Tag Archives: Joe Johnson

Podcast: Buyouts Swaying the Playoff Race

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The fantasy basketball regular season is already in its final week, but there are plenty of players available to make your team into a contender. Several big name players have changed teams — via a contract buy out after the NBA trade deadline — and their increased roles on a new roster provide an unexpected benefit to fantasy basketball owners. After struggling …

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Fantasy Focus: The Nightly Double-Double

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Quietly perched atop the league leaders for double-doubles all season has been Orlando center Nikola Vucevic. Once again his production has been enough for the Magic to justify its decision to ship off Dwight Howard three years ago. Philadelphia decided to toss in Vucevic to complete the four team deal, taking back Andrew Bynum, a center Orlando refused to take. 

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Johnson Lifts Nets into Second Round

The difference Sunday afternoon wasn’t the inexperience of the Raptors, the $31 million disparity in payroll or even the entire country of Canada pulling for one team. Brooklyn advanced simply because the Raptors didn’t have an answer for Joe Johnson. 

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Nets Emerging as True Contenders

When both teams struggled to make critical free throws down the stretch, Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson calmly stepped the line and buried to shots to clinch a 102-98 victory over the Raptors. His free throws snapped a series tie and thwarted a furious comeback attempt. 

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2014 Three-Point Shootout Preview

Stephen Curry has already shot his way into the record books. During his rookie campaign, he connected 166 times from 3-point range, the most ever from a player in his debut season. Damian Lillard broke that record last year, but Curry has since etched his name elsewhere in league history.

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Golden State on a Tear, Hayward Fulfilling Potential

The holidays are officially over and there isn’t much news to thank the basketball gods over aside from a good batch of highlights. The injury train continues to roll full steam ahead affecting what has been an unpredictable season to say the least. The holiday games of Christmas Day weren’t the big highlight games we hoped for and the usual …

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Slow Start Haunting the Nets

Nets fans may be interested to know if their team’s away jersey’s are black due to a generous coating of premium grade molasses. Maybe the court side ticket holders can provide insight on the teams odor. The stench of refined sugar cane and grapes would be noticeable.

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Brooklyn Pushing to Win Now

Mikhail Prokhorov is doing all he can to deliver on a promise he made after purchasing the Nets. Following a 12 win season, Prokhorov purchased the team and promised the first title in franchise history would come within five years. 

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Nets Land Joe Johnson in Trade

Brooklyn struck first in the summer of 2012. Instead of continuing their pursuit of Orlando center Dwight Howard, the Nets shifted their focus to upgrading their back court. Desperately seeking an upgrade to its roster, Brooklyn began its overhaul by dealing for shooting guard Joe Johnson, a six-time All-Star.

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Hawks Move Past Orlando in Standings

With so few All-Star caliber centers in the league, the loss of Al Horford was supposed to devastate Atlanta. Instead, with only 10 games remaining, the Hawks are just 2.5 games behind Indiana for the third best record in the Eastern Conference. 

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