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Dan Favale

Lakers Rumors: Josh Smith to Lakers for Pau Gasol Makes No Sense

Lakers Rumors: Josh Smith to Lakers for Pau Gasol Makes No Sense

Neither Pau Gasol or Josh Smith is having a career year, and neither the Los Angeles Lakers nor Atlanta Hawks should agree to trade one for the other. There was plenty of chatter surrounding the two last year, when Smith had requested out of Atlanta and Los Angeles had been shopping Gasol, so it was [...]

November 19, 2012 Anklesnap Blogs, Dan Favale 2

Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks Are Poster-Team for NBA Perfection

Carmelo Anthony and NY Knicks Are Poster-Team for NBA Perfection

There’s an age old adage that dictates defense wins championships. For the New York Knicks, though, it’s been perseverance that will allow them to contend for a title. New York is the NBA’s only undefeated team at the moment, a feat few could have fathomed for this Knicks squad that is not only the oldest [...]

November 16, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

Oklahoma City Thunder Must Keep Kevin Martin Involved

Oklahoma City Thunder Must Keep Kevin Martin Involved

Much has been made of the Oklahoma City Thunder and their struggles since James Harden’s departure. Without Harden, the Thunder seem surprisingly thin. Both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant continue to attempt and adapt to their new roles in the post-Harden era, and have suffered as a result. Most notably, though, Oklahoma City is just [...]

November 16, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Rudy Gay and Memphis Grizzlies Are Legitimate NBA Powerhouse

Rudy Gay and Memphis Grizzlies Are Legitimate NBA Powerhouse

The Memphis Grizzlies are good. Like really good. Like torch the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder good. After losing to the Los Angeles Clippers on opening night, the Grizzles have won six straight games, establishing themselves as one of the NBA’s most formidable powerhouses in the process. Four of those games were won by [...]

November 15, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Kenyon Martin Perfect Fit for Miami Heat

Kenyon Martin Perfect Fit for Miami Heat

I’ve never been much of an advocate for Kenyon Martin, but with the Miami Heat playing the way they are, I’m all for him taking his aging talents to South Beach. And according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinal, Martin himself is more than amenable to such a marriage: For what it’s worth, [...]

November 15, 2012 dfavale Dan Favale 0

LeBron James and Miami Heat Do Not Need to Hit Panic Button

LeBron James and Miami Heat Do Not Need to Hit Panic Button

LeBron James and the Miami Heat are not off to the best of starts this NBA season. Not only have the Heat lost two games already, but they’ve been blown out in those losses. They also had two wins against the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets that could have easily been losses. And during this [...]

November 14, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 1

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio-less Timberwolves Are Real Deal

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio-less Timberwolves Are Real Deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves are winning. Like really winning. Without Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio, and despite injuries to Brandon Roy, Nikola Pekovic, J.J. Barea and Chase Budinger, they find themselves nearly atop the Northwest Division, just behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. And just to clarify, no, you’re not dreaming. Somehow, in the face of not [...]

November 13, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

J.R. Smith of NY Knicks for NBA Sixth Man of the Year?

J.R. Smith of NY Knicks for NBA Sixth Man of the Year?

Let’s get one thing straight: It’s still incredibly early in the NBA season. Now, let’s get another thing straight: J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks is already a legitimate candidate for the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award. No seriously, I’m not kidding. Smith has improved by leaps and bounds heading into this [...]

November 13, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

NBA Rumors: Kobe and Lakers Will Be Fine With Mike D’Antoni

NBA Rumors: Kobe and Lakers Will Be Fine With Mike D’Antoni

Let’s cave to peer pressure and talk about the Los Angeles Lakers. And Mike D’Antoni. And Kobe Bryant. And what this team has the ability to do. In nothing short of a staggering twist of events, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reported that the Lakers had spurned Phil Jackson in favor of D’Antoni. [...]

November 13, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0

DeMarcus Cousins of Sacramento Kings and the Idiocy of the NBA

DeMarcus Cousins of Sacramento Kings and the Idiocy of the NBA

DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings has been suspended by the NBA and I, as a result, find myself angry. Not angry at the historically volatile center, but at the league, at the Association itself. According to our own Allen Moll of THD, the big man was suspended by the league after confronting San Antonio [...]

November 12, 2012 dfavale Blogs, Dan Favale 0