Author: Bryan Thompson

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Five advanced player statistics you probably didn’t know

                            *All the statistical evidence belongs to hoopdata.com. I’ve gathered tons of data, and I must say, there are some truly undervalued players in this league that don’t get the credit they deserve. This list is mainly for the...

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Hoops-Nation Power Rankings: Week 2

As week three of the NBA season ensues here’s Hoops-Nation’s top tier teams as of right now.         1. New York Knicks (4-0)- Carmelo and the New York Knicks are out to prove the critics wrong with their feisty, new rejuvenated squad. Their defense has been efficient...

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Roy Hibbert’s “Gangnam Style” Dance Going Viral On YouTube

Pacers star Center Roy Hibbert was spotted at Circle Centre mall Sunday afternoon performing his rendition of PSY’s famous choreographic “Gangnam Style” dance with a couple members of his Area.55 fan club.   By Tuesday night, Hibbert got as many as 70,000 views on YouTube, and has become an internet sensation.   “I...

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Serge Ibaka signs a long-term extension with Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the league’s reigning league leading shot blocker Serge Ibaka have agreed to a 4-year deal with $40 million guaranteed. Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder had a break-out season, posting career high numbers in almost every category. Ibaka and the young Oklahoma City Thunder advanced...

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Top 50 players of 2012 #41 Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is the very first Golden State Warrior to appear on the countdown and is also the second point guard to get a spot on the list.         2012 Stats: 14.7 points per game 5.3 assists per game 1.5 steals per game .490 FG%    ...

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Top 50 players of 2012 #42 Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio is the first point guard to appear on the top 50 list and also the very first Minnesota Timber-Wolve. Rubio gave the T-Wolves an added spark in the 2012 NBA season and solidified their much needed point guard that the T-Wolves have been searching for years and years....

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LeBron shines for USA, gets past Lithuania 99-94 in pool play

In the fourth pool play game for the United States, Lithuania came in contact with USA’s narrow lead they carried throughout the first three quarters of the game, nevertheless, LeBron and team USA had something to prove going into the fourth quarter. LeBron James led the charge in the last eight...

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Top 50 players of 2012 #43 Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap wasn’t the most appealing forward to watch in 2012, however the man sacrificed every rebound, every steal, and every second on defense that resulted to lure the Utah Jazz to the playoffs the first time in the post Deron Williams era.   2012 Statistics: 16.6 points per game...

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Top 50 players of 2012 #44 Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews or formerly known as “Wes” was a crucial element to the Trail Blazer’s offense and defense last season but while his stat sheet didn’t shine in 2012, Wes was the main option for the Blazers while LaMarcus Aldridge was out with an injury. Wesley is also the first...

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Wolves to sign free agent Center Greg Stiemsma

According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston, the Minnesota Timber-wolves and Restricted free agent Center Greg Stiemsma have come to an agreement.     Contract details have not yet been disclosed. “The Wolves expect to get restricted free agent center Greg Stiemsma,” writes Darren Wolfson of 1500 AM Twin Cities.  ...

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Top 50 players of 2012 #45: Manu Ginóbili

David “Manu” Ginóbili is the second 6th man to appear on the countdown and the 1st of 3 Spurs to appear on the list. Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs almost reached the promise-land last season, losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Conference finals after being up in the series...

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Top 50 players of 2012 #47 Nenê

  Nene Hilario of the Washington Wizards had a satisfying season with both the Denver Nuggets and the Washington Wizards; statistically putting up his 3rd best season of his career despite playing only 39 games in 2012.   2012 stats: 14.5 points per game 1.2 blocks per game 7.0 rebounds per game...

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Hornets interested in Ryan Hollins

The New Orleans Hornets are scouting for a free agent Center and Ryan Hollins appears to be their target, a source tells SI.com.   The Hornets are reportedly looking for another big man on the market and Ryan Hollins can possibly fill in that void they are looking for.   The...