HoopsHype Columns

How to fix JR Smith's game

Knicks guard JR Smith is extremely skilled, so why is he so inefficient? Skills development coach David Nurse has answers and solutions.

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How to fix Roy Hibbert's post game

Pacers center Roy Hibbert has the potential to become the top big man in the game. But as of now, he's an overrated player with an offensive game that needs a makeover, says skills trainer David Nurse.

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Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is the biggest threat to a three-peat by the Heat, according to Charley Rosen.

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How to fix Ricky Rubio's shot

Wolves guard Ricky Rubio is a historically bad shooter. David Nurse says he could write a book documenting all the flaws in his jumper. But even for him, there's hope.

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Rod Benson, who plays pro basketball in South Korea, writes about Dennis Rodman, who plays exhibition games for his friend Kim Jong-un in North Korea.

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Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings

Author Peter Richmond has written a new Phil Jackson biography. Exclusive to HoopsHype readers, here's the chapter devoted to Zen Master's record 72-10 season with the Chicago Bulls.

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How to fix Kyrie Irving's shot

Cavs guard Kyrie Irving has good work ethic and great basketball IQ, but he's a worse shooter than people think, says David Nurse.

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Are the Blazers for real?

The Trail Blazers are much better than expected. So much that they could contend for the championship?

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How to fix Brandon Jennings' shot

Brandon Jennings is hurting his career by taking plenty of low-percentage shots and going for style over substance. Shooting coach David Nurse has words of advice for him.

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How to fix John Wall's shot

A flawed jump shot has prevented Wizards guard John Wall from becoming a real star in the NBA. Shooting coach David Nurse has some advice for him.

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How good is Paul George?

The Indiana Pacers need Paul George to play like a superstar to beat the Heat. But is he one?

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Is Derrick Rose still in bloom?

An early look at the new Derrick Rose by Charley Rosen.

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The Top 25 players in the NBA

Eddie Johnson puts together his new list with familiar faces at the top and Kobe Bryant moving down in the ranking.

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Not impressed with my birthday

HoopsHype blogger extraordinaire Rod Benson turned 29 last week. But there was no celebration.

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Big names that will disappoint you

Charley Rosen lists seven players who face enormous pressure to succeed and will fail.

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