You’re kidding me. That shot didn’t just work.
Okay, it did. There was 0.2 seconds left on the shot clock as Utah tried to inbound the ball in the second quarter against Oklahoma City. With that much time on the clock the only legal way to get off a shot is a tip, so most teams run some kind of play trying to free up a big near the rim and throw a lob.
But Utah has Trevor Booker. He can work miracles. Apparently. He hits a tip shot from waist high off a bounce pass with his back to the basket from eight feet away.
That may be the shot of the year.
The Thunder went on to win the game 99-94.
Chris Bosh can be funny. Especially as a meter maid.
He teamed up a while back with the people at Funny or Die — you know, the place Blake Griffin interned — to make a fake movie preview called Tall Justice.
Well, like any good movie, there’s a sequel. Good stuff from Bosh.
Hat tip to That NBA Lottery Pick.
And in case you missed out on the original “Tall Justice”…
Danny Ainge is wheeling and dealing.
In the wake of sending Brandan Wright to Phoenix, it appears the Celtics are about to finalize a deal that sends Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies, reports Adrain Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Marc Stein of ESPN confirmed this.
This is going to be for Tayshaun Prince (owed $7.7 million this season on an expiring deal) and a future first round pick. (That has been the buzz around the league for a while, anyway.)
For the Celtics, it’s about going all in on the rebuild.
For Memphis, it’s about going all in for this year. Which they should do.
The Grizzlies are one of the teams in the mix in the West as potential contenders but what they needed was an upgrade on the wing and someone who can knock down threes. Green is athletic as they come and is a career 34 percent form three (although that is down to 30.5 percent this year, something that might improve with the better looks on a better team). Green fits their needs.
If you’re about to put in the comments, “they should have just kept Rudy Gay” you need to go back to basketball class. Gay demanded and took a much higher percentage of the shots and offense in Memphis than Green will (the offense was too Gay centered before). The Grizzlies offense now will continue to flow through MVP candidate Marc Gasol first and then to guys like Zach Randolph, Mike Conley and Green. If he accepts his role Green is a big upgrade for the Grizzlies.
Green doesn’t really help their defense, which for the past month has been Memphis’ real issue. But if that end comes around they remain right in the mix.