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  • NBA Breakout Players: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could challenge for Most Improved Player

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    Jason Brunskowski
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:07 pm
    With what Stan Van Gundy has done to the roster, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a chance to break out. With the NBA season fast approaching, SB Nation NBA is highlighting players believed to be break out this season. This is DBB's submission. Stan Van Gundy now has his own team. All that is left from what he inherited is Brandon Jennings, Andre Drummond, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. After trading for Reggie Jackson and making more moves this offseason, Van Gundy has his team. But while people are talking about how Jackson and Drummond are going to thrive, people might be overlooking KCP.
  • The Undrafted, Episode 1

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    Florian Gheorghe
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    NBA is not only about the LeBrons, the Currys and the Kobes, it’s also about the guys who fight every summer for a roster spot.
  • Top NBA Prospects in the Pac-12, Part 3: Ivan Rabb Scouting Video

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    3 Sep 2015 | 8:43 am
    Mike Schmitz continues our coverage of the top NBA prospects in the Pac-12 with a video scouting report of the #3 prospect in the conference, Cal's Ivan Rabb.
  • How the Pistons can win 50 games in 2015-16

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    2 Sep 2015 | 6:59 am
    Preseason prognosticators may doubt that Detroit has any shot at making the playoffs, but if the team can build upon last season’s successes, it may even battle for a top-four seed. So ESPN has already weighed in with its prediction that the Pistons will win 35 games and finish 11th in the Eastern Conference. This view is a safe projection, predicated on the fact that the team suffered through a disappointing 2014-15, lost a key player (Greg Monroe) in free agency, and has added many new faces to its roster. But a closer look at what happened last year, plus the new players Coach Stan Van…
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    4 Sep 2015 | 6:29 am
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  • The Detroit Pistons Trained With UFC Fighters

    Marcel Mutoni
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The Detroit Pistons most likely won’t win the 2015-16 NBA title, but they could probably do OK should a fight break out. A bunch of Pistons players did some intense MMA training with UFC dudes this week in Sin City. The #DetroitGrind continues in Vegas with @UFC — Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) September 3, 2015 The @DetroitPistons are on their #DetroitGrind this week at #TUFGym! 📷 @BrandonMagnus — UFC (@ufc) September 1, 2015 This was a team-building exercise for the Pistons, one of the more intriguing squads…
  • WATCH: Tony Parker Stars in Beats By Dre Ad

    Marcel Mutoni
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:45 am
    With EuroBasket 2015 kicking off this weekend, Team France superstar Tony Parker is featured in the latest spot for Beats By Dre. Prêt à relever le défi avec l'Equipe de France ! @BeatsByDreFR #TousEnsemble #EDF2015 — Tony Parker (@tonyparker) September 4, 2015 Plus qu'un jour avant l'#EuroBasket2015 ! Trop hâte 🔵⚪️🔴 1 day to go #EuroBasket2015 ! Excited 🔵⚪️🔴 — Tony Parker (@tonyparker) September 4, 2015 The commercial travels down a familiar route for the Beats brand, as Parker shields himself from the haters with his…
  • Rabble.TV Spotlight: The Left Bench

    Max Resetar
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:46 am
    As we introduced last week, Rabble offers a platform for anyone to call live professional sports games. Users can be commentators for the NBA, NCAA, NFL, MLB—basically any sport you’d like. Take, for example, The Left Bench, a sports blog with nearly 60 broadcasts on Rabble, run by a group of students who have used the free service to become legitimate broadcasters. University of Maryland students Michael Stern Kofie Yeboah and Justin Meyer founded The Left Bench in 2013 and are joined on the site’s leadership board by Jake Britton and Maggie Gottlieb. They have 26 other…
  • WATCH: Jabari Parker Plays Streetball With Random Kids

    Marcel Mutoni
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:30 am
    Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker showed up at Jesse Owens Park in Chicago and briefly hooped with some lucky youngsters earlier this week. The Windy City native has been busy this summer working hard to recover from a devastating ACL injury that derailed an otherwise promising rookie campaign. A rare look behind the scenes @JabariParker rehab journey!! #acl #rehabrocks — Suki Hobson (@sukihobson) July 13, 2015 Jabari Parker going up!! #OwnTheFuture — Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 25, 2015 The post WATCH: Jabari Parker Plays…
  • John Wall Got a $20K Portrait of John Wall for His Birthday

    Marcel Mutoni
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:10 am
    Washington Wizards All-Star guard received what any self-respecting millionaire should own for his upcoming 25th birthday: a gaudy self-portrait said to be worth twenty large. The painting was presented to Wall earlier this week at a star-studded dinner. There’s a huge bash planned for the young Point God in Hollywood this weekend; surely, you’ll have no trouble getting in. Tomorrow! #FeatureFridaysLA celebrates @johnwall birthday, hosted by @liltunechi! #PlayhouseHW #JohnWall #LilWayne — Playhouse Nightclub (@playhousehw) September 3, 2015 Per…
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  • Revealed: Adidas J Wall 2, John Wall’s Signature Shoe

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:41 pm
    How hot are John Wall’s new signature shoes? The adidas J Wall 2 are inspired by his highlight reel of signature 360 layups, no-look passes and smothering defense. The J Wall 2 is designed to enhance John’s elite speed on the court while reflecting his energetic, vibrant style off it. John collaborated with adidas to create a shoe that elevates his ability to penetrate the lane, create off the dribble and blow by the best basketball players in the world. “We wanted to create a shoe that helps my game and represents my style,” John said. “The shoe really shows what I love about…
  • Jimmy Kimmel Joins NBA Stars In Hilarious New Foot Locker Spot

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Foot Locker just releases a hilarious new spot which stars comedian Jimmy Kimmel alongside NBA stars Damian Lillard, 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year and Andrew Wiggins, 2015 NBA Rookie of the Year Having been Rookie of the Year himself, Damian Lillard gives Andrew Wiggins a little advice on the importance of constantly evolving. Dame doesn’t want Andrew to turn out like Bobby Butter (Jimmy Kimmel), a streetball legend whose own failure to evolve (like dressing in outdated gear from the 80’s and engaging in zany trash talk during a pickup game) kept him from ever getting to the next level.
  • EuroBasket 2015 Is Nearly Here: Who To Watch Out For

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Europe’s premier basketball tournament, EuroBasket, is set to take place between September 5-20. The tournament is Europe’s biggest basketball event and is overseen by FIBA Europe. It will no doubt bring more attention to the sport within Europe, following on from the 2014 FIBA World Cup, which was hosted in Spain and was a huge success across the entire continent. It pulled in impressive audience figures who enjoyed the game both live and via television. The success of the World Cup showed that European nations are serious about developing their homegrown basketball talent.
  • adidas Unveils ‘Avengers’ Basketball Shoe Collection

    11 Jun 2015 | 12:53 pm
    This summer, adidas has teamed up with Marvel Studios to introduce the limited edition Avengers basketball shoe collection. Drawing inspiration from comic book characters of the big screen, the retro collection pays homage to Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor from the blockbuster film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Design specs include colorways tailored to each superhero, icon graphics featured in the sockliner and the Avengers logo highlighted on the tongue. Captain America Displaying the hero’s signature red and white stripes with adidas’ three, this Crazy 97 blends a bold, blue…
  • Watch The Trailer For ‘Nowtizki: The Perfect Shot’

    4 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Thirteen-time All-Star, League MVP, Finals MVP, NBA Superstar Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest and most famous athletes of all time as the first non-American to lead his team to a NBA victory. Nowtizki: The Perfect Shot was produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Leopold Hoesch and features exclusive NBA footage and interviews with NBA legends such as Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd, Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban, David Stern, Don Nelson and former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt covering the incredible success story of Dirk Nowitzki, from second…
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  • Ball Don't Five: The Top Five Retired Players That Never Made an All-Star Team

    Kelly Dwyer
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:28 pm
    As we continue to work our way through the endless summer between the Finals and Opening Night, we'll pause each Friday to briefly consider and count down some NBA-related topic of note. We like starting lineups and round numbers, so we'll run through a handful of items each week. With a nod to our friends at Dr. Saturday, welcome to Ball Don't Five This week's installment: The Top Five Retired Players That Never Made an All-Star Team. 5. Lamar Odom. It’s arguable that Odom never truly had an All-Star season, so his placement on this list is more of a career honor than a knock at, say, the…
  • Dunk History: Dwyane Wade welcomes Anderson Varejao to his ‘Kodak moment’

    Paul Palladino
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:59 am
    As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History Today, Paul Palladino remembers how Dwyane Wade went up, over and straight through Anderson Varejao during a 2009-10 meeting between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. As members of the historic 2003 draft class, Dwyane Wade and LeBron…
  • BDL 25: Can the Golden State Warriors be that perfect again?

    Eric Freeman
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:34 am
    The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it's time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to get you up to speed on where the most fascinating teams, players, and people stand on the brink of 2015-16. There are few precedents for the 2014-15 Golden State Warriors, a group that jumped from perennial playoff participant to wire-to-wire best team in…
  • BDL 25: Will DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings make it to January?

    Ben Rohrbach
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it's time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to get you up to speed on where the most fascinating teams, players, and people stand on the brink of 2015-16. Most seasons, we assume the Kings won’t make it to November before counting their Ping Pong balls, so wondering if they’ll last until January…
  • The Clippers are planning to add a mascot, so here are some suggestions

    Eric Freeman
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:36 am
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has made no secret of his plans to change the identity of the most consistently shameful and mismanaged organization in NBA history. Not engaging in overt racism means that he has already been an improvement over Donald Sterling, although early returns on the franchise's new uniforms and logos have not been positive. Despite that early mix of positives and negatives, Ballmer's ability to overhaul the Clippers' image must be obsessed at least a bit into the future, when we can take a broader view of his tenure and his vision for the city's second-most…
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  • Pistons news: Detroit poised for big things in 2016; SI's NBA Rankings; UFC team bonding

    Vincent Diringer
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:48 am
    Former Pistons predicting a successful season for new look Motor City squad Detroit's offseason moves have been met with mixed reactions around the League, with many pundits not sure what to make of the revamped roster put together by Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bower. The Pistons added Ersan Ilyasova prior to the draft, drafted Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard before agreeing to terms with former Spur Aron Baynes and re-signing Reggie Jackson and Joel Anthony. The team then pulled the trigger on two trades that resulted in Motown bringing in Marcus Morris, Danny Granger, Reggie Bullock and…
  • Eric Moreland re-signs with Sacramento Kings

    Vincent Diringer
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:40 am
    The Pistons had been considered "frontrunners" to sign the forward. The Sacramento Kings have signed Eric Moreland to a one-year contract with "significant guarantees" according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. Sources: free agent Eric Moreland has reached agreement on a one-year contract to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings. Significant guarantees. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 3, 2015 Detroit had been linked to the sophomore earlier in the week, with all indications pointing toward Motown signing the forward to a non-guaranteed training camp deal. However, it seems…
  • NBA Breakout Players: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could challenge for Most Improved Player

    Jason Brunskowski
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:07 pm
    With what Stan Van Gundy has done to the roster, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a chance to break out. With the NBA season fast approaching, SB Nation NBA is highlighting players believed to be break out this season. This is DBB's submission. Stan Van Gundy now has his own team. All that is left from what he inherited is Brandon Jennings, Andre Drummond, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. After trading for Reggie Jackson and making more moves this offseason, Van Gundy has his team. But while people are talking about how Jackson and Drummond are going to thrive, people might be overlooking KCP.
  • How the Pistons can win 50 games in 2015-16

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:59 am
    Preseason prognosticators may doubt that Detroit has any shot at making the playoffs, but if the team can build upon last season’s successes, it may even battle for a top-four seed. So ESPN has already weighed in with its prediction that the Pistons will win 35 games and finish 11th in the Eastern Conference. This view is a safe projection, predicated on the fact that the team suffered through a disappointing 2014-15, lost a key player (Greg Monroe) in free agency, and has added many new faces to its roster. But a closer look at what happened last year, plus the new players Coach Stan Van…
  • Pistons will reportedly sign Eric Griffin to non-guaranteed deal

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:19 am
    What's another player? According to RealGM's Shams Charania -- a great first name for a source, by the way -- the Detroit Pistons are going to bring in another player for training camp: Pistons will sign forward Eric Griffin to a non-guaranteed free agent deal, source tells RealGM. Athletic wing, signed with Mavs last year. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 2, 2015 If the Pistons go ahead and sign Eric Moreland, too, the Pistons will have 19 bodies going into camp, barring anymore moves, which is one fewer than the preseason maximum. 17 of those names are on guaranteed…
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  • Trew 2 the Game: The Louisiana Basketball History Museum

    Chris Trew
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:43 am
    On the latest episode of Trew 2 the Game, I am joined by Jason Calmes to fantasize and speculate about the upcoming Louisiana Basketball History museum in the Smoothie Kind Center. Stream the podcast right here at Bourbon Street Shots (look to the right!), right here on It’s New Orleans, Stitcher, or subscribe on iTunes.    
  • Mining the Numbers: Pumping the Brakes on Davis

    Ryan Schwan
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    Alright guys, it’s time for a reality check.  I know it’s hot and sexy to see boundless potential for the upcoming season, and I’ve heard a lot of reasons why:  Alvin Gentry is going to implement a system that turns Eric Gordon into Eric Gordon, and Darren Erman will make Omer Asik into Dikembe freakin’ Motumbo!  Jrue Holiday will play more games!  Alonzo Gee has LeBron James-level talent, give or take one LeBron James worth of talent!  We have Quincy, Cole and Cunningham all season and not a bench that resembles a bag of flaming poo!  Ryan Anderson will rain…
  • Alvin Gentry Observations from :07 Seconds or Less

    Chris Trew
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    While this Jack McCallum book was published way, way back in 2007 (back when New Orleans gaveMorris Peterson 4 years 23 million) it’s an addicting read of a basketball team that most states not named Arizona don’t bother banking in the memory. It’s extra relevant to us, Pelicans fans, as Chief Pelican Alvin Gentry was an assistant on this particular Phoenix Suns team. Yours truly sped through this gem in record time and documented a few highlights below. To get the full effect, however, you must order the book yourself and dive all up in it. On the importance of a head…
  • Mining the Numbers: Quincy, Cole and Cunningham

    Ryan Schwan
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    Friggin’ Utah.  They are always trying to crap all over our parade.  First, they aren’t Jazzy.  Second, Deron Williams never was, at any point, under any condition, AT ANY TIME, better than Chris Paul.  EVER.  Now, once again, they have to get all uppity and try to one-up us again.  “19-10 in the last 29!!!” Their supporters shout.  “Our team is better than its record was!  We be going to the playoffs because we got a star badass shotblocker!” Well guess what, Utah?  The Pelicans went 18-11 in the last 29!  And they did it without their star point…
  • What if New Orleans Beat San Antonio in the 2008 Playoffs?

    Chris Trew
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    It’s still a sore subject amongst hypothetical water coolers in New Orleans, so let’s put on our What If Spacesuits and dive into the outer space possibilities that the Pelicans Hornets defeated the Spurs in that dastardly Game 7. Now what? Ryan Schwan joins me for a trip down memory lane. Stream the podcast right here at Bourbon Street Shots (look to the right!), right here on It’s New Orleans, Stitcher, or subscribe on iTunes.
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  • Miami Heat sign Greg Whittington

    Inside Hoops
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Greg Whittington. Until we hear otherwise, we will assume this is a non-guaranteed deal that merely brings Whittington to Heat training camp. Whittington appeared in nine total games (six starts) with the HEAT during Summer League play in both Orlando and Las Vegas this summer and averaged [...]
  • Video: Elton Brand NBA career highlights

    Inside Hoops
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:19 am
    Enjoy these video highlights showcasing Elton Brand’s career in the NBA, where the power forward averaged 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game from the 1999-2000 season until this past year.
  • Dwight Howard detained at airport due to gun

    Inside Hoops
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Here’s the Orlando Sentinel blog reporting on Rockets center Dwight Howard, who made a mistake you cannot make in an airport: Former Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard has a personal collection of more than 50 guns – shotguns, bazookas, handguns and semiautomatics. But the Houston Rockets center apparently tried to take a pistol on an airplane last Friday and [...]
  • Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin suffers fractured foot

    Inside Hoops
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:56 pm
    The Memphis Grizzlies announced that rookie forward Jarell Martin sustained a fractured left foot today following a collision with another player during a workout. He will undergo surgery tomorrow, Sept. 3, which will be performed by team physicians Dr. Fred Azar and Dr. Drew Murphy at the Campbell Clinic. There is no timetable for his [...]
  • Cavaliers re-sign J.R. Smith

    Inside Hoops
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed guard J.R. Smith, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. According to, “the deal is for two years and more than $10 million total… The second year of the contract [is] a player option.” Smith played in 70 games (51 starts) with Cleveland and New York in the [...]
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  • Breaking Down the Kings Recent Front Office Shuffling

    Tony Xypteras
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Sacramento Kings announced via press release the official hiring of Peja Stojakovic as Director of Player Personnel and Development, and General Manager of the Reno Bighorns. In that release, Roland Beech was given the title of Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Data Science, Vlade Divac was re-assigned as Vice President of Basketball Operations, and General Manager, while Interim General Manager Mike Bratz was relegated back to Assistant General Manager. If there was any prior doubt, this is Vlade Divac’s operation, and now he has the ‘General Manager’ title in case…
  • 30Q: How much will Kosta Koufos help DeMarcus Cousins?

    Blake Ellington
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:44 am
    The new big man is a solid pickup for the Kings, but how much of an impact will he have in the frontcourt with DeMarcus Cousins? The Sacramento Kings have been searching for help for DeMarcus Cousins in the frontcourt from the moment he was drafted. Management probably still wants more to complement him at this point, but Kosta Koufos, who signed a reported four-year, $33 million deal with the Kings this offseason, is a step in the right direction. How much can he really help Cousins, though? Let's start with defense, because that is Koufos' calling card. His defensive rating backing…
  • Kings bringing back Eric Moreland on a one-year partially guaranteed deal

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:12 pm
    When the Sacramento Kings waived Eric Moreland in late July, it was the last time many of us expected to see Moreland in a Kings uniform.  However, as we mentioned at the time, the Kings could re-sign Moreland if he managed to clear waivers without being claimed. That scenario seems to have taken place, as Shams Charania is reporting that Moreland is returning to the Kings on a one-year deal with "significant guarantees".  Those guarantees likely come at a discount to the deal that Moreland would have had if the Kings didn't waive him (his contract would have become fully…
  • 30Q: Is Ben McLemore poised for a breakout season?

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's time once again for our annual series "30Q" in which we answer 30 questions over the course of September as we get ready for the upcoming season. If Kings fans made a list of the keys to a winning season in Sacramento, how far down the list does Ben McLemore first appear? McLemore is only two summers removed from his 7th overall selection, but as Akis put it last month, he's most important King no one is talking about. It's easy to overlook the 22 year old shooting guard when he's in the shadows of DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, and now Rajon Rondo. Sacramento may have been banking on a…
  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Duje Dukan

    Tony Xypteras
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:01 am
    This year's Eric Moreland memorial Vegas Summer League standout award went to former Wisconsin Badger Duje Dukan, and it wasn’t even close. You could argue that Dukan was the VSL Kings’ most dynamic offensive player, displaying an ability to shoot and handle the ball that is quite rare for someone who is listed at 6’10 and could theoretically play power forward in the NBA next season. I was expecting Dukan to receive a training camp invite following his steady play in Vegas, but Vlade Divac’s decision to give him a guaranteed contract should tell you all you need to know about the…
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  • Aside From Damian Lillard, Who Are The Trail Blazers' Stars?

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:45 pm
    According to Sports Illustrated, the Blazers have only one of the NBA's top 100 players. This is a problem. If you're mostly a basketball-only sports fan who doesn't devote a lot of time or brain space to other sports beyond hoops, it's hard not to get a little bit stir-crazy this time of year. There's an interval of about 8-9 weeks or so - starting in late July, as the free agent signings start to wrap up and the real offseason begins, and ending in late September when training camp gets underway - where you just have nothing. It's pretty sad. Being one of these fans myself, I start to feel…
  • Ed Davis' streamlined offense could benefit Portland Trail Blazers

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:41 am
    Ed Davis simplified his approach to scoring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15. His new focus could be deadly in the Portland Trail Blazers' pick-and-roll scheme. Editor's Note: You're used to seeing an article by "Dave" in this Thursday morning slot and an article by Dave is exactly what you're going to get! Please join us in welcoming David MacKay of RipCityProject fame to the Blazer's Edge family. David has years of experience as a managing editor and will be a wonderful addition to the Blazer's Edge news staff and feature writing departments. I've admired David's work for a long…
  • Portland Trail Blazers TV Broadcast Schedule Announced

    Dave Deckard
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:02 pm
    All 82 games will be televised, most on local outlets. 5 games get national coverage. The Portland Trail Blazers have announced their 2015-16 broadcast schedule. As in previous years, all 82 games will be televised. Only 5 games will receive national coverage, however, with a November 5th game versus the Memphis Grizzlies on TNT and 4 other contests shown on ESPN as well as local networks. 21 games will be shown on Portland affiliate KGW with the remainder--outside of the single Turner outing--carried on Comcast SportsNet. Here's the schedule in its entirety, followed by the Blazers' press…
  • Damian Lillard Ranked 24th In's Top 100 NBA Players List

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Sports Illustrated ranked Damian Lillard as the 24th best player in the NBA for the upcoming season. Sports Illustrated writer (and Blazer's Edge alumni) Ben Golliver teamed with Rob Mahoney to release SI's yearly list of the Top 100 players in the NBA going into the 2015-2016 season. Only one current Portland Trail Blazers player made the list: two-time All-Star Damian Lillard. He was ranked 24th, just behind the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving. Lillard fell slightly after being ranked 22nd last year.  He improved in key areas, averaging career highs in points, rebounds, and steals,…
  • Aminu's "Empowerment" Prospects: Can Al-Farouq Become a Playmaker Like Batum?

    Willy Raedy
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:59 am
    Coach Terry Stotts, aka "The Great Empowerer," will have his hands full with Aminu next year. In a recent podcast with Zach Lowe, Olshey was asked to defend the signing of Al-farouq Aminu. His explanation was fairly extensive but one point was particularly interesting. Olshey claimed that Stotts was largely responsible for expanding Nicolas Batum's game by empowering him to do more on the basketball court. He thought a similar thing would happen with Aminu. Al-farouq is already a plus defender, elite rebounder for the small forward position, and a solid finisher at the rim. If he could become…
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  • Why Would The Wizards Give Bradley Beal A Max-Level Contract Extension?

    Jack Winter
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:40 am
    Getty Image Players have almost no leverage in extension negotiations as restricted free agency looms the following summer. There’s simply very little incentive for teams to lock-up youngsters before they hit the semi-open market, and that’s especially true if the player in question is asking for an ultra-lucrative deal that takes potential performance going forward into account. But that’s the nature of development in basketball. Most players not only improve from season-to-season over their first several professional campaigns, but the subsequent handful, too. In the…
  • LeBron James Is Now Helping Akron Adults Get Their GED

    Ross Bentley
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:55 am
    Getty Image Good-guy LeBron James is at it again, and this time, he’s turning his attention to adults by helping them receive their General Education Diplomas (GED). Earlier in the summer, The LeBron James Family Foundation announced a program that would send over 2,000 Ohio-based children to college. Now, James, in a partnership with Project Learn of Summit County, is helping out the parents and guardians of the children enrolled in the foundation’s scholastic mentorship program who don’t have high school degrees or a GED by providing them with financial and emotional…
  • Kevin Durant Is Reportedly Considering Joining Carmelo Anthony In New York

    Spencer Lund
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:40 am
    Getty Image You can probably speculate as to which talking head on which network made the suggestion, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you what Stephen A. Smith said on ESPN last week about the impending free agency of Kevin Durant AND Kobe Bryant. Durant’s July, 2016 has been discussed ad nauseam since before this past summer, and even before 2015 — the year before the year before he’s a free agent (not a typo). That’s what happens with a player of KD’s caliber, the only NBA player who might be able to challenge LeBron James in terms of…
  • The Sacramento Kings Get Revenge On Shaq With ‘Reverse Shaqtin’ A Fool’

    Jordan White
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:45 am
    #TBT 📺: Gotta bring back Reverse Shaqtin' A Fool for #ShaqWeek! @SHAQ — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) September 3, 2015 This week has been “Shaq Week” on NBA TV, celebrating the lengthy and colorful career of one Shaquille O’Neal. A hallmark of Shaq’s post-playing career is the feature “Shaqtin’ A Fool,” highlighting some of the NBA’s worst bloopers and blunders. The Sacramento Kings have been featured more than a few times, so it’s only right that they got in on the fun of “Shaq…
  • Markieff Morris Continues To Insist ‘My Future Will Not Be In Phoenix’

    Jordan White
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    USA TODAY Sports There are trade demands, and there’s what Markieff Morris continues to do ever since the Phoenix Suns traded his brother Marcus in July. Both of the Morrii felt disrespected by the trade, and Markieff has let it known, very publicly and very explicitly, that he doesn’t want to continue his career with the Suns. On Thursday, Morris’ insistence continued with this tweet. My future will not be in Phoenix…. #thatisall #backtothegrind #FOE — Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) September 4, 2015 It would be easy to bash the Suns for unceremoniously breaking up…
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  • DM Debates: Talking Bucks offense, MCW, and Bucks All-Stars

    Eric Nehm
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:01 am
    Eric and Eric slid into each other's DMs to discuss a bevy of Bucks questions on their mind, including MCW, the offense, and who on the team may be ready for an All-Star berth. Regularly, Brew Hoop's resident Erics (Buenning and Nehm) will DM each other on Twitter about the Bucks topics they find most interesting. Sometimes, the conversations are particularly good. This is one of those times...or maybe not.  We'll let you decide! (Note: None of this conversation has been edited.  These are screenshots of our conversation, so you will have to excuse the poor spelling and grammar.)
  • Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks' 2015 Roster: Chris Nopeland

    Dan Sinclair
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:01 am
    Alternatively: Mopeland, Dopeland, and, to a lesser extent, No-Hopeland And order is restored. Our first four polls have seen the Brew Hoop community kick off a quartet of youngish-to-quite-young players, and frankly, I've gone a bit nuts. But now, finally, a guy has been sent packing who we can all agree has absolutely no long-term value to this organization and won't do anything of consequence to help the team move forward on its path to glory. Except that he was actually quite good in his first two professional seasons and might be a pretty great fit for the team this year. This is…
  • Breakout Bucks: Which Milwaukee Buck is most likely to break through in 2015?

    Frank Madden
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Milwaukee Bucks may not be quite ready to join the Eastern Conference elite, but let's be clear: big things are expected of them over the next few seasons. As a result, the status quo won't be good enough going forward; a roster full of young talent will have to convert its raw potential into real production at some point, and hopefully sooner rather than later. So who will be the Bucks' breakout star of the coming season?  We each have our favorites, but a team with a half dozen "core" players 25 or younger provides plenty of options. So let's break down the guys who might be…
  • Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks' 2015 Roster: Miles Glumlee

    Dan Sinclair
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    This one, on the other hand, has infinite pun potential. "Youth movement" is a pretty catchy phrase for rebuilding NBA teams. It got tossed around a fair amount in Bucks-centric chatter last season. But "movement" in this context isn't usually synonymous with "exodus," which is what we seem to have going on here. The ages of the players now identified as the four least-valuable members of the Milwaukee Bucks' 2015 roster are as follows: 22, 21, 20, 27. The last member of that foursome is the latest to go: three-year veteran center Miles Plumlee. 27 might not exactly qualify him as a "young"…
  • Giannis cracks Sports Illustrated's Top 100 of 2016; Bucks sign Charlie Westbrook

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Today, Sports Illustrated began unveiling their list of the top 100 players for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. These lists don't mean much once the season starts (or even now), but they are a fun and harmless way to work back into training camp and the regular season, and it is cool when a player from the Bucks makes the list. At spot #100 on said list was Giannis Antetokounmpo, with players like Khris Middleton and Greg Monroe probably coming later when other segments of the list get revealed. Though Giannis has held internet darling status basically since his debut in the league, his…
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  • 2015 NBA preview: Stephen Curry ranked fourth, Draymond Green ranked 16th in SI's top 100 list

    Nate Parham
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Stephen Curry (fourth), Draymond Green (16th) and Klay Thompson (26th) ranked in the top 30 of SI's top 100 players list, which was compiled with an eye on who could succeed on the widest range of teams. SI completed their top 100 players list today with "transformational" Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry being ranked fourth, just ahead of 2015 NBA MVP runner-up James Harden of the Houston Rockets and so-called point god Chris Paul of the L.A. Clippers. It's hard to quibble too much with Curry's position in the list as New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (third), Oklahoma City…
  • #NBABreakout: Festus Ezeli is primed for a breakout year

    Bram Kincheloe
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    In a recent poll, the GSoM community predicted that Festus Ezeli will have a break-out year in 2015-2016. We look back at his career thus far while envisioning his potential moving forward. Festus Ezeli will be 26 in October. It has been a full 11 years since he graduated from a Nigerian high school at the age of 14. At the time, he aspired to be a physician. In 2004, with an eye towards achieving academic and career success, his parents sent him to live with a pediatrician uncle in California. Yuba City, in fact, near Sacramento. He had never played basketball before, but, standing at…
  • 2014-2015 Season Review: Marreese Speights finds his place and makes me look dumb

    Ivan Bettger
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    I hate Steve Kerr. Am I a terrible monster? Isn't Steve Kerr a golden god, above scorn by plebes such as myself? No, he's not, but I'm a monster nonetheless, because of the grossly frivolous basis for my baseless and stupidly hyperbolic hatred. I hate Steve Kerr because of Marreese Speights. Here's the thing: I stupidly and hyperbolically hated Marreese Speights for years. I derided him in previews and recaps in 2013-2014, scowled at him via my television whenever he played the Warriors in years prior, and basically disrespected him in a way that only people on the internet can get away with.
  • 2015 NBA preview: Andrew Bogut, Andre Iguodala ranked among SI's top 100 players

    Nate Parham
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:12 am
    There are plenty of good players ranked ahead of Andrew Bogut and Andre Iguodala in SI's list of top 100 NBA players for the 2015-16 season, but few would fit the Golden State Warriors better. Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney of began releasing chunks of their top 100 NBA players list yesterday and two Golden State Warriors made the top 76: 2015 All-Defensive Second Team selection Andrew Bogut (#76) and 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala. That leaves Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson to be ranked somewhere in the currently unreleased top 30, but Bogut and Iguodala's rankings are…
  • SB Nation-NBA Theme Day preview: Which Warriors' player is the top candidate for a breakout season?

    Nate Parham
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Who is the top candidate for a breakout 2015-16 season on the Warriors? Vote in our poll and discuss in the comments. Every year, SB Nation's NBA network does a series of theme days during the offseason to pass the time when news gets kind of now, when Klay Thompson playing real life Mario Kart is a thing. The first theme day of this offseason will be on Thursday, guided by the following question: Which player on [your team] is poised for a breakout year (or to be the "hidden gem") in the 2015-16 season? We'll have someone from our staff write up an answer to that question for us…
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  • For Tony Snell and Doug McDermott, Now's The Time

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:06 am
    Tony Snell and Doug McDermott haven't provided the Bulls much thus far, but with a new coach and a tightening title window, Chicago will need them to take the next step in their respective careers. [Thanks to Tyler for today's post. This is part of an SBNationNBA Theme Day, looking at potential breakout players this coming season -yfbb] For Tony Snell and Doug McDermott, their very young careers have been rather suboptimal, to say the least. Both have shown, more so with Snell, that they have the potential to contribute at the NBA level. However, uncomfortability within former coach Tom…
  • 5 Bulls make Sports Illustrated's list of the top 100 NBA players

    Ricky O'Donnell
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:48 am
    Jimmy Butler is a top 20 player, according to SI. Player rankings are fine. Not 'fine' like a dog drinking coffee inside a burning house or a jilted celebrity, but actually alright: mindlessly enjoyable and harmless and probably not something worth getting totally worked up over. This is, admittedly, a controversial stance. Player rankings exist in part because people love to hate them. This is the likely outcome for Sports Illustrated's Top 100 NBA Players list, a yearly exercise conducted by the always great Rob Mahoney and Ben Golliver to give us something to talk about…
  • The Bulls Have Been Great in the Clutch, Can That Continue Under Fred Hoiberg?

    1 Sep 2015 | 6:07 am
    The Bulls have been great in close games for the past five years. What is behind their success, and can they maintain it under new coach Fred Hoiberg? It takes a lot of little things to win close games in the NBA. Part of the formula is smart coaching decisions, another part is players who can perform in the clutch, and it doesn't hurt to have random chance on your side as well. For the past 5 years, the Chicago Bulls have been lucky to possess all of the above. The team has been great in close games, and here's why: The Right Coaching Tom Thibodeau's regular season record in games decided by…
  • Bulls Show 147: The Derrick Rose Lawsuit

    Ricky O'Donnell
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    Mitch & Nillz react to the uncomfortable & controversial lawsuit filed against Derrick Rose and discuss the implications from a legal standpoint. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter (@TheBullsShow). For any questions or comments, you can contact the show via email at LIKE BaB on FACEBOOK!, the Bulls Show has been contributing good stuff to the BaB Facebook page, so be sure to give it a 'Like' at
  • Derrick Rose sued for alleged rape

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Late Wednesday night there was a TMZ report that Derrick Rose was named (along with two of his associates) in a lawsuit accusing him of rape and other grisly and heinous acts. The plaintiff is anonymous, and alleges that she and Rose had a relationship between 2011 and 2013, with the rape occurring in August of 2013. The lawsuit's been confirmed to exist (hey, it was TMZ, you never know) and filed in Los Angeles County (via). A spokesperson for Rose has since issued a denial (via): The plaintiff's allegations are completely false and without any factual basis. This is nothing more than a…
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  • Why George Hill will be the most intriguing Pacer to watch in 2015-16

    C. Cooper
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:01 pm
    In 2014, he was passive. In 2015, he was assertive. What he is next season will make him the most compelling Pacer. George Hill's star is like the Sun. This is not to say that the Pacers' universe revolves around him. In fact, quite the opposite. The luminosity of his talent is like that of the Solar System's central star because under the right celestial circumstances it can be partially or fully obscured. During a solar eclipse, the Sun doesn't actually disappear when the Moon passes between it and the Earth, the darkness only makes it seem so. The same can be said of Indiana's point guard.
  • Basic Addition: A Look at the Newest Indiana Pacers

    3 Sep 2015 | 10:45 am
    Can the young rookie class prove they have what it takes to make it in the league? We've heard the offseason moves.  Monta Ellis in.  Roy Hibbert out.  But why is it that the 2015 Rookie Class is catching my attention the most?  After a solid Summer League performance, the rookies Myles Turner and Joseph Young are my players to keep an eye on heading into the new season.  We know Paul George, George Hill and Ellis are proven players but are going to need some help from the young guns to make a run in the next couple years. Myles Turner (C, 6'11) Turner was the Pacers…
  • Pacers gain approval to build new $50 million practice facility

    Tom Lewis
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:20 pm
    The Pacers will turn a parking garage into a state-of-the-art practice facility after getting the green light from Indy's Capital Improvement Board. Despite the old-school feel, the Fieldhouse still doesn't seem that old, does it? Well, despite how enjoyable it is for those of us of a certain age, Bankers Life Fieldhouse no longer keeps up with the modern NBA needs. So after 15-some-odd-years, the Pacers are looking to expand and build a new practice facility across the street, between the railroad tracks and the Virginia St. parking garage. The plan is to turn a current chunk of…
  • Survey Says: Pacers' Joe Young Biggest Steal

    Matt Andreason
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:35 pm
    The 43rd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft represented well in's annual rookie survey. The scoring acumen of Pacers' second-round pick, Joseph Young, has caught the attention of his peers. Young was tabbed as the biggest steal of the draft in a survey conducted at the Panini Rookie Photo Shoot earlier in the month. In an effort to diversify the results, the 36 rookie participants were not permitted to vote for themselves, their college teammates, or current NBA teammates. Young garnered 12.1% of the "biggest steal" vote, outshining a quartet of second-place finishers, Tyus Jones…
  • Co-Captain Clutch? The Pacers have end-of-game options

    C. Cooper
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:46 pm
    When the Pacers are in a crunch, who should the team use in the clutch? The Past: Down two with 12 seconds remaining in an overtime contest against the Washington Wizards, Roy Hibbert was supposed to set a backscreen for Chris Copeland to fade for a go-ahead three-pointer from the corner. Instead, Nene sagged off Hibbert in the paint, effectively cutting off Donald Sloan's pass to Indiana's sharpshooter. The Result: Roy Hibbert, wide open, attempting a game winning shot 27-feet from the basket. Spoiler Alert: It did not end well. Later, in Philadelphia, a similar result would occur. Down…
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  • Bright Side One-on-One: Suns rookie Devin Booker brings fundamentals, basketball IQ to aid NBA transition

    Dave King
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:01 am
    The Suns took the youngest player in the NBA draft this past spring, but Devin Booker talks like a much more mature person than your normal 18 year old. He hopes to parlay his shooting, basketball IQ and fundamentals into a long NBA career. Phoenix Suns rookie Devin Booker, a 6'6" shooting guard, knows his calling card is shooting. Above all else, he knows that with his off-ball movement, high lift and quick release he can get his shot off against anyone in the league. But he also knows that fundamentals, and keeping the game simple, is key to making it a career. "The area I grew up in, Grand…
  • Suns' Keef not letting up on trade demand: "My future will not be in Phoenix"

    Dave King
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:29 am
    And so it goes. Anyone who thought Markieff Morris would calm down over time is not giving him enough credit for continuing to be immature and impulsive. And so it goes. Anyone who thought Markieff Morris would calm down over time is not giving him enough credit for continuing to be immature and impulsive. The dude has no idea how to execute a proper trade demand. My future will not be in Phoenix.... #thatisall #backtothegrind #FOE — Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) September 4, 2015 He also put out a mixtape of his awesome game over summer. He's awesome is a perfect mixtape against smaller,…
  • Suns Swag: 5 unique Phoenix Suns items for sale on eBay

    Keith M. Scheessele
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:01 am
    Rare Phoenix Suns items for sale on eBay. Jeff Hornacek Parody Card "The only thing sharper than Jeff's chin is is the knife Phoenix stuck in his back." An interesting pickup featuring our fearless leader, add it to your collection for four bucks or less. Gorilla Tote Bag The Gorilla supports being environmentally conscious during your next trip to the market. Buy this and insist your significant other leave one of their 12 red Target tote bags at home. Bidding is at $3.50, another $3 to ship. Phoenix Suns Die Cast Ford Model T Just the piece your desk at work is missing. Also a coin bank…
  • Throwback Thursday: Ranking Every Phoenix Suns September Transaction Ever

    Scott Howard
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:40 am
    I feel like the title pretty well captures what this is going to be. September is an awful month for NBA news.  We all know it's awful.  Don't pretend it isn't awful or you'll lose all credibility. Look at what we're talking about - wildly subjective NBA player rankings, t-shirt designs, and the feelings of Markieff Morris.  Well guess what?  I'm here to make it worse! Since September is such a dead month I thought it would be a fun vanity project for me to look back at all the incredibly dramatic September player transactions in Phoenix Suns franchise history and rank…
  • SB Nation Theme Day: Phoenix Suns T.J. Warren is due to break out

    rollin j. mason
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    It's theme day around SB Nation. We take a look at the Phoenix Suns' best breakout candidate for the 2015/16 season: T.J. Warren. The Phoenix Suns have quite an interesting assortment of youth. As of now, they will enter the 2015/16 season as the 10th youngest team in the NBA, but as with most numerical rankings there is a caveat, and in the Suns' case it is something of a double-caveat. The average age of the team is skewed by veterans such as Tyson Chandler and P.J. Tucker, who are currently taking residence in the Valley due to the fact that the Suns have every intention of making the 2016…
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  • The Kevin Martin Files

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Number two on the roster review docket, is the incumbent starting shooting guard, Kevin Martin. He is one of the holdovers from a bygone era: The Adelmanian Years. The Adelmanian Age was a time in Twolves past when PFs shot step back threes, wing players imitated NFL wide outs: when the front court featured flat footed rim-protection and everyone complained far too much about officiating. This era was  riddled with injuries that left the organization wallowing in mediocrity. While it still far surpassed the rule of the tyrant Rambis Khan, who pulled the team back  to the “Johnny…
  • Loaded With Youth And Talent, Timberwolves Have Aspirations Of Snapping Long Playoff Drought

    Joe Webb
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Last summer, the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to embark on a new era in their team history when they dealt the face of the franchise, Kevin Love, to the Cleveland Cavaliers. As part of their haul in return, the Wolves picked up last year’s No. 1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins, who would go on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Ironically, Minnesota ended up with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s Draft as well, selecting big man Karl-Anthony Towns, and his presence, along with Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin, and a potentially healthy Nikola Pekovic, could be the foundation…
  • The Bacon and Beer Classic Heads To Minneapolis As Next Stop in 2015

    Joe Webb
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    There are certain pairings that just go so well together. With few exceptions, most people would agree that bacon and beer qualify as such a pairing. Add in access to professional ballparks and stadiums, and it is no surprise that the Bacon and Beer Classic has become a phenomenon nationwide. The Bacon and Beer Classic has held events at Citi Field in New York, Safeco Field in Seattle, and Victory Field in Indianapolis thus far in 2015, and is taking all of its deliciousness to Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 12. The home of the Minnesota Twins is having two sessions…
  • The Ricky Rubio Files: Revisitado

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:16 pm
    To start this off-season’s player profiles, I feel it’s essential to review and amend my attempt at this same project from last October. Most of The Ricky Rubio Files largely remains applicable. That article speaks for itself. Unfortunately, what is no longer applicable, isn’t exactly any more positive than before. This year, I’ll toss in some additional comments with reference to last year’s article and conclude with my own subjective evaluation of Rubio’s value to the Twolves organization. I have broken down this year’s Rubio files into a few major…
  • The Danger of Potential

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    First thing’s first. Rejoice! This is an incredible time in Timberwolves history. For the first time, the Twolves received the #1 pick in the draft. And, for one of the few times in the last decade, they actually used it to take a player that most everyone considers to be not only solid, but rock solid. Take a moment to realize once again that the Twolves currently have the last three #1 overall draft selections on their roster. That’s crazy! Let me repeat that. It’s REALLY crazy! While the first of those picks, the one NOT known as “Maple Jordan” nor the…
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  • Top stories for the week: The House of Guards must break out, the Mystics' losses, EuroBasket 2015 and Arenas' assistant convicted

    Albert Lee
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:01 am
    Here are some storylines for the week as we head toward the long weekend. The summer is about to come to an end, but the weather is saying otherwise. In the meanwhile, here are some of the top storylines going on in the nation's capital this week: John Wall must take advantage of an opportunity to indisputably be the best point guard of the Eastern Conference That's a long storyline, so I'll break it up into more bite-sized pieces if you will. Sports Illustrated came out with their Top 100 players in the NBA, where Wall ranked 13th. He also beat out some other talented point guards like…
  • Wizards need breakout season from Bradley Beal to keep pace in East

    Jake Whitacre
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:54 am
    SB Nation asked every NBA blog to write about the player they feel is poised to have a breakout season this year. It wasn't hard to identify the best candidate for the Wizards. The roster is filled with veterans who are beyond the age where they can have a breakout season, John Wall already had his breakout last season, and while we expect big things from Otto Porter this year, his potential for a breakout year pales in comparison to the obvious choice here: Bradley Beal. Everything is lining for this to be the year Beal takes the next step in his development. From the looks of things,…
  • Kevin Durant shows off burgundy and gold KD8 on Instagram

    Jake Whitacre
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:11 pm
    The great thing about being a star NBA player with a signature shoe deal is that you can be very ambitious with your shoe designs. With today's technology, you can make your shoes look like whatever you want. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the colorways for Kevin Durant's KD8 shoe looks like this: I be flying high, yea, I be flying high, shorty HTTR A photo posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Sep 2, 2015 at 11:09am PDT What a beautiful way to pay homage to the beautiful, iron-rich burgundy dirt you can find in the great state of Oklahoma, as well as the…
  • Wall ranks 13th on SI's Top 100 list, ahead of Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard

    Jake Whitacre
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:50 am
    Sports Illustrated is ranking the top 100 players in the NBA this season and John Wall finished 13th in this year's edition, ahead of notable stars like DeMarcus Cousins and Carmelo Anthony. More importantly, he beat out Kyrie Irving (23rd) and Damian Lillard (24th), two other stars at his position who he's frequently compared to point guard debates. Wall made a big jump up the rankings this year after SI ranked him 31st last season. Here's what they had to say about how Wall exceeded their expectations last season: Let us eat crow. We were wrong about John Wall, who came in at No.
  • John Wall needs to take advantage of opportunity to show he's the best point guard in the East

    Alan Jenkins
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:15 am
    "When the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself; you must take advantage in the lifetime of that opportunity." - Eric Thomas OK, maybe this isn't an opportunity of a lifetime per se. But with Kyrie Irving missing the beginning of the season; this is an enormous opportunity for John Wall to show all media members and NBA fans not located in Washington, D.C. that he is the best point guard in the Eastern Conference. Both Wall and Irving are fast. Both are at their best with the ball in their hands. And both guys were drafted with the top overall pick in back-to-back years so it is obvious…
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  • Six Clippers On SI’s Top 100

    3 Sep 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Rowan Kavner

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm has analyzed the schedule after its release earlier this month and also took a look at 10 of the biggest games for the coming season. Now, this latest series takes a closer look with a monthly breakdown of the schedule, beginning with October and November.
  • New Additions: Paul Pierce

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:58 am
    In this series,’s Rowan Kavner analyzes the new additions of the Clippers’ roster, taking a look back at last season as well as what may be in store going forward. The first edition is on forward Paul Pierce.
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    The L.A. Clippers announced today the team has signed free agent center/power forward Chuck Hayes.
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  • Mavs’ new additions share desire to bring title back to Dallas

    Earl K. Sneed
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:27 am
    DALLAS — Although they all join the Dallas Mavericks on different paths that led them to town, new additions Deron Williams, JaVale McGee and Wesley Matthews share a common goal of bringing the NBA title back to Big D. Matthews was the first key domino to fall for the Mavericks this offseason, signing a reported four-year deal worth $70 million on July 9 to come to Dallas after spending the past five seasons with Portland. Williams, a three-time All-Star and the No. 3 overall pick of the Utah Jazz in the 2005 draft, then signed with the Mavericks as a free agent on July 14, inking a…
  • Mavs put the fan back in Fantasy Camp

    Bobby Karalla
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:51 am
    One-on-one with Deron WilliamsDeron Williams dishes on his transition to Dallas, playing for Rick Carlisle, reuniting with Wes Matthews, the Mavs Fantasy Camp and much more. Are you the go-to guy on your pick-up team? Are you a legend at your neighborhood YMCA? Ever wanted an NBA coach to draw up a last-second shot for you? Or maybe sign a contract with Mavs coach Rick Carlisle looking on? If the answer to any of those questions was “yes” (or “duh”) then you’ve got to check out Mavs Fantasy Camp presented by Citi, which gives adult ballers ages 23 and up and from…
  • JaVale McGee says his athleticism sets him apart at Mavs’ center position

    Earl K. Sneed
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:42 am
    One-on-one with JaVale McGeeJaVale McGee comments on the skillset he brings to the Mavs, his health, how excited he is for the opportunity to play in Dallas and more. DALLAS — After playing in just 28 combined games over the last two NBA seasons due to nagging injuries, new Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee says he was led to the team this offseason by its exceptional training staff. However, with a goal of taking the court at 100 percent this upcoming season, McGee also acknowledges that he has something to offer the Mavericks as they attempt to fill the void at center following the…
  • Deron Williams looks forward to ‘fresh start’ with Mavs

    Earl K. Sneed
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:57 pm
    One-on-one with Deron WilliamsDeron Williams dishes on his transition to Dallas, playing for Rick Carlisle, reuniting with Wes Matthews, the Mavs Fantasy Camp and much more. DALLAS — After seeing his production take a slight dip last season with the Brooklyn Nets before eventually negotiating a buyout this summer, three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams says he’s looking forward to beginning the 2015-16 campaign with a clean slate. Last season, Williams produced his lowest-scoring output since his rookie campaign, averaging 13.0 points, 6.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 31.1…
  • SI ranks Dirk No. 28 player in the NBA

    Bobby Karalla
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Sports Illustrated has been unveiling its annual Top 100 NBA Players list throughout the week. Three Mavs have already appeared on the list: Wes Matthews (99), Deron Williams (83), and Chandler Parsons (66). Today was the day Dirk Nowitzki made his appearance, this season earning the No. 28 spot on the list. He’s been a mainstay on the list since its inception, as has been the case with practically every other player ranking in the NBA. After all, last season he averaged 17.3 points per game and made his 13th All-Star team. Here’s what SI’s Rob Mahoney had to say about the…
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  • 火箭续约贾森-特里

    25 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    休斯顿 – 火箭队总经理莫雷 今日宣布球队同后卫贾森-特里续约。
  • Rockets Re-Sign Jason Terry

    24 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed guard
  • 火箭队与克雷-布鲁尔再次签约

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
    休斯顿 –休斯顿火箭队总经理莫雷今日宣布火箭队已经与克雷-布鲁尔再次签约,期限数年。
  • 火箭从掘金获得:泰-劳森+1个2017年次轮选秀权

    19 Aug 2015 | 2:31 pm
    休斯顿 – 火箭队总经理 达雷尔-莫雷今日宣布火箭与掘金交易获得优秀后卫泰-劳森和1个2017年次轮选秀权。
  • 火箭队发布2015-16赛季赛程

    19 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    休斯顿 – NBA官方宣布了2015-16赛季赛程,火箭队也发布了自己的赛程,休城人在10月28日揭幕战主场将迎来劳森的旧主掘金,之后30日继续主场迎战卫冕冠军勇士队。另外火箭还有8场季前赛要打。
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    Knicks Defense| New York Knicks

  • This is the Video that Convinced Phil to Draft Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez

    17 Aug 2015 | 3:26 pm
    In the video, Porzingis wears #6 and Willie is #14. Willy will come on next season and is described by Phil as being “stronger version of Luis Scola.” That’s strong. WG is a post player that gets rebounds. KP seems like stretch four that likes to set high screens and pop.
  • The Knicks will be faster next year

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    The addition of this guy guarantees it: If Calderon doesn’t come back full speed in November (he was hobbled much of the second half of the season in case you quit watching), I would expect 4-years of college traingle royalty in Jerian Grant. He’s the 6’5″ point guard nephew of Horace Grant, of Chicago Bulls dynasty. So we have Derrick Williams, Jerian Grant and Aaron Afflalo as the shooting guard. The Afflalo signing assures decreased minutes for Langston Galloway, a d-league all star who started last season and was the Knicks’ only award-winner during the…
  • New Team, Did Phil and Steve Do Well?

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    I put Mills in the title because by all accounts, it seems as he is doing the heavy lifting and may in fact serve as the mediator between the success of Phil and the petulance of the owner. We have ourselves a new roster. Yes we struck out on the big names. People are saying they failed in that respect. I think the Knicks might be fun to watch this year. Much depends on Melo, the coach and how well the new players blend in chemistry-wise. We weren’t going anywhere with Tyson Chandler (neither did Dallas) so I welcome Robin Lopez and his workman game. We weren’t going anywhere with…
  • The Knicks signed Derrick Williams for $10 million over 2 years

    9 Jul 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Derrick Williams is 6’8″, 240lbs, a high-riser that was drafted 2nd overall back in 2011.
  • Does Thanasis Factor into the Draft?

    11 Jun 2015 | 12:03 am
    As either a roster player next season or as a trade chip for perhaps a second-rounder? Note that Langston Galloway is in many of these highlights. Funny how salary cap could have prevented Thanasis from seeing any real NBA time last year but Langston got plenty of time to shine. Maybe Phil didn’t want to show the rest of the league how bad Thanasis is on offense, or how good Thanasis is on defense. At this point in the game of NBA Draft 2015, I know they’ve had Mudiay in and they plan to bring in many other new rookies for questioning. The Knicks are a mess, they only have 31 year…
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  • Suns: 5 Goals For Archie Goodwin In 2015-16

    Gerald Bourguet
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    There’s no doubt about it; Archie Goodwin is heading into a make-or-break season in 2015-16. As the No. 29 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, Goodwin was always projected to be something of a project.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NBA 2K16 Features 2004-05 Phoenix Suns

    Gerald Bourguet
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Phoenix Suns have never won a championship, but as the fourth winningest franchise in NBA history, their fans have seen plenty of great teams in the organization’s 47 years in the league.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Top 10 Reasons Why Durant Will Be a Raptor Next Summer!

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:16 am
    #DreamsCanComeTrue. The post Top 10 Reasons Why Durant Will Be a Raptor Next Summer! appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • Cory Joseph and The Hometown Bonus

    Matt Shantz
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Newly signed Toronto Raptor Corey Joseph (right) addresses the media along with Raptors GM Masai Ujiri at the Air Canada Centre on July 9, 2015. Joseph is one of the many free agents the Raptors have aquired during the off-season. Brian B. Bettencourt / Toronto Star Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto StarAnd here we are.  September has come, training camp is still weeks away, the roster is likely set, and we have largely run out of news to discuss.  We truly are in the dog days of summer and NBA basketball can’t begin soon enough. All that’s left to do is to dream about what this roster could…
  • Kyle Lowry Talks About Weight Loss and ‘Extreme Pilates’

    Zarar Siddiqi
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Kyle Lowry was asked about Instagram pics and his weight loss, here’s one of the questions he answered where he revealed it started from a comment made by his wife. What made you decide to drop weight? It started during [last] season, and even before that. I was talking to my wife, and she said “You were always your best at your college weight.” The saying is, the older you get, the lighter you’ve got to be. I thought Ray Allen did a great job of that, and Chauncey Billups too. I’m getting to the point where I’m a little bit older. I’m still young, but I’m a…
  • 100 Miles And Runnin’: Featuring the road ahead for DeMar DeRozan

    Michael Holian
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rushing to judgement is a character flaw in all of us. Some are just better at hiding it than others. But these days I’m striving to buck that trend, particularly when it comes to possibly jumping the gun on a player who still has room to grow. I’m sure most can relate, as often times our fandom gets the best of us. Only to come back and haunt in some form or fashion. A caveat counteracts that notion, however. As one investing their emotions is half the fun. I guess the constant tug-of-war will always exist, but as we continue to evolve as fans, letting a scenario play out to its…
  • The Number 15

    Barry Taylor
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am
    The Raptors’ 21st season is approaching and it’s set up to be a beauty. With an upgraded roster and the NBA All Star weekend coming to the city there is much for Raptor fans to be excited about. It’ll also be nice to move on from the 20th anniversary celebrations. There were some great moments that came with the festivities last year. The throw back jerseys and salutes to former players during games were awesome. Having to watch Dwayne Casey talk about the time the Raptors beat the 72-10 Bulls every other commercial break was a bit tough. But that’s what comes with a franchise…
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  • Ogwumike returns and Sparks overcome 15-point deficit to defeat Mystics, remain in playoff hunt

    C. Coward
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:10 am
    The Los Angeles Sparks (13-18) overcome a 15-point deficit to defeat the Washington Mystics 93-91 at Staples Center Thursday night. It was the largest comeback of the season for the Sparks. They outshot the Mystics (16-14), 54 percent to 48.6 percent from the field. The Sparks have one game remaining at home (Sunday, September 6 vs. Tulsa), before finishing the season with two games on the road. Candace Parker led the Sparks with 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Forward Nneka Ogwumike returned to the floor after missing the last six games due to injury, to notch her sixth double-double…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-03-2015

    C. Coward
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:43 am
    Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-02-2015 #fiba #ncaaw #wnba -> Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne earns second straight Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award #wnba -> 3 #WNBA games today: Sky @ Liberty, Shock @ Storm, Mystics @ Sparks. Schedule: -> Oregon: Juco transfer Megan Trinder out for 2015-2016 season after ACL injury (Daily Emerald) #ncaaw -> 2016 #WNBA Draft Lottery to take place Thursday, Sept. 24. Will be televised on ESPN2…
  • Dishin & Swishin 9/03/15 Podcast: As she prepares for her 500th WNBA game, DeLisha Milton-Jones looks back

    David Siegel
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:54 am
      Click to view slideshow. Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). In her 17th season in the WNBA, Atlanta Dream forward DeLisha Milton-Jones stands at the cusp of a number never reached before: 500; as in 500 WNBA games played. That does not even count the ABL games with the Portland Power, international play, or USA Basketball participation. Any way you look at it, that is a lot of basketball! It is a pleasure to welcome Milton-Jones back to…
  • 2016 WNBA Draft Lottery to take place Thursday, Sept. 24

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:47 am
    The 2016 WNBA Draft Lottery will be televised live on ESPN2 on Thursday, Sept. 24. The telecast, hosted by Matt Barrie, will air during halftime of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The winner of the lottery will secure the top pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, to be conducted in April. Under the new format announced on Aug. 5, the 15th annual drawing will still be held among the four teams that do not make the playoffs during the current season. However, instead of assigning each lottery team odds based solely on its record this season, the odds will be based on the cumulative records of…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-02-2015

    C. Coward
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:43 am
    Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-01-2015 #ncaaw #wnba -> Minnesota Lynx sign guard Kalana Greene #wnba -> 2015 #FIBA Asia Championship group phase results -> 2015 #FIBA Asia Championship semifinal matchups: Japan vs. Chinese Taipei || China vs. Korea -> Seton Hall adds 2 transfers: guard Shakena Richardson (FSU), guard JaQuan Jackson (Louisiana Tech) #ncaaw -> Marist: 6-3 post Tori Jarosz back at school, but…
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    Sheridan Hoops

  • Eurobasket ’15: Who Could Challenge Team USA In Rio?

    AJ Mitnick
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:53 am
    This year’s European Championship, the Eurobasket, will be kicking off this weekend with group play taking place in France, Croatia, Germany and Latvia, with 24 teams fighting for two automatic bids for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Both the champion and the runner-up will automatically qualify for the prestigious competition next summer, with the 3rd-7th place teams earning the right to fight for one of the three final bids for the Olympics in next summer’s three pre-Olympic qualifying tournaments. Team USA is poised to field a special team next summer in the Olympic Games, with a…
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Need to Know

    Pete Newmann
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:33 am
    The Timberwolves won 16 games last season and secured the 1st overall pick in the draft. There should be optimism in Minnesota this season as the young players are a year older and the team has some great veteran leadership. The Wolves have not had a winning season since 2004-05. Can they do it this season? Here are the things you need to know about the Timberwolves.   The Wolves had 2,424 points scored by rookies last season. That was 30.2% of Minnesota’s total points scored. The Wolves led the NBA in points scored by rookies and percentage of points scored by rookies. While Minnesota…
  • Fantasy Spin: Thanks, Rockies! CarGo Leads Successful Stack

    Kent Williams
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:15 am
    Maybe the baseballs were juiced on Thursday, with 87 runs scored in only six games. It was easy to find hitters; we touted the Rockies (11 runs), Nationals (15) and Royals (15) in yesterday’s Spin. We even picked Chris Rusin as the best cheap pitcher; the lefty delivered a complete-game victory and our sample lineup scored 212.45 points, a personal best. Hope you cashed too. There’s no such thing as momentum in daily fantasy sports. Friday is a whole new season. Sure, it’s tempting to re-invest the profits at DraftKings, but the only “carryover effect” I consider is a team…
  • NBA Daily Links: 9.4.15

    Pete Newmann
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:18 pm
    PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Pablo Picasso   NBA: Players projected to decline in 2016   Players poised to breakout   Magic was way more important than Bird   Hall of Fame profile: Dick Bavetta…
  • PODCAST: Stanley Johnson will reinvigorate Deeeeetroit basketball

    Chris Sheridan
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:59 pm
    When the NBA’s incoming rookie class got together last month for rookie orientation, they were polled about a number of things — including which of them would be named the Rookie of the Year. The winner was Stanley Johnson, who went with the No. 8 overall pick to the Detroit Pistons. What are the Pistons getting from the PAC-10 Player of the Year out of Arizona who won four consecutive state titles at Mater Dei H.S. in California before doing his one-and-done? How about a latter-day version of Ron Artest, without the craziness? Scouts and pro personnel folks believe Johnson has…
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  • Jeff Teague garners high praise from panel of CBS NBA writers

    Brad Rowland
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:04 am
    Jeff Teague may not be the best point guard in the league, but a panel of NBA experts weighed in on his game in a positive way. August and September represent the "dead period" in the NBA world, and those writers who cover the sport regularly often use player comparisons to generate discussion. We are certainly in support of that practice in this space, and when a panel of NBA writers from CBS Sports opted to compare Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague to another interesting PG in Ty Lawson, I was riveted. Fortunately for Atlanta, the panel unanimously believes that Teague is the…
  • Dominican Republic defeats Panama to capture first win at FIBA Americas

    Kris Willis
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:41 am
    Kenny Atkinson's Dominican Republic team captured its first win on Wednesday defeating Panama 83-66 The Dominican Republic finally broke through on Wednesday and captured their first victory at the 2015 FIBA Americas championship with an 83-66 win over Panama. The game was a back and forth contest with the Dominicans slamming the door in the fourth quarter behind a 19-5 run to end the game. James Feldeine led the way with 16 points and five assists while Edgar Sosa added 11 points and six assists. Jose Lloreda led Panama with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The win improves the prospects of the…
  • Al Horford lands in Top 25 of's Top 100 NBA Players for 2016

    Brad Rowland
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:07 am
    Al Horford received big-time respect from Sports Illustrated on Wednesday, ranking as one of the top 25 players in the NBA for the 2015-2016 season. Sports Illustrated has been counting down the top 100 players in the NBA for the 2015-2016 season, and the Atlanta Hawks have been prominently involved with Tiago Splitter, Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap (in that order) making the cut. On Wednesday, SI released the players ranked between 30 and 11 on the overall list, and Hawks big man Al Horford made the cut, coming in at number 21. Here is what the panel had to say about Horford…
  • 2015 FIBA Americas: Dominican Republic falls to 0-2 with loss to Brazil

    Kris Willis
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:28 am
    The Dominican Republic falls to Brazil in Day 2 action at the FIBA Americas Championship. The Dominican Republic drops to 0-2 at Day 2 of the FIBA Americas Championship with a 71-65 loss to Brazil. The Dominicans were outscored 29-16 in the second quarter and were unable to dig themselves out of the hole. James Feldeine led the way with 20 points while Rigoberto Mendoza added 14 off the bench. Viera Marquinhos led Brazil with 17 points. It was a damaging loss for the Dominican Republic who likely need to win their remaining two games to have any hopes of a top four finish which is needed to…
  • Atlanta Hawks to retire Dikembe Mutombo's jersey

    Jason Walker
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:01 am
    Yes, in my house! There are good reasons that the Hawks should and are going to retire Dikembe Mutombo's jersey, as announced during the Fulton County Commissioners event Tuesday morning. The jersey will be hoisted to the rafters on 11/24. What are the reasons? Glad you asked -- here they come, nerf bullet point style! Mutombo, by my own measures, admittedly, came in at #4 in the Greatest of All-Time Atlanta Hawks list I did in 2010. He came in only behind Dominique, John Drew and the late Dan Roundfield. Nobody else added more, in a minimum 300 games, than did Mutombo. So his short stint (5…
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  • San Antonio Spurs top five stories of the week: 8/28-9/3

    J.R. Wilco
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:18 am
    Here are the Spurs stories that generated the most interest this past week. 1. Topping this week's list are the three stories covering Sport Illustrated's Top 100 rankings. First Tony Parker and Danny Green made the top 53, then LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan make the top 12, and finally Kawhi Leonard ranked 10th. 2. David West doesn't fit with the Spurs' second unitWe had quite a bit of conversation around Jesus Gomez's assertion that many of West's talents are, given the makeup of the Spurs roster, somewhat redundant. 3. Building the best-ever Spurs starting…
  • Kawhi Leonard ranked 10th on SI's top 100 list

    Mateo Geovanny
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:37 pm
    After years of being eased into a bigger role, the Spurs' young star is being recognized. Sports Illustrated has wrapped up their list of the Top 100 NBA Players of 2016 and Kawhi Leonard has clocked in at #10, moving up 18 spots from last year's rankings. He's the highest ranked Spur on the list, ahead of Tony Parker (54), Danny Green (50), LaMarcus Aldridge (12), and Tim Duncan (11). Kawhi's inclusion at the top of the list should come as no surprise. Though the first few months of the 2014-2015 season were marred by freakish eye and hand injuries, the Klaw made quite a bit of…
  • Who is set to "break out" for the Spurs?

    Michael Erler
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:24 pm
    SBNation's NBA blogs are having a "break out" theme day today. Who's the likeliest candidate on San Antonio's roster? When you think of NBA teams that produce breakout stars "San Antonio" doesn't leap to mind. Their rosters tend to be, let's say, more seasoned than other squads and they've got a continuity fetish too. If you think about it, it's inconvenient in the extreme to have new players on the roster every year. You've got to make new nameplates for their locker, new uniforms (players tend to be real prima donnas about having their own personalized jerseys), you've got to ask all kinds…
  • VIDEO: Impressions of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili

    Antonio Kam
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:36 am
    The NBA offseason is long, so fans have to keep themselves entertained. In pursuit of that venture, this fan has kept all of us entertained in the process. Brandon Armstrong, NBA impressionist extraordinaire, has brought us some priceless clips this summer. These are the impressions NBA fans deserve, and the ones that they need right now in the dogs days of the offseason. Russell Westbrook (NSFW language): Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) in game facial expressions be like… vs. His Player Picture. feat. @That_Guyy23 — B.A. (@BdotAdot5) July 13, 2015 Tony Allen,…
  • Building the best ever Spurs bench

    Michael Erler
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    It's just like the last story, but more likely to make you angry. Yesterday, I wrote a fun little story about what would be my all-time best Spurs lineup. And lo, there was much complaining. Among the constructive feedback I received (besides the story itself being stupid of course) was that it was biased, self-serving and a vanity project. I plead guilty on all three counts. It was biased toward my reality, just as I encouraged all of you to be in the comments. It was self-serving in that if I don't post articles every so often, my superiors will gladly find someone else who will, so…
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Andrea Bargnani Confirms What Raptors Fans Believed

    Stephen Brotherston
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:39 am
    At this point it can only be taken as cold comfort, everything Toronto Raptors fans thought was wrong about their team's former number one overall draft pick Andrea Bargnani was true. Bargnani really was putting himself first. Bargnani told RAI (Italy) in a recent interview, that is quoted in SB Nation's Nets Daily, his own personal results were more important than winning.
  • Canada Turns To Cory Joseph To Win Sloppy Over Venezuela

    Stephen Brotherston
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Head coach Jay Triano had been spreading the minutes out early on at the FIBA Americas, but in a sloppy game against Venezuela, he turned to the stabilizing influence of Toronto Raptors new point guard Cory Joseph. The 82-62 final score belies the fact Canada let their opponent get back to within 11 points in the fourth quarter.
  • Raptors Kyle Lowry Is Working For A Long Playoff Run

    Stephen Brotherston
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:19 am
    The Toronto Raptors All-Star and starting point guard Kyle Lowry will turn 30-years-old during the upcoming season and this realization has brought some changes to his usual summer workouts. Pictures of a new slimmed down Lowry have gone viral in social media, but the once stocky guard hasn't slimmed down for the cameras, no this Raptor is getting ready for an 82 game schedule and a long playoff run.
  • Cavaliers Could Face A Slow Start To The 2015-16 NBA Season

    Stephen Brotherston
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:57 pm
    The Cleveland Cavaliers will start the 2015-16 NBA season as the undisputed favorites to win and come out of the Eastern Conference, however, no less than starting point guard Kyrie Irving, starting power forward Kevin Love, one-time starting center Anderson Varejao and last year's starting center Timofey Mozgov are all rehabbing serious injuries this summer.
  • Wiggins And Stauskas Help Canada Crush Cuba 101-59

    Stephen Brotherston
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:45 pm
    As expected Canada took out their frustrations after an opening loss to Argentina on the hapless Team Cuba 101-59 at the FIBA Americas tournament in Mexico. Canada lead wire to wire and was up by 20 points after the first quarter. Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas led Canada with 15 points apiece as head coach Jay Triano spread the minutes around as evenly as he could between his 12 players.
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    Basketball Bicker

  • Doc Rivers Will Conserve Paul Pierce For Postseason

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers recently expressed the hope to rest Paul Pierce at times during the regular season so he’s healthy and fresh come playoff time. The 37 year old forward will be reuniting with his former head coach from the Boston days and Rivers had the following to say, according to ESPN: […] The post Doc Rivers Will Conserve Paul Pierce For Postseason appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
  • Sports Illustrated Name Top 10 NBA Players

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:38 pm
    In an annual tradition, Sports Illustrated have named their top 100 current NBA players with LeBron James holding the top spot. The top 10 are as followed: 1. LeBron James 2. Kevin Durant 3. Anthony Davis 4. Stephen Curry 5. James Harden 6. Chris Paul 7. Russell Westbrook 8. Blake Griffin 9. Marc Gasol 10. […] The post Sports Illustrated Name Top 10 NBA Players appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
  • Glen Davis Out 2-3 Months Following Surgery

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Free Agent power forward Glen Davis will be out for the next 2-3 months following surgery on his left ankle. ESPN reports Davis has been in talks to return to the Los Angeles Clippers as they still have one roster spot open but the Dallas Mavericks have apparently expressed interest as well with their need […] The post Glen Davis Out 2-3 Months Following Surgery appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
  • Dwight Howard Takes Loaded Gun To Airport

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard apparently made a very questionable decision that he was able to get away with. TMZ reports Howard brought a loaded gun into the George Bush Airport in Houston on August 28th which is obviously not allowed. Somehow Howard avoided getting arrested as Texas is apparently looser with gun laws than […] The post Dwight Howard Takes Loaded Gun To Airport appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
  • Rockets PG Ty Lawson Excited About New Team

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Newly acquired point guard Ty Lawson is very excited about starting a new chapter of his career with the Houston Rockets. After completing a 30-day stay in an alcohol rehabilitation facility last month after two arrests on suspicion of drunken driving, Lawson has finally been able to publicly speak about his new team: “It’s a […] The post Rockets PG Ty Lawson Excited About New Team appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
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    The League News

  • Looking Back: Tim Hardaway Turns 49

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:40 am
    Happy birthday to legendary point guard Tim Hardaway who turns 49 today. Hardaway played for five NBA teams in his eighteen year career, none more important than his six years with the Miami Heat. Hardaway was drafted fourteenth overall in the 1989 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, where he played for the first six seasons of his career. In his rookie campaign, Hardaway averaged an incredible 15 points, 9 assists and two steals as a first year player, and was named to the All-Rookie First Team for his efforts. Hardaway then upped his numbers to 23 points and 10 assists the next year,…
  • Kobe Bryant’s Career Low NBA 2K Rating Sign Of The End? Outraged Fans React

    30 Aug 2015 | 2:47 am
    Many media outlets have announced their outrage at LA Lakers legend’s Kobe Bryant’s ranking in the upcoming NBA 2K16 video game. Bryant has been on every single 2K release since the franchise’s inception as NBA 2K in 1999, and even graced the cover in 2K10. However, in this year’s edition, which is set to be released in approximately a month, the Black Mamba is rated a career-low in the game, behind 30 other players. It was announced by the NBA 2K spokesman Ronnie 2K on Twitter via this image that Kobe will be rated an 85 overall in this year’s release, in…
  • Why Miami’s Hassan Whiteside Is Better Than LA’s DeAndre Jordan

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:03 am
    Yes, you read correctly. A player who appeared in just 48 games in a breakout 2014-15 season is better than a 7-year star big man who just signed a $90 million max contract. Here’s why. Whiteside had an incredible double double against the Clippers in one of Miami’s biggest wins of the season. Whiteside and Jordan are two players with very similar games and responsibilities out on the basketball court. They have a very similar play style at both ends of the floor, providing an incredible defensive presence by blocking and altering shots, as well as collecting double-digit rebounds…
  • Are The Golden State Warriors Favorites in 2016?

    29 Aug 2015 | 2:39 am
    For the first time in four decades, the Golden State Warriors find themselves on top of the NBA, and are set to defend their title in 2015-16. However, it seems that this time the reigning champs are not in fact the favorites to repeat, as in the eyes of many, they benefited from injured opponents and favored matchups in the playoffs.   Golden State’s biggest obstacles were absent from the past postseason, by way of a tiebreak that would have been a first round matchup, in the Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook has emerged as an MVP caliber player, Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter…
  • SATURDAY SURVEY: Miami Vice Jerseys Dope or Nope?

    Zach Drapkin
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:38 pm
    The Miami Heat are a classic NBA franchise with some classic and fresh jersey looks. However, Heat owner Micky Arison wants to add a bit of a different style for alternate jerseys. Arison proposed via Instagram on Friday a nice, cool color scheme for new Miami jerseys to be produced by Adidas. The design featured eclectic neon shades of blue and pink, similar to the color scheme of the 80’s television show Miami Vice. In his Instagram post, the successful executive had photos of Dwyane Wade in what appeared to be spin-offs of Miami’s current home and away jerseys, which are…
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    Hoops Junction

  • How Tom Brady Ruling Affects NBA

    Vladimir Dessources
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Tom Brady Ruling has Patriot fans throwing up their four fingers. Tom Brady is officially the Teflon Don avoiding a four game suspension for “deflate gate” that would have put a damper on his upcoming season. The Tom Brady ruling is significant for all sports not just the NFL. All the commissioners of major sports were watching the back and forth between the NFL and Brady. Now the dust has cleared and there are some key takeaways for all commissioners. Sitting back and watching this unfold we have learned that the power is now in the hands of the players. The Tom Brady ruling…
  • Gilbert Arenas Loses $2M gains Lesson

    Vladimir Dessources
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Gilbert Arenas was taken by his former assistant John White for the tune of $2.1 Million. Yesterday a jury found John White guilty of 11 counts of wire fraud and 4 counts of filing false taxes.  Apparently White, Gilbert Arenas former assistant, wired unauthorized transactions to various accounts belonging to himself. He used the money to buy sports cars and pay for properties in his name. With Gilbert Arenas having an associate like this,  he would not need any enemies. The transfers probably went unnoticed at first because Arenas has made a huge amount of money in his playing career.
  • Off-Hand Throwing Me Off

    Vladimir Dessources
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    The off-hand is the glue to a shot if you have a wacky off-hand you will have a wacky shot. The off-hand or the guide hand helps keep the shot on line. If you notice players with a bad off-hand or inconsistent guide hand their shot is bad. Joakim Noah comes to mind with his crazy guide hand that looks like a Kitana Fan from Mortal Kombat. Pro Shot Shooting system always brings up Noah when they talk about off-hand dysfunction. Off-Hand Trouble in Paradise Well ladies and gentlemen yours truly was suffering from a bad off-hand. Since I came back from vacation I have not had a lot of time to…
  • Fundamentals Lacking In Inner City

    Vladimir Dessources
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    The other day it was apparent to me that fundamentals were not a big priority for young adults in the city I live in. Myself and a group of friends which included editor Troy Wint went to play basketball in a park in the inner city. As per usual we were looking to play a couple games of 21 or Rough as some would call it. Being a bit advanced in age we started off by having a dynamic warm up. It took us at least 15 minutes before we  even touched a basketball. The fundamentals of warming up our muscles were very important before we began to play. After a nice warm up it was time to play some…
  • Are The Bucks Sleepers in the East?

    Troy Wint
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last season was filled with highs and lows for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks started the 2014 offseason hiring Jason Kidd, who was fresh off a successful rookie season with the Brooklyn Nets taking them to the 2nd round of the playoffs. The Bucks selected Jabari Parker with the 2nd overall pick in the draft. Parker went down due to injury  in only 25 games in his rookie campaign, but was very productive averaging 12 points and five rebounds per contest. Milwaukee  traded leading scorer Brandon Knight at the trade deadline. The Bucks relied on youth, length and defense to attain  a record…
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  • The Undrafted, Episode 1

    Florian Gheorghe
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    NBA is not only about the LeBrons, the Currys and the Kobes, it’s also about the guys who fight every summer for a roster spot.
  • How to score 11 points in 65 seconds?

    Florian Gheorghe
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    Ten years after Tracy McGrady‘s famous 13 points in 35 seconds, sharpshooter Kyle Korver decided it’s time for an update. So he created a new version, the 2015 hot release 11 points in just over a minute or 65 seconds to be more precise. During this stretch, his opponents, the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t score any basket. So it was basically […]
  • Dunks of the Week: DJ Lights Up MSG

    Florian Gheorghe
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    DeAndre Jordan is on a real dunk frenzy, Cleveland is the new lob city plus Nikola Mirotic and Chandler Parsons show us that white man CAN jump. What is your favorite dunk?
  • Do not count Dwyane Wade out yet!

    Florian Gheorghe
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    After having fluid removed from the left knee, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade came back with a bang on the NBA floor and scored 40 against the Detroit Pistons. 19 of his total points were scored in the fourth quarter. “Just being strong-willed. We didn’t have that many guys coming into the game, we lost two coming out of halftime…but you […]
  • Stephen Curry’s Pregame Routine

    Florian Gheorghe
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:42 am
    Warriors guard Stephen Curry has a detailed pregame warm-up routine that includes several dribbling and shooting drills. Is this his secret behind his MVP numbers? Could be…
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  • Friday Night in College Football: Scouting the Battlefields

    Zach H.
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Join me as we scout the battles that will be fought tonight throughout the college football world. We’ve got some good games to watch and two top-5 teams to witness in action for the first time. We’ve also got an under-the-radar match up to […] The post Friday Night in College Football: Scouting the Battlefields appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB

    Dan Schalk
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:06 am
    Week 1 of the NFL season is closing in, and that means setting your roster for fantasy football. With a full slate of games that include one Thursday and two Monday night contests, most week one lineups are based solely on projections and last […] The post Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings: QB appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Iman Shumpert plans to name his daughter…what?

    Dan Schalk
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:21 am
      When a man loves a woman how she was born to be loved…procreation is the best blessing you can receive! I couldn’t be more happy than to share my first child with the woman I intended to have my family with. Iman Tayla […] The post Iman Shumpert plans to name his daughter…what? appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Rex Ryan looking to replace Dan Carpenter?

    Dan Schalk
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:57 am
    Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan did not mince words when talking about his team’s kicker Dan Carpenter, and his lack of consistency in Training Camp and preseason games. In three preseason games, Carpenter has missed three field goals and an extra point, not […] The post Rex Ryan looking to replace Dan Carpenter? appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Colts HC Chuck Pagano, ‘I’m sick about it’

    Dan Schalk
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:34 am
    The last preseason game for most NFL teams is a time to rest starters and watch those on the roster bubble battle it out for the final available roster spots. For Colts running back Vick Ballard, it was a time to show the Colts […] The post Colts HC Chuck Pagano, ‘I’m sick about it’ appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
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  • The Dugout – Making Movies & Making the Initial Cut

    Nick Robinson
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Flight Delays?Contrasting news from the #HaynePlane camp this week. First was the general outrage among Australasia’s sudden influx of NFL fans at Jarryd Hayne’s shortened usage in the 49ers third pre-season game. The other was his making it through the first roster trimming with his dream unscathed.There actually needs to be some proper context here. Hayne is an unproven rookie and to see as much time as he did in the game against the Denver Broncos is already pretty impressive. Remember that both Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter missed the first two games and they were back for this one,…
  • The Wildcard’s 2015 NFL Pre-Season Quarterback Rankings (Part Two)

    Nick Robinson
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:57 pm
    You know the NFL season is right around the corner when these QB rankings drop. Three years in a row, it’s officially a tradition.As with previous years, this list is most definitely subjective. You’re welcome to be offended though. The rankings are based on the idea of which quarterback is the best at this point in time. Potential and upside do matter, as does past achievement, but above all else it’s about who you would rather have with the ball in their hands for your hypothetical team if the Super Bowl were on tomorrow.In as much as it’s possible, players have been separated from…
  • The Dugout - Counting the Days (& the ACLs)

    Nick Robinson
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:37 am
    How soon is too soon for NFL fans to start worrying about the regular season?If you’re the Green Bay Packers or the Carolina Panthers, now’s good. Both of them just lost their star wide receivers for the season with ACL injuries, Kalvin Benjamin (CP) and Jordy Nelson (GBP). Benjamin’s loss is brutal for the already weak Panthers WR corps, he was their only genuine star there and his loss makes their playoff hopes a fair slice thinner.But they’re a borderline playoff team even with him. The Green Bay Packers are eying the Super Bowl and now they’ll have to do it without Aaron…
  • The Wildcard’s 2015 NFL Pre-Season Quarterback Rankings (Part One)

    Nick Robinson
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:50 am
    You know the NFL season is right around the corner when these QB rankings drop. Three years in a row, it’s officially a tradition.As with previous years, this list is most definitely subjective. You’re welcome to be offended though. The rankings are based on the idea of which quarterback is the best at this point in time. Potential and upside do matter, as does past achievement, but above all else it’s about who you would rather have with the ball in their hands for your hypothetical team if the Super Bowl were on tomorrow.In as much as it’s possible, players have been separated from…
  • Hard Knocks 2015: The Houston Texans Keep It Real

    Nick Robinson
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Look, reality television as we know it might be the spawn of some unholy matrimony between Satan and the Kardashians, but only because it’s not real. It’s highly stylised and deliberately filmed and edited in a way that removes any hint of revelation from the final product. Plus it’s so infuriatingly vacuous, glorifying the kind of vampirific celebrity worship that might just be tearing the last collective strands of intelligence left in our society out by the hair-extensions. And it’s boring.But at its conceptual core, reality TV is really just honesty on film. It’s fly on the wall…
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  • Everyone Doubting Jarrett Jack

    c.j. hampshire
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:35 am
    Three years ago, Jarrett Jack had a career year with the Golden State Warriors. His job was to replace Steph Curry and make something happen. Logging thirty minutes, Jack scored from the perimeter, controlled the […] The post Everyone Doubting Jarrett Jack appeared first on the Committed Generation.
  • Bradley Beal and Tristan Thompson: Still Waiting

    mallory stith-wheat
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Not to be overly dramatic, but it may be coming to an end for Bradley Beal in Washington and Tristan Thompson in Cleveland. The cities that drafted them are taking hardline approaches to contract talks […] The post Bradley Beal and Tristan Thompson: Still Waiting appeared first on the Committed Generation.
  • Selling the Nets Just Got Easier for Mikhail Prokhorov

    Valerie Morales
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:30 am
    Last winter, Mikhail Prokhorov hired investment bankers to explore selling his share of the Brooklyn Nets. In the world of finance, the Nets mediocrity was not a deal breaker; it had little impact. It was the […] The post Selling the Nets Just Got Easier for Mikhail Prokhorov appeared first on the Committed Generation.
  • Dwight Howard Brings Gun to The Airport

    c.j. hampshire
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Early this morning Dwight Howard was detained by security at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Why? He had a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Once it was detected, Howard was detained and he […] The post Dwight Howard Brings Gun to The Airport appeared first on the Committed Generation.
  • DeAndre Jordan Cuts Ties With Agent

    c.j. hampshire
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:23 pm
    DeAndre Jordan’s very dramatic summer ended with a separation. Not that it’s worthy of tears but Jordan has parted ways with his agent(s) Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana of Relativity Media. Per league rules, Jordan […] The post DeAndre Jordan Cuts Ties With Agent appeared first on the Committed Generation.
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