Monthly Archives: May 2012

Kevin Martin and flopping

Speaking recently on ESPN’s NBA Today podcast about how basketball’s physicality is devolving throughout the league, Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute identified Kevin Martin as one of the league’s finest floppers: “A lot of guys, their whole game is flopping offensively, and they’re very efficient at it,” he said. “[Martin] is one of the best floppers. Offensively he [...]

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The second round begins

I took my last final on Wednesday and have been in Georgia visiting my parents since Thursday.  I’ve been wanting to write and have even sat down to do it on numerous occasions, but nothing comes.  Those of you who write regularly might be able to relate: when doing it habitually, whatever one is thinking [...]

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Jordan Hill and the power of opportunity

The NBA is a league driven by opportunity. To arrive is one thing, but without a motor constantly pushing you to get better, a well-established niche, and coaches who believe you’re good enough not to get them fired, finding a way to stay for the long haul can be just as challenging. If you’re a marginal [...]

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Roy Hibbert, anyone?

One of the biggest issues keeping the Houston Rockets from making a joy run into the playoffs these last few years has been their lack of consistent interior defense. With Sam Dalembert and Luis Scola taking a majority of the team’s minutes at center last season (Marcus Camby only filled in for 5% of playing [...]

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Goran Dragic vs. Kyle Lowry: Surveying the field

Much was made late in the year of the Portland Trail Blazers’ alleged interest in Goran Dragic.  For more insight, I reached out to Ben Golliver, contributor to’s Eye on Basketball NBA Blog and author of Blazersedge. Huq: Can you confirm the rumblings that Portland will make Goran Dragic their top priority this summer? [...]

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