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  • Al Horford Visits Students at Parkside Elementary School

    Atlanta Hawks
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford celebrated the healthy living environment created at Parkside Elementary Scho
  • Durant leaves game with ankle injury News
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant sat out the second half of a 114-109 loss at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night after spraining his right ankle.
  • Rajon Rondo Traded By the Celtics to Dallas

    Marcel Mutoni
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Well, that escalated quickly. Less than a day after rumors began circulating that Dallas and Boston were discussing a possible trade for All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo, the deal is now more or less complete according to multiple reports. The Celtics will take back Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round draft pick and a future second-rounder in exchange for their long-time floor general. Per Yahoo! Sports: Rondo has made it clear to the Mavericks that he’s willing to sign a contract extension this summer, league sources said. He’ll become an unrestricted…
  • Behold, The Air Jordan 11 Retro “Bred” Backpack

    Slam Dunk Central
    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.
  • Durant sprains ankle in career-best first half - NBA
    Royce Young
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:47 am
    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant said he is going to take things "a day at a time" after suffering a mild right ankle sprain in Thursday night's 114-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
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  • Durant leaves game with ankle injury

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant sat out the second half of a 114-109 loss at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night after spraining his right ankle.
  • Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.
  • Warriors' Bogut (right knee) out indefinitely

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Just as they have the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors will have to get by without center Andrew Bogut for an undetermined amount of time.
  • Mavericks acquire Rajon Rondo

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:23 pm
    The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo and center Dwight Powell from the Boston Celtics in exchange for center Brandan Wright, forward Jae Crowder, guard Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first round pick and a 2016 second round pick.
  • Illness keeps Rose sidelined

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Bulls guard Derrick Rose will miss Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks because of an illness.
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  • Rajon Rondo Traded By the Celtics to Dallas

    Marcel Mutoni
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Well, that escalated quickly. Less than a day after rumors began circulating that Dallas and Boston were discussing a possible trade for All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo, the deal is now more or less complete according to multiple reports. The Celtics will take back Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round draft pick and a future second-rounder in exchange for their long-time floor general. Per Yahoo! Sports: Rondo has made it clear to the Mavericks that he’s willing to sign a contract extension this summer, league sources said. He’ll become an unrestricted…
  • 1st Annual LeBron James Classic Slated for this Weekend

    SLAM Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Announcement from our friends at Scholastics Play By Play Classics below:  The inaugural LeBron James Classic takes place at The LeBron James Arena on the campus of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (STVM) on December 20th and 21st, featuring the top teams and players from national and local schools.   This event promises to be one of the nation’s best showcase events, in just its first year of existence. Host school, STVM plays national stalwart St. Benedict’s on Saturday and a long awaited meeting with Jackson High School on Sunday. STVM is a 6-time boy’s basketball Ohio…
  • Scouting Report on Top International Prospect Mario Hezonja

    SLAM Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    by Carl Berman/NetScouts Basketball   Mario Hezonja’s name has been on our radar at NetScouts Basketball since we saw him star in three youth basketball tournaments in Europe in 2011. Now the 6-8 Croatian is on NBA scouts’ short list of possible lottery selections in the 2015 NBA Draft. Hezonja shined in 2011 at the Nike International Junior Tournament (NIJT) where he led his team to the title, averaging 21.0 points and 7.8 rebounds over four games. That same summer he led Croatia to the gold medal at the U16 European Championships in the Czech Republic with similar numbers of…
  • Barack Obama Compliments LeBron James for Wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt

    Marcel Mutoni
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    U.S. President Barack Obama enjoyed the social consciousness shown by NBA players such as LeBron James, in light of recent high-profile events. Obama and his wife Michelle gave a candid interview to People, discussing their own struggles with racism. Per ABC: “Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs,” Michelle Obama told the magazine. […] “There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car…
  • On The Trail

    Brendan Bowers
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Kevin Love led Lake Oswego High School to the 2006 Oregon state championship by averaging 28 points, 16.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior. In the title game, against a South Medford team paced by current Detroit Pistons forward Kyle Singler, Love totaled 24 points and 9 rebounds to secure victory. During that same year, another area hoops icon named Terrell Brandon was being inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. He had once guided Grant High in Portland to the same game nearly 20 years earlier. “We’re both from Oregon, we both played for the Timberwolves, and now we’ve…
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  • Behold, The Air Jordan 11 Retro “Bred” Backpack

    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.
  • Reebok Announces New Partnership With Kendrick Lamar

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    The brand committed to continuously pushing boundaries through partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry, Reebok takes the fusion of music and footwear to a whole new level with Kendrick Lamar. Together, Reebok and one of the most prolific artists in music today, will inspire and empower youth to become their best selves through programs designed to provide a positive alternative to the streets. Their shared goal provides the creative foundation for a short film released to announce the partnership. “Reebok has a history of helping kids in the community realize their…
  • Sponsored Video: Rob Dyrdek & Lunchables Uploaded Present Fully Uploaded

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    Professional skateboarder, actor, and reality TV star Rob Dyrdek has teamed up with Lunchables (you know, the yummy cracker/ham/cheese packets) to create a series of ten ‘Fully Uploaded’ webisodes. Now look, if you know Rob, you know that this won’t be your standard online show. No, they’re about to take things to the next level, giving you a never before seen look into the lives of ten Rob-approved game changers who are living the Uploaded life. So are you ready? Fully Uploaded guests include Dude Perfect (the trick shot pioneers), Wheelz (extreme wheelchair athlete…
  • Dave Chappelle Shares His Unpopular View of Donald Sterling in GQ

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    In his GQ Men of the Year cover interview, Dave Chappelle shares his unpopular view of Donald Sterling: “Ultimately, I don’t think he should have lost his team. I don’t like the idea that someone could record a secret conversation and that a person could lose their assets from that, even though I think what he said was awful.” Chappelle covers GQ’s annual Men of the Year issue, honoring the biggest superstars who have undeniably left their mark in 2014. He graces the cover along with Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley, and Michael Sam. The December issue of GQ…
  • Adidas Unveils Two New D Rose 5 Boost Colorways

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    adidas today unveiled the next two colorways of the D Rose 5 Boost signature basketball shoe. 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. Inspired by Rose’s home city of Chicago and its importance to his upbringing, the “Chicago Ice” D Rose 5 Boost features a classic black mesh SPRINT WEB upper for enhanced breathability and comfort. The upper is highlighted by an embossed satellite print of Chicago which was originally introduced on the D…
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  • Durant sprains ankle in career-best first half

    Royce Young
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:47 am
    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant said he is going to take things "a day at a time" after suffering a mild right ankle sprain in Thursday night's 114-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
  • Bucks down Kings to spoil Cousins' return

    Associated Press
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:42 am
    Brandon Knight scored 20 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins' return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night.
  • Curry rallies Warriors to win over Thunder

    Associated Press
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.
  • Curry rallies Warriors to win over Thunder

    Associated Press
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.
  • Butler takes over; Bulls hang on vs. Knicks

    Associated Press
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 103-97 on Thursday night in a game that was missing All-Stars Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony.
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  • Mark Cuban finalized the Rajon Rondo trade at the 'Colbert Report' finale, per Keith Olbermann

    Kelly Dwyer
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:21 pm
    In a rather swift and shocking December surprise, the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics moved quickly to negotiate and finalize a deal sending Rajon Rondo from Boston to Dallas. The timing of the transaction, pitched a good two months prior to the NBA’s trade deadline, was telling – Rondo is an odd player, and the Mavericks have forever been an intriguing (and winning) experiment under Dallas owner Mark Cuban; a man who mixes equal amounts basketball know-how and love for tossing himself in front of a television camera. Cuban put those two loves together on Thursday night in typically…
  • Kevin Durant goes down with right ankle sprain vs. Warriors

    Eric Freeman
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:23 pm
    The Oklahoma City Thunder have been a resurgent unit since the returns of both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. After a loss in Durant's season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Thunder had rattled off seven straight wins to enter Thursday night's game against the West-leading Golden State Warriors with a 12-13 record, just out of a playoff spot. The turnaround has been a reminder that OKC is a legitimate title contender when fully healthy. However, a stroke of bad luck right before halftime of Thursday's game could derail that resurgence. On the final possession of the half,…
  • How does Rajon Rondo fit with the Dallas Mavericks?

    Eric Freeman
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    The first big NBA trade of the season is upon us. As reported by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Dallas Mavericks have obtained point guard Rajon Rondo and rookie forward Dwight Powell from the Boston Celtics in exchange for big man Brandan Wright, forward Jae Crowder, point guard Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round pick, and a future second-round pick. It's a deal with many repercussions — for the West's playoff picture, the futures of several players who have thrived in Dallas, the growing gap between the two conferences, and a player who can be one of the best point guards in the NBA when…
  • Brandon Jennings passed up an easy lay-up to miss a jumper

    Eric Freeman
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings has never been known as a guy who picks his spots. From his first games as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2009, Jennings has stood out as someone who would not avoid taking a shot just because it wasn't sensible. In fact, he often seems to seek out the most difficult ones. Yet none of that history could have prepared us for a choice Jennings made in the third quarter of Wednesday's game between the Pistons and visiting Dallas Mavericks. With the defense caught ball-watching, Jennings made a very nice cut towards the basket from the weak side.
  • Grizzlies outlast Spurs in 3OT after several big shots

    Eric Freeman
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    The Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs have one of the best on-court rivalries in the NBA, dating back to the former's upset of the top-seeded latter in the first round of the 2011 playoffs through a 2013 conference finals in which the Spurs outplayed the Grizzlies in pretty much every way imaginable. When these teams get together, fans can be sure they'll see a hard-fought contest with two veteran squads. Yet Wednesday's matchup in San Antonio involved a few more surprises than usual. After go-ahead three-pointer from Danny Green, the Grizzlies entered the final possession of regulation…
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  • Things I’d rahther do instead of watch The Detroit Pistons

    Natalie Sitto
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Any #Pistons fan can tell you that this so-called “Season of Hope” has turned into a demoralizing joke. The straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back for me happened Saturday night when Detroit couldn’t muster enough strength to beat a team that is OPENLY TANKING. After the Sixers loss I’ve decided there are so many things I’d rather do than watch The Detroit Pistons play basketball. So I jotted down a few notes. – Vacation in North Korea. – Get stuck on an airplane in the middle seat, with 12 crying babies and the people next to me take…
  • The Pistons vs. The Lakers

    Natalie Sitto
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The 3-14 #Pistons will host the 4-13 Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Detroit will try to break their eight game losing streak against a Lakers team who has yet to beat a team in the Eastern Conference. The good: Josh Smith dished out a career-high 12 assists vs. Golden State. The bad: Do you realize the only team worse than the Pistons are the openly tanking Philadelphia Sixers? The Pistons 49.7 percent shooting within 12 feet of the basket is the worst in the East. Detroit’s big three of Monroe, Drummond and Josh Smith went a combined 12 for 38 in the…
  • The Pistons vs. The Warriors

    Natalie Sitto
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    The 3-12 #Pistons will host the 13-3 Golden State Warriors Sunday afternoon. The sputtering Pistons won’t have it easy as they take on a hot Warriors team that has won eight games in a row. The good: There is a possibility Brandon Jennings, who leads the team with 16 points per game, could be back today. Jennings has missed two games because of a sprained left thumb. The bad: The Detroit Pistons who are jet to show and signs of turning this thing around of late as they sit at the bottom of the standings. Watch out for a hot Marreese Speipghts and Stephen Curry, who averaged 22.0 points…
  • The Pistons vs. The Bucks

    Natalie Sitto
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    The 3-10 #Pistons are in Milwaukee to take on the 7-7 Bucks Tuesday night. Detroit will to try to to avoid a fifth straight loss while shooting 41.0 percent for the year, but a much worse 38.4% the past three games. The good:The Bucks are one of the few teams that Detroit has actually beat this season. The bad: Detroit are currently in 14th place in the Eastern Conference and have lost seven of their last eight. The unknown: If the Pistons don’t start to improve will Stan Van Gundy start making moves? Injuries Pistons:: Gigi Datome and Cartier Martin are doubtful. Jodie Meeks is OUT.
  • The Pistons vs The Hawks

    Natalie Sitto
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The 3-9 #Pistons are in Atlanta to take on the 5-5 Hawks Friday night. Detroit, who has lost four in a row will try to rebound to get out of Central Division cellar. The good:I guess things can only get better…right? The bad: Josh Smith, his 36.9 shooting percentage and his rift with Stan Van Gundy. Josh Smith and SVG have an verbal exchange. #Pistons — Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) November 20, 2014 Seems to be over the defensive coverage. #Pistons — Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) November 20, 2014 The unknown: Will the Stan Van Gundy Josh Smith issue be resolved or…
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  • Is the Andre Drummond we all fell in love with finally back?

    Sean Corp
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    After a horrible start to the year, Drummond's game is finally rounding into form. When you have the second-most losses of anyone else in the NBA, it's hard to get too excited about anything. But regardless of whether the team struggled this year, there was one thing Pistons fans could hang their hats on -- the emergence of Andre Drummond. So as the losses piled up, it was doubly crushing to see Detroit's franchise cornerstone struggle so mightily to begin the year. Drummond, who talked about taking a leadership role on the team before the season began, couldn't seem to do anything right on…
  • Pistons lose 11th straight at home, longest single season streak

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    It’s been a month and a half since the Pistons last won at home, hitting a franchise mark for ineptitude for a single season. Well it's been a season for the record books for the Pistons so far, but not the good ones. With their loss to the Dallas Mavericks last night, the Pistons dropped their 11th straight game at the Palace of Auburn Hills giving the longest single-season home losing streak in franchise history. The Pistons have a longer home losing streak that stretched across the offseason back in 1980. They lost seven games at the Pontiac Silverdome as part of a greater 14 game losing…
  • Pistons vs. Mavericks: Detroit can't stop No. 1 offense in 11th straight home defeat

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:32 pm
    The Pistons lost a single-season franchise worst 11th straight home game in giving up a season-high 117 points. The Detroit Pistons' home losing streak increased to 11 games on Wednesday night, the worst home losing streak in the history of the franchise. 117-106 losers, the Pistons got torched by Chandler "Bing me, I'm not fat" Parsons and Monta "I'm not a ball hog; see, I had 8 assists" Ellis. The two combined for almost half of the Mavericks' overall point total (57) and 23 of the team's 30 points in the third quarter in which the Mavs outscored the Pistons by eight. Similar to the game in…
  • Pistons vs. Mavericks final score: Detroit can't stop Dallas in 117-106 defeat

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:16 pm
    A game after giving up a season-high 113 points, the Pistons give up a season-higher 117. The Detroit Pistons' home losing streak increased to 11 games on Wednesday night, the second worst single-season home losing streak in the history of the franchise (H/T Shinons*). 117-106 losers, the Pistons got torched by Chandler "Bing me, I'm not fat" Parsons and Monta "I'm not a ball hog; see, I had 8 assists" Ellis. The two combined for almost half of the Mavericks' overall point total (57) and 23 of the team's 30 points in the third quarter in which the Mavs outscored the Pistons by eight. Similar…
  • Brandon Jennings doesn't take wide-open layup, misses jumper instead

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Brandon Jennings has made a huge mistake. If you were on Twitter during the game, you probably saw this Vine or some form of it being retweeted over and over again. If you missed it, you can watch it over and over again until you're dizzy here: Man, that looks really bad. It appears as if Jennings takes a peak back and thus, should have been able to see that he was wide the fuck open for an easy layup. Instead, he takes one dribble out and creates a much more difficult shot for himself, a quick turnaround jumper. Like, he consciously thought that a wide open right-handed layup just wasn't…
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  • NBA Beat: Candace Buckner Breaks Down The Indiana Pacers

    Ryan McNeill
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    I recently had the chance to chat with Candace Buckner about the Indiana Pacers. We talked about how injuries have impacted the franchise, Lance Stephenson's departure, if the team should miss the playoffs to secure a high lottery pick this summer and a host of other topics.
  • Converting Pregame Routines Into Game Results

    Pete Strobl
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    Great players don’t just imitate moves; they put themselves in a particular place and time and recreate the situations that make those moves effective.
  • Precision Passing

    Pete Strobl
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    The difference between a comfortable shot and a rushed attempt can often be measured in mere hundredths of a second. The quicker a player can catch the ball and seamlessly move into a shooting motion, the higher the likelihood that he can release his shot without the extreme pressure of a defender’s extended arm.
  • Off The Dribble | December 13, 2014

    Ryan McNeill
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    This week on Off The Dribble we talked about the Toronto Raptors not sharing the ball enough, Carmelo Anthony plotting his way out of New York, things working out well for Steve Kerr and Kobe Bryant being on the verge of passing Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
  • Observations From Toronto’s Locker Room After Beating Indiana 106-94

    Ryan McNeill
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Here are some observations, notes and quotes from Toronto’s locker room after beating Indiana 106-94.
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  • Pelicans take Rockets

    Ryan Schwan
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:26 pm
    The folks at Tracey’s obviously had a blast as the Pelicans snatched a win in Houston against a team that had been playing at a very high level.  Yes, the Rockets had played an OT game the night before in Denver, but these wins matter in a tough Western Conference.  The Pelicans fought hard through a pretty impressively tough Houston Defense and found enough defense of their own to slow down the Rockets Dynamic Duo of Harden and Howard, who combined to score 38 points on 38 shots. Observations! I’ll be honest, my biggest question was whether Holiday was going to be picked clean…
  • Game On: Pelicans @ Rockets

    Ryan Schwan
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    There have been buckets of ink spilled about the Sexy Golden State Warriors this season.  Memphis has gotten actual notice from the national media for it’s amazing play. (mostly because they did bad things to the Sexy Golden State Warriors) However, toiling along behind them, mostly ignored, are the 19-5 Houston Rockets.  19-5 despite missing Dwight Howard for 10 games. It’s a damn good team the Pelicans are facing tonight, people, and I’d bet almost every one of you would guess completely wrongly if I asked you how they did it.  They have the Beard, right?  All offense,…
  • On the Fly, Episode 6: Rockets

    Michael Pellissier
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:51 pm
          Jake and I decided to do some recapping of the Cleveland, Golden State, and Utah games, and we follow with some quick analysis of the Rockets.  I forget that LeBron was shut down because teams ignored his teammates and have some other brain farts resulting from sleep deprivation.. but we do not go gentle into that good night.. whatever that means. Also, don’t forget about our watch party at Tracey’s tomorrow! Details are here.
  • Pelicans storm back on Jazz

    Ryan Schwan
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:46 pm
    I felt like someone had kicked me in the gut with 11 minutes to go in the game and the Pelicans down 14 to the Jazz.  Up to that point, it had all the hallmarks of a trap game gone wrong,  The Pelicans were playing sloppy and had 7(!) turnovers in the first quarter and 11 in the half, nearly matching their average number for a whole game.  Every 50-50 ball was going to the Jazz as the Pelicans were out-hustled.  A Random bad shooter started going off. (Trey Burke is shooting 36.5% from the field this year) And then the Pelicans ran like crazy, made defensive plays like crazy, the crowd…
  • Game On: Jazz @ Pelicans

    Ryan Schwan
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    When last the Pelicans played the Jazz, they were a scrappy 5-8 team looking to stay in contact with a .500 record.  Since then, they’ve gone 1-10 and are now cannon fodder for the good teams in the league. The Pelicans need this game so they can continue to weather a tough stretch of teams through December at .500, setting up a run in January against a soft set of teams.  When you have to face a slate that has Houston, Portland, OKC, San Antonio twice, and Chicago, you need to take your games against the Jazz when you can get them. And, of course, there’s no word on if Davis…
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  • Lakers recall Jordan Clarkson from D-League

    Inside Hoops
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Los Angeles D-Fenders guard Jordan Clarkson has been recalled by the Los Angeles Lakers, it was announced today. In four games with the D-Fenders, Clarkson has posted averages of 19.5 points, 7.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 34.0 minutes per game. In tonight’s win, Clarkson tallied a team-high 23 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Clarkson [...]
  • Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

    Inside Hoops
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo and center Dwight Powell from the Boston Celtics in exchange for center Brandan Wright, forward Jae Crowder, guard Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first round pick and a 2016 second round pick. Rondo (6-1, 186) is an eight-year guard who has spent his entire [...]
  • Kobe Bryant not recruiting Kevin Durant to Lakers just yet

    Inside Hoops
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Here’s the Los Angeles Daily News blog reporting fun futuristic dreaming type stuff: Plenty of time awaits before the 2016 offseason strikes. Plenty of circumstances could determine how the free agency sweepstakes play out. But with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant becoming a free agent in 2016, consider him as the Lakers’ top player they will pursue. “That’s safe [...]
  • Larry Sanders suspended for flagrant foul on Nicolas Batum

    Inside Hoops
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended one game without pay for pushing Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident, which was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2, occurred with 3:01 remaining in the fourth [...]
  • Julius Randle already off crutches

    Inside Hoops
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Here’s the Los Angeles Daily News blog with an update on injured Lakers rookie Julius Randle: It appeared like a normal exercise as Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle performed a leg press during Wednesday’s practice. But in Randle’s case, it marked one of many progressions he has made since suffering a season-ending injury to his right leg in [...]
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  • Bucks 108, Kings 107: Bucks three-point barrage spoils Cousins' return

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Cousins finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, but the Kings coughed up 21 turnovers and struggled to stop the Bucks three-point shooters in the loss. DeMarcus Cousins dominated in his return, but the collective Kings defense let him down. The big man finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five assists but missed a deep shot in the closing seconds as the Kings fell to the visiting Bucks 108-107. Cousins played a total of 31 minutes despite being on a restriction as he plays his way back into game shape after missing ten games due to viral meningitis. The Kings (11-15) relied…
  • DeMarcus Cousins officially listed as Probable for tonight's game against Bucks

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    While today's game against the Bucks was speculated heavily to be DeMarcus Cousins' return date, as late as last night the Kings had him listed as "questionable" to play, which according to the Kings meant just a 25% chance. Today however, the Kings released an injury update which upgraded DeMarcus Cousins to probable.  Rudy Gay is also probable, while Omri Casspi (left knee bone contusion) and Reggie Evans (left knee & hip contusion) are both out. Cousins likely will not play heavy minutes tonight or in the near future as he works back into game shape.  It's also unknown if he will join…
  • Michael Malone releases statement on his time with the Kings

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    The one person we haven't heard from in the wake of Michael Malone's firing as head coach of the Sacramento Kings is Michael Malone himself.  Last night however, Malone sent the following statement to the Sacramento Bee: "Coaching in the NBA is an honor and a privilege, one I've never taken for granted. The valued relationships I've garnered over the last 17 months with the entire Kings ownership group, players, team personnel, and members of the press leave an indelible mark on me and my family. I want to thank Vivek Ranadive for the opportunity and wish the franchise good fortune moving…
  • Kings vs. Bucks Preview: The Return of the King

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    After missing 10 games with viral meningitis, DeMarcus Cousins is set to see his first action since Thanksgiving tonight as long as everything goes alright at shootaround.  The Kings hope that his return will reverse their fortunes as they've gone just 2-8 without him. Tonight's action tips off at 7:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. Milwaukee has been a surprising team as Jason Kidd has them playing well with a record of 13-13.  They had won just 15 games all of last season.  Milwaukee's resurgence has largely been due to their improved defense…
  • Kings among teams talking with Celtics about Rajon Rondo but Mavericks in the lead

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Word broke today from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Boston Celtics have begun to engage in serious discussions to trade guard Rajon Rondo.  While Rondo has been in trade rumors for years, Wojnarowski says that Boston has "left strong impressions with rival organizations that they're prepared to make a deal that includes him". It's no secret that the Kings have been hot for Rondo ever since new ownership took over, being connected to him several times over the past couple years.  Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix added fuel to the fire today with this tweet: Word around the league is…
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  • NBA Beat: Candace Buckner Breaks Down The Indiana Pacers

    Ryan McNeill
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    I recently had the chance to chat with Candace Buckner about the Indiana Pacers. We talked about how injuries have impacted the franchise, Lance Stephenson's departure, if the team should miss the playoffs to secure a high lottery pick this summer and a host of other topics.
  • Converting Pregame Routines Into Game Results

    Pete Strobl
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    Great players don’t just imitate moves; they put themselves in a particular place and time and recreate the situations that make those moves effective.
  • Precision Passing

    Pete Strobl
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    The difference between a comfortable shot and a rushed attempt can often be measured in mere hundredths of a second. The quicker a player can catch the ball and seamlessly move into a shooting motion, the higher the likelihood that he can release his shot without the extreme pressure of a defender’s extended arm.
  • Off The Dribble | December 13, 2014

    Ryan McNeill
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    This week on Off The Dribble we talked about the Toronto Raptors not sharing the ball enough, Carmelo Anthony plotting his way out of New York, things working out well for Steve Kerr and Kobe Bryant being on the verge of passing Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
  • Observations From Toronto’s Locker Room After Beating Indiana 106-94

    Ryan McNeill
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Here are some observations, notes and quotes from Toronto’s locker room after beating Indiana 106-94.
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  • Nicolas Batum May Sit Against the Spurs

    Sagar Trika
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Trail Blazers swingman Nicolas Batum may be forced to miss more time with multiple injuries following a scary fall. Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum took a hard fall Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. As a result, Bucks big man Larry Sanders served a single-game suspension for pushing Batum, which led to the scary incident. NBA has suspended Larry Sanders one game for flagrant foul on Nicolas Batum last night. — Erik Gundersen (@blazerbanter) December 18, 2014 As of now, Batum, who has already missed four games to injury this season, is listed as questionable for Portland's…
  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs Preview

    Chris Lucia
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The Blazers kick off a four-game road trip tonight with their second matchup against the San Antonio Spurs in the last four days. Portland Trail Blazers (20-6) vs. San Antonio Spurs (17-9)Friday, December 19AT&T Center; San Antonio, TX | 5:00 p.m. PST | Local TV/Radio: CSNNWHD, ESPN; 620 AMOut for the Blazers: Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum (questionable) | Out for the Spurs: Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, Patty MillsSBN Affiliate: Pounding the Rock | Timmay's Viewing Guide | Blazer's Edge Night The Blazers kick off a four-game road trip tonight against the Spurs in San Antonio. Portland hosted the…
  • How Valuable is Wesley Matthews Compared to Other Shooting Guards?

    Sagar Trika
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Comparing win shares to determine how Matthews' value compares to other starting shooting guards. Everyone knows that the summer of 2015 will be a big one for the Portland Trail Blazers. Every player, with the exception of Nicolas Batum, is "off the books." Blazers GM Neil Olshey will likely re-sign LaMarcus Aldridge and pick up Damain Lillard's team option. That leaves Wesley Matthews one of the two starters without a contract, and many people believe he will earn a pay raise -- one that may be too steep for Olshey to match. Let's take a look through the stats, exploring whether Matthews is…
  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Moda Center Loves T-Rob

    Dave Deckard
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:25 am
    The Moda Center crowd dodge a couple of panic-filled injury moments to cheer Thomas Robinson and his teammates to a victory. Special Correspondent Steven Armstead brings us the report from inside the Moda Center as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 104-97. For those who have not been to a Trail Blazers game in a while, Mark Mason announces each player differently during introductions. Damian Lillard is introduced as wearing the letter "O" (in fact if any foul is called on him throughout the game, Mason says the letter "O"). Wesley Matthews is introduced as Iron…
  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Thomas Robinson Starts, Dominates

    Dave Deckard
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:59 pm
    True to form, the Blazers threw a surprise starter in the mix tonight. Even truer to form, it worked. The Portland Trail Blazers took their first step without Robin Lopez tonight, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 104-97. The game was tight into the fourth quarter but the undermanned, out-sized Bucks eventually succumbed to Portland's big men and a dashing display of offense by Damian Lillard. The moment Lopez fractured his hand in Portland's last game against the Spurs, speculation flew. How would the Blazers replace him? Chris Kaman's excellence this season is well-chronicled, but removing him…
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  • Video: Anthony Davis Soars For Alley-Oop Slam On Joey Dorsey In Win

    Jack Winter
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Anthony Davis finished an alley-oop over an opponent? What else is new? We don’t care; The Brow’s exploits always deserve time in the spotlight. Watch the New Orleans Pelicans’ long-limbed, high-flying superstar rise for a lob jam over Joey Dorsey in his team’s 99-90 road victory over the Houston Rockets. Ho-hum. Davis had 30 points, […] The post Video: Anthony Davis Soars For Alley-Oop Slam On Joey Dorsey In Win appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Kevin Durant Turns Right Ankle, Doesn’t Start 2nd Half VS Warriors (UPDATE)

    Jack Winter
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Kevin Durant had 30 points in the first half of tonight’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. It looks like we won’t get the chance to see him try for 50. After turning his right ankle in the final seconds of the second quarter and being helped off the floor by […] The post Kevin Durant Turns Right Ankle, Doesn’t Start 2nd Half VS Warriors (UPDATE) appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Watch Steph Curry Drill 3-Pointer After Getting Hand-Off From Andre Iguodala

    Jack Winter
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Do you like football? Us neither – compared to hoops, at least. But it’s still fun to see aspects of our two most popular games cross over. Watch Steph Curry drill an insanely difficult three-pointer after getting a hand-off from Andre Iguodala. Holy hell. How Curry was able to set his feet, gather balance, and rise […] The post Watch Steph Curry Drill 3-Pointer After Getting Hand-Off From Andre Iguodala appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • GIF: Serge Ibaka Gets Beautiful Block Of Harrison Barnes’ Dunk

    Jack Winter
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors combined for 72 points in the first quarter of tonight’s headlining matchup. Kevin Durant was red hot from beyond the arc, Stephen Curry was splashing and dishing, and Russell Westbrook was attacking with typical aplomb. For our money, though, the most impressive highlight during the game’s first […] The post GIF: Serge Ibaka Gets Beautiful Block Of Harrison Barnes’ Dunk appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Video: Jahlil Okafor Hits UCONN With Quick Baseline Spin And Power Jam

    Jack Winter
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Duke freshman and top draft prospect Jahlil Okafor is 6-11, 270 pounds. Men that big aren’t supposed to move like this. Watch the 18 year-old catch in the post and make a quick baseline spin move before finishing with a powerful jam versus Connection. Scary. Just imagine what a force Okafor will be once he […] The post Video: Jahlil Okafor Hits UCONN With Quick Baseline Spin And Power Jam appeared first on Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Bucks vs. Kings final score: Milwaukee's royally hot shooting night pushes them past Kings in 108-107 win

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Box Score The Western Conference is tough? HOGWASH. The Bucks improved to 6-5 against the West and will return home from the pacific coast road trip no worse than .500 after beating the Sacramento Kings 108-107. O.J. Mayo kept the Bucks alive early, scoring 17 of his 19 points in the first quarter. He was the only Buck with a pulse early on, and though some of his shots were off, he kept the team afloat. The Bucks were also able to keep pace with the hot shooting Kings in the first by being scorching hot from the perimeter, going 10-14 from deep in the first half. That mark was the highest…
  • Kings vs. Bucks Preview: Larry Sanders suspended, Giannis Antetokounmpo will start

    Dan Sinclair
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:49 pm
    The Bucks will be even more short handed than usual tonight. UPDATE: Giannis will be in the starting lineup tonight, further proving that he is inhuman. Johnny O'Bryant will also join Giannis in the starting lineup, his first career start). Sanders suspended. The flagrant 1 foul called on Larry Sanders for shoving Nicolas Batum during last night's 104-97 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers was upgraded to a flagrant 2 after the game. As a result, Sanders has been suspended without pay for one game and will serve that suspension tonight. So, uh, who's left? Smallball is quickly moving from the…
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo's ankle injury isn't serious, could play tonight vs. Kings

    Dan Sinclair
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    A collective sigh of relief just leveled a significant portion of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Good news everyone! Giannis' ankle injury isn't serious and there's a chance he'll play tonight vs Kings — Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) December 18, 2014 That's a relief. There were encouraging words shortly after Giannis went down with the nasty-looking ankle injury--he was doing some running at halftime and had the ankle re-taped but was ultimately held out of the second half of the Bucks' 104-97 loss in Portland. Still, you can't blame any Bucks fan who was bracing for the worst. Giannis…
  • Bucks vs. Trail Blazers Final Score: Giannis Antetokounmpo injures ankle in 104-97 loss

    Dan Sinclair
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    The hits keep coming. This is a joke, right? Like some sort of sick ruse being perpetrated on Bucks fans? Please make it stop. The Milwaukee Bucks fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 104-97 on Wednesday night, but once again the game itself was overshadowed by a nasty-looking injury to one of Milwaukee's key players. Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered an ankle injury late in the first half as he drove to the basket (for what probably would have been a really awesome dunk too). Giannis turned his left ankle as he went up for the shot, reacted to the pain in midair, and came down hard on the court.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo injures ankles vs. Blazers

    Frank Madden
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Breathe deeply, Bucks fans. When it rains, it pours. Unless it's Milwaukee, where it apparently monsoons and hurricanes at the same time. That's how it felt for Bucks fans watching Giannis Antetokounmpo sprawled out in pain on the floor of Portland's Moda Center on Wednesday night, just 24 hours after the Bucks learned that Jabari Parker would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Antetokounmpo rolled his ankle going up for a dunk late in the first half against the Blazers, immediately grabbing his lower leg before eventually being helped to his feet after a minute or so of…
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  • Warriors weather Thunder in first half; hold on for 114-109 win

    Andy Liu
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scorched the Earth. Then Stephen Curry and the Warriors defense counterpunched. The Golden State Warriors held on against a KD-less Thunder in the second half to reach their 22nd win in 25 games. The Oklahoma City Kevin Durants waltzed into Oracle Arena, into the house that Stephen Curry built in the past half decade, and put on an aerial assault that fans were used to only from their superstar. The butt-pat shows up after every Durant make, and they kept coming in the first half, against Draymond Green, over Harrison Barnes, around Andre Iguodala. It didn't…
  • Game Links #25: Golden State Warriors 114 vs Oklahoma City Thunder 109 - Warriors hold off the Durant-less Thunder in the 2nd half for the win

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Poll Kevin Durant's ankle sprain took the air out of this game in the 2nd half, but we'll take it. Stephen Curry Klay Thompson Harrison Barnes Draymond Green Festus Ezeli Andre Iguodala Marreese Speights Shaun Livingston Justin Holiday Steve Kerr There's no losing streak for us! That sucks - Durant ankle sprain. A win's a win, but it wasn't the test I wanted. Three days off is just what we need. Winning without Bogut - we'll need a lot of that. Team defense Team win   91 votes | Results
  • Warriors vs. Thunder Preview: OKC still owes us a Mascot.

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Cause for concern? Not just yet. Wednesday's contest against the Memphis Grizzlies was the Warriors' first loss in over a month. Guess who's coming to town? Think of it as another big test: The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Roaracle for one exciting match up. No pressure fellas! It's just that OKC is on a 7 game win streak and is going to be on national television! This is going to be good. Real good. Matchup Golden State Warriors 21-3 (8-1 home) vs Oklahoma City Thunder12-13 (5-8 road) Details December 18th, 2014 Oracle Arena, Oakland CA 7:30 PM PT CSN Bay Area | TNT | KNBR 1050 AM Blog…
  • Recap: Warriors 16-game winning streak halted by Grizzlies in 105-98 loss

    Conrad Chow
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    In a battle of two Western Conference powers, the Golden State Warriors were put to the test against a gritty Memphis Grizzlies squad. In the end, the Warriors fell short to the Grizzlies despite a 4th quarter rally. The Golden State Warriors have caught some breaks during their 16-game winning streak. In their overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis sat out with a chest injury and the Warriors managed to escape big performances from Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday. Against an experienced Memphis Grizzlies team, the Golden State Warriors faced their toughest challenge yet in…
  • Game Links #24: Golden State Warriors 98 @ Memphis Grizzlies 105 - Warriors win streak done in by a 2nd qtr Grizzlies 20-0 run

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Poll That Grizzlies 20-0 run to start the 2nd qtr meant we had to climb uphill all night. We almost did it, too. Stephen Curry Klay Thompson Harrison Barnes Draymond Green Festus Ezeli Andre Iguodala Marreese Speights Shaun Livingston Steve Kerr Did not like those turrible turnovers. Love the toughness and resiliency! Who turned the clock back on Vince Carter? Garbage refs gave the game to them. Another win streak starts after this! Next game please   194 votes | Results
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  • Bulls vs. Knicks final score: Jimmy Butler's career-high 35 points leads Chicago past New York, 103-97

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony didn't play, so Butler decided to put on his own show. When I volunteered to write about this game, I was pretty excited. I figured Derrick Rose would lead the Bulls to a fun romp and I could make some Carmelo Anthony jokes and that would be that. Instead, Rose and Anthony (and Taj Gibson) didn't play, and Chicago played down to yet another awful opponent at the United Center. Luckily, this generally lethargic effort still resulted in a 103-97 victory thanks in large part to a career-high 35 points from Jimmy Butler. At first, it looked like this was going to…
  • Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks game preview, injury report, lineups

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    [thanks to BoozerDPOY (HEY! GET DAT!) for today's game preview. Answered the bell last-minute -yfbb] Oh hey! The Bulls play the Knicks today! Fresh off a less than exciting loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the Bulls are looking to bounce back and get a home win before an almost assuredly brutal matchup vs the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow. There's really no way to sugarcoat it: the Knicks are an objectively terrible basketball team. Despite the presence of superstar, Carmelo Anthony/Melo/#FraudMelo/whatever you want to call him, they sport an atrocious 5-22 record, good for 14th in the East ahead of…
  • The Bulls made their choice on Carmelo Anthony, not the other way around

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    and things are turning out OK so far. Does anyone even remember opening night? This season is over a quarter-finished and it seems so long ago. In case you did forget, the Bulls went to New York and demolished Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. Fun was had. The Bulls have had a pretty good season since then, through some ups and downs with injuries but showing off nice depth along the way. The Knicks followed with a surprising win over the Cavs and then went into a total tailspin. They're 5-22. They all hate eachother and the Triangle. And Melo now knows how a no-trade clause works and is…
  • Chicago Bulls injury report: Joakim Noah says he'll play vs. Knicks

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    So while it's nice for us to get a rest between Bulls games (isn't it?), the Bulls have to 'practice fully'.  Fortunately that includes Joakim Noah now. FWIW: Bulls just released injury update for the day listing Noah and Gibson (right ankle) as questionable vs. NYK. Noah said he'll play. — Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) December 17, 2014 On the less-than-fortunate side of the ledger, that Taj Gibson ankle injury is indeed new. He missed substantial time with a left ankle sprain, then came back and played 18 and 31 minutes. Then over 44 against Portland, followed by a back-to-back averaging…
  • Eastern Conference panic poll: Which of these bad teams should scare the Bulls the most?

    Ricky O'Donnell
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    The Eastern Conference is terrible, but five teams are at least OK. The Bulls are one of those teams. Which of the other four scare you the most? The NBA season rarely plays out the way you think it's going to. The first 30 percent of the schedule typically serves as a good reminder of that. Think back to last season when most Eastern Conference predictions focused on a four-way race for the Finals between the Bulls, Heat, Pacers and Nets. It didn't exactly unfold that way. Derrick Rose went down 10 games into the year and the Bulls found themselves relying on D.J. Augustin as their best…
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  • Pacers come up short against Clippers down the stretch

    Nathan S.
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    C.J. Miles and David West had 17 for the Pacers, but fourth quarter struggles erased Indiana's six point fourth quarter lead, dropping them in a 102-100 loss. The Indiana Pacers added another hard fought loss to their growing resume of hard fought losses, falling late to the Los Angeles Clippers 102-100. Indiana certainly had opportunities, especially given their play in the fourth quarter, but the Pacers settled for a layup on their final possession down three. C.J. Watson's decision to drive in for a layup after using up nearly all of their 15.6 second game clock nearly worked, had C.J.
  • Pacers Links: Pacers take advantage of opportunity to end losing streak

    Tom Lewis
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Pacers jumped all over a scheduling advantage by working over the Lakers early and often at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday. The Indiana Pacers took full advantage of a favorable schedule, jumping on the Los Angeles Lakers from the opening tip, and aside from a brief stretch in the third quarter, didn't let up until Shayne Whittington hit the floor for over three minutes of garbage time. The Pacers can't take any W's for granted these days and they certainly didn't despite the Lakers playing their third game in four days while relying on Kobe Bryant's veteran legs to carry them in a…
  • Pacers pound Lakers in first half to snap losing streak

    Nathan S.
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:41 pm
    The Pacers outscored the Lakers 60-27 in the first half en route to a 110-91 victory, snapping their eight game skid. C.J. Miles and Rodney Stuckey each scored 20 points. For an Indiana Pacers team struggling to find positives in the midst of an eight game losing streak, tonight's first half against the Los Angeles Lakers proved just the antidote the Pacers were looking for. The Pacers bucked recent slow starts, using a 10-0 to move ahead 14-2. Had that been it, the Pacers would've been pleased, but high energy Pacers play combined with poor Lakers shooting pushed Indiana into the near…
  • Pacers final score: Pacers blow out Lakers 110-91

    Nathan S.
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Indiana's dominating first half helped put them in the win column for the first time in nine games with 20 point games from C.J. Miles and Rodney Stuckey leading the way. The Indiana Pacers put an end to their eight game losing streak, blowing out the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half in the process. The Pacers led by as many as 39 in the first half, 60-21, with the Lakers shooting just 5-41 from the floor. Things weren't much in doubt in the second half, though the Lakers managed to cut the lead within 20 in the third quarter, as the Pacers pushed back ahead by 32. Indiana shot 48% on the…
  • Pacers Injury Update: George Hill ready to practice with hope to return soon

    Tom Lewis
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Pacers starting point guard is ready increase his workload with an eye toward returning to game action soon. Could he return where in Minnesota where he last played? The Pacers need help and they may get a backcourt boost from George Hill as his return from a bruised knee/strained quad is getting close. Frank Vogel addressed Hill's injury status prior to his team's game with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. "George is expected to practice full-out this week and build his conditioning as much as possible and get back as soon as possible, but still no timeline," Vogel said. "He's going to…
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  • NBA Trade Idea: Should the Phoenix Suns pursue Indiana Pacers' David West?

    Dave King
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    With trade season unofficially begun, the Phoenix Suns must be looking at ways to upgrade their roster. David West is aging, but would he be a good fit on the struggling Suns? After a cinderella year, the Phoenix Suns are scuffling. Badly. Some of the pain is roster-inflicted, but much of it seems to be of the self-inflicted variety. The Suns have more talent than 13-14, especially considering their early-season schedule. A year ago, the Suns played every night with a chip on their shoulder and a team-wide abandon of pretense about roles and responsibilities. The team was full of…
  • Phoenix Suns Report Card: Rate the players, coach after win over Charlotte Hornets breaks 6-game losing streak

    Dave King
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Finally, the losing streak is over. The Phoenix Suns beat the Charlotte Hornets on the road to pull back to 13-14 overall, and 7-6 on the road. I was beginning to think this app was the culprit, as I'd introduced it after the win over Dallas. But alas, the losing streak had more to do with the players and coach than me. Go figure. Goran Dragic had 20 points and 8 assists. Isaiah Thomas had 23 points and 3 assists. Eric Bledsoe had 15 points, 2 assists. Finally an okay game from all three of the PGs? Markieff Morris was good for three quarters (15 points, 8 rebounds) but got himself…
  • Phoenix Suns end losing streak, edge out Hornets 111-106

    Rollin J. Mason
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    It wasn't a statement by any means, but it was a win. Finally. The Phoenix Suns arrived in Charlotte desperate for a win and reeling from a string of devastating losses. With help from an ultra-small lineup and some clutch plays by Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas and P.J. Tucker down the stretch, they finally put an end to their embarrassing six-game losing streak. The Hornets have had a horrific season, but with the way the Suns have played of late, nothing could be penciled in as a win. Despite Markieff Morris's attempts to make things even more difficult, mouthing off to the officials twice…
  • GAMETHREAD: Suns @ Hornets, 5PM

    Rollin J. Mason
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The Dragon returns! The Suns are desperate for a win tonight in Charlotte, and will have the services of one Goran Dragic to aid in their quest. Dragic returns. Len starts. MT @azcsports: Game-day Orange Slices for #SunsAtHornets: @paulcoro previews today's game— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) December 17, 2014 FOR GODSAKES WIN.
  • Game Preview: Phoenix Suns (12-14) @ Charlotte Hornets (6-18), 5PM

    Rollin J. Mason
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    The Phoenix Suns head to Charlotte for a revenge match against the punchless Hornets. The Good Guys: The Phoenix Suns, reeling from a six-game losing streak. The Bad Guys: The Charlotte Hornets, off to a horrific start but 1-0 against the Suns. Where: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC When: 5:00 PM, AZ Time The Tube: Fox Sports-AZ The Suns were last seen crumbling to the floor as Khris Middleton's leaning jumper rattled in at the buzzer on Monday night versus the Milwaukee Bucks in Phoenix. This was the second game in this losing streak in which an opposing player hit a buzzer-beater…
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  • T’Wolves have tough challenge ahead of them in Golden State

    Dan Pizzuta
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves (4-13) claimed the unwanted title of being the first team to lose to the previously winless Philadelphia 76ers at home on Wednesday. They will have to get over that deflating loss when they host the Golden State Warriors (15-2) at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Monday night. Golden State’s Stephen Curry comes into the matchup averaging 23.7 points. The Warriors have won their past 10 games, leading the league in assists per game. Meanwhile, Minnesota is riding a three-game losing streak and had its worst offensive performance against Philadelphia, going…
  • Is the Future as Bright as We Think? Discussing Current Concerns

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Many have covered the embarrassing pair of defeats from this past weekend, capping off a horrific road trip that quite possibly could not have gone any worse for a multitude of reasons. After a 2-2 start that rose expectations to unhealthy levels, the following transpired: Ricky Rubio injured his foot and is out, potentially, until Christmas, the team spent its longest time away from Target Center in team history, Thaddeus Young’s mother passed away, the Pelicans delivered the Wolves its worst loss in franchise history, and to cap it all off, Pekovic injured his wrist, a report that was…
  • Flip vs. McHale in Mexico

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    A bloodbath is imminent. For those of you talking yourself into Flip’s antiquated offense, tonight will be the worst possible juxtaposition to support your theories. 1st to worst in 3 point attempts, with a difference of nearly 19 3 attempts per game (32.9 HOU vs. 14.2 MIN), and a much more palatable 3rd to 11th in free throw attempts. The Rockets are the epitome of the “modern NBA offense.” These are, of course, extremes on both ends of the spectrum. The Rockets may take the 3 pointer one or two steps too far, yet it remains comical to hear Flip try to convince his fans…
  • Brutality

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    I had hoped that my first post of this season would be about a more positive subject, but last nights developments suggest a very negative turn. The Twolves came into Orlando looking confident and strong after an impressive final six minutes against Brooklyn. In Brooklyn we saw a Wolves team that rose to the occasion, got out to a big league, weathered the storm and came a way with a victory. Everything looked great. Whenever he was on the court, Nikola Pekovic was a force to be reckoned with. Ricky Rubio scored the ball in crunch time. Kevin Martin hit big shots and the youngsters, Anthony…
  • Pelicans, Lakers highlight cheapest and priciest games of the month

    Dan Pizzuta
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves lost Kevin Love via trade this past summer, but that shouldn’t take any of their value away in the eyes of fans. Instead, fans should get to see their team at a discount, while watching some exciting talent develop along the way. Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic are already in place to help Minnesota stay competitive, while the future resides in Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Anthony Bennett. That mixture of upside and competitiveness gives Timberwolves tickets some serious value for the 2014-15 NBA season, especially if Minnesota can somehow make a playoff push.
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  • Taking a look at Andre Miller's decision to abandon outside shooting this season

    Jake Whitacre
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    At the age of 38, Andre Miller has added a new wrinkle to his game that's working better than you might expect. Andre Miller has always been about defying expectations. When you think you have him pegged down as a pure point guard, he goes and has a 52 point game. When you think you have him pegged down as a quiet, unassuming type who doesn't rock the boat, he goes out and gets cornrows and goes on a rant about Corn Flakes on macaroni and cheese. When you think you have him pegged down as a floor-bound game manager, he goes out and tries a putback dunk, just to see if you're paying…
  • An open letter to D.C. area sports fans: Time to support your Wizards

    Albert Lee
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Wizards have turned a corner. If you haven't given them a chance, now's a great time. Dear D.C. area sports fans, As you are aware, the D.C. sports landscape has been filled with disappointment. We haven't seen a championship by a Big Four league team (NBA/NFL/MLB/NHL) since 1992 when the Redskins won the Super Bowl against the Buffalo Bills. No team has played for a championship since 1998 when the Capitals made the Stanley Cup Finals, but lost in four games to the Detroit Red Wings. Besides those moments, there hasn't been much to root for. The Redskins have only made four NFL Playoff…
  • Flip Saunders opens up about the Wizards

    Ryan Gracia
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    Today's Wake-Up Call takes a look at what Flip Saunders had to say about some of the Wizards he used to coach and Michael Wilbon's comments on D.C. sports fans. 1. Flip Saunders on John Wall and the Wizards The last time Flip was in D.C., he had just coached the Wizards to a dismal 2-15 upon being relieved of his coaching duties. When he arrived Tuesday in the nation's capital as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, he was facing a 17-6 Wizards squad, two wins away from their best start to a season in franchise history. He seemed happy for his old club, but certainly showed some…
  • John Wall not a "true" point guard, according to Gary Payton

    Jake Whitacre
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    Leading the NBA in assists per game isn't enough to convince The Glove that John Wall is a true point guard. Last week, Gary Payton had some interesting comments on point guards on SiriusXM NBA radio, about who he considers to be a true point guard in today's NBA: Right now, there's only three true point guards in the NBA. And people don't understand what true point guards are. True point guards are a person who can take a basketball team and get assists, be a coach, score when he has to, play defense. I think Chris Paul does that very well, and I think Tony Parker does it very well. And…
  • Wizards' fourth quarter surge shows how they've evolved

    Akbar Naqvi
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    When things got tight for the Wizards entering the fourth quarter, they used simple execution to put Minnesota away. The Washington Wizards won their 5th straight game last night to move to 18-6 and keep their position as 2nd in the Eastern Conference. There were several talking points: be it Otto Porter's 1st career start, or John Wall tying his career high with 17 assists, however, one of the most notable was the 4th quarter surge that blew the game open for the Wizards. The surge came after a scrappy Timberwolves clawed their way back to cut the lead to as low as 3, thanks a terrific…
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  • Mavs acquire four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo

    Arya Ahmadi
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:12 pm
    DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo and center Dwight Powell from the Boston Celtics in exchange for center Brandan Wright, forward Jae Crowder, guard Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick. Rondo (6-1, 186) is an eight-year guard who has spent his entire professional career with the Celtics. In addition to being a four-time NBA All-Star (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Rondo has been named All-NBA Defensive Team four times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), All-NBA Third Team (2012) and was the starting point…
  • After successful road trip, Mavs turn attention to avenging season-opening loss to Spurs

    Earl K. Sneed
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    DALLAS — Despite sprinting through their two-game road trip with double-digit victories at New York and Detroit, the Dallas Mavericks know they’ll face a far different challenge Saturday night when welcoming in the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. Making quick work of the New York Knicks en route to a 107-87 road win Tuesday, the Mavericks (19-8) would continue surging in the right direction one night later following a 117-106 victory against the Detroit Pistons. Still, while looking to avenge a season-opening 101-100 loss to the reigning titleholders back on Oct. 28, the…
  • Chandler Parsons developing into one of the more dangerous players in the league

    Bobby Karalla
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    Postgame: Chandler ParsonsMavs F Chandler Parsons dishes on his season-high 32-point performance against the Pistons Wednesday night. Less than three minutes into the Mavs/Knicks game on Dec. 17, Jameer Nelson took a Dirk Nowitzki screen on the right side of the floor. He then swung it to Monta Ellis on the left wing, who immediately tossed it to Chandler Parsons in the left corner. Parsons drove past his defender, Carmelo Anthony, glided into the lane, and threw a pass to an open Nelson for three. It was a simple play with a simple result, and normally it’d be a forgettable moment in a…
  • What To Watch For: Mavs at Pistons

    Bobby Karalla
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    It’s amazing how good this team looks when the threes are falling, huh? Dallas hit 15-of-33 from behind the arc last night against the New York Knicks, the fourth time all season the Mavs have reached at least that mark, per Basketball-Reference. Dallas is 3-1 in those games. Dallas has the ball-handling and spacing ability to generate a good look at a three on almost every possession, so if the Mavericks get hot, it’s nearly impossible to beat them. That’s exactly what happened yesterday, and it’s something the club will hope to replicate against the Detroit Pistons.
  • Game 27: Mavs at Pistons

    Earl K. Sneed
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Highlights: Mavs vs. Pistons – 12/17/14Chandler Parsons scores a season-high 32 points and grabs seven rebounds as the Mavericks defeat the Pistons, 117-106. The post Game 27: Mavs at Pistons appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
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    Knicks Defense| New York Knicks

  • This is not the season to be a Knicks fan (4-20)

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    This is not the season to be a Knicks fan. We are 4 and 20. But what choice do we have? Check out. Explore other things. It is not getting any better. No Knicks fan deserves this abuse. Time to scout pipe dream Jhalil Okafor. Emeka’s little brother has post moves beyond Emeka’s while just a freshman at Duke University. Shout out to all the defenders, Knicks Fixers, Isola-haters, and so on.
  • Locker Room Problems Beginning in December

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Phil had a press conference to say, “everyone still wants to be here,” and that the team has a “loser’s mentality.” Looks like Robin and I dodged a bullet by not subscribing this season. In the latest installment of Knicks drama, Tim Hardaway, Jr. has stepped up as the leader of this team and called out Carmelo Anthony. Neither guy can play d. Nor can Amar’e. That’s quite a few for offense but not for d. The season may not be savable. The season should not be saved? Jackson said he will not look to move players just for movement’s sake. What…
  • John Wall is not a Knick,

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    but did you see this interview?
  • Last night, on national TV…

    5 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Barkley talked smack on the Knicks, then Lebron got off the bench in the fourth and spanked the Knicks in the Garden. I was sad to let go of season tickets over the summer, but when I look at our record, I’m glad I don’t have to sell games to a team that is now 4-17 and primed to tank the rest of the season to get a high draft pick in the 2015 lottery. It seems like four games in a row now where the Knicks were close (Kenny Smith alluded during inside the NBA that the Knicks have been in about 11 games this season that could have been victories down the stretch but have not been)…
  • Steve Coleman and Sam Rivers

    4 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Two horn players I dig are Steve Coleman and Sam Rivers. Each possess top-level skill in the art of spontaneous improvisation.
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs. NY Knicks NBA Preview

    Luke Ross
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    The Cleveland Cavaliers (9-7), who are in second-place in the Central Division of the NBA Eastern Conference, visit the New York Knickerbockers (4-15) tonight. The Cavs have won four straight while the Knicks, who are fourth in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference and 11 games out of first, have lost five in a row. The Cavaliers are 7.5-point favorites. Keys for Cleveland Cleveland comes to Madison Square Garden off a home stand where they won 4 of 5. This is the start of … [visit site to read more]
  • West Brom v Man Utd Preview

    Luke Ross
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    West Bromwich Albion hosts Manchester United at their home ground, The Hawthorns on Monday. The Red Devils, as they are known, are coming in fresh after a two back to back victories to claim their position on the top four. Manchester United are looking strong, but the match may not as breezy as expected. The Baggies may put a dent in the fortunes of ManU, it is a faint, but present possibility. This is because just before the International break, they had two victories and lost only to … [visit site to read more]
  • Stoke v Swansea Preview

    Luke Ross
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Stoke City and Swansea are to meet at the Britannia on Sunday, home game for Stoke City. This is a team that finished in the top ten last season, but it seems that it accounted to very little as a sense of frustration has set on the camp and their early in the season efforts can be described as nothing but indifferent. Their only high this season was at the Etihad; following this, they lost two of their three home games. Swansea is on a good roll, way ahead of the big guns Liverpool and … [visit site to read more]
  • QPR v Liverpool Preview

    Luke Ross
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Queen’s Park Rangers is a team that is at the bottom of the board right now and Liverpool has not had a great season so far; this could be an interesting match. QPR is not the strongest of teams and their confidence level throughout this year is seen clearly in the numbers they’ve racked up – five games lost in the seven they’ve played so far and a singular victory. They are facing one of the giants of the game, a wounded one, but a giant nevertheless. If Liverpool wishes to retain its place on … [visit site to read more]
  • Southampton v Sunderland Preview

    Luke Ross
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Southampton has started of this season on a dream run and are on the top three in the rankings as of now. They are going strong and will be looking to take this match away from the black cats for another few points to add to their already impressive table. Sunderland, on the other hand will be looking to continue their unbeaten streak against the Saints. Head to head, Sunderland have not been defeated by Southampton since last year, and have drawn every match that they faced. This year as well, … [visit site to read more]
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  • Have questions about the Suns recent struggles?

    Jeffrey Sanders
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    It has been another frustrating week for Suns fans on Planet Orange. In the past seven days,  the Suns have dropped two more home games to Eastern Conference teams, one of them to a team with only... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Suns 111, Hornets 106- Defense makes plays late

    Jeffrey Sanders
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    It didn’t look pretty for most of the night for the Phoenix Suns (13-14), who trailed for the majority of the game and by as many as 17. Ironically, the reason for being in such a hole early,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog

  • Jonas Valanciunas will deliver your package

    Sam Holako
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The post Jonas Valanciunas will deliver your package appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • The Ressurection of Landry Fields

    Matt Shantz
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Landry Fields serves a purpose. I know…I’m as surprised as you are, but it’s true.  Landry Fields has started the last five games for Toronto and hasn’t looked terrible.  In fact, he’s looked pretty good. Fields came into the season as one of the team’s few (only?) deadweights on the roster, and looked just that way before stepping into the starting line-up on December 9.  Through the first 21 games of the season, Fields appeared just six games and played a mere 22 minutes of action, for an average of 3.6 minutes per game.  To put that in perspective, Bruno Caboclo played 12…
  • Raptors Continue to Amaze; Beat Nets Convincingly

    Zarar Siddiqi
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    Nets 89, Raptors 105 – Box :: Reaction :: Drake Player Introductions Another game and another occasion where you’ll run of superlatives for describing Kyle Lowry. This time it was the visiting Nets that fell to Lowry’s sword in a rare matchup that both, was pregnant with promise and delivered on the goods. The Nets, playing on a second night of a back-to-back, came out guns blazing and established an early lead, before the Raptors second unit regained control and ultimately steered them home. The bench outscored the Nets’ 48-20, which is a stat they’re now accustomed to…
  • Morning Coffee – Thu, Dec 18

    Sam Holako
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    Toronto Raptors show they’re moving forward with win over Brooklyn Nets | National Post When you lose a playoff series, you become defined by that failure in the short-term. Nets forward Joe Johnson was the best player in the series, averaging 21.9 points on 52 per cent shooting, putting DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross and Greivis Vasquez — really anybody who Casey put on him — on his hip, getting to the paint for a deadly series of floaters. It was that performance, undoubtedly, that caused Ujiri to obtain James Johnson, who has the size and quickness to stay in front of the Nets…
  • Quick Reaction: Raptors 105, Nets 89

    Garrett Hinchey
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Brooklyn Nets 89 Final Recap | Box Score 105 Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson, PF 31 MIN | 5-8 FG | 3-6 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | +15Along with Kyle Lowry, carried the load for the Raptors in the first half. His pick and roll work, as usual, was fantastic, and he turned a lot of ugly early-in-the-shot-clock 3s into offensive putbacks. He’s the guy who bails out the Raptors on ugly possessions, and makes the team look better than it should on multiple occasions every night. Excellent effort. Terrence Ross, SF 22 MIN | 3-10 FG | 1-1 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0…
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  • WNBA announces rules changes for 2015 season

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    From the league: The WNBA announced today that its Board of Governors has approved an additional “trigger” for instant replay review as well as five modifications to existing instant replay rules. In addition, the Board approved four other playing rules changes for the upcoming 2015 season. Each of these rules was recommended by the WNBA’s Competition Committee at its meeting on Dec. 3. Expansion of Instant Replay Rules: Officials may utilize instant replay whenever they are not reasonably certain a team had an improper number of players on the court while the ball was in play.
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 12-17-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Yesterday's results: || Today's games: || Today on TV: #ncaaw -> Chattanooga hosts #7 Stanford tonight, 6pm ET SoCon Digital Network stream #ncaaw -> #13 Duke hosts Oklahoma, 6:30pm ET, ESPN3 #ncaaw -> Undefeated #3 Texas looks to continue winning ways, hosts McNeese State, 8pm ET, Longhorn Network #ncaaw -> Ragin Cajuns trying to stay undefeated. Halftime: UL Lafayette 34, #21 Miss. State 32…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 12-16-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    San Antonio Stars head coach/GM Dan Hughes granted a multi-year contract extension, terms of the contract not disclosed. #wnba -> Yesterday's results: http:// || Today's games: || Today on TV: #ncaaw -> Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2015 women's inductees include Tamika Catchings & MaChelle Joseph #ncaaw #wnba -> Drexel: Junior guard Meghan Creighton out indefinitely due to right knee injury that will require surgery #ncaaw -> Xavier's…
  • 2014-15 Naismith Trophy Girl’s High School Player of the Year Watch List

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the Naismith Trophy Girl’s High School Player of the Year Watch List on Tuesday. The preseason list includes 20 of the best high school prospects in the nation. Since 1987, the Naismith Trophy recognizes the national player and coach of the year in the high school and college ranks, as well as outstanding achievement in officiating and contributions to the game. NAME HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS POSITION COLLEGE Kristine Anigwe Phoenix, Arizona Desert Vista High School Senior P California Erin Boley Hodgenville, Kentucky Elizabethtown High School Junior F…
  • USA Today coaches poll for Dec. 16, 2014: No changes in top 11, St. John’s enters

    Cheryl Coward
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    With exams in the past two weeks, many teams had long breaks from play. Consequently, there was very little movement in the coaches’ poll. With two losses in the past week and a half, Cal experienced the steepest drop landing at No. 23 from No. 17. DePaul dropped out of the poll while St. John’s entered at the bottom spot. Team records through Monday are in parentheses. Total points are based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in last week’s poll and first-place votes received. One ballot is missing. Katie Abraham-Henderson of Albany did not get…
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    Sheridan Hoops

  • 5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Game — Durant Injures Ankle, Cousins Returns, Butler Sets Career-High

    Max Ogden
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:32 pm
    The 2014-15 NBA regular season continued on Thursday, December 18 with four impressive games. Every single outing was decided by single-digits, including a one-point victory and a clash between two Western Conference title favorites. Here’s how it all transpired. 1. Stephen Curry went off for 34 points, nine assists and four steals as the Golden State Warriors narrowly defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-109. Russell Westbrook had 33 points on 11-of-30 shooting and Kevin Durant scored 30 on a mark of 10-of-13 from the field, but Golden State managed to pull out the close win. The…
  • Photo of the Day: Carlos Boozer and the Coolest Santa Ever

    Austin Remo
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:21 pm
    I know, I know. The photo of the day is not Rajon Rondo packing his bags and heading to Dallas to join in his new teammates. Nor is it Rondo in a Mavericks uniform. Yes, it’s a huge deal and shakes the entire Western Conference on it’s damn head, but that’s news that Chris Sheridan and our other writers have, and are going to tackle. The reason why you ask, though? Because Carlos Boozer took a photo today that, in my opinion, is much cooler than Rondo in a uniform that we’re going to see him in for the next four plus months. This was a one time deal, and Boozer felt…
  • Gonzo: My Thoughts on the Rajon Rondo Trade

    Bobby Gonzalez
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:53 pm
    I am going to tell you a couple of stories about the players that changed teams in today’s Rajon Rondo trade, but allow me to get right to the heart of matters first: Rondo is one of those rare players, a la Jason Kidd, who can totally dominate a game without taking a shot or scoring a point. If you don’t think the Dallas Mavericks just became instant championship contenders, I respectfully disagree with you. This move puts them over the top. But Boston did a lot better than people are initially saying. Below, I tell you why. I have followed Rondo since he played at Eastern HS in…
  • One and Done, A Data-Driven Analysis Part Three: The Solution

    Danny Schayes
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I started on this mission to dig into One and Done with two main goals in mind. The first was to shed light on the issues in a fact-based way, free from rhetoric and bias. For years the entire policy has been discussed in a way that obscures the facts, not clarifies them. The second is to have the policy viewed as more than an argument over what age to draw the line restricting players from entering the league. While I have focused on the major need of each of the sides in Part One, and the data in Part Two, I want to take a moment to discuss a few other issues that demonstrate how the…
  • Fantasy Spin: Westbrook vs. Curry; Davis vs. Harden

    Kent Williams
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    The superstars will be out on Thursday night. In daily hoops we don’t care who wins, the ‘perfect’ game is fast-paced, with overtime. Or triple OT, like the masterpiece last night between the Grizzlies and Spurs. Danny Green was amazing (seven 3-pointers, five blocks) in defeat and Marc Gasol heroic. DFS is all about predicting individual excellence within the team framework. Congratulations if you used them and the other Wednesday standouts. Two of this evening’s four games could be similarly great. Smarting from a loss after 16 straight victories, the Warriors host the Thunder.
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    Peachtree Hoops - All Posts

  • Hawks vs Cavs: More thoughts on Atlanta's big win in Cleveland

    Kris Willis
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    The Atlanta Hawks garnered some revenge Wednesday night with a blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Atlanta Hawks have won 11 of their last 12 games and sent another statement to the rest of the NBA Wednesday night with a big 127-98 blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here are a couple of thoughts from the win. Stop worrying about the Hawks strength of schedule During Atlanta's recent nine-game winning streak, many experts from around the league took great pains to dismiss the team's success. Teams can't determine the order they face opponents. All they can do is face the task…
  • Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Final Score: Hawks 127, Cavs 98

    Jason Walker
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Mack attack! Well then. The Atlanta Hawks got back in the win column in a 127-98 win over the Cavs that was filled with surprises. What were they? Well, glad you asked! It was in Cleveland. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were all active and healthy. Jeff Teague was not healthy. Shelvin Mack led the team with 24 points, including 6-6 from three point range. Mack scored that when the game mattered, not in clean up in Aisle Blowout. Dennis Schröder started and played lights out himself, getting a double-double in 22 minutes...with a single turnover. The Hawks shot an unreal 64.5%…
  • Hawks vs. Cavs: Q&A with Fear the Sword

    Daniel Christian
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    David Zavac of Fear the Sword previews tonight's Hawks-Cavs game by answering a few questions from Peachtree Hoops. David Zavac of Fear the Sword stopped by Peachtree Hoops to answer a few questions before tonight's game:
  • Hawks vs. Cavaliers: Jeff Teague doubtful with hamstring strain

    Brad Rowland
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    The Atlanta Hawks could be without Jeff Teague on Wednesday night, as he reportedly is battling a hamstring strain. The Atlanta Hawks have a tough test on the road on Wednesday evening, as they face off with a multi-talented Cleveland Cavaliers team. Unfortunately for Mike Budenholzer and his team, they may be short-handed when the game tips off, as Jeff Teague could reportedly miss the game as a result of a hamstring strain. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution brings word that Teague is doubtful to play in the game, and speculation is rampant that Teague suffered the…
  • Dec 17: Hawks vs Cavaliers

    Kris Willis
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    The Atlanta Hawks seek to avenge a 33-point loss from earlier in the season, as they travel to Cleveland to take on LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Return with me to the scene of the crime. The date is November 15, 2014, and the Atlanta Hawks take the floor in Cleveland to face LeBron James and the Cavaliers for the first time this season. In what seemed like the blink of an eye, the Cavs ran away and hid from the Hawks, knocking down their first eleven threes of the game, and after a 41-8 (!) run by Cleveland, the game was virtually over before halftime even arrived. In the end, it was a…
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  • Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies was one for the ages. Now, the Spurs look to avoid a three-game skid by taking on the Blazers at home. San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasDecember 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Spurs TimeTV: ESPN - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI When your team isn't all that young, and close games require expending more energy than you'd like in mid-December, close losses can begin to take their toll. It's kind of like losing in War when you pull a queen and your opponent draws a king. But a triple-overtime loss -- that's like drawing three "wars" in a…
  • What does Rajon Rondo being traded to the Mavericks mean for the Spurs?

    Jesus Gomez
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    The Dallas Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo. How does it affect the Spurs and the rest of the Western Conference? The Southwest division and by extension the Western conference just got tougher. Only a day after reports emerged about Boston decision to trade Rajon Rondo the Dallas Mavericks completed a trade sending out Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, a first round pick and second round pick in exchange of the former All-Star point guard and Dwight Powell. For most teams, trading anything of value away for Rondo would have been a big gamble. He hasn't looked like the top-five…
  • What if Gregg Popovich really said what he was thinking?

    Michael Erler
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Popovich dared the media to say that he said whatever we wanted him to, so I did. Recently, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked to respond to Phil Jackson's comments that he didn't view the Spurs as a dynasty. Here's Pop's sarcastic reply per Jeff McDonald of the Express-News: "Oooh that makes me mad!" Popovich exclaimed, feigning a sour face. Then he continued: "Just write whatever you want and I'll say I said it. Make it good to make sure you get a promotion. Juicy. Ugly. Really good. And I'll say, ‘Yeah, I said that. I'm sorry.' Go ahead and have fun with it." Popovich has used that…
  • Is Jimmy Butler better than Kawhi Leonard?

    Jesus Gomez
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    In the Bonus is back! In this edition the PtR staff discusses Leonard vs. Butler, the state of the power forward position on the Spurs, Pop's coaching tree, the December stretch, and the possibility of losing Danny Green. These questions were posed and answered before the 12/17 Grizzlies game. 1-If you were the GM of a team with cap space next season and you needed a wing, would you go afterJimmy Butleror Kawhi Leonard? Could having Butler in the market deflate Kawhi's value? Erler: Leonard all day. He's far more valuable as a defender with all the things he can do against all kinds of guys.
  • Grizzlies over Spurs - Morning Rehash: The way of all mortals

    Ian Dougherty
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    Manu Ginobili is the same daring, cunning kind of player he's always been; capable of hitting any shot that he takes. But he's getting older, which can lead to him making mistakes as he did on Wednesday night. Over the course of his 13-year NBA career, we've seen many different iterations of Manu Ginobili. We've seen Good Manu, Bad Manu, Sixth Man Manu, and a sort of Super-Saiyan form he enters into when he's in the zone. After 13 years of watching him hoop, fans can almost predict when something is going to happen. You can tell when he's going to pull up from 3 in semi-transition. There's a…
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Valanciunas Is Rebounding But Raptors Coach Casey Wants More

    Stephen Brotherston
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    “(Jonas Valanciunas) is a lot stronger this year that’s for sure,” Amir Johnson said. “It’s hard for guys to box out a 7-footer, especially when you are in the paint. He has been able to hold his ground and grab boards for us which we need him to. He’s a big man in the paint and he’s been getting the job done for us and that’s all you can ask from a starting center. He’s been doing well.”
  • Raptors Use #WeTheFourth To Tear Down The Nets 105-89

    Stephen Brotherston
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:18 pm
    The Nets started this game strong and the Raptors looked like they had been out partying the night before, but as has so often been the case this season, Toronto used a dominating fourth quarter surge to rip out the hearts of the visitors 29-16 and win easily 105-89. #WeTheFourth is alive and well in…
  • December 17, The Day The Raptors Almost Died A Decade Ago

    Stephen Brotherston
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    It was 10 years ago day, December 17, 2004, when the Toronto Raptors went from a US National TV worthy team to being forgotten in the frozen North. The Raptors had sent superstar Vince Carter in a huff with management to the New Jersey Nets.
  • Is New York Ready To Blame Andrea Bargnani?

    Stephen Brotherston
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Two years ago the New York Knicks were winning 54 games and finishing second in the Eastern Conference. Then Toronto acquired Masai Ujiri and the new pillar of the Raptors management traded the oft-injured 7' skilled big man Andrea Bargnani to New York and he’s arguably been a black cloud over the Knicks franchise ever since he got there.
  • Toronto Raptors Winning With Defense Again

    Stephen Brotherston
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the last three games the Toronto Raptors opponents have averaged just 86.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting from the field. “We got to stop playing to our competition and play Raptors basketball,” James Johnson told Pro Bball Report. “We the North and we got to start acting like it.”
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    Basketball Bicker

  • Kevin Durant’s Sprained Ankle Causes Him To Leave Game

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Kevin Durant’s sprained ankle is terrifying all diehard basketball fans. Oklahoma City Thunder MVP Kevin Durant suffered a sprained ankle causing him to leave the game Thursday night vs. the Golden State Warriors. Durant was red hot scoring 30 points in the first half on 10 for 13 shooting before stepping on Marreese Speights’ foot and rolling his ankle right before the end of the half. TNT reported Durant was taking X-Rays and would not return. Golden State was able to defeat a Durant-less Thunder 114-109. No word yet on if he’ll have to miss any more time but Kevin…
  • Rajon Rondo Is Now A Dallas Maverick

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:11 pm
    After the Boston Celtics traded him, Rajon Rondo is now a Dallas Maverick. It’s official! Rajon Rondo is now a Dallas Maverick after being traded by the Boston Celtics. Dallas gave up Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and both of their 2015 draft picks for the all star point guard and rookie Dwight Powell. The Mavericks will have an impressive starting lineup of Rondo, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler as they try to win the NBA Championship this season. Boston has officially lost all of their 2008 championship team stars with Ray Allen, Kevin…
  • Charles Barkley Doesn’t Want Fans Voting For All Star Game

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Charles Barkley does not like fans voting on the starting All Stars. Hall of Famer and former All Star Charles Barkley does not think fans should vote for the starting All Stars. The TNT analyst stated an opinion he strongly believes that fans shouldn’t determine the five starting all stars on each team. Barkley said “Just because you watch Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t mean you can do an operation” as a comparison. The popular Kobe Bryant will likely finish with more votes than the “more deserving” Stephen Curry, James Harden and Chris Paul leaving many to…
  • NBA ‘No Gifts’ Spot for Christmas Day Games (Video)

    Emmanuel Altenor
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Check out the NBA Christmas ‘No Gifts’ commercial, featuring Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Pau Gasol.   The post NBA ‘No Gifts’ Spot for Christmas Day Games (Video) appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Emmanuel Altenor.
  • Jordan Brand Unveils 2014 Christmas Collection of CP3 VIII, Melo M11, Super Fly 3 (Pictures)

    Gary Altenor
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    2014 Jordan Brand “Christmas Collection” The 2014 Jordan Brand “Christmas Collection” pays homage to the Air Jordan Retro 7 “Cardinal” sneaker Michael Jordan wore during the classic 1992 Christmas Day performance. Let’s rewind the Michael Jordan highlight reel to the spectacular 42-point performance against rival New York Knicks in the Chicago Stadium on Christmas Day 1992. Jordan single-handedly went on an offensive tear, shooting 15-of-34 from the field to lead the Bulls to a 89-77 victory. The collection features the new Melo M11, CP3 VIII, and the…
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  • “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.
  • Quick Hitters Volume 6: Preseason Practices Edition

    Tammer Farid
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    The preseason is in full swing for most basketball programs around the country. It is a time where everyone is starting fresh. Team’s win-loss records are 0-0. Players are excited to attend practice and compete. Coaches are teachers, responsible for setting the foundation for a successful season. Below is a collection of random thoughts and ideas I’ve put together pertaining to preseason practices. Let these talking points stimulate your thinking and motivate you to invent and innovate for yourself. 1.  Emphasize running. By running, I really mean sprinting. By sprinting, I…
  • You Can’t Guard Confidence

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Today features a guest post from T.J. Tibbs, a current fellow assistant coach at Baruch College and a previously accomplished college basketball player. Not only is T.J a very knowledgable coach, he is very passionate about the intangibles that truly make a team or player elite. His great “feel” for a player’s emotions, mindset and motivations not only makes him a fantastic recruiter, but a talented player development coach that gets people to buy-in instantly. Hope you enjoy his post. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @tjtibbs and feel free to email him any of your questions…
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    The League News

  • Exclusive Interview with Fred Hunter, Former Nicholls State Standout

    Rakesh Bi
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:27 pm
    In this exclusive interview, we asked Fred Hunter to answer some of our questions about his college and pro careers. Fred was statistically one of the most dominant scorers and rebounders in the NCAA Division I in his final season with the Nicholls State Colonels basketball team, and is looking at a bright future overseas. He recently finished a big-time stint with Hapoel Kiryat Ti’von in Israel, displaying the very same dominance, and plans to head to a new league this season. For some inside information on Fred’s future, simply read below. TLN: How much time did it take for you…
  • Exclusive Interview with Omar Strong, Former SWAC Player of the Year

    Rakesh Bi
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    In this interview, one of the best players Texas Southern has ever seen, Omar Strong, took the time to answer some of our questions. While he may not be at the highest level yet, Omar is no joke. An 2013 AP All-American Honorable Mention and a former Southwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year at Texas Southern, his name is among the best in the National Basketball League of Canada. Read below for a look into Omar’s path to professional competition and how things have been going with Beroe and the Mississauga Power, his current team. TLN: You seemed to struggle academically…
  • Exclusive Interview with Brian Qvale, Top Young Center in Europe

    Rakesh Bi
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    We got the opportunity to interview Brian Qvale today, one of the best players produced by the University of Montana. He is currently among the top young big men in Europe, playing with Tofaş in the Turkish Basketball League. In college, Qvale broke the Big Sky Conference record for most blocked shots. Through his adventure overseas, he has been with Aliağa Petkim and Belfius Mons-Hainaut, among other teams. We will ask Brian some questions about his career in Europe and NBA hopes in this exclusive The League News interview. TLN: The transition from college to Europe often varies greatly…
  • Exclusive Interview with Malcolm Delaney, Overseas Basketball Star

    Rakesh Bi
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Lokomotiv Kuban leader, Hokies legend, and Euroleague star Malcolm Delaney shared his thoughts with The League News on his overseas basketball experience. Delaney answers some questions about his potential in the NBA and the importance of basketball in Europe. He’s played with numerous teams around the continent—from Élan Chalon to Bayern Munich—but constantly plays an instrumental role on the basketball court. Delaney became the all-time third leading scorer at Virginia Tech and proved to be one of the top rookies in the 2013–14 Euroleague. Read our interview for his ideas on…
  • Top 5 Americans in the 2014–15 Euroleague

    Rakesh Bi
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Justin Dentmon (pictured) and Malcolm Delaney were among last year’s best Americans. It happens every year. When NBA teams can’t find any talent in the NCAA, they immediately turn their heads to the  new crop of international prospects. The Euroleague is one such place to find the most talented players who chose the overseas route. It’s a huge reminder that basketball is truly a global game, with players hailing from various countries around the world. Today I’ll be focusing on the five most gifted Americans in the competition. It may be relatively difficult to find…
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    Hoops Junction

  • Rajon Rondo Trade Helps Big D

    Vladimir Dessources
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:52 pm
    The Rajon Rondo Trade is no longer speculation the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a trade  in principle that would send Rajon Rondo to Dallas. The Boston Celtics will receive 2 draft picks, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and Jae Crowder. The Mavericks will get the wonderful stylings of Rajon Rondo as their point guard.  The Rajon Rondo trade is very interesting for both sides. It almost seems as if it came out of no where. Yet, these deals are set up months in advance with a lot of nuance. So who really got the best out of the Rajon Rondo trade? When you look at things…
  • Charley Horse Attacks! How to Relieve Them

    Vladimir Dessources
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:03 pm
      Two nights ago I had a  Charley Horse attack while I was scrimmaging in an open gym. I felt a slight tingle the third game I played  and thought nothing of it. By the fifth game it was evident what I was going up against a Charley Horse. My calf spasms were ones of biblical proportion. When I came down from getting a rebound my left calf was as hard  a hammer. I have not felt the wrath of a Charley horse in a long time, but when that feeling hit I already knew it was all over. We have all had them, but nobody has  really gone into detail about what exactly a Charley Horse is or…
  • Did Mike Malone Deserve to get Axed?

    Vladimir Dessources
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Mike Malone has recently been fired by the Sacramento Kings  as their head coach. His firing seems to be a bit of a surprise as he had the Sacramento Kings playing their best basketball in the past ten years. He had the Kings buying into their new system, especially Demarcus Cousins. Mike Malone had Cousins playing at the peak of his game  on and off the  court. He had Cousins showing up on time and taking responsibility for his play. The Kings started out fast out of the gate, but  began to lose a few close games. The primary reason they began to lose was the fact that Demarcus Cousins…
  • Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan

    Vladimir Dessources
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan for 3rd all time on the NBA scoring list. Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan on what seems to be a magical night. Kobe scored his 32,293rd point on a free throw, the same way he scored point number 1 in the NBA. He did so against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a place where the Minneapolis Lakers used to play with the great George Mikan. Not only did he do so in a place with such significance, he did so with many people that were important in his NBA career. Coach Byron Scott  one of his first mentors in the NBA was there to share in his achievement and Trainor…
  • Top 25 Players Under 25

    Troy Wint
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    By now we have all read the  ESPN ranking of the Top 25 players Under 25 years of age. After seeing these rankings I am clearly  convinced that the writers at ESPN do not know what they are talking about. They are ranking these players based on future projections instead of current play. After all aren’t these the same people that ranked Kobe Bryant the  25th best player in the NBA? In case you haven’t seen the ESPN list of the Top 25 players under 25  list here it is : 1.Anthony Davis 2.Demarcus cousins 3.John Wall 4.Kyrie Irving 5.Paul George 6.Andre Drummond 7.Damian…
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    NBA Basketball | Showtime

  • Best Destinations for Ray Allen

    Jaudat Ali
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:18 am
    Ray Allen has yet to unveil his plans for the season. Any team would love to have the shooting stroke that downed the Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals. Ray Allen has yet to decide where he’ll finish his career (if he hasn’t finished it already). Arguably the greatest shooter to play, he will always have something to offer to any contender he eventually decides to play for. We look at a few places that would be better than others. Cleveland Cavaliers: Let’s start with the obvious here. As long as a team has three All-stars, Ray Allen will be open to joining them especially when one of them…
  • NBA Bloopers: The Shoe Block

    Toni George
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    There were plenty of mishaps this weekend in the NBA, but if you didn’t see them, The Starters have you covered. From the famous shoe block, to Corey Brewer‘s waaaay too many steps; from Mike Conley‘s drink pass to a young fan’s no-hands popcorn move.
  • Assists of the Week: LeBron Lobs It

    Toni George
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:48 am
    Check out the top ten assists of the week from the NBA: Zach LaVine is not only a dunker but also a passer, Kyle Anderson finds a way to pass it in the paing, Derrick Rose rewards Nikola Mirotic, Jarrett Jack throws the touchdown pass, the Blazers are unselfish, Jeremy Lin has eyes on the back of his head, Kevin Durant finds Steven Adams, Matt Barnes throws the baseball pass, Rajon Rondo has unique vision and LeBron James lobs it to Tristan Thompson.
  • Dunks of the Week: Westbrook Goes Coast to Coast

    Toni George
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:35 am
    Check out the top ten NBA dunks of last week: Inspector Gadget is a basketball player, Reggie Jackson soars, Chris Paul lobs it to DeAndre Jordan, Taj Gibson throws the Angry Man dunk, Shabazz Muhammad posterizes Chris Kaman, Anthony Davis flies high, Blake Griffin makes Julius ‘Dr .J’ Erving proud, Giannis Antetokounmpo is looong, Andre Drummond goes at Serge Ibaka and Russell Westbrook goes coast to coast.
  • The Legend of Black Mamba, MJ Edition

    Toni George
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    It’s not about the highlights, it’s not about the milestones…the true beauty is in the journey, Kobe Bryant said after passing the great Michael Jordan. Greatness involves adopting a different perspective. Greatness means to see the world differently…not looking for shortcuts, not looking for quick fixes, no cheats, no scams. Greatness is all about managing your journey, dividing it into steps, enjoying every one of them but at the same time, never lose sight of your ultimate goal: to be the best you can possibly be. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about soccer or basketball,…
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  • Thanksgiving Day Must Starts: Bears vs. Lions

    Dan Schalk
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Start Matthew Stafford- The Lions quarterback has looked downright terrible at times over the past few weeks, and his overall season has been a disappointment.  For Stafford owners, they should not give up on him this week against a poor Chicago Bears defense that ranks in the bottom five of all major passing categories.  The […] The post Thanksgiving Day Must Starts: Bears vs. Lions appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Week 13 NFL Fantasy Rankings: RB

    Dan Schalk
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    RBs 1. Demarco Murray vs. PHI 2. Le’Veon Bell vs. NO 3. Eddie Lacy vs. NE 4. Matt Forte vs. DET 5. Jamal Charles vs. DEN 6. Andre Ellington vs. ATL 7. LeSean McCoy vs. DAL 8. Marshawn Lynch vs. SF 9. Justin Forsett vs. SD 10. CJ Anderson vs. KC 11. Denard Robinson vs. […] The post Week 13 NFL Fantasy Rankings: RB appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Week 13 NFL Fantasy Rankings: QB

    Dan Schalk
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    QBs 1. Andrew Luck vs. WAS 2. Drew Brees vs. PIT 3. Peyton Manning vs. KC 4. Tom Brady vs. GB 5. Aaron Rodgers vs. NE 6. Tony Romo vs. PHI 7. Ryan Tannehill vs. NYJ 8. Matthew Stafford vs. CHI 9. Russell Wilson vs. SF 10. Ben Roethlisberger vs. NO 11. Mark Sanchez vs. […] The post Week 13 NFL Fantasy Rankings: QB appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Week 12 NFL Picks

    Dan Schalk
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Our NFL Picks will be a weekly column, where our writers choose the winner of four games including one which will be an upset pick. The Picks will be tracked and we will crown a champion at the end of the season.  Writer’s Dan Schalk and James Kiblin will pick the games and battle it out […] The post Week 12 NFL Picks appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Ben Tate vs. Jerick McKinnon

    Dan Schalk
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Minnesota Vikings claimed former Browns running back Ben Tate off of waivers on Wednesday, to the surprise of some NFL insiders.  While the initial reaction was that Tate would impact Jerick McKinnon’s fantasy value, that does not look like it will be the case.  There are a couple reasons not to worry in you […] The post Ben Tate vs. Jerick McKinnon appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
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    American Sports - The Niche Cache

  • The Wildcard’s Guide to the NFL - Week 16

    Nick Robinson
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:11 am
    Last Week: 13-3Season: 151-72-1Tennessee Titans (2-12) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)First off I have an apology to make. I didn’t meet my deadline last week for this column. It wasn’t my fault, I swear, you just gotta believe me! I TRIED SO HARD!Ok, nah, my laptop broke was the real problem. A pretty legit one though. You’ll just have to take my word for it that I absolutely slaughtered it with a 13-3 week – and that was after I picked TNF wrong! I have proof of it all, I scribbled them down on a piece of paper that’s currently residing somewhere in the general vicinity of the…
  • Here’s How Your NFL Team Can Make The Playoffs

    Nick Robinson
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Two games to go. Two more chances. It’s what players play for, coaches coach for and fans, um, fan (?) for… the chance to compete for a championship. But in a league as brutal and competitive as the NFL, the road to the playoffs is often like thin ice. One false step and you plunge into the offseason with the rest of the mugs from the Jaguars and the Raiders and the Titans and Washington Professional Football Team.Here’s what your team has to do to avoid that ignoble fate. To survive and advance.NFC EASTDallas CowboysIndianapolis Colts (H); Washington PFT (A)Is that Jerry Jones smiling?
  • The Dugout - December 17

    Nick Robinson
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Stuff That Happened: NFL Week 15Well, bowl me over like a buffalo and slap a Stetson on my head… the Dallas Cowboys are in first place! This was supposed to be one of the all-time bad defences, and even despite their surprising aptitude (and absolutely brilliant offence) they still got pumped by the Eagles on Thanksgiving and managed to blow a 21 point lead in this rematch in Philadelphia. Only to end up winning comfortably. Dez Bryant caught three TDs, Tony Romo – in a crucial, late season, divisional game - was flawless and DeMarco Murray logged away despite being well handled by the…
  • Fast Break Report #15: Still Top of the Pops

    Nick Robinson
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Melbourne United 87-92 NZ BreakersFor a few short hours on Sunday the Breakers slipped from first place. Then they beat Melbourne in Melbourne and hahahahaha!Man but it was a close one. Any win away from home is a good win in this league and every one of them is hard earned. Be it through the kilometres on the plane or the sweat on the court. No player embodies that fighting spirit better than Mika Vukona and in this game he broke the Breakers record for games played with his 251st. Good on ya, bro.Congratulations to Mika Vukona, breaking the @NZBreakers club record for most games played!
  • Weekly NBA Wrap With The Mid Range Jumpers

    The Niche Cache
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    MVP WatchNighthawkSteph Curry (GS) 243.0 ppg , 7.7 apg , 5.1 rpgSteph Curry has his Warriors on a current 14 game win streak and his team sitting steady atop of the West at 19-2. He’s not the sole reason for their success but a he’s the leader of this team and showing why he’s one of the best players in the league. He’s been consistent throughout the year and has his Warriors team currently looking unstoppable. Their winning streak doesn’t look like it will be snapped anytime soon.  Anthony Davis (NO) 25.1 ppg , 10.6 rpg , 2.9 bpgDavis has been an absolute freak…
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