Age: 25 Height: 6-4 Weight: 214 lbs School: Oklahoma
There's a lot going on in the NBA on a nightly basis, so much so that coming out of the All-Star break, we wanted to shed light on some of the smaller things that seem to go unnoticed. After all, NBA storylines go far beyond playoff races and MVP debates. In the first edition of this column, we'
Before Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo flashed the Super-Man logo on his chest and stuck his entire forearm in the basket after jumping over a 7-foot Shaquille O'Neal in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, former Sooners Trae Young and Buddy Hield showed out Saturday night in the NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte
Three years ago, Joe Harris got waived. Harris posted a 26-point final round, topping Stephen Curry's 24 and Buddy Hield's 19, to win the middle event of All-Star Saturday Night. “I think you look at the makeup of our Brooklyn Nets team, and it's a lot of guys that were sort of cast off and had a second opportunity,” said Harris, who washed out with the Cavaliers then got sent to the Magic in a trade-and-waive.
Seventh to shoot with just the top three advancing to the championship round, Green needed to post a big number to continue in the contest after Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings and Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets scored 26 and 25 points, respectively. With that pressure in the back of his mind, Green came out firin'. He didn't go perfect in any of the first four racks, but was able to nail each of the four “money balls” (worth two points instead of one) that left his hands.
Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings takes on the second round of the MTN Dew Three-Point Contest.