Bouncing Basketball http://www.bouncingbasketball.com Your Outdoor Basketball Playground Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:11:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 115010634 Three reasons the Warriors can win the NBA title http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/three-reasons-the-warriors-can-win-the-nba-title/ Tue, 31 May 2016 23:40:36 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=314 Long before the Golden State Warriors would dominate the 2014-15 regular season and win their way into the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers that start on Thursday, co-owner Joe Lacob wrote his goals for the coming season on a piece of paper and hid it inside his office desk. “I thought we were a...

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Long before the Golden State Warriors would dominate the 2014-15 regular season and win their way into the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers that start on Thursday, co-owner Joe Lacob wrote his goals for the coming season on a piece of paper and hid it inside his office desk.

“I thought we were a lot better than a 51-win team,” Lacob, whose team entered the playoffs with a 67-15 mark, told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday night while celebrating his team’s Western Conference Finals win over the Houston Rockets. “I didn’t write 60 (wins on the paper), but it was damn close. It was high 50s. Our goal, as I’ve said all along, was to get to the Western Conference Finals. That was our goal, to get to the Western Conference Finals. Anything beyond that, I think we exceeded our goal.”

But here’s the thing about these Warriors, who made it so clear they wanted to take their program to the next level when they swapped Mark Jackson for Steve Kerr at the head coaching spot last May after a 51-31 regular season and first-round series loss to the Los Angeles Clippers: they’re getting greedy now, and with good reason. They’re more than capable of winning the franchise’s first championship since 1975.

“I’m happy to get to the Finals,” Lacob continued. “I think it’s a great achievement, and I told all my owners in here, no matter what happens from this point forward, that’s a great achievement. But I’ve got to be honest, I think we’re the best team, and I want to win. I think every single one of us is going in there with the goal of winning this thing now.”

Here are three reasons why they can pull it off

Stephen Curry

So much for the idea that Curry couldn’t carry his team in the playoffs like James Harden did for the Houston Rockets in the regular season.

Because the reigning MVP had his minutes managed so much during the regular season – they dipped from 36.5 minutes per game in 2013-14 to 32.7 per in 2014-15 – it was only natural to wonder what would happen when he had to carry a heavier load. Not to mention one that came with all the pressure of the playoffs.

But with Curry averaging 38.1 minutes per game, only Anthony Davis has scored at a higher rate than him in the playoffs (31.5 points per game to 29.2). Of course because Davis’ New Orleans Pelicans were swept by the Warriors in the first round, there was a much smaller sample size (four games compared to Curry’s 15). Curry’s playmaking has remained a big part of his game (6.4 assists per game), but his long-range game has been historic.

He already set a new NBA record for three-pointers made in a single postseason, hitting 73 of 167 (43.7%) to far surpass Reggie Miller’s mark of 58 that was set in 22 playoffs games in 2000. Curry’s fellow Splash Brother, shooting guard Klay Thompson, is a distant second in postseason three-pointers made with 45 (on 106 attempts, for a 42.5% clip).

Curry will have his hands full on the defensive end, as his counterpart, two-time All-Star Kyrie Irving, is more than capable of taking over a game no matter how big the stage. Irving missed two of the four conference finals games against the Atlanta Hawks with left knee tendinitis, but has said he expects to be ready for Game 1. Curry will certainly be looking to be more effective than he was the last time he faced the Cavs, as they limited him to 18 points on five of 17 shooting (three of nine from three-point range), six assists, three rebounds and four turnovers in a 110-99 Cavs win in Cleveland on Feb. 26.

Defense

The Warriors haven’t been quite as sharp on the defensive end in the postseason as they were in the regular season, but it’s close. Their playoff mark of 98.9 points allowed per 100 possessions is fourth of the 16 postseason teams, and just a shade below the leader (Chicago Bulls at 98.1). Golden State led the league in defensive rating during the season with a mark of 98.2.

The bottom line: they still have big man Andrew Bogut and forward Draymond Green anchoring this stingy and versatile unit, and they still have their health. Anyone who still sees the Warriors as a finesse team simply isn’t paying attention, and there have been a number of instances in the playoffs in which they’ve had to win with defense when their offense had stalled.

The matchup against the Cavs comes at a convenient time for the Warriors in terms of style, as the Rockets ranked fourth in three-pointers attempted during the regular season (27.5 per game) and Cleveland was second (29.1). Yet the Warriors made a concerted effort to run the Rockets off the perimeter and force them to take midrange looks or attack the basket, and the strategy clearly worked. Houston attempted just 25.2 three-pointers per game during the conference finals, hitting just 33.3% (they shot 34.8% in the regular season). Which brings us to…

Roster versatility

When Thompson struggled to contain the wildly-talented Harden, the Warriors tried Harrison Barnes. When that wasn’t working to their liking, they tried Draymond Green, and then Andre Iguodala. The list of long, athletic and well-rounded players on the Warriors roster goes on…

While Golden State certainly wishes it had someone like, say, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard to try to slow down LeBron James, they have the next best thing when it comes to taking the collective approach. This was all part of the design when the Warriors went to work putting this roster in place, and it doesn’t stop there.

Reserve point guard Shaun Livingston can help on this front, too, as his 6-foot-7 frame and savvy veteran ways certainly come in handy. In the frontcourt, reserve big man Festus Ezeli has picked a fine time to play well in light of a calf injury to Marreese Speights that kept him out of the last eight games.

If there is a weakness for the Cavs to exploit, it’s the Warriors’ tendency to come up short in their search for a third scorer beyond Curry and Thompson. It could be Green one night, then Barnes the next, but the consistent shooting from the non-Splash Bros members of the Warriors is, well, not consistent at all. And with Cavs defenders like Iman Shumpert and James available to try and make life tough on Curry, the margin for offensive error could become quite thin for this Warriors team that ranked second in the league in scoring during the regular season (109.7 points scored per 100 possessions, trailing only the Los Angeles Clippers at 109.8).

 

News Sources: USA-Today

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Arizona basketball: NBA combine beckons McConnell http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/arizona-basketball-nba-combine-beckons-mcconnell/ Tue, 10 May 2016 07:38:03 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=232 McConnell has chance to prove himself against odds T.J. McConnell received a last-minute invitation to the NBA combine on Monday night, and maybe it was fitting. The departing Arizona Wildcats guard always has been something of an underdog. Lightly recruited out of high school, McConnell started his college career at Duquesne and was probably the...

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McConnell has chance to prove himself against odds

T.J. McConnell received a last-minute invitation to the NBA combine on Monday night, and maybe it was fitting.

The departing Arizona Wildcats guard always has been something of an underdog.

Lightly recruited out of high school, McConnell started his college career at Duquesne and was probably the least heralded of the Wildcats’ starters last season – until he became arguably the team’s most valuable player.

Now he has another chance to prove himself against the odds, after he was initially left off a 62-player NBA combine participant list that included former UA teammates Stanley Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley.

McConnell boarded a plane in Tucson at 7 a.m. Tuesday to reach Chicago, where the combine will take place from Wednesday through Sunday.

“It’s going to be a good opportunity this week and he has a little bit of a chip on his shoulder,” said McConnell’s agent, Scottsdale-based Chris Emens. “He wants to show people he shouldn’t have been a last-minute invite, that he should have been on the first list.”

Emens said it also should help McConnell that five-on-five games are mandatory for all but the first-tier invitees, giving him a chance to show off what he does best.

“T.J. will do well in drills but first and foremost, he’s a basketball player,” Emens said. “Playing five-on-five gives him chance to showcase his strength and value to the NBA, which is running a team, facilitating for others, defending and competing.

“Some guys will wow people in a workout and in our business we call them “workout wonders’ … T.J.’s not exceptionally sized and he doesn’t have exceptional athleticism, but he’s got an off-the-charts basketball IQ, intensity, competitiveness and desire to win.”

Draft Express said McConnell ranked first among college players last season with 8.0 assists per 40 minutes and had the second-highest “pure point guard” rating. Draft Express president Jonathan Givony said McConnell was the best player not on the initial invite list.

“I think they made a mistake. I really do,” Givony said before McConnell was invited on Monday night. “He’s not going to run through drills or hit three threes in a row. But he’s a leader and an unbelievable teammate.”

Source: http://tucson.com/

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How to Purchase High Quality Basketball Hoop http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/purchase-high-quality-basketball-hoop/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:26:31 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=457 The post How to Purchase High Quality Basketball Hoop appeared first on Bouncing Basketball.

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NCAA Basketball Tournament Participation in USA – An Info Graphic http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/ncaa-basketball-tournaments-participation-in-usa-an-infographic/ Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:06:10 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=443 Basketball is a popular game in the USA. People are not watching this game only, but also lots of people play as well. Goalrilla.com brings an awesome info graphic about the stats of how many people play basketball in the USA and how many can join in the NCAA basketball tournament. Check out the info graphic now...

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Basketball is a popular game in the USA. People are not watching this game only, but also lots of people play as well. Goalrilla.com brings an awesome info graphic about the stats of how many people play basketball in the USA and how many can join in the NCAA basketball tournament. Check out the info graphic now and share your feedback with us.

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Basketball Hoops at Home: Things You should Remember http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/basketball-hoops-at-home-things-you-should-remember/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:00:12 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=395 Thanks for visiting bouncing basketball. Usually, each and every family has their basketball court at home for their kids. In this article, we are going to discuss few important things that everyone should remember during basketball court setup.There are a number of ways that you can install a basketball hoop either onto the home or in...

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Thanks for visiting bouncing basketball. Usually, each and every family has their basketball court at home for their kids. In this article, we are going to discuss few important things that everyone should remember during basketball court setup.There are a number of ways that you can install a basketball hoop either onto the home or in the yard. If you are not going to want to attach the basketball hoop to the home, then you will want to look into the portable basketball hoop set. This hoop can be used either in the driveway of your home or can be used in the back yard. You are free to place the hoop anywhere you wish to; however, you will want to make sure that there is a concrete pad that will allow the kids to dribble before shooting the ball. This will allow them to practice for basketball season at school and will prepare them better for making the basketball team.

Basketball Hoops at Home

If you are looking to attach the basketball hoop to the home, then you will want to make sure that your children know that they have to be careful when playing with the hoop. This means that if there are windows around the hoop that they know that they can damage the window if they play too rough. The best place to attach the basketball hoop to is to the garage area. This means that the children will be able to play with the hoop once the garage is open. This allows for the windows of the garage door to not be broken while playing with the basketball.If you are purchasing the portable basketball center, you will want to make sure that the height of the basketball hoop is right. The basketball hoop should not be too high for the children to be able to shoot the ball. The younger children will require a hoop that is not as tall as the hoop for the older kids. If the older kids are playing at the same time as the younger kids, then they will need to know that it is only fair that the hoop be placed at the level that the younger kids will be able to reach, Xtreme Mini Pro basketball hoop better choice for that. The basketball center can then be moved when no one is using it. If you live in a area of the world where there are warmer months and colder months, then you will be able to collapse the hoop down and store it in the garage for the colder months as well as being able to use it during the hotter months of the year. Some kids will want to use the hoop even during the colder months and this will allow them to get some exercise during the colder months if you choose to keep it out during this time of the year as well. When the hoop is not being used, simply collapse it down, place it in a area where you can find room for the hoop, and leave it for a later date and time.

The hoop is a good choice for kids who are interested in a sport and does not cost much, which allows you to spend some money on an activity that more than one child is going to get some use out of. This makes a fun activity for the whole family to take part in as well. Make it a family activity that you can do either every night or every other night, which allows the whole family to get some exercise in. Basketball ball is a good activity for everyone in the house.

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Video Review: Mini Pro Hoop by JustInTymeSports http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/video-review-mini-pro-hoop-by-justintymesports/ Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:30:16 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=352 The Mini Pro Xtreme by JustInTymeSports is an indoor mini basketball hoop that mounts to a wall. Check out it’s video review 🙂 For product review: Mini Pro Basketball Hoop

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The Mini Pro Xtreme by JustInTymeSports is an indoor mini basketball hoop that mounts to a wall. Check out it’s video review 🙂

For product review: Mini Pro Basketball Hoop

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The Best Portable Affordable Basketball And Goal http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/the-best-portable-affordable-basketball-and-goal/ Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:33:55 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=323 Bouncing Basketball is the only place you need to shop for sports goals. You can shop for the convenience of your home or office 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We only carry the best brands at prices that you will not believe. If you are looking for portability, you cannot go past Half...

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Bouncing Basketball is the only place you need to shop for sports goals. You can shop for the convenience of your home or office 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We only carry the best brands at prices that you will not believe.

If you are looking for portability, you cannot go past Half Court Sports. We carry the top prices at unbelievable prices, and best of all, curbside delivery is free.

Spalding is synonymous when it comes to sports, and if you are in the market for a portable basketball hoop, you can’t go past the Spalding Fastbreak 930 Portable Hoop with Acrylic Backboard. This affordable portable basketball hoop has a pole system and backboard tip back for easy movement. The Spalding Fastbreak 930 has built-in wheels making it easy to move just about anywhere. You can set the system up as quickly as you can take it down. The acrylic backboard is a full 48” wide and 32” high.

Affordable Portable Basketball Goals

 

Featuring an Arena Slam breakaway goal and all steel, welded construction, the Fastbreak is one of our most popular portable backboard systems. The telescoping poles easily adjust to a goal height from 7’ to a full regulation 10’.The sturdy base has vinyl trim so it won’t mar your floors. Also included is the full front black padding. An additional ballast is required. With a two-year warranty, you won’t do much better than the Spalding Fastbreak 930 Portable Hoop with Acrylic Backboard from Bouncing Basketball.

Half Court Sports has been in the business of goal keeping for years, and if you have a question about anything that you see on our website send us an email, or give us a call. We stand by what we sell and will help you decide which Bouncing Basketball is the best for your needs.

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Ideas on How to Create a Best Basketball Workout http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/ideas-on-how-to-create-a-best-basketball-workout/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 23:54:47 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=320 If you are into playing basketball game, your coaches, members of your team, and loved ones have all stressed to you the importance of getting a excellent basketball game exercise. Receiving a great basketball game work out will make certain a great video game for you and your team as nicely as producing confident that you...

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If you are into playing basketball game, your coaches, members of your team, and loved ones have all stressed to you the importance of getting a excellent basketball game exercise. Receiving a great basketball game work out will make certain a great video game for you and your team as nicely as producing confident that you are in tip leading physical problem.

Getting on top of your video game is really crucial when actively playing basketball game. A few suggestions to comply with when acquiring into a excellent basketball work out are:

  • A great rule of thumb is to do an hour on the court and at least 45 minutes in the fat place.
  • Make certain that you practice each morning but no much more than eight hours in a single week.
  • Throughout your fat place training make positive that you do as numerous workout routines as you can.
    Function out the two your upper and lower entire body.
  • Various Workouts for Basketball game Workouts

There are many various workouts that 1 can do through basketball education that can give you the desired outcomes. On the court there are many distinct physical exercises that are completed. Running allows to strengthen the legs and aid to develop strength and versatility. Passing which consists of passing the basketball back and forth among every single man or woman aids with hand and eye coordination which is important in basketball game. Passing is also a great way of education for anticipation.

You never know when the ball is heading to appear to you so that will make you more conscious of it in the course of the match. Basketball exercises ought to also consist of conditioning and pounds lifting.
Dribbling is also popular in the course of basketball game training as it is a huge portion of the online game as well as it helps with hand and eye coordination. Do not attempt to get as numerous as achievable in the aim. Take your time and concentrate.

High quality is a lot far better than obtaining as a lot of as you can in. Training often makes perfect especially when it comes to basketball. Acquiring a excellent basketball game work out each day will assist you become the best player that you possibly could be. Make certain that you concentration on court instruction as properly as bodyweight instruction. Emphasis on your upper entire body as properly as your reduce system through basketball teaching. Operate tough and you will see the outcomes on the basketball court.

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Train Smart for the Big Breakthroughs http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/train-smart-for-the-big-breakthroughs/ Sun, 31 May 2015 23:06:58 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=309 If you want to be a power on the court, basketball training needs to be more than just showing up to practice on time. It needs to be showing up on your own time, with a plan. Hitting the courts every day in the off season and playing pick-up ball is fun, but if you...

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If you want to be a power on the court, basketball training needs to be more than just showing up to practice on time. It needs to be showing up on your own time, with a plan. Hitting the courts every day in the off season and playing pick-up ball is fun, but if you aren’t approaching it like an opportunity to get better, you’re wasting your time.

This site is for players who want to excel. Who want to be the guy or girl on the court that everyone is in awe of, that the other team fears, that your team looks to when the game is on the line. This site is for players, not pretenders.
Team practice is important, for sure. It’s where you get one on one coaching advice and gel with your teammates. You need to be there ready to go every time, you need to give 100%, you need to try to do everything you’re told to the best of your ability.
And that’s a good start. But if you really want to take your game up a notch or two, take it to that next level, you have to be more responsible for your own success. Especially in the off season, when you have all the time to improve while so many others just mess around. Ask any player who really excels at this game, and he’ll tell you, it’s the off season basketball training that puts you over the top.
Not that you stop your training when the season begins, it’s just that you have less time to devote to the fundamental skills that help you rule the court in-season.
So what do you need to do? What do you focus on? You want to develop several things:

Basketball Training Tips

  • Conditioning, especially quickness and agility, since it helps you play better on offense and defense
  • Fundamental offensive skills, like shooting and ball handling
  • Fundamental defensive skills, because if you can’t play defense, you are a liability no matter how well you shoot
  • Vertical jump – if you really want to stand out, you need to fly

 

So how do you improve all this in the off-season or on your own time in-season? According to a lot of research into how athletes are able to master a skill, they need three things:

  • good instruction
  • immediate feedback
  • consistent, determined effort and focus on proper technique

 

I’ve played and coached basketball for a long time, and I’ve seen and tried lots of programs; found some exercises that I think help develop your skills; found lots more that, to me, are useless.

Throughout this site you’ll find exercises and ideas that have helped players improve their skills and make those big leaps in development, and you can take from it what you will. I’ll pass along some of the instruction. I will suggest you find someone to help – a mentor would be best, or at least a partner that can train with you and give you the immediate feedback you need to improve. You can also write in comments to me here and I will respond as best I can. And if you pick up any of the programs I’ve reviewed or commented on throughout the site, they usually offer an add-on of coaching with the program developer as well. So lots of options for feedback.

 

But you have to supply the effort. Because nothing will work if you don’t. It’s your basketball training, and no one else’s – put in the work and you’ll start seeing the results.

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Spalding The Beast 74560 Portable Basketball Hoop http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/spalding-the-beast-74560-portable-basketball-hoop/ Wed, 20 May 2015 13:54:49 +0000 http://www.bouncingbasketball.com/?p=267 The Spalding The Beast 74560 is built with a 60-inch glass backboard which is bigger than other hoop brands. The backboard also gives you a more authentic rebound than acrylic and the frame is built in a heavy duty frame with aluminum trimmings. It also comes installed with a Pro Image breakaway basketball rim and...

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The Spalding The Beast 74560 is built with a 60-inch glass backboard which is bigger than other hoop brands. The backboard also gives you a more authentic rebound than acrylic and the frame is built in a heavy duty frame with aluminum trimmings. It also comes installed with a Pro Image breakaway basketball rim and you can adjust the height from 7.5 feet up to 10 feet using the screw jack lift. There’s also a 2-piece, 5-inch square angled pole setup with screw in water positioning indicator base cap. The portability is easily accomplished by the multi-wheeled setup and with the support handle.

The price for the Spalding The Beast 74560 is definitely not cheap but this didn’t became an issue for majority of the consumers. They certainly know the value of paying the right price for a good product. Sure enough, consumers were very much pleased with the quality, design and durability of this portable basketball hoop. When it comes to assembly, there were some people who found it to be a bit harder to set up. At first try, it will probably take you almost 4 hours in assembling this portable basketball hoop. It’s definitely advisable to have an extra helping hand. More importantly you have to read the instructions very carefully. Another good suggestion is to bring out the right tools suggested in the setup manual as it will make the assembly time a lot faster and smoother.

You’ll definitely get a feel of playing in a college hoop setup with the Spalding The Beast, the best portable basketball hoop.

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