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Breakdown: Portland Trail Blazers ‘Thumb Up’ Play


The Houston Rockets are set to host the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs this Sunday. They may want to scout one of Portland’s more successful plays recently… Play run on 4/16 vs Clippers – 4:07 left in 2nd qtr (Head coach Terry Stotts calls THUMP UP)   -PG...
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Scouting Report: Indiana Pacers defense vs San Antonio Spurs


 Scouting: Indiana Pacers Defense Opponent: San Antonio Spurs (3/31/14)  Matchups: Hill – Parker Stephenson – Green George – Leonard West – Duncan * Hibbert – Splitter   *Pacers began w/ cross-match, then switched Hibbert onto Duncan midway thru 1st                     Strategy- vs PnR: go over screens w/ PF-C containing until G can recover vs off-ball...
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Scouting Report: San Antonio Spurs 1st quarter vs Miami Heat


Date: 3/6/14 Scouting: San Antonio Spurs – 1st quarter offense Opponent: Miami Heat Lineups:  Parker, Green, Leonard, Diaw, Duncan  –  Chalmers, Wade, Battier, James, Bosh Score: 37-22. Spurs put on offensive clinic in halfcourt, scoring 22 pts in paint (equaling Heat total).   Qtr Summary: 23 total possessions (17 scores, including 8 of 10...
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Podcast: KNEZ talks State of ‘diluted’ NBA


Lebron scores 61, prompting Dominique Wilkins (at age 54) to claim he could have scored 40 against such weak defense. Jerry West and Charles Barkley both chime in to say that the NBA is at its weakest point of quality ever. Lastly, Adam Silver says age limit should be raised to help combat this...
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Scouting Report: Joakim Noah vs Brooklyn Nets


Date: 3/3/14             Opponent: Brooklyn Nets (LOSS: 96-80) Scouted: Joakim Noah – Chicago Bulls Final stats: 10 pts (5/8), 6 rebs, 1 assts (although I had him for 2), 2 stls, 6 TOs  {-13 diff, BEST of starters} Previous game stats: 13 pts (4/10), 12 rebs, 14 assts – vs Knicks (WIN) Matchup: defended by...
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NBA mishandled Jason Collins’ debut with Brooklyn Nets


From the time I turned on the NBA‘s doubleheader on Sunday to the moment that I hit snooze on NBATV, the name ‘Jason Collins‘ had been hammered into my brain with the force of fifty LeBron James dunks. It was to the point where, sadly, I now cannot wait for his ten-day contract to expire. Please, read...
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Breakdown: Rockets-Warriors chess match late


  The Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, in overtime, 102-99. While many people were enamored with the shot-making late, it was the chess match with two minutes left to play in regulation that caught my eye. For the basketball purist, it was pretty epic stuff. Patrick Beverley played...
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Podcast: ‘NBA Knez’ talks Trade Rumors & Mt. Rushmore


With the NBA trade deadline looming, I talked about which guys should be moved and which guys should can exhale…..
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Chris Kaman’s Viking Funeral

Chris Kaman’s Viking Funeral

Players were dropping like flies when the Lakers visited Cleveland this week…..
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Podcast: KNEZ talks Magic & Laker Beef


Magic Johnson is back at it again, ripping the Lakers. But somebody needs to rip HIM…..  
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NBA is Nothing But Alcohol


  In 23 years of closely following the NBA, I can’t remember alcohol having this much of a presence. Other than the Miller Genuine Draft Moment NBC used to put on in 4th quarters, I never got the sense that liquor was being rammed down our throats…not, until now. All the talk during the...
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Scouting Report: C Jusuf Nurkic


JUSUF NURKIC “Stronger than he looks” BANKABLE NBA SKILL: Size and length inside; knack for drawing contact, getting offensive rebs. SIZE FOR POSITION:  Listed: 6’11”      More Like: 6’10”         Weight: 270 lbs Age: 19 y/0       Dexterity: right-handed        Team: Cedevita (Zagreb, Croatia) BEST STYLE/FIT: Picture Chris Anderson (Heat), floating on...
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Scouting Report: SF Edo Muric


  “A poor man’s Nicholas Batum”   Steal and Dunk
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Breakdown: Warriors set blueprint for beating Heat

Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat

  For the second year in a row, the Golden State Warriors flew into South Beach and left with a victory. While the Indiana Pacers have proven to have the best chance at beating the Miami Heat, Golden State may just have an even better squad to tackle LeBron n’ Crew. It’s the same...
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Scouting Report: PF Dario Saric


  BANKABLE NBA SKILL: You can’t teach size and you can’t teach feel, and Saric has both. Legit body to play PF in NBA, yet has good ball-handling and good feet to make plays. Has an effective face-up game, though it won’t be as effective vs NBA defenses.   SIZE FOR POSITION:  Height: 6’10”     ...
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