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LeBron James on 60 Minutes

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MISSED IT.

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NBA Draft Profile:
Brandon Jennings, Virtus Roma

It’s been almost a year since Brandon Jennings decided to forgo his college career and play professionally in Europe. After playing his high school ball at the famous Oak Hill Academy and becoming the #1 recruit in the class of 2008, Brandon committed to the University of Arizona. Unfortunately, he was never able to qualify academically and thus decided that the best way to continue his development, was to take his game abroad. He signed with Virtus Roma and played relatively sparingly. Brandon averaged a pedestrian 7.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in just under 20 minutes per game in the Euroleague. How has his decision to play in Europe affected his stock in the 2009 draft?

It hasn’t !!! Brandon is blessed with such elite level talent it’s scary. He can penetrate the lane anytime he wants, using a combination of superb speed, and phenomenal handles. Jennings is as good a dribbler as anyone who’s come into the draft in the last 10 years. He has a dynamic first step, can shoot the mid range jump shot, and has enough range to make the NBA three pointer. This combination of skills makes it likely Brandon will become an excellent pick and roll player at the next level. Athletically, Brandon has it all. Speed, Hops, and long arms. His defense needs work, and his game needs to be corralled a tad bit, as Brandon is susceptible to being turnover prone. Nonetheless, Jennings will be a lottery pick and likely one of the first three point guards off the board in the 2009 NBA Draft.

NBA Comparison- Jason Williams (back when he played for Sacramento)

Posted 3 days, 17 hours ago at 7:38 AM.

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Inside The Mind of Blake Griffin

Posted 5 days, 11 hours ago at 1:52 PM.

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NBA MOCK DRAFT 2.0

• NBA team needs HAVE NOT been taken into consideration
• Early Entries and Withdraws will be implemented in Mock Draft 3.0

Updated March 25, 2009

1. Sacramento Kings – Blake Griffin, Oklahoma (SF/PF) Sophmore
2. Washington Wizards- Hasheem Thabeet, Uconn (C) Junior
3. L.A. Clippers- James Harden, Arizona St. (SG) Junior
4. Memphis Grizzlies- Jordan Hill, Arizona (PF) Junior
5. Oklahoma City Thunder- Brandon Jennings, Lottomatica Roma (PG)
6. Minnesota Timberwolves- Earl Clark, Louisville (SF) Junior
7. Golden St. Warriors- Willie Warren, Oklahoma (SG) Freshman
8. Toronto Raptors- Tyreke Evans- Memphis (PG/SG) Freshman
9. Indiana Pacers- Gerald Henderson, Duke (SG/SF) Junior
10. New Jersey Nets- Eric Maynor, VCU (PG) Senior
11. New York Knicks- Ty Lawson, UNC (PG) Junior
12. Charlotte Bobcats- Demar DeRozen, USC (SG) Freshman
13. Chicago Bulls- BJ Mullens, Ohio State (C) Freshman
14. Phoenix Suns- Jonny Flynn, Syracuse (PG) Sophmore
15. Milwaukee Bucks- Greg Monroe, Georgetown (PF/C) Freshman
16. Philadelphia 76ers- Stephen Curry, Davidson (PG/SG) Junior
17. Detroit Pistons- Sam Young, Pittsburgh (SF) Senior
18. Minnesota Timberwolves- Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (SF)
19. Atlanta Hawks- Damion James, Texas (SF)
20. Dallas Mavericks- Jeff Teague,Wake Forest (PG/SG) Sophmore
21. Utah Jazz- Kyle Singler, Duke (SF) Sophmore
22. New Orleans Hornets- Patrick Patterson, Kentucky (PF) Sophmore
23. Portland Trailblazers- Jrue Holiday, UCLA (SG) Freshman
24. Chicago Bulls- Darren Collison, UCLA (PG) Senior
25. Sacremento Kings- Tyler Hansborogh, UNC (PF) Senior
26. Oklahoma City Thunder- Craig Brackins, Iowa State (PF) Sophmore
27. Orlando Magic- Dejuan Blair, Pittsburgh (PF) Sophmore
28. Minnesota Timberwolves- Omri Casspi, Israel (SF)
29. L.A. Lakers- Terrance Williams, Louisville (SG) Senior
30. Clevland Cavaliers- Chase Buddinger, Arizona (SG/SF) Junior

Posted 5 days, 14 hours ago at 10:58 AM.

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SHAQ DIESEL Still Has Gas In The Tank!!!

The Big Aristotle has it going like old times right now. After dropping 45 on the Raptors (shot 20-25), the greatest player these eyes have ever seen was at it again last night. Shaq Foo went 13-18 for 33 points, as HIS suns beat Kobe and the Lakers 118-111.

“It’s What I do” O’Neal said. “I’ve been doing it since 1992. If you don’t believe it, google me.”

I hope everyone who wrote Shaq off over the last two years is man enough to admit it and apologize. I have believed that the key to winning games is to give that man the ball. NO MATTER WHAT TEAM HE’S PLAYING FOR. The guy knows how to win. He’s got the rings and track record to prove it. With Amare going down, Shaq is obviously going to get more touches. I think this Suns team has a chance to make the playoffs, and give someone (dare I even say two someones) a serious run for their money. Get on Shaq’s back Pheonix. He can certainly carry the load.

Nolan Shulman
nolan@flagrantfouls.com

For anyone who missed it over All-Star weekend, or for those of who who just want to see it again, here is his performance during the announcement of the Western Conference All-Star Team.

Posted 4 weeks ago at 10:32 AM.

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Is Jeff Green about to Explode with
Durant Sidelined?

Its been reported on multiple news sites that Kevin Durant is expected to miss up to one month with his grade 2 ankle sprain. In his absence the Thunder will be leaning on Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green. Let’s look at the impact this will have for fantasy owners who have Green. In the game Durant went down Green had 28 points and 12 rebounds. He took 20 shots and connected on 9 of them. The next time out, against Memphis, Green had 27 points and 10 rebounds, but more importantly he once again hoisted up 20 Shots. This looks like it could become a trend for the next month while Durant is nursing himself back to health. If you can trade for him quickly, you might still be able to swindle someone to make a deal that’s lower than his newly established market value. If you already own him, than get ready to enjoy the ride.

Nolan Shulman

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago at 9:58 AM.

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NBA MOCK DRAFT 1.0

  • NBA team need HAVE NOT been taken into consideration

Updated February 27, 2009

  1. 1. Sacramento Kings – Blake Griffin, Oklahoma (SF/PF) Sophmore
  2. 2. Washington Wizards- Hasheem Thabeet, Uconn (C) Junior
  3. 3. L.A. Clippers- James Harden, Arizona St. (SG) Junior
  4. 4. Oklahoma City Thunder- Brandon Jennings, Lottomatica Roma (PG) Freshman
  5. 5. Memphis Grizzlies- Greg Monroe, Georgetown (PF/C) Freshman
  6. 6. Minnesota Timberwolves- Jordan Hill, Arizona (PF) Junior
  7. 7. Golden St. Warriors- Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (SF) Freshman
  8. 8. Toronto Raptors- Stephen Curry, Davidson (PG/SG) Junior
  9. 9. Charlotte Bobcats- Gerald Henderson, Duke (SG/SF) Junior
  10. 10. Indiana Pacers- BJ Mullens, Ohio State (C) Freshman
  11. 11. New York Knicks- Earl Clark, Louisville (SF) Junior
  12. 12. New Jersey Nets- Patrick Patterson, Kentucky (PF) Sophmore
  13. 13. Chicago Bulls- Jeff Teague- Wake Forest (PG/SG)
  14. 14. Phoenix Suns- Demar DeRozen, USC (SG) Freshman
  15. 15. Milwaukee Bucks- Willie Warren, Oklahoma (SG) Freshman
  16. 16. Philadelphia 76ers- Damion James, Texas (SF)
  17. 17. Detroit Pistons- Tyreke Evans- Memphis (PG/SG) Freshman
  18. 18. Minnesota Timberwolves- Eric Maynor, VCU (PG) Senior
  19. 19. Atlanta Hawks- Ty Lawson, UNC (PG) Junior
  20. 20. Utah Jazz- Dejuan Blair, Pittsburgh (PF) Sophmore
  21. 21. New Orleans Hornets- Craig Brackins, Iowa State (PF)
  22. 22. Dallas Mavericks- Evan Turner, Ohio State (SG)
  23. 23. Sacremento Kings- Sam Young, Pittsburgh (SF)
  24. 24. Portland Trailblazers- Chase Buddinger, Arizona (SG/SF) Junior
  25. 25. Chicago Bulls- Darren Collison, UCLA (PG) Senior
  26. 26. Oklahoma City Thunder- Tyler Hansborogh, UNC (PF)
  27. 27. Orlando Magic- Jonny Flynn, Syracuse (PG) Sophmore
  28. 28. Minnesota Timberwolves- Omri Casspi, Israel (SF)
  29. 29. Clevland Cavaliers- Tyler Smith, Tennessee (SF)
  30. 30. L.A. Lakers- Kyle Singler, Duke (SF)

NOLAN SHULMAN

Posted 1 month ago at 11:38 AM.

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