Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Adrian Dantley

I always like Adrian Dantley’s game. He played bigger than his height and had no problem playing with the big boys underneath the basket, yet he could take you from out side as well as post you up in close. He was well travelled and yet not respected enough for his all round game. HisContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Adrian Dantley”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Gordon Hayward

In news that will not keep Lebron James up at night, Gordon Hayward agreed to sign a deal to play for the Boston Celtics. The deal is $128 million over four years. The fact that he chose the Celtics eventually wasn’t the problem, the problem is that he took so long to get there andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Gordon Hayward”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dell Curry

Welcome to this week’s Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday. Today we are featuring two sharpshooters from the late 80’s through the 90′ s. First let’s get one thing straight…while younger generations maybe fawning over Steph Curry , his talent runs in the family , his father was noted Knick killer and sharp shooter Dell Curry. Just asContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dell Curry”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Truck Robinson

Known throughout the league as “Truck,” Leonard Robinson used his rugged body, intelligent playmaking, and sure shot to become one of the game’s best forwards in the 1970s and 1980s. Fundamentally sound in every area, he had the strength and physical attributes of a power forward along with the mobility of a small forward. HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Truck Robinson”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rickey Green

Rickey Green was selected with the 16th pick in the 1977 NBA Draft, and competed in 14 seasons, playing for the Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Boston Celtics. His highlight season was in 1982-83 with the Utah Jazz, when he averaged 14.3 points, 8.9Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rickey Green”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Thurl Bailey

Bailey attended North Carolina State University and was a leader in the Wolfpack’s miracle run to the 1983 NCAA Championship. That year, under head coach Jim Valvano, he led the Wolfpack in both scoring and rebounding. The Utah Jazz selected him as the 7th pick of the 1983 NBA Draft. Jazz management reported that heContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Thurl Bailey”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Stockton

For many of you who remember John Stockton you recall this …Stockton to Malone over and over again. They both were known to execute the pick and roll and you knew it was coming yet few teams stopped it. Stockton averaged a career double-double, with 13.1 points and 10.5 assists per game. He holds theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …John Stockton”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ron Boone

During his years at Tech High in North Omaha, Nebraska, Boone stood 6’2″ and weighed 175 pounds. After college, at Idaho State University, Boone was selected by the Dallas Chaparrals in the 1968 ABA Draft and by the Phoenix Suns in the 1968 NBA Draft. Boone opted for Dallas and the ABA. After two seasonsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ron Boone”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Pistol Pete Maravich

I have always said if Pistol Pete had played in the ABA and had the 3 point shot he would have set scoring records that would not have been broken today. yes he was that good. Ironicly it was in Maravich last season in the NBA that the NBA put in the 3 point shot.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Pistol Pete Maravich”

Iguodala California dreaming to The Warriors

The deal was supposed to be turned out be nothing but the deal that turned out to be was in the same state after all. Andre Iguodala was heavily pursued by the Sacramento Kings, and it was believed they thought they ahd a deal in place. Turns out that Iguodala was California dreaming but inContinue reading “Iguodala California dreaming to The Warriors”