Is Utah Jazz Forward Derrick Favors Ready to Bounce Back?

Have you ever tried playing basketball on one leg? Derrick Favors says he did that for the entire 2016-17 season. Explaining why a player posted the worst numbers of his career can sometimes be difficult and convoluted. Layers unfold concerning a new team environment, offensive system, role or personal situation. Sometimes that layer is simply …

Hardwood Knocks – Episode 75 – NBA Offseason Winners and Losers and Holy Moly the OKC Thunder

iTunes | BlogTalkRadio | Stitcher | Google Play (coming soon) Guess what? No, seriously, guess. Hurry up. You’re taking too long. Screw it, we’ll just tell you: The NBA offseason is old enough for us to—wait for it—pass judgement from the comfort of our lavish (read: regular) recording studios (read: respective living rooms)! In the latest edition of …

The Highest Peaks Reached by NBA Power Forwards in the Modern Era

Power forwards didn’t always have to space the floor. Believe it or not, back-to-the-basket moves once reigned supreme. Just over a decade ago, while Dirk Nowitzki was coming into his own, beasts such as Elton Brand and a young Kevin Garnett ruled the hardwood. Before that, Karl Malone and Shawn Kemp claimed positional supremacy. Earlier …