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  • SH Blog: Kobe Bryant Wants To Model His Game After Paul Pierce, Speaks On Players He Respects

    Sheridan Hoops
    Esau Howard
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    As a veteran of the game, Kobe Bryant has seen his fair share of players adapt over the years. It’s easy to see how he’s picked up on traits from his peers and also rivals in his quest to becoming the great player that he is today. Having recently turned 36 years old, and coming off a season where he was limited to just six games, Bryant would be wise to take measures to revamp his style of play. The Los Angeles Lakers star guard has certainly been more open to sharing his thoughts as he’s gotten older. Him wanting to adjust his game isn’t all that surprising, but…
  • Kings Embrace Fluid Offensive Approach

    Sacramento Kings
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Sitting next to members of Sacramento’s front office in Las Vegas, Darren Collison put ink to paper early last month as he signed his sig
  • Five Things to Know about Spencer Hawes

    Los Angeles Clippers
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    1) He’s classified as a center, but in today’s basketball terms is often labeled as a “stretch four/five,” meaning he can space out the f
  • Rose, Team USA defeat Brazil 95-78

    Chicago Bulls
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
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  • Clippers waive Delfino and Radujica

    NBA.com: News
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Clippers waived guard-forward Carlos Delfino and center Miroslav Raduljica three days after they were acquired.
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  • Clippers waive Delfino and Radujica

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Clippers waived guard-forward Carlos Delfino and center Miroslav Raduljica three days after they were acquired.
  • Shelly Sterling opens up on Clips' sale to Ballmer

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.
  • FIBA World Cup on NBA TV

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    NBA TV will televise live 19 FIBA Basketball World Cup games in Spain. The group-play part of the international tournament begins Saturday, Aug. 30. The single-elimination part of the tournament begins Sept. 6 and ends with the championship game on Sept. 14.
  • Celtics' Green donates $1M to Georgetown

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to Georgetown's new athletic center.
  • U.S. team aims for world basketball title

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.
 
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  • Nik Stauskas Hits 15 Straight Threes in 46 Seconds (VIDEO)

    SLAM Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Kings rookie guard Nik Stauskas has the makings of an elite shooter. If his Big Ten-leading 44.2 field-goal percentage and 64.2 percent true shooting percentage last season aren’t convincing enough, check out the 6-6 guard swishing 15 straight triples with perfect form in just 46 seconds. The post Nik Stauskas Hits 15 Straight Threes in 46 Seconds (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • John Calipari: Anthony Davis Could Be NBA’s Best Player in Five Years

    Marcel Mutoni
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Kevin Durant has already told him that he’s next in line for the MVP award, and now John Calipari is putting a timetable on Anthony Davis’ ascension to the top of the NBA mountain. While discussing two big men he coached at Kentucky who are now headliners for Team USA – Davis and DeMarcus Cousins – Calipari says it won’t take very long for AD to become the top dog in the L. Per USA Today: … Calipari and USA assistant and Pelicans coach Monty Williams noted players often take major strides in the NBA season that follows their Team USA experience. That was the case with Rose in…
  • James Harden Expecting ‘20-Year Old’ Kobe Bryant (VIDEO)

    Marcel Mutoni
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    36-year old Kobe Bryant is coming off two major injuries, and how effective he’ll be in 2014-‘15 is anyone’s guess. For what it’s worth, James Harden thinks Kobe will regain his old, dominant form. According to the Houston Rockets All-Star guard, we could see a return of Frobe next year – er, …, minus the ‘fro. (H/T: Lakers Nation) The post James Harden Expecting ‘20-Year Old’ Kobe Bryant (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • LA Clippers Waive Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica

    Marcel Mutoni
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Seventy-two hours after acquiring swingman Carlos Delfino and center Miroslav Raduljica as part of a trade for Jared Dudley, the LA Clippers announced that the pair has been waived. The cost-cutting move will allow the Clips to stretch their salaries over 5 years. From the press release: The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that the team has waived guard/forward Carlos Delfino and center Miroslav Raduljica.   Delfino and Raduljica were acquired by the Clippers on August 26, 2014 in exchange for forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2017 first round draft pick. The post LA Clippers…
  • Jordan CP3.VIII Launch Event Recap (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

    Abe Schwadron
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    On Wednesday, Chris Paul joined Jordan Brand in New York City to launch his eighth signature sneaker, the Jordan CP3.VIII. At the launch event, Paul talked about what’s important to him when it comes to kicks—comfort, personalization and attention to detail. And don’t get it twisted, Paul is a sneakerhead. He told the assembled media that he spends hours on NIKEiD customizing sneakers, and he often browses amateur sneaker reviews of his kicks on YouTube to get a sense of what kids think about his shoes. “I genuinely love this. I love sneakers,” Paul said at one…
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  • Five things to know for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball

    Eric Freeman
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    This week, the best basketball nations in the world are heading to Spain for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. The tournament — known until recently as the world championships — lacks the overwhelming attention of the Olympics in the United States, but for many other countries it is considered to be nearly as prestigious. As usual, Team USA enters the competition as the favorite, although that position is as precarious as it has been for some time, with Spain serving as the strongest competition. Even if the general hierarchy of teams hasn't changed, there is no question that they appear…
  • Among Mitch McGary's lessons learned from pot suspension: 'Don't get caught'

    Ben Rohrbach
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The NBA probably won’t be using Thunder rookie Mitch McGary’s recent VICE Sports interview as a public service announcement for its marijuana policy. Still recovering from midseason back surgery in March, McGary hadn’t played basketball in months when he suited up on the end of the Michigan bench solely as a Wolverines mascot during their Sweet 16 victory. But the NCAA tests for drugs at random during championship season, and on that night it was his turn. McGary failed and faced a one-year suspension for what he later told Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel was a one-time pot-smoking experience,…
  • Dunk History: Spud Webb knocks off 'Nique at the 1986 Slam-Dunk Contest

    Jay Busbee
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History. Today, Jay Busbee takes us back to a day when a short man broke through basketball's height-prejudiced ceiling ... and kept on rising. Here's a story that ought to be a fairy tale, or maybe a children's book: The Little Dunker That Could.
  • Dunk History: Gerald Green's buzzer-beating off-the-backboard alley-oop

    Ben Rohrbach
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History. Today, Ben Rohrbach revisits Gerald Green's buzzer-beating off-the-backboard alley-oop. You might think someone who had a portion of his right ring finger severed while dunking in a doorway as a sixth-grader might develop an aversion to the…
  • Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

    Eric Freeman
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    There is little doubt that Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden is an extremely talented basketball player — guys don't make the All-NBA First Team by accident, no matter how controversial there selections prove to be. But Harden gets the sort of criticism that most elite stars don't receive. Harden's lackadaisical and often just horrible defense has been extensively documented, and it doesn't help that he also occasionally makes ill-considered comments about his teammates and mocked at least one very respected member of the media. There's a not uncommon belief that Harden doesn't…
 
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  • Save your eyes

    Glenn
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    If by any chance you haven't already seen Paul George break his leg, and you are not really into watching people horribly injure themselves, save yourself some mental scarring and don't watch it.I definitely regret seeing it.Basketball supports suddenly fill me with a distinct uneasiness, and I find myself feeling grateful for my own lack of hops.It's a painful irony that an injury like this required George's otherworldly athleticism. I can only hope that one day he is able to reach those same heights again.Sorry to the Pacers fans out there. This has been an amazingly shitty offseason so…
  • Unfinished Business

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

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

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

    Glenn
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Spo regretting walking away from a managerial position at Chuck E. Cheese'sJuwan Howard does not want to be in this pictureLebron making it look easyThe new face of LebroningKing Crab Cramp
 
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  • Unheralded additions all finished in top 25 in one of most valuable shots in basketball

    Sean_Corp
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pistons were among NBA's best at taking quality shots and among the worst at making them. Jodie Meeks, D.J. Augustin, Caron Butler and Cartier Martin are here to change that. Many have looked at the Detroit Pistons offseason and decided that it was pretty blah. New head coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy told the media and fans that he wasn't going to try and hit a home run and instead going to try and string together a few singles. Those singles ended up being Jodie Meeks, D.J. Augustin, Caron Butler and Cartier Martin. Not much to get excited about. But by one…
  • Andre Drummond goes to Spain, Gigi Datome stays in Detroit

    Matt Watson
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    After one week off, the Detroit Bad Boys Podcast returns to discuss the FIBA World Cup, answer reader questions and keep raising expectations unreasonably high for Stan Van Gundy's first season in Detroit. Matt Watson and Sean Corp discuss Team USA's surprising decision to bring Andre Drummond to Spain for the FIBA World Cup. Also, we introduce the first #AskDBB segment, focusing on Drummond's development defensively and how soon until he drags the Pistons back into contention. Next, we dig into Gigi Datome's decision to turn down an offer to return to Europe, and whether he has a future in…
  • USA vs. Slovenia recap: Andre Drummond has No. 1 highlight in exhibition win

    Packey
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    USA Basketball takes off for Spain Aug. 29. In their final tune-up game before tipping off in the FIBA World Cup in Spain on Saturday, Team USA defeated Slovenia by 30 points, 101-71. Andre Drummond played roughly 7 minutes, all of which came in the fourth quarter when the game was already decided. He finished with 2 points and 2 rebounds, and believe it or not, his only bucket was an alley-oop dunk. It was a highlight alley-oop dunk. In fact, it was the No. 1 highlight from the game. Watch Drummond's dunk here Anthony Davis led Team USA with 18 points on 8 shots and added 11 rebounds, 4…
  • Detroit Pistons release TV schedule

    Sean_Corp
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Find out where to set your dial for ever game this season. The Detroit Pistons will air 80 regular-season games on Fox Sports Detorit and Fox Sports Detroit Plus. the team also has two games scheduled to air nationally on ESPN. This year will be the 18th season of Pistons games on Fox Sports Detroit. The network will also televise a preseason game Oct. 12 against the Washington Wizards. Accompanying the telecasts will be Pistons Live for pre- and post-game coverage. Also returning will be the weekly Pistons360 weekly show. Enjoy the schedule -- in chart form! Detroit Pistons Schedule 2014-15…
  • USA vs. Slovenia: Final tune-up before FIBA

    Sean_Corp
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    Watch Andre Drummond (maybe) and company take on Goran Dragic and friends. It's time for another belated (read: late) game thread for USA Basketball. The men's national team is set with Andre Drummond in tow, but before they begin official FIBA tournament action they have one last warm up against Slovenia. Slovenia is led by star point guard Goran Dragic and he is joined by his brother Zoran. Joining the Dragic brothers are another set of brothers -- Erazem and Domen Lorbek. Erazem played a year of college ball at Michigan State University. Connections! With a full compliment of players and…
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  • Infographic: Guide To 2014 Basketball World Cup

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
  • Cavaliers Introduce Kevin Love

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Kevin Love was introduced as the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers at a press conference in Cleveland on Tuesday. Love was acquired in a three-team deal with the Timberwolves and 76ers.
  • A New Breed Of Basketball Players Are Chasing The American Dream

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    25 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Michelle FlorCruz Displayed with permission from International Business Times POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania — A gym in suburban Pennsylvania doesn’t sound like the most obvious place to be for a young Mongolian-Canadian student with dreams to make it big in sports. But that’s where Jacob Tala spent all of July, perfecting his basketball game. “You know, we’re descendants of Genghis [...]
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Welcome Kevin Love to join with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    It was difficult to believe given the 33-49 finish to the season and all the uncertainty surrounding the franchise, but as the Cavaliers welcomed Kevin Love on Saturday, all of their most far-fetched wishes came true in what has been perhaps the most magical offseason in franchise history.
  • Kevin Love’s Exit From Wolves Is An Enigma

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Kevin Love's final day as a member of the Wolves was Saturday, when his trade to Cleveland can become official. He'll leave a villain to a segment of fans, another star athlete who forced his way out of town.
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  • 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…
  • Tanking and Conferences

    Ryan Schwan
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    I love the game of basketball – but there are three things that bother me about the current NBA setup. The last 2 minutes of a basketball game are too friggin’ long. Egregious tanking. Using conferences to determine the 16 teams is silly when one conference can have so many superior teams. The first issue can easily be resolved by cutting down the number of timeouts teams get.  Everyone gets one timeout per quarter.  Use it or lose it.  Refs get their existing timeouts for commercial breaks.(league’s gotta make money, folks)  Done.  There is enough stoppage’s in…
  • Weakside Eyes: The Value of Heartbreak

    Gerry V
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    When I walked into the room I started looking around . . . I wanted to see what kind of guys I was dealing with. I wondered how many of ‘em could handle an alley fight. Who could I count on if two thugs were pounding me into the cement? – Benny Booms to Uncle Nicky in “The Bad Times Stomp” I hear and read really, really well, but I see so much better. The older guys sitting on their bar stools had their own version of street philosophy. Some of them didn’t read very well . . . I added to the script so it would fit the use of the printed word. Over the past few…
 
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  • Video: Meet Kings rookie Nik Stauskas

    Inside Hoops
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Enjoy this video introducing you to Sacramento rookie Nik Stauskas, who was selected 8th overall by the Kings in the 2014 NBA Draft:
  • Patrick Sund and Jonnie West named associate general managers of Santa Cruz Warriors

    Inside Hoops
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    The Golden State Warriors have named Patrick Sund and Jonnie West as associate general managers for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. In these roles, Sund and West will co-manage all basketball operations activities for the Warriors D-League team. Additionally, it was announced that Kirk Lacob will relinquish [...]
  • Clippers waive Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica

    Inside Hoops
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that the team has waived guard/forward Carlos Delfino and center Miroslav Raduljica. Delfino and Raduljica were acquired by the Clippers on August 26, 2014 in exchange for forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2017 first round draft pick.
  • Utah Jazz sign guard Toure` Murry

    Inside Hoops
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent guard Toure’ Murry. Murry (6-5, 195, Wichita State) played his rookie season with the New York Knicks, averaging 2.7 points and 1.0 assists in 7.3 minutes in 51 games during the 2013-14 campaign. He shot 43.4 percent from the field (56-of-129), including 41.7 percent [...]
  • Video: Best Dallas Mavericks plays of the 2013-14 season

    Inside Hoops
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    The Dallas Mavericks finished last season with a 49-33 record. Enjoy these video highlights showcasing some of their best plays:
 
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  • NBA free agents: Class of 2014 (Updated)

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    A look at players who entered the offseason as NBA free agents or since have been added to the list, as well as where free agents have signed.
  • ASK IRA: Is Heat depth still lacking?

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Q: All of your arguments with signings like Shannon Brown are followed by "if" Dwyane Wade is healthy or "if" Danny Granger is back. I agree with that. However, this team should not be going forward like this. It's too risky. We need a better backup for Wade and the need at point guard has not been addressed, which was a glaring deficiency in the Finals. I know Pat Riley is not done, and as much as I hope D.W. is healthy, it makes no sense to risk the season on "ifs." -- Chet.
  • James Jones reflects on leaving Heat, Ray Allen, Erik Spoelstra

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
      A month after joining LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, forward James Jones said Wednesday it wasn't a matter of turning his back on his own hometown team or jumping from a sinking ship.
  • ASK IRA: Why Shannon Brown for Heat?

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    Q: Hi Ira, Shannon Brown? He's not a rotation player, by any means. He's a decent defender, and a horrible shooter. He's a 10-day-contract type of player. The bizarre free-agent signings continue. I'm hoping we get Leandro Barbosa after the World Cup is over. If healthy, he can help. -- Matt.
  • Miami Heat sign veteran guard Shannon Brown

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
      The Miami Heat added veteran depth to their backcourt Wednesday with the signing of free-agent guard Shannon Brown.
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  • Reminder: Nik Stauskas is a better shooter than you

    Aykis16
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The offseason doldrums are upon us, with the Kings reportedly looking at Russian guards and Greg writing DeMarcus Cousins fan fiction, but meanwhile the Kings players are hard at work getting ready.  We already know Cousins and Rudy Gay are doing their best to bring home the Gold for Team USA in Spain these next couple weeks and Jason Terry is even getting shots up in the Kings practice facility. Rookie Nik Stauskas is coming off a Summer League Championship (almost quite literally it seems) but is hard at work perfecting his craft.  Stauskas became a bit internet famous in college for…
  • DeMarcus Cousins is The Negotiator

    Greg Wissinger
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Everyone knows the Kings didn't star in The Negotiator. But this post wonders, maybe they did? [Editor's Note: This is purposely written in the manner of a poor storyteller, even I'm not this bad] DeMarcus Cousins walked into the bar,  stunned to see a collection of his friends and colleagues.  Everyone was clapping.  DeMarcus was a hero that day, having successfully negotiated his way out of a hostage situation.  DeMarcus had been a cop for a long time, and he was a very good Negotiator.  The best.  He smiled as he saw Mike Malone and Jimmer Fredette.  Good officers, better friends. …
  • Sacramento Kings All-Time Top 10: The Power Forwards

    section214
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Let’s continue with our ranking of the top ten Sacramento Kings at each position. Today we look at the power forwards. I must tell you, this list was a much bigger pain in the arse than the centers. Cousins notwithstanding, the centers list sort of fell into a natural order. No such luck here, especially when looking at 10 - 3. A quick reminder about the criteria used here: 1.     50 game minimum. 2.     Overall contribution. A look at the numbers. 3.     Contribution beyond the box score. See Pollard, Scot for one example. 4.     Subjectivity rules. And as it is my list, it…
  • Sacramento Kings All-Time Top 10: The Centers

    section214
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Ah, the dog day of NBA off season. How to fill the hours? “All time” lists are popular. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Let's see... how about an all-time list of Kings by height? Been done. All-time roster? Done, done, done, done, done, done, done, and done...though that was one wife ago. By jersey number? Twice! All-time by position? Hmmm...I don't see anything...score! Yeah, all-time by position will work. It's just regimented enough to cause angst (DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson: centers or power forwards?), and I can institute capricious standards to suit my own personal…
  • Kings interested in Russian Guard Dmitry Kulagin

    Aykis16
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    According to Yahoo!'s Marc Spears, the Kings are potentially interested in bringing over Russian Guard Dmitry Kulagin. Kulagin, a member of Zenit Saint Petersburg, is 22 years old and went undrafted in this past June's draft.  In his last year he averaged 7.3 points per game on 41.6% from the field to go along with 2.7 points and 2.4 assists in 22.3 minutes a game. Signing Kulagin would likely be more than just a training camp invite as he is subject to a buyout from his current team and he likely wouldn't come over to the NBA unless he was guaranteed a job.  One reason the Kings could be…
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  • Save your eyes

    2 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    If by any chance you haven't already seen Paul George break his leg, and you are not really into watching people horribly injure themselves, save yourself some mental scarring and don't watch it.I definitely regret seeing it.Basketball supports suddenly fill me with a distinct uneasiness, and I find myself feeling grateful for my own lack of hops.It's a painful irony that an injury like this required George's otherworldly athleticism. I can only hope that one day he is able to reach those same heights again.Sorry to the Pacers fans out there. This has been an amazingly shitty offseason so…
  • Unfinished Business

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

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

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

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

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
  • Cavaliers Introduce Kevin Love

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    26 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Kevin Love was introduced as the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers at a press conference in Cleveland on Tuesday. Love was acquired in a three-team deal with the Timberwolves and 76ers.
  • A New Breed Of Basketball Players Are Chasing The American Dream

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    25 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Michelle FlorCruz Displayed with permission from International Business Times POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania — A gym in suburban Pennsylvania doesn’t sound like the most obvious place to be for a young Mongolian-Canadian student with dreams to make it big in sports. But that’s where Jacob Tala spent all of July, perfecting his basketball game. “You know, we’re descendants of Genghis [...]
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Welcome Kevin Love to join with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    It was difficult to believe given the 33-49 finish to the season and all the uncertainty surrounding the franchise, but as the Cavaliers welcomed Kevin Love on Saturday, all of their most far-fetched wishes came true in what has been perhaps the most magical offseason in franchise history.
  • Kevin Love’s Exit From Wolves Is An Enigma

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Kevin Love's final day as a member of the Wolves was Saturday, when his trade to Cleveland can become official. He'll leave a villain to a segment of fans, another star athlete who forced his way out of town.
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  • Your Brush With Greatness: Which Blazers Have You Met?

    Timmay!
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Tell your story about your encounters with the Blazers! Now that the new guys have kept us busy all week, it's time for a short topic for the community this Friday! Earlier this week, Blazer's Edge reader Visionary2 wrote about his encounter with Zach Randolph on a flight from Portland to Atlanta. It's a fun read, and quite prescient, considering the planned topic for this week's community column: Which Blazers have you met in person around town, and what was your experience? Everyone is fair game, whether it's a player, coach, or broadcaster. What were the circumstances around meeting them?
  • An outsider's perspective: Sizing up the Blazers from 3,000 miles away

    evansclinchy
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I'm moving to Portland from across the country, in Boston. I've been watching and admiring the Blazers from afar for a long time - here's my take on the team and how it's perceived elsewhere around the NBA. I should admit from the very beginning that I'm not like you. I'm not from around these parts. I'm an outsider.I write to you from Boston. Actually, that's not true - I left Boston a few days ago on a coast-to-coast road trip, and I write to you at this very moment from Fargo, North Dakota. And I haven't gotten stuffed in a wood chipper yet, so that's nice. I'm en route to Portland, where…
  • Could the Portland Trail Blazers Break the Franchise Win Record?

    RyanAChase
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    How the current Trail Blazers could chase the franchise record for wins. Is it really beyond the realm of possibility? To this point in the storied history of the Portland Trail Blazers, no period of time stands out more than the three seasons from 1989 to 1992.While the team took home its only title in the 1976-1977 season, there was no greater period of dominance in Blazers history than the start of the 1990s.Under head coach Rick Adelman, and led by Terry Porter, Cliff Robinson, Kevin Duckworth,and superstar Clyde Drexler, the team combined to win 179 in three seasons. The 1990-91 season…
  • Damian Lillard has arrived as an NBA superstar. What's next for the Portland Trail Blazers?

    Chris Lucia
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:26 am
    Portland point guard Damian Lillard is an All-Star, All-NBA Third-Teamer, commercial actor and video game cover star, among other prolific roles both on and off the court. How will Lillard's newfound star power affect the Blazers going forward? Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard's star power has skyrocketed since the 2012 NBA Draft, when Portland made him the No. 6 overall pick. Playing in Ogden, Utah at Weber State University from 2008 to 2012, Lillard's national exposure was fairly minimal, especially for an All-American who averaged 24.5 points, five rebounds and four assists per…
  • Which Portland Trail Blazers Bench Player Has the Most to Prove?

    Sagar Trika
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Portland Trail Blazers will be depending on their young bench players to improve themselves and the team this season. Onto which players does the burden fall heaviest? The Blazersedge Staff tackles that question in this roundtable discussion. You've met our new Blazer's Edge staff members. Now it's time to hear from them. Even though it was upgraded during the Summer of 2013, the Portland Trail Blazers bench was still one of the worst in the league last year (23.6 points per game, last in the NBA). Blazers GM Neil Olshey didn't make any flashy moves this summer in hope that the team's…
 
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  • Point 3 Basketball Shorts Labor Day Sale

    Dime Magazine
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    POINT 3 Basketball received a patent for their industry-changing moisture control technology earlier this month. Now, with Labor Day Weekend upon us, they’re holding a sale with three new colors for their ground-breaking shorts. All feature their DRYV® Moisture Control Technology. Per their release afer receiving the patent: DRYV is designed to provide an absorbent […] The post Point 3 Basketball Shorts Labor Day Sale appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Video: Stanley Johnson Tears Up The Drew League

    Elizabeth Benson
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Incoming Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson has put together quite an impressive summer resume. The four-time California state champion earned MVP honors for his 43-point performance at the Ballislife All-American Game in May, and he lit up arguably the two most entertaining and competitive pro-am/summer leagues in the nation: the Seattle Pro-Am and the Drew League. […] The post Video: Stanley Johnson Tears Up The Drew League appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Video: The Top 10 Miami Heat Plays Of The 2013-14 Season

    Spencer Lund
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The 2013-14 Miami Heat made it to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season. They did not, however, capture a third straight title, and the focal point of their dominating four-year run, decided to head home after opting out this summer. Despite the loss of LeBron James, let’s take a look back at the […] The post Video: The Top 10 Miami Heat Plays Of The 2013-14 Season appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Watch Jamal Crawford’s Surprising Poster Dunk

    Jack Winter
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Los Angeles Clippers guard and Seattle Pro-Am host Jamal Crawford recorded just three dunks last season. We don’t remember any of them, frankly, but still feel confident saying none were as awesome as this one. Awesome. There’s something extra fun about watching the silky smooth, 34 year-old Crawford dunk over a defender. We didn’t doubt […] The post Watch Jamal Crawford’s Surprising Poster Dunk appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Manny Pacquiao Wants To Recruit Metta World Peace

    steven lebron
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Manny Pacquiao is the owner of the Kia Sorentos, an expansion team in the Philippine Basketball Association. He wants to recruit a high profile player to his team, and is targeting Metta World Peace. Pacquiao is not just the owner of the team. Last week, the Philippine Basketball Association had its draft. The Kia Sorentos […] The post Manny Pacquiao Wants To Recruit Metta World Peace appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Celtics' hidden talents

    wjsy
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    Marc D'Amico at Celtics.com put together a handy list of things that might have gone unnoticed last season, but should be at the forefront of training camp and the 2014-2015 season. When your team finishes 25-57, you start looking for silver linings.  Rajon Rondo came back from ACL surgery and looked fairly healthy by season's end.  Danny Ainge was able to turn some expiring contracts into future assets.  The Celtics drafted two very promising prospects in Marcus Smart and James Young.  But what about the returning players from last season?  Marc D'Amico highlights a few areas that…
  • Boston Celtics Daily Links 8/29/14

    FLCeltsFan
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Clippers sign Doc Rivers to 5-year extensionGlobe  Jeff Green Donates $1 Million to Georgetown Athletics Marcus Smart in Dorchester for Internet EssentialsCelticsGreen  SQ14 #34 Training Camp Full of Newcomers, Challenges CelticsBlog  Poll indicates that Celtics are least popular major pro team in Boston Jeff Green donates $1 million to GeorgetownAugust Musings: On Keith Bogans, Larry Sanders, Evan Turner, playing time, and trades Lex Nihil Novi  Blount Goes for 16, 16, and 3 in WRed's Army  Rondo departs Beijing for…
  • Jeff Green donates $1 million to Georgetown

    Jeff Clark
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    That's a lot of cash, even for an NBA player. It is always nice to hear about NBA players during the summer for good reasons instead of ones involving the police or embarrassing incidents.  It is doubly nice to hear about NBA players giving their time and money to worthwhile causes.  Many Celtics have been doing the ALS icebucket challenge this year and now this. GUHOYAS.COM Former Georgetown Star Jeff Green Makes Million Donation to Thompson Center - Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Men's Basketball On their birthday, many people expect to receive gifts. On Thursday, Aug.
  • August Musings: On Keith Bogans, Larry Sanders, Evan Turner, playing time, and trades

    Kevin O'Connor
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The dog days of summer are almost over, Celtics fans. In just a little over one month the Boston Celtics will reconvene for training camp to prepare for the 2014-15 season, but there are still moves to be made before that point. As we slog through the dog days of summer here are some general Celtics musings to help you through: There's no hurry in cutting Bogans Last week I was asked why the Celtics haven't cut loose Keith Bogans yet. He has a non-guaranteed contract and clearly has no interest in playing for the organization, so why not just get rid of him? Well, the answer is pretty…
  • Poll indicates that Celtics are least popular major pro team in Boston

    Jeff Clark
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Next year the Celtics will be wearing these new alternative jerseys. Channel Media & Market Research did a survey of local Boston area sports fans.  Turns out that the Celtics are well behind the other major pro teams in terms of popularity. Here’s how fans score Boston sports | Boston Herald The Patriots were chosen as the favorite team by 42 percent of those polled. Despite their dismal year, the Red Sox came in second, scoring with 30 percent of the respondents, while the Bruins grabbed 21 percent. The rebuilding Celtics took just 6 percent to the Revolution’s 1 percent. Note: I…
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  • Counting down the Milwaukee Bucks' most valuable assets - Damien, we hardly knew ye

    Dan Sinclair
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    We've seen very little of the Bucks' 2nd-round pick, but he made it all the way to the top half of our rankings. We're counting down the Milwaukee Bucks' most valuable assets one by one to get a clear picture of how Bucks fans view the current roster. Damien Inglis is truly and International Man of Mystery. Since being drafted by the Bucks with the first pick of the 2014 NBA Draft's second round, we've barely seen or heard anything of Inglis, who didn't even sign with the team until very recently. But the unknown is just so much more exciting than the known, and Inglis' nebulous…
  • Jared Dudley trade grades, Giannis opens FIBA World Cup, Larry Drew talks, Rockets trade for Sessions unlikely, Damien Inglis scouting report

    Frank Madden
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    The Jared Dudley DealOK, so maybe we should refer to it as the "Future 1st round pick deal," but whatever you want to call it, everyone seems to like it from a Bucks perspective. An upgraded draft pick, a leaner roster and little if any negative cap ramifications? Well played, Bucks. A rundown of reaction and notes: ESPN (Kevin Pelton): Bucks Grade: A- SI.com (Ben Golliver): Bucks Grade: A+ Bucks.com (Alex Boeder): Five notes on Jared Dudley Bucksketball (K L Chouinard) Behind the Buck Pass (Cole Brown) As for Dudley himself, he's saying the right things about his new team--even if he…
  • Counting down the Milwaukee Bucks' most valuable assets - Forgetting Kendall Marshall

    Dan Sinclair
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    A non-guaranteed contract and intriguing numbers kept the young point guard around for quite a while, but what is he really in Milwaukee to do? We're counting down the Milwaukee Bucks' most valuable assets one by one to get a clear picture of how Bucks fans view the current roster. Predictably, the roster we had gone through all this trouble to rank went and changed on us in the middle of the process. Gone are Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica, our second and fourth-lowest ranked assets, respectively, and in their place is a player and a future first-round pick. This exercise is going…
  • Bucks turn nothing into something with Dudley deal

    Dan Sinclair
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Milwaukee Bucks made a clear play for future value, and it barely cost them a thing. There are a bunch of moments one could point to as the so-called "Beginning" of the New Era Milwaukee Bucks. The day the sale of the team to Marc Lasry and Wes Edens was made official. The day the team selected Jabari Parker with the second overall pick. Maybe it won't start until *fingers crossed* a new arena opens its doors in Milwaukee. But in at least one way, yesterday's trade that brought in Jared Dudley and a future 1st-round pick from the Los Angeles Clippers marks a true first for the new…
  • Caponomics: Assessing the impact of the Bucks' trade for Jared Dudley and signing of Damien Inglis

    Frank Madden
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    This just in: Jared Dudley is a Buck (for now). Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica are not. OK, so by now you've probably heard about Tuesday's big-by-late-August-standards trade between the Clippers and Bucks, one that saw Milwaukee add a distant first rounder (probably in 2017) at the cost of two non-essential players, the 2015 second rounder that the Bucks ironically got from L.A. in last summer's J.J. Redick deal, and the potential obligation to pay Dudley $4.25 million in the 15/16 season. Later in the day Milwaukee also officially announced the signing of 31st overall pick Damien…
 
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  • 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,…
  • Brandon Rush, Shaun Livingston, and a defensive offseason

    Andy Liu
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Golden State Warriors didn't do much this offseason. After the splashy signing of Steve Kerr of head coach, they weren't able to pounce any big free agents, instead settling on Shaun Livingston, Brandon Rush, and a partially guaranteed contract to backup guard Aaron Craft. It started before last season. We just didn't listen. Or believe, for that matter. Mark Jackson strutted into Oracle Arena verbally berating and beating fans over the head that they'd play defense. Real, actual defense. The fans didn't know they were about to get sent back to the 1980s but no matter, the wins were…
  • Ethan Sherwood Strauss on why the Warriors kept Klay

    Ronaldinho
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    The ESPN Truehoop writer takes a crack at the question we're all wondering about. I mentioned this in the comments to a previous article, but it's probably worth sharing on it's own. Today ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss dove into the question of why the Warriors might prefer Klay Thompson to Kevin Love. The whole article is worth reading in its entirely, and Strauss apparently spoke with several members of the Warriors brass. Some key takeaways: In what sounds to me like a denial of the memes about which person in the front office wanted what, Strauss quotes Lacob as saying, "Only we know all…
  • Season in Review: How Strong are Stephen Curry's Shoulders?

    Andy Liu
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The Golden State Warriors, contrary to popular belief, struggled from the beginning of the season until the end. Ranked near the middle of the pack despite what many believed as a team with explosive offensive pieces, it took a Herculean effort from Stephen Curry to barely keep them alive in games night in and night out. Before each game, David Lee and Stephen Curry high-five and meet at center court before turning and sprinting to the end of the baseline area, slapping the stanchion, and running back onto the hardwood all before the first tip. This signifies that the two captains are in tune…
  • Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson's impact on Team USA

    Andy Liu
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Team USA travel to Madison Square Garden to take on Team Dominican Republic at 4 PM PST on NBA TV. Here are thoughts on how the two Golden State Warrior representatives fit on the team. I am a huge proponent of just doing weird things with the construction and scheme of this year's edition of Team USA. Without the actual best of the NBA playing, there's a lot more wiggle room to do anything. There's a bit of a what-do-we-have-to-lose mindset on a team without its two best scorers, inside and out (Kevin Love and Kevin Durant). To compound that, the loss of the lockdown perimeter defense on the…
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  • Team USA vs. Slovenia: Derrick Rose quiet in final World Cup tuneup

    JayPatt
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Rose was pretty meh in another blowout victory, but he stayed healthy and that's what really matters at this point. Team USA played its final exhibition game Tuesday prior to the FIBA Basketball World Cup, and like the other three games, the final score wasn't all that close. Team USA came away with a 101-71 victory over Slovenia, with Anthony Davis putting up 18 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and four steals in 19 minutes. The other star from Chicago didn't do quite so hot. Derrick Rose had a very quiet game, missing all three of his field-goal attempts, including some bunnies. He did get…
  • Team USA vs. Slovenia: Derrick Rose to come off bench

    JayPatt
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    Rose won't start against Slovenia, but he still could start some games in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Derrick Rose will come off the bench once again in Team USA's final tuneup for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, but Rose still could start some games in the tournament, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Kyrie Irving will get the start against Goran Dragic and Slovenia on Tuesday, but Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski told Stein that Irving and Rose could trade off as starters throughout the World Cup: "We'll see as thing goes on," Krzyzewski said after Monday's two-hour practice. "We might…
  • Bulls Show Podcast: Team USA roster preview

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    From Mitch and Nillz: After 5 minutes of talking Beyonce & Jackie Robinson West, Nillz & Ricky rein it in to discuss Rose's soreness and performance last week as a member of Team USA. We also discuss the final roster set to compete for the FIBA World Cup in Spain and run a "Bulls vs. Cavs" Fastbreak now that the Kevin Love trade is official. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Mitch & Nillz Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter (@TheBullsShow). For any questions or comments, you can contact Mitch & Nillz via email at…
  • Team USA vs. Puerto Rico recap: Derrick Rose plays facilitator in 112-86 victory

    JayPatt
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Rose didn't look to score much against Puerto Rico, but he looked healthy and had a handful of nifty assists. Considering what has happened the last few years, there was naturally some worry when Derrick Rose missed several Team USA practices and the exhibition against the Dominican Republic with knee soreness...or General Soreness...or body fatigue...or whatever. But Rose allayed many of those fears against Puerto Rico on Friday night by looking just fine in a 112-86 victory. Coach K kept Kyrie Irving as the starter, but Rose entered the game in the first quarter to nice applause. He almost…
  • Team USA vs. Puerto Rico open thread

    JayPatt
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    D-Rose returns to the lineup tonight. All is well...we think.
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  • Report: Ian Mahinmi 'leaves' Team France

    C. Cooper
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    According to various reports from European news outlets, an injury has caused Ian Mahinmi to leave Team France prior to the official start of the FIBA World Cup. According to various news outlets, Pacers' reserve center Ian Mahinmi will no longer be representing Team France when the 2014 FIBA World Cup commences on Saturday, August 30: Αccording to @Be_BasketFr French center @ianmahinmi leaves the team and @ktillie of @Baskonia returns! #Spain2014 — Eurohoops.net (@Eurohoopsnet) August 28, 2014 Relying loosely on Google Translate for details about the Frenchman's withdrawal from…
  • 2014 FIBA World Cup: Luis Scola represents Argentina well in international play

    Tom Lewis
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    The Pacers veteran forward earned his way to the NBA in part through his illustrious career in international play for the powerhouse Argentina national team. Pacers forward Luis Scola will dial up the intensity this weekend when Argentina opens FIBA World Cup play on Saturday against Puerto Rico in Sevilla, Spain. Could it be his last go around playing for his home country? Scola has a wealth of international basketball experience dating back to 1995 when he won a gold medal as a member of Argentina's junior national team in the South American Cadet Championship. He was just 15-years-old at…
  • Paul George's injury sparks change

    C. Cooper
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Crashing into a basket stanchion and suffering an open tibia-fibula fracture, Paul George's injury may not have instigated the NBA's decision to make baselines safer, but it probably expedited it. After watching Tony Parker jam his finger on the camera of a photographer seated near the baseline during the third quarter of an eventual preseason loss to the Miami Heat last October, Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich refused to shy away from the opportunity to vocalize his ardent opinion about what he perceived as clear threats to player safety: "It's kind of like when you're in your neighborhood. You…
  • Pacers reportedly set to give C.J. Fair a closer look

    Tom Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    The former Syracuse swingman will try to impress the Pacers after going undrafted following his senior season. OK, now the Pacers are just screwing with us. Another C.J.? After spending free agent cash on C.J. Watson last summer and C.J. Miles earlier this summer, reports out of Syracuse have the Pacers giving C.J. Fair at least a preseason look. A RealGM report claims the Pacers will invite Fair to preseason camp with a non-guaranteed contract. Another report from Syracuse.com has Fair working out for the Pacers after the holiday weekend before determining whether to bring Fair to camp,…
  • Larry Bird frozen and thawed

    TylerBischoff
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Larry Bird got challenged by George Hill to take the ALS ice bucket challenge. And well, he delivered. That’s Larry Legend in the Pacers locker room allowing someone to drop ice water on top of him. The best part of this video may be that Larry decided to leave his socks on despite fully submerging his feet in water. By the way, is Larry trying to get sick? Assuming that is a hot tub Bird falls into, he is going from extremely cold temperatures to extremely hot temperatures. Doesn’t he know extreme temperature changes can make you a mouth breather at night? There’s not many things…
 
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  • One year ago today the Phoenix Mercury were humbled by the Minnesota Lynx as they meet again in the Western Conference Finals

    Kris Habbas
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    One year ago today... ...after the dust settled and the buzzer sounded another team was celebrating on their floor. The Phoenix Mercury saw their up-and-down season end in a heap as the Minnesota Lynx marched past them and into their third consecutive WNBA Finals appearance. Coming into that season they were built up as a juggernaut primed to win it all and ended the year with bite after bite of humble pie. In those two games the Lynx dominated the Mercury by 23 and 7 points in a sweep. Some similarities were there from that series to the 2012-2013 NBA Finals where the Spurs fell short to the…
  • Phoenix Suns young big man Alex Len's Summer of Frustration 2.0

    Dave King
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Alex Len's short NBA career has been marred by one injury after another. But Len, who will be just 21 this season, has the potential to become a force in this league if he can stay on the court. When Seth Pollack saw Phoenix Suns second year center Alex Len, who just turned 21 this summer, the day after he broke his right pinkie finger at Summer League and offered some encouraging words, the Ukrainian just grunted in frustrated response. Len played one SL game, scoring six points, grabbing six rebounds and blocking two shots. Len's presence defensively was evident, using his length and…
  • Suns Swag: Celebriduck!

    Keith M. Scheessele
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Shut up and buy. Shawn Marion "Celebriduck" Bobbleheads are played out. MLB has popularized players depicted as gnomes for giveaways, but the Suns have always remained a step ahead. This stadium freebie depicts Phoenix favorite Shawn Marion as a duck. Why? It's best not to ask too many questions when the Matrix is involved. Conversation piece for sure. It's sitting on top of your mantle for just $13, buy it now, after shipping. Goran Dragic Slovenian National Team Jersey The picture above is a picture of the jersey allegedly for sale. The eBay posting does not include a picture of the actual…
  • Prospect Profile 2015: Cliff Alexander

    Austin Elmer
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Prospect profile for Kansas Jayhawks' 6'9" Freshman Cliff Alexander. Highlighting his strengths, weaknesses and his potential fit with the Phoenix Suns. The Suns 2014-15 season has not even started yet, but it is never too early to look at potential prospects for next year's draft. Especially, with the Suns having the Lakers first round pick along with their own. (The lakers pick is top 5 protected) The Suns have five players already at the guard position (not including Bogdan Bogdanovic), one guard/forward in Gerald Green, two small forwards, one combo forward in Marcus Morris, two power…
  • Prop Bets NBA v. NFL Style: Phoenix Suns vs. Arizona Cardinals

    Kris Habbas
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Hey, I'm bored so indulge me... Blame Matt Moore's random tweet about cross-betting with Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Saints for this one. inspiration is not always a good thing. Sports has turned into this alternate universe where fantasy meets reality and you are not really watching an event without having something on the line. Fantasy leagues, betting on games, and other variations of creating high stakes gives someone the opportunity to feel more apart of a team. Their successes and their failures are attached at the hip... Emotionally. Right about now millions of people have…
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  • It’s Official…

    Derek Hanson
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    #twolves release trade details in ad, guessing in both papers. This from today's early @PioneerPress Sunday edition pic.twitter.com/Y3P8MK7q7c — John Shipley (@johnDshipley) August 23, 2014
  • Watershed Moments: Looking Back at the Absurdity that Led Wiggins to Minnesota

    wallyworld
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Do you ever look back on your life and pinpoint a watershed moment where your entire upbringing or current state of affairs would have been wildly different had you chosen a different path? Perhaps a college choice, a job, or even something as “simple” as staying a little longer at a bar and meeting your husband or wife? For me, my life would have been 100% different had I not made the decision to play the drums in 5th grade band at Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington, MN in 1994. Trumpet was the early favorite, but I copied my childhood best friend, chose percussion, and the…
  • Timberwolves FIBA World Cup Preview

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    While it’s not our Timberwolves, and not even the NBA, the FIBA World Cup brings basketball back in the the forefront. At least for some of us. Of course the FIBA World Cup isn’t as high profile as the FIFA World Cup, however, international basketball teams have become far more competitive over the years. Having followed last years EuroBasket, and watching CSKA Moscow come in and play quite well at Target Center, I’ve developed a greater respect for the international game. Because the teams of many of the Twolves’ international players did not qualify, (Nikola…
  • August E-Mail Bantering With Tim and Mike

    wallyworld
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    An occasional series between two remote Wolves fans where they swap e-mails over a period of several days continues, offering 100% unique perspectives and Zach Lowe-level analysis of the Timberwolves. In this series, Tim makes perhaps the most preposterous statement on record in regards to the Wiggins trade, the 2 touch on their home lives, the proper way to rebuild a team, and disagree on the spoils of the Love trade agreement. Tim closes then with a bit of wisdom all Wolves fans should consider. Note that a portion of this exchange occurred before the trade announcement was made. Mike: Tim,…
  • Is Wiggins (or any other T-wolf) Hungry Like a Wolf?

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Today in the Startribune Kent Youngblood wrote a great article overviewing Andrew Wiggins, the person and the player. In which Youngblood quotes Bill Self to have said this: “He absolutely was too nice. And he’s still too nice. Flip [Saunders] will have to get more of that dog in him. He’s just young.” We all know Andrew Wiggins to be a incredible basketball talent with world class athletic ability and we also know that he was far less dominant at Kansas as some, I think most of us, expected him to be. Regardless, Andrew Wiggins is a very highly touted prospect for…
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  • John Wall makes his picks for the five best players in basketball

    Jake Whitacre
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    As you'd expect, he picks himself, but after that, things get interesting.
  • Open Debate: Which backup big will get the most minutes next season?

    Jake Whitacre
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    After a summer focused on bolstering the Wizards' frontcourt, how do you think Randy Wittman will dole out the minutes this season? Today on Twitter, I posted this question to everyone: Who plays more minutes this season: DeJuan Blair, Kris Humphries or Kevin Seraphin? — Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) August 28, 2014 We got a lot of responses, so we wanted to throw it out to you as well, because it will be something to keep an eye on as the Wizards try to maximize the value of their summer acquisitions and replace what they lost when Trevor Booker signed with the Jazz. Here are the pros…
  • Why Kevin Love is NOT the new Agent Zero

    Jake Whitacre
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Kevin Love will be wearing #0 on the Cavaliers. Please never, ever refer to him as Agent Zero Kevin Love. The New Agent Zero. (pic via @Cavs) pic.twitter.com/mpwJbwtdpn — SportsNation (@SportsNation) August 26, 2014 Here's a few reasons why Kevin Love should never ever be called "Agent Zero" ever again. Kevin Love is not a Washington Wizard. Kevin Love is not Gilbert Arenas. Haven't the Wizards suffered enough? Kevin Love's Instagram username is not 'mragentzero' last we checked. The Cleveland Cavaliers were Gilbert Arenas' chief rival during his peak years with the Wizards. This is like…
  • The John Wall Effect will be tested

    Mike Prada
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    The Wizards' point guard is especially good at finding open three-point shooters, but who will emerge as his top targets now that Trevor Ariza is in Houston and Martell Webster is injured? In many ways, the 2014-15 season is shaping up to be the biggest test of the John Wall effect. We coined that term last year to illustrate the idea that the Wizards' point guard inflates the three-point percentages of his surrounding teammates. It's proven over multiple years: Wall has a knack of turning average three-point marksmen into good ones and good ones into great ones. For whatever reason, Wall…
  • How the Wizards can generate more free throws

    Nick Bilka
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Getting to the line was a major weakness for the Wizards last year, but the pieces are in place to improve significantly. Given their weapons, the Wizards' half-court offense underwhelming through much of last season. While often exceptional on the fast break, the Wizards were stagnant when the game slowed down, particularly during the final minutes of close games. We covered the Wizards' shot distribution issues, which are unquestionably a significant part of the team's struggles.  Aside from (and not unconnected to) this is another characteristic of recent Washington teams: they don't take…
 
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  • Asus Zenfone Smartphone Android Terbaik

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    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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  • Daily News - August 29, 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
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    28 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
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    27 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
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  • Love Zeroes In On Cleveland

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    No player – not even the NBA legend whose retired uniform number will force Kevin Love to abandon No.
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    26 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
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  • NBA Rooks: Nik Stauskas' Summer

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Kings rookie Nik Stauskas talks about winning the Summer League Championship and his goals for the season in the latest installment of NBA R
  • Kings Q&A: Carl Landry

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    How has your offseason gone and how hard it is to battle back from injuries?
  • Kings Embrace Fluid Offensive Approach

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Sitting next to members of Sacramento’s front office in Las Vegas, Darren Collison put ink to paper early last month as he signed his sig
  • McLemore's Blog: Trip to China

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Monday, August 18, 2014 What’s up Kings fans?
  • DMC Earns Team USA Bid

    23 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Hours before learning he was officially named to the 12-man Team USA roster, DeMarcus Cousins – decked in a navy windbreaker with a pair
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  • (Too Early) Lakers Line Up Guesses

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    With the official signing of rookie Jordan Clarkson on Monda
  • Lakers Sign Jordan Clarkson

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jordan Clarkson, the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, whose rights were acquired from the Washington Wizards on draft night, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
  • Kobe's Years on the Court

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    On Saturday, Aug. 23, Kobe Bryant turned 36 years old. The third youngest to ever play in the NBA as an 18-year-old in 1996, Bryant's about to enter his 19th season as one of the oldest.
  • Q & A: Head Coach Byron Scott

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Head coach Byron Scotts talks with Lakers Reporter Mike Trudell.
  • 2014-15 Lakers Schedule Breakdown

    14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    The schedule has been delivered, folks! You can now officially plan the next seven months of your life.
 
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  • Defensive anchor Tyson Chandler also brings Mavs value on offense

    Earl K. Sneed
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    DALLAS — Widely regarded as the defensive catalyst for the Dallas Mavericks’ 2011 NBA championship team, center Tyson Chandler will make his return to the franchise this upcoming season with hopes of picking up where he left off at. The 7-foot-1 Chandler averaged 10.1 points and a team-high 9.4 rebounds as the Mavericks sprinted through the 2010-11 season en route to the first title in franchise history. He’s also credited with changing the defensive culture in Dallas during his lone season in a Mavericks uniform, garnering All-Defensive Second Team honors that year while…
  • The Mavs and the Corner Three

    Bobby Karalla
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Dallas brought back the corner three-pointer last season — and although it might not exactly have been in a big way, it might have been a preview of what’s to come this year. The Mavs improved from 24th (36.3%) to 4th (41.2%) in the NBA in three-point percentage from both corners combined last season. That’s a remarkable leap to achieve in a single season. Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon had a lot to do with the club’s resurgence, as the newcomers were the two best marksmen on the team from those areas on the floor. Aside from them, however, only one other steady…
  • Mavs should be more balanced, less reliant on Dirk Nowitzki in ’14-15

    Earl K. Sneed
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    DALLAS — It was a blueprint that the Dallas Mavericks used to capture the NBA championship during the 2010-11 season. It was also the formula that the San Antonio Spurs utilized en route to last season’s title. Looking to make the extra pass each possession and showcasing stellar ball movement as a team, the Spurs had no problem sprinting past the Miami Heat in five games to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy at the end of the ’13-14 campaign. It was a formula the Mavericks originated, however, when they also took down the Heat during the 2011 NBA Finals. And with the…
  • Dirk Nowitzki’s unselfish pay cut paved way for Chandler Parsons’ addition to Mavs

    Earl K. Sneed
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki would do anything to see the Dallas Mavericks return to championship contention. He’d even take money out of his own bank account to facilitate the acquisition of a running mate that’s capable of helping the Mavericks recapture the title. Signing a reported three-year deal worth $25 million, that’s essentially what the 12-time All-Star did to help the Mavs’ front office lure 25-year-old small forward Chandler Parsons away from the Houston Rockets with a three-year, $46 million offer sheet during free agency. However, the unselfish act came…
  • Mavs owner Mark Cuban hopes team develops championship chemistry

    Earl K. Sneed
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    DALLAS — Although he couldn’t hide his giddiness for the upcoming season following a summer of wheeling and dealing, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tempered his expectations for his new-look team as he made his radio rounds last week. Acknowledging that the Mavericks will have to build chemistry over the course of the grueling 82-game schedule, Cuban put aside his excitement after making several upgrades to the roster this summer. Instead, Cuban used the team’s past successes and failures as blueprints for how important it is that the Mavs jell with a cast of new faces.
 
 
 
 
 
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  • JR Smith wants to be a leader this year

    knicksdefense
    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

    knicksdefense
    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

    knicksdefense
    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.
  • 2014-2015 New York Knicks Season Schedule

    knicksdefense
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Sixteen nationally televised games. Not the most, not the least. Several teams, including the Orlando Magic, have zero nationally televised games. Not that this matters as much anymore. If you’re an NBA fan, you probably have NBA league pass. I’m thinking of getting college league pass this year, in addition to NBA league pass… Would like to follow the North Carolina basketball teams of Duke, UNC Chapel Hill and Wake Forest. 2014-15 New York Knicks Regular Season Schedule Oct. Wednesday… 29.. vs. Chicago…………. 8:00 p.m. Thursday………
  • Jackson Makes First Draft Selections as Knicks President: Three from the Second Round

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

    Kevin Zimmerman
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Isaiah Thomas is one of those guys who can’t get enough competition. So when he’s not playing for his NBA team, the Tacoma, Wash., native takes to the Seattle and San Francisco Pro Ams to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Suns Mailbag: Will there be minutes for Archie Goodwin next year?

    Jeffrey Sanders
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Welcome to a new weekly feature at Valley of the Suns. Every Friday, I will answer reader questions from the week in a mailbag form. You can leave your questions for next week in the comments section... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Breaking it Down: The Raptors’ Clutch Playbook

    William Lou
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tie game with less than a minute left. What play do the Toronto Raptors turn to? Fun fact: The Raptors were a league-best +195 in the fourth quarter last season. That’s 32 points better than the San Antonio Spurs, who ranked a distant second, and 63 better than the lowly third-place Miami Heat. If my memory is correct, the Heat and Spurs didn’t accomplish very much in 2013-14. Much of that differential speaks to the Raptors’ depth, and Dwane Casey’s unwillingness to concede games. Most teams elect to play their bench units for the start of the fourth quarter in an…
  • The Raptors and The Lean Startup

    Zarar Siddiqi
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Leiwekaayyyy! The man is gone. Spent a couple years in town, shook people down and is now heading out. What’s his legacy in Toronto? He hired the big-named Brendan Shanahan for the Leafs because everything he does is BIG. He got Drake to shine the Raptors brand with golden pixie dust, which was right after he fired Bryan Colangelo before he even took on the job. He hijacked Masai Ujiri backed to Toronto and rode the Rudy Gay-trade to #WeTheNorth, and somewhere in between managed to win the 2016 All-Star game sweepstakes and get approval to build a brand new practice facility on city…
  • Raptors Weekly Podcast, August 25 – Leiweke Hates the 9-to-5

    Zarar Siddiqi
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Blessed is any news so we thank DeMar DeRozan and Tim Leiweke, who both took different steps to get the headlines on this weeks’ Rapcast, which sees Andrew, Will and myself usher in the final week of August. Part 1 DeMar DeRozan makes Team USA What’s his role on the team? Canada Basketball future Is Wiggins the type who’ll play for his country? Part 2 Tim Leiweke leaves MLSE His legacy – what he did well and what he did hilarious Article referenced in the Globe and Mail National Post Part 3 Analysis of Love/Wiggins trade Grab the iTunes feed or check us out on Stitcher…
  • [OFFICIAL]: DeMar DeRozan makes Team USA

    William Lou
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Despite not playing in Friday’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico, DeRozan survived the final round of cuts. It’s late, so this post will be short. Toronto’s very own DeMar DeRozan has indeed made Team USA. DeRozan joins Jonas Valanciunas as the only members of the Toronto Raptors participating in the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain. For all the hand-wringing about DeRozan’s lack three-point shooting or defensive prowess, USA Basketball director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski must have seen things differently. At the start of training camp in Las…
  • Tim Leiweke to leave MLSE by 2015

    William Lou
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    This time it’s been confirmed by the organization. So much for “100 percent untrue.” As relayed by the Toronto Star, MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke will be leaving his role with the organization by Jun. 30, 2015, or when a new successor is named. If the earlier reports are to be believed, a myriad of factors might be at play with his decision. There’s hints about the brutal weather being a factor, as well as the possibility to latch on with a potential NFL group looking to relocate to Los Angeles. The news is certainly a disappointment, as Leiweke’s work with the Raptors…
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  • Dishin & Swishin 08/29/14 Podcast: WNBA Eastern Conference Finals coaches Lin Dunn & Pokey Chatman talk about the playoffs

    David Siegel
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Click to view slideshow. A funny thing happened on the Atlanta Dream’s way to the WNBA Eastern Conference finals, they ran into Elena Delle Donne. When Delle Donne banked in that runner in the final seconds of game three, and Angel McCoughtry’s final shot bounced, bounced, bounced off the rim, it set forth a series of unexpected outcomes we now get to enjoy. For the first time in league history, all four conference final teams are led by female head coaches. Homecourt advantage in the conference finals for the Indiana Fever, despite a 16-18 regular season record. The first trip to…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-28-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    RT @DishNSwish: Today, 3pmET @hoopfeed Dishin & Swishin talks @minnesotalynx vs @PhoenixMercury in Western Conf finals w/ @LynxCoachReeve &… -> RT @DishNSwish: 2moro, 3pmET @hoopfeed Dishin & Swishin talks @IndianaFever vs @wnbachicagosky in @wnba Eastern Conf finals w/ @Coach_Dunn … -> RT @WNBA: Watch the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year presented by Samsung press conference LIVE right here: http://t.co/dDmd3OVHHC -> Chiney Ogwumike and her sister Nneka become the first pair of sisters to earn #WNBA Rookie of the Year http://t.co/QXXpg502hX -> 2014 #WNBA All-Rookie…
  • Dishin & Swishin 08/28/14 Podcast: WNBA Western Conference Finals coaches Sandy Brondello & Cheryl Reeve talk about the playoffs

    David Siegel
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Click to view slideshow. We are down to four teams left standing in the 2014 WNBA season! It is conference finals time and Dishin & Swishin is proud to give you two podcasts this week, featuring all four of the remaining coaches. Today, the focus is on the Western Conference finals, where the teams with the two best records in the league will square off, the Phoenix Mercury and the Minnesota Lynx. This matchup has everything you could possibly want in a series! Star power, great coaching, tremendous fan bases, and just a little bit of animosity between these two ultra-competitive teams.
  • Chiney Ogwumike named 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie team announced

    Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Chiney Ogwumike. Photo: Brian Babineau/NBAE. Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun is the recipient of the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, the WNBA announced today. Ogwumike received 23 votes from a national panel of 38 sportswriters and broadcasters who voted for the award. The Tulsa Shock’s Odyssey Sims finished second with 12 votes, Kayla McBride of the San Antonio Stars placed third with two votes, and the Atlanta Dream’s Shoni Schimmel finished fourth with one vote. Chiney Ogwumike and her sister Nneka continue to make history, becoming the first pair of sisters to earn WNBA Rookie of…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-27-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Dream eliminated from playoffs with loss to Chicago (AJC) http://t.co/egtjairttK Photos http://t.co/9PxecyKcNW #wnba -> Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins named 2014 #WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year  http://t.co/g3xymswC8s -> Timberwolves players purchase tix for Mercury at Lynx (8/31) to give away to fans. Details http://t.co/6Eo25WjgRq #wnba -> RT @jaltavilla: Connecticut Sun F @Chiney321 to be named @wnba rookie of the year on Thursday -> Wendy Larry to be inducted into Old Dominion Sports Hall of Fame http://t.co/zi2iX2TYvO #ncaaw -> Geno Auriemma talks about replacing…
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  • Three-Man Weave: Burning Questions for Team USA

    Chris Bernucca
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The 2014 Basketball World Cup is finally here. And you need to take it seriously, because everyone else does. Thanks to NBC and the other fall-in-line media outlets, most Americans believe the Olympics is the premier international basketball event. Globally, nothing could be further from the truth. With 24 teams and no automatic bid for the host, the World Cup is twice the size of the Olympics. It doesn’t share the spotlight with track or swimming. And most of the players will never play in the NBA, so this is the attainable pinnacle of their profession. And last season, nearly 1 in 5…
  • 2014 Basketball World Cup: 24 Players To Keep An Eye On

    AJ Mitnick
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    In years past, Americans have considered the Olympics to be the only relevant international basketball competition. Stateside, the other quadrennial tournament formerly known as the FIBA World Championship went largely unnoticed until Team USA embarrassed themselves in 2002, losing three times in Indianapolis and finishing sixth after never having lost with NBA players. The rest of the world sees things differently. Other basketball federations have been viewing the World Championship as the more important international competition. Also, because the very best Americans play in the Olympics…
  • Tweet of the Night: Jared Dudley shows perfect way to deal with a troll, Kevin Durant shows stamp of approval

    James Park
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    When you’re a professional athlete (or anyone famous) with a countless number of people following you on Twitter, there is always the challenge of dealing with faceless trolls on a daily basis. Take this tweet, for example. @JaredDudley619 @Ra5ik yo Jared, you’re fucking trash bruh. That’s why they traded your bum ass away lmao — Master Wongton (@Ching_Ling666) August 29, 2014 The troll, of course, is referring to the unexpected trade that sent Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Again, this kind of heckling happens on a regular basis for most athletes in the…
  • SH Blog: Kobe Bryant Wants To Model His Game After Paul Pierce, Speaks On Players He Respects

    Esau Howard
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    As a veteran of the game, Kobe Bryant has seen his fair share of players adapt over the years. It’s easy to see how he’s picked up on traits from his peers and also rivals in his quest to becoming the great player that he is today. Having recently turned 36 years old, and coming off a season where he was limited to just six games, Bryant would be wise to take measures to revamp his style of play. The Los Angeles Lakers star guard has certainly been more open to sharing his thoughts as he’s gotten older. Him wanting to adjust his game isn’t all that surprising, but…
  • Tweet of the Day: Ben McLemore Is Bothered By Hello Kitty News

    Michael Brumagin
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Hello Kitty has been around for 40 years, far longer than most of its fans have even been alive. It started as a character on a coin purse produced by Sanrio in Japan, circa 1974. Now, it is a pop-culture icon. It is everywhere: clothes, cartoons, etc.. The popularity of Hello Kitty reaches far beyond teenaged school girls and college sororities. Celebrities, from singers like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all been adorned by the adorable Japanese character. It has even made its way into the National Basketball Association. Sacramento Kings second-year guard Ben McLemore is a fan.
 
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  • Dennis Schröder helps Germany qualify for 2015 Eurobasket

    Kris Willis
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Dennis Schröder and the German National team defeated Luxembourg on Wednesday and secured a spot in the 2015 Eurobasket. Germany scored a 118-66 win over Luxembourg on Wednesday and secured a spot in the 2015 Eurobasket tournament going 4-2 in the Group C of the 2nd round qualifier. Germany finished second in the group behind Poland who went 5-1. Schröder played 22 minutes against Luxembourg and finished with 10 points, seven assists and four turnovers. He went 4-7 from the field. He finishes the tournament with team best averages in points (15.3) and assists (5.3). Schroöder shot the ball…
  • 2014 WNBA Playoffs: Dream's season ends with heartbreaking loss

    Kris Willis
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
    The Atlanta Dream saw a 20 point lead slip away in a heartbreaking 81-80 loss to the Chicago Sky. The Atlanta Dream saw a 20 point lead vanish and their season come to an end after the Chicago Sky completed a remarkable comeback behind an MVP type performance from Elena Delle Donne. The Dream jumped out of the gate quickly building a 30-17 advantage at the end of the first quarter. They'd extend that lead to 20 in the second and looked poised to run Chicago right out of the building and the series. Like in Game 1, Chicago found a bit of their game at the end of the half and cut that 20 point…
  • 2014 WNBA Playoffs: Dream, Sky clash in decisive Game 3 at Philips Arena

    Kris Willis
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Atlanta Dream return home to Philips Arena Tuesday night and look to close out the Chicago Sky in a do or die Game 3. The season is on the line for both the Atlanta Dream and the Chicago Sky when they meet Tuesday night in a decisive Game 3 at Philips Arena. The winner will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Indiana Fever, the loser will be left to ponder the missed opportunities that ended their season. Atlanta slumped down the stretch of the regular season but hung on to claim the East's top seed and home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. They…
  • Hawks officially announce Mike Scott signing

    Jane Hammond
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Scott officially came to terms for a three-year, $10 million deal. The Atlanta Hawks have made the re-signing of forward Mike Scott official as of Tuesday morning. A restricted free agent, Scott agreed to a three-year, $10 million contract which has two guaranteed years plus a team option, as previously reported at the beginning of the month. "Mike has worked hard and continues to adapt, improve and expand his all around game," Hawks general manager Danny Ferry said in a statement. "We are very happy to have him with us going forward and we look forward to his continued growth with our…
  • Video: Jeff Teague chronicles his offseason and preparation for next season

    Kris Willis
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is chronicling his offseason with a video series on YouTube as he prepares for the 2015 season.
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  • A Spurs-centric FIBA World Cup preview

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The FIBA World Cup is about to start. Here's what you need to know about the Spurs players that are participating. The World Cup is about to start! Actual high-caliber basketball is almost back! Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are not participating in the event starting this Saturday, to the relief of most Spurs fans. Cory Joseph's Canada and Marco Belinelli's Italy didn't qualify and Patty Mills will miss the tournament with injury. But Boris Diaw, Aron Baynes and Tiago Splitter will be there, so let's look at their teams and what their roles will likely be. Brazil Group A (in order of…
  • Tiago Splitter's best assists of the season: Part 2

    Chris Itz
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The second part of the 14th installment from the "best of" series. Even more stellar passing from Splitter. Be sure to check out the first 13 parts of the series if you missed some of them the first time around. Best of Cory Joseph. Best of Aron Baynes. Boris Diaw's best playoff passes. Best of Matt Bonner. Manu's best playoff assists. Tony Parker's best scoring plays vs. Dallas and Portland. Tim Duncan's best playoff blocks. Tony Parker's best playoff assists. Kawhi Leonard's best plays of the playoffs. Here is part two. Boris Diaw's best playoff scores. Tony Parker's best scores from the…
  • Pop won't remember your name

    Chris Itz
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Popovich provides yet another funny moment to his collection in this short clip that will make you laugh. Everyone has seen Gregg Popovich interact with the media. He's grumpy, he doesn't have time for stupid questions, and that often leads to funny soundbites, video, or facial expressions from the coach. In this video it looks like Popovich is involved in an instructional video or something with some kid - he's mic'd up, there are multiple cameras, and you can hear a crowd laughing a couple of times. I'm curious as to where this clip came from and if there is more. So Pop is working with…
  • Phil Jackson Vs. Gregg Popovich: Compare and Contrast: Part 2

    Michael Erler
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    A look at the relationships the two men formed. If you missed part 1, here it is, now onto part 2... Relationships: A part of the reason Phil Jackson was so successful during his coaching career was his ability to form relationships with his players, particularly his stars, and manage their considerable egos and various agendas. He knew what buttons to push for each guy, a quality that's mandatory for all good coaches. He has a "players coach" label only because he was decidedly anti-management, and time and again he manipulated his locker rooms into an "us vs. them," mentality, with…
  • Tiago Splitter's best assists of 2013-14 Part 1

    Chris Itz
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Brazilian big man is a gifted passer. Let's check out some of his finest assists from the past season in part 14 of the "best of" series. Be sure to check out the first 13 parts of the series if you missed some of them the first time around. Best of Cory Joseph. Best of Aron Baynes. Boris Diaw's best playoff passes. Best of Matt Bonner. Manu's best playoff assists. Tony Parker's best scoring plays vs. Dallas and Portland. Tim Duncan's best playoff blocks. Tony Parker's best playoff assists. Kawhi Leonard's best plays of the playoffs. Here is part two. Boris Diaw's best playoff scores.
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  • Will Doc Rivers lead the Clippers to a Championship?

    Krithic Annamalai
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Doc Rivers and Steve Ballmer agreed to a contract extension that will keep Rivers around through at least the 2018-19 season. Ballmer called it one of his "top priorities" to make sure Rivers was in place as the long-term leader of the Los Angeles Clippers. The new extension is in place for five years and more than $50 million. By agreeing to this particular extension, Rivers’ deal of $10 million annually would make him the second highest paid coach in NBA history behind Phil Jackson whose salary during his last season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011-12 ranged out at $12 million. With…
  • Kobe Bryant Is Studying Paul Pierce

    Krithic Annamalai
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Kobe Bryant, like the great athletes before him, study and adapt their games to put them in the best position to be successful. Bryant is now 36, and will likely never have the springs that he once had. In order to make himself as productive as he can be, Bryant is stealing a page from Michael Jordan, and evolving his game. This offseason, Bryant is studying Paul Pierce’s game to help himself become more efficient as he loses a step. This is part of his goal to become “more efficient” on the court. All eyes will be on Bryant to see if he’s done, simply a pretty good player, or a guy…
  • Now that Iman Shumpert has "bid adieu to standing in the corner" what can the New York Knicks expect of him?

    David Ollivierre
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Recently, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert expressed his optimism about the triangle offense which will become the Knicks new offensive system in the upcoming season. Recent hires, president of basketball operations Phil Jackson (it feels so weird, yet so cool at the same time to say that) and coach Derek Fisher are expected to employ the tenets of the triangle offense to a Knicks team that ran an isolation-heavy offense last year, and Shumpert expects to provide a different measure of production this year. Shumpert believes that he, as well as other members of the Knicks roster, will be…
  • Who's the greatest in-game dunker?

    Volta Fazio
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    I was watching the NBA channel, and there was some unbelievably tenacious dunks that were out of this world. Some posters were just absolutely outrageous. Who do you think is the greatest in-game dunker? Vince Carter, Dominque Wilkins, Shawn Kemp, Blake Griffin, Michael Jordan to name a few.... What was your favorite highlight dunk of all time?
  • Pop vs The Hoodie

    Bruce Hope
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Obviously we are talking about two different sports but this question is worth great thought. I just heard Bill Belichick referred to as the best coach in sports. I respect his greatness. He clearly is a dominant head coach since joining the Patriots. He was a dominant DC with the Giants and arguably the real reason they won two championships. Note: PARCELLS never won another SB without Belichick.He has been the example since taking over in N.E. In a similar vein, Greg Popovich has been a model of consistency in the NBA with year after 50 win year in addition to 5 championships over the…
 
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Raptors Slasher DeRozan Vs. Warriors Shooter Thompson

    Stephen Brotherston
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has been gaining increased notoriety as the sixth man in Team USA’s rotation this summer while many pundits had incorrectly predicted the Raptors slasher DeMar DeRozan would be left off the roster. In the classic NBA comparison of slasher vs. shooter, which of DeRozan and Thompson really has the edge as the better player?
  • Can Canadian Brady Heslip Make The Timberwolves?

    Stephen Brotherston
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Canadian guard Brady Heslip isn't the typical college player expected to make an NBA roster. He wasn't drafted, he wasn't even ranked in the top 100 by most mock draft boards. However, he earned a shot at making the Minnesota Timberwolves roster this summer at NBA Summer League and while playing for Team Canada.
  • Andrew Wiggins In Toronto For Endorsement Deal And Video

    Stephen Brotherston
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    The NBA's 2014 first overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins visited his Alma Mater in Toronto, Glen Shields Public School (Concord, Ontario) on Monday to formally announce a major new endorsement deal with Canadian based BioSteel Sports Inc.
  • Lithuania Loses Mantas Kalneitis In Friendly With Croatia

    Stephen Brotherston
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In the final friendly match before the 2014 World Cup in Spain Lithuania lost their second game in a row, but far more devastating was the loss of starting point guard Mantas Kalnietis. Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas had a strong game in the post for Lithuania scoring 16 points on 5-8 from the field. For Croatia, the Brooklyn Nets Bojan Bogdanovic had a monster game with 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers 2014 12th overall draft pick Dario Saric had 16 points.
  • Raptors Terrence Ross Vs Warriors Harrison Barnes

    Stephen Brotherston
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Toronto Raptors were hoping Harrison Barnes would fall to them at 8th in the 2012 NBA Draft, however, Barnes went to the Golden State Warriors at seven and then Toronto took who they believed was the next best wing player available Terrence Ross. After two seasons, how do these two players compare?
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    OneBasketball

  • “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: blogs.militarytimes.com 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…
  • Quick Hitters Volume 5: World Cup Soccer, Offensive Spacing, Physical Literacy and More

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

  • Predicting the 2015 NBA All-Star Game Line-Ups

    Michael Aridy
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The dog days of summer are the worst time to exercise NBA fandom – nothing to do, no games to watch and very little speculation. The frenzy of free agency is essentially over, the blockbuster trades completed, and very little in terms of ground-breaking news. So, what is there to do? Speculation, speculation, speculation. Who will win the MVP award? Which teams will make the leap? Which stars will regress? Who’s set to break out? Will any stars be unhappy in their current situation? Will anyone regret their free agency decisions? Who will lead the league in rebounds? And on and on. It’s…
  • Can Derrick Rose Return to His MVP Form?

    Cory Sanning
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Coming off a second major knee surgery in the same amount of years, Bulls star guard Derrick Rose now faces a cloudy future. Questions surround him wherever he goes. “Will his knees ever be the same?”, “can he return to his 2011 form?”, “is he finished as the D Rose we once knew?”. Just last week, USA coach Mike Krzyzewski reported Rose would not participate in the scrimmage against the Dominican Republic due to “body soreness”. We all suspect it’s his knees, and emotions of not only Bulls fans, but NBA fans in general, are mixed. Some are…
  • Warriors Sign Leandro Barbosa

    Liam OBrien
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    The Golden State Warriors have reached an agreement with free agent shooting guard Leandro Barbosa on a one-year deal at the veteran minimum. Barbosa should be a welcomed addition to a Warriors squad looking to contend in the West. Following reports that signaled Miami’s interest in the 31-year old, the Warriors were able to coax the Brazilian to take his talents to Oakland, providing the team with some much-needed depth at the shooting guard spot. Barbosa, currently focused on leading a Brazil squad featuring the likes of Nené, Anderson Varejao, and Tiago Splitter to a medal in the…
  • Pelicans Sign Veteran John Salmons

    Liam OBrien
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    The New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement with free agent small forward John Salmons, adding depth at the position following the departure of Al-Farouq Aminu to Dallas this offseason. The addition of the veteran Salmons provides the Pelicans some depth at the small forward position. The 34-year old Salmons, drafted 26th overall by Philadelphia in the 2002 draft, averaged five points, two rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game with the Toronto Raptors last season after being shipped from Sacramento as part of the Rudy Gay trade. In twelve career seasons, split between the 76ers, Kings,…
  • Throwback Thursday: Tracy McGrady Drops 13 In 35 Seconds

    Liam OBrien
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Remember last Thursday, when we highlighted Reggie Miller’s unthinkable explosion for 8 points in 9 seconds at the Madison Square Garden? No doubt: McGrady’s efforts on this December night called for some of the most captivating moments in regular season history. Well, this outburst from Tracy McGrady might just top it. With the early December home game seemingly out of reach, as the Rockets trailed Tim Duncan and the Spurs by ten with just 49 seconds remaining, it was up to T-Mac to rewrite each postgame report the media had written on their laptops, and lead Houston to an…
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    Hoops Junction

  • Glen Taylor Gets No Love

    Vladimir Dessources
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Glen Taylor has outdone himself since the Kevin Love Trade . He recently went on the ESPN radio 1500 AM in Minnesota and let his true feelings about Kevin Love be known. Glen Taylor said “I think where maybe he got away with some stuff not playing defense on our team, I’m not sure that’s how it’s going to work in Cleveland. I would guess they’re going to ask him to play more defense, and he’s foul-prone. I question Kevin if this is going to be the best deal for him, because I think he’s going to be the third player on the team. I don’t think…
  • Kobe Bryant Would Easily Go 0-30

    Vladimir Dessources
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Kobe Bryant is a different kind of animal in all aspects of basketball. His talent and his work ethic match to the millionth degree. Some would even say his work ethic surpasses his talent as he proven himself in the NBA time after time. Kobe is a 5 time NBA Champion, 2 time NBA Finals MVP, NBA  MVP  and Olympic Gold Medalist. His  career is decorated in every sense, but more importantly his mind is the reason. Kobe Bryant is not afraid to fail. While filming a documentary called “Kobe Bryant’s Muse” with Gotham Chopra, Chopra tells a story about watching the Heat play…
  • Pros vs Joes

    Vladimir Dessources
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Damian Lillard sets the record straight for this Joe. Pros are in the big leagues for a reason, whether or not we agree with the reason it does not matter. Many professional Players come under fire due to their play. Sometimes they come under fire due to their non-play. One player that comes to mind is Dwyane Wade. He missed several games during the “big 3″ era due to injury. When it is all said and done if you do not have a contract to play basketball professionally or ever have played pro you are an average joe. You may be exceptional in other things in life. Yet, When it comes…
  • NBA Modern Day Slavery?

    Troy Wint
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Are players becoming enslaved by their contracts? The NBA is a billion dollar business that continues to grow. We all know the saying “the rich get richer”. This seems to be the case for the league itself and not the players. This brings me to the restricted free agent subject or slavery if you’d ask me. There are many components to an NBA contract, so let’s keep it very simple to make it  easy to comprehend. Under the current Collective bargaining agreement, a first round draft pick is considered a restricted free agent after his team exercises its fourth year option and…
  • Kevin Love Trade is Official

    Vladimir Dessources
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Kevin Love Trade has been officially approved by the NBA. It was a three team trade between Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cleveland Cavaliers received Kevin Love while the Minnesota Timberwolves get number 1 pick Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. The Timberwolves seemed to make out like a bandit as they also received Thaddeus Young and a trade exception from Philadelphia. The 76ers received Alexey Shved , Luc Mbah A Moute and Cleveland’s 2015 1st round pick from the Cavaliers through Miami.   Kevin Love Trade is a Win all Around The…
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