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The top 5 free throw shooters in the NBA today
Saturday , Jan , 12 , 2013 Matt Formica

The top 5 free throw shooters in the NBA today

The following article profiles the top five free throw shooters in the NBA today.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Free throw shooting is a crucial aspect of the game and is often the difference between winning and losing.

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Saturday , Dec , 04 , 2010 J.N.

2010-2011 Top 10 Fantasy Shooting Guards pt.1

Have you ever been offered a trade where it wasn’t remotely close? I hate that. Then you counter making it closer, but they end up expanding the trade or resort back to the original offer. They claim that they want to “get the most” out of a certain player’s stats. That is bull. The name of the game is to get more and rip people off crippling their team. It’s pathetic that a lot of fantasy guys think that way.  Be reasonable with the trade offer. Be flexible. Stick with the numbers. Also, do not trade offers linger. Let them know somewhere that you need more time to think.

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Wednesday , Sep , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Rockets offering Kevin Martin to Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony

A team executive tells The New York Times that the Houston Rockets are aggressively pursuing Carmelo Anthony with an offer centered around Kevin Martin and at least one of the draft picks acquired in a trade with the New York Knicks last season.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Finally, the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes are getting interesting.

The Houston Rockets recently offered Kevin Martin to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Anthony. Martin is young, talented, and capable. A year ago, he was the face of the rebuilding Sacramento Kings.

The Nuggets have a choice: do they take the Rockets’ offer and cut ties with Anthony or hold out for more compensation?

Chances are, they’ll wait. First year executive Masai Ujiri bought the organization time by initially refusing to move Anthony. He won’t cave now. A deal will likely come right before training camp or during the season.

Something has to happen before the trade deadline. The Nuggets can’t let Anthony hit free agency because the club gets nothing back when he signs elsewhere.

So the offers for Anthony are heating up. The Nuggets will still take their time, though.

--Oly Sandor.

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Wednesday , Aug , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Yao Ming missing World Championship to heal for Houston Rockets?

No chance at all he (Yao Ming) puts on a uniform at the Worlds. He’s coming off the injury. He’s slowly getting back into his individual workouts. He won’t be cleared by then. (Robert Donewald, Chinese national team coach) 

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call:
China’s loss is the Houston Rockets’ gain.

Yao Ming will not suit up for China at the upcoming FIBA World Championship in Turkey because the 7-6 pivot is still recovering from a foot injury which forced him to miss the entire 2010 season.

For China, the loss is obvious. They were manhandled on the low block in an 82-60 loss against an upstart and scrappy Canadian team at the Jack Donahue International Classic in Vancouver, BC.

Bigger, muscular posts will have their way with the slighter Chinese bigs in Turkey.

What`s bad for China is good for Houston. The Rockets re-signed their key free agents this off-season, and are looking forward to a full training camp with scorer Kevin Martin, who was acquired at the trade deadline from the Sacramento Kings.

So Yao is skipping the intense two-week World Championship to try to return for the NBA season.

This is wise. Former Toronto Raptor Jorge Garbajosa compromised his NBA career by going against GM Bryan Colangelo’s wishes and playing for Spain at the European Championship before his ankle had fully healed.

Of course, the stakes are higher for Houston than Toronto. Garbajosa was a useful glue-guy; Yao is an elite center.

Come to think of it, the stakes are high for Yao, too. The perennial All-Star has said he’ll retire if his foot doesn’t heal.

Perhaps, China’s loss is Houston and Yao’s gain.

--Oly Sandor.

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