Detroit Pistons trade Brooklyn Nets for C DeAndre Jordan, future picks

According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets are trading C DeAndre Jordan, four future-second round picks, and $5.78 million to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya. Woj notes that the Pistons plan to work through a buyout on two years, $20 million owed to Jordan. The Nets … Read more

Flashback: DeAndre Jordan absolutely humiliates Brandon Knight

The Detroit Pistons re-acquired Brandon Knight as part of a deal that sent Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pistons fans will remember Knight for his rather uneventful time already spent in the Motor City, but one play in particular will immediately come to the forefront of not only Pistons fans but basketball fans as … Read more

Andre Drummond & DeAndre Jordan combined to miss 36 free throws last night

Different time zones, same problem. Mere hours after Andre Drummond finished off a 4-18 performance from the free throw line in a 116-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan doubled down on the charity stripe futility against the Portland Trail Blazers. Jordan connected on just 2 of his … Read more

NBA’s “Hack-a-Shaq” strategy: fair or foul?

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Sports at every level, whether it be college or professional, are always open to changing rules, and for numerous reasons: improving player safety, benefiting the league as whole, or even drawing in more and newer fans by making the game more exciting. Predictably, professional sports leagues have received a flurry of positive and negative feedback from their fans over the years when it comes to their rule changes.

Today, we begin the first of a 5-part series on some of the most controversial and attention-drawing rules & strategies in the major professional sports, including the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and PGA. First up is the NBA and its unwritten defensive strategy most notably dubbed as the Hack-a-Shaq.

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