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KnickerBlogger: I’m sure anyone that only goes by per game stats thinks that Eddy Curry had the best season of his career. Early in the year, the mainstream media was quick to catch on to Curry’s 11 straight game of 20+ points. In 2007, Curry had career per game highs in points, rebounds, free throws, and possibly hugs of Jamal Crawford. (Am I the only one that notices that Curry does this?) However closer analysis of Curry’s season shows little improvement. Comparing his last 3 seasons by per-minute numbers, Curry’s 2007 isn’t much different from his career averages. Surprisingly Curry …continue reading
I love sport lists. Get 10 NBA fans together and ask them who the 10 best NBA players of all time are, and you’re likely to get 10 different lists. Even getting a consensus on the best NBA player of all time proves to be difficult. Many will point to Russell’s rings, and just as many will claim Wilt was a man among boys. Some might say Jordan was clutch, while others might argue the “Big O” was the most versatile. Lists tend to reveal a lot about the person making the list. You may have Russell at the top …continue reading
This year at the CourtsideTimes.Net we’ve been concentrating on the news content, as opposed to original articles. That’s because typically a statistical piece takes longer to write than your average article, and most of the people involved in CTN have their own blogs/lives to worry about. Nonetheless this week we’re having a bevvy of articles. Gabe Farkas weighs in on the effect the new ball had on the league, while Kevin Pelton looks at how a midseason coaching swap has changed the Memphis Grizzlies. If that’s not enough to tickle your number lovin’ noggin, then later on in the week …continue reading
‘Fa shizzle my nizzle used to dribble down in SE-A’
Back in April, the second annual KnickerBlogger NBA Playoff Brackets Contest began. Expanding on 8 participants from the year before, 15 pundits from assorted walks of life decided to roll up their sleeves and dared to predict the future. With San Antonio taking the series in 7, the final results are in, and we are proud to present them to you today. In last place was Jeff from CelticsBlog.com. Jeff went with his heart and selected Boston which hurt him greatly when Indiana took them in 7. Of course this just goes to prove that heart doesn’t exist, and in …continue reading
My writing this week hasn’t been shedding Isiah Thomas’ latest move in a positive light. However one day after the draft would be a foolish time to continue to rain on the Knicks. Just one day after the draft Channing Frye is a future All Star, Nate Robinson is the backup PG that is better than half the starters in the league, and David Lee is going walk right in & fill Kurt Thomas’ shoes. In fact despite railing on the deal just a few days ago, I was pretty excited when I heard that the Kurt Thomas trade was …continue reading