Derrick Williams was the clear No. 2 pick in the last NBA draft because he can score. He’s athletic and scouts saw him as a guy who could almost immediately get you some buckets at the NBA level.
This is why. This is some video of Williams at the Elite 24 Midnight Run with Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans and some top high school players on hand. That, my friends, is how you finish over people, even high schoolers. (hat tip to Hoopsmixtape.com)
But we also pass along this note from Chris Palmer of ESPN on twitter from that event: “Derrick Williams has been finishing all night. But as of right now won’t be able to create shots against NBA defenses…. Williams HAS to work on his ballhandling and identifying good shots.”
Stephen Curry gets fouled, hits crazy rainbow circus shot vs. Jazz (VIDEO)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is a wizard when it comes to shots you don’t think can ever reach the iron. Each time he does something like this, he surprises you even though you should be used to it by now.
But I’m not. The Utah Jazz aren’t. Heck, maybe even Steph isn’t used to it by now.
As Curry was driving down the left side of the floor on Thursday, Shelvin Mack got out of position and wound up trailing the Warriors star. With Curry rounding the pick, Mack reached and earned a foul.
Thinking quickly, Curry then hoisted up a rainbow of a shot that gently kissed the net on the way down.
Curry would go on to make the free throw for the 3-point play.
Watch Karl-Anthony Towns blow by two defenders, posterize Jonas Valanciunas
Pau Gasol spent two seasons at the United Center with the Chicago Bulls, so it made sense that when he returned as a member of the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, he would know his way around. In fact, Gasol knows the bowels of Chicago’s home arena so well that he wound up walking toward the wrong locker room as a force of habit.
During the NBA on TNT’s coverage of the game, reporter Allie LaForce showed cameras following Gasol after he said hello to some folks in the tunnel.
Unfortunately, Gasol walked about 15 feet before realizing he was heading to the wrong side.
Damian Lillard had the No. 1 hip-hop album on iTunes. Milwaukee Bucks fans still think he needed to get taken down a peg, so on Wednesday during a game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Bucks, fans in Milwaukee had a message for Lillard.
If you can’t quite make out what Bucks fans are saying, it was pretty simple: “Sound-Cloud rap-per!”
Lillard famously began his rapping career as an NBA player by releasing songs on SoundCloud — a mostly-free online audio hosting site — but he’s now graduated to a big release with professional production and guest spots by industry legends like Lil’ Wayne, Juvenile, and Jamie Foxx. His debut full-length album came out in October and is called “The Letter O”.