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  • Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting News
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.
  • Kick of the Day: Nike Kobe Venomenon

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
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  • Step Up Your Game With The Nike Air Max Lunar 90

    Slam Dunk Central
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Nike recently released another awesome retro sneaker, the Nike Air Max Lunar 90 WR, featuring the iconic silhouette while getting updated with modern extras for a comfortable, high-performance fit. Designed for challenging conditions, the Nike Air Max Lunar 90 WR (Water Resistant) shoe features a seam-sealed water-resistant nylon upper to help keep your feet dry. A Lunarlon midsole and Nike Air heel unit deliver lightweight cushioning and a smooth ride. I loved the ‘Infrared’ treatment that Nike gave these shoes, which in my opinion is the best colorway available for the Air Max…
  • Sources: Wolves willing to pay Bledsoe max - NBA
    Brian Windhorst
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    The Timberwolves offer Eric Bledsoe a max contract in a sign-and-trade with the Suns, sources say.
  • Gary Payton is mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo, but will he actually be a point forward?

    Ball Don't Lie - NBA - Yahoo Sports
    Eric Freeman
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Few young NBA players have captured the imaginations of fans like Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19-year-old "Greek Freak" who served as his team's finest source of hope on the way to a league-worst record in 2013-14. Antetokounmpo isn't just raw — he genuinely seems to be discovering his own abilities in the moment and isn't even done growing. It's tough to predict his future or eventual position, because the possibilities currently seem endless. The Bucks haven't attempted to label Antetokounmpo just yet, but they do appear to be steering him towards a few particular…
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  • Kick of the Day: Nike Kobe Venomenon

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
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  • Andrew Bogut Says the Only Way to Avoid Injury is to ‘Be a Puss’

    SLAM Staff
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Oft-injured Warriors big man Andrew Bogut was asked about his current health status, and he had nothing but positive things to say—and an interesting take on how to avoid injuries in the future. (Spoiler alert: Doesn’t sound like he plans on employing said strategy.) Per “My body feels great,” said Bogut, who returned to working out in mid-June after his fractured rib healed. “All of my injuries have been of the high-impact variety. The only thing I can do to change that is to be a puss and avoid contact at all costs. Then, it’s the other side of the ball when…
  • Kick of the Day: Jordan Flight Time 14.5

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
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  • Andray Blatche Signs 1-Year Deal in China

    SLAM Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    Andray Blatche has signed a one-year deal to play with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China, his agency announced today. Blatche will join Jordan Crawford, who signed with the Flying Tigers earlier this week. Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers. — ASM SPORTS (@ASM_SPORTS) September 20, 2014 The Flying Tigers made the CBA finals last year and the club feels Andray is the final piece to a championship contender. — ASM SPORTS (@ASM_SPORTS) September 20, 2014 Andray is extremely excited to be joining a 1st-class club & looks…
  • Kings Sign Ramon Sessions To 2-Year Deal

    SLAM Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    The Kings have signed Ramon Sessions on a two-year, $4.2 million deal using their bi-annual exception. He’ll join Darren Collison and Ray McCallum in Sacramento’s lead guard rotation. Per Yahoo: Free-agent guard Ramon Sessions has reached agreement on a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo Sports.   Sessions, one of the best available players left on the market, will join free agent Darren Collison and rookie Nik Stauskas as fresh faces in the Kings’ backcourt rotation. The Kings are using the bi-annual exception provision to…
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  • Step Up Your Game With The Nike Air Max Lunar 90

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Nike recently released another awesome retro sneaker, the Nike Air Max Lunar 90 WR, featuring the iconic silhouette while getting updated with modern extras for a comfortable, high-performance fit. Designed for challenging conditions, the Nike Air Max Lunar 90 WR (Water Resistant) shoe features a seam-sealed water-resistant nylon upper to help keep your feet dry. A Lunarlon midsole and Nike Air heel unit deliver lightweight cushioning and a smooth ride. I loved the ‘Infrared’ treatment that Nike gave these shoes, which in my opinion is the best colorway available for the Air Max…
  • Adidas Boost Basketball Shoes Brings Game-Changing Energy To The Court

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    adidas introduced its game-changing Boost cushioning technology to basketball with the all-new Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost performance basketball shoes. Boost is an industry-first cushioning technology designed to deliver maximum energy return, responsiveness and comfort to players. True to adidas’ mission to make athletes better, Boost features innovative material made up of thousands of capsules that help store and release energy efficiently as athletes perform. Boost basketball technology underwent comprehensive testing for over a year with top NCAA and NBA players. All…
  • The Nike Lunarglide 6 Is One Hot Running Shoe!

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

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

    15 Jun 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Premium sock brand Stance, a leader and innovator in the category, proudly presents the third chapter of their wildly popular NBA Legends collection. This capsule, a brand new collection of iconic styles that pay homage to a handpicked group of basketball legends, features five greats including Rik Smits, Clyde Drexler, and Run TMC: Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond. “We’re excited to unveil the next installment of our NBA Legends,” said Clarke Miyasaki, Business Development for Stance. “This season we’ve chosen players who all have made a major impact on the NBA with…
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  • Gary Payton is mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo, but will he actually be a point forward?

    Eric Freeman
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Few young NBA players have captured the imaginations of fans like Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19-year-old "Greek Freak" who served as his team's finest source of hope on the way to a league-worst record in 2013-14. Antetokounmpo isn't just raw — he genuinely seems to be discovering his own abilities in the moment and isn't even done growing. It's tough to predict his future or eventual position, because the possibilities currently seem endless. The Bucks haven't attempted to label Antetokounmpo just yet, but they do appear to be steering him towards a few particular…
  • Rex Chapman arrested for allegedly stealing $14,000 in merchandise from Arizona Apple Store

    Eric Freeman
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Former NBA guard Rex Chapman, who played 12 seasons for four teams over a well-regarded career, was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing more than $14,000 in merchandise from a Scottsdale, Arizona Apple Store. According to area police, the 46-year-old Chapman stole the items over seven different instances during the last few months. in Phoenix has the relevant details: Sgt. Mark Clark said Rex Chapman is alleged to have picked up items in the store, located near Scottsdale Road and Greenway, and made it appear that he was paying for the items through the store's self-checkout. He…
  • The Timberwolves are reportedly looking to create a sign and trade deal to acquire Eric Bledsoe

    Kelly Dwyer
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Nearly three years ago, former Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn signed Kevin Love to just a four-year contract extension with an option for Love to opt out after three seasons. The move angered Love, despite the Minnesota front office’s protestations to the contrary, while pushing the working talking point that the team needed to preserve eventual cap space in order to sign point guard Ricky Rubio to a future contract extension. Now, with Love gone and the Timberwolves franchise working both a new front office and 10-year playoff drought, the Wolves are reportedly…
  • Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire join James Dolan onstage to play kazoos. For charity.

    Kelly Dwyer
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    On Thursday night, toward the end of his band’s opening set for the critically acclaimed and widely beloved classic rock outfit The Eagles, New York Knicks owner James Dolan asked Knick forwards Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony up on the Madison Square Garden stage to play kazoos. Melo and Amar’e joined Henrik Lundkvist and Garden regular John McEnroe in an attempt to break a Guinness World’s Record for the most kazoos played in one building at the same time. The charge was inspired by Dolan’s idea for a more annoying, but far less environmentally harmful version of the…
  • Dwyane Wade credits David Stern's dress code for improving his style

    Eric Freeman
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    In 2005, NBA commissioner David Stern courted controversy by implementing a new dress code for the league's players. They would no longer be able to wear baggy jeans, chains, and ill-fitting white tees in any official capacity. Instead, the league's on-court employees were told to follow business-casual guidelines that wouldn't be out of place among a group of office interns or children attending church. The move invited its fair share of criticism, including opinions that Stern was attempting to divorce the NBA's image from that of hip-hop culture, a world also occupied by the league's most…
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  • Previewing the 2014-15 Pistons roster

    Matt Watson
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Detroit Bad Boys is preparing for the 2014-15 season by examining the past and projecting the future for each player on the Detroit Pistons roster. Cartier Martin was one of the more intriguing signings of the offseason - not because of his impact on the court but because he was signed early in free agency. That's not usually the case for a player who has survived mostly on 10-day contracts. But Stan Van Gundy had a list of targets and among the guys expecting to accept the minimum and Martin was at the top of his list. To make sure he didn't field any other offers Van Gundy even added a…
  • Previewing the 2014-15 Pistons: Cartier Martin

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Can perennial NBA vagabond Cartier Martin carve out a niche with the Pistons? Cartier Martin was one of the more intriguing signings of the offseason - not because of his impact on the court but because he was signed early in free agency. That's not usually the case for a player who has survived mostly on 10-day contracts. But Stan Van Gundy had a list of targets and among the guys expecting to accept the minimum and Martin was at the top of his list. To make sure he didn't field any other offers Van Gundy even added a second guaranteed year to his deal. And, honestly, it's not surprising…
  • Pistons, Lorenzo Brown agree to 1-year contract

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    With 17 players now on the roster, the move is likely to wind up with the point guard playing in Grand Rapids for the coming season. Shams Charania of RealGM tweeted last night that Lorenzo Brown and the Pistons agreed to a one-year deal. Brown is a 6'5 point guard who was drafted with the 52nd pick in 2013 by the Minnesota Timberwolves but waived before the season. He later signed on with the Springfield Armor of the D-League, but built his contract so that he could sign on with any interested NBA teams. Turns out that the 76ers were interested in making him one of the 23 players who would…
  • Previewing the 2014-15 Pistons: Caron Butler

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Pistons signed Caron Butler for his shooting and leadership. With a crowd of players on the wing, where will Butler fit in? At 34 years old, Caron Butler isn't necessarily the addition you'd expect for a rebuilding team. However, Stan Van Gundy identified the wing as the thinnest area on his roster and shooting as his greatest need. But there's a reason that Van Gundy targeted Butler over just any shooter on the wing, and paid him $9 million for two years while he was at it. Butler's developed a reputation for his competitive streak and leadership ability, a reputation that both Rick Carlisle…
  • Brandon Jennings admits to pouting after Mo Cheeks was fired

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    In a typical preseason interview talking up his coming season, Jennings admits that he phoned it in last year. It was supposed to be your standard positive preseason piece. You see them every year. It's Charlie Villanueva transforming himself through boxing, Michael Curry bringing a new sense of accountability, and everyone's in the best shape of their lives. In an interview with Vince Goodwill where Brandon Jennings talks up how he's added weight and is primed for a bounce-back season, buried at the end is the key point. "Did I pout? I think I did and a lot of it came from everybody. You see…
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  • Ryan Anderson And Kyle Korver Show Their Support For “To Write Love On Her Arms”

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) recently launched their "No One Else Can Play Your Part" campaign in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Week (9.8-9.14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (9.10). The goal of the campaign, according to founder Jamie Tworkowski, is to tell people "that their life matters, and their story is significant."
  • Yao Ming The Philanthropist Wants More Freedom To Spend
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Yao Ming thinks China needs more freedom -- at least in one regard. The former NBA basketball star complained here on Thursday that his charitable foundation is hampered by Chinese rules limiting to 10 percent the share of contributions that can go toward expenses such as salaries for executives, office space and travel.
  • From Hoop Dreams To Hopes For Cures
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Almost 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with these cancers this year. More than 1.1 million Americans are living with, or in remission from a blood cancer. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children, adolescents and young adults younger than age 20.
  • International Basketball Not The Same As American Game
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Welcome to basketball, international style. Same name, not quite the same game as in America. Not in the way the sport is played, officiated, or strategized.
  • Favorites To Win The 2015 NBA Championship

    Ryan McNeill
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    This was the perfect summer for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they welcomed home prodigal son LeBron James while adding Kevin Love. Still, I don't think the Cavs are the favorites to win the 2015 NBA Championship.
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  • A Set of Pelicans Basketball Cards Lied to Me

    Chris Trew
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    I’ve held my breath for far too long. The basketball off season is far too long. It’s time to unleash the truth. The truth is that the Pelicans Basketball Card Pack offered by the Pelicans team store inside the Smoothie King Center duped me. Was it the pack itself that did the duping? Was it the person that organized these cards in this specific order that tricked me? Is it the team’s fault that something this sneaky sneaked past the merchandise guardians? I don’t have all the answers. All I have are these basketball cards pretending to be New Orleans Pelicans…
  • In the NO Podcast Episode 187: Anthony Davis at the World Cup

    Ryan Schwan
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Michael and I talk Anthony Davis and his showing at the FIBA World Cup! We address what he’s done so far, what he can take away from this experience, what we still want to see, and if I was right about him not breaking out. Then Michael loves him some Eric Gordon. Sigh. And then I ambush him! Good times! Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots Like the music? Follow @ScottBurton
  • The New Orleans Pelicans’ Most Intriguing Squadron

    Mason Ginsberg
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    The New Orleans Pelicans’ addition of center Omer Asik answers a question that had no clear answer last season – who to start at center. A more uncertain question, however, is how minutes and rotations will be managed among the Pelicans’ three-headed front court monster of Asik, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis. The default assumption is that two of those three will be on the court at almost all times, which should certainly be the case. However, there is another possibility that must be considered – can all three play together effectively? On its surface, this…
  • Breaking Down the New Orleans Pelicans Schedule

    Michael McNamara
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:11 pm
    In the NBA, not all schedules are created equal. In addition to playing your division foes twice as much as you play the other conference, you also have numerous other factors that can effect the difficulty of your schedule, including: number of back to backs, your non-division conference schedule, and differing lengths of East and/or West coast swings. Today, the New Orleans Pelicans got their schedule, so let’s take a look at the Good, the Bad, and the Interesting. The Good The Pelicans kick the season off with three of their first four games at home (including the first 2) and…
  • Is Anthony Davis going to break out for USA Basketball?

    Ryan Schwan
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    I’m not sure how many people plan on watching Team USA play in the World Cup of Basketball this off-season.  I intend to watch most of it since Anthony Davis is going to be there, and I’ll take any excuse I can to see him play basketball.  Other than that horrific Paul George injury, which I will NOT link to, I’ve enjoyed the run up to the event so far.  Being a bit starved for basketball, it’s been fun to read various accounts about the team last week in their training camp.  It’s been made even more fun to read in article after article that Anthony Davis…
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  • Louis Amundson signing with Cleveland

    Inside Hoops
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Here’s the Akron Beacon Journal blog reporting on the Cavaliers: Lou Amundson signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Cavaliers, a league source confirmed. Although the Cavs’ rebuilt roster is filling up fast, the veteran journeyman stands a decent chance at making the final cut. Amundson, 31, has already played for eight teams in eight years, averaging 3.6 points [...]
  • Ramon Sessions headed to Sacramento

    Inside Hoops
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting on the Kings: The Kings have reached an agreement with veteran guard Ramon Sessions on a two-year deal worth $4.2 million, using the biannual exception because the team is over the salary cap. Sacramento had been looking for a veteran to add to its young backcourt. Sessions, 28, will be entering his eighth season after [...]
  • Timberwolves interested in Eric Bledsoe

    Inside Hoops
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Talented guard Eric Bledsoe is still unsigned, which comes as a surprise. But then you factor in his reported quest for a maximum-level NBA contract, and his availability becomes more understandable. Here’s with the latest: With just days before the start of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire restricted free-agent guard [...]
  • Knicks owner says Phil Jackson really does run the team

    Inside Hoops
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Here’s ESPN New York reporting on the Knicks: Knicks owner James Dolan has insisted he won’t be involved with the day-to-day operations of the Knicks. He reiterated that stance Tuesday in an interview with WFAN. “I was much more involved than I wanted to be in the last couple of years. Now I got somebody who I think is the [...]
  • Glenn Robinson III on board with Wolves

    Inside Hoops
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Here’s the Minneapolis Star Tribune reporting on Timberwolves rookie Glenn Robinson III: Robinson finally signed a partly guaranteed contract this week, and has been at Target Center with a group of players taking part in informal workouts. Wolves General Manager Milt Newton said Thursday that team officials felt it was important to let Robinson “know he’s in our [...]
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  • Questions return for Heat; answers not so clear

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
      Erik Spoelstra has entered training camp the past two seasons with a mantra of "letting go," that even from NBA championships, you have to move on.
  • ASK IRA: Did Heat pay enough attention to free-agent market?

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Q: Was Miami's offer for Andray Blatche that bad that he instead signed in China? -- Mike.
  • Heat must find alternative fuel source

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Sunday notes: The 2013 Finals fueled San Antonio, but the Heat found themselves stripped of the opportunity to pick up where they left off. Also: Heat's D-League angle; Miami's Most Outstanding; and Bojan not Bogdan.
  • ASK IRA: Is drop-off in Heat bench overstated?

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Q: I've heard you comment a number of times that the Heat don't have any wing players except Dwyane Wade who can take their man off the dribble. That may be true, but who outside of Wade and LeBron James could last year? And as poor, or questionable, as the Heat bench appears to be, especially at the perimeter positions, who did we have last year, excluding Ray Allen? Where are we really weaker? We lost marginal players, such as Rashard Lewis (and replaced him with Danny Granger, which is a worthy swap, even if Granger is diminished). Michael Beasley? He rarely played. James Jones? He rarely…
  • Miami Heat camp roster: 17 under contract

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
      With the Miami Heat to open training camp Sept. 27 at AmericanAirlines Arena (closed to the public) a look at the 17 players already under contract, with teams allowed to carry up to 20 players in the preseason, before a mandatory cut to a maximum of 15:
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  • 30Q: Do the Kings actually have a deep bench now?

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Kings haven't made any huge moves this offseason but they have added quite a few complementary pieces. The Kings have been pretty active this offseason, even if it's only been minor moves and additions rather than a major game-changing trade or signing.  This past week saw the Kings add Ryan Hollins, Omri Casspi and Ramon Sessions, and they've also added Nik Stauskas and Eric Moreland earlier in the summer. Personally, I don't think the Kings are completely done making moves just yet, especially considering that the logjam that is the Power Forward position still exists.  But as of now,…
  • 30Q: What does the signing of Ramon Sessions mean for Ray McCallum?

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Sacramento's signing of Ramon Sessions today surprised some people who were a little confused as to why the Kings were relegating promising youngster Ray McCallum further to the bench.  McCallum had a very impressive summer league and also showed flashes of brilliance at the end of last season when taking over for the injured Isaiah Thomas. Before the Sessions' signing, McCallum was set to be Darren Collison's primary backup for next season, one of the pros for many fans upset at the loss of Isaiah Thomas.  Now McCallum is back to being a third string Point Guard, just like for most of his…
  • Sacramento Kings sign Ramon Sessions to a two year deal

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    The Kings have added a veteran guard to their backcourt. In a move to shore up the backcourt, the Kings have come to an agreement to sign Ramon Sessions to a 2 year, $4.2 million contract using their bi-annual exception.  Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal. Sessions was easily one of the better free agents left available and will make a solid addition to Sacramento's bench.  He will likely fill in at both guard positions, although he's primarily a backup Point Guard.  Sessions has career averages of 11.7 points on 43.9% from the field to go with 4.7 assists, 3.0…
  • 30Q brought to you by you!

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Find out how you can contribute to our 30Q series Our annual 30Q series is well underway, but for one of our following posts in the upcoming weeks, we want to hear your questions on the Kings.  We'll take the 30 best questions (that we haven't asked or answered yet) and include them in a single post. Your questions don't just have to be about the upcoming season either.  For example,we've done 30Qs asking who your favorite Kings of all time are or what was the best live game you've ever attended.  You could ask questions about NBA rules you don't understand (like what exactly is a trade…
  • Kings have worked out Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus and Jamario Moon

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Recent reports suggest the Kings are looking for another wing player. The Kings are continuing to hold workouts for veteran players in what looks like a search for another wing player.  Recent reports have the Kings bringing in veterans Josh Howard, Mickael Pietrus and Jamario Moon over the past week. Kings continue to look at wings (Josh Howard, Mikael Pietrus, Jamario Moon), leads to me to wonder if Derrick Williams will play PF in 14-15 — Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) September 19, 2014 Pietrus was a valuable roleplayer for years on the Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors.  Injuries…
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  • Ryan Anderson And Kyle Korver Show Their Support For “To Write Love On Her Arms”

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) recently launched their "No One Else Can Play Your Part" campaign in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Week (9.8-9.14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (9.10). The goal of the campaign, according to founder Jamie Tworkowski, is to tell people "that their life matters, and their story is significant."
  • Yao Ming The Philanthropist Wants More Freedom To Spend
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Yao Ming thinks China needs more freedom -- at least in one regard. The former NBA basketball star complained here on Thursday that his charitable foundation is hampered by Chinese rules limiting to 10 percent the share of contributions that can go toward expenses such as salaries for executives, office space and travel.
  • From Hoop Dreams To Hopes For Cures
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Almost 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with these cancers this year. More than 1.1 million Americans are living with, or in remission from a blood cancer. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children, adolescents and young adults younger than age 20.
  • International Basketball Not The Same As American Game
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Welcome to basketball, international style. Same name, not quite the same game as in America. Not in the way the sport is played, officiated, or strategized.
  • Favorites To Win The 2015 NBA Championship

    Ryan McNeill
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    This was the perfect summer for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they welcomed home prodigal son LeBron James while adding Kevin Love. Still, I don't think the Cavs are the favorites to win the 2015 NBA Championship.
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  • Portland Trail Blazers: Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez, and the Salary Cap

    Dave Deckard
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:29 pm
    How much would Paul Allen be willing to spend for a prime free agent, or even the players he's got? Time for the Monday Mailbag! Dave, One statement that gets thrown around quite a bit is "Paul Allen is willing to spend", in reference to putting together a winning team. Realistically, I don't see it. Every time free agency rolls around, all we hear is "cap space this" and "cap space that". At what point does he open his wallet, go over the cap, and sign a difference maker or two? In the coming free agencies, who would those difference makers be? With the (fictitious) cap room we'll have next…
  • Would a Celebrity Make the Portland Trail Blazers More Visible?

    Sam Tongue
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    Between the team's on-court success and off-court stock rising, Portland is pushing to be more known nationally. Would aligning the Trail Blazer brand with a celebrity aid in that process? Drake is a symbol of Toronto. The 27-year-old's music is a staple on the radio, at clubs and in arenas. He's created award-winning music and sold millions of albums, becoming one of the world's most iconic entertainment figures. He's now so popular that his celeb status moved him outside the music scene. In September 2013, Drake was named "team ambassador" for his hometown Toronto Raptors. This move was the…
  • What's the Single Greatest NBA Performance You've Seen in Person?

    Dave Deckard
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Blazer's Edge solicits the single greatest NBA performance you've witnessed in person whether the star that night was a Trail Blazer or not. From time to time we ask you to share your NBA stories with us, building and refreshing our corporate memory. Today I was thinking over all the NBA games I'd seen when a question struck me. I wondered what was the greatest single-night performance I'd ever borne witness to. I've seen quite a few NBA games in person. I've seen great teams, great moments, great superstars. I saw Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, and Magic Johnson play. I was…
  • Damian Lillard Ranked 22nd Best Player in NBA by

    Dave Deckard
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm ranks Damian Lillard 22nd among all NBA players. See what other Blazers made the grade! Update (9/18): LaMarcus Aldridge was ranked #12 today: For Aldridge, the self-cast Rodney Dangerfield of the NBA’s deep group of elite power forwards, 2013-14 marked the most fulfilling and gratifying season of his eight-year career. Stuck in the lottery for two seasons as Blazers management attempted to move on from Brandon Roy and Greg Oden, Aldridge began venting some frustrations last summer. It was one thing for Aldridge to feel snubbed in comparison to higher-profile peers like Kevin Love or…
  • Things to Know About Domestic Violence

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Sports fans and sports media personalities have been talking about domestic violence for weeks now, largely without guidance or good information. A Blazer's Edge reader shares her research and thoughts on the topic to give the discussion a stronger foundation when we need to have it again. A special guest post is headlining Blazer's Edge today in place of our usual staff writing. Occassia, one of our readers, is a self-professed "writer, artist, and basketeering enthusiast". She's also done research into the field of domestic violence and compiled a post answering many of the questions…
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  • Watch Bone Collector Drop Trey Songz With Double Nutmeg At Power 106 Game

    Dime Magazine
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    R&B superstar Trey Songz can definitely ball, but Bone Collector is on a whole ‘nother level. So it’s not surprising that the streetball sensation dropped the “Na Na” singer at the Power 106 All-Star Celebrity Game on Sunday, but that doesn’t make watching video of it any less entertaining. “Na, na, na” he didn’t; oh […] The post Watch Bone Collector Drop Trey Songz With Double Nutmeg At Power 106 Game appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Video: Go Behind The Scenes Of Recent Charlotte Hornets Photo Shoot

    Jack Winter
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The NBA’s official media day is still over one week away, but the re-branded Charlotte Hornets are intent on creating a buzz before their peers. This entertaining video takes you behind the scenes of the Hornets’ recent photo shoot, as Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker, Lance Stephenson, and company mug for the camera in the sick […] The post Video: Go Behind The Scenes Of Recent Charlotte Hornets Photo Shoot appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Watch Sweden’s Marcus Eriksson Make 62 Straight Three-Pointers

    Jack Winter
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    There’s no defense of which to speak and he’s shooting from a basic standstill, but 62 straight three-pointers is 62 straight three-pointers. Check out Sweden’s Marcus Erikkson accomplish the incredible feat in the most casual manner possible. Amazing. The 20 year-old Eriksson had his name in the 2014 draft before withdrawing in early June. The […] The post Watch Sweden’s Marcus Eriksson Make 62 Straight Three-Pointers appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Report: ‘Wolves, Rubio “A Good Distance Apart” On Contract Extension

    Jack Winter
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It was reported this summer that contract extension negotiations between Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves “wouldn’t be easy.” A couple months later and with the October 31 deadline for extensions looming larger every day, that assumption has proven the case and then some. According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Rubio’s camp and […] The post Report: ‘Wolves, Rubio “A Good Distance Apart” On Contract Extension appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos,…
  • George Posts Photo Of Pacers At Hibbert’s Wedding With Hilarious Caption

    Jack Winter
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    This hasn’t exactly been an offseason to remember for the Indiana Pacers. They saw former team leader Danny Granger sign with an archrival, key young playmaker Lance Stephenson depart in free agency, and superstar Paul George suffer a devastating injury that left the entire league shaken. If any team is entitled to fun as training […] The post George Posts Photo Of Pacers At Hibbert’s Wedding With Hilarious Caption appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • The downside to Marcus Thornton on the Boston Celtics

    Justin Danziger
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The newly acquired Marcus Thornton can be a huge contribution to Boston's rebuilding process. But then again, can he? Marcus Thornton is a fresh face in Boston after being involved in a three team trade that cleared cap space for the Cavaliers to sign LeBron.  While this deal seemed to benefit the Cavs in that they landed the King, the Celtics came away with a handful of useful talent...Thornton being one of them. Previously with the Nets, this score first shooting guard can find numerous ways to put the ball in the basket.  And after the Celtics ranked 27th in offensive efficiency last…
  • Welcome our new CelticsBlog writers!

    Jeff Clark
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Noobs! Please give the new CelticsBlog writers a big round of applause and warm welcome! We sifted through well over 100 applications and had many hard decisions, but were able to trim the list down to 10 new writers.  Yes, you read that right .  Ten new writers. Is that a lot of new writers? Yes, yes it is.  Does this mean the quality of writing will suffer?  No it doesn't. It just means that the diversity of opinions is going to become broader. My editors and I will ensure that the quality is up to our standards and I think you'll enjoy the fresh voices.  They will also help us with a…
  • Rumor: Evan Turner will be officially signed by Sept. 30

    Jeff Clark
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    What other moves will have to be made? To the surprise of no one, Evan Turner will officially (finally) be signed and introduced as a member of the Boston Celtics, ...soon.  This isn't really news actually, but it is nice to hear some confirmation of what we already knew. Source says #Celtics signing of Evan Turner will be completed/announced before training camp starts on Sept. 30. #Celticstalk — A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) September 21, 2014 Boston Celtics rumors 2014: Evan Turner will officially sign before training camp, according to report | The Celtics kept Turner…
  • Five reasons why the Boston Celtics should keep Marcus Thornton

    Kevin O'Connor
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Looking for a spark, Boston? Earlier this month I wrote about why the Boston Celtics should trade the recently acquired Marcus Thornton in order to free up more minutes for other young players at the wing position, but it's easy to forget that Thornton himself is relatively young, at just 27-years-old. Thornton is a score-first shooting guard and still has the potential to be a quality player, which is one of the primary reasons why the Celtics should consider keeping him. Thornton's a sparkplug This is what I wrote before free agency began earlier this summer: Celtics Sparkplug History Year…
  • How losing weight will help Jared Sullinger take his game to the next level

    Kevin O'Connor
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Sullinger is ready to eat your hate for breakfast. Jared Sullinger's been eating a lot this summer, but not the way he used to. Sullinger has been feasting on doubters from Twitter who think he's fat and has no All-Star potential. Check out the video below to see the motivational tweets Sully has been favoriting. Sullinger was asked in June what weight he's trying to get to and he said, "My main weight is 260 by training camp. I'm in the 280s range right now." Pictures recently emerged of a new, slimmer Sullinger, which only shows that his weight loss has been a major success. The 6-foot-9…
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  • Bucks Arena Update: Site selection still targeted for end of year, more possible sites emerge

    Frank Madden
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Walker: Bucks owners hope to pick site for new arena by year's endDon Walker's latest at the JS reiterates the same timeline we'd heard previously on an arena: site selection by end of year, with the tricky issue of public funding to be taken up at the start of 2015 (namely, once those site specifics are clear and the dust has settled from the fall elections). Walker also summarizes the leading candidates for the final site, including the Journal Communications building itself. I guess the Journal has officially put its "for sale" sign up, eh? Sources involved in the arena debate say land…
  • Podcast: Will Jason Kidd impact the Bucks' organizational structure?

    Steve von Horn
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    The Brew Hoop Podcast is back. We discuss Jason Kidd on the latest episode. Do you like to listen to people talk about the Milwaukee Bucks? We talk about the Bucks on the Brew Hoop Podcast. We recently discussed the Bucks and recorded our conversation so you can react to what we say. It's a pretty good arrangement if you offered an affirmative answer to the first question. In this episode, we talk about the process that brought Jason Kidd to the Bucks and the potential shift in organizational structure the move could create. If the new owners admit they lack basketball expertise, is it okay…
  • More Bucks back in town, Knight extension talks, and offseason report cards

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Keeping you up to date on all things Bucks with our latest notes post. Milwaukee Bucks 2014 Offseason Report is giving out report cards for every team in the NBA, with grading based on five categories: frontcourt, backcourt, defense, bench, and scoring. The Bucks came away with a respectable B- grade, which scored better than the Indiana PacersOklahoma City ThunderLos Angeles LakersMiami HeatNew York Knicks, and Phoenix Suns. That's a promising place to start, but there's still tons of work to be done, notes report card author Steve Aschburner. "The ambition is bigger in…
  • Bucks announce (bigger) 14/15 TV schedule

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    All 82 regular season games will be televised. That is awesome. The Bucks announced today that 80 of the team's games for the upcoming season will be televised on Fox Sports Wisconsin. It will be the most locally televised games in team history, up 8 from last year's 72 broadcasts. Here are some more of the logistics, via the press release: "For the eighth consecutive season, FSW will serve as the exclusive home of Bucks basketball, and each of the 80 telecasts will be broadcast in high definition. The regular season schedule tips off on Wednesday, Oct. 29, when the Bucks travel to Charlotte…
  • The Bucks' Most Valuable Asset: It's all Greek to MKE (yes, it's Giannis Antetokounmpo)

    Dan Sinclair
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    We're done! We're finally done! We've been counting down every player on the Milwaukee Bucks' roster (plus a few draft picks) on our way to determining who (or what) is the most valuable asset on the roster. And now we have our answer! Taking a convincing majority (61%) of the over 1700 votes in our last poll, Giannis Antetokounmpo earns the top spot on our list, while Jabari Parker finishes as runner-up for already the second time in his NBA career. The Final, Authoritative Milwaukee Bucks Roster Asset Rankings 18. O.J. Mayo17. Chris Wright16. Zaza Pachulia15. Jerryd Bayless14. Johnny…
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  • Is Klay Thompson enjoying the greatest offseason of all time? (sarcasm, sorta)

    Andy Liu
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Klay Thompson has yet to take an L this offseason. Klay Thompson's the other dude. You see, there's that Stephen Curry guy, All-World Point Guard, Greatest Shooter In the History of Basketball, Three Hesies Dude, and all-around great person. He's what drives the nickname Splash Brothers. There's Curry and then there's the other shooter lurking in the shadows. Despite a picture-perfect jump shot and the enormous volume of sinking threes, Thompson is oft-criticized in these circles and largely forgettable as a star type before the last season began. Then Kevin Love happened. Team USA happened.
  • Bruce Levenson and the Constant Reminder of the Sports Owner

    Andy Liu
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    This doesn't apply to the Golden State Warriors. But it sorta does. I don't know. "Adam has far less support on Sterling than anyone knows," was the scariest line I read on Sunday morning. Consider me naive, idiotic, or both, but I’m still relatively young and assume that cold-blooded logic and business decisions are a thing worth pushing aside for moral steps forward. Most of you aren’t like me, and unfortunately are accustomed to this type of behavior; a classified and accepted style of actions that permeates the ownership group in all sports. Dan Snyder literally held a rally in…
  • Bob Myers signs three-year extension; in time to max Klay Thompson or something

    Andy Liu
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    The Golden State Warriors have re-signed Bob Myers to a three-year contract extension taking him to the end of the 2017-2018 season. Great news! After an offseason marked by, ummm, hmmm, welllll, lots of things, Myers is apparently the man for three more years, according to Tim Kawakami of San Jose Mercury News. Let's do a quick off-the-top review of what he has done well and not so well. Listicles time! Good: 1. Signed Stephen Curry to an obscenely low deal, even at the time of his crippling ankle injury, which has now become the league's best contract by a thousand miles. 2. Somehow got…
  • Training Camp Invitations Sent Out; Preseason Nears

    Andy Liu
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:09 pm
    The Golden State Warriors officially announced training camp invitations to Aaron Craft, James Michael McAdoo, and MItchell Watt. What's it mean? As the World Cup is nearly halfway over and training camp, the Golden State Warriors are finalizing what appears to be their Santa Cruz Warriors roster for the 2014-15 season. The team officially announced the signings of Aaron Craft, James McAdoo, and Mitchell Watt. Each contract is partially guaranteed and depends on how much time said player spends on the big league roster. In other words, this is organizational depth and shouldn't be looked…
  • Warriors sign Leandro Barbosa to one-year deal

    Sam Sorkin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    The 31-year old Brazilian guard played 20 games with Phoenix last season. Both Golden State and he are hoping that durability is not an issue this season. Per ESPN's Marc Stein, the Warriors have signed veteran guard Leandro Barbosa: Barbosa has also drawn interest from Miami, of course, but Warriors have won the race for Brazil's PG even before this FIBA World Cup starts — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 28, 2014 Golden State, I'm told, is closing in on a deal to sign Brazilian star guard Leandro Barbosa— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 28, 2014 According to front-office sources,…
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  • Jimmy Butler contract extension: can the Bulls lock him up early?

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    The Bulls have long had their roster set after an active early offseason, so outside of some end-of-bench moves in preparation of training camp (which is far too soon, yikes) there is little going on. However there is something the Bulls need to be mindful of which affects the next few years: a possible early contract-extension for Jimmy Butler. Zach Lowe at Grantland this week laid out the dilemma between the Bulls/Butler as well as 5 other candidates from Butler's draft class. Teams have until the end of 10/31 to work out these extensions (especially strange given the Bulls season will have…
  • Derrick Rose relearned what can't be taught at the FIBA World Cup

    Ricky O'Donnell
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    His numbers might have been ugly, but gaudy statistics were never the point of the World Cup for Rose. You've probably had one of these weekend nights before, the ones that start off with a few friends sifting through YouTube videos before someone inevitably starts typing D-E-R-R-I-C-K R-O-S-E in the search bar. As Rose has played only 10 meaningful NBA games over the last 28 months, these YouTube sessions fill a significant void. This is where the Derrick Rose of old lives in all of his glory, with hyperspeed in the open court, reverse jackknife dunks on fast breaks and perilous drives to…
  • World Cup of basketball final: Team USA vs. Serbia

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Gettin' this up a bit early.
  • The Bulls' role in the Luol Deng - Danny Ferry fiasco

    Ricky O'Donnell
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Let's talk about it. The biggest story in the NBA over the past week has been the bumbling and bizarre situation in Atlanta involving ownership, GM Danny Ferry and Luol Deng, a free agent this summer who eventually signed with the Miami Heat but not before inadvertently putting himself at the center of the NBA's latest racially-charged controversy. If you haven't been paying attention, here's what you need to know. Earlier in the week, it came out that Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson was selling his share of the team after an insensitive email from 2012 surfaced discussing the…
  • Team USA vs. Lithuania recap: Derrick Rose goes 1-of-8, Americans advance to World Cup final

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Rose was aggressive against Lithuania, but he missed several layups and couldn't make it two strong efforts in a row. Team USA played a pretty dreadful first half against Lithuania in the semifinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, but in typical fashion, the Americans pulled away in the second half to earn a 96-68 victory and a spot in the World Cup final. James Harden and Kyrie Irving led the charge for Team USA in the second half after Klay Thompson carried them in the first. While last game was pretty much all sunshine and rainbows for Derrick Rose, the same can't be said about this…
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  • Lance Stephenson did NOT try to ruin Roy Hibbert's wedding day

    Tom Lewis
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    The Pacers center married his fiancee is true. Lance Stephenson making vicious comments about his former teammate is not true. We LOVE the Internet, for without it we don't exist. A little known fact about the Big I, though -- not everything published, tweeted, Facebooked, Instagrammed, etc. is true. In the early evening on Saturday, we learned that Pacers center Roy Hibbert married his long-time fiancee, Valerie a little over a year after their initial plans to tie the knot. Ian Mahinmi posted a nice pic from the event. Around the same time, I started getting a lot of "Did u see this?!?!"…
  • Indiana Pacers' Season Preview 2014-2015: Division Rivals At A Glance

    Matt Andreason
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The Pacers begin training camp soon to prepare for a vastly different landscape in the Eastern Conference, and in particular, the Central Division. Here's a look at the other four teams which all appear to be in better shape, far better in some cases, than they were last season. The Derrick Bulls: 2013-2014 Record: 48-34 Key Additions: Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, Doug McDermott, Aaron Brooks Projected Division Finish: 2ndSnippet: Sooooo ... Derrick Rose is back. Where does that leave us? The second? Third? Twenty-fourth comeback yet? I mean, who keeps track of'em all…
  • The Indiana Pacers, the Mad Ants, and the Development Problem

    C. Cooper
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Now affiliated with 13 NBA teams, will the Mad Ants really be an optimal place for the development and growth of members of the Pacers' roster as well as other NBA players? The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum serves as the home of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the reigning NBA minor league champions and lone independently owned NBA D-League Team. Including the Indiana Pacers, the 2014-15 Mad Ants will be affiliated with an unprecedented total of 13 franchises next season. Still only permitted to carry a maximum of four NBA players on assignment or two assigned players at the position of the NBA…
  • Team USA brings home a gold medal for Paul George

    Tom Lewis
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Team USA is bringing back a gold medal for Paul George which will serve a little consolation after a broken leg which will also break the Pacers upcoming season. Team USA rolled past Serbia on Sunday to win the 2014 World Cup of Basketball with Kyrie Irving scoring 26 points to help lead the way in the 39-point win. Even though Paul George was home in the early stages of recovering from his broken leg, he remained a part of the U.S squad and their quest to win the gold medal. Following the game, Irving made sure to remind everyone just how PG remained a part of the team and helped drive them…
  • Pacers FanJam set for Oct. 5

    Tom Lewis
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The annual family-fun fan event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will include a team scrimmage. The Indiana Pacers announced plans for their annual Fan Jam event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse which is a fantastic milestone to remind us the NBA season is coming into view. The free event is slated for Sunday, Oct. 5 from 4-7 p.m. which is perfectly timed following a 1 p.m. Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium earlier in the day. The first hour will include family events and giveaways for fans along with autograph sessions with former Pacers, Pacemates and Boomer. As a bonus this year, the team will be…
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  • Reports: Zoran Dragic in advanced discussions to leave BC Unicaja for NBA, Phoenix Suns the frontrunner

    Dave King
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Per Marc Stein, the Phoenix Suns are in the lead to sign Goran's brother Zoran Dragic. Slovenian basketball player Zoran Dragic, a 25 year old 6'5" shooting guard, has said several times that he wants to go to the NBA if a team can make a solid offer and get him out of his current contract with BC Unicaja, Malaga. When Marc Stein first reported the Phoenix Suns heavy interest in Zoran, the brother of the Suns best player and third-team All-NBA Goran Dragic, the younger Dragic was just a gleam in the Suns' eye. Then, we right here at Bright Side with our international correspondents reported…
  • Phoenix Suns will not trade down from Bledsoe, require All-Star worthy player in return

    Dave King
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    The Minnesota Timberwolves rumor of wanting Eric Bledsoe quickly fizzled yesterday like a balloon with the hole in it. The Phoenix Suns don't want the junk that Minnesota was offering in return for a near All-Star. On September 19, something new came to Phoenix that's been anticipated for weeks if not months. I personally was excited, because it was a "trade up" I hadn't seen coming. Yes, folks, I'm talking about my new iPhone 6. Not the 6+, mind you, because real Suns fans appreciate star power in smaller packages. Our best players in Suns history have been on the small side for their…
  • Eric Bledsoe sign-and-trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves shot down

    Seth Pollack
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    According to several reports, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a strong push to land Eric Bledsoe on their rebuilding team. But then, all they want to give up is bad contracts. Initial reports from Jude LaCava of Fox 10 in Phoenix have the Wolves making a straight offer to Bledsoe. NBA sources tell me the Twolves are prepared to offer Eric Bledsoe a Max contract #nba — Jude LaCava (@judefox10) September 19, 2014 The Wolves, however, don't have the salary cap space to make that kind of deal without unloading some other contracts which makes this ESPN report from respected Brian…
  • Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic prepared to quell doubts about regression after breakout season

    Jim Coughenour
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Goran Dragic is looking to build on an amazing 2013-14 season, which culminated in an All-NBA third team selection, and solidify himself as one of the premiere players in the game. Despite being overwhelmingly underrated and undervalued history shows that he very well can. People continue to doubt Goran Dragic. As a reformed Dragic skeptic I can somewhat empathize, but last season was ample evidence to inspire my apostasy from the belief that Dragic had "hit his ceiling". I can't say with certitude that Dragic will definitely elevate his game to the next level of superstardom, but no longer…
  • Suns Swag: Barkley, Marbury, Dragic, A.C. Green, Van Arsdale Fans Rejoice

    Keith M. Scheessele
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    You're welcome, Simon. Charles Barkley Original Signed Painting First things first, if you are somebody who has $2,750 burning a hole in your pocket, jump on this offering immediately. By the time Suns Swag posts on Friday, you'll have about 3 hours to win the auction. Shipping is on the house. This is a one of a kind Charles Barkley painting, autographed by the Round Mound of Rebound himself.  A little bit about the artist, pulled straight from the eBay page: "Justin Tigner is a sports artist who has painted some of the most famous moments and athletes not just in the Northwest, but…
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  • Randy Wittman sees the positives in John Wall and Bradley Beal being cut from Team USA

    Nick Bilka
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Wizards coach Randy Wittman told his young stars of another prominent Team USA snub from 30 years ago Though John Wall and Bradley Beal were surely disappointed by their exclusion from the 2014 Team USA FIBA World Cup team, Wizards Coach Randy Wittman saw plenty of positives to take away from the experience for Washington's backcourt. Speaking to's Steve Aschburner while at the NBA coaches meetings in Chicago, Wittman emphasized the importance to him as a coach that the pair were getting this valuable work in over the summer. He saw this as an important beginning of a process that…
  • Andray Blatche is joining Jordan Crawford's team in China

    Mike Prada
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Two-thirds of Ted Leonsis' famous "new Big 3" will be playing together next season. China is where many NBA players are going these days because it offers more money and the ability to return to the NBA for the stretch run once the Chinese season is over. That's why former Wizard Andray Blatche has joined former Wizard Jordan Crawford on the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers. Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers. — ASM SPORTS (@ASM_SPORTS) September 20, 2014 Free agent center Andray Blatche's deal in China will pay him nearly $2.5M net,…
  • Wizards looking for new in-arena host and hype squad members

    Albert Lee
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Think you have what it takes to keep the crowd in it? The Wizards are searching for a new game host and hype squad members for the 2014-15 season. Man, the summer has flown by. After a strong offseason, Summer League, and #KD2DC chatter, the Wizards players are now starting to get back to Verizon Center for pre-training camp warm-ups. We're less than a month away from preseason games. Before you know it, it's opening night. There are also opportunities for you to have a direct impact with the crowd at Verizon Center and the Game Operations Department this season. As you might have guessed,…
  • Will Paul Pierce adapt to Washington's corner-centric offense?

    Umair Khan
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    The corners have never been a significant source of offense for Paul Pierce. Will that change playing alongside John Wall this season, or will he buck the trend of elite corner three-point shooters in Washington? This is our fifth Summer Checklist piece where we break down an area of weakness each player on the roster can improve. Previously: Bradley Beal | John Wall | Marcin Gortat | Nene | Otto Porter By far the most interesting subplot heading into the season for Washington is their outlook on offense as Paul Pierce and Otto Porter take over on the wings. The Wizards just lost their…
  • Damion James signs deal with Wizards, according to agent

    Jake Whitacre
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    With training camp right around the corner, the Wizards have added another player to the roster who could possibly fill the team's last open spot. The Washington Wizards are adding another player to the mix as they get ready for training camp. Priority Sports, who represents James, tweeted this: Congrats @KONJames10 on signing with the @WashWizards! Best of luck, we know you'll do great! — Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) September 18, 2014 Additionally, Real GM is reporting the deal on their transactions page. The Wizards have not made an official announcement, as of yet, and terms of…
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  • Asus Zenfone Smartphone Android Terbaik

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Asus Zenfone Smartphone Android Terbaik - In addition to stocking your home choked with reasonable things, you'll conjointly make the most of mini storage auctions. you are doing therefore by reselling what you purchase. If you bid low enough, you'll be ready to create a considerable profit, provided you go away with things that may be resold. once it involves reselling this stuff, merchandising on eBay or hosting a cut-rate sale is suggested.As a recap, mini storage auctions square measure the results of unpaid rental fees. If you'd wish to bid at AN auction or simply see what one is like,…
  • Tester Asus Zenfone Smartphone Android Terbaik

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Tester Asus Zenfone Smartphone Android Terbaik Due to this would like for mentoring among the race, one hundred Black Men, Inc. was born in 1963.  Its purpose is to enhance African yankee lives during a community choked with whites.  Currently, there area unit far-famed members like Denzel Washington, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, to call a couple of. Mentoring was and still is an important duty of this organization. one in all their programs meant that youngsters ages 9 till post secondary learning would get holistic information through some rites of passage which has preparation of…
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    Los Angeles Clippers

  • 2014-15 Pacific Division Preview

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    By: Dennis Rogers
  • Blake Griffin Q & A

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm sat down with All-Star forward Blake Griffin for an exclusive one-on-one this week. Griffin, who has been in Los Angeles the majority of the summer training, explains to us why this has been the best summer of his NBA career health-wise and what he is excited about for next season.
  • Clippers 2014-15 Preview with Beat Writers

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The Clippers have three main beat writers who see the team almost daily throughout the entire season. They travel to cover the team, are at every practice and have a prime seat at every home game at STAPLES. recently asked them their thoughts on the upcoming season. All agreed that the Clippers will achieve their highest win total in franchise history and that this team has a chance to win it all.

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    - League Implements Flexible Assignment System -

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward Hedo Turkoglu.
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    Miami Heat

  • Hot Seconds Call to Action

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Would you like to submit a trivia question for a specific Heat player to answer in the 6th annual edition of Hot Seconds with Jax?
  • 热火宣布管理层聘任决定

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
  • HEAT Announce Front Office Hirings

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    MIAMI, September 17 – The Miami HEAT announced today several front office hirings, including Keith Smart
  • Khem Birch Firma Con El HEAT

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    MIAMI, FL – El Miami HEAT anunció hoy que el delantero Khem Birch firmó con el equipo.
  • Luol Deng Announces First UK Basketball Academy

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Luol's been keeping active this summer.
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    Sacramento Kings

  • Latest from Kings Lab: 3D Printing

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    The Sacramento Kings continue to advance their efforts to enhance the fan experience through the use of technology, as the team is now ex
  • Stojakovic Career Retrospective

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    One of the most beloved and well-liked players in the Sacramento-era is returning home.
  • Kings Sign Omri Casspi

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent forward Omri Casspi, according to Kings Gene
  • Kings Sign Center Ryan Hollins

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    SACRAMENTO, CA ---- The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent Ryan Hollins, according to Kings General Manager Pete D
  • Kings Positional Breakdown: Center

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    One year ago, the Sacramento Kings were adding the final touches to a four-year contract extension for their up-and-coming star, DeMarcus
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    The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks

  • Mavs will attempt to foster young talent while competing now

    Earl K. Sneed
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    DALLAS – Finishing the 2013-14 season tied for the fifth-oldest team in the league with an average age of 28.5 years old, the Dallas Mavericks entered this offseason with a goal of infusing young talent while still competing at a high level. With 12-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki turning 36 years old this summer and entering free agency, the Mavericks’ brass understood it was time to surround the franchise’s superstar with young legs capable of stepping in and contributing right away. But, after pushing the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs to seven games in the first…
  • Four Mavericks make Sports Illustrated’s Top 100

    Bobby Karalla
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The Mavericks have four of the top 100 players in the NBA according to Sports Illustrated. In the site’s annual pre-season player rankings of the top 100 in the league, four Mavs made the cut. And they didn’t just slip in, either. Here are the rankings, which are based on all types of factors, including standard per-game stats, advanced metrics, and past achievements: Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Player Rank Dirk Nowitzki 14 Tyson Chandler 39 Chandler Parsons 56 Monta Ellis 66 Here’s part of what SI had to say about new Mav Chandler…
  • Mavs teammates hope to mimic Dirk Nowitzki’s tireless work ethic

    Earl K. Sneed
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    DALLAS — While he’s still cementing his all-time place in NBA lore, 12-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki showed last season that he’s far from done playing at a high level. Missing 29 games during the 2012-13 season following arthroscopic knee surgery, Nowitzki worked tirelessly to regain his All-Star form while trying to get the Dallas Mavericks back into the playoffs. The result was a 12th All-Star appearance last season for the ageless veteran as he once again led the Mavericks to the postseason for a 13th time in the last 14 years. Playing in 80 games last season and moving…
  • Raymond Felton may have a season to remember

    Bobby Karalla
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    As excited as everyone seems to be about this summer’s trade for Tyson Chandler, the center isn’t the only player Dallas received in the trade. Don’t forget about Raymond Felton, because if the point guard has the season he’s hoping for, this could be a season to remember. Felton admitted earlier this summer that last season wasn’t his best as a pro. He and his team, the New York Knicks, both struggled during the 2013-14 campaign — injuries and off-court issues limited the team after a solid, 54-win 2012-13 season. The change of scenery should definitely…
  • Mavs will need reserve guards to keep Monta Ellis fresh this season

    Earl K. Sneed
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    DALLAS — Despite several additions to the roster this summer, the Dallas Mavericks still may lack depth at the shooting guard position this upcoming season. Bolstering their backcourt with the re-signing of veteran Devin Harris, the trade acquisition of Raymond Felton and the free-agent inking of Jameer Nelson, the Mavericks are now stacked at the point guard spot. However, after starting shooting guard Monta Ellis finished last season ranked eighth in the league while averaging 36.9 minutes an outing, the Mavs may need for their reserves to step up in relief of the cat-quick guard for…
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    Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Minnesota Timberwolves Preseason Tickets on Sale Tomorrow

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
  • Observing the Opposition: The Brooklyn Nets

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Editor's Note: As the NBA season approaches and with NBA training camps opening up at the end of the month, wanted to give fans a little refresher on what has been a busy offseason. For the next two weeks, we'll be releasing season outlooks for teams throughout the NBA.
  • Simons Says Blog: The Season Is Almost Here

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    If we ever needed a turn of our attention, it’s now.
  • Observing the Opposition: The Memphis Grizzlies

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Overview: It’s fair to say that the Memphis Grizzlies depend heavily on center Marc Gasol.
  • Previa de la Temporada 2014-15: Bases (II)

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    La primera de esas piezas es una nueva cara en la organización. Llegó Maurice “Mo” Williams, que supuso el primer gran refuerzo de cara esta temporada que está a punto de comenzar, vía mercado de agentes  libres. Con su llegada, los Timberwolves tratan de reforzar la segunda unidad, para que pueda lograr mejores réditos de los logrados la pasada campaña, con este jugador veterano de 31 años de edad, y con una dilatada experiencia en la liga.
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    Knicks Defense| New York Knicks

  • New Knicks… that may or may not make the final roster on opening night

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Invited to training camp are the following now signed players: Orlando Sanchez Langston Galloway Travis Wear
  • The Eastern Conference in 2014-2015

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Indiana – A major injury to Paul George makes me think they’ll slip in the rankings. New York – resigned Melo, brought in Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin, and Cleanthony Early. Goodbye to Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton. Phil jackson is the MVP and he is on the sideline in a suit, not ready to coach yet… Derek Fisher will teach the triangle. If they make any more changes before the season begins, look for Prigioni, J.R. Smith or Amar’e Stoudemire to be shopped. No one will take Bargnani so I hope Phil can mold him into a player who competes.
  • JR Smith wants to be a leader this year

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    JR Smith is an x-factor for the Knicks this year along with Amar’e Stoudemire. Recently Smith was interviewed by ESPN, click here to read more on what was said. How much Smith and Stoudemire can provide on the court and in the locker room can greatly help the Knicks in their efforts to become a team to be taken seriously. Stoudemire said the Knicks didn’t “buy in” early on in the 2013-2014 season. The fact that Phil is in town and in control means there are no more excuses for the Knicks. Time is running out and the expiring contracts of Bargnani and Stoudemire mean…
  • Cavs are attempting to deal for center Timofey Mozgov

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Mozgov, a once-promising young Knick who was dealt to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony trade, finished the season strong check out his numbers in April:
  • Knicks add another Jackson disciple in Cleamons to fill out coaching staff

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    The Knicks have hired assistant coach Jim Cleamons to work with head coach Derek Fischer under the soon-to-begin Phil Jackson era of New York basketball. Cleamons, leftmost in the picture above, will join assistant coach Kurt Rambis with head coach Fisher on the bench this season. Longtime Knicks stalwart Herb Williams was let go upon Jackson’s arrival as president of basketball operations. In other news, Jackson has recently laid down $4.85 million for this house, located on 57th street in Manhattan.
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  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers Prediction, Pick & Spread

    Tariq Ali
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In week three, the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) find themselves on the road again, playing the Carolina Panthers (2-0) on Sunday night. After beating Cleveland 30-27 in their home opener in week one, the Steelers went on the road and were defeated by Baltimore 26-6. How will they hold up during their second straight road game? It’s hard to say, as they are playing a very good Panther team that beat Tampa Bay 20-14 and Detroit 24-7. The Steelers can certainly rack up yards in the air but they … [visit site to read more]
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins Prediction, Pick & Spread

    Tariq Ali
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    The Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) visit the Miami Dolphins (1-1) after consecutive losses to the Tennessee Titans (26-10) and Denver Broncos (24-17). In their first game, which was at home, Miami surprised New England, beating them 33-20. Then the Fins travelled to Buffalo where they lost 29-10. The question regarding this game is which team will get on the winning track? Kansas City is in search of some offense and they need to mount an effective pass defense at some point this season. In every … [visit site to read more]
  • Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks Prediction, Pick & Spread

    Tariq Ali
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    In a late afternoon contest on Sunday of week-three, the Denver Broncos (2-0) play the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks (1-1). The Broncos have faced and beaten the Colts (31-24) and the Chiefs (24-17). Seattle got off to a good start, beating Green Bay (36-16) at home and then losing on the road to San Diego (30-21). The Broncos, with Peyton Manning at the helm, have a solid pass attack. In the first two games of the season, Manning and company have done well, making one wonder if the … [visit site to read more]
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview, Pick & Odds

    Tariq Ali
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    In week-three of the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) visit the Arizona Cardinals (2-0) to play a late afternoon game. The 49ers lost last week to the Bears 28-20 after beating the Cowboys in week one 28-17. In week one, the Cardinals, who were at home, squeaked by the Chargers 18-17. Last week they travelled to the East to play the New York Giants. The Cards won 25-14. In this week’s game, Frisco is favored by 3 points. It does look to be a close one. San Francisco is a team with a … [visit site to read more]
  • Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, Pick & Odds

    Carolyn Hastings
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    It’s a battle between two winless teams this Sunday at 1 p.m. when the Indianapolis Colts (0-2) visit the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2). It is very early in the NFL season to say this, but for the Colts this is a must win situation if they want a decent chance at making the playoffs. Very few teams have ever gotten to the post season in the NFL after losing their first three games. If Indy does not make it to the postseason this year, it will be the third straight time that they have missed a … [visit site to read more]
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  • Zoran Dragic inches closer to signing with Suns

    Kevin Zimmerman
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Goran Dragic‘s brother, Zoran Dragic, is inching closer to joining his brother in Phoenix. The Suns are the frontrunners to land the Slovenian shooting guard by signing him away from Spanish... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Summer workout: Archie Goodwin’s defense vs. metabolism

    Jeffrey Sanders
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    This is the first of what we’ll dub our Summer Workout series, where we hit on one significant improvement that each Suns player could have worked out over the summer. We opened with a peek at Miles... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

  • Weekend Roundtable: Biggest weakness, win projections, most likely to breakout

    William Lou
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Part two of our roundtable, where Blake, Zarar and Will get together to create that honest-to-goodness content. All the memes are true. The struggle is real for these here Raptors bloggers. We turned to the roundtable format on Friday in part one, where we discussed Amir vs. Patterson, most impactful offseason transaction and the battle at eighth-man. I guess this is part two (of my confessions, just when I thought I said…) 1. Biggest weakness?   Zarar: There’s not much over at center after Valanciunas. Bebe is too raw, very unproven, and has not been well-reviewed. It’s…
  • Weekend Roundtable: Most impactful offseason transaction, Patterson or Amir?

    William Lou
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Zarar, Blake and Will get together to create a little content for the weekend. I’ll level with you here, precious readers. Things are dire here in Raptors Republic. We’re hurting for content. There’s not much going on in Raptorsland at the moment. The two weeks that separate now and the start of preseason is a haunting abyss. We’ll have individual player assessments, win projections and a whole lot more in store, but in the meantime, we turn to the generic roundtable gimmick to fill these unspent columns. Cheers. 1. Most impactful transaction of the offseason? Zarar:…
  • Highlights from Greivis Vasquez’s Reddit AMA

    William Lou
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Toronto Raptors point guard Greivis Vasquez participated in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit. Pertaining to the Toronto Raptors Q: My question is: What are some funny/interesting stories you can share from behind the scenes that fans probably wouldn’t have heard about? A: One time we are traveling from some city and one time the flight was really bumpy. And Chuck Hayes was throwing up all over the plane. And we were like what the? Q: Aside from yourself, who is your favorite raptor? And why is it Kyle Lowry? A: DeMar DeRozan! Q: My question is, which player would you say…
  • Greivis Vasquez will do a Reddit AMA at 9:30 a.m. ET tomorrow

    William Lou
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    This is your chance to ask Greivis Vasquez a question on the interwebs. Exciting news! Remember when Terrence Ross did his Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session earlier last season? Well, Vasquez will be following in his footsteps and doing the same tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. ET. The deal with AMAs is that it’s hosted on Reddit, which means that the top voted comments will rise to the top, and are therefore more likely to be answered. It’s imperative to submit your answers early so they have more time to accumulate “upvotes”. A recap of his answers will be posted tomorrow,…
  • Raptors Weekly Podcast, Sep 15 – Economy of Movement

    Zarar Siddiqi
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Tim Chisholm (@timpchisholm) checks in for duty and gives his take on FIBA, the Raptors off-season moves, Adam Silver, and hypothetical scenarios. We hear from DeMar DeRozan fresh off his World Championship win, and round it all out with NBA talk, plus so much more. A peek: Part 1 Jonas Valanciunas exceeds expectations Tim’s view on key changes to his approach from last year to FIBA DeMar DeRozan impressive in limited minutes Spain/USA – The matchup that never was Who is the Raptors best player? Hearing from DeRozan on what he takes from FIBA into the Raptors season Dwane Casey…
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  • Thirteen finalists remain for 2014 USA Basketball World Championship Team roster

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    After posting a 3-1 record in an exhibition series that was preceded by a week-long domestic training camp, 13 finalists now remain for one of 12 spots on the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team. The U.S. began training camp on Sept. 8 with 24 athletes under consideration for the team, and as of Sept. 18, 16 players remained in contention. All selections were made by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee, chaired by USA Basketball women’s national team director Carol Callan. The FIBA World Championship will be held Sept. 27-Oct.
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-19-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    North Texas: Senior guard Janis Peterson leaves program (DRC) #ncaaw -> #USA faces rival Australia in exhibition in France #aus #fiba #turkey2014 -> Fox Sports Arizona to air special on Phoenix Mercury #wnba -> #USA fights off Australia for 72-66 exhibition win Photos: #turkey2014 -> Canada loses to Cuba in OT, 69-66, in exhibition #fiba #turkey2014 -> No Chicago Sky players will compete at worlds (Chicago Tribune)…
  • Fox Sports Arizona to air special on Phoenix Mercury

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Fox Sports Arizona will present “Glory is Ours,” a half-hour season-in-review show that will premiere on at 10:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, September 23 celebrating the 2014 WNBA champions, the Phoenix Mercury. Hosted by Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale the show will feature exclusive interviews with members of the Mercury championship team including 2014 WNBA Finals MVP Diana Taurasi, the 2014 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Brittney Griner and the 2014 WNBA Coach of the Year Sandy Brondello. Other show features: A behind-the-scenes look that will chronicle the Mercury’s road to a third…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-18-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Candice Dupree,Diana Taurasi added to US team finalists roster No Delle Donne due to back (AP) -> RT @usabasketball: Angel McCoughtry and the rest of the #usabwnt are in Paris to prep for the @fiba Worlds & invited a…… -> Dishin & Swishin 9/18 Podcast: USA Basketball adds players in Paris, Mechelle Voepel ranks #WNBA teams (Hoopfeed) ->
  • Dishin & Swishin 09/18/14 Podcast: USA Basketball adds players in Paris, Mechelle Voepel ranks the WNBA’s teams

    David Siegel
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Click to view slideshow. This is one of those weeks you would call a “tweener.” The WNBA season is over, the FIBA world championship is coming and the NCAA season is on the horizon. So there is not too much “news” to talk about in women’s basketball this week. The USA senior national team candidates for the World Championships are in Paris, sort of. The thirteen candidates that survived training camp in the United States and played Canada in an exhibition game Monday night all left the United States on Tuesday, but not with them were the candidates from the WNBA…
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    Sheridan Hoops

  • SH Blog: Dwyane Wade Planning To Play In More Games This Season

    Esau Howard
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    The departure of LeBron James as a free agent earlier this summer left a void for the Miami Heat to fill. With the leagues best player taking his talents back to Cleveland, there isn’t really a viable way to replace such a loss. Determined to remain competitive the Heat retooled by adding new free agents, but they’ll also be relying on their returning stars to contribute in a major way. This plan will also include more participation from Heat star Dwyane Wade. Last season Wade missed 28 games in an attempt to keep himself rested for what was an inevitable playoff run. The method…
  • Terrence Jones, Gorgui Dieng Lead West’s Breakout Team

    Shlomo Sprung
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    On Saturday, we gave you our All-Breakout Team for the upcoming season for the Eastern Conference. Today, we bring you our Western Conference All-Breakout Team. These are the players we believce are on the verge of breaking out or standing out. We used the same parameters – five players, one at each position, but no rookies. Let’s get right to it.   Patrick Beverley, PG, Houston Rockets Beverley’s defensive exploits have been well-documented, leading to his placement on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team despite playing in just 55 games. He brings high energy and…
  • SH Blog: Bledsoe to Minnesota is not happening; Kings sign Sessions

    Dan Malone
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    This Eric Bledsoe situation is a lot like a million-dollar game of chicken. At one end, you’ve got Ryan McDonough and the Suns, who refuse to offer Bledsoe a long-term deal for more than they feel he’s worth. At the other, you’ve got Bledsoe and his agent, who refuse to sign a long-term offer for less than they feel Bledsoe’s worth. If neither turns away, it’ll end up with Bledsoe playing one more year in Phoenix for a qualifying offer, and then bolting for unrestricted free agency. And that’s not a win for either side. It seemed for a minute like Flip…
  • Three-Man Weave: A Closer Look at the Bulls-Cavaliers Rivalry

    Chris Bernucca
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The most intriguing team in the NBA this season is unquestionably the Cleveland Cavaliers. And the secocnd-most intriguing team in the NBA this season may be the Chicago Bulls. This summer, the Cavaliers remade themselves from a laughingstock to a legitimate contender with the additions of LeBron James and Kevin Love. Meanwhile, the Bulls are hoping the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol puts them in the championship chase as well. And both teams play in the Central Division, which should create some juicy storylines through the season. In this edition of the Three-Man…
  • Antetokounmpo, Hardaway, Plumlee Lead East’s Breakout Team

    Shlomo Sprung
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Training camps start next week for five teams, and preseason games are just a couple of weeks away. The excitement is palpable as we build towards the 2014-2015 season with players who should have breakout or standout seasons. Here are five players in the Eastern Conference – one at each position, no rookies – who will take the next step towards greatness this upcoming season. Giannis Antetokounmpo, PG, Milwaukee Bucks The Greek Freak isn’t a point guard, you say? New Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd must not have gotten the memo. Antetokounmpo handled the ball for long stretches…
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  • Jarell Eddie agrees to training camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks, per report

    Kris Willis
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    Former Virginia Tech forward Jarell Eddie has agreed to a training camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks per a report by RealGM's Shams Charania. RealGM's Shams Charania reports that former Virginia Tech forward Jarell Eddie has agreed to a training camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks. Undrafted rookie Jarell Eddie (Virginia Tech) has agreed to a non-guaranteed camp deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2014 Eddie is a 6-7 forward who averaged 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds as a senior for the Hokies. He did most of his work from the…
  • Mike Budenholzer discusses new front office role with the Atlanta Hawks

    Kris Willis
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Mike Budenholzer recently talked about his new responsibilities within the front office of the Atlanta Hawks with's Steve Aschburner. Mike Budenholzer saw his role with the Atlanta Hawks expand over the summer when he was given full control over the team's basketball operations after embattled GM Danny Ferry was granted an indefinite leave of absence. Its still rare in the league to see a coach in that role but its becoming more and more commonplace.'s Steve Aschburner recently talked with Budenholzer about the added workload of pulling double duty. "There are extra things you…
  • 2015 NBA Draft Prospect Preview: College Seniors

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    College seniors rarely become NBA stars, but they often play key roles on championship teams. The 2015 NBA Draft may not see a senior selected in the lottery picks, but a handful of senior prospects may contribute early to the success of winning teams. In the midst of the front office and ownership turmoil of the Atlanta Hawks, it has been difficult to assess how Atlanta will move forward with regard to draft prospects--not that it is an easy task in the first place. With Head Coach Mike Budenholzer leading basketball operations and sharing a similar basketball acumen as Danny Ferry, there…
  • Atlanta Hawks earn 'C' grade for offseason from

    Kris Willis
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am is handing out grades for how NBA teams handled the offseason. Where will the Atlanta Hawks rank? The Atlanta Hawks failed to make a huge splash in free agency this offseason and that is reflected in the offseason grade delivered to them by The Hawks earned a "C" after mostly fine tuning their existing roster over the summer. Here is what's Lang Whitaker had to say about the team: Perhaps the most exciting move the Hawks have made since last season's trade deadline was the reintroduction of their classic "Pac-Man" logo. While they were briefly linked to some "bigger"…
  • Al Horford is No. 25 in's Top 100 NBA players list

    Kris Willis
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am's Rob Mahoney and Ben Golliver continue their countdown of the top 100 NBA players for the 2015 season and Atlanta Hawks' center Al Horford checks in at No. 25. Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford comes in at No. 25 in's Top 100 NBA players list for the upcoming season. Horford in many ways has been an afterthought given that he missed all but 29 games of last season. Back healthy he should provide the anchor at both ends of the floor that the Hawks missed down the stretch. Here is what Rob Mahoney had to say about Horford: So much of what Atlanta runs was schemed with Horford in…
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  • Breaking down the Spurs' big man rotation

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    The Spurs have a perfect combination of skill in their three top big men. But after that things get murkier. Can they finally find a consistent fourth big man or are they destined to settle for specialists? We've already covered San Antonio's point guard and wing rotations, and while some questions loom large, the two positions are rather well stocked both in terms of talent and depth. Now, we move on to the most top-heavy slot in the Spurs' roster: the big man position. Key rotation players Tim Duncan (74 games, 29.2 MPG. 15.1 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.9 BPG. 21.3 PER, 7.4 Win Shares,…
  • SI names Tim Duncan the NBA's 5th best player

    John Lugo
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    An ode to his historical greatness or an accurate description of his current abilities? As part of its Top 100 NBA Players series, Sports Illustrated has ranked Tim Duncan as the fifth best player in the league, tops among Spurs players. As much of an impact Duncan had in the championship run last season, the No. 5 spot heading into the 2014-15 season seems more like a tribute to Duncan's legacy rather than an assessment of his current skills. He doesn't have the athleticism he once did, nor can he handle the minutes he played during his league MVP stretch, but it's his efficiency that…
  • A portrait of Kawhi Leonard

    Michael Erler
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The thirteenth in a series of profiles on each member of the 2013-2014 San Antonio Spurs. A funny thing happened while scouting for the next Bruce Bowen -- the Spurs stumbled upon Tim Duncan's spiritual successor. Regular Season66 G, 29.1 MPG, 12.8 PTS, .522/.379/.802, 6.2 Rebs, 2.0 Ast, 1.7 Stl, 0.8 Blk, 1.2 TOs, +5.7 per game, 107.3 ORtg, 97.7 DRtg, .193 WS/48, 19.4 PER, 90 YTS Points Playoffs23 G, 32.0 MPG, 14.3 PTS, .510/.419/.736, 6.7 Rebs, 1.7 Ast, 1.7 Stl, 0.6 Blk, 1.3 TOs, +7.5 per game, 113.4 ORtg, 100.0 DRtg, .191 WS/48, 18.7 PER, 31 YTS Points Kawhi Leonard - by Michal Dye I…
  • Breaking down the Spurs' wing rotation

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    After looking at the point guard rotation and the questions surrounding it, it's time to shift the focus to the wing rotation, which offers more certainties. The Spurs will likely give the bulk of minutes at the wing to the same four guys that handled them last season. While there's still room for growth, a repeat performance from last year would be enough to turn the position into a great strength for the team. Let's look at the players: Key rotation players Kawhi Leonard (66 games played, 29.1 MPG. 12.8 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.7 SPG. 19.4 PER, 7.7 Win Shares, 3.02 Real Plus Minus) The lingering…
  • Breaking down the Spurs' point guard rotation

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    In the first of a three-part series, we'll look at the Spurs lead guard rotation to see if the position will be a strength or a weakness in the upcoming season. Training camp is just around the corner and it seems the Spurs have a set roster. Not only do they have 14 guaranteed contracts on the books but they have also extended camp invites to several players. So let's go down the list of guys under contract and see how stacked or lacking the Spurs are at the three basic positions: small or lead guard, wing and big man. Let's start with the small guards. Key rotation players Tony Parker (68…
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  • King James comes back home to get a banner Downtown Cleveland again.

    Jake Smith
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    I'm happy he came back, he's getting a banner back like it was before.The banner is expected to go up Downtown Cleveland before their home opener on October 30, 2014, when they play the NewYork Knicks.I just hope that King James can bring the Cleveland Cavaliers a ring for the City of Cleveland they deserve it.
  • The Wolves sharpen their teeth!

    Jaudat Ali
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    The Minnesota Timberwolves might be gunning for the best offseason award. They offered Eric Bledsoe a max contract in a sign-and-trade. This is interesting because the Wolves recently acquired Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett for Kevin Love and pulled off a trade to acquire Thaddeus Young from the sixers. These moves give them a young and promising core to build around for the future. Now, it looks like they might want to accelerate their plans while keeping their youth intact. Eric Bledsoe, aka Mini-lebron, is one of the most promising young guards in the league and had a breakout year…
  • NBA ex player Rex Chapman arrested for shoplifting.

    Jake Smith
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Former NBA guard Rex Chapman allegedly arrested for shoplifting in Scottsdale, Arizona.Allegedly shoplift $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store, and was said that items were sold at a pawn shop.I guess another example of an athlete mismanagement of his money,or just fell on hard times,however I hope that Rex can get the help he need to get back on track.
  • Breaking News: Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix to Minnesota?

    Volta Fazio
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The world wide leader has just reported that Eric Bledsoe has been offered the 63 million he has ever so coveted this offseason. This after the Wolves told the media their in no rush to extend a contract to now starting point guard Rick Rubio? **Any thoughts on the Wolves last second attempt prior to approaching training camp?**
  • Should LeBron James have amusement park roller coaster named after him

    Jake Smith
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    I am a LeBron James fan, but no he should not get an amusement park in his name,Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio has been around since 1870,so thats history to me its not time yet, maybe when he win a couple of rings for the city of Cleveland who's been waiting for a championship for so many years anything's possible, I hope I'm not being to critical to the best player in the NBA in my opinion, but an amusement park named after him is a bit much just yet.
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Ranking The Middle Of The NBA Eastern Conference Pack

    Stephen Brotherston
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:50 pm
    There will be movement at the top in the NBA Eastern Conference and teams can see an opportunity with the changing of the guard. HEAT, Hawks, Pistons, Knicks and Nets all expect to claim a playoff spot this year, but some of them are not going to make it.
  • Pro Bball Report Week in Review 09/21/14

    Stephen Brotherston
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    On Pro Bball Report last week: Ranking the East, Toronto as an NBA City, Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors depth, Greg Stiemsma, DeMar DeRozan, USA wins Gold, Wiggins, LeBron James hair, Eric Bledsoe and more.
  • Ranking The Top Five 2014-15 NBA Eastern Conference Teams

    Stephen Brotherston
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There is change coming to the anticipated top five teams in the NBA Eastern Conference for 2014-15. Teams that stepped up unexpectedly last season are looking for more, player movement during the summer will have a huge impact and risks abound all around the Conference. Cavaliers, Bulls, Raptors, Wizards and Hornets will be fighting out in the East this season.
  • Timberwolves Looking To Offer Eric Bledsoe The Max

    Stephen Brotherston
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    In an interesting development, the Phoenix Suns restricted free agent point guard Eric Bledsoe is being courted by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Move Over Hockey, Toronto Is Becoming A Raptors NBA City

    Stephen Brotherston
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Except for a seemingly brief fling with Vinsanity, the Toronto Raptors have been a distant third to the Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. However, an unexpected trip to the playoffs and the appearance of thousands of fans in Maple Leaf Square and the Raptors began to take over Toronto. Raptors are providing fans a better than average Bang for the Buck primarily because their players and coach score better for likeability and effort and as anyone that has attended both Leafs and Raptors games can attest, the fan experience is better at a basketball game.
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    Basketball Bicker

  • LeBron James Unveils New LeBron 12 Shoe (Photos)

    Emmanuel Altenor
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    LeBron James got together with Nike on Tuesday to unveil his upcoming shoe, the LeBron 12. The Cleveland Cavalier star’s sneaker will be available at the retail price of $200. Check out a few photos of the LeBron 12 below. Darren RovellLeBron James The post LeBron James Unveils New LeBron 12 Shoe (Photos) appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
  • Sacramento Kings to Retire Peja Stojakovic’s Jersey

    Emmanuel Altenor
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Peja Stojakovic’s No. 16 to be retired by Sacramento Kings.Credit: @sacramentokings Instagram The Sacramento Kings announced they will be retiring Peja Stojakovic’s jersey. Peja’s jersey will be raised to the rafters during the Kings’ home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 16. Peja Stojakovic had a memorable run with the Kings as a key member of their great teams of the early 2000s. He averaged 18.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in eight seasons with the franchise. His best season came in 2003-04, when he put up 24.2 points on a 48/43/93…
  • Deron Williams: Surprised by Jason Kidd’s Exit, Hasn’t Spoken to Him Since

    Emmanuel Altenor
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Deron Williams surprised Jason Kidd left Brooklyn Nets. After a rough start to his coaching career, Jason Kidd was finally getting the hang of things, turning the Brooklyn Nets into a playoff threat by season’s end. And then left for the Milwaukee Bucks. It appears as though Deron Williams was just as shocked as we were by his departure. According to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, D.Will was “surprised” by Kidd’s Nets exit and hasn’t talked to him since. At his charity Dodgeball event, Deron Williams said he's surprised w/ Kidd's departure. Deron says he…
  • Lionel Hollins: Kevin Garnett to Be Brooklyn Nets’ Starting Power Forward

    Emmanuel Altenor
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Kevin Garnett to start over Mason Plumlee. Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins informed reporters that Kevin Garnett will indeed be starting for the team at the start of the 2014-15 NBA season. Nets coach Lionel Hollins says Kevin Garnett will start this season and if healthy he will play more than 15-16 mins a game — Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) September 15, 2014 After a second-round playoff loss to the Miami Heat last postseason, Garnett’s NBA future was in question. He struggled in the close-out game of the series, scoring just two points to go with two turnovers. Still,…
  • Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried Named to FIBA Basketball World Cup All-Tournament Team

    Emmanuel Altenor
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Basketball World Cup All-Tournament Team Kenneth Faried, Pau Gasol, Nicolas Batum, Kyrie Irving, Milos Teodosic pose as Basketball World Cup All-Tournament Team Team USA’s Kyrie Irving and Kenneth Faried earned All-Tournament Team honors of the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sunday after shining throughout the nine-game event. The two Americans were joined by Pau Gasol of Spain, Nicolas Batum of France, and Milos Teodosic of Serbia. [ESPN NBA] The post Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried Named to FIBA Basketball World Cup All-Tournament Team appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
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  • 25 Shooting Tips To Retweet

    Tammer Farid
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    I have gathered some of the best teaching points on shooting the basketball into this one post. Shooting the ball is one of the most important basketball skills. Players that can shoot will always have a spot on a roster. And a team that can shoot well will make any offense deadly. Feel free to retweet any of the following shooting tips as a reminder to yourself, to share with your followers or simply as motivation to go work on your jumpshot. Simply click on the “Click To Tweet” link next to the specific point to spread the word. 1. Your feet put you in position to make the…
  • “Less Is More” Basketball Coaching Ideas

    Tammer Farid
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    I suffer from “too much stuff” syndrome. No, I am not a hoarder. And no I don’t really buy a lot of things either. By” too much stuff” I mean I read “too much stuff”, watch “too much stuff”, write too much stuff, think about “too much stuff”, and just in general do “too much stuff”. This isn’t something that is new either. Growing up, my brothers always joked that I would rather read about, research, and plan things than actual do them. They were absolutely right. The information age had swallowed me up whole. There is so many…
  • 6 Tactics Of Battle That Can Be Applied To Basketball Offense

    Tammer Farid
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    SOURCE: In between studying basketball offense, one too many hours of the History Channel and watching several military documentaries on Netflix, I began seeing this correlation between common offensive tactics in sports and the offensive strategies employed in military operations. Yes, I know this sounds like a completely outlandish premise at first but please see where I am going with this. With this combination of exploits, I started to understand how plays aren’t just diagrams of X’s and O’s showing patterns of screens, cuts, and passes, but that…
  • The Rebirth Of The Triangle Offense: Inspired By The New York Knicks Summer League

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

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

  • Bold Predictions for Dwyane Wade’s 2014-15 Season

    Cory Sanning
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Coming off a season in which he only played a total of 54 games, Dwyane Wade returns to Miami with something to prove. Now 32 years old with chronic knee ailments, the questions still(and always will) loom: can he be a legit first option anymore? While highly effective as a second option to LeBron James for four years, (in which he averaged 25.5, 22.1, 21.2, and 19.0 points respectively), the narrative still has not changed, even with huge contributions to back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013. With LeBron and the weight of the world gone, Wade seems primed for a bounce-back season.
  • Predictions: USA vs Serbia – FIBA World Cup 2014

    Harish R.
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Some of The League News writers have given their predictions on the FIBA World Cup 2014 final between USA and Serbia. The game is at 3 P.M. on ESPN 2. FIBA World Cup 2014 Winner What team do you think will take home the gold for the 2014 FIBA World Cup? USA Serbia Vote View Results Zach Drapkin: USA 97 – Serbia 81 Team USA will dominate the lucky (so far) Serbian team to take gold in the FIBA World Cup for the second straight time and for their fourth straight international competition gold. The Americans will be led by contributions from Anthony Davis, who will have a double-double,…
  • Top FIBA Players Being Recruited By NBA Teams

    Zach Drapkin
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    This FIBA World Cup in Spain has been very exciting, with stars from every country emerging and with some huge upsets being won. A select few players that stood out this World Cup have been noticed by NBA teams, and are on the brink of being signed into the NBA. Some of these players have already played as NBA players, but none are currently on teams in the league. Here is a look at the top FIBA players being recruited by NBA teams: The post Top FIBA Players Being Recruited By NBA Teams appeared first on The League News.
  • The Latest on the Danny Ferry – Luol Deng Controversy

    Liam OBrien
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Boy, has it been a rough week for the Atlanta Hawks organization. The answer is simple: There is no place in this league for Danny Ferry. Just days after the resignation of Bruce Levenson, the former majority owner of the ATL’s NBA franchise, following the release of a 2012 email which exposed his incredibly racially insensitive views towards a fan base which is largely African-American, discriminant remarks against Africa native Luol Deng by general manager Danny Ferry has created an even bigger controversy surrounding the team. When reviewing a free agent scouting report on Deng with…
  • Atlanta Hawks Owner Levenson to Sell Team

    Harish R.
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Bruce Levenson, owner of the Atlanta Hawks, has abruptly decided to sell the team in light of racial controversy over an email he sent in 2012. His email contained some comments regarding his teams fan base. One of his statements is as follows, from CNN: Regarding game ops, i need to start with some background. for the first couple of years we owned the team, i didn’t much focus on game ops. then one day a light bulb went off. when digging into why our season ticket base is so small, i was told it is because we can’t get 35-55 white males and corporations to buy season tixs and…
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    Basketball Strength and Conditioning - Train To Ball

  • Watch the Best Basketball Fails and Bloopers

    Courtney Campbell
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    For your entertainment: the Best Basketball Fails & Bloopers Compilation Vines: Including the most epic, funny fail and blooper compilation. Vol 1   Vol 2   Vol 3
  • How to improve basketball skills

    Courtney Campbell
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Improving your team’s basketball skills is not about doing random drills and hoping for success. Their should be a plan and structure when developing youth basketball players.  In addition, learning how to improve basketball skills should be based on the current science. When you are training basketball skills there are 3 phases to acquisition. 1. The Cognitive Stage 2. The Associative Stage 3. The Autonomous Stage   The Cognitive Stage In the Cognitive Stage, your basketball player learns what they are suppose to do. The goal is to give your athlete a clear mental picture of…
  • How to Enhance the Basketball Defensive Stance

    Courtney Campbell
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:48 pm
    The purpose of coaching proper basketball defensive stance technique is to lead us to the ultimate goal of great man on man defensive play.  We know it when we see, and when we see it looks efficient, smooth and coordinated.   In order to improve your player’s defensive stance, first, we need to breakdown the fundamentals. Keys to great basketball defensive Stance: 1. Balance and on the ball of your feet 2. Wide base with feet slightly turned out 3. Low hips 4. Hips back and shoulder approximately over knee. 5. Staggered foot position to influence direction of the dribbler…
  • Watch amazing Basketball Dunk Vines

    Courtney Campbell
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    I put together a list of the best basketball dunk vines. Watch and enjoy: Dunk Vines Vol 2 Best Dunk Cam Vine Compilation Get Dunked on Compilation
  • The best Basketball Crossover Vine compilation

    Courtney Campbell
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Watch an entertaining of the best basketball crossover Vine compilation. Enjoy these vines
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    Hoops Junction

  • How to Stop Players from Flopping in the NBA

    Vladimir Dessources
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Flopping in the NBA has to stop! The integrity of the game is being compromised when our best stars are playing Denzel Washington. Unlike Denzel’s movies these players are starring in a real life roles where competitive balance is  being shifted due to acting. Players often act as if they are hit in the face or have been murdered on the court. Five minutes later they are bouncing around as if nothing happened. Some of the biggest culprits are Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and  Manu Ginobli. These players have won multiple championships, but it was not strictly on talent alone. Flopping…
  • Kyrie Irving The Best Point Guard in NBA

    Vladimir Dessources
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Is Kyrie Irving the best point guard in the NBA?  Irving is great, but not so fast “Uncle Drew”. Kyrie Irving has a ton of flash and flare.  He has wicked handles and a great jump shot. With all that being said he still has to improve in certain areas to surpass the Tony Parkers and the Chris Paul’s in the world. It is difficult in the NBA to crown the best point guard because what is your criteria? Is it rings,is it scoring ,is it assist; All of these aspects come into play when deciding who is the best point guard in the NBA. Kyrie Irving’s name comes up as the…
  • Kyrie Irving Leads Team USA to Gold

    Vladimir Dessources
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
      Kyrie Irving went 6-6 from downtown Kyrie Irving leads Team USA to Gold in the 2014 FIBA  World Cup in Spain.Team USA defeated Serbia 129-92. Kyrie Irving finished the game with 26 points he went 6-6 from 3 point range. He was named the FIBA World Cup MVP and he was named to the all tournament team. All in all, Irving had an impressive showing this tournament. He shot 47 % from 3, averaged 10.4 points a game and shot 52%  overall from the field. Kyrie Irving Leads Team USA with 26 points The start of the game for Team USA was disjointed on offense and defense. Anthony Davis picked up…
  • Swaggy P Schools Average Joe

    Vladimir Dessources
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Nick Young aka Swaggy P schools some kids in a 3 on 3 with a basic move. The move was basic,but the gap in talent was complex. Nick Young, Los Angeles Laker guard, showed once again that NBA pros are something to be respected. The talent they have must be respected especially when comparing them to that of average players. Even players who play overseas possess more talent than most people walking the planet earth. This was previously debated in pros vs joes. When we watch the NBA we are seeing the best of the best. Swaggy P  plays against the best competition every night. Thus, when we sit…
  • Paul George Tweets Insensitive Comments

    Vladimir Dessources
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
      Paul George Tweets on twitter once again show that athletes need to stay away from social media. Paul George is going through his own personal issues with the mother of his child as he is seeking full custody pending paternity test. What would give him the gall to comment on the Ray Rice domestic violence case when he has his own issues with women. Paul George Tweets were completely insensitive and inaccurate. He must have not seen the tape where Rice started the whole incident outside of the elevator. George must have ignored the fact that Ray mushed her on the elevator. Or maybe he…
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