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  • Teletovic feels good after blood clots, aims to play in July

    NBA.com: News
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic, out for the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with multiple blood clots in his lungs, said Monday he expects to be able to resume playing in July once he is finished with blood-thinning medication.
  • Kick of the Day: adidas Ultra Boost

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    2 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
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  • Jordan Brand Unveils Player-Exclusive Footwear For All-Star Game

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    CJ
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:50 pm
    This Sunday, the game’s biggest names in basketball will go head-to-head in the annual showcase of the best players in the league. To celebrate the occasion, Jordan Brand will provide its participating athletes exclusive shoes. A group of Jordan Brand family members will appear in the All-Star game as Carmelo Anthony makes his eighth appearance, Chris Paul his eighth, Russell Westbrook his fourth, and LaMarcus Aldridge his fourth. One of the newest members of the Jordan Brand family, Jimmy Butler, will make his first arrival under the bright lights this year. This year’s player-exclusive…
  • Jack's jumper lifts Nets by Warriors

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    Associated Press
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Stephen Curry's fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday.
  • Chris Paul hits the dagger over Kevin Garnett, Clips beat Wolves

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    Eric Freeman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Kevin Garnett may be 38 years old, but he remains one of the most versatile defenders in the NBA. When KG needs to switch onto a guard, it's a fair bet that he will be able to stick on the ballhandler and force a tough shot. Not being the defensive force he used to be does not mean that he can't make an impact. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball Sometimes, though, Garnett's excellent defense is not enough, which the Minnesota Timberwolves learned in Monday night's game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers at Target Center. With under a minute remaining and the…
 
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  • Kick of the Day: adidas Ultra Boost

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    2 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
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  • James Harden Suspended 1 Game for Kicking LeBron James in the Groin

    SLAM Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    On Sunday, James Harden and the Rockets beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers in overtime. But perhaps the most talked about part of the game was Harden’s “kick” to the groin of James, who wasn’t too happy about it. It was called a flagrant foul at the time and Monday, the NBA announced that Harden will be suspended one game for his, um, efforts. From Marc Stein of ESPN via Twitter: NBA just announced a one-game suspension for Houston's James Harden after his kick-out at LeBron James yesterday — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 2, 2015 The post James Harden…
  • SLAM x AND1 All-Star Weekend Event (PHOTOS)

    SLAM Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    During All-Star Weekend, SLAM was able to team up with AND1 for a dope event right before the Dunk Contest and Three-Point Shootout. Guests including Lance Stephenson, Rafer Alston and Kenny Anderson packed AND1′s pop-up space adjacent to the Barclays Center to celebrate. We were able to capture the event with HTC’s new RE camera, an awesome gadget built to slide right into your pocket. Enjoy flipping through the photos above. The post SLAM x AND1 All-Star Weekend Event (PHOTOS) appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • Mark Cuban to Star as President of the U.S. in ‘Sharknado 3’

    Marcel Mutoni
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is now a movie star. Cuban will join the “Sharknado” film franchise, playing the role of President of the United States this summer. Cuban’s VP will be Ann Coulter. Per the AP: The SyFy network said Monday that Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban will play the president of the United States in the third installment of the goofy “Sharknado” TV movie series, set to premiere in July. Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter will be his vice president.   The network previously said Bo Derek will have a…
  • Converse Launches ‘Made By You’ Campaign (KICKS)

    SLAM Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Today, Converse announces the global launch of its “Made By You” campaign, celebrating fans of the iconic Chuck Taylor All-Star sneaker. Once a basketball legend, Chucks are now an everyday street style shoe that can be modified and molded for self-expression. With that in mind, the spring campaign inspired Converse to seek out personalized Chucks from around the globe—the equivalent of a self-sneaker portrait to everyone who rocks them. Per the brand, “portraits collected from the likes of international icons like Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, Futura, Jefferson Hack, Sayo…
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  • Jordan Brand Unveils Player-Exclusive Footwear For All-Star Game

    CJ
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:50 pm
    This Sunday, the game’s biggest names in basketball will go head-to-head in the annual showcase of the best players in the league. To celebrate the occasion, Jordan Brand will provide its participating athletes exclusive shoes. A group of Jordan Brand family members will appear in the All-Star game as Carmelo Anthony makes his eighth appearance, Chris Paul his eighth, Russell Westbrook his fourth, and LaMarcus Aldridge his fourth. One of the newest members of the Jordan Brand family, Jimmy Butler, will make his first arrival under the bright lights this year. This year’s player-exclusive…
  • Jordan Brand Commemorates Franchise’s 30th Anniversary

    CJ
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    In 1985, NBA newcomer Michael Jordan turned heads. In addition to leading his team to the playoffs, Jordan finished the season with a scoring average of 28.2 points per game; set Chicago single-season records for points, field goals, free throws and steals; and received the prestigious NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Jordan’s performance that year set the tone for the next 30 years, forever changing the game of basketball and sports around the world. In the ensuing years, he also came to lead a global brand that revolutionized on- and off-court footwear and apparel – through the Jordan…
  • adidas Unveils D Rose Boost “Brenda” Edition

    CJ
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    As if we haven’t had enough D Rose Boost colorways already, adidas has unveiled yet another one. This latest colorway of the D Rose 5 Boost signature basketball shoe will be worn by Derrick Rose in his on-court rotation this season. The D Rose 5 Boost is the first basketball shoe to offer full length Boost cushioning technology designed for heightened energy return and step-in comfort to ensure maximum performance. In tradition with previous “Brenda” editions, this shoe pays tribute to Derrick’s mother with a red based shoe to celebrate her favorite color. It features a rich red…
  • adidas Unveils Black History Month Collection

    CJ
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    adidas and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar today unveiled a limited edition Black History Month Collection inspired by the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and one of the game’s most prominent philanthropists and ambassadors. Each basketball shoe model and specialty packaging features sepia tones, inspirational quotes and details that provide a vivid journey through the four most important eras of Kareem’s legendary and record-breaking career. “I was very fortunate to have African-American role models and pioneers I could identify with and learn from as I forged my career in basketball and my…
  • Behold, The Air Jordan 11 Retro “Bred” Backpack

    CJ
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    If you’re a huge Jordan fanatic, you’ve got to check out this backpack made in the likeness of the Air Jordan 11 “Bred”. Crazy, right? The overall design of the bag is reflective of the classic Jordan 11 shape, and even features the outsole of that shoe as the bottom of the bag. It’s a pretty bold backpack, with an equally bold price tag – $250 from New York’s Renarts. Personally, I couldn’t fathom paying $250 for a backpack, but I’m sure they’ll find some suckers willing to plunk down the cash for ‘em.
 
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  • Jack's jumper lifts Nets by Warriors

    Associated Press
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Stephen Curry's fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday.
  • Garnett, A. Rivers spar

    Arash Markazi
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Kevin Garnett and Austin Rivers exchanged heated words and then some during Monday's game, and both earned technical fouls for the interaction.
  • Dragic nets 21 vs. old team as Heat top Suns

    Associated Press
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 26 points, Goran Dragic added 21 against his former team and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 115-98 on Monday night in a game that included two third-quarter altercations.
  • Clippers' Crawford leaves with calf contusion

    Arash Markazi
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford left his team's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a right calf contusion suffered in the first half.
  • Kersey remembered at memorial in Portland

    Associated Press
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Former Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman remembered Jerome Kersey as a gifted athlete who made himself a solid NBA player through hard work.
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  • Chris Paul hits the dagger over Kevin Garnett, Clips beat Wolves

    Eric Freeman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Kevin Garnett may be 38 years old, but he remains one of the most versatile defenders in the NBA. When KG needs to switch onto a guard, it's a fair bet that he will be able to stick on the ballhandler and force a tough shot. Not being the defensive force he used to be does not mean that he can't make an impact. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball Sometimes, though, Garnett's excellent defense is not enough, which the Minnesota Timberwolves learned in Monday night's game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers at Target Center. With under a minute remaining and the…
  • Jarrett Jack's game-winner allows Nets to fend off Warriors

    Eric Freeman
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Enough has gone right for the Golden State Warriors this season that fans can be forgiven for expecting them to pull out an unlikely comeback victory. Down 108-99 to the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center with 3:29 left in regulation, the Warriors went on a 9-0 run over more than two minutes to tie the game on a Stephen Curry jumper (to give him eight points in the run alone) with just 1:08 on the clock. Given the Warriors' performance this season, it seemed as if they were headed for a victory on the sixth and final game of their Eastern Conference road trip. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on…
  • Markieff Morris, Whiteside, Len all ejected as Heat top Suns in wild affair

    Dan Devine
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Tempers flared when the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns clashed at AmericanAirlines Arena, with an evening of physical play resulting in a handful of technical fouls and a trio of third-quarter ejections. Tonight's game in a snapshot. pic.twitter.com/fX92E9LS89 — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) March 3, 2015 [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball Business picked up in earnest with just under nine minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Heat holding a 12-point advantage over the visiting Suns. Miami point guard Goran Dragic — a member of the Suns just two…
  • James Harden suspended 1 game for kicking LeBron James in groin

    Eric Freeman
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The Houston Rockets went all out after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers by two points on Sunday, even going so far as to declare James Harden "the new King James" after having vanquished LeBron James in regular-season battle. Unfortunately for Harden, it looks like he will see some punishment for deposing the old monarch. The NBA announced Monday that Harden has been suspended one game for kicking James in the groin with 2:08 remaining in the third quarter. Harden was issued a flagrant-1 foul during the game, but that has since been upgraded to a flagrant-2. Harden will miss the Rockets'…
  • The 10-man rotation, starring DeAndre Jordan's Defensive Player of the Year candidacy

    Kelly Dwyer
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: SB Nation. Not only should DeAndre Jordan be in the conversation for Defensive Player of the Year, Doc Rivers offers, he should far and away be the leader in the polling. Jesus Gomez intelligently discusses why Rivers might be off a bit in his estimation. PF: Bucksketball. A fantastic look from Nick Whalen on the always-moving John Henson, and his future in Milwaukee beyond…
 
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  • NBA Player Doesn’t Like Referee’s Call

    Josh Ahlstrom
    6 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    I know it sounds completely crazy. Most of you have never heard of anything like this before. But last night a referee in a basketball game made a call and there was a player that, get this, didn’t like it! OMG! Now, this is being made a big deal because the referee was a female. Here name is Lauren Holtkamp and she’s been reffing in the D-league for six years including in the D-league finals. She’s not new to it, but she is new to the NBA this year. Chris Paul was T’d up at one point because he questioned why the Holtkamp would not allow him to throw the ball in…
  • Westbrook’s Affect on Kevin Durant’s Game

    Josh Ahlstrom
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    I just finished reading an article over at nyloncalculus.com about what Kevin Durant’s shooting chart looks like without Westbrook in the lineup and then with him in the lineup. I quoted the summary below but you really need to read the whole thing to appreciate and fully understand the differences. I’ll give you my thoughts on the matter when you get back… go ahead… I’ll wait. Original Summary Simply put: during the past 1.5 seasons, when Kevin Durant is on the court with Russell Westbrook, he is scoring from only a fraction of his preferred shot locations. As I…
  • Too Much Snow – Too Much Passing?

    Josh Ahlstrom
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    The NBA postponed two games (kings /knicks and blazers / nets) tonight due to a crippling and potentially historic blizzard that should go continue into Tuesday. A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night, and there are expectations of up to three (3) feet of snow. I live in the south and the concept of that much snow is simply mind blowing. About the only snow we’ve seen around here is this guy – and we haven’t seen him in quite a while. Kobe Bryant is out for what will probably be the remainder of the season due to surgery for a torn rotator…
  • LeBron James Talks About Becoming The Best Ever In March Issue Of GQ

    CJ
    18 Feb 2014 | 10:49 am
    LeBron James, the most stylish empire-builder in sports, covers GQ’s March issue. GQ’s Jeanne Marie Laskas catches up with James to hear how he feels about winning, change, fatherhood, his responsibility on and off the court, and what he has his sights on to conquer next. “Winning is my drug,” James tells GQ. Ten years into his career, he strives to be the best. “My drive to be the greatest basketball player ever is very high,” says James. His response to people wanting more points out of him: “Like, I could average thirty-five points a game if I really…
  • Fables of Fandom – Memphis Grizzlies

    Matt Loede
    2 Apr 2012 | 1:57 pm
    Hilarious, right? The “State of Fandom” allows you to declare your team allegiance through customized Facebook cover photos, watch some funny team mascot vidoes (like the one above), and do a slew of other things.. You can also generate your NBA fan graph to see where your Facebook friends’ loyalties lie, and watch how things play out as we move into the NBA Playoffs!
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  • Tayshaun Prince is Back

    Natalie Sitto
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting the Pistons will have their Prince back at the Palace. Hearing Tayshaun Prince to Detroit for Jerebko and Datome — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 19, 2015 The post Tayshaun Prince is Back appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
  • Trade – Pistons acquire PG Reggie Jackson give up Kyle Singler & DJ Augustin

    Natalie Sitto
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Pistons acquire PG Reggie Jackson at the NBA trade deadline. Detroit will send Kyle Singler to Oklahoma City, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015 Out first new in the three team trade was that Detroit gave up Kyle Singler. But new information seems to be out there that they also gave up D.J. Augustin in the deal. Singler should fit in well in OKC, but I hate to see Augustin go, especially the way he’s been playing. Not sure that D.J. will get that much playing time on his new team. More news here when the formal details emerge.
  • Brandon Jennings Out for the Season

    Natalie Sitto
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Just when things were looking up for Detroit #Pistons, they took a big blow when Brandon Jennings injured himself in the Pistons loss to the Bucks Saturday night. Jennings will miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The injury, which will require surgery, was confirmed following an MRI conducted on Sunday by team medical personnel. Team medical personnel will work with Brandon and his representatives in determining the next course of action and treatment for the injury. No timetable is being placed on Jennings’ return at this time. Via Pistons.com Pistons…
  • Andre Drummond for the Win with .03

    Natalie Sitto
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    It truly is getting fun again for the #pistons. Erasing their sub-par performance against the Pelicans Wednesday night, Detroit snuck out of Indiana with another last second win. This time courtesy of Andre Drummond. I’m pretty sure long time Pistons fans are reveling in watching and ready the news about their team that is positive. It’s been a while! The post Andre Drummond for the Win with .03 appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
  • It’s Fun Again – Pistons top Spurs

    Natalie Sitto
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Wake up hibernating #Pistons fans, it’s time to get yourself on the bandwagon again. Detroit has won a surprising six games in a row, none more exciting than the 105-104 last second win against the Championship Spurs. What’s not surprising is the fact that this team did a 180 as soon as Josh Smith was handed his pink slip. I’m not going to take away from how the Pistons have played since Smith was gone. Detroit is playing like Supermen and it seems as though Josh was truly their Kryptonite. This team looks like a team for the first time in a very long time. Brandon Jennings…
 
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  • 2015 NBA free agents: Greg Monroe ‘absolutely’ open to staying in Detroit

    revken
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Agent David Falk told reporters Saturday that his client will explore all the possibilities, including a return to the Motor City, with ‘intangibles’ the biggest factor in his decision. When Greg Monroe returned Saturday night to the place where he played for Georgetown University, it was also an occasion for his agent, David Falk, to watch him play. Monroe turned in what has become a typical performance of late – 21 points and 10 rebounds – in the Pistons’ 99-95 loss. Reporters, including Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, apparently sought out Falk at halftime for his thoughts…
  • Pistons recall Quincy Miller from Grand Rapids Drive

    Packey
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    Miller played two games for the Drive. Here's the press release from the Pistons: The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has recalled forward Quincy Miller from the team's NBA Development League (D-League) affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. In two games with the Drive, Miller averaged 11.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 19.7 minutes per game. He recorded 15 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes vs. the Delaware 87ers (2/27). Miller, who signed to a 10-day contract on 2/21, has yet to appear in a game with the Pistons. In six games with the…
  • NBA standings watch: Detroit Pistons two games back of No. 8 seed

    Packey
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Losers of three straight, the Pistons still find themselves within striking distance of a very crowded playoff picture. If the season started Dec. 26, the Pistons wouldn't be fighting for the "right" to play the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs. They'd instead be bumping elbow with the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and maybe the Toronto Raptors for a series with home court advantage. They're 18-13 (.580) since waiving Josh Smith but there are no mulligans on the 28 games before that. Here's an updated look at the standings as of Monday morning, March…
  • Grand Rapids Drive annihilates Delaware 87ers in Quincy Miller debut, fall back to Earth against Maine

    Vincent Diringer
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    The Drive are 1-1 in the Quincy Miller Era You would have to see it to believe it, as the Pistons' D-League affiliate ran away with  41-point win against the Delaware 87ers, boasting a final score of 140-99 as the buzzer sounded. Led by Kelsey Barlow (22 points), Adonis Thomas (19 points 10 rebounds) and Hasheem Thabeet's six blocks, the game was never in doubt, as the Drive exploded on all cylinders to put away the 87ers from tip off, scoring 35 points in the first frame. Quincy Miller made his Grand Rapids debut off the bench, recording a double-double (15 points 12 rebounds)…
  • Spencer Dinwiddie has a career game in loss to Wizards

    Ben Quagliata
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    The rookie point guard pushed aside his recent struggles and brought the Pistons back. Spencer Dinwiddie showed what he could do against Chicago, matched up against Derrick Rose in his first career start.  However, it was merely a glimpse of the future and what this nearly 22-year-old point guard can do. That future was yesterday. Entering the second half when the Pistons had been down by as many as 21, Dinwiddie decided that enough was enough, summoned all the power he could from his 1970s porn-stache (Stan's was faulty last night), and turned into the ultimate super-saiyan. 20 points,…
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  • Anthony Mason Leaves A Gritty Legacy

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    2 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.
  • Earl Lloyd, First Black Player In NBA, Dies At 86

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    1 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.
  • Former NBA Star Anthony Mason Dies At 48

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Anthony Mason, a longtime NBA player and former forward for the New York Knicks, died in Manhattan Saturday morning, the Knicks said. He was 48. Mason helped the team reach the NBA Finals with his physical play in 1994.
  • A Shooter’s Chance

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    28 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    John Walters Displayed with permission from Newsweek Though he was a basketball jonesin’ teen up in Torrance, California, Tyler Harvey never played on an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team. Harvey, who stood 5-foot-4 at the start of his freshman year at Bishop Montgomery High School, never took part in a basketball summer camp—and he was certainly never [...]
  • Colleges Are Starting To Recruit LeBron James Jr.

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    28 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    As a teenage basketball sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by universities. Now, he's living it as a dad. And he's not enjoying it.
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  • In the NO Podcast Ep. 207: Reserves for the Win

    Ryan Schwan
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Michael and I talk about this run of good play without the big stars and what it means. Do the Pelicans now have an 11-man deep bench? Should we expect the team to explode as they feed stars back into it? Where does Ajinca, Babbitt, Anderson and Cunningham all fit next to Asik and Davis in the frontcourt? And how does Evans, Gordon, Holiday, Pondexter and Cole all get time? Good problems to have? Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots
  • Watch Party Tuesday, March 10th @ Tracey’s!

    Jake Madison
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    As we head down the home stretch of the Pelicans’ season we are all rooting as hard as possible for this team to make the playoffs. And there is no better way to do that than among fellow friends and fans. So come join the staff of Bourbon Street Shots at our monthly watch party at Tracey’s on Magazine Street! We’ll be the guys eating wings and gravy fries while the Pelicans take on the New Jersey Nets. Come talk Pelicans, socialize, make some new friends, maybe even fall in love! Hey, you never know, and, now that it’s on the table, can you really afford not to come?
  • Pels Fall Late to Mavericks

    Michael Pellissier
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    It became clear early on that defense would not be the name of this game, as both teams got off to blazing hot starts. For the Mavericks, it was Rajon Rondo, who scored 15 first half points. And for the Pelicans, it was Tyreke, who scored 7 points in his first 6 minutes. Things were a little weird – Gordon was getting foul calls, the bank was open for Rondo, and Reke even sprinkled in an early 3. And then the bench came in. I think fans are currently overrating Ajinca and underrating Asik right now, but damn, is Ajinca finding his niche on offense. Whatever has gotten into Ajinca…
  • Game On: Pelicans @ Mavericks

    Michael Pellissier
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    The red-hot Pelicans travel to Dallas to face a Mavericks team that will be missing two of its key players, Chandler Parsons and Tyson Chandler.  The Pelicans are on their longest winning streak of the season (5 games) and they will be tested tonight despite the Mavericks missing key players. Dirk may have played in the All-Star game, but I am way more afraid of Monta Ellis. Ellis has torched the Pelicans over and over again, and without Jrue Holiday, this could be even worse. Being able to contain Ellis is of utmost importance. Questions for tonight Who guards Monta Ellis? Can this…
  • Moleskin Moments: Pelicans Out-Ugly Nuggets for the Win

    Chris Romaguera
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    The Pelicans have been finding ways to win since Jrue Holiday reaggravted his injury, and Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson both went down against Miami. Winning home games when role players like Luke Babbitt and Alexis Ajinca are having career nights is one thing. Winning on the road when none of those new rotation players step up is another. On one hand the Pelicans should have won the game. They’ve won four straight heading into the game, while the Denver Nuggets had lost five straight. On the other hand, the Pelicans have lost three straight to the Nuggets, six straight in Denver and were…
 
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  • James Harden suspended for kicking LeBron

    Inside Hoops
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    James Harden suspended for kicking LeBron James Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 2:08 remaining in the third quarter of the Rockets’ 105-103 overtime victory against the [...]
  • Grizzlies sign JaMychal Green to multi-year contract

    Inside Hoops
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Grizzlies sign JaMychal Green to multi-year contract The Memphis Grizzlies signed forward JaMychal Green to a multi-year contract, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. “Before first coming to Memphis, JaMychal was the top prospect in the NBA Development League, and he has impressed us both in games and in practice during his tenure with the Grizzlies,” [...]
  • Forbes says Michael Jordan is now a billionaire

    Inside Hoops
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Forbes says Michael Jordan is now a billionaire Here’s the New York Daily News reporting that Michael Jordan is now a billionaire, according to Forbes. Michael Jordan just had his name added to another impressive list. The former Bulls star, who has NBA record-career averages for regular-season scoring (30.12) and playoff scoring (33.45), has been included on Forbes magazine’s billionaires [...]
  • Jimmy Butler out 3-6 weeks with elbow injury

    Inside Hoops
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Jimmy Butler out 3-6 weeks with elbow injury The Chicago Bulls announced today that an MRI of Jimmy Butler confirmed a Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow. It is estimated that Butler may be out three to six weeks. On the year, Butler has appeared in 55 games [...]
  • Sixers waive JaVale McGee

    Inside Hoops
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Sixers waive JaVale McGee The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team waived JaVale McGee prior to midnight on Mar. 1, making him eligible to join a postseason roster. The Sixers originally acquired McGee and Oklahoma City’s protected 2015 first-round pick from Denver on Feb. 19, 2015. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “JaVale McGee was able to keep all [...]
 
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  • George Karl and Andre Miller have resuscitated Sacramento's bench

    Aykis16
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    The Sacramento Kings have had one of the worst benches in the entire NBA this season.  While it's been well documented that Sacramento's starters have been very good (top 5 in the league good), the bench has been abysmal and it has cost the team multiple games over the course of the season. Neither Tyrone Corbin or Mike Malone was able to figure out Sacramento's bench, but early signs appear to be good for George Karl.  While the Kings rank as the 6th worst bench overall for the season per hoopsstats.com, over the last 5 games, all under Karl, Sacramento's bench has actually…
  • Caption Contest #5: Scream 5 starring Reggie Evans

    Aykis16
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Last Week's Picture: Last Week's Winner: Madzillagd DMC: I can't do it. I can't stand to watch Sessions play another second.Gay: It's okay Boogie. Everything is going to be okay. He's gone now, he's really gone. Last Week's Runner-up: hangtown80 Where's Casspi when you need him? As always, the most recommended caption wins.  Good luck!
  • Kings 99, Blazers 110: Good job, good effort

    Omer Khan
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    There was spunk in the Kings' performance, but the Blazers obviously outclassed the Kings tonight. The Sacramento Kings are shorthanded but played hard. Thats really all we as fans can ask at this point. This was an acceptable loss against a Portland Trailblazers squad that has aspirations to play in June. The Kings took a big punch from the Blazers in the first quarter and came on the cusp of coming back several times only to be put away, ultimately losing 110-99. Rudy Gay has had some outstanding games against the Blazers this season, and while this outing wasn't nearly as spectacular, he…
  • Kings vs. Trail Blazers Preview: Last chance for home cooking for a while

    Aykis16
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sacramento's got one more home game on the block before heading off on the longest road trip of the season.  Unfortunately, it's yet another game against a top Western Conference team and another game without DeMarcus Cousins.  Today's action tips off at 3:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. Man, the West just keeps getting tougher and tougher.  Portland landing Arron Afflalo for what essentially amounts to spare parts was a major coup.  Afflalo would start on many teams but for Portland he's providing quality bench play and a…
  • Kings vs. Blazers Fan Predictions

    Aykis16
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Link to the Leaderboard Below are a series of prediction questions for today's game. The first four questions will be asked every game, while the 5th will change each game. Point value for predictions are listed next to the questions. If you believe that more than one player will lead a category, you can vote for multiple players, and this is worth double points if you are correct, but zero if you are wrong. Alternately, if you only guess one player when multiple players are tied, you get zero points. All submissions must be input before tip-off. Any submissions after tip-off will not count.
 
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  • Anthony Mason Leaves A Gritty Legacy

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.
  • Earl Lloyd, First Black Player In NBA, Dies At 86

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.
  • Former NBA Star Anthony Mason Dies At 48

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Anthony Mason, a longtime NBA player and former forward for the New York Knicks, died in Manhattan Saturday morning, the Knicks said. He was 48. Mason helped the team reach the NBA Finals with his physical play in 1994.
  • A Shooter’s Chance

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    John Walters Displayed with permission from Newsweek Though he was a basketball jonesin’ teen up in Torrance, California, Tyler Harvey never played on an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team. Harvey, who stood 5-foot-4 at the start of his freshman year at Bishop Montgomery High School, never took part in a basketball summer camp—and he was certainly never [...]
  • Colleges Are Starting To Recruit LeBron James Jr.

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    As a teenage basketball sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by universities. Now, he's living it as a dad. And he's not enjoying it.
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  • Damian Lillard Named Western Conference Player of the Week

    Dave Deckard
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    26 points and 3 wins over 3 games push Portland's guard over the top. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week. This is the second time Lillard has been so honored. He won the award in mid-November. Lillard averaged 26 points on 49% shooting this week, 50% from the three-point arc, with 5 rebounds and 6 assist. Per the Trail Blazers' press release, with his 546th career three-pointer at Sacramento, Lillard set a new NBA record for most three-pointers in his first three seasons, a mark previously held by Golden State's Klay…
  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings: Damian Lillard, Robin Lopez Save the Day

    Dave Deckard
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Portland's bench dug a huge pothole in the starters' road to success tonight but a superstar and a blue-collar guy brought the Blazers home anyway. Playing the Sacramento Kings without DeMarcus Cousins is like playing the Muppets without any hands up their backsides. No matter how you look at it, it just won't be the same experience. But the Kings still managed to make the Portland Trail Blazers sweat a little this afternoon, taking advantage of stellar guard play, turnovers, and transition hoops to make a game out of what should have been no contest. In the end, though, the Blazers had…
  • Olshey, McGowan Address Fans with "State of the United"

    Bryan Renzi
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Blazers' GM Neil Olshey and President / CEO Chris McGowan spoke yesterday about building the current team, free agent priorities for the offseason, management philosophy, and upcoming changes to the Rose Quarter. Read what they had to say right here! Last night before the game, General Manager Neil Olshey and President / CEO Chris McGowan addressed a gathering of Season Ticketholders in what has been dubbed "The State of the United".They both spoke candidly about issues surrounding a franchise they have helped to instill with vibrancy and a world class atmosphere, and, best of all - wins. For…
  • Blazers vs. Kings Final Score: 110-99; Portland Goes Coast-to-Coast Against Sacramento

    RyanAChase
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Damian Lillard had 31 points to help Portland go coast-to-coast against the Sacramento Kings. Damian Lillard had 31 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off several charges to defeat the Sacramento Kings, 110-99 Sunday afternoon at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Wesley Matthews may have been bothered by his injured shooting hand during pre-game warm ups, but he did not show it at game time.  Matthews scored nine in the first in leading Portland on an early 17-2 run to take advantage of poor shooting by the Kings.  Sacramento…
  • Gameday Thread: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Sacramento Kings

    Timmay!
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Tip-off: 3:00pm!Watch: CSN NW | NBA League PassListen: NBA Audio League Pass 620am Links: Media Notes Viewing Guide Welcome to the Gameday Open Thread at Blazer’s Edge! This is a place to hang out and enjoy tonight’s festivities with your fellow fans. Treat it as if you’re watching a game at the local watering hole, but hopefully without the language. Expect some disagreements, and a fair amount of changing emotions. But we'll get through it together. Injury update: - Joel Freeland (shoulder sprain) is ACTIVE tonight! There is no word on whether he'll play.- Wesley Matthews is wearing a…
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  • Steph Curry’s Filthy Hesitation Crossover Fools Two Nets Defenders And Parts Lane For Layup

    Jack Winter
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:35 pm
    The comeback bid of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up just short on Monday night following Jarrett Jack’s game-winning pull-up, but was still hardly without its highlights. This one’s our favorite. What are help defenders to do when Curry gets a high drag screen? Play too far back and basketball’s best shooter will drain a three-pointer. Commit too quickly and his canny handle will get him right to the paint. There’s no right answer, of course, and it’s one of the countless reasons why Curry is perhaps the most effective offensive player in the…
  • Hassan Whiteside And Alex Len Literally Wrestle As Tension In Heat-Suns Game Boils Over

    Jack Winter
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
    YouTube Goran Dragic’s first game against the Phoenix Suns was bound to be contentious. His departure from the desert wasn’t exactly seamless, and both Phoenix and the Miami Heat are fighting for their playoff lives. Was it really necessary for Markieff Morris to do this to The Dragon, though? Morris was assessed flagrant-2 foul following video review, earning an automatic ejection. And while we think that punishment was a bit steep considering only the foul’s severity, the officials’ decision made sense given proper context. Basically, Zach Zarba and crew were…
  • James Harden Has Been Suspended One Game For Kicking LeBron James In The Crotch

    Jack Winter
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Twitter LeBron James’ late-game struggles at the free throw line dominated the narrative of the Houston Rockets’ 105-103 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The King’s failings from the stripe benefited James Harden from more than a competitive standpoint, too – they took the spotlight off his bush-league kick to LeBron’s crotch in the third quarter. While the public might have mostly forgotten Harden’s poor sportsmanship, the league office certainly hasn’t. NBA President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn announced today that The Beard has been…
  • Andrew Bogut Cuts Down The Lane For Soaring Power Dunk Past Mason Plumlee

    Jack Winter
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:15 pm
    It wasn’t long ago that Andrew Bogut was one of the best two-way big men in basketball. But a nasty elbow injury and nagging knee problems have sapped the former number one overall pick of the skill and athleticism that made him such a rare force for the Milwaukee Bucks. Now entrenched as the Golden State Warriors’ defensive anchor, Bogut mostly makes hay on that side of the ball while sprinkling in a dash of playmaking dynamism. Against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, though, the Aussie is harkening back to his pre-injury days. Just two possessions after this sick slam over Mason…
  • Watch Nerlens Noel Absolutely Devour Jonas Valanciunas’ Brave Dunk Attempt

    Jack Winter
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    You have to give credit to Jonas Valanciunas for trying, right? Nerlens Noel isn’t exactly a behemoth – the lithe rookie is listed at a perhaps generous 228 pounds. And considering his well-established shot-blocking prowess, the best way to challenge him mano-a-mano really might be trying to power right through him. But Valanciunas doesn’t have the length or explosive athletic ability to take a hit from Noel and stay elevated, let alone rise above him. So this result wasn’t exactly surprising; obviously, that doesn’t make it any less awesome. The Toronto Raptors lead…
 
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  • Bucks vs. Jazz final score: Trey Burke, Utah bigs keep Bucks in slump, 82-75

    Dan Sinclair
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:29 pm
    "The game against Golden State is going to be really tough, but the rest of the road trip doesn't look bad at all. Should be a good chance to get everybody back on track." We were so young. Milwaukee's post-All-Star slump continued Saturday night in Salt Lake City as the Bucks fell to the Utah Jazz 75-82. It was Milwaukee's fourth loss in their last five games. The Bucks turned the ball over 23 times and shot under 40%. The Jazz actually matched each of those numbers, but managed a six-point advantaged at the free-throw line to help them get the win. Trey Burke was the star of the show for…
  • Bucks vs. Jazz Preview: Losers of 3 of 4, Milwaukee needs to get back on track in Salt Lake City

    Dan Sinclair
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:16 pm
    There was only supposed to be one tough game on this Western Conference road trip for the Milwaukee Bucks, but after blowing a fourth-quarter lead against the Los Angeles Lakers last night, the Bucks are looking a bit shaky. Milwaukee's offense was certain to hit a few bumps after swapping out Brandon Knight for Michael Carter-Williams, but the loss in LA was thanks in large part to a major defensive failing in the final period. The Jazz may be 13 games under .500, but they're a better team than the Lakers, with a roughly league-average offense that's capable of some big nights: Utah put…
  • Bucks vs. Lakers Final Score: Sorry Lakers become less sorry, blow out sorrier Bucks in fourth 101-93

    Frank Madden
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:37 pm
    This is how you don't want to start a road trip. The Milwaukee Bucks needed some serious clutch shooting from Brandon Knight and O.J. Mayo to beat the Lakers in overtime three weeks ago. Tonight they had neither of those guys, they couldn't shoot worth a lick, and they came away with a loss for their troubles. Kicking off a four-game Western swing against the league's fourth-worst team, the Bucks struggled early, recovered for a while and then were utterly obliterated in the fourth quarter, as the Lakers overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to wallop them 36-18 over the game's final 11…
  • Bucks vs. Lakers Preview: Milwaukee heads West looking for five straight wins over Lakers

    EricBuenning
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    The Bucks head West for a four-game road swing, with the first stop being in sunny Los Angeles where crazy things like wind chill don't exist. Imagine that. Milwaukee has won its last four games against the Lakers and will look to make it five tonight. Should they win, it would tie their current longest winning streak against any opponent, the Sixers being the other team. Speaking of (former) Sixers, Michael Carter-Williams and company will look to build on a strong debut against one of the league's worst defenses on Wednesday. The Lakers come into tonight with the league's second worst…
  • Bucks announce that "90's night" will take place March 28th vs. Warriors

    EricBuenning
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    We are excited. The Bucks announced today that they would be bringing back 90's night on March 28th, and oh boy does it sound exciting. Here's what's going down. -- First, the Bucks will play the Golden State Warriors, who are in the best team in the Western Conference and extremely fun to watch. -- If you are over 21 and are on of the first 10,000 fans there, you will receive this stylish Bucks beer mug. -- At halftime, Grammy Award-winning rap supergroup Naughty by Nature will perform. If you happen to be unfamiliar with them, I suggest you check out "Hip Hop Hooray" and "O.P.P" this…
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  • Warriors vs. Nets final score: Jarrett Jack hits game-winner in Brooklyn's 110-108 win

    Nate Parham
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    An exhausted Warriors squad ends their Eastern Conference road trip with a loss in Brooklyn. Jarrett Jack hit a jumper with 1.1 seconds left to lift the Brooklyn Nets to a 110-108 win over the Golden State Warriors, negating a spectacular fourth quarter by former teammate Stephen Curry. Curry scored 18 of his game-high tying 26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors fight their way back to a tie game with under a minute left. But a late turnover by Andrew Bogut set up an all-too-familiar #ISOJack possession for the game-winner. It was an unfortunate win to what started off as an…
  • Preview: Warriors @ Brooklyn; Wrapping up the Road Trip

    Jeff Cheal
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    The Warriors head to Brooklyn Monday night to finish up a tough stretch of games on the East Coast. Do they have anything left in the tank? Golden State Warriors (46-11) @ Brooklyn Nets (24-33) Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY 4:30 p.m. PST Radio: KNBR 680 AM | TV: CSN Bay Area Buddy Blog: Nets Daily The Warriors finally wrap up their East Coast adventure with a stop into Brooklyn, New York tonight to face the pesky Nets. Golden State has looked tired, streaky and tested over their six-game swing away from home. To many's surprise and relief they proven themselves with a…
  • Warriors vs. Celtics recap: Golden State overcomes 26-point deficit to win in Boston

    AndrewFlohr
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    After a sluggish first quarter the Warriors find their legs and escape Boston with a victory. Is it just me, or do Sunday NBA matinee's rarely disappoint? The Dubs defense missed the first act of Sunday's show, but eventually took center stage in the second half to help complete the biggest comeback victory in the Steve Kerr era. After giving up 38 points in the first quarter, the Warriors uncharacteristically continued to allow easy fast break buckets throughout the first half as the Celtics tallied 17 fast break points before the Dubs could record two of their own. Isaiah Thomas ended the…
  • Game Links #57: Golden State Warriors 106 @ Boston Celtics 101 - Never count the Warriors out, even with a 26pt deficit

    IQofaWarrior
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Poll Welcome to the Warriors roller coaster, where we take you down to a 26 pt deficit and bring you back up with a 5pt win. 41% Stephen Curry 102 votes 0% Klay Thompson 1 votes 5% Harrison Barnes 12 votes 10% Draymond Green 25 votes 0% Andrew Bogut 0 votes 2% Andre Iguodala 5 votes 3% Shaun Livingston 8 votes 1% David Lee 2 votes 0% Justin Holiday 1 votes 0% Leandro Barbosa 1 votes 1% Steve Kerr 2 votes 2% Down 26, I totally gave up on the Warriors. 6 votes 22% Down 26, I still believed in the Warriors! 54 votes 3% I don't need a roller coaster ride! 8 votes 4% We're done facing…
  • Warriors Overcome 26 Point Deficit to Beat Celtics

    AndrewFlohr
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:42 pm
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  • Weekend Recap: Nine Observations From The Bulls' Weekend Split

    Chris Terzic
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    In the weekend recap edition of The Re-Watch, we discuss Nikola Mirotic playing an awesome game, Doug McDermott actually playing for once, Tom Thibodeau not trusting players, and Kirk Hinrich submitting yet another glorious candidate for worst play of the year. It truly wouldn't be a Chicago Bulls season unless everybody on the roster is hurt at some point. Like, as soon as we learn Derrick Rose is expected to return this season, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson get hurt. Pau Gasol is sick. Kirk Hinrich is, well, hold onto to that thought. And in the biggest stunner of all, I once again was not…
  • Jimmy Butler out at least 3 weeks with elbow sprain

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    The good news is that Jimmy Butler's injured elbow doesn't require surgery. But it's still another significant injury for this team, as Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Butler will be out 3-4 weeks. The Bulls official release has called it a 'Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow', and sets the high-end of the recovery timetable to 6 weeks. The injury occurred early in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Clippers, as Butler's arm was crunched by a Deandre Jordan screen. It's a 'freak' injury that can happen at any time, I suppose, but…
  • Let Jimmy Be Harden: Why the Bulls should run their offense through Butler

    Kevin Ferrigan
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Point Noah is great and all, but with Derrick Rose out, the Bulls should run the offense through Jimmy Buckets. [OK, so this was written before Butler hurt himself in Saturday's game. If anything it underscores the loss it'd be if he's missing some time -yfbb] Since Derrick Rose has gone out with his newest knee injury, the Bulls have returned to last year's Joakim Noah centric offense. They should fight against that impulse to rely on the familiar, because this year Jimmy Butler has shown he can handle a much bigger role. In fact, even when Rose is back, it would serve the Bulls well to…
  • Clippers Too Much For Bulls as Butler Leaves With Elbow Injury

    Chris Terzic
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    A classic 'life without Derrick' game took place at the United Center on Sunday afternoon, but the worst news of all is that Jimmy Butler hurt his elbow. Once again, a Bulls player getting injured matters more than the actual outcome of the game itself. Jimmy Butler left in the third quarter with a left elbow strain, according to Bulls' PR. Afterwards, Thibodeau said it is likely a hyperextension and Butler will have an MRI tomorrow. Butler's already been dealing with a troublesome right shoulder and has had his left thumb wrapped for a considerable amount of time this season, so just…
  • Clippers come in for a Sunday nooner

    Easy Eis
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    [Thanks to Easy Eis for today's game preview -yfbb] What an unbelievably eventful (and unfortunate) week this turned out to be for the Bulls and Chicago sports in general. The Cubs began their ascent to the top of baseball by starting spring training, Patrick Kane shattered his clavicle, and the Bulls started their stretch to the playoffs with an embarrassing loss to Detroit, reassuring wins over Phoenix and Milwaukee, an ugly performance at home against Charlotte, and finally an even uglier win against Minnesota. But wait, there's more! Today, the 37-22 Chicago Bulls have the honor of…
 
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  • Frank Vogel earns Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honors

    Tom Lewis
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    The Pacers worked their way back into playoff contention in February and the league took notice to honor Frank Vogel for pointing his team in the right direction. Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel was named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for February. Vogel earned the honor after leading the Pacers to the Eastern Conference's best record in February at 7-2 (.778). The Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers twice and Golden State Warriors once as Vogel's overall win total put him on the top for NBA wins as a Pacers coach. The Pacers shot 47.2 percent from the field to lead the…
  • Pacers close out 76ers late with fourth quarter push

    Nathan S.
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Indiana held Philadelphia scoreless in the final 6:48 of action to build a sizable advantage, winning 94-74. Roy Hibbert had 14 points and 15 rebounds. An efficient first half, an ugly second half, and a late fourth quarter push summed up the Indiana Pacers and their 94-74 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite the final score indicating a blowout, it wasn't until the final minutes that Indiana put the game away, unable to shake the 76ers, who were as close as seven at the 6:48 of the fourth quarter, but the Pacers held Philadelphia scoreless to close the game on a 13-0 run. The Pacers were…
  • Pacers final score: Pacers pull away from Sixers 94-74

    Nathan S.
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Roy Hibbert had a double double to help Indiana top Philadelphia thanks to a 21-10 fourth quarter win. HIbbert had 14 points and 15 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers came together in the fourth quarter to pull away late from the Philadelphia 76ers to notch their eighth win in 10 games. The Pacers broke 40% shooting on their final shots in a game that was nothing if not sloppy. Indiana led by only nine heading into the fourth, but outscored Philadelphia 21-10 to win by 20. Indiana held Philadelphia to 28 second half points. George Hill led Indiana with 17 points, nearing a double double with nine…
  • Pacers close out Cavs behind George Hill's triple-double

    Nathan S.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    George Hill posted a 15-10-12 triple-double, the first of his career, to help Indiana to a 93-86 victory over the Cavaliers, who rested LeBron James. The Indiana Pacers found out earlier in the day that the Cleveland Cavaliers were going to be short Kyrie Irving for their matchup that evening to a shoulder strain, but found out much closer to game time that Cavaliers coach David Blatt opted to sit LeBron James for rest purposes. The Cavs being without their two All-Stars is worth noting, though having them didn't make much difference in the outcome of the last meeting between the two…
  • Pacers final score: Pacers defeat Cavs 93-86

    Nathan S.
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    George Hill put up his first career triple-double as Indiana held off a late push from Cleveland to clinch the victory. Hill had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists. George Hill came up with a triple-double as the Indiana Pacers grabbed a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland started hot, but Indiana positioned themselves with the second and third quarters, outscoring the Cavs 55-33. In the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers made a late 11-0 push to close the gap, but big plays late from Rodney Stuckey, David West, and Hill pushed Indiana into the win column. The Cavs were short Kyrie…
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  • Goran Dragic gets revenge as El Heat anquilan Los Suns 115-98

    Jim Coughenour
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Los Suns traveled to Miami with a chance to get away from its feckless fans and get healthy on the road, but it turns out the team's woes may not rest solely on the shoulders of an apathetic home crowd as they still got torched by El Heat. One had to expect the Suns would come out with a little more life after that roll over job against the Spurs Saturday night... especially after Markieff called out the fans for THEIR effort after the loss. They did. The energy turned to... frustration... turned to... anger... turned to... another blowout loss. After being as composed as a corpse in the…
  • Suns vs Heat: McDonough's Bet, Riley's Concession

    Alex Daniel
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Phoenix fans generally saw the Goran Dragic trade as a failure for the Suns, but could they have gotten the best player in the deal? Suns vs Heat tonight at 5:30 in the anticipated revenge game. Outsiders takes a look at some story lines. The 1975-1976 Phoenix Suns entered their season with a trio they felt could carry them deep into the NBA playoffs. Paul Westphal, Gar Heard, and 21 year old Alvan Adams were ready to take the franchise to new heights; the team would make it to the 1976 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics and fall in one of the greatest championship series of all time.
  • Preview: Phoenix Suns face Goran Dragic, Miami Heat

    Jim Coughenour
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    The schedule lines up felicitously for the Phoenix Suns as the team takes on former fan favorite Goran Dragic less than two weeks after he was traded to the Miami Heat. When: Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30 local time (7:30 EST) Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL Watch/Listen: TV: NBATV/Fox Sports Arizona  Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns | PointAfter Last Meeting: December 9, 2014 (at Phoenix) - Heat 103, Suns 97 Chris Bosh was electric for the Heat in this one, putting up 34 points (14-21 from the field) to go with 9 rebounds, four steals and four three…
  • Are the Morris twins part of the solution, or the problem?

    rollin j. mason
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Heading into the first of their four-year contracts in 2015/16, the Morris twins present as many questions as answers. The Phoenix Suns have been very good to the Morris twins. When Ryan McDonough was hired during the 2013 offseason, some major house-cleaning was inevitable. When a new general manager comes aboard to spearhead a rebuilding effort, they tend to start completely over with a new foundation consisting of "their guys". The Morris twins had definitely contributed to the awful stank of the 2012/13 season. Markieff clanged his way to a dreadful season in which he shot 40.7% from the…
  • The Madhouse - Week of 3/2/2015

    Mike Lisboa
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Madhouse is open for business.  Crazy week, huh?  The high of beating the Thunder, the low of that thing against the Spurs.  We lost Leonard Nimoy, Anthony Mason and Earl Lloyd and gained The Last Man on Earth. What are you talking about this week?
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  • Garnett’s return sparks carnival atmosphere

    Keith Allison
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    http://gty.im/110384986 One thing is for sure, Kevin Garnett is back in Minnesota and the Timberwolves fans are happy about it. Almost eight years after leaving Minnesota and moving to the Boston Celtics, Garnett took his career full circle by re-signing with the Timberwolves from the Brooklyn Nets on trade deadline day. If there had been any doubt of how the prodigal son’s return would be greeted by the Minnesota fans, those doubts were well and truly dismissed as the future Hall of Famer stepped back onto the court for his second debut at the Target Center. While this is a very…
  • Garnett Offers Wolves Youth a Chance at Similar Legacy

    wallyworld
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Back in the late 90’s, before I was legally allowed to drive an automobile, I would await a ride home from a small house in East Bloomington where I studied drums with an old man who was just shy of 5 feet tall. There, we would spend about an hour per week studying and writing jazz fills, learning odd time signatures, sight-reading snare drum solos, mastering rudiments and building technique. And of course, there were the obligatory things you learned from a non-relative who was five times your age that went beyond repetitions of flam drags and swiss triplets. The advice. The politics.
  • The Return of KG Brings Mixed Emotions

    wallyworld
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    You are well aware. Kevin Garnett is back. While the trade has not yet been reported by the Wolves in official capacity, the afternoon and morning have brought about a ton of chatter and debate on whether this is good move or a bad one. Trade deadline day is always a blast, and results in thousands of hours of lost professional productivity. Today was easily one of the most active ever. The way I see it, there are two ways to approach this, and both have been speaking loudly today and have caused this move to remain highly polarizing. The rational response will accurately state something…
  • Top tickets for Minnesota Timberwolves post-All-Star Break

    Dan Pizzuta
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves were in the national spotlight this past weekend with their 19-year-old rookie guard Zach LaVine, jumping and gliding through the air, effortlessly reviving life back into the NBA’s Slam Dunk contest. The 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft created a buzz for a team that had not received much attention during this season. The TWolves (11-42) have the second worst record in the NBA, but were expected to struggle after trading Kevin Love before the regular season began. But before the All-Star break, the 4th youngest team in the NBA is…
  • SeatSmart plans to get you into Timberwolves games for less money than any other exchange

    Dan Pizzuta
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When searching for tickets for the next sporting event, concert or any variety of entertainment events, you want to be sure you get the best price for the seats you want. Sites like StubHub and Vivid Seats make it easy to shop for tickets, but are you getting the best possible price? The answer, in many cases, is no. These secondary ticket marketplaces are sites most ticket consumers are probably familiar with. What shoppers may not be aware of is the fact that these sites apply 10-25% markups to tickets that could be found at a lower prices if purchased directly from the broker who is…
 
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  • The Wizards made the right decision in letting Trevor Ariza walk in free agency

    Umair Khan
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    In light of Washington's recent slump, there's been much made of the front office's decision to let Trevor Ariza walk in free agency, but it was still the right move. Washington's recent slide, coupled with Rasual Butler's nasty regression and Paul Pierce's slumping play has sparked some revisionist history from this fanbase in regards to the handling of Trevor Ariza's free agency. The short of it: The Wizards badly miss Ariza on both ends of the floor, and were wrong in letting him walk in free agency. This seems to overshadow the fact that the Wizards did offer Ariza a contract well…
  • Nene hates the Bulls. Let's help him hate every other team.

    Jake Whitacre
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    The Wizards and Bulls have had a fun rivalry over the past two seasons. Unlike other battles in the NBA, there appears to be some legitimately bad blood here. Yes, their battle in last year's playoffs was their most memorable battle, but there's been plenty of flareups in the regular season, and even the preseason to keep things interesting. Nene's the best personification of the change in intensity between when the Wizards play the Bulls and most other games. Usually Nene plays like an intense, but gentle giant. Against the Bulls, he turns into the Hulk, but with less retraint. Both of his…
  • Wizards stumble through week as #FireWittman hits fever pitch

    Bobby Steele
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    The Wizards were free falling in the Eastern Conference standings this week, and many fans were calling for Randy Wittman to be fired. He's still standing but how much longer will he survive? Plus, a look ahead to next week and our trending ups & downs in this edition of Sunday Summations. Before Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves there was a very real sense that Randy Wittman may be coaching his final game with the Washington Wizards. The Wizards were already on a 4-game losing streak which included 3 losses to potential play off teams in the East. There was a large section…
  • Wizards hold off furious comeback to beat Pistons 99-95 in Bradley Beal's return

    Jon Munshaw
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:32 pm
    The Wizards snapped their six game skid thanks to the return of Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce, but only after they held off a 21 point comeback from the Pistons. Friday night's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers was rock bottom for this season. Tears were (probably) shed. Shade was thrown at Randy Wittman and Ernie Grunfeld. Saturday's 99-95 win over the Pistons was by no means amazing, but at least it wasn't rock bottom. The Wizards did manage to lose a 21-point lead to a Spencer Dinwiddie-led lineup, but in the end, they made some pick shots in the final few minutes and had a huge security…
  • Wizards vs. Pistons: Washington snaps losing streak in 99-95 win over Detroit

    Albert Lee
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    The Wizards held off a late charge from the Pistons to snap their six game losing streak, thanks to a little help from the return of Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce. The Washington Wizards (33-26) play the Detroit Pistons (23-35) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Verizon Center. You can watch the game on CSN or listen to it on the radio at 99.1 FM. Saturday's game finishes a four game in five nights stretch, where Washington has gone 0-3 so far. The Wizards and Pistons have split the season series, 1-1. On November 12, 2014, the Wizards beat them 107-103 at Verizon Center. However, the Pistons had their way…
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  • Game 62: Mavs vs. Pelicans

    Earl K. Sneed
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Highlights: Mavs vs. Pelicans – 3/2/15Monta Ellis scores a game-high 20 points, Rajon Rondo adds 19 points and the Mavericks race past the Pelicans 102-93 on Monday night. The post Game 62: Mavs vs. Pelicans appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Game 61: Mavs vs. Nets

    Earl K. Sneed
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    Play of the Day: Monta EllisRajon Rondo finds Monta Ellis who makes the 360 reverse layup. The post Game 61: Mavs vs. Nets appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Rajon Rondo, Mavs look to move past suspension to focus on playoff push

    Earl K. Sneed
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Practice Report: Rajon RondoMavs G Rajon Rondo says everything is back to normal and that he's planning on playing his heart out to make a run at the playoffs. DALLAS — Returning to the practice court Friday, four-time All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was ready to put the circumstances that led to his one-game suspension behind him following a verbal exchange with Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. After an exchange of words on the court during the second half of Tuesday’s 99-92 win over Toronto, Rondo was suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team. And after…
  • Mavs, American Airlines Center partner to ‘ELEVATE’ customer service

    Earl K. Sneed
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    American Airlines Center Operating Company (COC), a joint venture between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi, has an ongoing commitment to its employees to exceed expectations and create memorable experiences together by uniting and empowering people. Part of this commitment includes ongoing training for staff as well as competitive pay. This month, all American Airlines Center staff, including part-time staff from concessions, housekeeping, customer service, food services and merchandise joined the staff from the Dallas Mavericks for Disney ELEVATE, a…
  • Mavs locking it down on the defensive end

    Bobby Karalla
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    Postgame: Dirk NowitzkiDespite being rudely interrupted by JJ Barea, Dirk Nowitzki weighs in on how good the Mavs’ defense has been lately, how much of a groove he’s been in offensively, Tuesday’s win over the Raptors and more. For many years, critics called this team the “Allas” Mavericks because they played no “D.” Well, if that’s the case, this team has all of a sudden become the DDDDDDallas Mavericks. Going back to Feb. 5, the day the Mavs beat the Kings on the road 101-78, Dallas boasts the No. 1 defense in the NBA. Their 93.8 defensive rating is tops…
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Prigioni Out, Alexy Shved (6’6″ 180) in

    knicksdefense
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    26 years old. Don’t know the terms of his contract but I would be surprised if it costs more than Pablo Prigioni’s.
  • We all knew it was coming: Amar’e Stoudemire has been bought out

    knicksdefense
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    He has a list of possible teams he could go to next, but I am more concerned with what this means for the Knicks going forward. We have gotten little value back for three guys’ departure thus far: Iman Shumpert, JR Smith (notice how well he’s playing now) and now Stoudemire is out and we couldn’t get anything back for him either. I remember when expiring large contracts used to be more desireable for other teams looking to get out from over the cap but how many teams these days are actually over the cap? So maybe Thanasis will be called up from Westchester now. I heard he…
  • Knicks Game Cancelled Due to Blizzard

    knicksdefense
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:27 pm
    In other news, the Knicks are talking to Galloway about a longer than 10-day contract. Hopefully, they can come to a happy agreement because Langston Galloway has been one of the bright spots for the Knicks this season. He’s had at least three spectacular dunks in just a few games, he rebounds well for a guard, can steal the ball and shows a competitive spirit on the court. I hope Phil Jackson doesn’t spurn him the way James Dolan spurned Jeremy Lin. Lin, by the way, isn’t playing much in LA these days, even with Kobe Bryant out for the season. So yeah, tonight we’re…
  • Two wins in a row brings us to… well, nevermind the record…

    knicksdefense
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    Carmelo Anthony was quoted after what I’ll call win two as standing against the tanking mentality. This as the weekend approaches with Duke coming into the building to play Saint John’s in the Garden in what could be coach K’s (I might never try to spell it) 1,000 career victory. Oh yeah, and this guy will be here: He’s available to any team that secures the top pick in the draft, assuming he doesn’t go play in China or anything crazy happens. But to talk of next year’s Knick rookie candidates completely undermines this year’s current crop of new…
  • New New York Knick: Langston Galloway

    knicksdefense
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Obviously the Knicks are the laughing stock of the NBA. I would be the first to tell you that J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert were not perfect as Knicks. Yet they have value as they both can contribute as starters on most teams. You don’t give up something for nothing. I don’t know about Phil Jackson as a GM. He seems like an asshole, just like I thought he was an asshole when he coached the Bulls and the Lakers. So here we go calling up d-league players, here is Langston Galloway:
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  • Suns Recap: Dragic Gets Revenge In Heated Contest

    Gerald Bourguet
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Had Brandon Knight and the Phoenix Suns been able to triumph over Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat, the headline could have practically written itself. Phoenix’s Knight In Shining Armor Slays... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What’s The Plan With Gerald Green?

    Gerald Bourguet
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Before the 2015 NBA Trade Deadline, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Phoenix Suns would be dealing away Gerald Green. His minutes had taken a sudden downturn, he’s set to be an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Quick Reaction: Raptors 114, Sixers 103

    Garrett Hinchey
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Toronto Raptors 114 FinalRecap | Box Score 103 Philadelphia 76ers Amir Johnson, PF 27 MIN | 2-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +4 +/-Tried his best to pull the Raptors’ team defence up by their socks in the first quarter, but couldn’t do much to stop the Sixers’ parade to the basket. He didn’t do anything poorly, per se, but just didn’t have the kind of impact you’d expect him to have in a game where he’s essentially playing Nerlens Noel and a bunch of undrafted projects. Kind of invisible. James Johnson, PF 19 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST…
  • Quotes – Kyle Lowry Ruled Out Tonight; Possible Extend Period on Sidelines

    Zarar Siddiqi
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Somewhat expected news here. Kyle Lowry will continue to rest and will not play against Philadelphia tonight. He’s possibly facing an extended period on the bench, as he recuperates from whatever it is that’s bothering him. Nothing specific has been pointed out, and it’s likely simply wear and tear, as he leads the Raptors in minutes played: Here are the quotes. On the decision to rest him: Coaches wanted me to get some rest and some time off and in the long run, this will help me and the team out. That’s what coaches and organization’s are for. They are looking…
  • Gameday: Raptors @ 76ers

    Kiyan Sobhani
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    In 2015, the Raptors have a losing record (13-14). What better way to get back up to .500 this year than a trip over to Philly? Yeah, the opening paragraph is in no way intended to comfort you. Actually, it’s probably worse than you initially thought.
  • How Can You Fix What You Didnt Understand in the First Place?

    Blake Murphy
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It took me a long time to get started when I sat down to write this. I knew the general tone of what I wanted to say, which is just something I’ve tweeted out a few times when the Toronto Raptors have struggled this year: When your success is based on an ethereal chemistry that can’t be described or quantified, it’s sudden disappearance is difficult to remedy. But I couldn’t get going. I toyed with the idea of writing an entire diatribe about the team’s recent struggles using lyrics from Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio and other bands of that ilk. I thought…
  • Raptors Weekly Podcast, March 2 – No Plan, No Gain

    Zarar Siddiqi
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    An 0-4 week serves as the backdrop of a podcast where DeMar DeRozan’s selfishness, Dwane Casey’s planning (or lack thereof) is front and center. Part 1: Knicks debacle Why is DeRozan playing such selfishness basketball? More evidence that the “defensive-minded coach” label doesn’t hold The timing of switching Patterson for Amir against the Warriors Tyler Hansbrough fighting, crowd cheering Warriors, Dallas, and Pelicans losses Part 2 (Twitter questions): Does the starting lineup matter? Is there a rationale behind different rules being applied…
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  • 2014-15 Big Ten Postseason Awards

    Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, the 2014-15 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Photo: Maryland Athletics. The Big Ten Conference announced the women’s basketball All-Conference teams and individual award winners on Monday. Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. was named Big Ten Player of the Year by the media, while Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell earned the honor from the conference coaches. Rutgers’ Syessence Davis collected Defensive Player of the Year recognition and Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty was tabbed Sixth Player of the Year. The Buckeyes’ Mitchell was honored as the unanimous Big Ten…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 02-27-2015

    Cheryl Coward
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Yesterday's results http://t.co/SmkUf8Q0o2 || Today's games: http://t.co/LYb2AMTgT8 || Today on TV: http://t.co/4oLZ2iUl05 #ncaaw -> Dishin & Swishin 2/26 Podcast: Maryland & Florida State roll with changes, eye top seeds (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/DYLpZUZ6W3 #ncaaw -> RT @CindyBrunsonAZ: ICYMI, #RIP Pioneer. RT @NBAcom Earl Lloyd, the 1st black player in the NBA has died at 86 http://t.co/HZGIil0die http:… -> Montana clinches share of Big Sky title http://t.co/g0vfnti0db #ncaaw -> Hawaii earns Big West regular season title after fending off Long Beach State…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 02-26-2015

    Cheryl Coward
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Yesterday's results: http://t.co/MyO9p8lHDz || Today's games: http://t.co/LYb2AMTgT8 || Today on TV: http://t.co/4oLZ2iUl05 #ncaaw -> RT @DishNSwish: New Dishin & Swishin podcast 3pmET on @hoopfeed 2day! Two segments First @CoachSueFSU talks @FSU_WBasketball then @BrendaFr… -> SEC women's basketball 2014-15 community service team http://t.co/1qX04jjXhK #ncaaw -> Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Basketball Teams http://t.co/TFcozird6V #ncaaw http://t.co/UfK10MeoQT -> SEC women's basketball salaries (Dallas Morning News)…
  • Dishin & Swishin 2/26/15 Podcast: Maryland & Florida State roll with the changes, eye top seeds

    David Siegel
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    Click to view slideshow. Coming into the 2014-15 women’s basketball season, both Maryland and Florida State faced the difficult question, who would replace their WNBA lottery pick stars, who they relied on so heavily last year? Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas summered in Connecticut with the Sun, while Florida State’s Natasha Howard was in Indiana with the Fever. For both Brenda Frese at Maryland and Sue Semrau at FSU, it came down to trust. Could they trust the returning talent to step up in various ways to replace the stars? For their respective teams, who would step up? FSU…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 02-25-2015

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    25 Feb 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Yesterday's results http://t.co/1t7GZVl8a3 || Today's games: http://t.co/LYb2AMTgT8 || Today on TV: http://t.co/4oLZ2iUl05 #ncaaw -> RT @WNBA: #WNBADraft 2015 presented by @StateFarm will be held on April 16, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn on ESPN2! http://t.co/… -> RT @WNBA: .@boostmobile WNBA All-Star 2015 will take place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Conn. on July 25 at 3:30pm/et on ABC! http://t.co/rCeMbQ… -> 2015 #WNBA Draft and July's All-Star Game details http://t.co/4repO4axO0 -> Cal, Stanford guards pace Bay Area women's basketball (San Jose…
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  • Tweet of the Night: Rudy Gobert reacts to scuffle between Hassan Whiteside and Alex Len

    James Park
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:37 pm
    With the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns both fighting for a playoff spot in their respective conferences, things got quite feisty during their contest on Monday. There were a total of three ejections, five technicals and two flagrant fouls during the game, and things truly boiled over in the third quarter when Alex Len and Hassan Whiteside went at each other. After Whiteside grabbed an offensive rebound off a Dwyane Wade miss and dunked over Len, the Miami Heat center came down and appeared to bring his right arm down on Len’s neck area. Not thrilled with the contact, Len shoved Whiteside…
  • Bernucca: Handicapping the Leastern Conference Turtle Race

    Chris Bernucca
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    We don’t blame you if you haven’t been paying attention to the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The West obviously has been far more interesting. While Golden State looks secure in the top spot, the next six teams are all playing better than .600 basketball and separated by just seven losses. And Oklahoma City, New Orleans and Phoenix – all vying for the eighth and final spot – are within two games of each other. The East? Well, the top six teams seem headed for the postseason, even with the recent stumbles by Toronto, Washington and Milwaukee. Then there…
  • Fantasy Spin: Warriors, Clippers Getting Weary

    Kent Williams
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Call them the Road Warriors. Stephen Curry $9800, Klay Thompson $7700 and Draymond Green $6800 are just 3-2 so far on this swing through the East. They fell behind the Celtics by 26 yesterday before rallying to win. Now they must play their fourth game in five nights. The Nets have had just one day to “recover” from their own long road trip — because of the all-star break, this is their first home game in over three weeks! While I’m not expecting either team to be at their sharpest, Brooklyn is more affordable. Deron Williams $6600 has been healthy and productive lately,…
  • Watch Out: Three teams ready to rise in March

    Guest Contributors
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    West Bromwich Albion have suffered a fairly disappointing opening half to the Premier League season which led to the dismissal of manager Alan Irvine who managed only 4 wins in his 19 games in charge. His inexperience as a manager prompted the clubs decision to hire tried and tested Tony Pulis. With the club hoping that his track record of never suffering relegation in his career will ensure their survival just as he did in the 2013/14 season at Crystal Palace. He was handed the reins with the club sitting bottom of the Premier League. Unbelievably Palace won 11 of their 24 league games under…
  • Sheridan: LeBron James was no MVP Sunday

    Chris Sheridan
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    There is a new King James, thanks to a bold and brash tweet by the Houston Rockets, and he is a guy who would NEVER miss eight free throws in a single game. Congratulations, James Harden. You have solidified your hold on the first-place spot in the MVP race in the mind of this voter and in the minds of other voters, and you now have six weeks to produce a finishing kick that holds off Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry and a guy in Ohio who missed the game-winning shot at the end of regulation and then two free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime with the Cavs trailing the Rockets by…
 
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  • CawCast - Episode 8 (Jaryd Wilson)

    JamesGSTV
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:10 pm
    The man behind the Atlanta Hawks twitter account Jaryd Wilson joins the CawCast! CawCast Episode 8 (recorded Sunday, March 1) is ready for your listening pleasure! This week we had Ben Mason, James Braswell, and Tony Papadopoulos from CawCast. The man behind the Atlanta Hawks twitter account Jaryd Wilson joined us as our guest. Be sure to get your listen on here: Be sure to subscribe to our iTunes channel as well! We are all on Twitter, so be sure to follow the CawCast Crew: Ben Mason: Follow @benji812 Tony Papadopoulos: Follow @Whos_Your_Papa James Braswell: Follow @JamesGSTV…
  • James Harden suspended for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks

    Kris Willis
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    The Atlanta Hawks won't have to face James Harden on Tuesday after he was suspended one game by the NBA for kicking Cleveland's LeBron James. The Atlanta Hawks won't have to worry about MVP candidate James Harden on Tuesday after he was suspended by the NBA for one game for kicking LeBron James in Sunday's game against the Cavaliers. BREAKING: James Harden suspended one game for kicking LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/ZeSKYMasso — NBA TV (@NBATV) March 2, 2015 Harden finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and five assists in Sunday's 105-103 win by the Rockets over the Cavs. Harden finished…
  • Phil Naessens Show: Previewing the week ahead for the Atlanta Hawks

    Kris Willis
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    On today's episode of The Phil Naessens Show, Phil and I discuss injuries and take a look at the week ahead for the Atlanta Hawks including the big match ups against the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. You should certainly give the entire show a listen but my segment begins at about the 44 minute mark if you want to skip ahead.
  • 2015 NBA Power Rankings: Who is No. 1?

    J. Lane
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    The Atlanta Hawks return to the top spot in this week's Peachtree Hoops Power Rankings. 1.       Atlanta Hawks: None of the wins this week have been pretty, but they are getting wins. 2.      Golden State Warriors: The Warriors have looked great all season and still have the best record in the NBA by a game.  Unfortunately they did manage to lose a game this week where as the best team in the East went undefeated. 3.      Houston Rockets: Somehow James Harden is keeping this team together and squeaking out…
  • Mike Muscala crashes boards in return to Fort Wayne

    Brad Rowland
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Atlanta Hawks big man Mike Muscala made the most of an assignment to Fort Wayne on Sunday evening. Just hours after blocking four shots in 16 minutes as the Atlanta Hawks downed the Miami Heat, second-year big man Mike Muscala took the floor in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Sunday evening. Muscala saw 30 minutes of court action as the Mad Ants fell to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and he was reasonably productive. While "Moose" was just 2 of 8 from the floor on the night, he knocked down his only three-point attempt while snatching eight rebounds and scoring five points. While Muscala ranked just fifth…
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  • What's up with Tony Parker: the 66% Theory

    J.R. Wilco
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It's always a pleasure to chat with Phil and this week we talk about how Tony Parker's play this season reminds me of playing basketball with my father in my youth. Phil also talks Toronto Blue Jays MLB baseball with Rush Olson, NFL Football with Joe Mullinax, Fantasy Basketball with Alex Rikleen and Atlanta Hawks NBA hoops with Kris Willis. You can download the episode here, or listen to it using the player below
  • Spurs Power Rankings Week 18: Shaking off those Rodeo Blues

    BrunoPassos
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    After posting the first losing record in Rodeo Road Trip history, the Spurs will play their first games in the Alamo City in almost a month. Looking back on previous Rodeo Road Trips would lead us to think 2015's would be another mechanical thumping of teams on their home turf -- the pivotal Hollywood moment we were all hoping for. Something like this maybe. But even after closing with two wins, the team's annual promenade across the country will still go down as the worst since the team began doing them in 2003, leaving the lasting image looking more like: Unfortunately, crushing…
  • Jeff Ayres and the emotional plight of the fringe player

    Michael Erler
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    The curse of being ridiculously good at your job and still not good enough. You probably didn't notice Jeff Ayres falling apart in front of 20,000 people the other night. I certainly didn't. I was paying the bill at a bar, having mentally checked out of the Spurs blowout win at Phoenix well before Gregg Popovich inserted Ayers into the game at the start of the fourth quarter. San Antonio was up 75-41 after the third quarter, a rare comfortable lead in a season filled with tight wins and bad losses. For once, Ayres was going to get a good chunk of playing time, a whole quarter to show his…
  • Rehash: Parting gifts from the Rodeo Road Trip

    Stephen Shepperd
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    The Spurs finished off the worst RRT ever with a blowout win over the Suns that was almost enough to make us forget about the previous eight games. For a Rodeo Road Trip that showed us some season-low effort and performances by the Spurs, and seemingly took the entire month of February to do so, it sure sent us home with a pat on the butt and a wink. It would've been easy the easy thing to do for the Spurs to limp out of a late victory against the Boogie-less Kings into a back-to-back against the Suns, who were coming off of a impressive win over the Thunder -- despite Russell Westbrook doing…
  • Study Hall: Spurs black out the Suns with oppressive defense

    BrettJones
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    The Spurs still couldn't hit a three to save their lives, but got tons of good looks around the basket and held the Suns to a 24 point first half to earn an exceedingly comfortable victory. Spurs 101, Suns 74 - Feb 28, '15 This one was not very competitive for very long. The Spurs jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead, not because their offense was particularly awesome, but because the hapless Suns simply could not buy a bucket. That lead quickly expanded to 11 by the end of the 1st, and continued to grow to  whopping 27 point halftime margin, with the Suns only managing 24 points in the first…
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    Pro Bball Report

  • New Orleans Pelicans Don’t Need Anthony Davis To Win

    Freelance Writer
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    When it comes to playing the Toronto Raptors, it seems that the New Orleans Pelicans don't need their All-Star power forward Anthony Davis to win.
  • Inconsistency Hurts The Toronto Raptors

    Freelance Writer
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    If you want to get into Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey's doghouse, not being ready to play when its time to start the game will do it. “When you don’t come out in this league ready to play mentally and physically, I don’t care who you are, you are going to get your behind handed to you,” Casey said.
  • Pro Bball Report Week in Review 02/22/15

    Stephen Brotherston
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    On Pro Bball Report last week: Raptors own Atlanta, Chilly reception for Bruno Caboclo, Patrick Patterson is the answer, Ujiri's $1 Billion Raptors, NBA Trade deadline, player buyouts and more.
  • Raptors Return To Atlanta To Show Who’s The Boss

    Freelance Writer
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    If you are a Toronto Raptors fan you have to love Friday night's 105-80 beat down of the Eastern Conference leading Hawks right in Atlanta. The victory gave Toronto a 3-1 win in the season series. Sweet Lou Williams reminded his old team that they made a mistake by trading him to Toronto as he hit a career-high 7 three-point shots.
  • Mad Ants Give Raptors Bruno Caboclo A Few Minutes

    Stephen Brotherston
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    Toronto Raptors Bruno Caboclo didn’t disappoint in 10.5 minutes with the Mad Ants. In the first half he blocked Thanasis Antetokoupnmpo (older brother of the Bucks Giannis, ‘The Greek Freak’) and grabbed the board. At least he got to play a bit in this game. Canadian Jordan Bachynski played backup center for the Knicks, and in just 14.9 minutes, he led his team in scoring.
 
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  • NBA Games of the Week: March 2nd-6th, 2015

    Joey
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Each and every week, we’ll look at the top NBA games of the week breaking them down. The best game happening on each week night will be selected with reasoning as to why you should keep an eye on it. Monday: Phoenix Suns @ Miami Heat (7:30 PM EST, NBA TV) Phoenix Suns @ Miami Heat Can you say revenge game? The marriage between Goran Dragic and the Phoenix Suns ended over a week ago as Dragic requested to be traded with one of his interests, the Miami Heat acquiring him. Dragic was clearly frustrated and upset with the Suns having him play with two other starting quality point guards in Eric…
  • Chris Bosh Released From Hospital

    Joey
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Chris Bosh was released from the hospital. In some good news today, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was released from a Florida hospital after blood clots were found on one of his lungs. ESPN reported Bosh had been in the hospital for over a week to undergo monitoring of the serious situation as he’s already been ruled out for at least the remainder of the season. Being released from the hospital is a major step in the right direction for Bosh’s progress and the all-star is very happy to be in his own home again. No word yet on when Bosh can attend games again.   The post Chris…
  • Russell Westbrook Out For A Week After Facial Surgery

    Joey
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Russell Westbrook will miss the next week. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will be out for the next week after undergoing a successful facial surgery. ESPN reports Westbrook suffered an injury at the end of Friday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and had the procedure to address the zygomatic arch bone of his right cheek. Westbrook will re-evaluated in a week and has been on an absolute tear as of late averaging 31.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists in February, including triple double performances in the last three games. Adrian Wojnarowski stated this is…
  • Darren Collison To Have Surgery, Out At Least Another Month

    Joey
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Darren Collison will undergo surgery next week. The Sacramento Kings will be without starting point guard Darren Collison for at least another month following surgery. ESPN reports Collison will undergo surgery at some point next week to repair a “core muscle injury” after he has missed the last seven games. There’s a chance he will not able to return this season. The injury occurred on February 5th when the Kings faced the Dallas Mavericks in which Sacramento called it a strained right hip flexor . Collison has been having a career year averaging 16.1 points, 5.6 assists…
  • LeBron James Dominates, Cavs Top Warriors

    Joey
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:58 pm
    LeBron James leads Cleveland to a big win. In a showdown between two of the best teams in the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 110-99 behind a great LeBron James performance. The 4 time MVP delivered a MVP level performance with 42 points on 60% shooting, along with 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Golden State’s back court struggled throughout the night as all-stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to shoot 10 for 30 from the field. Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love contributed 16 points and 8 rebounds. Cleveland has now won 18 out…
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    OneBasketball

  • 365 Things I’ve Learned Recently About Basketball Coaching and Training

    Tammer Farid
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
      You learn something new everyday.  I take this old adage very literally and aim to write something down that I profoundly learned every single day of the year. The things I learned originate from my daily experience on the practice floor or the weight room, from books or articles I read, or from just random  conversations I had. This post is my way of sharing what I have learned about basketball coaching and training, general coaching, and athletic development in hopes that you too become more aware of how important it is to learn something new everyday in whatever field you are…
  • Basketball Film Study – Volume 3

    Tammer Farid
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This week’s Basketball Film Study features clips on: Closeouts Tactics to defeat the auto-rotate defense scheme Lob play from BLOB set 35 seconds of great defensive activity Finishing vs shot blockers Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Enjoy. Basketball Film Study – Volume 3   The post Basketball Film Study – Volume 3 appeared first on OneBasketball.
  • “This Is Fun”: 25 Moments Of Pure Enjoyment In Basketball

    Tammer Farid
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Over the course of the last month, I have found myself saying one phrase over and over again.  “This is fun.”  I’ve said it to my fellow coaches during an intense practice segment.  I’ve said it to my players during a tight game.  I’ve said it to a referee during a timeout of a heated conference battle.  I’ve said it to myself as I spoke in front of fifty kids at a coaching clinic.  We hear it all the time, that basketball should be fun. That the most important thing is to have fun. That in life if you enjoy what you are doing  you are more prone…
  • Basketball Film Study – Volume 2

    Tammer Farid
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    This week’s Basketball Film Study features clips on defensive wallups, duckins, static 1on1 play and more. Please leave your thoughts below. Enjoy.   Basketball Film Study – Volume 2     The post Basketball Film Study – Volume 2 appeared first on OneBasketball.
  • Basketball Film Study – Volume 1

    Tammer Farid
    29 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Breaking down some of the best moments from the past week’s games in our weekly feature called Basketball Film Study.  Basketball highlights for basketball junkies. Please leave your thoughts below. Enjoy. The Daily Basketball Fix – Volume 1 The post Basketball Film Study – Volume 1 appeared first on OneBasketball.
 
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  • Detroit Pistons: Evaluating the Reggie Jackson Trade

    Rakesh Bi
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Free agency always comes with surprises. This year’s was no exception. In a three-team trade that has proven to be one of the more shocking moves of the 2015, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson was traded to the Detroit Pistons. According to ESPN.com, Enes Kanter and Steve Novak also parted ways with their previous team, the Utah Jazz, to play with the Thunder. While the Pistons may have received Jackson, one of the biggest names in the deal, they must say farewell to both point guard D. J. Augustin and small forward Kyle Singler. The Jazz are set to receive Kendrick…
  • Exclusive Interview with Anthony Morrow, Oklahoma City’s Sharpshooter

    Rakesh Bi
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    Anthony Morrow, shooting guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been with six different NBA teams since leaving Georgia Tech in 2008. A wild ride when you consider that he is in the “top three-point shooter in the league” conversation. Since arriving in OKC, Anthony has repeatedly been proving himself one of the best marksmen the franchise has had since being reincarnated. However, early injuries put the team in uncharted territory in 2014, forcing them to fight for a spot in the playoffs rather than trying to defend one. With his team constantly making the headlines this year,…
  • 2015 All-Star Saturday Night Predictions

    Harish Rajan
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    On one of the most anticipated nights of all-star weekend, there is undoubtedly a huge show in store for us fans. But what should we expect? Here, I will make my predictions for the all-star Saturday night events. Be sure to cast a vote as to who you think the winners will be! The post 2015 All-Star Saturday Night Predictions appeared first on The League News.
  • George Karl Set to Become Kings Head Coach

    Rakesh Bi
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    It was announced on Thursday that George Karl will become the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings. After the All-Star break, he will take part in a news conference held by the Kings, in which he is expected to finalize his decision. Karl agreed to a five-year, $14.5 million deal on Thursday, according to Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski. For the second half of the 2014–15 season, it is also reported that he will earn $1.25 million. It has been several months since NBA teams began to seriously approach Karl in an attempt to claim him as their head coach. We saw the Los Angeles…
  • Exclusive Interview with Stephane Lasme, Premier Euroleague Defender

    Rakesh Bi
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    If you’ve heard his name, it’s likely that you did during his productive years in the NBA Development League. Or perhaps it reached you when he signed contracts with the Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors back in 2008. But what the average NBA fan may not realize is that Stephane Lasme, at the moment, isn’t just playing—but thriving—in European competition. Since starting basketball in his teens, Stephane has developed into one of the best defenders and shot-blockers in the game and has been put side-to-side with the likes of Marcus Camby in the past. It seemed like he…
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    Hoops Junction

  • James Harden Leads the Rockets to Victory

    Vladimir Dessources
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    James Harden had an epic battle with Lebron James  as he led the Houston Rockets to a 105-103 victory over the Cavaliers in overtime. The game was filled with a great deal of intensity and animosity at times. It felt as if we were watching a game from the early 90’s. There were a lot of elbows being thrown around and a lot of trash talking. At one point James Harden even kicked Lebron James in the groin. Comparing the two MVP candidates  it was clear that although Lebron James scored more points than Harden , the “Beard” clearly played a better game. James Harden played…
  • Referendum on Referees Coming Soon

    Vladimir Dessources
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    The NBA recently announced that they will be releasing if the calls by referees were correct in the final 2 minutes of games starting  March 2nd. As we all know the referees have been under great scrutiny and have been watched carefully for bad calls. The NBA has noticed several discrepancies with the calls down the stretch and  want to alleviate all doubt of collusion. Adam Silver and his cohorts no longer want people to think the NBA is rigged when it comes to how referees ref. Owner of the Dallas Mavericks  Mark Cuban has often said that the biggest problem with the NBA is everything is…
  • Anthony Mason Passes Away

    Vladimir Dessources
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Anthony Mason who suffered a massive heart attack earlier this month passed away at the age of 48 due to complications.  During his 13 year career Anthony Mason was well known for his heroics for the  New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1994. In 1995 Mason was named the 6th man of the year with his fearless play on the court. For all New Yorkers and fans of Anthony Mason it feels like a member of the family died this morning.  Anthony Mason had so much passion for the game and played it with the high intensity. The “Mase” man  embodied the spirit of New…
  • King James Puts Up 42 Cavs Beat Warriors

    Vladimir Dessources
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
        Lebron James is showing that It feels good to be the King. Lebron James put on a show as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 110-99. It was a game marked by  a great deal of whistles by the referees, but even better play by King James. Lebron scored his  season high 42 points on 15-25 shooting and he added 11 rebounds and 5 assists.  Lebron played a game truly fit for a king, as no one on the Warriors could stop him. The King was extremely hard to guard due to the fact he was reeking havoc all over the court.  Not only was Lebron attacking the …
  • Sanders Answers Million Dollar Question

    Vladimir Dessources
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Larry Sanders had much to explain when he decided to end his 4  year career in the NBA Abruptly. Larry Sanders was a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks.  This year Sanders averaged 7 points and 6 rebounds per game . Often times Sanders took personal leaves to deal with some stressful situations. Apparently Sanders was suffering from depression and anxiety. Sanders had to check himself into a facility in order to get help. When he was undergoing treatment he came up with the epiphany the NBA was not for him. Larry Sanders Interview Larry Sanders interview is quite complex and you can dissect it…
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  • 2015 All-Star Weekend: Day 3

    Toni George
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:57 am
    The last day of the 2015 All-Star Weekend was truly historic. The 64th All-Star Game was an offensive showcase that changed the league forever in terms of intensity and long-range accuracy. Two scoring records were broken on Sunday: - Total combined points scored in an All-Star Game (321); - Most combined three-points shots made (48). In the end, the West beat the East, 163 – 158. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was the MVP of the game with 41 points and 5 rebounds. In the first half, Russ scored 27 points, a new NBA All-Star record.
  • 2015 All-Star Weekend: Day 2

    Toni George
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:41 am
    The second day of the 2015 All-Star Weekend was all about contests. In the first event of the night – the Shooting Stars – Team Bosh made some NBA All-Star history winning back-to-back-to-back contests. Team Westbrook couldn’t stop them as they failed to get a shot off in time. In the Skills Challenge, underdog Patrick Beverley upset his competition and took down the trophy, defeating Jeff Teague and Brandon Knight in the process. In probably the Main Event of the All-Star Saturday Night, Stephen Curry shot the lights out of the Barclays Center and won the Three-Point…
  • 2015 All-Star Weekend: Day 1

    Toni George
    14 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    The first day of the 2015 All-Star Weekend was dominated by the non-Americans. They took New York by storm and silenced the young US basketball players with a win in the Rising Stars Challenge, 121 – 112. Canadian Andrew Wiggins was the MVP with 22 points (8/11 FG), 6 rebounds and 4 assists; his teammate, Rudy Gobert had a double-double – 18 points and 12 boards. The defeated US team was led by Dunk Contest participants Victor Oladipo and Zach LaVine on the floor; both had 22 points warming up for the upcoming All-Star Saturday Night.
  • 10 Things You Should Know About the 2015 All-Star Weekend

    Tim Merrick
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The All-Star Weekend has finally arrived. Before plunging into the action, let’s take a look at what this event is all about this year. Are you ready? Get set…Let’s GO! 1. This year’s All-Star Weekend will be organized by the one and only New York City and by two NBA teams – the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. Barclays Center will be the center-stage of the basketball world on Friday – All-Star Celebrity Games and the Rising Stars Challenge – and on Saturday – the Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point and Slam Dunk Contest. The Madison Square Garden will host the 64th…
  • Who Moved Gregg Popovich’s Cheese?

    Toni George
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:59 am
    This basketball story is about change. Like any elite, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich knows when and how to adapt. He knew it all along… 17 years ago, arguably one of the best motivational books in history hit the shelves changing the business landscape forever. Since then, “Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life” by Spencer Johnson has sold millions and millions of copies worldwide and has become a real model on how to embrace change. The story is short and simple: it’s about four characters – two mice and two little people – who live in…
 
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    MFST

  • AJ Cann draft profile

    Dan Schalk
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    AJ Cann- Guard- South Carolina Size: 6’3 313lbs   Good leverage Thick frame/wide base Strong Experienced- 4 year starter Drive blocker in run game Good inside hand placement Analysis: AJ Cann is a solid guard prospect who comes off the ball low, winning most […] The post AJ Cann draft profile appeared first on MFST.
  • Malcom Brown draft profile

    Dan Schalk
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
     Malcom Brown- Defensive Tackle- Texas Size: 6’2 320lbs Strengths: Athletic- deceiving quickness Improved every game Good read-and-react defender- diagnoses plays quickly Quick hands Analysis: Brown came on strong in 2014, and improved drastically through out his career as a Longhorn.  Brown is athletic and […] The post Malcom Brown draft profile appeared first on MFST.
  • PJ Williams draft profile

    Dan Schalk
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    PJ Williams- Cornerback- Florida State Size: 6’0 196lbs Strengths: Good size Can play press coverage Long arms Outstanding ball skills Decent speed Sound tackler Analysis: PJ Williams is a solid cornerback prospect with great size.  His long arms allow him to re-route receivers off […] The post PJ Williams draft profile appeared first on MFST.
  • TJ Yeldon draft profile

    Dan Schalk
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    TJ Yeldon- Running Back- Alabama Size: 6’1 226lbs Strengths: Good size Quick feet One-cut and go back Makes tacklers miss Decent hands Analysis: Yeldon was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school, eventually signing his letter of intent with Nick Saban and […] The post TJ Yeldon draft profile appeared first on MFST.
  • Phillip Dorsett draft profile

    Dan Schalk
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Phillip Dorsett-Wide Receiver- Miami (FL) Size:5’10 185lbs Strengths: Elite speed Great acceleration 50% of catches went 25+ yards Good body control Special teams Analysis: Dorsett is the fastest receiver in the draft.  If your team is lacking speed, and you want said team to […] The post Phillip Dorsett draft profile appeared first on MFST.
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    American Sports - The Niche Cache

  • Fast Break Playoff Report #2: Grand Final Bound…

    Nick Robinson
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Morne de Klerk/Getty Adelaide 36ers 83-94 NZ BreakersThere it is. The Breakers qualify for the finals just a year removed from missing the playoffs altogether – and two years removed from their last championship.After a massively impressive win at Vector, NZB travelled to Adelaide just a win away from a shot at glory. It was a predictably tougher game, Jamar Wilson once again putting up one hell of a fight (he had 23 points, 4 assists and 4 steals) but the kiwi side ground it out in the end, leading comfortably throughout the entire second half.This was an Adelaide team with 10 consecutive…
  • Fast Break Playoff Report #1: Take That 10 Game Win Streak & Shove It!

    Nick Robinson
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:50 pm
    NZ Breakers on FB NZ Breakers 111-82 Adelaide 36ersThey say the Breakers are a team that peaks for the playoffs. Burgeoning cliché or not, it’s hard to argue after watching an absolute mauling of a team that had won 10 games in a row to that point. Countdown to a quick-draw conclusion… 3, 2, 1… that was one of the best wins in the team’s history.BREAKERS WIN 111-82, STAND UP #breakernation— New Zealand Breakers (@NZBreakers) February 26, 2015  I mean, talk about emphatic! Mika Vukona scored the first bucket of the game after an offensive rebound and they held the lead from…
  • The Dugout – February 25

    Nick Robinson
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:08 pm
    NBA Players, We Got NBA Players, Who Wants ‘Em?So the NBA trade deadline passed, and lots of stuff happened. It was a serious thing, so many teams went hard at trades and for the most part it looks like most of them came out as better sides too.The Phoenix Suns are the obvious exception. They gave up more than they got back in downgrading point guards from Goran Dragic to Brandon Knight. A pretty sure sign that they don’t back themselves to hold onto the eighth seed (heck, they’ve already lost it since Deadline Day).#HEATnation what you think? Looks good to me...
  • Fast Break Report #28: So What? It Didn’t Even Matter

    Nick Robinson
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
    (Simon Watts/Getty) NZ Breakers 77-81 Cairns TaipansEh, whatever. The Breakers either had to win this game by 26 points or it meant nothing. It took about half way through the second quarter before it was obvious that there was no way that was happening. Write it off, the real stuff starts this Thursday!But first. It was the Scottie Wilbekin show at Vector. The guy’s done it before and he’ll do it again, he scored 25 points to lead Perth to a tight win, albeit one in which they held the lead for the entire fourth quarter. The Breakers powered home to end the first quarter, it was tied at…
  • The NBA Trade Deadline: Wait, What Just Happened?

    Nick Robinson
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:18 pm
    It was like a Hollywood blockbuster, with stuff exploding all over the place, characters fighting for attention, getting shot and shooting, dropped from the investigation, booted from the team, getting big breaks and busting the case. It was the NBA Trade Deadline, and it was crazy.Aaaaaand time! Put your pencils down! #NBATradeDeadline— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 19, 2015 There were two big names that we knew were moving. Goran Dragic and Reggie Jackson had both asked for trades, both were upset with their roles on their respective teams. Dragic had signed a four year…
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    Slam Dunk Zone

  • NBA Suspends James Harden for Kicking LeBron James

    Jared Kungle
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    James Harden has been suspended one game without pay due to kicking LeBron James during the 105-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. In this game, James Harden seemed to outplay the four-time MVP, finishing with 33 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. This is compared to LeBron James’ 37 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals. Although these stats are great, the Rockets seemed to get into James’ head, shooting 15-35 from the field, and 3-11 from the free-throw line. Not only did LeBron shoot poorly, but he was involved in multiple…
  • Jose Calderon Out With Strained Achilles

    Chris Priczak
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    The New York Knicks have announced that guard Jose Calderon will miss two weeks with a strained Achilles. The injury occurred in a 115-94 loss last Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. Since last Wednesday, Calderon has been in a walking boot. The veteran point is in the second year of a four-year, $28 million contract. Jose Calderon was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks, along with Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert and two 2014 second round picks (Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo), in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton. According to the New York…
  • This Day in NBA History

    Chris Priczak
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    On this date in NBA history, the most infamous scoring game happen: the 100 point game. One of the greatest scorers in NBA history, Wilt Chamberlin scored 100 points against the New York Knicks.  The photo infamous for this game is Chamberlin holding up a sheet of paper with “100” on it. Wilt Chamberlin was drafted to the Philadelphia Warriors, now Philadelphia 76ers, in 1959. The moment the Chamberlin entered the league, he started breaking records. There should be two kinds of record books in the NBA, the NBA record book and the Wilt Chamberlin record book. In his first…
  • Jimmy Butler Will Miss 3-4 Weeks

    Efrain Ramos
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Chicago Bulls guard/forward, Jimmy Butler, will not require surgery for his elbow sprain, but he will miss three to four weeks. This is devastating news to the Bulls organization as just one week ago, we learned that Derrick Rose will be missing four to six weeks with his meniscus injury. Currently, the Bulls are third in the Eastern Conference, and with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards close behind, it appears that they could fall down as far as the fifth seed due to these injuries. Considering the lack of power in the…
  • Matt Barnes Vents Frustration With The NBA

    Eddy Saar
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Matt Barnes, the outspoken Los Angeles Clippers star had this to say on Twitter following the LeBron James and James Harden scuffle: BY THE WAY I GET FINNED 25k 4 KICKING A GATORADE CUP… LET ME KICK LEBON & THE @NBA WOULD TRY & PUT ME IN JAIL. #Bull$h!t — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) March 1, 2015 This is not the first time he has ranted on Twitter over his fines. These tweets took place after Barnes was fined for trash talking Suns owner Robert Sarver during a game: Responding to an OWNER who cussed at me first.. 50,000 dollars for that?? Come on now! — Matt Barnes…
 
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