Player Capsules 2012, #61-63: Dorell Wright, JaVale McGee, Kevin Martin

As our summer mainstay, Aaron's writing a 370-part series discussing almost every notable player who was -- as of last season -- getting minutes in the NBA. Intent is to get you talking, thinking, and appreciating the myriad of wonderful folks who play in our favorite sports league. Today we continue with Dorell Wright, JaVale McGee, and Kevin Martin. Continue reading

Player Capsules 2012, #58-60: Isaiah Thomas, Gilbert Arenas, Blake Griffin

As our summer mainstay, Aaron's writing a 370-part series discussing almost every notable player who was -- as of last season -- getting minutes in the NBA. Intent is to get you talking, thinking, and appreciating the myriad of wonderful folks who play in our favorite sports league. This week starts with Isaiah Thomas, Gilbert Arenas, and Blake Griffin. Continue reading

The Outlet 3.01 - Flops, Loops, Wings, and Falls

To bring our Olympic coverage up, we’re bringing our formerly retired series of daily vignettes — titled “The Outlet” — back for the Olympics. “Don’t call it a comeback.” Though, you can call it series 3, as we are in the title. Every day there's Olympic Basketball to cover, we’ll try to share two or three short vignettes from our collective of writers ruminating on the previous day’s events. Should be a fun time. Today’s Outlet covers the action from Olympic basketball, day one.

  • AUS vs BRA -- The Return of Flopsy (Alex Dewey)
  • USA vs FRA -- FRA-enheit 451 (Alex Dewey)
  • RUS vs GBR -- They Had To Use Their AK (Alex Dewey)
  • ARG vs LTH -- "We've Been Here For Years" (Alex Dewey)

Click the jump for today's thoughts. Continue reading

Player Capsules 2012, #55-57: George Hill, Carmelo Anthony, Andrew Bogut

As our summer mainstay, Aaron's writing a 370-part series discussing almost every notable player who was -- as of last season -- getting minutes in the NBA. Intent is to get you talking, thinking, and appreciating the myriad of wonderful folks who play in our favorite sports league. This week's closing salvo: George Hill, Carmelo Anthony, and Andrew Bogut. Continue reading

Player Capsules 2012, #52-54: Gustavo Ayon, Dwyane Wade, Terrence Williams

As our summer mainstay, Aaron's writing a 370-part series discussing almost every notable player who was -- as of last season -- getting minutes in the NBA. Intent is to get you talking, thinking, and appreciating the myriad of wonderful folks who play in our favorite sports league. Today's first trio: Gustavo Ayon, Dwyane Wade, and Terrence Williams. Continue reading

Player Capsules 2012, #49-51: Jon Leuer, Wesley Johnson, Linas Kleiza

As our summer mainstay, Aaron's writing a 370-part series discussing almost every notable player who was -- as of last season -- getting minutes in the NBA. Intent is to get you talking, thinking, and appreciating the myriad of wonderful folks who play in our favorite sports league. The next three: Jon Leuer, Wesley Johnson, and Linas Kleiza. Continue reading

Player Capsules 2012, #46-48: Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis, Sasha Pavlovic

As our summer mainstay, Aaron's writing a 370-part series discussing almost every notable player who was -- as of last season -- getting minutes in the NBA. Intent is to get you talking, thinking, and appreciating the myriad of wonderful folks who play in our favorite sports league. The next three: Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis, Sasha Pavlovic. Continue reading

Dispatches from Las Vegas: Almost Famous

In our first attempt at offbeat, on-location reporting, we have our valued correspondant Alex Arnon with boots-on-the-ground in Las Vegas to cover the Summer League. This is his coverage from his second day at the Las Vegas Summer League. Please see our Las Vegas introduction for more information.

In the last installment of this series, I tried to get my summer league bearings while not embarrassing myself, which, well, didn’t work out too well. That night, I made another plan – I was going to go to summer league by myself and figure out all the trappings of being a member of the press: how to get a seat on press row, how to interview players, and all that other good stuff that’d help me feel important. But, like my earlier plan, this one also failed -- not as dramatically or spectacularly, but almost immediately. I awoke Saturday morning to a text message from a good friend I hadn’t seen in awhile, simply saying “let’s go to summer league.” He’d managed to get his hands on two free tickets through someone working there and invited me to go along but since I had a press pass and didn’t need a ticket, we agreed to meet up and he’d invite another friend along which is where we’ll start the story of day 2 at the Las Vegas Summer League. Continue reading

Player Capsules 2012, #43-45: Devin Harris, Danny Granger, Ronnie Price

As our summer mainstay, Aaron's writing a 370-part series discussing almost every notable player who was -- as of last season -- getting minutes in the NBA. Intent is to get you talking, thinking, and appreciating the myriad of wonderful folks who play in our favorite sports league. Today's three: Devin Harris, Danny Granger, Ronnie Price. Continue reading

Player Capsules 2012, #40-42: Caron Butler, Mike Bibby, Raja Bell

As our summer mainstay, Aaron's writing a 370-part series discussing almost every notable player who was -- as of last season -- getting minutes in the NBA. Intent is to get you talking, thinking, and appreciating the myriad of wonderful folks who play in our favorite sports league. Except for this post. Oh lord. Let's cover Caron Butler, Mike Bibby, and Raja Bell. Continue reading