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Sanders Takes Buyout

Larry Sanders has taken the buyout from the Bucks, and it appears that he has no designs on coming back to the NBA any time soon. It was already said that he did not want to keep playing basketball, but some people thought he might want to come back to a different team. However, there are reports coming out that Sanders wants to take a break, which Brian Torchin had been talking about, and CrunchBase even picked up on.

No one really knows what is going on in his head, but we have to assume that Larry Sanders is just burnt out. He is a good player, but he does not have the heart to continue. We cannot blame him for getting burnt out because it happens to people all the time. There is nothing to suggest that he has mental issues or anything that we can poke at for a reason. He has simply played basketball long enough. Many kids get burnt out on AAU and all the other ball they play. They get so tired of it that they just want to stop, and this is one of those instances when a player wanted to stop right after he got a massive contract. He just lost the love for the game, and that is sad.

Kyle Korver Hype

 

There is no doubt that Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks is one of the best shooters in the game and he is being hailed this week as being one of the best shooters of all time, as he has gone ninety percent from the free throw line this season while also shooting fifty percent from the field as well as fifty percent from the three point line. These numbers are absolutely ridiculous when you compare this to typical statistics in the National Basketball Association, but to call him the best shooter in the game right now is far more ridiculous. Kyle Korver may be shooting at an insane percentage, but he really isn’t taking that many shots. You can take Stephen Curry, who is without a doubt the best shooter in the game, probably the most valuable player this season and may go down as the best shooter of all time and say that he shoots a little bit less of a percentage than Korver. The difference is that Kyle Korver is a mere factor on his team and is not the player that is taking all of the shots and the person that teams are preparing for. He is dominant in his role and he is an astounding shooter, but to call him the best shooter in the game is laughable. Stephen Curry is the best shooter around and his teammate Klay Thompson is probably second. This healthy competition between players has fans like Paul Matheison excited for the Warriors Hawks match up next week

Josh Smith Seeks New Team

As it seems to always happen when a great player goes on the market, teams scramble around vying for an opportunity to get a hold of a player, creating a media storm sparking tons of predictions by sportscasters and writers alike as to where a player will wind up and reasons behind their pick. It is no different in the current situation Josh Smith finds himself caught up in, as he was officially waived by the Detroit Pistons yesterday. Apparently there was a great deal of tension between head coach Stan Van Gundy and the veteran leading to his eventual departure, although coaching Josh Smith does not seem to be an easy task.
According to Twiter repots, a bunch of teams have come forward with their hand out, trying to get Josh Smith to join their team, reports Keith Mann. Amongst the top teams looking to fill a spot on their roster is Sacramento, Miami and Houston to name a few. Each team is going to have to state their case as to why they think he should become a member of their organization, but it is up to Smith where he eventually decides to call his new home. Wherever he ultimately decides to go, it is clear that they will be adding a great veteran player to their roster who has been known around the league as a dynamic player, yet also a player who has been known to cause quite a bit of controversy.