HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #23 Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is the truth, an automatic shooter with an uncanny amount of big time buckets. His trademark shot was virtually undefendable. There is no comparison for Nowitzki, despite what your favourite draft analyst has tried to sell you, each, and every draft the past decade. Nowitzki released that ball high off his back-foot, while fading, and yes he was a legitimate seven footer. Nowitzki’s accomplishments are sometimes lost in the shuffle of a great …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #32 Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd was a special player, the type of leader that didn’t grace the court often. He hustled, he was vocal, he contributed in all facets of the game. Kidd’s narrative ended with a Championship, unlike Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing, and others on this list. Kidd was also fortunate to be a real contributor to his Championship squad unlike Gary Payton. But, before he won in Dallas Kidd was a perennial MVP candidate …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #37 Steve Nash

  Captain Canada is the pride of a nation, he is also one of only 11 players to win multiple NBA MVP awards. Whether you believe he deserved them or not, Steve Nash has two, yes two MVP awards on his mantle. Nash is also a member of the illustrious 50-40-90 club, contributing four separate seasons to the club, Nash currently stands in as club president. A killer shooter, with previously unheard of efficiency, Nash …

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Q & A Of The Day: Mavs Moneyball’s Kirk Henderson

The time is now. With all 82 games wrapped up, the matchups are set for the 16 teams left standing to begin their march towards the 2015 Larry O’Brien trophy. Teams like the 67-15 Warriors and the surging Cavs are widely thought of as solid contenders, while squads like the young Celtics and scrappy Pelicans are likely warm-ups for 1 seeds in both conferences. Then there’s the Dallas Mavericks.  From champs in 2011 to missing …

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Late Rotations: 5 January 2015

Welcome to my “Late Rotations”.  Just some nuggets on a few of last night’s games, from the downward spirals of the Cavaliers and the Kings to the surging Suns and the balanced Bucks, we look at happenings around the NBA last night and what they mean. Dallas Mavericks 109, Cavaliers 90 The new-look Mavs ran roughshod over the reeling Cavs on Sunday. Dallas has ripped off 5 straight wins and has won 6 of 8 in …

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