Come for the DeMarcus Cousins-Robocop photoshop; stay for Noam Schiller trying to figure out if DeMarcus Cousins in salvageable.
Kevin Love has a mohawk. Do you see what you've done, lockout? Actually, thank you. That's pretty great.
On Sactown Royalty, Tom Ziller has a breakdown of the change in shots from Tyreke Evans' rookie year to this past season. You'll notice that the attempts at the rim have gone way down while the outside jumpers have gone way up. I would imagine a big portion of this had to do with his foot problems all season long. He didn't have the same explosiveness around the rim this past season. Part of this could also be his belief that his jumper was improved, but ultimately, I think he just didn't know what to do when he had to adjust to his injury-induced physical limitations. Also, check out Sebastian Pruiti at Basketball Prospectus looking into whether or not Tyreke's poor play from last year can be fixed.
In case you were thinking about getting it done first, someone beat you to tattooing LeBron James face on your leg.
The city of Seattle may not have professional basketball anymore, but they have a lot of NBA players from the area. They returned to Seattle to play in a charity basketball game and Mark Haubner was there to take it in.
Beckley Mason on HoopSpeak breaks down the technique of going straight up defensively. "It’s almost impossible to stay in front of the big, ultra athletic wings and guards in the league today. As a result, many teams have developed complex defensive schemes designed to keep as many bodies as possible between the ball and the basket without drawing a defensive three second violation. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on rotating defenders to not only get in position to offer resistance, but then actually affect the shot. The increasing value of that role is why light footed big men with little to offer offensively like Tyson Chandler and Joel Anthony seem to be overpaid but probably aren’t."
Sean Highkin at Hardwood Paroxysm takes a look at the influence Michael Jackson had on Shaquille O'Neal and Ron Artest. This is really a fascinating breakdown of the way the other MJ transcended all genres and mediums. You'll even get to listen "2 Bad" by the Diesel and Jackson.
Scott Schroeder thinks David Kahn is making a mess of the coach hiring process for the Wolves. "This isn't to say that the others aren't worthy candidates, but it does go to show how little Kahn really believes in what he says as he tries to make everyone believe he has a plan for the current dystopia that is the Timberwolves."
It's just like fans and critics have been saying for the past few years. LeBron James really could learn a lot from Teen Wolf.
Who would be on your all-time Philadelphia 76ers Mix Tape team? The guys from Philadunkia give their teams. Personally, I'd have Iverson, Dr. J, Andrew Toney, Andre Iguodala, Charles Barkley and Darryl Dawkins all surrounding and supporting the star of the team. Yep, you guessed it. That star is Kevin Ollie.