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The Shootaround column archives.


April 16, 2011

The Shootaround: log5'ing the NBA Playoffs

by Bradford Doolittle

What do our final power rankings portend for the two months to come?

March 8, 2011

The Shootaround: Charging Bulls Hold Off Hornets

by Bradford Doolittle

It wasn't pretty, but Chicago avoided a letdown after an emotional win in Miami and edged shorthanded New Orleans.

March 7, 2011

The Shootaround: Race to Watch #5

by Bradford Doolittle

Did Sunday's Bulls-Heat game bring the MVP race into focus?

March 3, 2011

The Shootaround: Race to Watch #4

by Bradford Doolittle

Competition for the last half of the Western Conference playoff bracket is shaping up to be fierce.

March 2, 2011

The Shootaround: Race to Watch #3

by Bradford Doolittle

As usual, there is plenty of drama in determining who will be the last team to get into the postseason from the East, but does it really matter?

March 1, 2011

The Shootaround: Race to Watch #2

by Bradford Doolittle

Second in our look at the five key races in the NBA over the season's final quarter.

February 28, 2011

The Shootaround: Race to Watch #1

by Bradford Doolittle

We're almost to the fourth quarter of the NBA season and over half the league's teams are battling for something tangible. What are the keys to the crunch-time battles of the weeks ahead?

February 25, 2011

The Shootaround: The Team That Stood Pat

by Bradford Doolittle

There were a lot of transactions this week, but one team--the Bulls--has garnered some scrutiny for the move it didn't make.

February 23, 2011

The Shootaround: Deadline Week at BBP

by Bradford Doolittle

As we look back on the first night after the All-Star break, we remind you to keep checking back for the latest analysis on all the moves around the league.

February 18, 2011

The Shootaround: Will Gay's injury sink the Grizzlies?

by Bradford Doolittle

Memphis has the depth to withstand the temporary absence of high-scoring small forward Rudy Gay.

February 16, 2011

The Shootaround: Game of Extremes

by Bradford Doolittle

The best and the worst of the Heat was on display as Miami holds off the resurgent Pacers.

February 15, 2011

The Shootaround: Watch out for the Blazers

by Bradford Doolittle

Portland once again has had to overcome a rash of injuries, but Nate McMillan's team finds itself in good position and has some help on the way.

February 14, 2011

The Shootaround: Celtics Beat the Heat

by Bradford Doolittle

Boston's third win over Miami this season puts the Celtics back atop the Eastern Conference and clinches the season series against the Heatles.

February 13, 2011

The Shootaround: Bulls Headed Home Happy

by Bradford Doolittle

Derrick Rose outplayed an opposing elite point guard for the second straight game as the Bulls finish a strong road trip with a win at New Orleans.

February 12, 2011

The Shootaround: Who has been the league's most productive defensive player?

by Bradford Doolittle

A surprising name pops up on top of one of our leaderboards, prompting an investigation into measuring individual defense.

February 11, 2011

The Shootaround: Ray-Ray King of the Trey

by Bradford Doolittle

When you look at the progressive career three-point champs, you notice that Ray Allen broke a record that has been held by the same player since the late 1990s.

February 10, 2011

The Shootaround: Pacers get key win

by Bradford Doolittle

A non-call helps Indiana improve its playoff position.

February 9, 2011

The Shootaround: News, Notes, Boxes and more

by Bradford Doolittle

Though it means little in the grand scheme of things, the NBA could have rolled out a more appealing lineup for its Three-Point Contest with a simple application of some objective standards.

February 8, 2011

The Shootaround: Blazers Topple Bulls

by Bradford Doolittle

LaMarcus Aldridge goes for a career-high in Portland's win, plus news, notes, boxes and more from around the NBA.

February 7, 2011

The Shootaround: Celtics Assert Authority

by Bradford Doolittle

With their familiar starting five intact and a showdown with the Miami Heat looming, the Celtics are feeling pretty good about their status in the East. The post-trade Magic are not.

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