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  • Cartoon D.J. Augustin

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    Natalie Sitto
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Cartoon D.J. Augustin It’s been a busy summer for the Detroit #Pistons as well is Need4Sheed. I can’t remember a summer that I needed to create this many toons.  New toons mean new Pistons players. D.J. Augustin was signed by Detroit for two years at $6 million. The 26-year old Augustin had a very nice season last year coming off the bench for the Bulls. He was a spark off the bench, scoring 14.9 points per game shoting 41.1% from the three-point line. The post Cartoon D.J. Augustin appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
  • 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy Measurements and Analysis

    DraftExpress Articles
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The measurements from the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy were released this week.
  • Keep Hope Alive Josh Smith Trade Talks Back ON!

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    Natalie Sitto
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Most #Pistons fans can keep hope alive. It looks like trade talks have resumed to send Josh Smith to the Sacramento Kings again, ESPN’s Mark Stein reports. Sources told ESPN.com the Kings have continued to express interest in Smith and the parties are on the hunt for a third team that could help facilitate the deal. Smith’s stay in Detroit might only end up lasting for one season if a deal reportedly being discussed between the Pistons and Kings comes to fruition. As ESPN.com reported last month, Detroit and Sacramento have engaged in trade discussions that would potentially land…
  • Kings 77, Rockets 68: The Kings are Crowned!

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    Aykis16
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Ray McCallum scored 29 points to lead the Kings past the Rockets for the Vegas Summer League Championship. Today, the Kings are champions. Sure it's only Summer League, but it's still a testament to the hard work these young guys have put in these past two weeks.  Facing a grueling 7 games in 11 day schedule, the Kings managed to go 6-1, with their sole loss being in their first game. Sacramento trailed by as many as 8 points in the 4th quarter as nobody could buy a bucket.  Ben McLemore started the game just 1-10 before finally finding a rhythm and hitting his next 3 shots, which got the…
  • After Lewis deal fals through, Mavs sign Aminu

    NBA.com: News
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    The Dallas Mavericks have reached a deal with free-agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu after scrapping a contract with Rashard Lewis because of a knee problem.
 
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  • Kick of the Day: Nike Air Bakin’

    SLAM Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
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  • Q+A: Nikola Mirotic

    Sherron Shabazz
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Much like Toni Kukoc over 20 years before him, Nikola Mirotic is a European prospect who was coveted by Bulls management and frequently discussed by fans. There are plenty of unanswered questions about Mirotic’s game, but on the surface it appears that the kid can play. In five seasons with Real Madrid, Mirotic averaged 10.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds. Those numbers don’t exactly jump out at you but when you factor in that he shot 49 percent from the field as a jump shooter, you know exactly why GM Gar Forman wanted Mirotic to join the offensively challenged Bulls so badly.
  • Main Event

    Danny Hazan
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Basketball junkies, specifically college hoop fans who keep close tabs on recruiting, are already very familiar with Dennis Smith Jr and Trae Jefferson as evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of views their respective highlight reels on YouTube have amassed. Antonio Curro, event organizer of the NY2LASports.com Summer Jam, gave that crowd—plus hundreds of college coaches in the bleachers at Homestead High School in Mequon, WI—a treat when Smith’s Team Loaded-North Carolina squared off with Jefferson’s Milwaukee Rebels Wednesday night during the Summer Jam opener. With Division I…
  • USA Basketball Names 13 Players to 2014 USA Men’s Select Team

    SLAM Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    From our friends at USA Basketball: Featuring eight players owning USA Basketball experience, including four members of the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie first team, USA Basketball today announced 13 players for the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. Named to the 2014 USA Basketball Select squad were: Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Trey Burke (Utah Jazz); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls);  Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks);…
  • Proving Ground

    Danny Hazan
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    When this year’s NY2LA Summer Jam concluded on Sunday, perhaps no player reaped the benefits of playing on that stage more so than Team Loaded-Virginia’s rising senior Kentrell Barkley (Northern HS/Durham, NC). The 6-5 lefty wing was a terror for the opposition on both ends of the court. Despite entering the week with a slew of mid-major offers, and interest from Cincinnati and VCU, he insisted the killer disposition he played with had nothing to do with trying to prove his worth as a high-major recruit. “This is how I play,” Barkley said. “Having a high motor helps me do so much…
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  • The Nike Lunarglide 6 Is One Hot Running Shoe!

    CJ
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Stay light and go long in the most stable Lunarglide ever! The Nike LunarGlide 6 running shoe balances plush cushioning and stability with a new softer, lighter Lunarlon midsole and Dynamic Support technology for its smoothest ride yet. Responsive Cushioning The two-piece, dual-density midsole has been re-engineered to be even softer and more responsive. Firm Phylon is featured on the medial side for support and stability during footstrike, while plush Lunarlon foam on the lateral side provides resilient cushioning through transition. Natural Movement The outsole design maps the pressure path…
  • Is LeBron Coming Back To Cleveland??

    CJ
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Is LeBron James coming back to Cleveland? I was in Cleveland over the holiday weekend visiting some friends, and that’s all anyone could talk about.. There have been rumors swirling about King James returning to the Cavs, but honestly that’s all they are right now, rumors. The town of Cleveland wrote off James when he left for Miami years ago, but now they seem genuinely excited for the chance to get him back.. So what do you think, will LeBron come back to his home state of Ohio? And if not, where do you think he might end up?
  • Stance Unveils NBA Legends Collection, Volume Three

    CJ
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Premium sock brand Stance, a leader and innovator in the category, proudly presents the third chapter of their wildly popular NBA Legends collection. This capsule, a brand new collection of iconic styles that pay homage to a handpicked group of basketball legends, features five greats including Rik Smits, Clyde Drexler, and Run TMC: Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond. “We’re excited to unveil the next installment of our NBA Legends,” said Clarke Miyasaki, Business Development for Stance. “This season we’ve chosen players who all have made a major impact on the NBA with…
  • Jamal Crawford Loses Close To $1 Mil In House Sale

    CJ
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    (Screenshot/Google Street View) Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman is already putting his new salary to good use, buying NBA star and Seattle native Jamal Crawford’s home in Maple Valley last week for a reported $2.31 million. Crawford originally purchased this home in 2006 for $3.231 million, and it’s been on and off the market since 2008. The four-bedroom, 6 1/4 bathroom home spans 9,435-square-feet and was built in 2004. The three-story home is located in the suburbs south of Renton, WA. The mansion sits on a 4.96-acre, fenced-in lot located on a dead-end street. According…
  • The Vans Winston Is Now Available At JD Sports

    CJ
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:37 am
    Every summer, my basketball shoes get retired to the back of my closet in place of something a little more casual. During the day, you can usually find me in flip flops, but when I go out at night, I need something with a bit more substance. This season, I’m going with the casual look with these white/white Winston from Vans. Exclusive to JD Sports, they give off a casual but classic skate style. With a canvas upper and featuring the classic Vans sole unit and branding on the tongue, the Winston will give you a smarter look than the average pumps. Back in high school, all I wore were…
 
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  • Agent: Aminu agrees to deal with Mavericks

    Tim MacMahon
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Forward Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks with a player option for the second season, agent Raymond Brothers said.
  • Report: Allen leaning toward joining Cavaliers

    ESPN.com news services
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Veteran guard Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for his 19th season and joining his former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, The Boston Globe has reported, citing an NBA source.
  • Shelly Sterling seeks appeal-proof ruling

    Ramona Shelburne
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The attorneys for Shelly Sterling said Wednesday they will ask a judge to issue ruling allowing the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer proceed despite pending lawsuits brought by Donald Sterling.
  • Hornets add backcourt depth with PG Roberts

    Associated Press
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:25 pm
    The Hornets announced they've signed free agent point guard Brian Roberts.
  • Suns bring back F Tucker with multiyear deal

    Associated Press
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The Phoenix Suns re-signed forward P.J. Tucker to a multiyear contract Wednesday.
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  • A young kid asked Dwyane Wade why he flops at his own basketball camp (Video)

    Eric Freeman
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    The NBA instituted penalties for flopping for the 2012-13 season, but acts of embellished or fabricated contact persist in the league to this day. While the regulations have at least created a climate in which flopping carries some punishment, players have mostly decided that a warning or unlikely fine is worth the risk when the benefit of drawing a foul can be so great. It's here to stay. In theory, the pervasive presence of flopping would mean that the younger generation would accept it as perfectly normal, as we saw in the case of this kid. Yet, as Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade recently…
  • The 10-man rotation, starring the unending Kevin Love rumors

    Kelly Dwyer
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: SB Nation. The Chicago Bulls have reportedly upped their offer for Kevin Love, as relayed by Kevin Zimmerman, though the initial source in the report has proven to be dubious in the past. Chicago cannot include rookie Doug McDermott in any deal for another 29 days. PF: SB Nation. Tom Ziller explains why the Cleveland Cavaliers need to pounce now in its attempts to lure Love from…
  • Desperate to turn his career around, Roy Hibbert is working out with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Kelly Dwyer
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shot to national prominence some fifty years ago as a standout center at Power Memorial high school, before moving on to be a championship-earning legend at UCLA, with the Milwaukee Bucks, and most famously with the Los Angeles Lakers. He still stands as the NBA’s leading scorer, but he also retired nearly a quarter-century ago, and no NBA team has seen fit to sit him on the sidelines as an assistant coach for more than a year at a time. With the game moving farther and farther away from the pivot, valuing perimeter play and shots directly at the…
  • LeBron James sends cupcakes and a sweet note of apology to his neighbors after a media deluge

    Kelly Dwyer
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Gifted cupcakes are an excellent apology vessel. Even those with the smallest of sweet-teeth or most diligent of diets can’t help but sample one; and because of the confection’s size and ability to hold toppings, both amateur and professional bakers can’t help but get creative with the tasty little things. This is probably the line of thinking that influenced LeBron James’ family to call up Baker Boulevard Decadent Desserts on Tuesday and ask them to deliver a box of cupcakes to James’ neighbors in Bath Township, Ohio. The neighborhood has been besieged by media of late as James…
  • Clippers CEO Richard Parsons says Doc Rivers wouldn't coach for Donald Sterling, who's filed another lawsuit

    Eric Freeman
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Donald Sterling's argument for maintaining onwership of the Los Angeles Clippers looks increasingly questionable, if testimony from the court case to decide control of the Sterling Family Trust and the fate of the franchise are to be believed. Just one day after the trust's chief financial officer said that maintaining control of the team would require Sterling to sell roughly $500 million in assets to pay off defaulted loans, another key figure in the Clippers' future testified the basketball team's widely respected leader would not return if it meant coaching for a Sterling-owned franchise.
 
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  • Cartoon Caron Butler

    Natalie Sitto
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Caron Butler Toon @realtuffjuice has been officially tooned.  Butler adds a lot to the #Pistons team by spreading the floor and knocking down threes. The veteran Butler brings a legit threat to the Pistons bench. He played in 56 games last season averaging 25.3 minutes per game with a 10.5 game average. Add in his 39.4% three-point average,  and you have some much-needed help to the Pistons bench. Follow Caron on twitter and welcome him the Pistons.   Follow Need4Sheed on twitter @Need4Sheed_com for all the news you want and you don’t! The post Cartoon Caron Butler appeared first…
  • Cartoon Jodie Meeks

    Natalie Sitto
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I said I had a lot of tooning to do so here is #Pistons free agent shooting guard Jodie Meeks in toon form. Meeks, who wants to give Kentavious Caldwell-Pope a run for his money for the starting job put up a nice season for the Lakers last season starting 70 games, putting up a career-high in all departments. PPG 15.7 RPG 2.5, APG 1.8 STLPG 1.4 He also produced career-high percentages from the field 46.3 and on 3-pointers 40.1. Make sure you follow @jmeeks20 on twitter and welcome him to Detroit. The post Cartoon Jodie Meeks appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
  • Cartoon D.J. Augustin

    Natalie Sitto
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Cartoon D.J. Augustin It’s been a busy summer for the Detroit #Pistons as well is Need4Sheed. I can’t remember a summer that I needed to create this many toons.  New toons mean new Pistons players. D.J. Augustin was signed by Detroit for two years at $6 million. The 26-year old Augustin had a very nice season last year coming off the bench for the Bulls. He was a spark off the bench, scoring 14.9 points per game shoting 41.1% from the three-point line. The post Cartoon D.J. Augustin appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
  • Cartoon Stan Van Gundy

    Natalie Sitto
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Not sure Stan Van Gundy will have this sort of smile when the #Pistons season starts, but here is the much awaited Stan Van Gundy toon. Coach Van Gundy is making a ton of new moves so I’ve got some serious tooning to do. The post Cartoon Stan Van Gundy appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
  • Keep Hope Alive Josh Smith Trade Talks Back ON!

    Natalie Sitto
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Most #Pistons fans can keep hope alive. It looks like trade talks have resumed to send Josh Smith to the Sacramento Kings again, ESPN’s Mark Stein reports. Sources told ESPN.com the Kings have continued to express interest in Smith and the parties are on the hunt for a third team that could help facilitate the deal. Smith’s stay in Detroit might only end up lasting for one season if a deal reportedly being discussed between the Pistons and Kings comes to fruition. As ESPN.com reported last month, Detroit and Sacramento have engaged in trade discussions that would potentially land…
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  • Unfinished Business

    Glenn
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    So... two?Don't worry Heat fans; LBJ probably has two or three of these decisions left in him.
  • Lo and Behold

    Glenn
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:31 am
    Meet the new HondoI don't have anything sardonic to say this morning.Congratulations to the Spurs and their fans. We have all witnessed some beautiful team basketball.OK, maybe I have a few sardonic things, but I'm going to get to that in another post. For now, let's just all bask in the glow of Kawhi Leonard becoming the youngest NBA Finals MVP since Tim Duncan, of Gregg Popovich sitting alone with his emotions on the bench while the celebration raged, of an endless barrage of three point swishes, and of Tim Duncan being... fucking Tim Duncan.
  • Parker Strikes Back: Meme Wars

    Glenn
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    Here we go...You don't even need your friends to carry youYou can do it while you watch TVAs anticipated, Parker struck back hard and decisively Sunday night, tying the series meme war at one game a piece.Addressing reporters after the game, Parker had this to say:"I saw all the attention that James generated with his theatrics, and yeah, to be honest, it made me a little jealous. I mean, I like attention too, and it's not like LeBron is the only guy in the league who can make grown men turn away in disgust by writhing in pain. Honestly, I've been doing that since before he even entered the…
  • Schadenfreude

    Glenn
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Spo regretting walking away from a managerial position at Chuck E. Cheese'sJuwan Howard does not want to be in this pictureLebron making it look easyThe new face of LebroningKing Crab Cramp
  • The Clippers got Jack

    Glenn
    16 May 2014 | 9:08 am
    Even though the Clippers lost the series last night, it was not before basketball fan Jack Nicholson made clear what team rules tinseltown (and also that the apocalypse is nigh).So confusedAll things considered, Nicholson might have had a better time watching Kobe mixtapes on his yacht.The Clippers led from their first shot of the game until a KD jumper that came two minutes into the 4th quarter. Including that shot, Durant scored 11 points in the final period, and despite Chris Paul's heroics (he scored 14 points in the 4th), it was clear that the Thunder could taste the Western Conference…
 
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  • Let's watch Spencer Dinwiddie work out

    Matt Watson
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Here's a video of the Pistons rookie putting in work on the court, showing little to no rust after suffering a torn ACL last January.
  • Spencer Dinwiddie signs three-year deal with Pistons

    Packey
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    The Pistons have signed their lone 2014 draft pick. ESPN's Marc Stein tweeted Monday evening that the Pistons signed their only 2014 NBA Draft pick, Spencer Dinwiddie, to a three-year deal. Hearing Pistons second-rounder Spencer Dinwiddie has landed a three-year deal from his new team — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 22, 2014 Vince Ellis elaborated a couple hours later that the first two years are guaranteed: First two years of Dinwiddie's deal guaranteed. #Pistons — Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) July 22, 2014 Ellis added at the Freep that the Pistons haven't made an official…
  • NBA rumors: Stan Van Gundy reportedly tells Josh Smith to expect to remain a Piston

    Packey
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The 'Josh Smith to the Kings' rumors appear to be dead in the offseason water... again. If you didn't believe Vince Ellis' confirmation that the Josh Smith trade rumors have "no legs" (you should), then take those of Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski's always-rock-solid sources: Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reached out to forward Josh Smith to tell him that reports of the franchise engaging in substantive trade talks with Sacramento centered on Smith have been inaccurate and - barring an unexpected turn of events - Smith will be in training camp with the Pistons this fall,…
  • NBA rumors: Suns 'considering a Greg Monroe offer,' according to report

    Matt Watson
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Reminder: Not all reports are created equal. Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post: Hearing Suns may be considering a Greg Monroe offer. They have space to get both him and Bledsoe but would lose cap flexibility long-term. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 20, 2014 Schultz doesn't often break news. That's not to say he doesn't have NBA connections -- he's the son of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who used to own the Supersonics before selling out the city of Seattle the franchise to the current owners of the Oklahoma City Thunder. But most of his contributions to the NBA media…
  • Andre Drummond stars in 'Why NBA players shouldn't bowl'

    Packey
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Andre Drummond continues to dominate. With no news on the Josh Smith and/or Greg Monroe front, we resort to following Andre Drummond on social media. Drummond posted a hilarious Vine the other day titled "Why NBA players shouldn't bowl" and it went viral. Mike Payne brought it to my attention after finding it on the front page of reddit/nba. It currently has over 2,000 more up-votes than almost every other posting, because Drummond is dominant. Even in a bowling alley. Enjoy it on loop: Now, your thoughts.
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  • Podcast: There’s No Place Like Home

    Ryan McNeill
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    McNeill and Cheel talked about LeBron's return to the Cavs, why Kevin Love isn't an ideal fit for Cleveland, Melo being smart to take the money New York was offering and the mess Donald Sterling has made.
  • Kevin Love and Donald Sterling Update On SiriusXM

    Ryan McNeill
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    I joined Norm at Night to talk about rumors of Kevin Love being traded to Cleveland, if Canadian-born NBA players are soft and the Donald Sterling saga.
  • Dwyane Wade Was Asked By a Kid at His Basketball Camp Why He Flops

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Dwyane Wade says a young basketball fan questioned him on his perceived flopping at the Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy.
  • Playground Basketball Is Dying

    Ryan McNeill
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    At Rucker Park in New York, people sat on rooftops and climbed trees to watch Julius Erving play. In Louisville, Kentucky, Artis Gilmore would pull up in his fancy car, still wearing his fancy suits, and just ball. Kevin Durant first measured the worth of his game on the D.C. playgrounds, and Arthur Agee chased [...]
  • LeBron James Sent His Neighbours Cupcakes To Apologize

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    LeBron James made a sweet move by sending his neighbors in Ohio cupcakes as his way of apologizing for all of the chaos he caused this summer.
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  • Anthony Davis and His Next Contract With the New Orleans Pelicans

    Michael McNamara
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    (A special thanks to Jason Calmes in this article for his fact-checking and infinite wisdom. Also, a large shout out to one of our favorite podcast guests and salary cap guru’s Larry Coon.)  While the drama of free agency is fun for most, it is nerve-racking for fans of that team whose star player is out there hearing pitches from other franchises. The idea of losing a franchise changing player for nothing causes more anxiety in a fan base than anything on the court possibly can. And even if your team’s superstar is not a free agent, just the threat of him becoming one can put…
  • In the NO Podcast Episode 186: James Ham on the Kingly Pelicans

    Ryan Schwan
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Cowbell Kingdom’s James Ham joins us to talk about the new former Kings the Pelicans have imported: John Salmons, Jimmer Fredette, Omri Casspi – and of course, we can’t avoid talking Tyreke Evans too. Then Michael and I talk about rotations, Darius Miller returning to the team, and who the most irreplaceable Pelican is this year. Michael is wrong, as usual. Thanks to James for joining us!  Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots Like the music? Follow @ScottBurton
  • New Orleans Pelicans End Summer League With Loss to Timberwolves

    Michael McNamara
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Russ Smith and the Pelicans started off red-hot, but they could not maintain the offense they produced in the first quarter, and as a result, they lost to the Timberwolves 97-78. Smith finished with 21, and the only other Pelican in double figures was Cameron Ayers, who had 11. The Pelicans went cold after jumping out to a 30-22 lead after the first quarter, scoring just 48 points the rest of the way, while the Wolves out up 22 or more in every quarter. It wasn’t much of a game down the stretch, so instead of recapping the Pelicans third straight loss, I want to take an overall look at…
  • Game On: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

    Michael McNamara
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    And now we have come to the 5th and final game of Summer League, as the New Orleans Pelicans end their run in the Consolation Bracket. After three close games, yesterday was tough, as the Hornets got red-hot and mowed down the Pelicans. Russ Smith was stellar once again, but he got little help outside of Courtney Fells, and if the Pelicans want to win this one that can’t happen again. Shabazz Muhammad, Zach Lavine, and Alexey Shved can all score on the wings and Gorgui Deng is an absolute beast on the boards. Jeff Withey and Patric Young are going to have to show up today in the paint…
  • Why The New Orleans Pelicans Shouldn’t Play Transition Basketball

    Jake Madison
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    It isn’t a question of pace but of getting out in transition is something Mason pointed out to me on twitter the other day. I was saying that I think the New Orleans Pelicans will play with a slower pace because of the Omer Asik trade, but Mason was right: Transition is the correct word even though it ties in with pace. But whatever. The Pelicans shouldn’t get out and play in transition. It almost seems counter intuitive with the Asik signing. The team has athletic players in Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, and Anthony Davis, and now a guy to swallow up the ball on defense. This New Orleans…
 
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  • Suns re-sign forward P.J. Tucker

    Inside Hoops
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    The Phoenix Suns have re-signed forward P.J. Tucker to a multiyear contract, the team announced today. “We are pleased to have been able to reach an agreement with P.J. Tucker on a multiyear contract,” said President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “His new contract fulfills one of our most important goals for this summer.” “P.J. is one [...]
  • Pelicans waive Omri Casspi

    Inside Hoops
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Omri Casspi. Casspi has appeared in 327 games (96 starts) over the course of five NBA seasons with Sacramento, Cleveland and Houston, holding career averages of 7.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.7 minutes per game. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, “Casspi [...]
  • Lakers re-sign Jordan Hill

    Inside Hoops
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed forward/center Jordan Hill to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “Jordan has been a consistent contributor for us over the last three seasons and we are pleased to keep him in the Laker family,” said Kupchak. “Jordan’s frontcourt versatility is a benefit to our [...]
  • Lakers sign forward Ed Davis

    Inside Hoops
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Ed Davis, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. “Ed is a versatile, young frontcourt player who, if he continues to work hard, will be a valuable contributor,” said Kupchak. “We look forward to him furthering his development with the Lakers and are excited by [...]
  • Timberwolves re-sign forward Robbie Hummel

    Inside Hoops
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has re-signed forward Robbie Hummel. “We are excited to have Robbie back with us this season,” said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. “He proved that he can be a key contributor off the bench and finished the season strong. Robbie’s ability to stretch the floor with his [...]
 
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  • NBA free agents: Class of 2014 (Updated)

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    A look at players who could become free agents on July 1, with free-agency signings not allowed until July 10 (after the NBA personnel moratorium).
  • Knee issue knocks Rashard Lewis out of Mavs contract

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
      Rashard Lewis finds himself in NBA free-agency limbo after two seasons in the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat.
  • ASK IRA: Was timing of LeBron's departure perhaps of benefit?

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Q: Ira, I've read (and listened) where you've said that if LeBron James told the Heat earlier that he was leaving, the Heat would have taken a different approach to free agency. But if they did get Kyle Lowry or Marcin Gortat, they might not have been able to add as many players. -- Felix.
  • ASK IRA: Will loss of LeBron have Heat players digging deeper?

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Q: Hey Ira, you always hear that the truly great players make their teammates better. Now, I'm not arguing with the Heat's success with LeBron James, but do you feel that he made anyone better? Seems like, at least stat-wise, many players did worse as the years went on. I know age/injury were responsible for some of that, but I'd like to get your thoughts. -- Jerry, Fort Lauderdale
  • ASK IRA: Should Heat start Birdman alongside Bosh?

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Q: I know it's not ideal, but do you think Erik Spoelstra will insert Birdman into the starting lineup? I think it's asking too much of Chris Bosh to not only score 20-plus per game but also be responsible for anchoring the defense. -- Kevin.
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  • Sources: Kings targeting Omri Casspi, potentially at the cost of waiving Quincy Acy

    Aykis16
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    The Sacramento Kings could be bringing back a familiar face in the near future.  Sources have told Sactown Royalty that the Kings are considering bringing back Omri Casspi, who the Kings drafted back in 2009 and then subsequently traded to Cleveland for J.J. Hickson. Ailene Voisin had a column interviewing the former King today, in which he confirmed that the Kings have had interest: "My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams," he said, "and the Kings are one of them. Couldn't they use a stretch forward who can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be…
  • Court Jester #7: Sacramento Wins the VSL Championship; A New Day Has Come

    Bradley Geiser
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Ray McCallum and company are bringing home the hardware for the first time since 1951. Editorial Note: All Court Jester pieces are satire. Except for this one. "Yo Vivek! We did it!", Kings sophomore Ray McCallum screamed after the Kings secured the championship game of the Vegas Summer League. The Vegas Summer League is an exclusive tournament that the NBA spends the months of October through June preparing for. While many teams have NBA Championship rings, only two teams have NBA VSL Championship trophies. Kings' owner Vivek Ranadive knows how special this moment is for the city of…
  • Reviewing the Kings Summer League roster players

    Blake Ellington
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    The Kings got good performances out of their roster players in the Summer League. Let's take a look at what we saw from Nik Stauskas, Ben McLemore, Ray McCallum, Quincy Acy and Derrick Williams. The Sacramento Kings are the 2014 NBA Summer League champions, and what a road to victory it was! OK, it was seven games and they played well, for the most part, in six of them. Championship trophies and commemorative hats aside, what was fairly evident in this tournament was that the Kings had the most complete team. They had scorers, a point guard and some guys who were physical under the basket,…
  • Kings 77, Rockets 68: The Kings are Crowned!

    Aykis16
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Ray McCallum scored 29 points to lead the Kings past the Rockets for the Vegas Summer League Championship. Today, the Kings are champions. Sure it's only Summer League, but it's still a testament to the hard work these young guys have put in these past two weeks.  Facing a grueling 7 games in 11 day schedule, the Kings managed to go 6-1, with their sole loss being in their first game. Sacramento trailed by as many as 8 points in the 4th quarter as nobody could buy a bucket.  Ben McLemore started the game just 1-10 before finally finding a rhythm and hitting his next 3 shots, which got the…
  • VSL Finals: Kings vs. Rockets

    Kevin Fippin
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The Sacramento Kings take on the Houston Rockets tonight at 6pm, to see who takes home the Las Vegas NBA Summer League Championship trophy. No really... theres a trophy. We preview the matchup and give you details on the FREE watch party at Sleep Train Arena. The near 30 year drought is over. The Sacramento Kings are finally playing for a championship! The Kings, an 8 seed in the Vegas Summer League tournament, take on the 14th seeded cinderella-story Houston Rockets tonight at the Thomas and Mack Center. Not a great shooting team at just 39.8%, the Rockets have been led by Donatas Motiejunas…
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  • Unfinished Business

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    So... two?Don't worry Heat fans; LBJ probably has two or three of these decisions left in him.
  • Lo and Behold

    16 Jun 2014 | 5:31 am
    Meet the new HondoI don't have anything sardonic to say this morning.Congratulations to the Spurs and their fans. We have all witnessed some beautiful team basketball.OK, maybe I have a few sardonic things, but I'm going to get to that in another post. For now, let's just all bask in the glow of Kawhi Leonard becoming the youngest NBA Finals MVP since Tim Duncan, of Gregg Popovich sitting alone with his emotions on the bench while the celebration raged, of an endless barrage of three point swishes, and of Tim Duncan being... fucking Tim Duncan.
  • Parker Strikes Back: Meme Wars

    10 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    Here we go...You don't even need your friends to carry youYou can do it while you watch TVAs anticipated, Parker struck back hard and decisively Sunday night, tying the series meme war at one game a piece.Addressing reporters after the game, Parker had this to say:"I saw all the attention that James generated with his theatrics, and yeah, to be honest, it made me a little jealous. I mean, I like attention too, and it's not like LeBron is the only guy in the league who can make grown men turn away in disgust by writhing in pain. Honestly, I've been doing that since before he even entered the…
  • Schadenfreude

    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Spo regretting walking away from a managerial position at Chuck E. Cheese'sJuwan Howard does not want to be in this pictureLebron making it look easyThe new face of LebroningKing Crab Cramp
  • The Clippers got Jack

    16 May 2014 | 9:08 am
    Even though the Clippers lost the series last night, it was not before basketball fan Jack Nicholson made clear what team rules tinseltown (and also that the apocalypse is nigh).So confusedAll things considered, Nicholson might have had a better time watching Kobe mixtapes on his yacht.The Clippers led from their first shot of the game until a KD jumper that came two minutes into the 4th quarter. Including that shot, Durant scored 11 points in the final period, and despite Chris Paul's heroics (he scored 14 points in the 4th), it was clear that the Thunder could taste the Western Conference…
 
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  • Podcast: There’s No Place Like Home

    Ryan McNeill
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    McNeill and Cheel talked about LeBron's return to the Cavs, why Kevin Love isn't an ideal fit for Cleveland, Melo being smart to take the money New York was offering and the mess Donald Sterling has made.
  • Kevin Love and Donald Sterling Update On SiriusXM

    Ryan McNeill
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    I joined Norm at Night to talk about rumors of Kevin Love being traded to Cleveland, if Canadian-born NBA players are soft and the Donald Sterling saga.
  • Dwyane Wade Was Asked By a Kid at His Basketball Camp Why He Flops

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Dwyane Wade says a young basketball fan questioned him on his perceived flopping at the Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy.
  • Playground Basketball Is Dying

    Ryan McNeill
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    At Rucker Park in New York, people sat on rooftops and climbed trees to watch Julius Erving play. In Louisville, Kentucky, Artis Gilmore would pull up in his fancy car, still wearing his fancy suits, and just ball. Kevin Durant first measured the worth of his game on the D.C. playgrounds, and Arthur Agee chased [...]
  • LeBron James Sent His Neighbours Cupcakes To Apologize

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    LeBron James made a sweet move by sending his neighbors in Ohio cupcakes as his way of apologizing for all of the chaos he caused this summer.
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  • Portland Trail Blazers: Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson

    Dave Deckard
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The Trail Blazers are banking on improvement from Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard this year. What do you see in them and how much hope do you have for their future? With free agency bringing incremental improvements and trades so-far non-existent this summer, the best hope for the Portland Trail Blazers leaping forward this year lies with their young players. Today we want to solicit your opinion on a couple of the big guys. Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson are both young, both carry bankable skills, and both have trouble executing consistently. Robinson saw the floor more last season.
  • Player Review: Early-Season Injury Sidetracks C.J. McCollum's Season

    Sam Tongue
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Blazer's Edge Videocast's latest Player Review covers Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum Discussion points include how an early-season injury sidetracked his rookie year, what he showed in 2014 Summer League, and what his expectations are for the upcoming 2014-14 season.
  • Blazers F Thomas Robinson Undergoes Thumb Surgery

    Ben Golliver
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Tuesday that reserve forward Thomas Robinson has undergone surgery on his right thumb to repair a torn ligament. Robinson sustained the injury during a Las Vegas Summer League against the Atlanta Hawks. After the game, Robinson initially told reporters that he was "fine" but he was then shut down for the rest of the tournament. Here's the release. Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in…
  • Blazer's Edge Roundtable: Least Favorite Blazer of All-Time

    Sagar Trika
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    A panel of Blazer's Edge writers debates which Portland Trail Blazers players are their least favorite of all-time. Every NBA roster is comprised of fan favorites. Many also have a player disliked by the fan base. One recent example for the Trail Blazers is Raymond Felton. He came into training camp overweight and never really set his season back on track. This week, a panel of Blazer's Edge writes explains their pick as their least favorite Blazers player of all time, excluding Felton. Dane Carbaugh: I'm going to dismiss the hatred for Ray Felton. He was coming off a career year when the…
  • Blazers' White "Rip City" Sleeved Jerseys Revealed

    Ben Golliver
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The Portland Trail Blazers' white sleeved "Rip City" jerseys have been revealed. Darren Rovell of ESPN.com has posted a first look at the new short-sleeved versions of the Portland Trail Blazers' white "Rip City" alternate jerseys. Take a look. New Trailblazers "Pride" uniform pic.twitter.com/b2yM5rkuAp — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 21, 2014 Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reported back in January that the "Rip City" jerseys would get sleeves. The Blazers have not yet worn any sleeved jerseys by Adidas, which were introduced during the 2012-13 season. The Blazers will also be wearing a…
 
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  • Report: Celtics “Moving On” From Love Sweepstakes

    Jack Winter
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck recently said that he’d hoped the team would make a bigger splash this offseason, seemingly suggesting Boston was out of the running for Kevin Love. Just two days later, the Celtics’ quest to acquire the Minnesota Timberwolves’ stranded superstar seems all but officially over. A source told CSN New England […] The post Report: Celtics “Moving On” From Love Sweepstakes appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Chris Bosh Lists Pacific Palisades Estate For $14.5 Million

    Jack Winter
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    A $118 million contract is a nice payday, but Chris Bosh isn’t letting his good fortune influence the asking price of his incredible estate in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. The exalted number? A cool $14.5 million. See for yourself if Bosh’s house is worth such a cost with photos of his amazing expanse. The Los […] The post Chris Bosh Lists Pacific Palisades Estate For $14.5 Million appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Taj Gibson Says D-Rose Will “Come Back Dominant”

    Spencer Lund
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    It’s been so long since Derrick Rose was the player grade school kids only vaguely remember from his 2011 MVP season, it’s hard not to think he’s been stranded on Neptune in the ensuing years. He hasn’t, and — in case you forgot — he played this past season, albeit as a shadow of his […] The post Taj Gibson Says D-Rose Will “Come Back Dominant” appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Dime Q&A: Dominique Wilkins Always Wanted To Play “Against” The Best

    Wesley Share
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    For some, the “Human Highlight Film” Dominique Wilkins exemplifies all that was great about the physical, badass aura of ‘80s and ‘90s basketball. For others, memories of his legendary dunk contest performances – most notably, taking down Michael Jordan in 1985 – can’t be beat. But beyond his ultra athleticism, he was also a gifted […] The post Dime Q&A: Dominique Wilkins Always Wanted To Play “Against” The Best appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Kanye Compares Himself and Kim K To “Two LeBrons”

    steven lebron
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    In a new interview this week with Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Kanye West compared himself to LeBron James. It’s not the first time he’s done so, and it probably won’t be the last. In a lengthy chat with Zach Baron of GQ Magazine, Kanye was asked about dialing back his social media engagement with fans in recent […] The post Kanye Compares Himself and Kim K To “Two LeBrons” appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/23/14

    FLCeltsFan
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong Globe Reports: Kevin Love to Cleveland Picking Up Steam LeBron James Apologizes to His Neighbors With Cupcakes After Adding Evan Turner, More Trades Seem Inevitable for CelticsEvan Turner gets to reset with CelticsPotential No. 1 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft Signs Lucrative Deal in China CelticsBlog  Sprucing up a boring semantic discussion about tanking vs. rebuilding Deveney: Celtics could act as third team in a Kevin Love trade ESPN   Trim Time: How C's can pare down roster Chicago Bulls…
  • Deveney: Celtics could act as third team in a Kevin Love trade

    wjsy
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Sean Deveney of the Sporting News is reporting that although Boston remains a possible destination for Kevin Love, the Celtics could also work out a deal as a third team that would send him to either Golden State, Chicago, or Cleveland. There's still a slim chance that Love ends up in green, but it's looking more and more likely that he'll end up elsewhere, but Ainge could still work his assets into the mix.  Deveney has the scoop: Sources told Sporting News that Philadelphia and Denver, again, are interested in participating in whatever deal happens for Love. Denver has interest in…
  • Way too early power rankings have Celtics at 26th

    Jeff Clark
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    This means nothing. Let's get fired up and argue about it! It is way too early to be doing power rankings, but ...I can't resist looking.  I mean, we don't even know if the Cavs are getting Love yet.  Once a Love deal happens, you might see a number of teams switch to contingency plans or at least make smaller deals they were holding off on until seeing what happens with that situation.  Not as dramatic as with the LeBron saga, but on a minor scale. There's still a lot of offseason to go and things could still happen (though admittedly the bulk of moves have probably already been…
  • Sprucing up a boring semantic discussion about tanking vs. rebuilding

    Jeff Clark
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Don't call it "tanking!" I mean, unless you really want to. I don't care. "The Celtics missed out on Love so they are clearly tanking this year!" Some variation of this has been repeated ad nauseam on twitter, forums, and this blog in the last few days and weeks. I strongly disagree with that statement as well as the sister-statement of "they SHOULD tank now." Granted, my argument is largely semantics, which is always pretty boring, even for us nerds.  So to spruce things up a bit, I'm going to wildly interject random hot sports takes in between my measured rational viewpoints.  Hope you…
  • Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/22/14

    FLCeltsFan
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Evan Turner, Celtics see upside in new dealBlatt turns to his friendsNBA star Carmelo Anthony forms media and tech VC firm with Stuart GoldfarbGlobe  Report: Celtics Acquiring Small Forward Evan Turner Getting Crushed By Kobe Bryant in H-O-R-S-E Looks Exactly Like You Think It WouldAfter Adding Evan Turner, More Trades Seem Inevitable for Celtics Why does Rajon Rondo want to be a free agent? CelticsGreen  Fireworks: Celtics to Sign Evan TurnerCelticsBlog  Giving Rondo the Max: A Rebuttal Where does Evan Turner fit into the…
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  • Suns expect to keep Eric Bledsoe, everybody's talking about Giannis the Point Guard

    Dan Sinclair
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Plus a look back at the performance of Milwaukee's rookie sensation in Las Vegas. So is Eric Bledsoe coming over or what? AZ Central: Phoenix Suns "expect" Eric Bledsoe to returnIt stands to reason that, even on the internet, there's only so much room for offseason trade rumors surrounding big-name players. So every megabyte of text compiled on the continuing Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade saga is one less available for covering Eric Bledsoe's ongoing free agency. That's the best explanation for the suddenly quiet situation in Phoenix, where the Suns are reportedly content to play the long…
  • VIDEO: Jabari Parker complete Vegas Summer League highlights vs. Cavs, Suns, Jazz, Spurs and Warriors

    Frank Madden
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:11 pm
    The draft is history and Vegas Summer League is officially over, leaving us to consider a scary thought: what the heck are we supposed do now? It might seem like a long two-plus months between now and training camp, so we're here to offer some ammunition to fill the gap. Yes, there's still plenty of time for trade talk and cap space dreaming, but unfortunately live basketball games will be few and far between. Thankfully, the past week gave us plenty to digest (and over-analyze), so we thought it would be fun to collect all the Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo highlights we could find…
  • Bucks claim Kendall Marshall off waivers...so now what?

    Frank Madden
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    The Lakers had reportedly been hoping to eventually re-sign the former lottery pick after waiving him on Friday to clear additional cap space. To everyone who desperately wanted the Bucks to add a "true" point guard to the Milwaukee Bucks' backcourt: this one's for you. The Bucks claimed former Suns and Lakers point guard Kendall Marshall off waivers on Saturday, providing additional depth (for now) to a backcourt that will also reportedly be adding Jerryd Bayless to the existing trio of Brandon Knight, Nate Wolters and O.J. Mayo. The Lakers had elected to waive Marshall's fully…
  • Bucks 79, Warriors 74: Bucks head home with win in Summer League finale

    EricBuenning
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Jabari Parker saved his best Summer League game for his last game, and the Bucks head into the dregs of summer with a little bit of optimism. The Bucks closed out their Summer League trip Friday with a victory. I'm serious, they totally beat the Golden State Warriors 79-74. It was technically the first Bucks win since Apr. 11th, and it ended on a few strong plays from their best player available. I say available because Giannis Antetokounmpo was not with the team. He had left Vegas a few days early to head back to Greece to train with the Greek national team in preparation for the FIBA World…
  • Bledsoe rejects $48M offer from Suns, more Summer League buzz

    Dan Sinclair
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Also, Giannis Antetokounmpo's point guard play is turning heads. As the free agency market dries up, the focus on Eric Bledsoe's free agency continues to intensify. With the Milwaukee Bucks frequently mentioned as a possible suitor for Bledsoe should he leave the Phoenix Suns, any developments are being closely watched. Here's the latest: Sources: Suns offered Eric Bledsoe 4-year, $48 million contract. Bledsoe wants max of 5 years, $80 million. Sides far apart — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 17, 2014 Almost a twofold difference in total contract value, plus an extra year? Yeah,…
 
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  • Wait, you mean maybe they really don't want to give up Klay Thompson for Kevin Love?

    Ronaldinho
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Trying to get inside the front office's mind in the Kevin Love non-trade. Recent news seems to have pushed the Warriors further and further down the "probable Kevin Love" destination ladder, which Cleveland and now Chicago emerging as the most likely destinations. There have been persistent rumors that the Warriors could have closed a deal for Love had they included Klay Thompson, but they declined to. Now, it is important to stress that we do not know if these rumors are true. After all, there have been rumors that the Cavs thought they had a deal, and then Minnesota asked for more. There…
  • 2013-14 Golden State Warriors Season Review: David Lee

    Ivan Bettger
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Today's Season in Review covers one David Lee, who, apparently, is an actual basketball player and not just a controversial set of highly debated statistics and voluminous contract figures in theoretical trades for Kevin Love. Who knew? No, I definitely checked with verifiable sources (the internet) — David Lee exists, much as he always has. His status hasn't changed all that much in the past few years: he still produces lots of points and rebounds, is questioned for his defense, and makes a ton of money. Also still has a faux hawk, probably. The fact that I barely remember Lee's…
  • Monday evening open thread: Las Vegas Summer league championship at 6 p.m. PST

    Nate Parham
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Las Vegas Summer League championship is on NBA TV at 6 p.m. PST on NBA TV. Thus, an evening open thread. Tonight on NBA TV at 6 p.m. PST will be the last live NBA basketball of any kind that you'll see until about October. It's the summer league championship and the Golden State Warriors won't be there to defend their title, but it's basketball. And we supposedly like actual basketball played on an actual court around here. Nobody seems to know what the Sacramento Kings are doing with their regular season roster, but at least they'll have a shot at calling themselves summer league…
  • Kevin Love trade rumors: Klay Thompson seeking a max extension, Andrew Wiggins' contract negotiations

    Nate Parham
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    There isn't really a whole lot of new information out there about the Kevin Love sweepstakes, but if you missed the latest gossip this weekend we'll help to catch you up. Sam Amick of USA Today had a pretty detailed account of why the Golden State Warriors won't trade Klay Thompson yesterday, that mostly confirmed (or re-affirmed) things that have already been rumored or discussed. The Warriors are concerned about the defensive trade-offs of giving up ace Klay Thompson to acquire Kevin Love, who isn't known for his defensive ability. Thompson is seeking a max contract, which was a given in…
  • 2014 Vegas Summer League recap: Could Nemanja Nedovic's time with the Golden State Warriors be running out?

    Nate Parham
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    After a rather quiet summer league performance, Nemanja Nedovic's chances to prove himself with the Golden State Warriors could be running out. As just about everyone noticed during the Golden State Warriors' stint in the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League, second-year guard Nemanja Nedovic didn't do much to inspire confidence in his talent. And that might have financial consequences for Nedovic: Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News makes the case that there are multiple reasons to believe that the Warriors could decide not to pick up Nedovic's third-year option. The decision: The Warriors…
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  • Are Bulls really in the mix for Kevin Love?

    JayPatt
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    The Bulls have reportedly upped their offer for Love. Are they truly serious players in these negotiations? When it first came out Tuesday that the Bulls had "renewed interest" in Kevin Love, it did feel like a leverage play by the Wolves to try and get the Cavs (or even the Warriors) to up the ante. But that initial report has been followed up by several others that make it seem like the Bulls really are making a concerted effort to acquire Love. First came the report from Chris Sheridan that said the Bulls were offering Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott. The deal was said to be…
  • NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls 'renewed' interest in Kevin Love

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    I'll be up-front and admit that there isn't much of an update, here, as much as a new place (cesspool?) created for comments. Kevin Love trade interest came (back) out of nowhere on Tuesday. It's more than likely just Minnesota leaking information to gain leverage in their talks with the Cavs, but that's fine. If the Bulls are merely doing their due diligence and checking back in after doing all their offseason decisions were made, that's fine too. You can find it wrongheaded that they treated Kevin Love like a 'plan C' (as opposed to A or B) after the Melo fallout, as all reports indicate…
  • Bulls making renewed push for Kevin Love, per report

    JayPatt
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    The Bulls are reportedly trying to get back in the mix for Love, but it's unlikely they land him. As the Bulls set their sights on Carmelo Anthony, it appeared they had fallen out of the Kevin Love chase. But after missing out on Anthony, the Bulls have made a renewed push for Love, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst: Sources say that the Bulls, though, have this re-entered the race and would appear to be the biggest threat to the Cavs, thanks largely to the Golden State Warriors' resolute unwillingness to add longtime Wolves target Klay Thompson in a deal. Although the…
  • NBA Summer League: Doug McDermott and Tony Snell make Vegas SL first-team

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    No, I didn't watch Summer League, and to me it's a no-win: either you look good in Summer League and it can be dismissed, or you can look bad and it's really concerning. So with that perspective, at least both Doug McDermott and Tony Snell didn't look bad. In fact, they were voted as among the 5 best in the whole 'league'. So, good! But you can also look at last year's first-team and see it's not that exciting of an honor. Heck, just read this from last year. The SummerBulls played 5 games last week, losing the 5th probably not coincidentally as Doug McDermott was rested for that one. Snell…
  • NBA Free Agency: Bulls Show talks Boozer and his replacements

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    From Mitch and Nillz: Ricky & Nillz plan Boozer's amnesty party, discuss Gibson vs. Gasol, react to the Bulls' summer league run, and make early predictions on Derrick Rose and the team's chances at the Finals. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Mitch & Nillz Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter (@TheBullsShow). For any questions or comments, you can contact Mitch & Nillz via email at thebullsshowATgmail.com. LIKE BaB on FACEBOOK!, the Bulls Show has been contributing good stuff to the BaB Facebook page, so be sure to give it a…
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  • Roy Hibbert didn't look like a big man on the trading block last night

    Tom Lewis
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Roy Hibbert spent Tuesday night dining and talking hoops with a pair of NBA legends, including his boss Larry Bird. The public meeting looked like an endorsement of Hibbert, or did it? Shortly after the Pacers were eliminated from the playoff in late May, Larry Bird expressed some frustrations with how Roy Hibbert finished the season and publicly implored the big man to seek out one of the all-time great centers to work on his game in the offseason. Bird's tone in discussing Hibbert made it easy to speculate that a trade involving the big fella wouldn't be surprising. Rumors of talks with the…
  • How C.J. Miles fits into the Pacer offense

    TylerBischoff
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Barring a major trade the Pacers will likely be looking at C.J. Miles to fill some of the void left by Lance Stephenson’s departure to Charlotte. Parts of Miles’ game will fit right into what Indiana already runs on offense. Pin down screens are Frank Vogel’s favorite way to get a shooter open. Paul George gets open for threes coming off pin down screens. Vogel has even utilized the pin down to get Roy Hibbert in good position in the post. In Cleveland, C.J. Miles ran off of pin down screens all the time. Miles is a career 35 percent shooter from three, but in his two years in Cleveland…
  • NBA Title Odds: Pacers slip, Cavs and Bulls among favorites

    Nathan S.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The NBA free agency period has shaped teams and created renewed championship odds for the 2014-15 season, where Cleveland and Chicago rule, as the Pacers slip with the loss of Lance Stephenson. The beauty of the NBA offseason is no more present than when the free agency period begins to hit late July, teams have mostly filled out their rosters, and aside from a major trade or two left, it's easier to begin speculating towards the 2014-15 season. The movers and shakers of the NBA offseason are clearly present in the NBA Championship Odds from Bovada.lv, who, without surprise, have offered up…
  • No Stephenson. No Turner. Next Man Up.

    C. Cooper
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    With the knowledge that Danny Granger, Lance Stephenson, and even Evan Turner are not going to walk through that door for the Blue-and-Gold, the Pacers must rely on a familiar formula to fill the obvious void on the wing. After the Pacers elected not to extend him an $8.7 million qualifying offer, Evan Turner's decision to leave Indiana in search of "greener" pastures  with the Boston Celtics was probably one of the more predictable moves of the summer. Averaging 17.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in Philadelphia as a starter, the former Ohio State standout's numbers (7.1 points and 3.2…
  • Rodney Stuckey ready for his second NBA stop with Pacers

    Tom Lewis
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    The Pacers latest acquisition will wear No. 2 for the Pacers since George Hill dons the No. 3 Stuckey wore during his seven years in Detroit. For the second act of his NBA career, Rodney Stuckey will wear No. 2 for the Indiana Pacers next season. The Pacers officially announced the signing of Stuckey on Monday to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum. That numbers comes in around $1.23 million for a seven-year NBA vet. Stuckey is more interested in winning at this point which will likely lead to more money down the road if he can play a strong role for the Pacers. After tasting the…
 
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  • BS of the Suns Podcast Episode 60: WNBA All-Star Game, Kevin Love Trade Rumors, and so much more with Nate Parham

    Kris Habbas
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Podcast for your ears. In this episode Nate Parham (@NateP_SBN) joins the conversation to talk about numerous topics revolving around the WNBA (check out Swish Appeal), the Phoenix Suns, and the Golden State Warriors (check out Golden State of Mind). This week we explore the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game, the second half of the season with what to expect, Kevin Love trade rumors, Steve Kerr a head coach, and the Team USA Select Squad that includes one Sun and two Warriors on the roster. Big things happening in the world of basketball in the Valley so let's get to it: Podcast: Tune In Link: Click…
  • A Game of Minutes - How will the Phoenix Suns find time for their players?

    Dave King
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Phoenix Suns now have 15 players on their roster, all of whom will want playing time next year. How will the Suns work that out? Only three players on the projected 2014-15 Phoenix Suns roster will be paid more than $6 million next season. Those three - Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas - comprise a "three headed monster", coined by coach Jeff Hornacek, as combo guards rotating a two-pronged attack from both sides of the court at the same time. Conversely, the other 12 players -- three of whom are projected starters -- will each make less than $6 million next season. Sounds like a…
  • The breakdown between Channing Frye and the Phoenix Suns harkens back to old days

    Dave King
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    It appears that, above all else, money talks. And the Phoenix Suns offered a lot less than the Orlando Magic offered, causing Channing Frye to bolt the desert for the greener pastures of Orlando. At the end of the 2013-14 season, former Phoenix Suns power forward Channing Frye said that he wanted to work out an extension with the Phoenix Suns. He said that 2013-14 was one of his favorite seasons ever, and that his joy was all about the process and the team more than wins on the scoreboard. He even ranked the 2013-14 team as his second favorite team ever (presumably just behind the 2010…
  • Anthony Tolliver "Can't Wait" To Play For The Phoenix Suns

    Sean Sullivan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Suns newest stretch forward is eagerly awaiting his opportunity to help the Suns shine. Anthony Tolliver may not be one of the more heralded free agent signings of the off-season, according to the national media, but he may make a substantial impact for the Phoenix Suns. Tolliver is a 6' 8" 240 lb forward, and a six-year NBA veteran originally from Creighton University.  However, our own Jacob Padilla already did a fantastic job of detailing his history and identifying how he fits on the Suns team, so I won't rehash those details here. Instead, during today's introductory press…
  • Solar Flares 7/22: Phoenix's Summer League Concludes, New Suns, Old Suns, Tweeting With Philly

    Keith M. Scheessele
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I looked for information regarding how the Suns Summer League slate concluded.  I found nothing.  In other news: The pride of Kickapoo High School is officially a Phoenix Sun. The Lakers are still plugging away at adding to the newly introduced Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer dynasty that's underway in Los Angeles. Newly minted Suns guard Isaiah Thomas had an interesting day at a Seattle Basketball Pro-Am game last Saturday. Some think that Phoenix netted one of the top steals of the 2014 NBA free agency period thus far. Tyler Ennis struggled comparable to his Syracuse peers at the NBA's Vegas…
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    TWolves Blog

  • Analyzing the Love for Wiggins Landscape

    wallyworld
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    Please note that the following post is going to be rather dry. It is, in fact, a dry part of the year in terms of NBA news, weather, and overall body hydration so let’s assume any and all summer blog postings will remain a loose metaphor of this period in the NBA timeline. If you are reading this, you likely picked this up on Twitter (thank you for reading and dealing with my incessant complaints over the years, I promise I am far more pleasant in real life), because you have been refreshing your Twitter every 3-5 minutes like a lunatic loosely following the…
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves Today

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    So, here we are Wolves fans. The draft is done, the Summer League’s in action, and the roster has 14 players on it. The off-season’s largest of dominoes have fallen. LeBron’s dramatic home coming, Melo and Bosh’s less dramatic decisions to remain where they were, and Pau Gasol joining the Bulls, put Kevin Love at the center of the league wide talk. Funny thing is, he’s actually still under contract. We’ve heard that Danny Ainge is gunning for K-Love. We’ve heard the Cavs do not plan on trading Andrew Wiggins, and we still hear about Golden State being…
  • Thoughts on Coach Flip & General Ramblings

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Well, this offseason has been an awful lot of … “exactly-what-we-expecteds”: 1. The Twolves didn’t manage to improve in their lottery luck. 2. Kevin Love has voiced his desire to no longer be a Timberwolf 3. Flip has hired himself. Now, I have to say, this makes some sense. While I’m not thrilled with this offseason’s developments, I think this brings me at least a little bit of clarity, and sense of continuity within the organization. I know, we all were hoping for a big name and were excited about the potential of a guy like Joeger, or the pipe dreams of…
  • 2014 Draft Analysis and the Country Club Factor

    wallyworld
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    Another Wolves draft, another bad pick, another set of Country Club undertones. We will get to that shortly. Let us do the typical-thing-that-every-Wolves-blog does and provide detailed analysis of each pick as if we have seen the selection play hundreds of times, rather than judge a smattering of YouTube clips at the last minute (come on, admit it). Zach LaVine. Let’s start with the whole “fuck me” factor which, by the way, created a fan overreaction so preposterous and narrow-minded that you would have thought the kid demanded a trade during his (un-aired) post-pick…
  • The Best Option: Keeping Kevin Love

    wallyworld
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:43 am
    Ed Note: This is a contribution from Nick Robinson that I am posting on his behalf. You can follow Nick on Twitter at @RobinsoNick2013 Minnesota Timberwolves fans: it’s been a rough tenure since Kevin Garnett has left. Almost 7 years after The Big Ticket’s departure, there’s another crisis on our hands. Kevin Love is unhappy. But what’s new? Who is happy when it comes to Minnesota basketball? Things heated up this past season, when the Wolves, who put their best roster together since the KG-era, fell short in the loaded Western Conference. Publicly, Love kept quiet during the…
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    Bullets Forever - All Posts

  • After free agency, where do the Wizards stand in the Eastern Conference?

    Mike Prada
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Now that most big moves have been made, where do the Wizards rank? A lot has changed since we last went through this exercise. LeBron James' return to Cleveland has shifted the East balance of power and many other teams also made big moves one way or the other. That includes the Wizards, who let go of Trevor Ariza to sign Paul Pierce and a slew of big men that'll provide frontcourt depth. It looks like there will be as many as 11 teams fighting for eight playoff spots, depending on how you feel about the Knicks and Pistons. Those 11 teams are clustered pretty tightly together without an…
  • Washington Wizards unveil new blue alternate jersey for 2014-15 season

    Jake Whitacre
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    For the first time in the Ted Leonsis era, the Wizards have an alternate jersey. Since the Wizards switched to the red, white and blue color scheme before the start of the 2011-12 season, they've only had two uniform options: their white home jerseys and their red road jerseys. Finally, they'll have a third option for the coming season. The Wizards tweeted the news out on Tuesday morning: Summer League MVP Glen Rice Jr in our new 2014-15 alternate unis available for purchase 10/1! http://t.co/sn7eVlUcLr pic.twitter.com/2zNHrZjJ1R — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) July 22, 2014 A few…
  • The Wizards may have too many big men

    Mike Prada
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    It's a weird thing to say, but have the Wizards loaded up on their frontcourt too much at the expense of other positions? I agree with common opinion that the Wizards had a great offseason, though mostly for big-picture reasons. The Wizards did not chase a big fish, but they correctly realized they would hamstring themselves by bringing back the exact same team as last year and managed to land a meaningful fish of a different kind while maintaining flexibility for 2016. They could be better next year even while remaining in the picture for Kevin Durant in 2016, a huge accomplishment. That…
  • Glen Rice Jr. wins Summer League MVP

    Mike Prada
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    While the Wizards lost in the semifinals, the 2013 second-round pick earned the highest honor ... at least for Summer League. Bad news: the Wizards lost in the Summer League semifinals. Much better news: Glen Rice Jr. is your 2014 NBA Summer League MVP, as announced on NBATV. RT to congratulate Glen Rice, Jr. on winning the 2014 Samsung Summer League MVP award! #WizSummer2014 pic.twitter.com/mp2sDxmBDj — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) July 21, 2014 Rice cakes pic.twitter.com/nSzHyTYJl9 — Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) July 21, 2014 Rice earned the honor by averaging 25 points, 7.8 rebounds…
  • Wizards vs. Kings final score: Washington eliminated in Summer League play, 74-62

    Albert Lee
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm
    The Washington Wizards are eliminated in the Vegas Summer League semifinals, as they lose, 74-62 to the Sacramento Kings. As they say, all good things must come to an end. This tweet Mike put out there indicated that: pic.twitter.com/HMehS3i0nI — Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) July 21, 2014 Yeah, after the Wizards went 5-0 in Summer League play, they lose 74 to 62 to the Sacramento Kings. During the Vegas Summer League, we have seen Glen Rice Jr. show a lot of his best basketball, and his shot was falling more quickly than not. Today, he started off forcing his shots, and only went 1-of-6 from…
 
 
 
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    Miami Heat

  • Chris Andersen Vuelve A Firmar Con El HEAT

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    El Miami HEAT anunció hoy que el centro delantero Chris Andersen volvió a firmar con el equipo. Por política del club, lo términos del acuerdo no fueron revelados.
  • 热火续签鸟人安德森

    19 Jul 2014 | 8:21 pm
    7月19日,迈阿密-热火今日宣布正式续签前锋/中锋克里斯-安德森。根据俱乐部政策,具体细则暂不公布。 “安德森过去两年在热火功不可没,没有他,我们不可能成为2013年的总冠军,”主席帕特-莱利说。“我很开心他决定留队,期待下个赛季他有更好的表现。”
  • HEAT Signs Chris Andersen

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    MIAMI, July 19 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed forward/center Chris Andersen.
  • Udonis Haslem Vuelve A Firmar Con El HEAT

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    El Miami HEAT anunció hoy que el delantero Udonis Haslem volvió a firmar con el equipo. Por política del club, los detalles del acuerdo no fueron revelados.
  • Shabazz Napier Firma Con El HEAT

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    El Miami HEAT anunció que el defensa Shabazz Napier firmó con el equipo. Por política del club, lo términos del acuerdo no fueron revelados.
 
 
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    Los Angeles Lakers

  • Davis Poised to Prove his Worth

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    In the NBA game of seeking out "upside" that typically focuses on the draft, it's not too often that a team can acquire a young player wi
  • Lakers Sign Jordan Hill

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward/center Jordan Hill to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
  • Lakers Sign Ed Davis

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Ed Davis.
  • #DavisChat Recap

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    New Lakers forward Ed Davis took some time after his introductory press conference and various media obligations to answer fan questions
  • #SwaggyVision

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    In honor of Nick Young's return to the purple and gold, we asked
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    The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks

  • 2014 Dallas Mavericks Summer League Recap

    Bobby Karalla
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Ricky Ledo DunkRicky Ledo catches the hail mary and finishes with authority. Now that summer league is over the Mavs will turn their attention to finalizing their roster for training camp, which is just over two months away. While it’s still too early to really forecast who exactly will fill out the entire 20-man roster come October — Dallas could always make more moves, including signing free agents and making trades — some names from the Summer League roster are worth taking a look at. For starters, Ricky Ledo and Gal Mekel, both of whom performed well in Las Vegas, are…
  • Additions of Richard Jefferson, Rashard Lewis fortify Mavs’ bench

    Earl K. Sneed
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks once again appear to be building a championship contender, following the same blueprint as their 2011 NBA title team. Saturday, the Mavericks announced the free-agent signing of forward Rashard Lewis to help fortify their bench. Two days later, the Mavs added another sharpshooter from the outside, inking 13-year veteran Richard Jefferson. The two additions will now attempt to add support around the Mavericks’ core as the team tries to make another title run next season, looking to once again jell a cast of veterans together in their pursuit of a…
  • DMD Training Camp 2014

    Steve Chavera
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The post DMD Training Camp 2014 appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Mavs Sign Richard Jefferson

    Steve Chavera
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Richard Jefferson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jefferson (6-7, 234) is a 13-year veteran with career averages of 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 32.1 minutes in 934 games (772 starts) with New Jersey, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Golden State and Utah. He appeared in two NBA Finals as a New Jersey Net alongside former Mavericks Jason Kidd and Vince Carter and won a bronze medal as a member of Team USA at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Last season, Jefferson played in…
  • Greg Smith looks forward to DeJuan Blair-like role with Mavs

    Earl K. Sneed
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    LAS VEGAS – While he won’t garner the attention or headlines that the rest of the Dallas Mavericks’ summer additions have received, newly-acquired big man Greg Smith could play a role just as valuable for the team next season. Last week, the Mavericks announced that they had acquired the 6-foot-10, 250-pound Smith from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragicevic. Smith is now expected to back up center Tyson Chandler and fill the void down low left by the departure of DeJuan Blair, who the Mavs dealt to Washington in a sign-and-trade two days later in…
 
 
 
 
 
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    Knicks Defense| New York Knicks

  • Jackson Makes First Draft Selections as Knicks President: Three from the Second Round

    knicksdefense
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:26 am
    Early results are the Knicks got an A for their draft night. At pick 34: a 6’7″ small forward Cleanthony Early from Wichita State. At pick 51: a guard named Giannis Antetokounmpo, or “greek freak’s brother.” At pick 57: a euro big man project named Louis Labeyrie. The only criticisms I’ve read thus far: the Knicks, after the Tyson Chandler trade, are all guards. In a matter of days the roster seems to be more than 50 percent changed from last year. I love how they reffered to Felton as the “worst point guard in the league,” ouch! They also…
  • Jackson Makes His First Move: Chandler and Felton sent to Mavs for Calderon, Dalembert, Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, and picks 34 and 51 in the second round

    knicksdefense
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:40 pm
    We’ve got a pulse! This is the first Knicks news I’ve been excited about in a while. Calderon is a crafty player I’ve admired for years, Dalembert, been wanting his shot-blocking on the Knicks for years. Who are these guys? Shane Larkin Wayne Ellington Sorry for the crude mix tape hip hop. Hip hop hasn’t been good in years. Innovation has slowed. Back to the Knicks. These moves trim salary. Melo is on the way out. I hear that Shumpert could be moved for a pick, but now that we seemingly have two second round draft picks, maybe he stays. The most recent outrageous rumor…
  • We Quit the Garden

    knicksdefense
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Didn’t renew our season tickets. It had been five years of financial commitment to Knicks season tickets. Where this takes us as Knicks fans is unclear. I’ve been a die hard since 1988. This is a bad time to be a Knicks fan. It has been disappointing since we made the Carmelo trade.
  • Damn, where did the season go?

    knicksdefense
    11 May 2014 | 10:18 am
    Work has been difficult, a change may be coming soon. I’d like more time to write about the Knicks. Right now it just feels good to be in better weather; just returned from the park; was shooting there for around 300 shots. My shooting philosophy is mostly derived from Kenny “the Jet” smith: seems, daylight follow through is his mantra. I do a slight modification: seems, daylight extend and snap as in full extention on the shot (the two-inch theory is under-utilized in basketball) and snap the wrist for optimal projection Now I see where Trans Am gets their sound from. I…
  • All is not lost: San Antonio Spurs (5-1) @ New York Knicks (2-3)

    knicksdefense
    9 Nov 2013 | 2:08 pm
    Prigioni was inserted in the starting lineup, and the turnovers came down; Tyson sat and Bargnani delivered with 25 points 8 rebounds and 5 blocks! The rebounding and defense of Tyson Chandler was missing,and Carmelo Anthony continued his good all-around play with 28 points 8 rebounds 6 assists 1 steal and 1 block. Two of the Knicks’ losses on this early season came with last-second luck shots by the opposing team. A few free throws made and it could have been San Antonio Spurs (5-1) against the New York Knicks (4-1). New York usually plays well against the Spurs. Will Woodson continue…
 
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    ValleyoftheSuns.com

  • NBA salary cap change hurts Eric Bledsoe’s free agency

    Kevin Zimmerman
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There are more than a few reasons for the gulf between the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe’s camp when it comes to his value as a restricted free agent. I went over the details a few days ago,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Anthony Tolliver remembers the Amare Stoudemire dunk

    Kevin Zimmerman
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Casual NBA fans might not remember Anthony Tolliver for his shooting, or for his roles on the long list of teams he’s played for. They might remember that he was in the wrong place at the wrong... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

  • The New James Johnson’s Potential Impact on the Raptors

    Zarar Siddiqi
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    James Johnson, the most underwhelming and, at the same time, understandable signings made this summer. Ujiri dipped into his back pocket for spare change, threw it in the air, and out of the bushes leaps James Johnson to snuff the pack of quarters before they even hit the ground. There’s your defensive specialist for you, there’s the guy that’ll stop next year’s Joe Johnson, and that’s the guy that’ll push Ross for minutes. For a $2.5 million salary, a player of Johnson’s caliber is about what you’re going to get and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, given the constraints…
  • Ushering in the Golden Generation of Canadian Basketball

    William Lou
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Quotes from Day 2 of Canada Basketball’s practice at the Air Canada Center. The Golden Generation of Canadian Men’s Basketball isn’t here yet, but it’s on the way. With names like Tyler Ennis, Tristan Thompson, Andrew Nicholson, Kelly Olynyk, Nik Stauskas, Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins selected in the first round of the NBA draft over the last three years, it’s hard not to be excited for Canada’s basketball future. At this rate, the day will soon come when Canada has to say no to an NBA player. Imagine that. Excitement for basketball in Canada is…
  • Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 21 – Eastern Conference Preview

    Zarar Siddiqi
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Free-agency’s winding down, the roster’s are taking shape and the major pieces in the East are set. The pod takes a moment (well, more than hour to be precise) to examine the state of the Eastern Conference with an analysis of every single club, right from the depths of darkness to the summit of glory. Tune in as Andrew, Will, and Zarar take you through a journey starting at Luke Ridnour and ending at LeBron James. There’s also deep analysis mention of the Dwight Buycks and Diante Garrett waivers. Teams are grouped in six categories and the individual and average predictions…
  • Reports: Diante Garrett Waived, Dwight Buycks likely signs in Europe

    William Lou
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Masai Ujiri is shuffling around the end of the bench. Two pieces of news to pass along. First, Diante Garrett was waived by the team, along with fellow point guard Dwight Buycks. The @Raptors have requested waivers on guards Dwight Buycks and Diante Garrett. #RTZ — RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) July 19, 2014 Furthermore, Buycks is likely on his way out of the NBA, as a number of European clubs are in hot pursuit. Soon-to-be FA guard Dwight Buycks has offers from Euro-power teams Olympiacos and Valencia, agent @ChrisPatrickJr confirms. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 19, 2014 First off, this leaves…
  • Report: Raptors Waive Dwight Buycks

    Zarar Siddiqi
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/490522125988397057 According to that guy, Buycks has been released which, to be fair, is a pretty obvious course of action to take.  With the Raptors already fielding Lowry, Vasquez, and Lou Williams at the point, Buycks has become dispensable.  Any chance that the guy might have had of making the team probably went down the drain when he approached summer league as a shoot-first tournament instead of trying to quarterback the team. There was some hope of him making the team after Nando De Colo left for CSKA Moscow, but clearly it wasn’t…
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    Hoopfeed.com

  • Sixteen-year WNBA veteran Becky Hammon to retire at the end of the 2014 season

    Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    From the Stars: San Antonio Stars guard and 16-year WNBA veteran, Becky Hammon, will retire at the conclusion of the 2014 WNBA season, the team announced today. Hammon will end her career as the Stars all-time leader in assists, points per game and three-point field goals made. A six-time WNBA All-Star, Hammon was named one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time in July of 2011. Becky Hammon Hammon holds career averages of 13.1 points, 3.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 28.0 minutes in 440 games. She was named to the All-WNBA First Team twice and the All-WNBA Second Team twice in her 16…
  • Around the League: WNBA statistical roundup and notes going into the 2nd half of the season

    Cheryl Coward
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Standings Individual Statistics Notes and Tidbits Key Dates Standings EAST W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK ATLANTA 1 15 6 0.714 0.0 10-6 10-2 5-4 7-3 L 1 INDIANA 2 11 12 0.478 5.0 9-7 5-8 6-4 5-5 W 1 WASHINGTON 3 10 13 0.435 6.0 6-6 4-7 6-6 5-5 W 1 CONNECTICUT 4 10 14 0.417 6.5 6-9 7-5 3-9 2-8 L 1 NEW YORK 5 8 13 0.381 7.0 5-8 7-5 1-8 5-5 W 1 CHICAGO 6 8 14 0.364 7.5 7-7 5-7 3-7 2-8 L 6 WEST W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK PHOENIX 1 18 3 0.857 0.0 12-2 10-1 8-2 10-0 W 12 MINNESOTA 2 17 6 0.739 2.0 11-4 10-1 7-5 8-2 W 4 SAN ANTONIO 3 11 12 0.478 8.0 6-9 4-6 7-6 4-6 L 3 LOS ANGELES…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-21-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby rips #NCAA enforcement, says 'cheating pays' (CBSSports) http://t.co/7sCmNL04yE -> ATL Dream coach Michael Cooper to take short medical leave to receive treatment for early stage tongue cancer http://t.co/3TLfy2bK62 #wnba -> Seattle Storm sign 6-6 center Waltiea Rolle to a seven-day contract. http://t.co/CSPfBd8Jit #wnba -> #WNBA Players of the Week: East – Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) | West – Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) -> UConn: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis becomes Huskies' senior citizen (SNY) http://t.co/jiZA9f1I2J…
  • Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper to take short medical leave to receive treatment for early stage tongue cancer

    Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Michael Cooper during a postgame press conference at the 2014 WNBA All-Star game. From the Dream: The Atlanta Dream announced today that head coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer, and will take a temporary leave of absence from the team. Cooper will undergo a surgical procedure this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta. Typical recovery time for the procedure is two weeks. A full recovery is anticipated following the surgical procedure. During Cooper’s absence from the team, assistant coach Karleen Thompson will assume head…
  • Los Angeles Sparks fire head coach Carol Ross

    Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    LOS ANGELES (October 7, 2012) – Sparks head coach Carol Ross poses with her award for 2012 Coach of the Year prior. Photo by Jon SooHoo/NBAE via Getty Images. The Los Angeles Sparks entered the WNBA All-Star break after dropping a home game to Washington preceded by three wins on the road. However, the team’s 10-12 record includes seven losses at home. With the season at the halfway mark, the Sparks front office decided a change was necessary and fired head coach Carol Ross. Ross joined the Sparks as head coach in 2012, amassing a 61 – 36 career record in two and a half…
 
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    Sheridan Hoops

  • PODCAST: More on Bulls’ Big Trade Offer for Kevin Love

    Chris Sheridan
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    I reported this morning that the Chicago Bulls have made an offer of Nikola Mirotic, TajGibson, and Doug McDermott to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Love. Naturally, this was big news in Chicago — especially since it comes one day after both McDermott and Mirotic signed their rookie contracts. They cannot be traded for another 29 days. I talked about the Bulls’ offer, and how it stacks up against other teams’ offers, in this interview with the Carman & Jurko Show on ESPN1000 Radio in Chicago. New Basketball Podcasts with Sheridan Hoops Radio on…
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bulls have offered Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic for Love

    Chris Sheridan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    The Chicago Bulls have offered a package of Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a league source told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday. The package is extremely intriguing to the Timberwolves, but there is a catch; it cannot be completed for another 29 days because McDermott and Mirotic signed their rookie contracts Tuesday. NBA rules prohibit rookies from being traded within the first 30 days of inking their rookie deals. That could be good news for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who still have not signed Andrew…
  • Free Agency Leftovers: July 23 Update — Durant to Wizards in ’16?

    Chris Sheridan
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    This is the part of the summer when we wait … and when waiting can be divided into short waits, long waits and really long waits. In Category One, it’ll be a short wait before the Kevin Durant-to-Washington speculation takes on a life of its own. KD will be in Team USA training camp beginning Sunday, and he’ll be bombarded with questions about what he plans to do when he becomes a free agent in 23 months. The Wizards are a logical destination if Durant wants to follow LeBron James’ lead and return to his hometown. In Category Two, it’ll likely be a long wait…
  • Tweet of the Night: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to help Roy Hibbert with post game

    James Park
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Few players struggled as much as Roy Hibbert did on offense last season, and the Indiana Pacers intend to do something about it over the summer. For the past few weeks, rumors have circulated that the Pacers are quietly exploring the option of trading Hibbert. Larry Bird, however, may be looking to give his starting center a chance to improve by working with the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The trio enjoyed a night out on Tuesday, and Abdul-Jabbar announced after that he would help Hibbert become a force: Pacer fans get ready for next season. I’m helping to get Roy ready to become a…
  • Tweet of the Day: Amid Roster Change, Drummond Staying With Zero

    Michael Brumagin
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The NBA offseason continues to roll along, complete with Kevin Love trade talks seeming to have spiked to an all-time high. If you’re interested, our own Chris Sheridan spoke with Dan Bickley on KTAR 98.7 regarding the latest on a potential trade. The Detroit Pistons have had a rather busy offseason. Theirs began with the hiring of a new head coach and president of basketball operations, Stan Van Gundy. Lacking a first round draft pick, they drafted Colorado point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, whom they have recently signed to a three-year contract with the first two years guaranteed.
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  • Peachtree Hoops Mailbag: Talking the offseason, training camp and more

    Kris Willis
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The dog days of the NBA summer are rapidly approaching and with them we start to turn our attention towards training camp in this month's edition of the mailbag. Another great response to our mailbag this month so thank you to everyone who sent in questions. Let's get right to it! Do you think that as complied currently, the Hawks are content at/with we have at the 2 and 3? Do you see us signing an inexpensive plug and play or just rolling with it? Finally, with 6-8 mil approx left in cap space, what could they be saving this for if saving it at all? I think the Hawks went into the offseason…
  • WNBA 2014: Maya Moore's big night leads Lynx over Dream

    Kris Willis
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Maya Moore finished with a career-high 48 points to help lead the Minnesota Lynx over the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double overtime. If Tuesday night's game is any indication, a WNBA Finals rematch between the Atlanta Dream and the Minnesota Lynx could be fun. The Lynx salvaged a split in the season series Tuesday night with a 112-108 double overtime win thanks to a superhuman performance from Maya Moore. Moore was held to just 10 points in the previous meeting as the focal point of Atlanta's defensive effort. On Tuesday, Moore was ready for the challenge and piled up 48 points, 10 rebounds…
  • 2014 WNBA: Dream emerge from break to take on defending champs

    Kris Willis
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Atlanta Dream begin the final stretch of the season with a Finals rematch against the Minnesota Lynx. The Atlanta Dream return from the All-Star Break Tuesday night as they face the defending WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx in a rematch of last season's Finals. It was quite an All-Star Weekend for several Dream players and the coaching staff. Rookie Shoni Schimmel stole the show in Phoenix as she captured MVP honors after a record setting 29 point performance in the Eastern Conference's 125-124 win. She was joined by teammates Angel McCoughtry and Erika de Souza in the East's starting lineup…
  • Mike Scott, Shelvin Mack still waiting out free agency

    Kris Willis
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Restricted free agency can be no fun for players and a pair of Hawks are still waiting and looking for offers. The NBA's free agency period is into its fourth week and there has been virtually nothing in regards to restricted free agents Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack. Being a restricted free agent is tough for players and both Scott and Mack need look no further than the situation that Jeff Teague found himself in last summer as proof. With most of the big names now off the board, teams will now turn their attentions to rounding out there rosters. Additionally, there are several teams out there…
  • Dennis Schröder shows expanded game at Summer League

    Kris Willis
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Atlanta Hawks' second-year guard Dennis Schröder rebounded from a slow start to put up a solid summer league performance. Second-year guard Dennis Schröder went to Summer League as a player with a lot to prove. Schröder had a solid summer league campaign as a rookie and entered the regular season as the Atlanta Hawks' backup point guard. However, he lost that job early on to Shelvin Mack and struggled to find consistent playing time there after. At first glance, Schröder's numbers from Las Vegas don't inspire. He shot 40 percent from the field in the six games including 31 percent from…
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  • A portrait of Austin Daye

    Michael Erler
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:02 pm
    The third in a series of profiles on each member of the 2013-2014 San Antonio Spurs. Five years ago Austin Daye was Kawhi Leonard. The 15th overall pick of the 2009 draft, despite playing for Gonzaga in the mid-major West Coast Conference, Daye was a 6'11" string bean who had a couple of NBA-specific qualities -- shooting and mismatch height to go with it -- that had scouts drooling. He could even put it on the floor a little and finish around the basket. The word "potential" was tossed around in conjunction with him so often that it might as well have been his middle name. Must Reads A…
  • Hanging with the Spurs during the Trophy Tour in Australia

    Angus Crawford
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Embarking on an unprecedented journey, accompanied by the Larry O'Brien Trophy, Patty Mills and Aron Baynes have wrapped up their hectic six day stretch along the east coast of Australia. Winning a championship has its perks. It's a fast track to increased notoriety and adoration, and in many cases, it leads to an inflated salary. But never before has this sequence of events been coupled with a rite of passage similar to what has been granted to the foreign legion of the 2014 Spurs. Depending on the level of your offseason interest, you may have noticed that--for the first time in its…
  • The next chapter in the Manu Ginobili injury saga

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The situation regarding Manu Ginobili's injury seems to get more complicated by the minute. Here's the latest update, in which it looks like Manu will play in the FIBA World Cup in Spain As you probably remember, Manu Ginobili received an exit physical from the Spurs in which a stress fracture was found in his fibula. The Spurs doctors set a timetable of eight weeks for it to heal, which guaranteed Manu was going to miss the World Cup to be held in Spain in late August. Manu sought a second opinion and an independent doctor was more optimistic, setting the timetable at four to five weeks.
  • How Gregg Popovich and LeBron James respond to adversity

    kami_
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    They're from different backgrounds, have different approaches, and represent different generations. Their situations and challenges couldn't be more dissimilar. But all the same, there's a mirror image between these two men. Two weeks ago, the Spurs posted two sentences to their page on NBA.com, stating that Gregg Popovich would coach the Spurs for an unspecified number of additional seasons. Two days later, LeBron James had an essay published in Sports Illustrated announcing his decision to return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers. And the world proceeded to freak out. The sky turned red as…
  • J.R. Wilco talks about Patty Mills and Davis Bertans on the Phil Naessens Show

    J.R. Wilco
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Defending Champion San Antonio Spurs sure has a nice ring to it! Defending champion San Antonio Spurs certainly has a nice ring to it. I joined Phil on his daily Phil Naessens Show and we talked Davis Bertans signing with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia and how Spurs friendly his contract is, some of the pitfalls of playing overseas and Phil believes signing Patty Mills was the steal of the NBA Free Agency period. I had a great time as usual and I think you will enjoy the segment. If you are interested in the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets please continue listening after segment one. I'll…
 
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  • Los Angeles Lakers: Dreaming of Doc?

    Nick Ostiller
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers remain the **only team in the NBA without a head coach**. The franchise has conducted three interviews with Byron Scott, who many believe is the frontrunner for the job. However, **with the Donald Sterling fiasco affecting the Clippers, the Lakers may be holding out for the leader of their Staples Center co-tenants**. According to Clippers interim CEO Dick Parsons, head coach [Doc Rivers might leave the team if Sterling remains owner](http://www.sportscity.com/nba-rumors-doc-rivers-to-quit-if-donald-sterling-remains-clippers-owner/2014/07/22/). This spring, Clippers…
  • USA select team

    Jaudat Ali
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    The young players named to the 2014 USA Basketball Select squad are Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Trey Burke (Utah Jazz); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks); Tobias Harris (Orlando Magic); Doug McDermott (Chicago Bulls);Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic); Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets); Miles Plumlee (Phoenix Suns);Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics); Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers); and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets). There are some names that make sense while some are surprising. Nonetheless, this is a talented group…
  • Cavaliers and Utah complete 4 player trade!

    Jaudat Ali
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Utah jazz completed a 4 player trade which gives Cleveland; John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy. The Cavaliers will send Carrick Felix, future 2nd and $1M to the Jazz. With a team involved in serious trade talks for Kevin Love, this move might be a precursor to bigger things. This deal gives the Cavaliers 3 non-guaranteed contracts to facilitate future possible trades. None of the players jump out at you. The Cavaliers also plan to sign Wiggins in the coming days which will put a 30 day stop on any trades regarding Wiggins. **How do you see these moves…
  • Dallas Mavericks in talks with free agent Jameer Nelson

    Kenrry Valderrama
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    Jameer Nelson being cut this offseason by the Orlando Magic, is now set in talks with the Mavericks with the possiablity of bringing his talents to Dallas. The Mavericks lacking 3-point shooters, will now look at Jameer Nelson to help from outside the arc. Nelson averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 assists per game with the Magic last season. The Mavs need another veteran point guard, with Devin Harris and Raymond Felton as their only veteran options; Nelson may be past his prime but he could still be a good fit with the Mavericks. **Do you think Nelson would be a good fit with the Mavericks?**
  • Chicago Bulls sign Aaron Brooks

    Kenrry Valderrama
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:41 am
    The Chicago Bulls have officially announced the signing of veteran guard Aaron Brooks, who split time last season with the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets; averaging 9.0 points and 3.2 assist per game. Brooks being able to play both guard positions is great for the Bulls, as Brooks is a solid player of the bench, and knowing Derrick Rose has only been able to participate 49 games in the last past years, Aaron Brooks looks like a good addition. > "We're excited to add a player as experienced and talented as Aaron to our group," Bulls GM Gar Forman said in a statement. **What do you think of…
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Raptors to Hold Training Camp In Vancouver This October

    Stephen Brotherston
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The Toronto Raptors announced that they will hold the second half of their training camp and play a preseason game against the Kings in Vancouver this October.
  • Steve Nash Is Having Fun Helping Team Canada

    Stephen Brotherston
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team General Manager Steve Nash could be seen having a lot of fun hanging out and playing basketball over the three days of practice at the Air Canada Centre. “Their careers are an incredible source of pride for me,” Nash said. “So to watch them develop and grow and play is huge.”
  • Canada Missing Wiggins, Stauskas, Ennis, Bennett, Thompson

    Stephen Brotherston
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:24 pm
    As Team Canada prepares to head overseas for a series of 11 exhibition games against the top National basketball teams in Europe, they will be missing many of the current and future star players who will be needed next summer in order to win a trip to the 2016 Olympics. For various reasons Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Joel Anthony, Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas and Tyler Ennis will not be playing for the Senior Men’s National Team this time around.
  • Cory Joseph Brings Leadership To A Young Team Canada

    Stephen Brotherston
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Canada’s Senior Mens National Team (SMNT) is young, so young in fact that General Manager Steve Nash says, “Guys that have been in the NBA for two or three years, those are veterans on this team.” Cory Joseph is one of those veterans and Team Canada is looking to him for leadership as they head out on an 11 game exhibition series in Europe that starts on Thursday in Slovenia.
  • Team Canada Is Getting Canadian Players And Coaches Jobs

    Stephen Brotherston
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Playing for Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team can do more for a young Canadian basketball player than just boost his national pride, there are professional jobs to be won as a result of playing for one’s Country. “If it opens up opportunities for our players to keep playing and become employed as basketball players then it’s a great trip,” Head Coach Jay Triano.
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    Basketball Bicker

  • 1 LeBron James Championship in Cleveland Is Worth Michael Jordan’s 6?

    bostonbobby22
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    LeBron James will try to bring Cleveland Cavaliers its first NBA title. One in the Cleveland hand is worth 6 in the books? Yes. It is in fact. If Mr. LeBron James brings an NBA title to the city of Cleveland, that ONE championship will be worth just as much as Michael Jordan’s vaunted 6 rings. Alright, stop making that face…put down the baseball bat…use your inhaler….REEEELAAAAAX… Just stay with me for a couple hundred words or two… When I think of Cleveland, I think of a few things. The screwball (yes, intended) comedy “Major League” starring Tom Berenger and tiger blood…
  • Why the Utah Jazz must keep Gordon Hayward at all costs

    ronron
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    The Utah Jazz are reportedly planning to retain Gordon Hayward at all costs. The 24 – year old guard is now a restricted free agent and he is projected to draw much interest from various teams around the league. Hayward will most probably receive offers as big as $10-12 million annually and as a result the Jazz will have to overpay him to keep him in their arsenal. So, does such a move make sense for Utah? Or should the Jazz allow Hayward to walk if he becomes too expensive to retain? The two sides failed to agree on an extension during the 2013 – 2014 campaign and the Utah Jazz were…
  • Projected NBA Draft Top 5 Picks – Embiid Falls At Number 5

    ronron
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:41 am
    Joel Embiid’s injury really shook the NBA Draft picture. The 7 – footer Kansas product was projected to be the top pick of the upcoming loaded draft but his broken foot will cause him to slip several spots, maybe even land below the top 5. Let’s see how the draft picture shapes up for the top 5 spots after Embiid’s injury. No.1: Jabari Parker The Cleveland Cavaliers were projected to select Joel Embiid at the top of the draft but now, Jabari Parker seems to be the most rational choice. Parker is the most NBA – ready player out of the entire 2014 draft class and he can make his…
  • Who will stay and who will leave the San Antonio Spurs?

    ronron
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:37 pm
    The San Antonio Spurs did it. They dethroned The King, LeBron James. They broke the dynasty of the Miami Heat and they took revenge for their devastating loss last year, one which came in the hands of the same opponent they routed this season. A big celebration started in San Antonio, one which can last much like the success of this extraordinary team has managed to last in time until now. The big question for the Spurs moving forward is if they can stick together. Who will stay and who will leave San Antonio this summer? The answers to those questions might define if the Spurs can repeat…
  • Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 By NBA for Game 2 Flop

    Emmanuel Altenor
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Dwyane Wade was fined $5,000 by the league for his flop on Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. D. Wade got the two free throws, Ginobili out of the game and his Miami Heat came out on top, so we’re guessing he’s cool with how things turned out. The post Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 By NBA for Game 2 Flop appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
 
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    OneBasketball

  • The Rebirth Of The Triangle Offense: Inspired By The New York Knicks Summer League

    Tammer Farid
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    I am fascinated by the Triangle Offense. Here is a system that is responsible for 11 NBA championships yet suddenly it has disappeared from the league. The main reason for my infatuation, is unlike the predominate pick and roll offenses that most NBA teams run these days, the Triangle is an offense that involves ball movement, player movement, structure, play-making, and best of all flow. The Triangle Offense also carries with it this mythical legend that it is too difficult to learn and too difficult to teach. That you need an MJ, Kobe or Shaq to be able to be successful with it. That it…
  • {Players} 11 Basketball Recruiting Tips To Help You Stand Out In Front Of Coaches And Scouts

    Tammer Farid
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Basketball is now a year-round sport. Whether you are in-season or playing in the summer, college coaches and scouts are out in abundance, evaluating, recruiting and scouting talent.  For you, the player, the games you play are chances to impress and give a demonstration of your physical resume. If you want to continue on to play college basketball, it is in your best interest to understand what the coaches you are “interviewing” for are looking at and how you can best maximize every minute you are in their presence. First, let’s address your mentality. It can be a nerve-racking time…
  • Quick Hitters Volume 5: World Cup Soccer, Offensive Spacing, Physical Literacy and More

    Tammer Farid
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:44 pm
      One of my main goals this year is to learn about other sports in an effort to find correlations, teaching points, and other tidbits that can translate to the game of basketball. With the exciting World Cup Soccer tournament happening these past few weeks, I found the perfect place to both enjoy and learn from “the beautiful game” itself. I have jotted down some random thoughts and concepts and in this post, I would like to share them with you. Here are some of my biggest takeaways and basketball coaching tips from watching numerous World Cup soccer matches: 1. Watch soccer…
  • Are You Coachable?

    Tammer Farid
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    Take five minutes to look in the mirror and give yourself an honest assessment in regards to the following questions: Am I open to other people’s ideas? Do I listen more than I talk? Am I open to changing my mind based on new info? Do I really admit when I am wrong? Do I ask questions even when it may expose my ignorance? Do I act differently when I get criticized?  Do I have a response or excuse every time someone makes a comment about my performance? Am I approachable?  The answers you came up with will tell you a lot about how coachable you are. And if you are like the rest of us, you…
  • The Death Of The Jab Step

    Tammer Farid
    15 Jun 2014 | 6:24 pm
    With the recent success of the San Antonio Spurs, basketball fans are clamoring for more NBA teams to adopt their fun and majestic style of play. I see this as a potential ignition point for a change in the way we teach offense, develop individual players and improve decision-making skills. Top Teamwork Plays of the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs I will be the first one to agree that basketball is a game of deception and misdirection. Players must keep the defense off-balance and use multiple tools from their offensive toolbox to score. But I also believe that players should learn to use the most…
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    The League News

  • Bulls Join Push For Kevin Love

    Liam OBrien
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    While the Cleveland Cavaliers consider themselves increasingly closer to striking a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves which would send Kevin Love to Northeast Ohio in exchange for first-overall pick Andrew Wiggins, the Chicago Bulls have entered the race for the three-time All-Star with a late push. Could Chicago be the ultimate destination for Kevin Love? The Bulls have replaced the Golden State Warriors as Cleveland’s biggest competition for landing Love, as the Bay Area squad is unwilling to relinquish knock- down shooter Klay Thompson, valuing the presence of the Splash Brothers…
  • Cavaliers Take Another Step Towards Love

    Nick Close
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    It’s no secret that the management team of the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to surround new-and-old-Cav LeBron James with world-class talent to ensure he not only wins in Cleveland, but stays in Cleveland when both his player option comes up next season and his contract is fully up in 2016. It’s also no secret that current-Minnesota Timberwolf Kevin Love has been the focal point of that goal, but the Timberwolves’ GM Milt Newton and their part-owner, president of basketball operations, and head coach Flip Saunders are adamant that they won’t just give up Love for…
  • Bulls Officially Sign Aaron Brooks

    Liam OBrien
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The Chicago Bulls have finally found a viable backup for star Derrick Rose, officially signing free agent point guard Aaron Brooks on Tuesday. The addition of Aaron Brooks as a backup to Derrick Rose will prove extremely beneficial to Chicago. The veteran, who could fill in at the shooting guard position as well if needed, averaged 9.0 points and 3.2 assists per game while splitting time between the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets in 2013-14. The finding of a proven 1 in Brooks could be paramount to Chicago’s success this upcoming season, as Rose has proven his inability to remain…
  • Celtics Add Evan Turner

    Zach Drapkin
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The Celtics drafted Marcus Smart and James Young in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Boston Celtics started the rebuilding process immediately when they traded their stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets in the 2013 offseason. Boston then acquired some more young assets, and had a pretty bad season that landed them the sixth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. With that pick, the Celts took Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, and with their next pick, the 17th overall, they took Kentucky swing player James Young. These picks added to the depth, youth, and potential of the Boston roster, in…
  • Kevin Love: Warrior or Cavalier?

    Zach Drapkin
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Love expressed his desire to leave Minnesota at the start of the 2014 offseason. To start the 2014 NBA offseason, Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love’s request to be traded was made public, and so the trade rumors began. First there were talks of Love maybe going to Boston or New York, which didn’t result in any deals due to the Celtics’ and Knicks’ inabilities to give any valuable pieces to Minnesota in exchange for Love. Then there was a chance that K-Love could fall to the Rockets, but that also amounted to nothing. Now, the only two teams left in the running…
 
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