'student of the game'

Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton is on pace to have an incredible season which could earn him awards like Most Improved Player and Sixth Man of the Year. While Barton's breakout has come as a surprise to most, his former coach, Portland Trail Blazers head man Terry Stotts, doesn't think it's all that unusual.Portland drafted Barton in the second round of the 2012 draft. While he...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The re-emergence of Jeremy Lin

Let's get one thing straight. This is not Linsanity.  Jeremy Lin has quietly become a key contributor for a Charlotte Hornets roster that is right in the thick of the Eastern Conference race. Sitting at 15-13, the 10th place Hornets are only five games behind first place Cavs. But more importantly, the gap between the second and 10th place teams is only 2.5 games. The Hornets...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Barton gets buckets and kisses babies?

  Will Barton is averaging 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game this season. He just scored 25 points last night against the Lakers and that was after pouring in a career high 32 last Sunday when the Nuggets hosted New Orleans. He’s also picking up steam as a Sixth Man of the Year candidate and becoming a fan favorite in Denver in the process. After a first quarter...
Via BSN Denver
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ready For Lift Off: Will Barton Takes Flight Over Donatas Motiejūnas

The art of getting dunked on is a thing of beauty. Dunking is already exciting in itself, but when there is someone on the other end, it makes it even more entertaining. Speaking of being on the other end of a dunk, Donatas Motiejūnas knows how that feels. Will Barton of the Denver Nuggets had a baseline flush on Motiejūnas that was flat out disrespectful. Barton took flight...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Will Barton gets the best of Trevor Ariza (twice)

Nuggets guard Will Barton has a picture framed and sitting on the dresser in his bedroom. (You can see a picture of it in this month’s Mile High Sports Magazine.) It’s from his first start in the NBA. In that game, Barton went up for a one-handed dunk and was stuffed at the rim by a then-much younger Kobe Bryant. Barton will remember that moment forever, as it helped shape the...
Via Mile High Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Barton earns technical for throwing Trevor Ariza's shoe (Video)

Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton earned a technical foul during Monday night's game against Houston for tossing Trevor Ariza's shoe out of bounds. Ariza lost his shoe while diving on the floor for a defensive rebound. Before Ariza had a chance to regroup, Barton came by, picked up the shoe and tossed it aside. Ariza was not happy with Barton's unsportsmanlike conduct, and the...
Via Holdout Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets stick to losing script, fall apart in second half to Orlando Magic

  If one second-half collapse is a topic of conversation and two third quarter no-shows is a legitimate concern, what’s happening to the Denver Nuggets after halftime is now a glaring conundrum. Denver scored just 27 points in the second half and just 11 points in the fourth quarter on their way to a 85-74 loss at the hands of the visiting Orlando Magic. “Basketball is a game...
Via BSN Denver
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Barton: The Sixth Man The NBA Has Been Waiting For

"I'm usually pretty honest when I do these slideshows," writes Rant Sports' Chipper Murphy. "I had no idea who Will Barton was before I started researching this." Most casual NBA fans likely find themselves in a similar position to Mr. Murphy. In fact, a good number of people may have looked at this article's featured image and thought, "Wow, that picture of James Harden is completely out...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets look to make it two in a row against the lowsy Sixers

  The Denver Nuggets are coming off one of their best wins of the season after beating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 in Toronto on the second night of a road back-to-back. They’ll have the chance to make it two in a row in a battle against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday morning. Winning the game in Philadelphia would give the Nuggets only their second winning streak of the...
Via BSN Denver
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets fight off resilient Raptors, end eight-game losing streak

  The Nuggets brought a mentality and aggressiveness we haven’t seen often this year to Toronto tonight as they hoped to end a season long eight-game losing streak. It was something that was evident in the first half, and Denver did just enough to hold of the Raptors and come out of tonight’s contest victorious 106-105. In the opening two quarters you could see signs this was...
Via BSN Denver
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets snap 8-game losing streak, beat Raptors 106-105

TORONTO (AP) Will Barton came off the bench to score 22 points and Danilo Gallinari added another 21 as the Denver Nuggets stopped an eight-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 Thursday night. Denver avoided its first nine-game losing streak since the 2002-03 season, when it dropped 14 in a row. Joffrey Lauvergne had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets snap 8-game losing streak by edging Raptors 106-105

TORONTO (AP) Will Barton came off the bench to score 22 points and Danilo Gallinari added another 21 as the Denver Nuggets stopped an eight-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Raptors 106-105 Thursday night. Denver avoided its first nine-game losing streak since the 2002-03 season, when it dropped 14 in a row. Joffrey Lauvergne had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns catch fire from three, erase lead, drop Nuggets in convincing fashion

  The Phoenix Suns came into Denver on a snowy Friday night and literally set the Pepsi Center nets on fire. Brandon Knight, who shook off a sprained ankle in the first half scored a career high 38 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out 6 assists and converted on 6-10 three pointers, while Eric Bledsoe poured in 22 points and Phoenix used a second-half three point shooting barrage...
Via BSN Denver
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

What To Make of the Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets were supposed to be a young team with some questions defensively that wasn’t going to do much this season. However, at 6-5 and currently in seventh in the West, the question must be asked, what are we supposed to make of this Denver team? Can they make a bigger dent in the West than most expected? Denver’s start to the season is no doubt surprising. With...
Via The Lottery Mafia
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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