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  • Dwane Casey’s Media Scrum Before Game 2 Of Series Against Brooklyn Nets

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    Ryan McNeill
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Dwane Casey was in rare form tonight talking about getting five votes for Coach of the Year, Rob Ford and Jimmy Goldstein attending the game tonight and making adjustments for Game 2.
  • Jackson hopes to talk to Kerr about Knicks' coaching vacancy

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    23 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated.
  • Ron Harper Expects to Interview for the Knicks Coaching Job

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    Marcel Mutoni
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Steve Kerr may be the leading candidate to coach the New York Knicks next season, but Kerr’s former teammate Ron Harper says he also expects a shot at landing the gig. Per the NY Post: Harper won NBA five titles under (Phil) Jackson as a combo guard, playing five seasons in Chicago for the new Knicks team president and two seasons with the Lakers. He was also a teammate of Kerr’s in Chicago and Cleveland. Harper said he has texted with Jackson a few times since he got the Knicks job. “I would expect so,” Harper said of interviewing for a coaching job. “A few guys are expecting to…
  • adidas Signs Top 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Danté Exum

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    CJ
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    adidas has announced a partnership with Australian NBA Draft prospect Danté Exum. The 18-year-old, 6-foot-6-inch combo guard is projected to be one of the top picks in the 2014 NBA Draft. Exum brings a unique skill set and background to one of the most highly touted draft classes in recent years. “I’m really excited to join the adidas family,” said Exum. “I’ve had the opportunity to play in adidas Nations in the past and I’ve always liked their shoes and gear. I look forward to what’s to come for me and adidas.” A graduate of the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport,…
  • Jackson: Knicks' coach search beyond Kerr

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    Ian Begley
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Wednesday that he will open up his coaching search beyond Steve Kerr but acknowledged that he and Kerr have a strong "philosophical connection."
 
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  • Ron Harper Expects to Interview for the Knicks Coaching Job

    Marcel Mutoni
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Steve Kerr may be the leading candidate to coach the New York Knicks next season, but Kerr’s former teammate Ron Harper says he also expects a shot at landing the gig. Per the NY Post: Harper won NBA five titles under (Phil) Jackson as a combo guard, playing five seasons in Chicago for the new Knicks team president and two seasons with the Lakers. He was also a teammate of Kerr’s in Chicago and Cleveland. Harper said he has texted with Jackson a few times since he got the Knicks job. “I would expect so,” Harper said of interviewing for a coaching job. “A few guys are expecting to…
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    23 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
  • Report: Carmelo Anthony Wants the ‘Dwight Howard Treatment’ in Free Agency

    Marcel Mutoni
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    New York Knicks superstar forward Carmelo Anthony will become a free agent in a couple of months, and according to the Sporting News, Melo wants NBA teams to grovel at his feet the way they did for Dwight Howard last summer: “He wants to be in a situation where he can start winning, and he is going to look at teams based on that,” the source said. “Coaching is only a part of the equation. What they do now is not going to be as important as can they win?” Free agency opens on July 1, and, the source said, Anthony would like, “the Dwight Howard treatment.” That means he wants to go…
  • Miami Heat Owner Micky Arison ’100 Percent’ Sure the Big Three Will Stay

    Marcel Mutoni
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    Listening to Miami Heat team president Pat Riley and owner Micky Arison’s public statements, there’s little-to-no reason to believe that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh won’t be hooping in South Beach for the foreseeable future. Arison feels extremely confident that the Big Three will all re-sign this summer. Per the Palm Beach Post: Based on everyone’s comments throughout the season, everything points toward LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh staying in Miami beyond this season. All three are on long-term deals with the freedom to opt out after this year. The most…
  • Paul Pierce Says Being Clutch is in His DNA

    Marcel Mutoni
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce was heroic in a scintillating Game 1 victory against the Toronto Raptors — much less so in Game 2′s 100-95 loss — and claims to have been born with the clutch gene. Per the Globe and Mail: The first in a long career full of clutch fourth-quarter plays for Brooklyn Nets veteran star Paul Pierce came when he was in the ninth grade, as he tipped in a game-winning buzzer-beater in junior varsity ball. “I felt a drive, it was just the beginning,” recalled Pierce at the Nets’ Tuesday morning shootaround. “Once you get a taste of it, you…
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  • adidas Signs Top 2014 NBA Draft Prospect Danté Exum

    CJ
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    adidas has announced a partnership with Australian NBA Draft prospect Danté Exum. The 18-year-old, 6-foot-6-inch combo guard is projected to be one of the top picks in the 2014 NBA Draft. Exum brings a unique skill set and background to one of the most highly touted draft classes in recent years. “I’m really excited to join the adidas family,” said Exum. “I’ve had the opportunity to play in adidas Nations in the past and I’ve always liked their shoes and gear. I look forward to what’s to come for me and adidas.” A graduate of the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport,…
  • The 2014 NBA Playoffs are Coming!

    CJ
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    The 2014 NBA Playoffs are just 9 days away, and we’ve got 12 teams that have locked in playoff spots as of 4/10: Eastern Conference: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, Brooklyn, Charlotte and Washington. Western Conference: San Antonio, Oklahoma City, L.A. Clippers, Houston and Portland. Who do you think will take home the Championship this year? If you’re looking to attend any of these games, you can get NBA playoff tickets from our friends at Celebrity Seats.
  • March Madness Prospects

    CJ
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:10 am
    The NCAA annual spring basketball tournament is due to start. In what has become one of the biggest sporting events in America, it gives the NBA scouts the perfect opportunity to draft up a wish list of potential draftees. So, which players are we expecting to stand out in the March Madness, and which teams look likely to rock the NCAA odds? Jabari Parker, Duke Without a doubt the best collegiate player out there at the minute is Jabari Parker. The son of former Golden State Warriors player Sonny Parker, Jabari has been tipped for a big future in the sport. With a 19.3 Points-Per-Game (PPG)…
  • Sponsored Video: CNBC Takes You Inside The World Of Sports Betting In ‘Money Talks’

    CJ
    8 Mar 2014 | 8:14 am
    CNBC is about to air a new series called Money Talks that pulls back the curtains on the world of sports betting. Now as someone who’s been known to bet on their fair share of basketball games over the years, I’m really curious to check out this show and see how the whole Vegas sports handicapping world works. The show follows Steve Stevens, the self-proclaimed ‘Michael Jordan’ of sports handicapping, who claims his picks are right over 60% of the time! Each one-hour episode follows Stevens and his agents who sell their picks to gamblers looking for any kind of edge.
  • adidas Unveils Made in March Uniform System for NCAA Basketball

    CJ
    7 Mar 2014 | 12:52 pm
    adidas unveiled the Made in March Uniform System for the 2014 NCAA basketball postseason. The collection was created to provide teams with adidas’ most advanced uniform system and basketball apparel technology so they can take on the challenges and intense play of March. Baylor, UCLA, Cincinnati and Louisville will wear short-sleeve Made in March uniforms and Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Wisconsin will wear sleeveless versions. Made in March uniforms feature a functional perforated print pattern along the leg of the stretch woven short to enhance breathability and…
 
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  • Jackson: Knicks' coach search beyond Kerr

    Ian Begley
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Wednesday that he will open up his coaching search beyond Steve Kerr but acknowledged that he and Kerr have a strong "philosophical connection."
  • Saunders: Coaching Wolves not in my plans

    Marc Stein
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    In an interview Wednesday morning with ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders downplayed the idea he might return to the Wolves' bench after this week's retirement of Rick Adelman.
  • Jackson: Dolan loyal to promise of autonomy

    Ian Begley
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson responded on Wednesday to a New York Daily News report that stated that he and Knicks owner James Dolan have had friction over personnel decisions.
  • Suns' Dragic is NBA's most improved player

    ESPN.com news services
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, who enjoyed a career season, was named the NBA's most improved player, the league announced Wednesday.
  • Sources: Vogel 'coaching for job' with Pacers

    Marc Stein
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    One playoff win has not eased the mounting pressure on Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel.
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  • Charles Barkley says Wizards will sweep Bulls after Game 2 OT win: 'This is O-V-E-R'

    Dan Devine
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    After trailing by 10 points with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter and by six with just under four minutes remaining in regulation, the Washington Wizards came back to beat the Chicago Bulls, 101-99, in overtime to finish off an impressive road sweep at United Center. Randy Wittman's crew will head back to the nation's capital brimming with confidence and holding a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series. The Bulls will travel east knowing that if they don't figure out a way to scratch out some more points against the Wizards' defense, they might not be long for the…
  • Washington continues its domination of the Chicago Bulls, grabs a 2-0 series lead

    Kelly Dwyer
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
    CHICAGO – Once again, it appears as if the rest of the NBA has caught up to the postseason version of the Chicago Bulls, those noted regular-season thrashers. And the Washington Wizards appear to have turned a corner that could put them in the second round for just the third time since Ronald Reagan’s first term in the town they play in. The Wizards will return to that home with a 2-0 series lead over Chicago, following their gritty 101-99 overtime win on Tuesday evening. The Wizards erased a 10-point deficit to force overtime and once again encourage Chicago into moving away from its…
  • Paul George drills buzzer-beating 3 to cap big 3rd quarter as Pacers beat Hawks, tie series (Video)

    Dan Devine
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:38 pm
    An awful lot went wrong for the Indiana Pacers in their disappointing Game 1 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, but the most significant damage done by Mike Budenholzer's eighth-seeded birds came during the third quarter. That must have been especially dispiriting for Indiana — after all, as I wrote earlier Tuesday, third-quarter dominance had been a Pacers trademark all season, but during the first game of their quest for an NBA championship, they found themselves being blown off the floor by a 38-44 team en route to giving away the home-court advantage that they'd spent the…
  • Philadelphia 76ers owner Josh Harris calls 63-loss season a 'huge success'

    Eric Freeman
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    A decent number of NBA teams enter the regular season with little expectation of winning enough games to qualify for the postseason, but few have ever done so quite as brazenly as the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers came into this season with a roster that many thought could challenge for the worst record of all-time, cast away several veterans before the trade deadline, engaged in a record-tying 26-game losing streak, and generally looked like a squad with no designs on a winning season. If a basketball fan or analyst took issue with teams tanking over the past few months, it's a safe…
  • The 10-man rotation, starring Tony Allen's game-changing defense on Kevin Durant

    Dan Devine
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Bleacher Report, SB Nation, Deadspin, Daily Thunder, The Oklahoman and Hardwood Paroxysm. Everybody wrote about how Tony Allen's defending Kevin Durant so well, and how awesome Tony Allen is, and how huge a role he played in the Memphis Grizzlies beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime on Monday. PF: Fast Break. The Golden State Warriors head home for Game 3 having achieved a…
 
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  • What the Bad Boys meant to me

    Danny Bohnlein
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Last night, ESPN aired another installment of their award winning “30 for 30″ documentary series.  This episode was especially of interest to me (and likely most of you) because it was 2 hours of interviews, video, and discussion about the Detroit Pistons during the “Bad Boy era” of the late 80s and early 90s.  The 2 hours started with a brief explanation of the city of Detroit falling on hard times and its residents moving out to the suburbs, including the Pistons franchise.  It continued with a brief mention of how the front office was put together after several…
  • Joe Dumars steps down as President of Basketball Ops

    Danny Bohnlein
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    For the first time since the 2000-2001 season, the Detroit Pistons will head into their season under new leadership as President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars has stepped down after another disappointing season for the Pistons. The Hall of Famer Dumars helped assemble the ever popular “Going to Work” Pistons team that made it to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals for six (6) straight seasons from 2003 – 2008.  Lauded for his ability to put together a ‘team’ that could play well enough together that they could overcome any odds against them in the…
  • The Pistons vs. The Pacers

    Natalie Sitto
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The 27-47 #Pistons are in Indiana to take on the 52-23 Pacers Wednesday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Detroit, who’s seen better days is coming of a win at home against Milwaukee, while the Pacers are seriously slumping come playoff time. The Pacers, who look to be a threat to the Heat in the Eastern Conference has dropped three straight and five of six to fall into second place in the Eastern Conference. So a game against Detroit may just be what they are looking for. The good: Detroit actually knows how to beat Indiana, even when they’re not slumping. The bad: The Pacers…
  • The Detroit Pistons Bad Boys Reunite

    Natalie Sitto
    29 Mar 2014 | 10:41 am
    It was a very special night at the Palace of Auburn Hills Friday. The Bad Boys were reunited and honored at the halftime of the #Pistons vs. Heat game to commemorate the 25 year anniversary of their championship. I’ve been to some very special nights at the Palace, so it was nice to have that special feeling in that building again. Video Courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit Dennis Rodman didn’t make it, but when you get to even say Fennis Dembo, let alone see him in person it’s like your birthday and Christmas rolled up in one. The post The Detroit Pistons Bad Boys Reunite…
  • The Pistons vs. The Heat – The Bad Boys Edition

    Natalie Sitto
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:20 am
    The 26-45 #Pistons will host the 48-22 Heat Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons, who are 1-2 against the Heat will do their best for a home team crowd who will pack the Palace to see the Bad Boys reunite. The good: Despite the upsetting season, Pistons fans should get a treat to see some of their favorites being honored at The Palace. The unknown: Is it possible for some of the Bad Boys “mojo” to rub off on the current Pistons? Injuries Pistons: Chauncey Billups, Josh Harrellson are out. Heat::Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade – unlikely. Stat: Detroit is 1-2…
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  • Pistons, Detroit Sports 105.1 announce new radio deal

    Matt Watson
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Detroit Pistons fans who listen to games on the radio must remember to turn the dial next season as the team announced it's leaving 97.1 The Ticket for Detroit Sports 105.1. Not much will actually change from the in-game experience: Mark Champion and Rick Mahorn are still handling play-by-play and analyst duties. But the team and station are framing the new deal as a "content creation agreement" that "could become a model for future professional sports rights agreements," which, sure, that sounds cool. The complete press release is below, followed by an exciting Twitter collage of smiling men…
  • How $5 million salary cap increase affects the Pistons

    Sean_Corp
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Change could help facilitate Greg Monroe getting a max offer from the Pistons or another team. Editor's note: Bad math alert. Post has been updated throughout with revisions to payroll and possible salary cap space. Detroit Bad Boys apologizes for the earlier errors. The NBA is expected to see an increase in the salary cap of about $5 million, which should have a significant impact on every team in the league including the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons are a team in flux after another disappointing season in which the team signed high-profile free agents Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings to…
  • Pistons hire head hunter Jed Hughes to help with GM search

    Sean_Corp
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Hughes is a University of Michigan PhD who works for head hunting firm Korn Ferry International. The search to replace Joe Dumars in the Detroit Pistons' front office is being led by Platinum Equity partners Bob Wentworth and Phil Norment, but now they have some help. To assist in the process, Detroit Bad Boys has confirmed that the organization has retained the help of Jed Hughes, Vice Chairman at Korn/Ferry International, a recruiting and consultation firm with more than 3,400 employees. The Raptors recently used Korn/Ferry to assist with the hiring of Masai Ujiri last spring. Ujiri wasted…
  • Bad Boys 30 for 30 open thread

    Packey
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    What if I told you there was an aptly-named blog where you could talk about the Bad Boys 30 for 30? That's what I'm telling you. You already knew this. We are the Bad Boys of the digital age. This is the Bad Boys 30 for 30 open thread. Tonight At 8.... pic.twitter.com/vMqYXjJQVK — James Edwards (@Jbuddha53) April 17, 2014 After the show, we'll probably have some thoughts, but until then, pour yourself something strong and mean and actually enjoy watching the Pistons win the night, a night when you know they're not going to blow it in the fourth quarter ... and they'll put their stamp on it…
  • Pistons post-mortem: Players seem to be pointing at Josh Smith as source of on-court failures, locker room drama

    Sean_Corp
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    It's not a surprise that Josh Smith is the primary reason the Piston were a bad basketball team. But Smith could be the source for locker-room drama as well. Josh Smith had one of the worst offensive basketball season in NBA history. And it was a huge contributing factor to the disappointing season the Detroit Pistons recently wrapped up. Now that the season is over, though, beat writers are asking players just what went wrong. And those answers seem to be pointing primarily in one direction -- right at Smith. When asked about whether the team had good locker room chemistry Greg Monroe was…
 
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  • Raptors Pocast: Toronto Holds On To Even Series At 1-1

    Ryan McNeill
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Here's audio from Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, Deron Williams and Dwane Casey after Toronto won Game 2 of their first round series against Brooklyn.
  • Dwane Casey’s Media Scrum Before Game 2 Of Series Against Brooklyn Nets

    Ryan McNeill
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Dwane Casey was in rare form tonight talking about getting five votes for Coach of the Year, Rob Ford and Jimmy Goldstein attending the game tonight and making adjustments for Game 2.
  • Dwane Casey Wasn’t Worried About Coach Of The Year Votes

    Ryan McNeill
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    This afternoon Greg Popovich was named Coach of the Year for the 2013-14 NBA season. One of the sub-stories from this announcement is that Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey picked up five first place votes and finished fifth overall in the voting.
  • NBA Playoffs Chat On “The Home Stretch”

    Ryan McNeill
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    I joined Justin Hull on "The Home Stretch" to chat about the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. We reminisced about the NBA on NBC, talked about the high amount of home teams losing Game 1, debated what teams could pull off an upset in the first round, what has gone wrong for the Indiana Pacers and talked about the Milwaukee Bucks having new owners.
  • The Dwyane Wade Story

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    20 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    This is a No-Look-Pass guest post from Hardwood Posters – which dishes out professionally framed, authentic NBA artwork from California.
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  • Identifying the Next Anthony Morrow

    Michael McNamara
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    After an exciting summer that saw the Pelicans make bold trades for Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans, Dell Demps had some roster spots to fill and started by bringing back Al-Farouq Aminu, then signing Greg Stiemsma before finally bringing in Anthony Morrow on a minimum contract. Morrow was kind of an afterthought in a hectic offseason, but by the end of the year, he was a fan favorite and a 2014 summer priority. Morrow was not a hot commodity last summer (obviously), but why? Well, it was a unique set of circumstances. In Brooklyn, they just loaded the roster with big money guards and there was…
  • Looking at the Pelicans’ Defensive Decline

    Jake Madison
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    In Monty Williams’ first season as head coach of the New Orleans NBA franchise the team’s MO was defense. That slow grind it out style led to a playoff berth, a 6 game series against the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, and a defensive ranking of 10th in the league. Since that 2010-2011 season, though, the defense has continually regressed. The following seasons, in order, have yielded a defensive ranking of 15th, 28th and 27th. Yikes. So, what happened? Two areas, that go hand in hand, particularly stand out for this decline. Defensive Rebounding In that 2010-11 season the…
  • In the NO Podcast Episode 179: Season Wrap

    Ryan Schwan
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:32 pm
    The season is ovah! Michael and I talk about how fun those last two games were, Austin Rivers ejection, whether Tyreke and Austin should be focusing on mid-range shooting in the off-season, and Brian Roberts winning the Free Throw crown! Then, we talk about Dell Demps closing comments for the season, Melvin Ely replacing the Steamer, the Lottery, and if some important players were disappointing this season. And Michael helps me pick a team to watch these playoffs. Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots Like the music? Follow…
  • Would a Big Cap Increase Help or Hurt the Pelicans?

    Michael McNamara
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    Yesterday, Larry Coon projected quite a massive increase in next years’ salary cap and the natural question to ask is: What does this mean for the Pelicans? Well, first let’s talk numbers. Coon projects the salary cap to go from $58.7 million to $63.2 million. That is a 7.7% increase, which is higher than the maximum allowed player raise on contracts from year to year (4.5%). Long story short, that means that numerous teams will have a good amount of cap room this summer if this increase does come to fruition. As of right now, the Pelicans have seven guys locked into guaranteed…
  • NBA Playoffs as Played by their New Orleans Connections

    Chris Trew
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Did you know that every team in this year’s NBA playoffs has a player connected to New Orleans basketball? Did you know that the New Orleans basketball franchise is not in this year’s playoffs? Therefore, did you know that the most entertaining way to preview this year’s NBA playoffs is to stage a fantasy one-on-one tournament using the current postseason match-ups and their New Orleans connection? On this Friday’s Trew 2 the Game I invite local comedian Chris Carrington to the studio to break it all down. If you need more enticing to listen to the episode, our first…
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  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Jim Buss runs basketball and Jeanie Buss runs the business side, but they share in Lakers' fortunes with four other siblings, and the marquee NBA team is at a crossroads. The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team — the Lakers.
  • Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Their worst season is over, but the questions are just beginning.Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol for soldiering on amid trade rumors all season.
  • Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Gasol, who'll be a free agent, sees himself playing at a high level for several more years. He's among Lakers who met with GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni.Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).
  • Mike D'Antoni's future to be a big part of Lakers off-season suspense

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Coach Mike D'Antoni says he'll be talking with execs Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss. But with 12 Lakers expected to be free agents, there'll be decisions 'on about a million things,' D'Antoni says. SAN ANTONIO — Mike D'Antoni might have coached his last game with the Lakers on Wednesday. Or he might return for the final guaranteed year of his contract.
  • Kobe Bryant doesn't stick around for Lakers' finale

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Injured star begins vacation early and Lakers finish with their worst record despite 113-100 victory over top-seeded Spurs.SAN ANTONIO — Finally.
 
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  • Wizards head home with 2-0 first round series lead on Bulls

    Inside Hoops
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Here’s the Washington Post reporting on the Wizards, who have played two NBA playoff games against the Bulls, both in Chicago, and won both. Nice position to be in: The Washington Wizards had to wait six years to get back to the postseason. But they only needed two games to really get introduced to playoff basketball, [...]
  • Former NBA player Eric Williams says he is broke and homeless, reports TMZ

    Inside Hoops
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Here’s TMZ.com reporting on Eric Williams, who played for the Boston Celtics and other teams in the NBA, and later made some appearances on the TV show “VH1 Basketball Wives.” We have no idea if this report is accurate or not. TMZ tends to be good at knowing when former pro athletes are struggling, though. [...]
  • Goran Dragic wins 2013-14 NBA Most Improved Player award

    Inside Hoops
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Phoenix’s Goran Dragic, who helped lead the Suns to a 23-win improvement while establishing career highs in scoring and field goal percentage, is the winner of the 2013-14 NBA Most Improved Player Award, the NBA announced today. The annual award is presented to a player who has made a significant improvement from the previous season. Dragic [...]
  • Video: Best poster dunks of the 2013-14 NBA regular season

    Inside Hoops
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The title say it all. Enjoy this video of the top 10 poster dunks of the 2013-14 NBA regular season:
  • Chris Paul limited by hamstring, but plans to play

    Inside Hoops
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Here’s ESPN Los Angeles reporting on the Clippers, who yesterday enjoyed a huge Game 2 blowout win over the Warriors that tied their first round series at one win each: Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will be limited in practice over the next two days by an injured right hamstring heading into Thursday’s Game 3 [...]
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  • ASK IRA: Can James Jones repeat his Game 1 performance?

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Q: James Jones' performance Sunday reminded me of the game he had against the Boston Celtics in May 2011, the second round of the playoffs, Game 1. Jones' shooting helped Heat get a nice lead on the Celtics. He is fun to watch, such a smart player. -- Stuart.
  • ASK IRA: Has Bosh's game drifted too far outside?

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Q: I get that as Chris Bosh goes outside he helps create space for Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. What worries me is that he gets lost out there and settles for 3-pointers. Why not run him inside a bit more, so he is not so predictable and can offer a more consistent offensive option. The Heat will need more from him in the next round for sure. -- Chet.
  • Turnovers down, and Heat want to keep it that way

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
        LeBron James typically doesn't get down on himself when he commits three turnovers in a game. But with his miscues representing a third of the Miami Heat's total in Sunday's playoff victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, he felt the need to get in line with his teammates.
  • Alonzo Mourning 'Up For Whatever' in Bud commercial | Video

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Bud Light did it for the Super Bowl and now they're back for the NBA playoffs, this time with Heat Hall of Fame center Alonzo Mourning among those "Up For Whatever."
  • ASK IRA: Is small ball back for Heat?

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Q: This season it seems a good part of the season was focused on going bigger.  Maybe going small is the road to another championship. -- Joel.
 
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  • New arena term sheet gives city further financial protections

    Blake Ellington
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    A revised term sheet for the agreement between the city of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings was released Monday. Under the new agreement, which is scheduled to be voted on by the city council on May 13, the city is provided with more protections as the team takes on more of the financial burden. The revised term sheet for the new downtown Sacramento arena was released by the city of Sacramento on Monday, revealing that provisions have been made to the deal that further protect the city from potential financial issues. The cost of the arena has increased from the $447 million price tag last…
  • Why it makes sense for Rudy Gay to opt out of his final year, and why he could still re-sign with the Kings

    Aykis16
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Rudy Gay has to make one of the biggest decisions of his life in the next couple months, and it could mean leaving a lot of money on the table. Perhaps the biggest question of the offseason for the Sacramento Kings is whether or not Rudy Gay will opt in to his $19.3 million player option for next season or not.  Should he opt out, he'd become an unrestricted free agent, able to go wherever he pleased. As has been discussed many times before, nobody saw Rudy opting out of the final year of his deal when the Kings traded for him.  He was in the midst of a career-worst season with the Raptors,…
  • Farewell Rick Adelman

    Aykis16
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Celebrating the greatest coach in Sacramento Kings history as he enters retirement. The Timberwolves held a press conference today in which they announced Rick Adelman's retirement as an NBA head coach.  At 67 years old, Adelman is the oldest coach in the NBA, and with his wife dealing with medical issues the last few years, this news is not unexpected. Adelman is the greatest coach in Sacramento Kings history.  Now that isn't exactly a hard feat to accomplish, given that no Sacramento Kings coach aside from him has had a .500 or better record (wow we've sucked a lot).  But even still,…
  • 2013-14 Nostradumbass of the Year

    Aykis16
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Another year of prediction contests, another winner. Our second year of Prediction Contests was even more popular than last year. When I started this contest back in 2012-13, I wasn't sure it would be a long-term thing, but you guys have embraced it. More than 300 people participated at least once, and about 30-40 were regulars. However, despite its popularity, I can't say that this year's contest was more successful, because alas, I have been dethroned. I know, I can't believe it either, but it's true. Your new master of prognostication, with a grand total of 217 points is adamsite, avenging…
  • New Salary Cap and Luxury Tax projections will help the Kings

    Aykis16
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    A bigger than normal expected bump in the salary cap and luxury tax for next season means that the Kings have a little more wiggle room should Rudy Gay opt in to his contract. Larry Coon, noted CBA expert and author of the extremely useful CBA FAQ, wrote on his blog yesterday that the NBA issued new salary cap and luxury tax projections for the next two seasons. From his blog: The NBA issued new projections for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 salary cap and luxury tax thresholds. The 2014-15 salary cap is now projected to be $63.2 million and the tax level is projected to be $77.0 million. The…
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    DraftExpress Articles

  • Kyle Anderson Scouting Report and Video Breakdown

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Kyle Anderson is arguably the most unique prospect in this draft class, with an unprecedented combination of passing, rebounding, 3-point shooting percentage and basketball IQ in a 6-9 frame. Now that Anderson's college career is over, we can take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.
  • Dwight Powell Updated Scouting Report

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    Dwight Powell helped Stanford to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, but had a somewhat disappointing season after a promising junior year. What are his NBA prospects looking l
  • Russ Smith Updated Scouting Report

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Russ Smith took a major step forward in his final season at Louisville, improving his playmaking skills and becoming a much more efficient all-around player. Will that be enough to land him a spot in the NBA?
  • Gary Harris Scouting Report and Video Breakdown

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Gary Harris is considered one of the best shooting guard prospects in this draft, thanks to his strong combination of shooting, defense and basketball IQ. Now that Harris' college career is over, we can take a step back and conduct an inventory of everything he displayed this season as an NBA prospect, as well as the things he still has to improve on.
  • 2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Rich Sheubrooks

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    Video interviews with veteran NBA Scout and Nike Global Basketball Consultant Rich Sheubrooks at the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit.
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  • Raptors Pocast: Toronto Holds On To Even Series At 1-1

    Ryan McNeill
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Here's audio from Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, Deron Williams and Dwane Casey after Toronto won Game 2 of their first round series against Brooklyn.
  • Dwane Casey’s Media Scrum Before Game 2 Of Series Against Brooklyn Nets

    Ryan McNeill
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Dwane Casey was in rare form tonight talking about getting five votes for Coach of the Year, Rob Ford and Jimmy Goldstein attending the game tonight and making adjustments for Game 2.
  • Dwane Casey Wasn’t Worried About Coach Of The Year Votes

    Ryan McNeill
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    This afternoon Greg Popovich was named Coach of the Year for the 2013-14 NBA season. One of the sub-stories from this announcement is that Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey picked up five first place votes and finished fifth overall in the voting.
  • NBA Playoffs Chat On “The Home Stretch”

    Ryan McNeill
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    I joined Justin Hull on "The Home Stretch" to chat about the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. We reminisced about the NBA on NBC, talked about the high amount of home teams losing Game 1, debated what teams could pull off an upset in the first round, what has gone wrong for the Indiana Pacers and talked about the Milwaukee Bucks having new owners.
  • The Dwyane Wade Story

    HOOPSADDICT.com
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    This is a No-Look-Pass guest post from Hardwood Posters – which dishes out professionally framed, authentic NBA artwork from California.
 
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  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets Game 2 Preview

    Chris Lucia
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    The Blazers pulled off the Game 1 upset over the Rockets in Houston Sunday night behind 77 combined points from LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard. The Rockets look to slow those two down tonight while getting more from their own superstar tandem of James Harden and Dwight Howard. Portland Trail Blazers (1-0) vs. Houston Rockets (0-1)Wednesday, April 23 Toyota Center; Houston, TX | 6:30 p.m. PDT | Local TV/Radio: KGWHD, TNT; 620 AM Out for the Blazers: N/A | Out for the Rockets: N/A SBN Affiliate: The Dream Shake | Timmay's viewing guide | Jersey contest The Blazers face the Houston…
  • Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Game 2

    Dave Deckard
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Dave Deckard of Blazersedge.com and Patrick Harrel of TheDreamShake.com go back and forth about the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets, what happened in Game 1 of their playoff series, and what we can look forward to in Game 2. Following the Portland Trail Blazers' Game 1 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night we caught up with Patrick Harrel of The Dream Shake, SBNation's Rockets site. We talked about Game 1 fallout, Game 2 preparation, and everything in between.  Enjoy! Dave Deckard, Blazersedge.com: Ok, as a fairly-experienced, fairly-savvy, mostly-astute basketball guy…
  • Full Court Press: Links To Get You Ready For Rockets/Blazers Game 2

    Ben Golliver
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:17 pm
    A round-up of coverage before Game 2 of a first-round playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. Enjoy this round-up of coverage as you get ready for Game 2 of a first-round playoff series between the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers (West's No. 5) hold a 1-0 series lead over the Rockets (No. 4) after scoring a 122-120 overtime victory in Game 1 on Sunday. Check out our Blazersedge coverage of Game 1 and its aftermath if you missed it... Game 1: Timmay's Recap | Dave's Analysis | Aldridge's Big Night | Stotts & Lillard React Game 1…
  • Gameday Thread: 2014 NBA Playoffs

    Timmay!
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Hang out here to discuss the rest of the playoffs! Hang out here and discuss the ongoing events of the 2014 NBA Playoffs! Tuesday Night on TNT: 4:00 pm: Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (Atlanta leads 1-0) 6:30 pm: Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls (Washington leads 1-0) Tuesday Night on NBA TV: 4:30 pm: Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors (Brooklyn leads 1-0)
  • Blazers Coach Terry Stotts Finishes Sixth In 2013-14 Coach Of The Year

    Ben Golliver
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts finished sixth in the 2013-14 Coach of the Year voting. The NBA announced on Tuesday that Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts finished sixth in the 2013-14 Coach of the Year voting. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich won the award for the third time in his career. Following Popovich, in order, were: Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, and Stotts. The San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the…
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    Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers

  • Reebok Classic Dropping Infamous “Blacktop Collection” This May

    Sean Sweeney
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Summer is just around the corner, so hopefully you have your game ready for the streets. If not, this upcoming collection from Reebok Classic can help. Dropping May 9, the ever-popular Reebok Classic “Blacktop Collection” will be returning in two distinct colorway styles known as the “the Battleground” and “the Boulevard.” When it first launched, […] The post Reebok Classic Dropping Infamous “Blacktop Collection” This May appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Report: James Dolan Tries To Block Phil Jackson From Firing Knicks Personnel

    Spencer Lund
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Who had one month as their over/under before new Knicks president Phil Jackson clashed with Chairman of MSG and owner of the Knicks, James Dolan? If so, you collect first prize. Of course it was Frank Isola of the New York Daily News whose source says the two egomaniacal personalities at the top of the […] The post Report: James Dolan Tries To Block Phil Jackson From Firing Knicks Personnel appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Report: Goran Dragic Wins Most Improved Player

    Spencer Lund
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    The NBA has announced that Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic has been named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2013-14 NBA Season. Dragic won in a land-slide over Pacers wing Lance Stephenson and Pelicans second-year forward Anthony Davis. The NBA has added some transparency to the voting process, revealing who each media member voted […] The post Report: Goran Dragic Wins Most Improved Player appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • The NBA’s Best Videobombs Of The Season

    Sean Sweeney
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Miami might’ve started it all, but now the videobomb is a league-wide phenomenon, and everyone from Andre Drummond to DeAndre Jordan wants to get in on the act. But try as they might, no one is topping Chris Bosh and the Heat. What do you think? Follow Sean on Twitter at @SEANesweeney. Follow Dime on […] The post The NBA’s Best Videobombs Of The Season appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Kevin Garnett Warns Against Coming To Brooklyn Following “F*** Brooklyn”

    Spencer Lund
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    It’s like they’re in a buddy cop movie and Kevin Garnett is playing good cop while Paul Pierce plays bad cop for this Brooklyn team. While Pierce was busy calling the Nets soft, KG was positive about the Nets getting one of two on the road. Then the Big Ticket wondered whether Raptors GM Masai […] The post Kevin Garnett Warns Against Coming To Brooklyn Following “F*** Brooklyn” appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • New Bucks owners await NBA approval, buy-back provision puts pressure on downtown arena plans

    Steve von Horn
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    A wrinkle in the Bucks sale agreement will put pressure on soon-to-be owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry to get arena talks rolling quickly. As prospective owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry await formal league approval of the $550 million sale agreement for the Milwaukee Bucks franchise, there's a good chance they're both thinking about how to quickly advance the arena conversation in Milwaukee and move toward a viable solution. Their fates as as NBA owners may hang in the balance. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he expects league approval of the sale (which requires an affirmative vote…
  • How badly do the Bucks need Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker?

    Dan Sinclair
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    How about Embiid, Exum, and Randle? With a top four pick guaranteed in the upcoming NBA Draft, and a good chance at selecting in the top three, the Milwaukee Bucks should just about have their pick of the elite prospects in this year's class. For a team as terrible as Milwaukee was this past season, any talented young player is bound to have an impact sooner than later. In fact, teams often get themselves into trouble by focusing too much on team needs instead of prioritizing overall talent level or long-term value. But what if we turn that question on its head a bit? What if, instead of…
  • Giannis keeps growing, sets sights on summer improvement

    Steve von Horn
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    He's jolly, he wears Bucks green, and he's becoming a giant. Giannis Antetokounmpo has definitely been eating his vegetables. To go from an unknown, untested, and untrusted quantity on the brink of a redshirt season to an NBA contributor, rotation player, and highlight factory who has only added fuel to comparisons to Nicolas Batum (or better) is more than enough to label this season a resounding success for Giannis Antetokounmpo, right? That journey marks some serious growth in his mindset and his game from the predraft phase to the end of Year 1 as an NBA player, but when it comes to…
  • Herb Kohl sells Bucks to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for $550 million

    Frank Madden
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The new era of Milwaukee Bucks basketball has begun, and it will be led by a pair of hedge-fund billionaires. Herb Kohl's goal of finding new owners committed to keeping the Bucks in Milwaukee was never expected to be easy--but it may happen sooner than anticipated. Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal-Times reports that significant interest has been shown in the franchise since Kohl announced in December that he was formally pursuing new investors, with some of that interest coming from groups committed to keeping the Bucks in Milwaukee long term. The latter would be a serious dose of good…
  • Bucks ownership group likely to add local investors

    EricBuenning
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The Bucks were sold to a pair of men from New York, but it looks like some local investors will start coming into the fold soon. Though there was a press conference yesterday to announce that Herb Kohl had sold the Bucks to the New York-based duo of Marc Lasry and Wes Edens for appoximately $550 million, there is still a very strong chance that local investors (and big names in Wisconsin) could buy a minority stake in the team, reports Rick Kirchen of the Milwaukee Business Journal. With the announcement of the sale, many expected that to be the end of ownership transaction. However, Steve…
 
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  • San Francisco waterfront arena opponents declare victory after Golden State Warriors shift plans to Mission Bay

    Nate Parham
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Opponents of the Warriors' proposed waterfront arena declared victory yesterday after San Francisco media outlets reported that the franchise has purchased a site in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood instead with the arena slated to be completed by 2018. But rather than a defeat for the franchise, the move might be the most logical business decision for the franchise if still disheartening to East Bay fans. Not long after John Cote of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Golden State Warriors had abandoned their plans to build an arena on Piers 30-32, the San Francisco Waterfront…
  • 2014 NBA Playoffs, Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Clippers: The Game 2 disaster

    Nate Parham
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    There were some questions for the Warriors to answer entering Game 2 and not much went their way during a 138-98 blowout loss. Golden State Warriors (1-0) at L.A. Clippers (0-1) Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA 7:30 p.m. PST TV: TNT (national), CSNBA/HD (local) | Radio: KNBR Buddy blog: Clips Nation If you've been following the NBA long enough to remember the time when the first round was just five games per series, perhaps you'll appreciate the expansion to seven games after Game 1 of the first round between the L.A. Clippers and Golden State Warriors. Playoff games shouldn't be decided by…
  • 2014 NBA Coach of the Year voting: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson finished eighth

    Nate Parham
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    After a season full of controversy, milestones, and questions, Warriors coach Mark Jackson got one third place vote for 2014 NBA Coach of the Year. Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson tied for eighth in 2014 NBA Coach of the Year voting after receiving one third place vote. Coach, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts Gregg Popovich, San Antonio 59 23 16 380 Jeff Hornacek, Phoenix 37 44 22 339 Tom Thibodeau, Chicago 12 22 33 159 Steve Clifford, Charlotte 8 21 24 127 Dwane Casey, Toronto 5 9 18 70 Terry Stotts, Portland 2 3 6 25 Doc Rivers, L.A. Clippers 1 2 2 13 Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City 0 0 1 1 Mark…
  • Game Links #R1G2: Golden State Warriors 98 @ LA Clippers 138 - Amnesia would be a nice thing to have right now

    IQofaWarrior
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Tuesday 4/22/2014 - Last night, Uncle JO explained the differences between the Warriors fans and Clippers fans. Monte Poole: Jermaine O'Neal issues challenge to Warriors fans - The Warriors officially annouce their purchase of land on San Francisco's Mission Bay. warriors.com: Warriors Make a Play for Mission Bay CSN Bay Area Staff: Warriors officially announce plans for Mission Bay arena site - We're now guaranteed a Game 5, so the TV schedule has been set. warriors.com: Game 5 Schedule Set for First Round of NBA Playoffs - Brian Witt reminds us not to overreact about Game 2's loss and…
  • 2014 NBA Playoffs: L.A. Clippers rout Golden State Warriors by 40 in Game Two

    Nate Parham
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Blake Griffin really does matter, but so does the Clippers bench and 26 Warriors turnovers. The easy narrative for the Golden State Warriors' loss to the L.A. Clippers in Game 2 tonight is that Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are exactly who we thought they were, the former maybe being a bit better than he has ever been in the post-season. No longer beset with foul trouble, Griffin feasted on whoever the Warriors threw at him in single coverage while Paul pushed the tempo against their demoralized opponent in the second half to finish with 12 points and 10 assists to lead the Clippers to a…
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  • Bulls vs. Wizards game 2 final score: another failed stretch run brings overtime loss

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Wizards take commanding 2-0 series lead heading back to Washington. It looked for a while in the 2nd half that this would be an equalizing game in this series for the Bulls. They had gotten themselves into a huge 1st half hole, 17 points at its worst, but had climbed back out of it behind huge nights from DJ Augustin and Taj Gibson off the bench. It was looking like the type of game the Bulls had won many times before, fed by desperation and using physicality (to put it mildly) to force the Wizards into an eventual submission. However it may have been too much to both re-take that lead and…
  • Bulls vs. Wizards: Game 2 OVERTIME PLAYOFFS OPEN THREAD

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
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  • Bulls vs. Wizards playoffs: Game 2 (storystream)

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Bulls were down 17 early, but DJ and Taj helped pull them back within some kind of striking distance. Going into the second half down 7. Bulls have actually played pretty well, but the Wizards have been outstanding. That's an issue.
  • Bulls vs. Wizards: Game 2 (halftime) PLAYOFFS OPEN THREAD

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Bulls were down 17 early, but DJ and Taj helped pull them back within some kind of striking distance. Going into the second half down 7. Bulls have actually played pretty well, but the Wizards have been outstanding. That's an issue.
  • Bulls vs. Wizards: 5 points of emphasis for Chicago in Game 2

    Ricky O'Donnell
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Here's how the Bulls can tie-up this series. There haven't been many nervous nights for the Bulls this season, at least not since a string of victories in early February made it clear our lottery delusions were dead and this team would be in the playoffs. The Bulls hovered around the middle part of the East playoff picture for most of the post All-Star Game schedule, benefiting from another easy conference slate and the nightly intensity Tom Thibodeau mandates. I don't  believe I have truly worried about this team since that triple overtime loss to the Magic on Jan. 15. I'm guessing that…
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  • NBA Playoffs: Pacers pull out dominating second half in blowout win over Hawks to tie series 1-1

    Nathan S.
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    The Pacers wrapped up a 101-85 victory over the Hawks to tie their seven game series at 1-1. The Pacers used a 31-13 third quarter to erase a four point deficit and cruise to victory. Paul George had 27 to lead the Pacers and Luis Scola scored 20 off the bench. It took six quarters for the Indiana Pacers to finally make an impact in the 2014 NBA Playoffs, but things fell into line once they did, flipping the script against the Atlanta Hawks by putting on a third quarter clinic en route to a Game 2 victory at home to tie the series at 1-1. The Pacers outscored the Hawks 31-13 in the third…
  • NBA Playoffs final score: Pacers shut down Hawks 101-85

    Nathan S.
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:38 pm
    The Pacers pieced together a tremendous second half as Paul George scores 27 and Luis Scola scores 20 to help tie the series with Atlanta at 1-1. The Indiana Pacers finally pieced together a huge second half burst, finally showing up for the 2014 NBA Playoffs with a 31-6 run late in the third quarter as they capped their first win of the postseason to tie the series at 1-1 against the Atlanta Hawks as the series will shift towards Atlanta. The Hawks shot the ball exceptionally well in the first half as Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap continued their reign of terror, but the Pacers finally keyed…
  • Hawks vs. Pacers, Game 2: Second half game thread

    Nathan S.
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    The Pacers continue to struggle adapting to the Hawks ability to shoot and spread the floor, make or break second half on its way.
  • Game 2 halftime score: Hawks lead Pacers 52-48

    Nathan S.
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    It's a familiar script for the Atlanta Hawks, who have hit eight three pointers in the first half, shot 50%, and have gotten another outstanding half from Jeff Teague (12 points, five rebounds, four assists) as they have kept the Indiana Pacers at arms' length the entire second quarter. The Pacers looked sharp in the opening minutes, but the Hawks quickly adjusted and put Indiana in an 11-point hole in the second quarter. The Pacers have gotten little from their starting lineup short of Paul George, who leads the way with 12 points, five assists, and three steals. The Pacers bench scored 26…
  • Hawks vs. Pacers, Game 2: Game coverage

    Tom Lewis
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    The Pacers look to right what is wrong at home and even up their first round playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks when the two teams meet for Game 2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. The Pacers are all in this year but they may be all out by the end of the night if they can't find a way to beat the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers played Game 1 like they were all out of options for altering their fortunes against the Hawks but after a couple of days off there will certainly be some adjustments at both ends of the floor to try to spark a revival of the…
 
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  • Popovich wins Coach of the Year, Hornacek runner-up

    Jacob Padilla
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Jeff Hornacek is not the NBA's coach of the year this season, but that is OK. The NBA announced today that Gregg Popovich was voted as the 2013-14 Coach of the Year, the third time he has taken home the Red Auerbach Trophy in his career and the second time in the last three years. Popovich, who wins his second NBA Coach of the Year award in the past three seasons and third of his career, joins Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to receive the honor three times. He totaled 380 points, including 59 first-place votes, from a panel of 124 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the…
  • Report Cards: Channing Frye

    Mike Lisboa
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Channing Frye's return to the starting line-up was almost as surprising as the Phoenix Suns' return to NBA relevancy. What grade did the Comeback Kid earn for the comeback Suns? One has to wonder what the future holds for Channing Frye.  According to The Arizona Republic, the 30-year-old power forward reportedly would like to work out a contract extension that would likely end his career in Phoenix.  This is more amazing news than your average contract extension story considering his career nearly ended in Phoenix at the end of the 2011-12 NBA season. Frye's recovery from his heart disease…
  • The Madhouse - Week of 4/21/2014

    Mike Lisboa
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Welcome to the Madhouse! Bright Side of the Sun is an amazing and diverse community and it deserves a place where the tyranny of topicality does not rule. And that's what The Madhouse is. It's Bright Side of the Sun's place to talk about whatever you want, whenever you want: favorite TV shows, news from around the league or what a relief it is to be off the Suns' roller coaster for a few months. It's all fair game here.
  • Phoenix Suns 2013-14 Report Cards: Archie Goodwin

    Jim Coughenour
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Despite limited playing time, Archie Goodwin flashed plenty of potential for a 19 year old rookie with an impressive Summer League debut, dominating performances in the D-League, and by finishing the season with the best outing of his young career. So how awesome was it that Goodwin sacked Sactown in the team's final game this season? As far as grading goes, it's akin to killing his final exam. Although he definitely put an exclamation point on his rookie year with that 29 point career high performance, most of his season was much more sedate. Depending on how you want to look at it, Archie…
  • Former Phoenix Suns in the playoffs... Can we root for them?

    Kris Habbas
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    "Hey, that guy in the uniform that is not purple and orange looks familiar. Didn't he play here? Great, now what am I supposed to do?" By now the point has been hammered home hard enough by local and national media alike -- The Phoenix Suns didn't make the playoffs. Time to put that tool down before you knock down the structural integrity of your basketball knowledge. Good? Now the NBA Playoffs still roll on and a unique thing about the Suns, and by my own admission I have no clue if other teams experience this because I do not track their rosters as closely, but the concept of Former Suns In…
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  • Looking Forward Once Again ☆

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    I admit the second half of this Wolves season has been a major disappointment. The team didn’t come together. Ronnie and Chase came back but they didn’t have the impact I imagined. Ronnie has played great when he is healthy and Chase even showed promise before his latest injury. Injuries to Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin played a big role in the teams in ability to mount a comeback. But for the most part, the team just wasn’t good enough, consistently enough, to make it happen in the uber competitive Western Conference. It’s too bad really that this couldn’t…
  • Ricky Videobombs Turbo ☆

    Derek Hanson
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
  • Q&A with Project Spurs

    Derek Hanson
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    With the T-Wolves and Spurs set to tip off this evening in Target Center, Stephen Anderson from Project Spurs sat down with TWolves Blog’s own Timothy Snyder for a Q&A session. 1) The front court of Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic has given the Spurs trouble in the past. With Pekovic out tonight, will Minnesota keep San Antonio off the boards and control the glass. The Wolves can almost always count on 12-14 boards from Kevin Love. The real question is who is going to pick up the slack with Nikola Pekovic sidelined with his ankle injury. Reigning Rookie of the Month Gorgui Dieng…
  • OH YEAH! The “NEW” New Forum ☆

    Bloguin
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Hey guys, As most of you know, after the big Bloguin migration to the new platform, we tried setting things up with a native forum solution that integrated seamlessly with the platform.  The prior version of the forums had grown old and out of date and just wasn’t a salvageable option long-term.  However, the native solution, while fast, easy, and clean, was a bit toosimple.  I attempted to beef up the offerings with some plugins for the forum, but they only resulted in either bringing the forum load to a crawl or breaking it altogether.  It became clear pretty quickly that the new…
  • What to Make of This “Love Drama?” ☆

    wallyworld
    20 Feb 2014 | 11:51 am
    Peter Vescey confidently claimed last night Love has demanded out of Minnesota Surrounding the trade deadline, there are always rumors flying around. Every player in the Association has gone through them and if you listen to the players, it can hamper their play. In Minnesota, we have one of the biggest question marks in the NBA in Kevin Love. If you go onto any site or listen to any “expert”; the majority of them say via sources or whoever that it is a lock he will be in purple and gold in the 2015-2016 season.  Before the all-star break, Love did an interview with GQ explaining…
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  • Breakfast Bullet-in: Wait, the Wizards are up 2-0 on Chicago?

    Satchel Price
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    This morning's Breakfast Bullet-in comes with a nice side of WINNING PLAYOFF GAMES ON THE ROAD. The Wizards are up 2-0 on the Bulls with the series heading back to D.C. later this week, as you've probably heard by now. Basketball in the nation's capital is finally starting to get some respect, and it's for good reason, too. Folks realize this team isn't messing around anymore. Seriously, we're on the cover of ESPN! When's the last time you saw that happen? Probably when the team drafted Wall, frankly. But they're finally arriving on the big stage this month, and they're doing it in style. I…
  • Wizards vs. Bulls, NBA Playoffs 2014 Game 2: Trevor Ariza locks up D.J. Augustin

    Mike Prada
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    One huge key to victory: the Wizards' small forward locked up the one Chicago player that was lighting the Wizards up. There were many heroes in the Wizards 101-99 overtime win over the Bulls on Tuesday, but we have to reserve a special place at the table for Trevor Ariza. That's because Ariza shut down the one Bull that the Wizards could not account for in Game 2: D.J. Augustin. When the under-six timeout of the fourth quarter arrived, Augustin had 25 points. The Wizards tried John Wall, Bradley Beal and Andre Miller on him, hoping to collectively push him to undesirable spots on the floor.
  • Wizards vs. Bulls final score: Washington gets a character win in overtime, 101-99

    Albert Lee
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    The Washington Wizards had an early big lead and they fell down by as much as 10, but managed to get the game back to overtime and held on for a 101-99 win and a 2-0 series lead. WOW. Wow. What a game. This is the character win of the year. At least so far. The Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls, 101-99, in overtime. And the way they did it was unbelievable. First, this Bulls team doesn't fold. The Wizards had to earn this win. Despite an early 29-12 lead in the first quarter, D.J. Augustin was a major driving force to keep Chicago in this game. He scored 11 straight points from the…
  • NBA Playoffs 2014, Wizards vs. Bulls Game 2 second half thread

    Mike Prada
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Discuss the second half here. Hell of a start. One more good half is needed. LET'S GO WIZARDS!
  • NBA Playoffs 2014, Wizards vs. Bulls: First-half thread

    Mike Prada
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Discuss the first half here. As noted before, we're doing three game threads tonight to account for increased traffic. This is the first half thread. LET'S GO WIZARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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  • Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Cavaliers acting GM David Griffin took to the podium on Tuesday morning to break down the previous season and look ahead to what the Wine and Gold have in store for what promises to be an offseason unlike any other.
  • End of Season Cavs Quiz

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The Wine and Gold wrapped up the regular season with a win over Brooklyn less than a week ago. Take our year-end quiz to find out how closely you paid attention to the 2013-14 Cavaliers campaign.
  • Wine and Gold Wrap Up for the Summer

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Cavaliers cleaned out their lockers on Thursday, taking time to recap the season and look forward to an offseason of work and a successful season when they return.
  • Game Quotes: Cavaliers vs. Nets

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Postgame quotes from the Cavaliers vs. Nets game on April 16, 2014.
  • Call of the Game: Cavaliers vs. Nets

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Listen to Radio Play-by-Play announcer John Michael's Time Warner Cable Call of the Game during the Cavaliers vs. Nets game on April 16, 2014.
 
 
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  • Bobcats Under Pressure

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    No team turned the ball over less than the Charlotte Bobcats during the regular season. In Game 1 of the First Round series between the Bobcats and Miami HEAT, the HEAT introduced a little chaos into Charlotte's normal.
  • Bobcats 88 - HEAT 99 Chat Recap (4/20/14)

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Recap of HEAT.com's live chat as the HEAT defeat the Charlotte Bobcats in game one.
  • Dominican Republic Gallery Two

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    The latest Miami HEAT Dancer Gallery
  • HEAT-Bobcats Preview: Keep Away

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    The Charlotte Bobcats have an offense centered around Al Jefferson. The Miami HEAT aren't going to let him get the ball easily. How their game of keep away plays out is going to have a major impact on the First Round playoff series.
  • Back at the Right Time

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    Throughout the regular season, the HEAT had to endure a multitude of different starting lineups, with both injuries and rest playing a role in that reality. But as the playoffs approach, Miami finds itself fully healthy and ready to go.
 
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  • Things To Know: Wednesday

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Things to Know: Stay up to date with the latest Lakers news.
  • Skill Ball

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Fewer teams employ traditional five-man lineups with a power forward and center. We take a look at how the league is shifting to smaller, more skillful lineups.
  • Lakers Announce Hiring of Dan Grigsby as General Counsel

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    The Los Angeles Lakers have promoted Jim Perzik to Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs/Secretary, and have hired Dan Grigsby as General Counsel, replacing Perzik, it was announced today by team President Jeanie Buss.
  • Bryant Returns to the Court

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Upon returning to Los Angeles from a family trip to Europe, Kobe Bryant took the practice court at the team's facility at 7 a.m. for a two-hour basketball work out on Monday morning.
  • Laker Girl Blog - Jessie

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    The Laker Girl Blog - Jessie
 
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  • 2014 Playoffs Game 2: Mavs at Spurs

    Earl K. Sneed
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Practice Report: Dirk NowitzkiMavs F Dirk Nowitzki dishes on the positives the team took away from Game 1 and the adjustments needed going forward for Game 2. The post 2014 Playoffs Game 2: Mavs at Spurs appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Mavs vow to learn from Game 1′s disappointment

    Earl K. Sneed
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Practice Report: Dirk NowitzkiMavs F Dirk Nowitzki dishes on the positives the team took away from Game 1 and the adjustments needed going forward for Game 2. DALLAS — Wednesday night cannot come fast enough for the Dallas Mavericks. Still digesting the disappointment of letting Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs fall by the wayside, the Mavericks returned home and immediately hit the practice court. Looking to spit out the sour taste of Sunday’s 90-85 loss in San Antonio, the Mavericks quickly turned their attention to getting even in…
  • W2W4: Mavs aim to even score with Spurs in Game 2

    Bobby Karalla
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Practice Report: Dirk NowitzkiMavs F Dirk Nowitzki dishes on the positives the team took away from Game 1 and the adjustments needed going forward for Game 2. The Mavericks very nearly pulled off the upset in Game 1, relying on quality team defense and a healthy dose of bench scoring. The four Mavs reserves who played more than 10 minutes each finished with a positive plus-minus, as has been the case for most of the season. It was the Dallas second unit that strung together a run of buckets and stops to extend the team’s lead to 10 midway through the fourth quarter of Game 1, but…
  • 2014 Playoffs Game 1: Mavs at Spurs

    Earl K. Sneed
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    Mavericks vs. Spurs: Game 1 RecapDevin Harris led the Mavs with 19 points and five assists as the Mavs look to even the series with the Spurs at one a piece on Wednesday. The post 2014 Playoffs Game 1: Mavs at Spurs appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • 2014 Playoff Primer: Breaking down the Mavs vs. Spurs X’s and O’s

    Bobby Karalla
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    Shootaround: Vince CarterMavs G-F Vince Carter talks about the importance of setting a tone in Game 1 and says the team believes in themselves and is prepared to win. Now that we’ve discussed some of the key matchups to watch for, let’s take a look at some of the key plays the Mavs and Spurs have found success with against each other this season. The Spurs’ offense moves at a chaotic pace, but for as fast as the pieces move, everything San Antonio does on that end of the court is very controlled and disciplined. This makes for a very difficult defensive gameplan. However,…
 
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  • Pistons Mailbag - April 23, 2014

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    The search for a new GM, pondering the Bad Boys’ place in history and stuff about the new radio partner for the Pistons all in the latest edition of Pistons Mailbag.
  • Detroit Pistons Announce New Radio Broadcast Partnership with Greater Media Detroit

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has agreed to a multi-year radio agreement with Greater Media Detroit.
  • A Win-Win Deal

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    The Pistons and WMGC 105.1 FM see their union as breaking new ground and going far beyond a traditional radio rights deal.
  • 10 Tough Ones

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    The Pistons know they lost too many games they could have won this season – frustrating as they look back, but cause for optimism as they look ahead, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.
  • Exhibit A

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    The Pistons lost many more games than they expected to this season, but the videotape of their last loss will be one that gives whoever becomes the new general manager much to work with, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.
 
 
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  • Goran Dragic wins the 2014 NBA Most Improved Player award

    Kevin Zimmerman
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    A day after Jeff Hornacek came in second place to Gregg Popovich in the Coach of the Year voting, Goran Dragic ended the trail of Phoenix Suns snubs — fairly or unfairly labeled — during... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What we learned about the NBA from the 2013-14 Suns: Part 2

    Kevin Zimmerman
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    PHOENIX — The NBA playoffs roll on without the Phoenix Suns. While the results could add to ideas of where the league might be or should be headed, we can take a lot of lessons from the Suns... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NBA Coach of the Year 2014: Jeff Hornacek is the runner-up

    Kevin Zimmerman
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Jeff Hornacek’s success as a rookie coach had a lot to do with the roster provided to him by general manager Ryan McDonough. That relationship and shared vision between the two is first and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What we learned about the NBA from the 2013-14 Suns: Part 1

    Kevin Zimmerman
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    PHOENIX — The NBA playoffs roll on without the Phoenix Suns. While the results could add to ideas of where the league might be or should be headed, we can take a lot of lessons from the Suns... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NBA free agency: Suns must address Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker

    Kevin Zimmerman
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    PHOENIX — Even heading into the summer of 2012, Suns president of basketball ops Lon Babby thought Phoenix was a prime free agent landing spot. Then, there was little to sell. Now, the Suns can... [[ 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

  • [Video] RR’s Andrew Thompson (@MarmaladeJacko) Reacts to Late DeMar DeRozan Turnover

    Zarar Siddiqi
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    The post [Video] RR’s Andrew Thompson (@MarmaladeJacko) Reacts to Late DeMar DeRozan Turnover appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • GIF: Jason Kidd really wanted the Nets to switch on this play

    William Lou
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Life as a coach is stressful. Either that, or he’s doing a soulful rendition of that horrible song by Will Smith. [stolen from: r/NBA] The post GIF: Jason Kidd really wanted the Nets to switch on this play appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • Post-game Interviews: Raptors 100 Nets 95

    Sam Holako
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Amir Johnson & DeMar DeRozan Click for more videos Jonas Valanciunas Dwane Casey The post Post-game Interviews: Raptors 100 Nets 95 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • DeRozan, Raptors Grow Up in Game 2, Tie Series

    Blake Murphy
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    Unedited Reaction Podcast - Quick Reaction – Box – Raptors 100, Nets 95, Series Tied 1-1 Through the first seven playoff quarters of his career, DeMar DeRozan was struggling, to put it lightly. After a 3-for-13 performance in Game 1 against Brooklyn in which DeRozan had 14 points, two rebounds, one assists and three turnovers, the team had a clear edict in the first and third quarters of Game 2: Establish DeRozan. Whatever it took, the Raptors were going to get their All-Star going. After a poor first half, DeRozan was engaged in action number one on eight of the team’s first 10…
  • Morning Coffee – Wed, Apr 23

    Sam Holako
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    2014 NBA Playoffs: Toronto Raptors value hoops over hoopla | ESPN “I don’t even think about who’s in the stands, who’s sitting next to me,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “Drake’s over there, yelling at the referees. I hear him, but I don’t see him. My mind is on the court. I think it’s great for our organization to get the hype and all that, but I don’t get caught up in that. That’s one thing I warned our players tonight, in a playoff atmosphere, is to make sure their mind is still on basketball.” The game played out as…
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  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-22-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-21-2014 http://t.co/Ju0kIRRslA #ncaaw #wnba -> A very early look at the Top 25 for the 2014-15 season (ESPN) http://t.co/2KGqOKNaTT #ncaaw o_O -> RT @JayBilas: Leticia Romero wants to leave K-State to pursue education elsewhere. KSU won't release this "student who just happens to play… -> RT @JayBilas: Good for K-State recruits to note – KSU handbook says it will deny most transfers: http://t.co/RciLQPdt8p EWAH – Every Wildca… -> Indiana Fever announces local broadcast partnership…
  • Thirty-nine elite players accept invites to 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials

    Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Kysre Gondrezick is one of 19 players returning to USA Basketball in 2014 with prior experience from the 2013 USA Women’s U16 National Team Trials. Photo: USA Basketball. Thirty-nine players, including all 12 members of the gold-medal winning 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team and 19 others with experience from the 2013 USA U16 National Team Trials, have accepted invitations to attend USA Basketball’s 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials. The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials will be held May 22-26 at the U.S. Olympic…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-21-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    New York Liberty: Leilani Mitchell to sit out 2014 #WNBA season, will remain in Australia & train with Opals http://t.co/OicZnkssjz #aus -> Haley Peters (Duke) signs training camp contract with Washington Mystics http://t.co/gIbrtuxyR4 #wnba #ncaaw -> Valencia McFarland (Ole Miss) signs training camp contract with Seattle Storm http://t.co/IPV5Oe8ECC #wnba -> San Antonio Stars add Jessica Kuster (Rice) and Heather Butler (Tennessee-Martin) to training camp roster #wnba -> Boston @RedSox to honor UConn basketball teams, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to throw ceremonial 1st pitch…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-20-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    RT @LynxCoachReeve: With the backdrop of a recent twitter convo initiated by media member referring to @minnesotalynx as outside of 'the bi… -> RT @LynxCoachReeve: sports scene, I feel compelled to share these thoughts in hopes that all members of the MN media will listen and attemp… -> RT @LynxCoachReeve: framing @wnba and womens sports in general in this manner does a great deal of damage. I want to call on media to be co… -> RT @LynxCoachReeve: effects of trivializing and marginalizing coverage. With a commitment from our media, we can be leaders in enacting soc……
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-19-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Dishin & Swishin 4/17: Anne Donovan & Fred Williams discuss Connecticut & Tulsa’s draft picks, offseason (HF) http://t.co/Nx9VTQAP7V #wnba -> RT @kmbgOB: @Hoopfeed.com RT Help #NCLALadyFalcons Basketball receive a matching grant @DICKS Foundation! #SportsMatter https://t.co/5JeJbk… ->
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  • Dragic Wins Most Improved Player as 31 Players Received Votes

    Chris Sheridan
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    NEW YORKPhoenix’s Goran Dragic, who helped lead the Suns to a 23-win improvement while establishing career highs in scoring and field goal percentage, is the winner of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, the NBA announced today. Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 first-place votes, from a panel of 126 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers (158 points, 13 first-place votes) and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans (155 points, 16 first-place votes) finished second and third,…
  • DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, April 23, 2014

    Chris Sheridan
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues The price tag on LaMarcus Aldridge has risen since yesterday, with the Portland Trail Blazers forward going from $18,940 to $19,421. That’s what’ll happen when an astounding 52 percent of the entrants in DraftStreet’s two-day playoff fantasy tournament snatch up the player who had the most productive Game 1 of any NBA player. Aldridge went off for 46 points and 18 rebounds in Portland’s Game 1 overtime victory over Houston, and a majority of players in the two-day, $22 entry…
  • 5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Wizards Strike Again, Pacers and Raptors Bounce Back

    Max Ogden
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Terrible officiating, an upset by a road team and All-Star perimeter players putting on standout performances. What else did you expect? Tuesday, April 22 was an example of the 2014 NBA Playoffs staying true to form. The upsets continued to pour in and the stars continued to be placed under a spotlight. Some persevered. Some didn’t. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. 1. Paul George stepped up with 27 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block as the Indiana Pacers used a dominant second-half to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 101-85.
  • John Jenkins Runs @ATLHawks Twitter During First Half

    Michael Brumagin
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
    The Atlanta Hawks are quite social savvy when it comes to Twitter. More than most teams, the Hawks often utilize their social presence to draw fans in, often having players take over the account during games to do Q&As with fans. Tuesday, as the Hawks prepared to take on the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of their first round series—hoping to extend their series lead to 2-0, the ATLHawks Twitter handle fell into the hands of shooting guard John Jenkins. Heading over to the @ATLHawks account. Tweet me questions and thoughts during game! — John Jenkins (@JohnnyCashVU23) April 22, 2014…
  • SH Blog: Will Pacers bench Hibbert? Kerr and Knicks in deep talks; Popovich named coach of the year

    Ben Baroff
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Innovation must come from experimentation at the edge, not just from ideas generated by the center. For Frank Vogel and the Indiana Pacers, this is a mantra that must be embraced if they want to turn their fortunes around. What they are doing now isn’t working. There’s nothing else to it.  They are 15-15 since the All-Star break, including their putrid Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on their home floor. After two-plus months of preaching “staying the course,” and “we’re going to turn this thing around,” and “insert generic rhetoric…
 
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  • Hawks vs Pacers Game 2 final score: Atlanta collapses in 101-85 loss to Indiana

    Brad Rowland
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:37 pm
    For approximately 33 minutes, the Atlanta Hawks put together another impressive showing in Indiana, but unfortunately, the final 15 minutes were disastrous, as the Indiana Pacers ran away to a 101-85 victory to even the series at 1-1. With a 4-point halftime lead and the spirits of the fan base lifted to scary high levels, the Atlanta Hawks were in great shape against the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of their 1st-round series. Unfortunately, that feeling evaporated in a hurry during an epic second half collapse, and the Pacers evened the series at 1 apiece with a 101-85 drubbing of the Hawks.
  • Hawks vs Pacers Game 2: Frank Vogel mum on adjustments, status quo for Atlanta

    Kris Willis
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Frank Vogel and Mike Budenholzer revealed little in their pregame media session on the eve of Game 2. Mike Budenholzer and Frank Vogel met with the media prior to Tuesday night's Game 2 matchup between the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks. Vogel was up first and said that he would go with his normal starting lineup of George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert and declined to discuss any potential rotation changes. There has been much talk of adjustments for Indiana but Vogel wasn't forthcoming with the media. Vogel was asked about the possibility of mixing in…
  • Hawks vs. Pacers: Game 1 Reaction & Q&A with Indy Cornrows

    Daniel Christian
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Tom Lewis of Indy Cornrows stops by Peachtree Hoops to examine just what's wrong with the Pacers. Can they adjust and take control of the series? Or does Atlanta provide just the right match-up to take advantage of Indiana's extended slump? While the Hawks did the unexpected and trounced Indiana on the road in Game 1, it wouldn't be entirely true to say that the victory was surprising. The Pacers have been in a free-fall for a while now, and even when they were playing their best basketball, the Hawks provided difficult match-up problems for their defense. But it's crunch time for the Pacers…
  • NBA Playoffs 2014: Nets, Wizards look to go up 2-0

    Kris Willis
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards look to continue their road success when the NBA Playoffs continue Wednesday night. In addition to the Hawks and Pacers there are two more playoff games on the NBA's docket for Tuesday. The Brooklyn Nets look for their second straight win in Toronto while the Washington Wizards look to go up 2-0 on the Chicago Bulls. Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m. NBA TV - Nets lead series 1-0 Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Raptors look to salvage a game at home before the series shifts back to Brooklyn. Game 1: Nets 94,…
  • Hawks vs Pacers Game 2: John Jenkins to take over Hawks twitter

    Jane Hammond
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Follow along on the Hawks twitter account as John Jenkins tweets the first half of tonight's game. Despite having season-ending back surgery in February, Hawks sophomore guard John Jenkins has still been all over twitter supporting Atlanta leading up until the playoffs. And tonight he'll take it to another level as he takes over the official Hawks account for the first half of Game 2 vs. the Pacers, presumably tweeting his thoughts about the action on the court as it happens. Getting real-time insight from an NBA player as the Hawks hopefully cruise to another victory should be a fun…
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  • Game 2 Preview: Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs

    Stephen Shepperd
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Spurs aim to get their offense going early while continuing to shut down the Mavericks' stars and take a 2-0 series lead in Game 2. Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasApril 23, 2014, 7:00 PM Spurs Time TV: NBA TV/FSSW - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI Famed sociologist and New York Time Bestseller Malcolm Gladwell's newest release, David and Goliath, takes a deeper look into scenarios where an underdog overtakes an overwhelming favorite, whether in war, sports, or business. His main thesis throughout the book is that underdogs have a better shot at emerging victorious…
  • Diversifying the Spurs attack against the switching Mavericks defense

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:16 pm
    The Spurs will need to tweak a few things about their offense if they want it clicking in all cylinders against the smart Maverick defense. The Mavs' switching defense got all the headlines after an unexpectedly close game one of the series and for good reason. Holding the Spurs to a below average offensive night is not easy and Dallas did it. But it wasn't just the uncharacteristic methods Rick Carlisle implemented, Dallas managed to do one thing remarkably well: contain Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Or is that two things? Regardless, here are some adjustments the Spurs can implement to get…
  • Tour Tony Parker's house courtesy of Fabricio Oberto

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Ever wonder which Marvel character is Tony Parker's favorite or what his trophy room looks like? Fabricio got these answers and more when he visited Tony with a camera crew for his show "Lado Oberto" Take a break from playoffs talk to watch this amazing video of Fabricio Oberto touring Tony Parker's house while he was in San Antonio filming part of his show "Lado Oberto." By virtue of being a former teammate and an all-around good guy, Fabricio gets the type of access to the usually secretive Spurs that others can only dream off.  We showed you his candid interview with Pop and there is also…
  • Gregg Popovich is named the NBA Coach of the Year for the third time

    J.R. Wilco
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Must Reads The style of Sager, the heart of Popovich Travis Hale There are times when things are more important than a basketball game. Must Reads The style of Sager, the heart of Popovich Pop's been doing a great job with the Spurs for 18 years, and now he's been recognized as the NBA's best coach twice in the last three seasons. Before he won it in 2012, we reminded everyone that coaches just don't win this award twice. But nobody wins it three times. Well, it turns out that there are three nobodys who've coached in the NBA, and Gregg Charles Popovich is the third in a group led by Don…
  • Spurs survive Mavericks' trickery in Game 1

    Michael Erler
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:55 pm
    First Rick Carlisle used the radical "I'm going to play my best players" gambit and then, when all was lost, Gregg Popovich countered with the "I too will play my best players" counter maneuver. Western Conference Quarter-Final Game 1: Spurs 90, Mavericks 85     Series: 1-0 San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has gotten a lot of plaudits over the years, but particularly so the last couple of months, for being among the best, if not the best, in his profession. He is the odds-on favorite to win his third Coach of the Year trophy, a trinket he values about as much as the wine selection at…
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  • Wizards Now Win Two In A Row: Is This The End of Chicago?

    Keith Fuchs
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    The Washington Wizards pulled off a second consecutive win on the road against Chicago last night. The Wizards seemed to adopt the old "if ain't broke, don't fix it" approach and now they are sitting in the driver seat with a 2-0 lead and the series coming back to D.C. Do the Wizards sweep the Bulls at home? Or does this series go the distance? Can Chicago still pull of the win, or are they too far deep to come back? What must Chicago do to get back in to the series? What must the Wizards do to win? Please offer your thoughts and insights.
  • Melo to Wizards?

    John Camacho
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    After the Bulls fail to score during crunch time again, more people are talking about the Bulls possibly reaching out to Carmelo Anthony during this summer's free agency. However, if you are Carmelo Anthony, why choose the Bulls and not the Wizards? Derrick Rose's health is always in questionable. Carlos Boozer doesn't finish games and Joakim Noah deficiencies are becoming more glaring. Joining a young backcourt in John Wall and Bradley Beal would give his title chances a big boost.
  • Who was your Most Improved Player of the Year?

    Krithic Annamalai
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    I had Gerald Green as the winner.
  • Raptors Need One Win At Brooklyn

    Joseph Paquin
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Since the controversial $25,000 words spoken by Masai Ujiri in front of thousands of Raptors fans outside the Air Canada Centre, the Nets/Raptors series isn't lacking any essential elements to make this a must-watch playoff sequence. The teams are tied 1-1 heading into Brooklyn and the Nets will do everything in their power for Toronto to leave Brooklyn on Sunday down 3-1 in their series. "I don't know if you can say "F Brooklyn" and then come into Brooklyn, so we're about to see what it's like", Kevin Garnett mentioned after Tuesday evening's game 2 loss. Brooklyn fans have a bad taste in…
  • “The Truth” Holds False as Brooklyn Drops Game Two in Toronto, Series Tied 1-1

    Jeff Weisinger
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Tuesday night’s performance by Paul Pierce “isn’t why (the Nets) brought him here.” Pierce missed numerous go-ahead shots in the final minutes in Toronto on Tuesday night as the Raptors even the best-of-seven series, defeating Brooklyn 100-95. He missed an open shot from the left wing with 24.9 seconds left, and a shot from the top of the arc with 13.9 left. “He had some great looks,” head coach Jason Kidd said in his post-game press conference. “Its basketball, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t.” Pierce went a dismal 2-for-11 from the court, including a 0-for-6…
 
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  • Nets vs Raptors Has Come Down To DeRozan vs Pierce

    Stephen Brotherston
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    With the 100-95 victory at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday night, the battle between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors has come down to which All-Star, DeMar DeRozan or Paul Pierce, can pull their team over the hump in the fourth quarter. “These two teams are very similar,” Jason Kidd said.
  • Toronto Raptors Are Over Their First Game Jitters

    Stephen Brotherston
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    After the fact, the Toronto Raptors are admitting to some first game jitters, however, that is all behind them now. “The first game we were all anxious,” Greivis Vasquez explained. “I haven’t been in the playoffs in two years. We wanted to be out there. We wanted to perform. We got it out of our system. Now we are going to play Raptors basketball.”
  • Greivis Vasquez Is The Raptors Next Best Option

    Stephen Brotherston
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    “(Greivis Vasquez) is not (afraid),” Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey said. “I thought he came in and gave us a jolt. Being afraid is not in Greivis’ vocabulary. When he speaks Venezuelan, he doesn’t know the word afraid, so he is going to put the pedal to the medal and that is what we need in certain situations. I thought he played an excellent ballgame.”
  • No Playoff Pressure Raptors Kyle Lowry Has Family

    Stephen Brotherston
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    Taped over his locker in the dressing room was the typical picture a little kid would draw for his Daddy and it was obvious that drawing brought a lot of pride and joy to the Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry. “He will be here in the back playing,” Lowry said.
  • Pro Bball Week in Review 04/21/14

    Stephen Brotherston
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    On Pro Bball Report last week: What Masai Said, Amir Johnson is proud, Best Raptors team ever, Greivis Vasquez, Home Court matters, Playoff seeding, pregame, post game, playoffs and a lot more.
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  • Top Destinations For Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol This Summer

    ronron
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Paul Gasol, Carmelo Anthony This summer is expected to be really hot in the NBA, since there will be several “big name” free agents available in the market. Two of the biggest names and biggest stars who will become available soon after the season ends are Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol. Although there are some people around the league who believe that both of them might just stick with their current teams, that is far from a certainty. Let’s see which the top destinations for each one are. Carmelo Anthony Melo is arguably the biggest superstar of the 2014 summer class, assuming…
  • Los Angeles Clippers Route Golden State Warriors By 40 to Even Series

    Emmanuel Altenor
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Los Angeles Clippers rebound with 40-point win.Photo Credit: LA Clippers Instagram The Los Angeles Clippers put a hurting on the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series on Monday night, to the tune of a 40-point blowout. Blake Griffin put on a dominant bounce-back performance of 35 points on 13-of-17 shooting, while Paul filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and five steals. For the Warriors, Stephen Curry struggled in the first half, going just 1-of-6 for four points. By the time he began to attack aggressively in the second half, the…
  • Kendrick Perkins Scores Buzzer-Beater Putback For Overtime (Video)

    Gary Derrick Altenor
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Kendrick Perkins cleaned up Russell Westbrook’s three-point miss and sunk a clutch buzzer-beater putback to send it into overtime. The basketball gods blessed Perkins and awarded him for his disruptive defense on superstar Zach Randolph. Ironically, this was Perkins’ only shot attempt on the night. The post Kendrick Perkins Scores Buzzer-Beater Putback For Overtime (Video) appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
  • Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2 Quick Recap

    Emmanuel Altenor
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Grizzlies even the series against Thunder in overtime The Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series on Tuesday night. OKC took Game 1, 100-86, behind Kevin Durant’s 33 points. The Thunder made a late fourth-quarter rally that was capped off by an incredible four-point play by Kevin Durant and a  buzzer-beating lay-in by Kendrick Perkins to send the game into overtime, 99-99. Memphis survived in overtime, 111-105, as both Zach Randolph and Courtney Lee made four free throws to seal it. Game Leaders Memphis Zach Randolph: 25 points, 6…
  • Joakim Noah Wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award

    Emmanuel Altenor
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Joakim Noah named Defensive Player of the Year. Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah has been named NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. The Bulls made an official announcement via a press conference today, which can be viewed on their website. Noah has had a successful season as leader of this Bulls team with the injury to Derrick Rose and departure of Luol Deng. He averaged 12.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals in an All-Star season. Noah joins Michael Jordan as the second Chicago Bull in franchise history to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award. photo…
 
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