Tag:Dorrell Wright
Posted on: July 21, 2011 2:53 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 8:55 am
 

Durant to lead Goodman League against Drew League

Posted by Royce Young

You need basketball. I need basketball. We wouldn't have it now anyway, but the prospect of not having it at all next year is a terrifying idea. That's why people have taken an odd amount of interest in players participating in exhibition games overseas.

Well, now there's going to be a pretty significant streetball exhibition and it's happening in Washington, D.C. We told you there was a possibility of this and now it's pretty much definitely happening.

The legendary Goodman League is set to take on the legendary Drew League in a showdown taking place Aug. 20. (You can watch a stream of it here.) And the rosters aren't going to disappoint.

Kevin Durant leads the Goodman and joining him will be John Wall, Ty Lawson, Gary Neal, Tyreke Evans, Michael Beasley, DeMarcus Cousins, Josh Selby, Sam Young, Donte Greene and from the And1 Tour Hugh Jones, Emmanuel Jones and Warren Jefferson.

For the Drew, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Nick Young, Dorrell Wright, Brandon Jennings, JaVale McGee, Craig Smith, Pooh Jeter, Bobby Brown (Aris BC), Marcus Williams and three more players yet to be named.

Durant, of course, has been playing in the Goodman League at Barry Farms for a long time, kind of making it his second basketball home. It's sort of the place to be for good pro-am hoops on the East Coast right now. The Drew League has become the premier pro-am league on the West Coast. So it's only natural someone organized a showdown.

With a dark summer of no official basketball because of the lockout, you should be very, very excited for this. And there’s no doubt the Goodman has a major edge here. First, it’s in D.C. Second, look at that roster. KD, Wall, Lawson, Reke and Beasley are quite the core. Harden’s been tearing up the Drew (he scored 52 there a couple of weeks ago), but the Goodman roster is way better.

I mean, who the heck is guarding Durant? Dorrell Wright certainly will get the call, but the Goodman has a ton of speed. Of course, I'm hoping to see Harden on Durant for most of the game, for obvious reasons.

You can be sure this showdown will be awesome. And you can be sure I’ll be watching. You better be, too.


Posted on: February 19, 2011 7:24 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Three-Point Contest: You better bet on Ray

Gotta go with Ray. 
Posted by Matt Moore

The three-point contest is fairly underrated.  If you're a real fan of the game, the jumpshot is about as pure as it gets (well, okay, maybe the set-shot is as pure as it gets, but that's lame). Granted, it's a bunch of dudes taking an organized shootaround with a colored ball at the end of each rack, but still. Every time you get to see Ray Allen shoot, it's an art.  Or ice cream.  Or something. 

Here are the tonight's odds for the three-point contest, courtesy of Bodog.com and Sports Radio Interviews.

Odds to win the 2011 NBA All Star Foot Locker 3 Point Contest
Ray Allen (BOS): 2/1
Paul Pierce (BOS): 3/1
Kevin Durant (OKC): 4/1
Dorell Wright (GSW): 9/2
Daniel Gibson (CLE): 5/1
James Jones (MIA): 11/2

Paul Pierce has been pretty up-front with the fact that he thinks the champ should be the favorite. But Allen is the sure-fire absolute best shooter in the game. Durant's not a bad choice here, being the reigning and current scoring champ and all. 

We'll continue to be baffled by the absence of Anthony Morrow in these contests, maybe next year the league will rectify its mistake. Until then? We're keeping our money on Jesus. If we had money. Which we don't. Because we're bloggers. 
Posted on: July 12, 2010 9:34 am
 

Shootaround: Free-agency weekend in rhyme

A lot happened over the weekend, so we want to catch you up quickly. We'll have more on each of these stories in a bit. But while you're waiting, here's a little poem for you to get caught up.

The Mavs are chasing Haslem to make them seem bigger .

While the Nets are tapping Morrow to pull the big trigger .

The Pistons and Ben Wallace wed for two more years .

While Nellie brought in DWright as the latest wing he'll bring to tears.

The Nets brought in Petro to perplex us much more .

Then they tagged Jordan Farmar after Phil showed him the door.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas misses the King .

And Matt Barnes at this point is just chasing a ring .

The Baby Bears added a stopper in Allen.

And then the Suns traded Leandro Barbosa and some trade exceptions for Hedo Turkoglu and Josh Childress, while Toronto then swapped out the trade exception they got from the Suns who got it from New York for Boris Diaw in exchange for almost nothing.

That last one doesn't rhyme because it doesn't make any sense, whatsoever.

Oh, and Jesse Jackson compared Dan Gilbert to a slave owner . You may have heard about that one already.



 
 
 
 
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