Monday, December 30, 2013

Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan Sick Warmup Dunks

Blake Griffin throws down an off the backboard under legs dunk and then DEandre comes in with a reverse 360 under the legs dunk in warmups.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Evan Turner 360 dunk

Evan Turner does a sick 360 dunk at the end of the game to rub in the Lakers loss.  The Lakers weren't happy and Turner apologized to them after and Swaggy P (Nick Young) wasn't having it.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ronnie Price big dunk

The point guard Ronnie Price throws down a big left hand dunk vs the Pistons.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk on Nets

Giannis runs around the defense and throws down a dunk on the Nets.  One of the hardest last names to spell and pronounce.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Isaiah Thomas spin and assist to Quincy Acy

Thomas drives and spins to throw an over the shoulder pass to Acy for the angry jam.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Michael Carter Williams Poster Dunk

MCW with a huge dunk on the Bucks.  He is the leading ROY candidate so far and is just returning from injury.

Andre Drummond Big Windmill

Drummond threw down a huge windmill all alone.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Miles Plumlee dunk on Duncan

Miles Plumlee catches the pass from Dragic and throws down a huge one hand dunk over Tim Duncan in the Sun's first loss after winning 5 straight.

Lebron Slo Mo Dunk on David West

Lebron freezes Scola and goes right around him and dunks on David West for the and 1 in the Heat's comeback win vs the Pacers.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Lebron Huge Alley Oop Dunk that Didn't Count

Lebron rose up with his head at the rim then had an argument with the ref then came back down to the court. *3 angles*

Friday, December 13, 2013

James Harden dunk vs Warriors

James Harden throws down a huge signature Harden left handed side cocked dunk on Speights as he races the clock at the end of the 1st.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ray McCallum first NBA basket

Ray McCallum scored his first NBA basket Monday vs the Mavs.  He looks like a good young player and could be the Kings primary backup PG in the future of this season.  The only thing is that in what I saw from him in the summer league is he is another score first PG but still going to be a solid King.

Derrick Williams career high 31 pts highlights

Derrick Williams had a career high 31 points Monday vs the Mavs on 12 of 16 shooting with 3 three pointers.  He also had 2 alley oop dunks as he added to his already impressive highlight tape as a King.  It will be interesting to see the lineups and rotations when Rudy Gay plays Wednesday, Williams and Gay can play both forward spots.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Carmelo spin and alley oop dunk

Carmelo spins off and catches the lob from K Mart.  The Knicks blew out the Nets as both these teams are still trying to get on track.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gerald Wallace big one handed dunk

Wallace takes off from the dashed half circle and throws down one handed.  What is the probability they trade Wallace before the deadline?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Ben Mclemore 2 big dunks vs the Clippers and Williams big alley oops

Mclemore and Derrick Williams had some high flying dunks and look to be a good young duo.  They had multiple passes on the fastbreak to each other and had some good chemistry.  Mclemore also had an alley oop from Williams and Williams had some other dunks too.
Ben Mclemore dunks on Darren Collison as Derrick Williams runs the break.
Ben Mclemore had this reverse dunk on the fastbreak steal ealier.
Derrick Williams had an incredible one hand alley oop that didn't count because of a foul a second before.
However Williams gets the alley oop on the next play! Incredible!
This time Mclemore leads the break and Williams gets his first points as a King!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Marcus Thornton Potential Trades

The Kings just moved their starting small forward Mbah a Moute for a young promising player in Derrick Williams and have made it no secret they are trying to move more players in an effort to get younger and better.  Thornton is sure to be moved by the deadline if not sooner as he has gotten multiple DNPs the last games after starting the first couple games.  Thornton current deal is 8 million per year for 2 years.

Grizzlies Recieve: Marcus Thornnton
Kings Recieve: Tayshaun Prince, Jamaal Franklin, 1st round pick

The Grizz are in a win now situation and need a scorer on the wing and Thornton would definitely give them that as he is capable of putting up 18 a night.  Prince hasn't been a scoring threat all year averaging 7 a game but the Kings need a player to play 20-22 minutes for them at SF with Mbah a Moute gone and Williams to play small and power forward (i think he is more of a power forward).  Also, the Grizz need to get his 7 million for 2 year contract off their team if they are going to give up their first round pick.  The kings also get Franklin who fell to the second round but I think he was a first round talent who could blossom into a starting small forward or 6th man who can defend and score.  The Grizzlies first round pick will fall around 15-19 which is nice in this deep draft.

Pacers Receive: Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson
Kings Receive: Danny Granger

If the Kings really want to give up on this season they could get Granger who is very injury prone but has a one year 14 million contract that would give the Kings plenty of cap space to work with this summer.  Granger will only play a handful of games this season so this trade would be all about getting cap space.  The Kings give up Thornton and Thompson's bad contract (4 years 5.6 a year) but the Pacers get a bench scorer in Thornton which they don't have.  Thompson could help them as a backup energy guy at power forward.

Nuggets Receive: Marcus Thornton, Travis Outlaw, Grevis Vasquez
Kings Receive: Wilson Chandler, Andre Miller, Darrel Arthur

The Nuggets get a scorer they need to compete in the West in Thornton and get a pass first point guard to backup Lawson and Outlaw to play Small forward until Gallinari gets back (which is why Chandler is expendable to them.)  The Nuggets second leading scorer averages 11 points a game so they need a scorer. Chandler would be the small forward the kings are looking for as he makes threes, defends, and doesn't need the ball in his hands to be effective.  Miller has 2 years left at 5 mill a year and Arthur is an energy player who probably won't see much time.   This could pave way for IT to start and give Jimmer or Ray Mac more of a chance to play.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Paul George Windmill

Paul  George gets the steal and then throws down a huge windmill dunk.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gerald Green with 2 dunks in top 5 plays of the night

Gerald Green throws down a sick 2 handed dunk and then a windmill off a nice pass from Dragic at plays 1 and 2.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Rajon Rondo Potential Trades

With the Celtics in rebuilding mode the team is looking to tank this year most likely to get a top draft pick.  The team is said to be shopping Rondo and could look for young pieces as well as salary cap space.

New York Knicks get: Rondo, Gerald Wallace, Courtney Lee
Celtics get: Amare Stoudemire, Imaan Shumpert, Raymond Felton 1st round pick

They said they don't mind taking on Amare's huge deal if they can get rid or Wallace and the Celtics also get a nice young player in Shumpert.  The first pick could be top 15 also this year if the Knicks can't figure out their early season woes.  The Knicks get an all star point guard in Rondo to help them try to become a contender in the next couple of seasons.

Dallas Mavericks get: Rondo, Courtney Lee
Celtics get: Jose Calderon, Vince Carter, and Shawn Marion, 1st round pick

The Celtics get 2 expiring contracts in Marion and Carter for a total of 12.5 million and a bad contract in Calderon (6.7 mil for 4 yrs).  The Celtics can then get rid of one of their bad contacts in Lee (5.5 mil for 3 yrs).  Calderon is eligible to traded December 15th.

Houston Rockets get: Rondo
Celtics get: Omer Asik, Terrance Jones, Patrick Beverly, 1st round pick

The Celtics get a good big man in Asik who only has 2 years on his deal left, and 2 nice young players in Jones who is the Rockets starting power forward currently and Beverly both for very cheap. The Rockets get the point guard they need to make them contenders and give up a 1st round pick probably in the 22-27 range.

Sacramento Kings get: Rondo, Jordan Crawford, Brandon Bass, and Marshon Brooks.
Celtics get: Marcus Thornton, Isaiah Thomas, Patrick Patterson, Jimmer Fredette, and Chuck Hayes

This is a massive 4 for 5 person trade that would really shake up both rosters which the teams don't mind doing.  The Celtics get expiring contracts in Jimmer, Isaiah and Patterson and Hayes who has 2 years left as well as a good NBA scorer in Thornton who has 2 yaers left too.  Isaiah is also a nice young piece they could resign, hes averaging 18 ppg this year so far.  The Kings get one of the top NBA point guards in Rondo as well as two guards who have potential and Bass is a solid PF.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Monta Ellis Dunk vs Rockets

Monta Ellis runs through the lane and throws down a big one handed dunk vs the Rockets in the Mavericks comeback win led by Ellis and Nowitzki.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Omer Asik Trade Scenarios

It's been no secret Asik has been wanting a trade as soon as the Rockets signed Dwight Howard and last week he requested a trade.  The Rockets are exploring trades and will move him before the deadline if not much earlier.

Miami Heat Receive: Omer Asik, Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin
Houston Receives: Chris Bosh, Rashard Lewis

Miami gets a huge improvement in rebounding which they are in big time need of and Houston gets a third player to form a big 3 in Bosh (from Houston) who can stretch the floor.  Chandler Parsons is a nice young piece who could be the Heat's sixth man and Lin who would provide a good spark off the bench or could be the starter over Chalmers.
New Orleans Recieves: Omer Asik, 2nd round pick 2014
Houston Recieves: Ryan Anderson

Probably the most talked about trade and the salaries match perfectly. The Pelicans have had a slow start and might want to mix their team up.  Jason Smith has not really got it done as a Center who shoots jumpers outside mostly and averages 5 rebounds per game in 28 minutes.  The Rockets receive Anderson to stretch the floor for Harden to drive and Howard to work down low and Anderson had career numbers when playing with Howard in Orlando.

New York Knicks Recieve: Omer Asik, Motiejunas, Patrick Beverly
Houston Receives: Andrea Bargnani, Raymond Felton, 2nd round pick 2014

The Knicks need a Center to play defense and rebound while Chandler is out for 4-6 more weeks if they are trying to compete this year.  Asik gives them that and Houston gets an upgrade at point guard and a stretch player like Anderson or Bosh in Bargnani.  Iman Shumpert could also be included in this trade but I think it would be more likely that Houston targets Bargnani as the main piece.

Top 10 dunks of the week

The top 10 dunks of the week highlighted by Gerald Green and a couple of posters.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chandler Parsons Drive and Dunk vs Knicks

Chandler Parsons fakes and then drives the lane to throw down a huge one handed dunk vs the Knicks.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

LeBron James SICK Alley-Oop Dunk November 12

Lebron with a HUGE one handed alley oop dunk from Chalmers no look over the head pass.  

Xavier Henry's AMAZING Flying Dunk

Xavier Henry with without a doubt the best poster dunk of the year!  It topped the former best poster dunk yesterday by JJ Hickson 

JJ Hickson Huge Dunk Over Marvin Williams

JJ Hickson takes a nice bounce pass from Lawson in the middle of the lane and throws it down two handed over Marvin Williams.  Perhaps one of the biggest posters so far this season.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dunk of the Night - Pachulia to Henson for the Flying Stuff | November 9...

John Henson throws it down on the Mavs with his left hand.  Henson and Pachulia have seen more playing time lately than Larry Sanders and now Sanders has missed some games due to injury.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Javale Mcgee One Handed Alley Oop

Javale McGee catches the lob with one hand and throws it down in the Nuggets first win of the season.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Iguodala Flies High

Steph Curry throws an alley oop from beyond halfcourt to Iggy who throws it down for 2 of his 27 first half points.  He finished the game with 32 as the Warriors blew out the Sixers on Monday night.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Anthony Davis alley oop

Anthony DAvis catches the high lob from Roberts and flies in with one hand to throw it down.  The new look Pelicans have a blooming star in Davis as he tries to have a breakout season.
Gif courtesy of SBnation

Xavier Henry Emphatic Dunk

Xavier Henry had a career high 22 points today and threw down this emphatic dunk on the fastbreak!  He looks like he is poised to play some key minutes with Kobe out as he can play the 2 and the 3 position.  He had a much better game than Nick Young who went 3-10 and if Henry keeps it up he should be inserted into the starting lineup.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jordan Hill's Wicked Spin and Emphatic Dunk on Gobert

Hill big spin and dunk. The Lakers are going to need good production from Hill this season off the bench and for him to stay healthy.  He showed glimpses last year but this year he needs to put it all together and play around 22 minutes a night.  His first 3 preseason games were rough as he only scored 4 total points and 14 rebs in 43 minutes but his last 2 games he had a combined 20 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes.  As the primary backup PF/C he will need to average around 10 pts and 7 rebs for the Lakers to be successful.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Top 10 Dunks of the 2014 NBA Preseason

The top 10 dunks of the preseason are highlighted by Deandre Jordan but I think Taj Gibson's dunk should have cracked the top 10 and Gerald Green's inbounds alley oop was better or equal to the one he has in here.

DeMarcus Cousins' Ferocious Slam | Kings vs Clippers

Cousin's with an angry dunk on the Clippers last night.  Of course Espn didn't show this in the highlights but shoed Deandre Jordan's multiple dunks and no Kings highlights even though they won.  The future looks bright in Sacramento however!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dwight Howard's Opening Dunk | Rockets vs Spurs

Dwight Howard gets the first 2 points of this preseason game against the Spurs with a big one handed throw down off the pass from Harden.  Are the Rockets title contenders?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Drummond Powerful Alley Dunk

Andre Drummond catches the lob from Bynum and punches it down!  Drummond is expected by many to have a breakout year in his sophomore campaign and he looks like he will after a strong summer league and preseason so far.  Drummond can be a 15 point 12 rebound 3 block player in this league and is one of, or the most athletic center in the NBA with Deandre Jordan maybe topping him in athleticism. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Landry Fields Alley oop vs Knicks

The former Knick Landry Fields rises up for the two hand alley oop and shows he can elevate way above the rim.  Landry got a huge contract from the Raptors after co starring with Jeremy Lin in New York for a year but he has not lived up to the hype.  Last season for the Raptors he averaged under 5 points per game and under 15% from three point range while playing just 20 mins a game.  It will be tough for him to gain more minutes this year with the emergence of T Ross, and with Demar and Gay in the starting wing spots.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Reggie Jackson Finishes With Authority

Reggie Jackson shows his athleticism as he finishes with the dunk and the foul.  Jackson showed he could play with Westbrook out in the playoffs he was a decent fill in.  He kind of reminds me of a lesser version of Westbrook meaning that he is an athletic, scoring point guard who likes to shoot a lot.  We will see how OKC does while Jackson is starting in place of Westbrook to start the season.

Ben McLemore's Strong Throw Down

Ben Mclemore gets ahead of the break and throws down a two handed dunk.
Mclemore is known for his knockdown three point shot but is also very athletic.  He looks like he is one of the fastest two guards in the NBA and has one of the highest verticals.  The 20 year old rookie scored 23 points this game and he looks to be the Kings starter and rookie of the year this season.  Marcus Thorton was used primarily as the sixth man last year and should fit there again this year.

Thomas Robinson's Amazing Putback Dunk

Thomas Robinson's putback dunk on his former Sacramento Kings team.  Robinson was drafted 5th by the Kings last year and then traded to the Rockets midway through his rookie year along with Garcia for Patrick Patterson and Toney Douglas.  Robinson saw limited minutes in Houston and then was shipped to Portland for two second round picks and two rights to foreign players.  Robinson is currently fighting for a starting spot in Portland but will most likely be an energy guy off the bench.

Friday, October 18, 2013

DeAndre Jordan Sick Alley Oop

Deandre Jordan catches a sick one handed alley oop from Darren Collison who then gets hit in the face with the ball after it goes through the net!  Collison's first lob to Deandre didn't quite go as planned but it was still a real nice highlight.  Deandre Jordan might be the most explosive center in the NBA.

Mo Harkless Dunks and Draws the Foul!

Mo Harkless is a second year small forward who was the 15th pick in the 2012 nba draft. He averaged 8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last year while playing 26 minutes per game.  Harkless should be Orlando's permanent starter this season after starting 59 games last season.  Look for him to average about 13 points per game and increase his 3 % from 27 to around 34 while also raising his free throw % from 57 to just under 70.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Terrence Ross Throws Down

Last years dunk champ gets out a head of everybody to throw down a nice one handed dunk tonight vs the celtics in Toronto.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

LeBron's Back-to-Back Dunks in DC!

Lebron is in midseason form already!  He looks poised to win the dunk contest after these two huge preseason dunks vs the Wizards.  The first is a sweet reverse dunk he brings down between his legs on the fastbreak and the second is an underhand scoop alley oop pass from Bosh where Lebron reaches way back with his right hand to throw down a ferocious dunk!

LeBron's Back-to-Back Dunks in DC!

Lebron is in midseason form already!  He looks poised to win the dunk contest after these two huge preseason dunks vs the Wizards.  The first is a sweet reverse dunk he brings down between his legs on the fastbreak and the second is an underhand scoop alley oop pass from Bosh where Lebron reaches way back with his right hand to throw down a ferocious dunk!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Taj Gibson Posterizes on two defenders

Taj Gibson posterizes Kevin Seraphin and Bradley Beal in the preseason game between the Bulls and Wizards.  This NBA Global game was played in Rio.

DeAndre Jordan's Fast Break Jam

The NBA Preseason.  Jordan gets a huge dunk on Enes Kanter in yesterdays preseason game.  Expect a lot more posts of dunks now that the NBA is back! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Scottie Pippen Dunk On Ewing

One of the best dunks of all time in my opinion.  First because it was two NBA icons in Pippen and Ewing and secondly because Pippen disrespected Ewing so bad by throwing down on him and then walking over him while pushing him down.  Also, the crowd had a great reaction and erupted.  Then finally Pippen goes and talks smack to Spike Lee.  This is what the NBA was about back then and was when the NBA was the shit.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kobe Bryant Returning from Injury

On this play in March of 2013 Kobe Bryant shows he still has his athleticism as he skies over Josh Smith for the huge dunk.

The big question is whether Kobe will return to this form when he returns from his torn achilles injury.  We expect Kobe back sometime around Christmas or after.  He has been rumored to be ahead of schedule.  This could be Kobe's last couple of years and many wonder if this injury hinders his play and takes his out of elite status. 

The Laker's really don't have a chance to compete this year after losing Dwight and having an old Pau and injured Kobe.  Hopefully they can find some big free agents to sign next year to make Kobe's last couple of season's competitive.

Projected Averages 2013-2014 season: 21 ppg 5 apg 4 rpg

Friday, August 16, 2013

Nikola Pekovic Signs Huge Deal

Ricky Rubio gets the steal after too many fancy dribbles from Tyreke Evans and runs the fastbreak with a beautiful between the legs pass to Nikola Pekovic for the dunk.  

Pekovic just signed a huge contract with the Timberwolves for 5 years and 60 million dollars which seems like a ton of money for a guy who does dirty work and is not really a key piece or franchise player.  Yet he did average almost 17 points and 9 rebounds last season without Kevin Love for the most part.  I don't think he will average that this season with Kevin Martin and Kevin Love scoring the most points on that team.

My expectations for Pekovic and the Timberwolves this year are them making the 7th or 8th spot in the West and Pekovic averaging 14 and 10 while starting at center.  Kevin Martin could provide the wing scoring that the Timberwolves have been missing and will see many open shots and oppurtunites from Rubio's passing.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Donte Greene Traded for Fab Melo

Donte Greene throws down a huge reverse putback dunk off of the Jimmer miss when he was with the 
Sacramento Kings.  Donte is known for his athletic ability, his height for a small forward and his goofiness. 

Donte Greene was traded today for Fab Melo to the Boston Celtics.  Donte signed last season to play with the Grizzlies in the playoffs but did not make an appearance in a game.  Maybe the Celtics will give him a chance to get a role on a rebuilding Boston team.  He certainly has talent and just struggles with inconsistency shooting and producing overall.  

He had moments and full games on the Kings where he looked like a future all star in the nba and the CEltics could be the perfect spot for him to get alot of minutes and show the league what he has to offer.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

DJ Stephens NBA Potential

DJ Stephens has great NBA potential as you can see from some of his summer league highlights with the Miami Heat.  He has a massive vertical and is so explosive and lengthy to go along with an incredible motor.  One ting that could hold him back is his sports asthma that limited is minutes somewhat at Memphis.

I believe that DJ Stephens could be the most explosive and possess the highest vertical in the NBA while the only other guy that comes close is Gerald Green and James White when he was in his prime.  What sets Stephens apart though is that he has a great impact on the defensive end and is a relentless hustler which makes up for his mediocre shooting ability.  He could become a lockdown and impact defender in the NBA for a team which is always needed. 

I think some NBA comparisons for him would be Chris Birdman Andersen but Stephens plays small forward sooting guard he has the same defensive impact and hustle.  Another could be a Tony Allen, who is more Stephen's size, but DJ is a better shot blocker.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Marcus Camby and1 dunk while with the Knicks

Marcus Camby throws down a huge and 1 dunk on the Toronto Raptors while playing for the New York Knicks.  
Marcus Camby has played for six NBA teams in his career including the Raptors, two stints with the Knicks, the Nuggets, the Clippers, the Trail Blazers, the Rockets and now he returns again to the Rockets.  His new deal this year is for one year and 1.4 million.  Camby will get time at power forward and center but the Rockets have Dwight Howard and last year's starter Omer Asik.  

Camby will bring shot blocking and rebounding as well as a mentor for Dwight Howard who has still not grown up after many years in the NBA.  He can also see time next to Dwight or Omer at power forward where the team is a little thin after trading Patrick Patterson for Thomas Robinson and then trading Robinson for draft picks.  Now they have Greg Smith who had decent success in limited minutes and Terrence Jones who is a small forward/ power forward tweener.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

McLemore Posterizing Dunk

Ben Mclemore throws down a huge dunk on a dish from fellow 2013 Kings draft pick, Ray MacCalum.  This was a big boost in confidence for Mclemore as he struggled most of the games in Las Vegas.  

In 5 games in Vegas Mclemore had two standout performances, his third and fifth game where he scored 26 and 27 respectively.  Those two games were very impressive as Mclemore hit threes and showed off his athletic ability on numerous occasions.

Mclemore had ZERO assists in five games and 30 minutes per game in Vegas which is concerning but while watching him I noticed him make some nice passes on plays where his teammates got fouled at the rim or missed/dropped an easy basket opportunity.  He also seemed to force some shots but he was told to be very aggressive and take shots and make plays where Cousins will do more of in the regular season.  It will also be a huge benefit for Mclemore to play with Grevis Vasquez who will set up threes and layups for him.

MacCalum had a standout Summer League and I believe he could be a very good guard in this league if he gets the chance which might be hard this year behind Vasquez, Isaiah Thomas, and Jimmer Freddette.  He averaged 12 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds while playing 30 minutes a game in the backcourt next to Mclemore and those two seem to have a little chemistry.

I expect Ben Mclemore to play a sixth or seventh man next year in favor of Marcus Thornton starting. I can see Mclemore averaging 13 points and 4 rebounds while shooting 40% from three point range and making the all rookie first team.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Greg Oden Two Dunks Against Chicago

Greg Oden throws down two dunks against the Bulls.

Greg Oden was the number one pick ahead of Kevin Durant in the 2007 NBA draft.  He has definitely not lived up to the hype of the number one pick as he has only appeared in 82 total games.  Over those 82 games he averaged a respectable 9.4 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, and 1.4 blocks per game all while playing only an average of 22 minutes per game.  

After not playing for two years because of three microsurgeries on his knee Greg Oden is trying to make a comeback as a fee agent.  Several teams are looking to add him including: the Heat, Spurs, Pelicans, and Kings.  The biggest question all these teams will have is his inability to stay healthy.  Oden is still only 25 so if he can stay healthy he could contribute long term.

As a member of the Heat Oden could add a rebounding ability that no one on their team currently really possesses as well as a rim protector.  Oden would come off the bench and could help them win another championship.

On the Spurs Oden would be a backup for Splitter and could eventually take his spot if he proves he can stay healthy and perform at a high level still.  He could then take over for Duncan too when he retires.

The Pelicans could be looking to add Oden and instantly start him as they do not have a good center since they traded Robin Lopez.  This might be too much pressure for Oden and we don't know if he knees could take 30 minutes a night.

In Sacramento Oden would not be needed to start instantly because of Cousins, Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, and Patrick Patterson have all been successful starters in this league.  However, he could be moved into the starting lineup and Cousins could be slid to power Forward for a huge starting 4 and 5 combo that could work out nicely.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ron Artest vicious dunk on CJ Miles

He was Ron Artest when he threw down this dunk but now Metta World Peace is looking for a new place to play after getting amnesties by the Los Angeles Lakers.  On this play Mike Bibby throws Ron the lob pass ahead and he throws it down hard on CJ Miles.  Artest played some of his best years in Sacramento where he averaged 20.5 points a game.  He even goes and high fives some fans sitting behind the hoop after this dunk.

It was rumored that Artest could be interested in going back to Sacramento as they are much in need of a small forward even after adding Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.  John Salmons is seen as the starter but Artest could come in and probably win the starting job.  He would also be a good local veteran for a young Sacramento team lacking veteran leadership. 

One other team that Metta had shown interest in is the New York Knicks because he is from there and his dad lives there.  He would definitely come off the bench in favor of Carmelo Anthony but he could be a nice fit there to provide defense and replace Chris Copeland as a backup small forward.

However, World Peace has said recently that he wants to play in China and is done with the NBA.  I will believe that when he officially signs there but until then I think he will find an NBA team for next season.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mo Williams' dunk & Mike Brown's reaction

6 foot 1 Mo Williams is not known for his ability to dunk but he shows that he can throw one down on this play where he dunks over Paul Pierce.  Apparently Mike Brown was shocked that Mo Williams could even dunk and he was left speechless laughing and stuttering in a funny interview after the game 1 win in the Eastern Conference semi finals.  Mo Williams is not even known as a superior athlete so it surprised me as well as Mike Brown that he dunked over Paul Pierce with such ferocity. 

Mo Williams has many suitors in this years free agency and he is one of the big names left on the market still.  His production fell last year with the Jazz in an injury riddled season where he average only 13 points per game and 6 assists. These numbers have been consistent over the past couple of seasons but Mo still has the capability, i believe to score 18 points per game like he did with the Cavaliers in his all star year.  Most teams see Mo as more of a scoring point guard and while he definitely looks to score first he averaged 6.2 assists per game last year which was 18th in the league.

Atlanta Hawks
The hottest rumor is that Mo Williams is going to sign with the Atlanta Hawks when Jeff Teague is signed to play with the Milwaukee Bucks.  He would be a great fit here as a mentor to the rookie Denis Schroder and Mo could serve as the starting point guard or the sixth man.  Either way Mo would be one of the top scoring threats on the Hawks team who lost Josh Smith to free agency and Joe Johnson in a trade last year with Brooklyn.  I would look to see Mo score 16 points per game and get 5 assists on this Hawks team this year.  This is his most likely landing spot in m eyes as the Hawks have plenty of money to spend and it looks as if Teague is all but gone to the Bucks.

Utah Jazz
Mo Williams said the only way he would return to the Jazz is if he was promised a starting role.  It looks as if he won't be promised that because of the rookie signing of Trey Burke who was the ninth pick and will probably be the starter.  However, Mo could be the sixth man and I think increase his scoring production from what it was last season.  If the Jazz promise him a starting role look for Mo Williams to average 15 points per game and 5 assists next season.

Dallas Mavericks
Reports have said that the Mavericks are very interested in bringing in Mo Williams but I'm not so sure anymore with the signings of Jose Calderon and Devin Harris.  Although Devin Harris sees a lot of time at shooting guard so Mo Williams could compete with Calderon for the starting job but the job might go to Calderon because of his distribution ability.  Mo Williams could be a sixth man and be one of the teams top scorers in that role.  If Monta Ellis signs elsewhere look for Mo's name to be put back into consideration with the Mavericks.  I think Mo Williams could take OJ Mayo's role on the team and score 16 points per game and dish out 4.5 assists per game.

Chicago Bulls
This is another team where Mo Williams would have to come off the bench unless Derrick Rose is still out at the beginning of the year.  He would really give the bulls another scoring option and some much needed three point shooting.  Mo could play the role that Nate Robinson played in the playoffs if Derrick Rose is not available and I think he could score 20 points per game because that offense is designed to run through the point guard.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jeff Teague Dunk

Jeff Teague throws down a huge dunk on the Rockets as he jumps from way out and gets a lot of hang time to flush it on Marcus Morris.  Unfortunately for Teague and the Hawks the basket did not count because Morris was outside the circle and drew the offensive foul on Jeff Teague.  If this counted it would have been one of the dunks of the year for sure as the 6 foot 1 point guard threw down and hung on the rim above the floor.

Teague is one of the league's emerging young point guards who had two really good seasons in a row averaging 15 points and 7 assists this year and 13 points and 5 assists last year to go along with 1 and a half steals per game both years.  This year's free agency was guard heavy and he is one of the remaining guards looking for a new contract.  As for teams that might be interested in him the Atlanta Hawks are still and the Bucks at the moment.

The Hawks lost Devin Harris in free agency to the Mavericks already and could be looking to retain Teague's service as a point guard.  The Hawks have also just drafted a point guard from Germany, Dennis Schroeder and he could be their point guard of the future.  However, the Hawks might want Teague to mentor him and give Schroeder some time to adjust to the NBA as a backup or sixth man for a couple of years before taking the reigns. 

The Milwaukee Bucks have serious interest in getting Teague.  They are up for signing him or even doing a sign and trade with Monta Ellis or Brandon Jennings.  Monta has been rumored to be interested in joining the Hawks and I think they are trying to make room for Schroeder to run the point.  Teague could be a good pickup for the Bucks who signed OJ Mayo this offseason and they could remake their backcourt this year.  The Bucks drafted Giannis Adetokunbo this year and it appears they are rebuilding and probably won't make the playoffs this year.

If the deal to the Bucks falls through look for a new team to emerge and try to sign Jeff Teague.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Between The Legs Pass To Monta Ellis For SICK DUNK

Monta Ellis gets the ball off of the amazing pass between the legs from Samuel Dalembert and dunks it with two hands on the Miami Heat.  The pass was reminiscent of a Vlade Divac pass who was one of the craftiest and best passing 7 footers to ever play in the NBA.

Monta Ellis has a tough decision to make this offseason, whether to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, or the Sacramento Kings.  All of these three teams are seen as the front runners and the teams that Ellis is seriously considering.  Ellis would probably be expecting receiving near max money as he has averaged 25 points per game in a season in this league and he is coming off of a season where he averaged almost 20 points per game where he had to share a lot of shots with his backcourt mate, Brandon Jennings.

Milwaukee Bucks:
The Bucks seem to be out of the picture now as they are probably only going to keep one of their starting guards and Brandon Jennings seems to be their priority.  However, the Bucks have a lot of money to play with and could offer Ellis a big deal and keep him around if his other suitors don't work out.  The Bucks also signed OJ Mayo this offseason so he looks like he is taking Ellis' old role on the team.

Dallas Mavericks:
This is a very likely destination after the Mavericks lost on the Dwight Howard sweepstakes it seems Mark Cuban has been dying to spend his money.  The Mavericks need another scorer after losing OJ Mayo and have really only one big scorer on the roster in Dirk Nowitzki.  Ellis would be a great fit to score points in bunches and I bet he could average 23 points per game with them next season.

Atlanta Hawks:
The Hawks also lost on the Dwight Howard sweepstakes and are looking to add a high profile scorer after trading Joe Johnson last year and losing Josh Smith to the Pistons last week.  Ellis would be a good fit here too and I think he could average 23 here also.

Sacramento Kings:
Monta Ellis to the Kings has been long rumored since the new owner Ranadive bought the team he has some tie to Ellis, probably from their time together in Golden State.  The Kings have a number of gaurds and seem to have no room for Ellis unless they move Mclemore to the small forward spot which might work if he bulks up some more.  The Kings have eyed a three year deal with Ellis and if they complete that the Kings will be seen as major players in free agencies to come as they have already signed Carl Landry to offseason and had a 58 million dollar deal on the table for a while for Andre Iguodala.  Monta Ellis' shots would be more limited with the Kings than with the Mavs and Hawks because of Thornton, Cousins, Mclemore, and Jimmer but I could still see him averaging 18-20 points per game.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Josh Smith with a powerful dunk against Pistons

Josh Smith goes coast to coast then uses a dribble move to get the hoop and dunk on his new team, the Pistons.

The Detroit Pistons just signed Josh Smith to a huge contract, 4 years 54 million dollars.  Smith has always been about the money and I bet the Pistons were the team willing to pay him the biggest amount of money.  

The roster that Smith is now joining has a very strong frontcourt with two really good and emerging young big men in Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.  Smith also probably agreed to join the Pistons because he will start at small forward which is a spot he has desired to play even though he has the size to play power forward.  He will have to work on his outside shot but his athleticism and speed is perfect to be a nightmare matchup for most small forwards in the NBA besides Lebron, KD, and Melo.  

Maybe the Pistons will now be able to make the playoffs by sneaking in the 7th or 8th spot in the East, something they haven't done since 2009 when they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers and you know who in the first round.  

To complete this roster the Pistons need to add a true point guard because Brandon Knight has proved he is a good player but more a scorer and a shooting guard.  Rodney Stuckey looked like he was going to be great but has slowed down these last couple of years and he isn't really a true point guard either.  On top of that the Pistons just lost Jose Calderon, who they traded for last season, to the Dallas Mavericks.  On top of all of that they needed to address the point guard spot in the draft this year and passed on the local kid from the University of Michigan, Trey Burke, to draft Caldwell Pope who is yet another small shooting guard.

Smith seemed like he wanted to join a contender in maybe Brooklyn, Houston, or Dallas but went for the highest contract and took the money.  There is nothing wrong with that and maybe he can turn Detroit's luck around and get them into the playoffs.

Jason Kapono to Andrew Bynum Alley Oop

Jason Kapono gives a pump fake and then lobs the ball up to Andrew Bynum who catches it with one hand and slams it down.

With the news of Dwight Howard leaving Los Angeles for the Houston Rockets there has already been talk of the Lakers bringing back Andrew Bynum.  Bynum was traded from the Lakers just last year to the Philadelphia 76ers but did not appear in a game.  The 76ers gave up Andre Iguodala in part of a four team trade to get Bynum last year.  However, when Bynum is healthy he is one of the most dominant big men in the NBA and can make plays like this ^ alley oop dunk.

Bynum has shown his disgust with the Lakers organization in the past and when he was traded so I do not see him returning there but there has been reports the Lakers are talking to him.  His return to Philadelphia is unlikely because they traded their all star point guard Jrue Holiday for the rookie center Nerlens Noel to fill Bynum's spot.  

Bynum could fit in New Orleans who is in need of a center after trading Robin Lopez in the Tyreke Evans deal but their team is already injury prone enough with Eric Gordon who only played in a handful of games last season.

Another good fit could be in Dallas where they have a ton of money that they want to spend and they missed out on the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.  They also have a need for the center position and Bynum could be seen as a good backup plan to Dwight Howard.

Wherever Andrew Bynum goes this offseason let's just hope he stays healthy and can help a team win games.  Also let's hope he finds a hairstyle that looks somewhat normal.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Kobe Bryant to Dwight Howard

The Dwight Howard saga is finally over as Dwight says he will join the Rockets and not return to the Los Angles Lakers.  This came o\after Howard reportedly kept changing his mind despite him saying he wasn't.

This dunk is one of Dwight Howard's as a member of the Lakers from future hall of famer Kobe Bryant against his new team, the Houston Rockets.  The nice dish from Bryant will be the last we see from Kobe to Howard expect maybe in an all star game.

Dwight Howard brings experience to the young Rockets team as a 7 time all star and 3 time defensive player of the year.  It will be interesting to see what the Rockets do to accomodate Howard on their roster now that they have Dwight locked up.  Omer Asik is not too happy about this signing and could be moved possibly to the Hornets who need a center after losing Lopez and might give back a Ryan Anderson or another combination of players.

Dwight Howard hopes that this young roster and himself can get the Rockets back to the playoffs and possibly be one of the top teams in the West and contend for a Championship.  Vegas has already changed the Rockets odds from 25-1 to 10-1 to win the championship with the news of the Dwight Howard singing.

Andre Iguodala 3 nice dunks

Andre Iguodala has three nice dunks against the New York Knicks on some nice passes from Evan Turner. 

Iguodala is the newest Golden State Warrior and just signed a 4 year 48 million dollar contract to become the Warriors swingman.  Iguodala lost to Golden State in last years playoffs when he was on the Denver Nuggets.

Known as one of the leagues premiere perimeter defenders Iguodala can instantly uprgrade the Warriors defensively and matches their uptempo fastbreak style of play.  Iguodala also has a three point shot that is above average and insane athleticism.

The Warriors will be looking to make the playoffs again next year and have another run hopefully leading to them getting a championship   I am sure Golden State is not done making moves this offseason and could be in line for another big acquisition. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Porter's Put-back

Otto Porter runs the length of the floor to follow this missed layup with a two hand dunk.  

He was recently selected with the third pick in the NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.  Porter hopes to make an instant impact and start at small forward for the Wizards next year.  He is seen as the most pro ready prospect in the 2013 draft and his skills are seen to translate to this level.

The Wizards came on strong at the end of the season last year when John Wall finally returned to the lineup after an awful start to the season.  Hopefully Otto Porter can enter the lineup and help the Wizards continue that success to get them back into the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Victor Oladipo - 360 Dunk vs Illinois

The newest member of the Orlando Magic gets the ball on the wide open breakaway and throws down a 360!
Victor Oladipo was the second pick in the 2013 draft and looks to become the MAgic's new shooting guard.  This could mean they are looking to trade more aggressively Aaron Afflalo who was already made available.  The Magic have looked into trading Afflalo for Eric Bledsoe who they are high on and now it looks like they need to to make room for Oladipo.
Oladipo was named College Basketball Player of the year by Sporting News Men's and National Co Defensive Player of the Year and was a First Team All American while at Indiana University.
His athleticism and fearlessness gave him comparisons to Dwayne Wade who also struggled with his shot coming out of college.  Oladipo, however, is known more for his defensive stopping ability and relentless energy on both ends of the ball.
The Magic look like they have a good building block to rebuild their team in Oladipo.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Anthony Bennett Monster Dunk vs. UNC

The newest Cleveland Cavalier and number 1 pick dunks against North Carolina.  Anthony Bennet is a beast at 6'8'' 250 pounds and can be a physical force inside and outside for the Cavs.  Many have compared him to the legend Larry Johnson who threw down huge dunks and had a similar body type.  

Critics have questioned whether or not Anthony Bennet is a power forward or a small forward and for the start of his career he will be playing mostly small forward probably.  This is because of Tristan Thompson becoming a solid starter at power forward last year.  There is also question if Bennet will even start for the Cavs starting out of the gate which is rare for a number one pick.  

Cleveland fans and NBA enthusiasts were all shocked by the selection of Bennet at number one.  Let's hope that they are wrong and he plays at an all star level.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cousins Dunks on Danny Green

Demarcus Cousins steals the ball and runs the floor to finish with a slam dunk.
DeMarcus Amir Cousins (born August 13, 1990) is an American professional basketball center with the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Corey Brewer Dunk of the Year Entry over Fisher

Corey Brewer gets way up to dunk over Derek Fisher.
Corey Wayne Brewer (born March 5, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Florida, where he starred on the Florida Gators teams that won back-to-back NCAA national championships in 2006 and 2007.[1] He was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA tournament.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Tracy Mcgrady alley oop dunk and two hand windmill vs the raptors at The Palace.
Tracy Lamar McGrady, Jr. (born May 24, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a seven-time NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, and a two-time NBA scoring champion (2003–2004).
McGrady entered the NBA straight from high school after being selected in the 1997 NBA Draft with the ninth overall pick in the first round by the Toronto Raptors. He played in the NBA for the Raptors, Orlando MagicHouston RocketsNew York KnicksDetroit Pistons, and Atlanta Hawks. He then played for the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Associationbefore signing with San Antonio. McGrady was ranked #75 on SLAM Magazine's "Top 75 Players of All-Time" in 2003.[1]McGrady's style of play has been compared to that of George Gervin.

Carmelo Anthony dunk on Joel Anthony Heat-Knicks Game 2 2012

Carmelo Anthony gets the pass from Mike Bibby and then elevates over Joel Anthony for the big dunk!
Carmelo Kyam Anthony (born May 29, 1984), nicknamed "Melo", is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy, Anthony attended Syracuse University for college where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003. He earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award and was named the Most Valuable Player of NCAA East Regional. After one season at Syracuse University, Anthony left college to enter the 2003 NBA Draft, where he was selected as the third pick by the Nuggets. He was traded to the Knicks several days prior to the 2011 trade deadline.
Since entering the NBA, Anthony has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He was named to the All-Rookie team, to the All-Star team six times and to the All-NBA team six times. Anthony led the Nuggets to two division titles and to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010. In 2009, he helped the Nuggets advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1985. As a member of the USA National Team, Anthony won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. On August 2, 2012, Carmelo Anthony broke the United States men's Olympic team's record for most points in a single game when he scored 37 points against Nigeria.[

Monday, June 24, 2013

Josh Smith posterizes Serge Ibaka

Josh Smith throws the hammer down on Serge Ibaka for the and 1!
Josh Smith (born December 5, 1985 in College ParkGeorgia) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Josh is one of five children born to Paulette and Pete Smith. His siblings are Walter, Phebe, Kasola and Shanti. His popular nickname is "J-Smoove".[1]
Smith attended John McEachern High School. For his senior year, Smith transferred to Oak Hill Academy. As a player for Oak Hill's basketball team, he first earned his reputation as a consummate shot-blocker, which he would maintain in the NBA. He played alongside future NBA players Randolph Morris and Dwight Howard on the highly regarded Atlanta Celtics AAU team in the summer of 2003.[

Hail, hail, Blake Griffin - first NBA game, two sweet dunks

Blake Griffin's first two dunks in his first NBA game ever.
Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Griffin had a renowned high school career at Oklahoma Christian School, winning state titles each of his four years under his father, Tommy Griffin, who was the head coach. He played college basketball for the University of Oklahoma Sooners and received numerous accolades in his second year, including the Naismith College Player of the YearOscar Robertson Trophy and the John Wooden Award.[1]
Griffin left college after two seasons to enter the 2009 NBA Draft; he was selected first overall by the Clippers. In his first season, he broke his left kneecap during the final pre-season game, had surgery, and missed the entire 2009–10 season. He made his NBA debut as a rookie the following season, in which he was selected as an All-Star, won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2011, Sports Illustrated called him one of the NBA's 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time.