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  • Why The New Orleans Pelicans Shouldn’t Play Transition Basketball

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    Jake Madison
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    It isn’t a question of pace but of getting out in transition is something Mason pointed out to me on twitter the other day. I was saying that I think the New Orleans Pelicans will play with a slower pace because of the Omer Asik trade, but Mason was right: Transition is the correct word even though it ties in with pace. But whatever. The Pelicans shouldn’t get out and play in transition. It almost seems counter intuitive with the Asik signing. The team has athletic players in Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, and Anthony Davis, and now a guy to swallow up the ball on defense. This New Orleans…
  • Anthony Davis and His Next Contract With the New Orleans Pelicans

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    Michael McNamara
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    (A special thanks to Jason Calmes in this article for his fact-checking and infinite wisdom. Also, a large shout out to one of our favorite podcast guests and salary cap guru’s Larry Coon.)  While the drama of free agency is fun for most, it is nerve-racking for fans of that team whose star player is out there hearing pitches from other franchises. The idea of losing a franchise changing player for nothing causes more anxiety in a fan base than anything on the court possibly can. And even if your team’s superstar is not a free agent, just the threat of him becoming one can put…
  • Anointing King Boogie

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    adambeddawi
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    As Boogie Cousins embarks on a media tour designed to distance himself from his defamatory national narrative, he also brings to light the similarities between he and the city that he represents. An enigma to most, if not all, there's perhaps no greater example of the human personality's arbitrary nature than DeMarcus Cousins.  One second he's demonstrating a self awareness and indifference of somebody jaded beyond their years, and the next he's laying into an official over a perceived basketball injustice as though he didn't already understand how likely he was to experience it. This isn't…
  • Timberwolves, Williams agree to terms

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    28 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves and free-agent guard Mo Williams have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million.
  • LeBron James Cavs Wallpaper

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    28 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Download this LeBron James Cavs wallpaper by clicking the links below. For more sizes, check out Posterizes.com. 2560×1440| 1920×1200 | 1920×1080 | 1680×1050 | 1600×900 | 1440×900 | 1280×800 Artwork by Ishaan Mishra and Ryan Hurst  The post LeBron James Cavs Wallpaper appeared first on SLAMonline.
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  • Timberwolves, Williams agree to terms

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves and free-agent guard Mo Williams have agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million.
  • Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn't negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all the shares.
  • Closing arguments underway in Sterling trial

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Closing arguments are underway in a trial to determine whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
  • Butler unable to participate with USA Select Team

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    USA Basketball announced earlier today that USA Select Team member Jimmy Butler will be unable to participate in this week's training camp. Butler will miss action with the Select Team due to a slightly strained groin injury.
  • Scott says he will be Lakers' new coach

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
 
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  • LeBron James Cavs Wallpaper

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    28 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Download this LeBron James Cavs wallpaper by clicking the links below. For more sizes, check out Posterizes.com. 2560×1440| 1920×1200 | 1920×1080 | 1680×1050 | 1600×900 | 1440×900 | 1280×800 Artwork by Ishaan Mishra and Ryan Hurst  The post LeBron James Cavs Wallpaper appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • Report: Wolves Eyeing Thad Young as a Replacement for Kevin Love

    Marcel Mutoni
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves will likely need a third team to make a blockbuster trade for Kevin Love with the Cleveland Cavaliers work. According to ESPN, Minny is interested in Philadelphia Sixers forward Thad Young as a potential replacement for their disgruntled All-Star: Whether Philadelphia proves willing to part with Young, though, remains to be seen.   Young has two years left on his contract, including a player option for the 2015-16 season, valued at a combined $19.3 million. Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said in June that he anticipates Young starting next season in…
  • Full Court 21 Opening Day Recap

    Max Resetar
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Bobbito Garcia’s second annual Full Court 21 tournament, sponsored by the Knicks, Shirts & Skins and Bball Junkies, got off to a roaring start last night. Booker T. Washington playground, up on 108th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, was packed with fans rocking orange and blue. Tyson Chandler’s face covered the side of the Knicks’ van (awkward) that was giving out t-shirts and other goodies. The Knicks even put up orange nets on the hoops. The rules of Garcia’s tournament are simple. Every player who steps on the asphalt is a one-man team. With every change of…
  • Steve Nash: ‘I Think This is My Last Season’ (VIDEO)

    Marcel Mutoni
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Last season, while rehabbing from numerous old-man ailments, Steve Nash spent most of his time filming a web video series that focused on the quickly approaching end to his brilliant NBA career. Nash recently stated the obvious – the 2014-’15 campaign will more than likely be his final go-around in the NBA. Per the LA Daily News: “I think this is my last season,” said the 40-year-old Nash in a video posted by Sport TV. “But I still love to play, practice and work on my game. I’m going to spend hopefully many many years living this life without basketball. It’ll be nice to play…
  • A Barbershop Conversation with Kyle Anderson & Adreian Payne (VIDEO)

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    28 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    A day before the 2014 NBA Draft, Kyle Anderson and Adreian Payne talked the game and grooming from the Foot Locker x SLAM Draft Suite with XXL and Magic Shave. See what they said as they got a swift trim above. Related: A Barbershop Conversation with Jabari Parker A Barbershop Conversation with Aaron Gordon & Gary Harris (VIDEO) The post A Barbershop Conversation with Kyle Anderson & Adreian Payne (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
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  • The Nike Lunarglide 6 Is One Hot Running Shoe!

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

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

    CJ
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Premium sock brand Stance, a leader and innovator in the category, proudly presents the third chapter of their wildly popular NBA Legends collection. This capsule, a brand new collection of iconic styles that pay homage to a handpicked group of basketball legends, features five greats including Rik Smits, Clyde Drexler, and Run TMC: Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond. “We’re excited to unveil the next installment of our NBA Legends,” said Clarke Miyasaki, Business Development for Stance. “This season we’ve chosen players who all have made a major impact on the NBA with…
  • Jamal Crawford Loses Close To $1 Mil In House Sale

    CJ
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    (Screenshot/Google Street View) Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman is already putting his new salary to good use, buying NBA star and Seattle native Jamal Crawford’s home in Maple Valley last week for a reported $2.31 million. Crawford originally purchased this home in 2006 for $3.231 million, and it’s been on and off the market since 2008. The four-bedroom, 6 1/4 bathroom home spans 9,435-square-feet and was built in 2004. The three-story home is located in the suburbs south of Renton, WA. The mansion sits on a 4.96-acre, fenced-in lot located on a dead-end street. According…
  • The Vans Winston Is Now Available At JD Sports

    CJ
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:37 am
    Every summer, my basketball shoes get retired to the back of my closet in place of something a little more casual. During the day, you can usually find me in flip flops, but when I go out at night, I need something with a bit more substance. This season, I’m going with the casual look with these white/white Winston from Vans. Exclusive to JD Sports, they give off a casual but classic skate style. With a canvas upper and featuring the classic Vans sole unit and branding on the tongue, the Winston will give you a smarter look than the average pumps. Back in high school, all I wore were…
 
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  • Bulls' Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose urge Chicago residents to 'stand up' in anti-violence PSA (Video)

    Dan Devine
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    That's the first in a series of 60-second public service announcements produced by Joakim Noah's charitable organization imploring Chicago residents to come together and stem the rising tide of violence that has swept away dozens of lives this summer. The Chicago Bulls center introduced the "Chicago, Stand Up" campaign at a youth-focused event at a community center in the city's Near West Side section held Friday, the day before his Noah's Arc Foundation hosted a basketball tournament for 18- to 24-year-old men from different parts of Chicago aimed at emphasizing messages of peace, unity,…
  • Eric Bledsoe: 'I can understand the Phoenix Suns are using restricted free agency against me'

    Dan Devine
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Eric Bledsoe got to play starter's minutes last season for the first time after a summertime trade from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Phoenix Suns, and he quickly proved deserving of the opportunity. The tough, explosive guard was one of just six players to average at least 17.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game last season; the other five were the league's MVP (Kevin Durant) and runner-up (LeBron James), two perennial All-Stars (James Harden and Russell Westbrook) and arguably the best guard in the Eastern Conference last year (Kyle Lowry). He was a two-way menace who paired…
  • Paul George lists the firing of an ex-coach as one of his top memories as a rookie

    Kelly Dwyer
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    On Saturday, stuck in the middle of the NBA’s slow season, Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George was clearly yearning: Missing fishing right now— Paul George (@Paul_George24) July 26, 2014 Looking to fill that void, George opened up to his nearly 700,000 followers on Twitter, mentioning that he’d take ten questions from random fans. The list of Qs and eventual As were the typical fare, citing George’s favorite movie (‘Saving Private Ryan’), NBA heroes from his youth (Kobe, Tracy McGrady, Anfernee Hardaway), his favorite non-Indianapolis arenas to play in (Madison Square Garden, the…
  • Metta World Peace to Larry King: 'I'm not retired' (Video)

    Dan Devine
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Metta World Peace made just 29 appearances for the New York Knicks last season before being bought out in February. While he'd hoped to find a new home with a contending team for the stretch run, the colorful veteran forward wasn't able to catch on anywhere, entering the summer without a contract. But despite seeming to have better employment prospects as a high school coach and blogger than as an NBA player at this stage of his career, the artist formerly known as Ron Artest told no less a hoops authority than Larry King during a recent interview that he has not yet decided to hang up his…
  • Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine stars at Seattle Pro-Am with series of seriously sick dunks (Video)

    Dan Devine
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Hey, did you forget over the weekend that Minnesota Timberwolves first-rounder Zach LaVine has crazy bounce and can perform a variety of very cool dunks? Well, I have good news for you and your addled memory. The former UCLA guard turned up at the Seattle Basketball Pro-Am League run by Jamal Crawford to put on a show for his hometown crowd (LaVine grew up in nearby Renton, Wash.) and offer yet another in what has become a pretty regular series of reminders that he's not especially encumbered by gravity. Here's a quick smash-and-grab cut of some crowd-pleasing throwdowns: ... and here's a…
 
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  • Cartoon Spencer Dinwiddie

    Natalie Sitto
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Spencer Dinwiddie Toon #Pistons 2014 Draft selection @SDinwiddie_25 was officially signed to a three-year contract with Detroit.  The 21 year-old Dinwiddie will is very lucky to land in Detroit and work on his ACL rehab with Arnie Kandor. Dinwiddie has a huge upside and considered a first rounder had he not been injured. He’s got game and the right attitude. Love this quote when he declared for the Draft. “I’ve got first-round talent, if an NBA team has the confidence to give me the keys to the car and contribute, they won’t regret it.” via Denver Post After he…
  • Cartoon Caron Butler

    Natalie Sitto
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Caron Butler Toon @realtuffjuice has been officially tooned.  Butler adds a lot to the #Pistons team by spreading the floor and knocking down threes. The veteran Butler brings a legit threat to the Pistons bench. He played in 56 games last season averaging 25.3 minutes per game with a 10.5 game average. Add in his 39.4% three-point average,  and you have some much-needed help to the Pistons bench. Follow Caron on twitter and welcome him the Pistons.   Follow Need4Sheed on twitter @Need4Sheed_com for all the news you want and you don’t! The post Cartoon Caron Butler appeared first…
  • Cartoon Jodie Meeks

    Natalie Sitto
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I said I had a lot of tooning to do so here is #Pistons free agent shooting guard Jodie Meeks in toon form. Meeks, who wants to give Kentavious Caldwell-Pope a run for his money for the starting job put up a nice season for the Lakers last season starting 70 games, putting up a career-high in all departments. PPG 15.7 RPG 2.5, APG 1.8 STLPG 1.4 He also produced career-high percentages from the field 46.3 and on 3-pointers 40.1. Make sure you follow @jmeeks20 on twitter and welcome him to Detroit. The post Cartoon Jodie Meeks appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
  • Cartoon D.J. Augustin

    Natalie Sitto
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Cartoon D.J. Augustin It’s been a busy summer for the Detroit #Pistons as well is Need4Sheed. I can’t remember a summer that I needed to create this many toons.  New toons mean new Pistons players. D.J. Augustin was signed by Detroit for two years at $6 million. The 26-year old Augustin had a very nice season last year coming off the bench for the Bulls. He was a spark off the bench, scoring 14.9 points per game shoting 41.1% from the three-point line. The post Cartoon D.J. Augustin appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
  • Cartoon Stan Van Gundy

    Natalie Sitto
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Not sure Stan Van Gundy will have this sort of smile when the #Pistons season starts, but here is the much awaited Stan Van Gundy toon. Coach Van Gundy is making a ton of new moves so I’ve got some serious tooning to do. The post Cartoon Stan Van Gundy appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
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  • Unfinished Business

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

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

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

    Glenn
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Spo regretting walking away from a managerial position at Chuck E. Cheese'sJuwan Howard does not want to be in this pictureLebron making it look easyThe new face of LebroningKing Crab Cramp
  • The Clippers got Jack

    Glenn
    16 May 2014 | 9:08 am
    Even though the Clippers lost the series last night, it was not before basketball fan Jack Nicholson made clear what team rules tinseltown (and also that the apocalypse is nigh).So confusedAll things considered, Nicholson might have had a better time watching Kobe mixtapes on his yacht.The Clippers led from their first shot of the game until a KD jumper that came two minutes into the 4th quarter. Including that shot, Durant scored 11 points in the final period, and despite Chris Paul's heroics (he scored 14 points in the 4th), it was clear that the Thunder could taste the Western Conference…
 
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  • Andre Drummond shows off USA Basketball uniform, alley-oops with Bow Wow

    Matt Watson
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Before getting down to business with USA Basketball, Andre Drummond had some fun with Bow Wow at a Jordan Brand event. Andre Drummond and the rest of the 19-man USA Basketball roster begins training today in Las Vegas. Over the weekend, Brian Packey described how Drummond's chances to make the final 12-man roster that travels to Spain for the FIBA World Cup improved after Blake Griffin and Kevin Love bowed out. USA Basketball went small to replace Griffin, adding point guard John Wall, but they went big to replace Love, with power forward Paul Millsap getting the nod yesterday. “Paul has…
  • Maybe Greg Monroe doesn't have a deal because David Falk is crazy

    Sean_Corp
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Super agent claims that Evan Turner could have made $10 million per year if he'd stayed in Philly. Can't tell if this means he is really good or really bad at what he does for a living. The stalemate continues between Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons, and there are few signs that a contract between the team and restricted free agent will be resolved anytime soon. Many people are ascribing motives to the parties involved -- Monroe doesn't want to be here; the Pistons don't think he is worth much -- and while I can't get into anybody's head, let me submit to readers an alternative scenario:…
  • Kevin Love and Blake Griffin not participating on USA national team, opens door for Andre Drummond

    Packey
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Blake Griffin announced that he would not participate on the USA basketball national team. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was one of 19 players invited to compete for a roster spot on the 2014 World Cup of Basketball team, but Griffin respectfully declined the opportunity on Thursday [via ESPN]: "I appreciate the invitation to play for Team USA this summer," Griffin said in a statement. "It is a special opportunity anytime you have a chance to represent your country, and I was honored to be included. However, right now I want to focus and dedicate 100 percent of my energy on…
  • #NBASitcoms take over NBA Twitter

    Packey
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:37 pm
    It's officially the doldrums of the offseason. The draft, free agency and summer leagues are all but gone, so it must be time for NBA teams to fill in the gaps with ... Twitter hashtags. The topic? #NBASitcoms (after a failed #NBAVegetables). Basically, change the name of a sitcom to make it relevant to the NBA somehow. You'll get the picture soon enough. The Phoenix Suns kicked things off on Thursday afternoon, and they involved the Pistons: Who's up for a real one, #NBASitcoms? @DetroitPistons @MNTimberwolves @ATLHawks @denvernuggets @Sixers @warriors @trailblazers — Phoenix Suns (@Suns)…
  • Pistons GM Jeff Bower says team accomplished free-agent goals

    Packey
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    With $13.5 million in cap space to play with when free agency opened on July 1, the Pistons feel they spent their money wisely. The Pistons offseason may seem underwhelming to a lot, but the Pistons are happy with their haul. To recap, here's who the Pistons have come to terms with thus far this offseason: Jodie Meeks - 3 years, $19.5 millionCartier Martin - unofficial Aaron Gray - unofficialDJ Augustin - 2 years, $6 millionCaron Butler - 1 year (team option year 2), $4.5 million Stan Van Gundy said that the Pistons had to be aggressive early on with Jodie Meeks. It wasn't a very popular…
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  • Anthony Davis and His Next Contract With the New Orleans Pelicans

    Michael McNamara
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    (A special thanks to Jason Calmes in this article for his fact-checking and infinite wisdom. Also, a large shout out to one of our favorite podcast guests and salary cap guru’s Larry Coon.)  While the drama of free agency is fun for most, it is nerve-racking for fans of that team whose star player is out there hearing pitches from other franchises. The idea of losing a franchise changing player for nothing causes more anxiety in a fan base than anything on the court possibly can. And even if your team’s superstar is not a free agent, just the threat of him becoming one can put…
  • In the NO Podcast Episode 186: James Ham on the Kingly Pelicans

    Ryan Schwan
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Cowbell Kingdom’s James Ham joins us to talk about the new former Kings the Pelicans have imported: John Salmons, Jimmer Fredette, Omri Casspi – and of course, we can’t avoid talking Tyreke Evans too. Then Michael and I talk about rotations, Darius Miller returning to the team, and who the most irreplaceable Pelican is this year. Michael is wrong, as usual. Thanks to James for joining us!  Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots Like the music? Follow @ScottBurton
  • New Orleans Pelicans End Summer League With Loss to Timberwolves

    Michael McNamara
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Russ Smith and the Pelicans started off red-hot, but they could not maintain the offense they produced in the first quarter, and as a result, they lost to the Timberwolves 97-78. Smith finished with 21, and the only other Pelican in double figures was Cameron Ayers, who had 11. The Pelicans went cold after jumping out to a 30-22 lead after the first quarter, scoring just 48 points the rest of the way, while the Wolves out up 22 or more in every quarter. It wasn’t much of a game down the stretch, so instead of recapping the Pelicans third straight loss, I want to take an overall look at…
  • Game On: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

    Michael McNamara
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    And now we have come to the 5th and final game of Summer League, as the New Orleans Pelicans end their run in the Consolation Bracket. After three close games, yesterday was tough, as the Hornets got red-hot and mowed down the Pelicans. Russ Smith was stellar once again, but he got little help outside of Courtney Fells, and if the Pelicans want to win this one that can’t happen again. Shabazz Muhammad, Zach Lavine, and Alexey Shved can all score on the wings and Gorgui Deng is an absolute beast on the boards. Jeff Withey and Patric Young are going to have to show up today in the paint…
  • Why The New Orleans Pelicans Shouldn’t Play Transition Basketball

    Jake Madison
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    It isn’t a question of pace but of getting out in transition is something Mason pointed out to me on twitter the other day. I was saying that I think the New Orleans Pelicans will play with a slower pace because of the Omer Asik trade, but Mason was right: Transition is the correct word even though it ties in with pace. But whatever. The Pelicans shouldn’t get out and play in transition. It almost seems counter intuitive with the Asik signing. The team has athletic players in Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, and Anthony Davis, and now a guy to swallow up the ball on defense. This New Orleans…
 
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  • Joakim Noah should OK for training camp

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    28 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Here’s ESPN Chicago reporting good news for the Bulls: Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he will be “ready” for training camp as he continues rehabbing from arthroscopic left knee surgery. “I feel pretty good,” Noah told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday during a promotional event for Adidas. “Obviously I have a ways to go, but I’m excited. When [...]
  • Video: Jabari Parker summer league highlights

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    28 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Enjoy these video highlights of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker from 2014 summer league:
  • Derrick Rose ready for USA Basketball

    Inside Hoops
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Remember Bulls guard Derrick Rose? He was awesome for a while, and won league MVP at a young age. And then has mostly been injured. But is set to return, on the international stage this offseason. The Chicago Tribune reports: Everyone associated with Derrick Rose’s second straight serious knee rehabilitation has said the process has gone [...]
  • LeBron to wear jersey number 23 in return to Cavaliers

    Inside Hoops
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Here’s the South Florida Sun Sentinel reporting: LeBron James is finished with the Miami Heat. He’s also finished with the No. 6 he has worn during the past four NBA Finals and to celebrate his only two NBA championships. As had been expected, James has elected to return this coming season to the No. 23 he wore [...]
  • Jazz players look to make an impact on world stage

    Inside Hoops
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune reporting on upcoming international summer bball: Summer league is over. Training camp is still two months away. So, naturally, it’s time for basketball. Basketball’s World Cup starts late next month in Spain, and a few members of the Utah Jazz are hoping to make their presence known on the global stage. Dante Exum [...]
 
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  • Sacramento Kings and Comcast negotiate new, lucrative 20 year deal

    Aykis16
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The Kings are locking in a new local television deal that could prove to be a big financial windfall for the small market team. The Kings today announced that they have signed a 20 year media rights extension with Comcast SportsNet California.  Per Sports Business Daily (subscription required), the deal is set to be worth around $690 to $700 million, or around an average of $35 million a year.  This deal has essentially tripled the Kings' local television revenue, as their previous deal was worth around $11 million a year according to Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee. From the Sports…
  • DeMarcus Cousins making Team USA would be huge

    Aykis16
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    At the end of next month, Team USA will head to Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.  DeMarcus Cousins could be among the 12 team roster hoping to defend USA's 2010 championship. Cousins has been in the Team USA system for a few years now, but this is his first real chance of making the roster, especially after big men Blake Griffin, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge all withdrew their names for consideration.  That leaves Cousins and Anthony Davis as the two most prominent big men on the roster. Last season, Cousins made a big leap in his game, and this year the Kings are going to need him to…
  • Anointing King Boogie

    adambeddawi
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    As Boogie Cousins embarks on a media tour designed to distance himself from his defamatory national narrative, he also brings to light the similarities between he and the city that he represents. An enigma to most, if not all, there's perhaps no greater example of the human personality's arbitrary nature than DeMarcus Cousins.  One second he's demonstrating a self awareness and indifference of somebody jaded beyond their years, and the next he's laying into an official over a perceived basketball injustice as though he didn't already understand how likely he was to experience it. This isn't…
  • Kings finalizing deal with Omri Casspi

    Greg Wissinger
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    The Kings are finalized a deal to bring Omri Casspi back to Sacramento, according to Marc Stein. The Sacramento Kings are finalizing a deal to bring small forward Omri Casspi back to Sacramento, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 25, 2014 Stein added that the deal will be a one-year minimum contract, which should allow the Kings to retain Quincy Acy. It's a great move for the Kings to be able to keep Acy while still…
  • Omri Casspi Clears Waivers But Kings Could Still Sign Him

    Kevin Fippin
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Omri's not coming home... yet? ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that one time Sacramento Kings small forward, Omri Casspi, has officially cleared waivers. This news comes as quite a surprise to most, as the Kings were rumored to have strong interest in bringing Casspi back to Sacramento, after news broke earlier this week that he'd been waived by the New Orleans Pelicans. ESPN sources say that Omri Casspi, in a surprise, has just cleared waivers and is a free agent — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 25, 2014 With Casspi on a favorable minimum contract, expectation was that he'd be claimed,…
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  • Unfinished Business

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

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

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

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

    16 May 2014 | 9:08 am
    Even though the Clippers lost the series last night, it was not before basketball fan Jack Nicholson made clear what team rules tinseltown (and also that the apocalypse is nigh).So confusedAll things considered, Nicholson might have had a better time watching Kobe mixtapes on his yacht.The Clippers led from their first shot of the game until a KD jumper that came two minutes into the 4th quarter. Including that shot, Durant scored 11 points in the final period, and despite Chris Paul's heroics (he scored 14 points in the 4th), it was clear that the Thunder could taste the Western Conference…
 
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  • Mo Williams Agrees To Terms With Minnesota Timberwolves

    Timmay!
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    After the Dallas Mavericks moved in a different direction with the point guard position, Williams moved north for a deal. Multiple sources are reporting that Mo Williams has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves: Mo Williams has agreed to a one year, $3.75M deal with the Timberwolves, league source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 28, 2014 Williams had been linked previously to the Dallas Mavericks and of course his most recent team, the Portland Trail Blazers. Blazer's Edge will update this post if more information becomes available. -- Tim [A shout-out to…
  • Can Damian Lillard Make The Team USA Roster?

    Chris Lucia
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Blazers guard Damian Lillard is competing this week with 18 other NBA players for a spot on the 2014 FIBA World Cup Team USA 12-man roster. With four other star point guards in the running to make the team, does Lillard have a chance to represent the U.S. this summer in Spain? The U.S. national team begins practices today, preparing for the 2014 FIBA World Cup tournament that kicks off at the end of next month. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and the rest of his staff will have to whittle down the pool of 19 available players -- which includes Portland point guard Damian Lillard -- to a 12-man squad…
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Trades, Free Agents, Bench, and Contracts

    Dave Deckard
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    The Blazersedge Mailbag looks at Joel Freeland's position, Free Agent contracts, cap questions, and the significance of autographs, plus more! Hey! Look who's back! After a wonderful, mostly-relaxing 10-day jaunt around Oregon and Washington, I'm back and ready to catch up on Blazers news, NBA news, and Mailbag questions. I didn't look at the site more than twice in that 10-day span which is the longest we've ever been apart in 8 years. Did you miss me? I kind of missed you guys. Not being able to talk Blazers daily feels almost like being in an isolation cell. But knowing I was coming back…
  • Adidas Unveils "Crazylight Boost" Sneakers For Blazers G Damian Lillard

    Ben Golliver
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Adidas has unveiled the new "Crazylight Boost" sneakers for Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard. Adidas unveiled the new "Crazylight Boost" sneakers for Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard on Sunday. The shoes aren't an official signature for Lillard, but they sport a "Wildcat print," a nod to his NCAA days at Weber State University. The sneaker design is heavy on purple, red and black, mixing the colors for Weber State and Portland. In one of the detail shots below, you can see "DAME" lettering that incorporates Adidas's "3 Stripes" logo. Lillard, who is in Las Vegas for USA…
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Will Barton and C.J. McCollum

    Dave Deckard
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Will Barton and C.J. McCollum have shined and faltered for the Portland Trail Blazers. Which has the brighter future and which do you anticipate sticking with the team? With free agency bringing incremental improvements and trades so-far non-existent this summer, the best hope for the Portland Trail Blazers leaping forward this year lies with their young players. Today we want to solicit your opinion on a couple of the smaller guys. Will Barton had the chance to thrill Portland fans last year with dunks and dribbles, playing small forward and shooting guard, occasionally bringing the ball up…
 
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  • adidas Unveils Crazylight Boost (Pics)

    Spencer Lund
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    LAS VEGAS — As part of the adidas Boost innovation unveiling yesterday, which included the newest addition to the Derrick Rose line, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard stopped by to introduce the boost addition to the Crazylight franchise with the adidas Crazylight Boost that will grace the feet of a […] The post adidas Unveils Crazylight Boost (Pics) appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Joel Embiid Gets Coveted Rihanna Twitter Follow

    Jack Winter
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    If you’re to believe Joel Embiid, his Twitter charms on Rihanna have worked better than anyone could have imagined. What seems far more likely is that the pop superstar is simply playing along via the web. Embiid posted a (photoshopped) photo of Rihanna wearing his jersey. That's all I gotta say……@rihanna repping the @Sixers and […] The post Joel Embiid Gets Coveted Rihanna Twitter Follow appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Team USA Adds Paul Millsap To Training Camp Roster

    Jack Winter
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Suddenly playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love, USA Basketball desperately needed a viable interior presence capable of stretching the floor. Enter Paul Millsap. 24 hours after saying Team USA had no plans to make any last minute additions to its roster despite a decided lack of frontcourt versatility, managing director Jerry Colangelo […] The post Team USA Adds Paul Millsap To Training Camp Roster appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Fat Joe Almost Punched Mark Cuban Once At A Jordan Sneaker Auction

    steven lebron
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Mark Cuban has never been shy about voicing his opinion or talking a little smack when he gets a chance. According to Fat Joe, he crossed paths with the Dallas Mavericks owner at a sneaker auction and almost knocked him out. As a guest of Complex Magazine’s “Quickstrike” show, Fat Joe recalled a story from […] The post Fat Joe Almost Punched Mark Cuban Once At A Jordan Sneaker Auction appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • First Look: Dwyane Wade Gatorade Ad With J.J. Watt & Bryce Harper

    Spencer Lund
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    A new Gatorade spot will premiere tonight starring the Heat’s Dwyane Wade. Wade is joined in the ad by Houston Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt, the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper. Regardless of the sport, or the level, Gatorade is now providing you with the same high-quality protein that fuels […] The post First Look: Dwyane Wade Gatorade Ad With J.J. Watt & Bryce Harper appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/28/14

    FLCeltsFan
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald   Danny Ainge, Celtics remain patient, disciplinedGlobe  LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with CavsDo Celtics Fans Have the Patience for Another Terrible Season?Brad Stevens, Celtics a good match for Evan Turner CelticsGreen  SQ14 #2--The Logjam at Shooting Guard Remembering Reggie Lewis, the Celtics Quiet Leader CelticsBlog  Mailbag Answers: Avery Bradley edition SB Nation  3 bad NBA teams that got even worse Bleacher Report  5 NBA Teams That Could Sneak into Kevin Love Trade Sweepstakes Which 2014 NBA Draft Picks…
  • Mailbag Answers: A very Avery Bradley episode

    Jeff Clark
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    With a side order of Marcus Smart A lot of questions in the mailbag centered around our big free agent of the summer Avery Bradley.  So I figured I'd spend some time answering the questions about him.  As you'll see, the signing of Lance Stephenson in Charlotte and the team's drafting of Marcus Smart also factor a great deal into people's questions. bmac934 How do you honestly feel about the Avery Bradley signing when we could have potential given Lance Stephenson only $1 million more per season? With Lance Stephenson we could have been a playoff team. Honestly, I'm fine with it.  I think…
  • Recovering Vitor Faverani hopes to be at 90% in training camp

    Jeff Clark
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    El Hombre Re-constructable For those wondering about the status of Vitor Faverani's recovery from surgery, here's an update. Roundup: Fav's rehab; Olynyk leads Canada - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston Second-year center Vitor Faverani has been offering glimpses into his rehab from knee surgery. In Spain and rehabbing with a trainer from his previous pro team in Valencia, Faverani told SuperDeporte that he hopes to be back at 90-percent health when he returns to Boston in early September. Referencing his meniscus tear, Faverani, in a translated version of the article, said: "I got injured…
  • Kelly Olynyk playing big for Team Canada

    wjsy
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    In three games for Team Canada, Kelly Olynyk is averaging double digits and leading the team in scoring. He also turned in another impressive summer league performance. Could he be the most improved player for the Celtics next season? Steve Nash, who is serving as the general manager of the senior Canadian national team, also acts as the team's photographer and Instagrammed this pic before their game vs. Ukraine: That's KO front and center.  It's been a busy summer for Olynyk and he deserves a little shut eye.  He's traveled to Vietnam for Jr. NBA, put in another good summer league…
  • Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/26/14

    FLCeltsFan
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA Brett Brown: Evan Turner’s best days aheadBlake Griffin withdraws from US national team Globe  Chris Paul: Clippers May Boycott if Donald Sterling Still Owns TeamCelticsBlog  Featured FanPosts Answering the mail: Creative writing edition ESPN  Roundup: Fav's rehab; Olynyk leads Canada Lex Nihil Novi  Baby Moses? Doc Likes What He Sees in Big Al Jiri Welsch Reluctant Leader of Second UnitRed's Army Your Morning Dump… Where Evan Turner needs to live up to Evan Turner CLNS Radio  Celtics…
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  • John Hammond is just as excited about the future of the Bucks as you are!

    EricBuenning
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    1070 AM Madison- John Hammond on Jabari, Giannis, Bucks' futureWe hadn't heard much from GM John Hammond since the night of the NBA Draft and the press conference the following morning. Hammond, like most of the Bucks faithful, could hardly contain his excitement about the future of the franchise. If you'd like a reminder of how giddy Hammond was, here you are. After heading out to Las Vegas to watch some of his young guys take part in the NBA Summer League, Hammond joined Bucks radio play-by-play announcer Ted Davis on The Mike Heller show to talk about the future Bucks. You can listen to…
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo settling in with Greek national team ahead of FIBA World Cup

    Frank Madden
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Eighteen months ago, Giannis Antetokounmpo was an up-and-coming 18-year-old toiling in the obscurity of the Greek second division. But even if he was still an unknown to NBA fans, he should have already been a fixture in the Greek youth system except for one small problem: despite having been born and raised in Greece, he didn't have a Greek passport...or any passport for that matter. All that changed a little over a year ago, when his promise on the court paved the way for his family to finally receive citizenship and for Giannis to become the Greek national team's hottest young prospect.
  • Milwaukee Bucks Arena Latest: Lakefront out, officials from Oklahoma City, Cleveland, and Denver share their experiences in Milwaukee

    Frank Madden
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Reminder: for a complete summary of everything related to the new Bucks arena debate, check out our updated FAQ here JSOnline: A new arena on the lakefront? UnlikelyWe're not yet at the point of knowing where a new arena will go, but it does seem like we are starting to have an idea of where it won't go. Don Walker reports: But in interviews with key players in the arena debate, some of whom are unwilling to talk on the record, the consensus is a lakefront location is not in play. "It's not going to happen," said one source who is involved in the discussions with new Milwaukee Bucks owners…
  • VIDEO: Giannis Antetokounmpo complete Vegas Summer League game highlights and interviews vs. Cavs, Suns, Jazz and Spurs

    Frank Madden
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    By now we should be used to it: wherever Giannis Antetokounmpo goes, a buzz of anticipation soon follows. The past two weeks proved that Las Vegas is no exception, as the gangly 19-year-old made his first summer league experience one to remember. Let's start with the numbers: We should begin by acknowledging that summer league stats can be a funhouse mirror of player performance; shooting percentages in such small samples tend to be all over the place, while even the most promising players often rack up huge turnover numbers as they both work on their game and struggle to find cohesiveness…
  • Brandon Knight and the (mythical?) point guard vs. shooting guard debate (Part I)

    Frank Madden
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    It was one of the recurring debates of the Bucks' 13/14 season, and one that promises to bug us through the summer and start of next season: Is Brandon Knight a point guard or a shooting guard? As simple and straight forward as it might seem, I'd argue it's also a rather loaded question, brimming with assumptions about what point guards and shooting guards should do, burdened by the false need to categorize players with a single position, and colored by competing views of how good he is in the first place. So spoiler alert: I don't think the answer to this question is as simple as one or the…
 
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  • On Harrison Barnes' potential

    Nate Parham
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    With Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green beginning their stint at USA Basketball's training camp in Las Vegas today, we take a look at a couple of recent articles about the former's potential. This is less so one of those Golden State Warriors season reviews than a look ahead at what's to come for Harrison Barnes in the future, which is fitting given that a defining feature of The Harrison Barnes Project has always seemed to be a casual dismissal of past flaws and an eager embrace of imagined possibilities. And, to be sure, there's nothing wrong with that type of optimism about a young player…
  • Video: Steve Kerr's offense during the Golden State Warriors' summer league play

    Nate Parham
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Video clips of the Golden State Warriors' offense during the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League (via Half Court Hoops).
  • What was the Golden State Warriors' best game of the 2013-14 season?

    Nate Parham
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    NBA.com has released its set of 10 nominees for NBA game of the year with three Golden State Warriors entries. Which was your favorite game of the year? There has been a lot of talk around here lately about how to improve the Golden State Warriors, so much so that it's almost easy to forget what an amazing season this was for easily one of the most talented teams in recent franchise history (and by "recent" I mean at least 30 years or so). Conveniently, NBA.com has posted a list of 10 nominees for Top Game of the Year, which includes three games from the Warriors' milestone season to help us…
  • Why rumors of Kevin Love's poor defense are exaggerated

    Nate Parham
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Kevin Love is often derided for being a defensive liability, but that general assumption might be overstated. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News did an excellent job of laying out the big picture about the Golden State Warriors' position on trading for Kevin Love, which is worth a read just as a single statement of the Warriors' reasoning in this process. Bottom line, in his words: "Lee is getting severely under-valued and Love is getting a little over-valued and in their minds, the true delta is less than Klay T's inherent value." In other words, the Warriors aren't going to offer up…
  • Wait, you mean maybe they really don't want to give up Klay Thompson for Kevin Love?

    Ronaldinho
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Trying to get inside the front office's mind in the Kevin Love non-trade. Recent news seems to have pushed the Warriors further and further down the "probable Kevin Love" destination ladder, which Cleveland and now Chicago emerging as the most likely destinations. There have been persistent rumors that the Warriors could have closed a deal for Love had they included Klay Thompson, but they declined to. Now, it is important to stress that we do not know if these rumors are true. After all, there have been rumors that the Cavs thought they had a deal, and then Minnesota asked for more. There…
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  • Why Team USA can be so important for Derrick Rose

    Ricky O'Donnell
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    The Bulls point guard is in Las Vegas trying out for the United States' FIBA World Cup team. It only took 10 meaningful games in the last 27 months to turn Derrick Rose from one of the brightest young superstars in the NBA to a player now often defined by his own personal idiosyncrasies. Because we can't talk about how great Rose is at basketball, we talk about the nonsense that orbits around him. It's largely a byproduct of a frustrated city that had to endure three straight playoff runs without its best player meeting an introverted kid who needed an insular camp to escape poverty and a…
  • Bulls Show Podcast: Kevin Love rumors and TeamUSA

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    From Mitch and Nillz: Nillz & Ricky question the validity of last week's Kevin Love rumors and analyze whether the polarizing all-star would be worth overhauling the roster. We also run the "Fastbreak" - our thoughts on random news & notes from around the league as we hit the eve of Team USA training camp. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Mitch & Nillz Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter (@TheBullsShow). For any questions or comments, you can contact Mitch & Nillz via email at thebullsshowATgmail.com. LIKE BaB on FACEBOOK!, the…
  • Jimmy Butler out of Team USA camp with strained groin

    Ricky O'Donnell
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    And so the injuries begin for the 2014-15 Chicago Bulls. Jimmy Butler was tabbed for the Team USA Select squad that's set to train with the national team from July 28-31 in Las Vegas ahead of the FIBA World Cup . On Sunday night, Butler pulled out of the camp with a "slightly strained groin", according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Due to a slightly strained groin injury, USA Select Team member Jimmy Butler will be unable to participate in the Las Vegas training camp. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 27, 2014 There will still be a heavy Bulls presence with Team USA. Derrick Rose…
  • Chicago Bulls Salary Cap: Updates on the Bulls' new signings

    JayPatt
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    The new numbers are here! Kevin Love trade talks are still supposedly ongoing in Chicago, but the majority of the leg work is done for the Bulls this offseason. Carlos Boozer is mercifully gone via amnesty, and the resulting cap room and exception was used on Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic and Kirk Hinrich. Barring a trade for Love, which would remain a massive surprise, the Bulls will fill out the rest of the roster with a few more minimums and go into the next season with a team much deeper than the past couple years. With the Bulls new (and not new in terms of Captain Grit) acquisitions now…
  • Are Bulls really in the mix for Kevin Love?

    JayPatt
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    The Bulls have reportedly upped their offer for Love. Are they truly serious players in these negotiations? When it first came out Tuesday that the Bulls had "renewed interest" in Kevin Love, it did feel like a leverage play by the Wolves to try and get the Cavs (or even the Warriors) to up the ante. But that initial report has been followed up by several others that make it seem like the Bulls really are making a concerted effort to acquire Love. First came the report from Chris Sheridan that said the Bulls were offering Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott. The deal was said to be…
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  • Central Division presents new challenges for Pacers next season

    Dylan Hughes
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    A talent infusion has turned the NBA's Central Division into a far more challenging neighborhood for the Pacers to deal with next year. It has been a pretty exciting offseason so far, huh? Well, not necessarily for the Pacers, but the teams surrounding them in the Central Division have made some moves to make things a little more interesting. Indiana has owned the Central for the past two seasons, but that may not be--and probably won't be--the case next season. LeBron James announced to the world a couple weeks ago he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team who drafted him in 2003…
  • Pacers Links: Is Paul George ready to embrace PG-13?

    Tom Lewis
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    The Pacers star swingman has been tweeting out indications that he will be changing his number but he's done that before. Two years ago, Paul George sent out tweets prior to the 2012-13 season that a number change was in his future but that it wouldn't be until the next year. Maybe he meant the year after the next year. PG has been dropping some not-so-subtle hints (at least if you've taken elementary Spanish) on Twitter that the No. 13 may be in his future. #Trece — Paul George (@Paul_George24) July 24, 2014 So is the PG-13 campaign ready to take off? A recent surge in the #Trece tweets…
  • Roy Hibbert didn't look like a big man on the trading block last night

    Tom Lewis
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Roy Hibbert spent Tuesday night dining and talking hoops with a pair of NBA legends, including his boss Larry Bird. The public meeting looked like an endorsement of Hibbert, or did it? Shortly after the Pacers were eliminated from the playoff in late May, Larry Bird expressed some frustrations with how Roy Hibbert finished the season and publicly implored the big man to seek out one of the all-time great centers to work on his game in the offseason. Bird's tone in discussing Hibbert made it easy to speculate that a trade involving the big fella wouldn't be surprising. Rumors of talks with the…
  • How C.J. Miles fits into the Pacer offense

    TylerBischoff
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Barring a major trade the Pacers will likely be looking at C.J. Miles to fill some of the void left by Lance Stephenson’s departure to Charlotte. Parts of Miles’ game will fit right into what Indiana already runs on offense. Pin down screens are Frank Vogel’s favorite way to get a shooter open. Paul George gets open for threes coming off pin down screens. Vogel has even utilized the pin down to get Roy Hibbert in good position in the post. In Cleveland, C.J. Miles ran off of pin down screens all the time. Miles is a career 35 percent shooter from three, but in his two years in Cleveland…
  • NBA Title Odds: Pacers slip, Cavs and Bulls among favorites

    Nathan S.
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The NBA free agency period has shaped teams and created renewed championship odds for the 2014-15 season, where Cleveland and Chicago rule, as the Pacers slip with the loss of Lance Stephenson. The beauty of the NBA offseason is no more present than when the free agency period begins to hit late July, teams have mostly filled out their rosters, and aside from a major trade or two left, it's easier to begin speculating towards the 2014-15 season. The movers and shakers of the NBA offseason are clearly present in the NBA Championship Odds from Bovada.lv, who, without surprise, have offered up…
 
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  • How can we make Bright Side better for you? Help us help you with your feedback!

    Kris Habbas
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Hey, Bright Siders, time to live up to your moniker... Here at Bright Side of the Sun we try to mix in a variety of things from news coverage, inside the locker room analysis, narrative, opinion, objective, entertainment, and more. During the season we are at games, practices, and everything in-between providing you, our readers, with the best team coverage in the game. Thanks to you we are able to do the things we do, have a voice, and run this awesome website here through SB Nation. Now we would like to ask you a simple question: What would you like us to start, continue, and stop doing on…
  • Comparing Eric Bledsoe's situation to other recent point guard signings - lots and lots of similarities

    Dave King
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Bledsoe wants the max. The Phoenix Suns don't want to give it to him. And there's ample evidence for both sides to make a point. As the stalemate between the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe continues, we need to start taking seriously the option of Bledsoe simply signing this year's qualifying offer ($3.7 million for 2014-15) and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer. At the moment, and with no rush to compromise until late September, the Phoenix Suns are holding fast at their 4 year, $48 million offer to Bledsoe, while Bledsoe wants the full max extension of 5 years, $84 million. The…
  • The Madhouse - Week of 7/28/2014

    Mike Lisboa
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    What's up, Bright Siders?  Another week, another Madhouse.  Pop off with your thoughts on ComicCon, whatever tickled your media fancy, or any other topic of your choosing.  This is your place to let your thoughts run free!
  • Bright Side After Dark Episode 6: Phoenix Suns July Doldrums

    Scott Howard
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Here we are again, on our own. Going down all the dumb topics we've ever known. Bright Side After Dark - Episode 6. Catch the fever - its communicable Good afternoon! Good evening!  Good Morning! I know you haven't had your fill of Scott Howard or Sreekar just just - and while you've almost certainly had your fill of the Grinchy Bryan Gibberman well hey I'm sorry and I'll do my best to make it up to you. On this episode of Bright Side After Dark the guys talk about Sreekar's twitter recruitment of Eric Bledsoe (which leads to a delightful interactive game for all of you), the use of…
  • Phoenix Suns T.J. Warren "best overall rookie in Las Vegas"

    Dave King
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    According to noted player development coach David Thorpe, who also writes for ESPN, Suns rookie T.J. Warren showed enough skills to make him the draft's best offensive player. There are varying opinions on T.J. Warren's viability in the NBA, given that he's not a supreme athlete and among the typical NBA players he will pale in comparison. But Warren is unique to many NBA players in terms of body control and ability to create shots where none exists. It's good when nationally renowned player development coaches feel the same way, as does David Thorpe, the Executive Director of Pro Training…
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  • Analyzing the Love for Wiggins Landscape

    wallyworld
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    Please note that the following post is going to be rather dry. It is, in fact, a dry part of the year in terms of NBA news, weather, and overall body hydration so let’s assume any and all summer blog postings will remain a loose metaphor of this period in the NBA timeline. If you are reading this, you likely picked this up on Twitter (thank you for reading and dealing with my incessant complaints over the years, I promise I am far more pleasant in real life), because you have been refreshing your Twitter every 3-5 minutes like a lunatic loosely following the…
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves Today

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    So, here we are Wolves fans. The draft is done, the Summer League’s in action, and the roster has 14 players on it. The off-season’s largest of dominoes have fallen. LeBron’s dramatic home coming, Melo and Bosh’s less dramatic decisions to remain where they were, and Pau Gasol joining the Bulls, put Kevin Love at the center of the league wide talk. Funny thing is, he’s actually still under contract. We’ve heard that Danny Ainge is gunning for K-Love. We’ve heard the Cavs do not plan on trading Andrew Wiggins, and we still hear about Golden State being…
  • Thoughts on Coach Flip & General Ramblings

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Well, this offseason has been an awful lot of … “exactly-what-we-expecteds”: 1. The Twolves didn’t manage to improve in their lottery luck. 2. Kevin Love has voiced his desire to no longer be a Timberwolf 3. Flip has hired himself. Now, I have to say, this makes some sense. While I’m not thrilled with this offseason’s developments, I think this brings me at least a little bit of clarity, and sense of continuity within the organization. I know, we all were hoping for a big name and were excited about the potential of a guy like Joeger, or the pipe dreams of…
  • 2014 Draft Analysis and the Country Club Factor

    wallyworld
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    Another Wolves draft, another bad pick, another set of Country Club undertones. We will get to that shortly. Let us do the typical-thing-that-every-Wolves-blog does and provide detailed analysis of each pick as if we have seen the selection play hundreds of times, rather than judge a smattering of YouTube clips at the last minute (come on, admit it). Zach LaVine. Let’s start with the whole “fuck me” factor which, by the way, created a fan overreaction so preposterous and narrow-minded that you would have thought the kid demanded a trade during his (un-aired) post-pick…
  • The Best Option: Keeping Kevin Love

    wallyworld
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:43 am
    Ed Note: This is a contribution from Nick Robinson that I am posting on his behalf. You can follow Nick on Twitter at @RobinsoNick2013 Minnesota Timberwolves fans: it’s been a rough tenure since Kevin Garnett has left. Almost 7 years after The Big Ticket’s departure, there’s another crisis on our hands. Kevin Love is unhappy. But what’s new? Who is happy when it comes to Minnesota basketball? Things heated up this past season, when the Wolves, who put their best roster together since the KG-era, fell short in the loaded Western Conference. Publicly, Love kept quiet during the…
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  • Can John Wall and Bradley Beal make Team USA's roster

    Mike Prada
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    The two are among 19 players competing for 12 spots. Can either do enough to make the final cut? Team USA's minicamp begins this week, and it features two Wizards: Bradley Beal and (after a last-minute decision) John Wall. Nineteen players will begin training with Team USA in Las Vegas, and coach Mike Krzyzewski must decide on 12 before the team goes to Spain at the end of August. Those are pretty good odds for both Wall and Beal, especially since several players have dropped out since this process started and several others may do so sometime down the line. Derrick Rose, for example, is very…
  • No, John Wall doesn't need to shoot less often

    Mike Prada
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    One piece argues that John Wall needs to shoot less for the Wizards to be better. Here's why that's not true. Neil Greenberg at the Washington Post's newish statistics blog has an entry with the following headline: "Here's why Wizards would be better off if John Wall would stop shooting." On the surface, that's absurd. Wall led the league in assists (tied for third in assists per game) last year and was third in the NBA in total passes per game, so it's silly to say, as Greenberg concludes, that Wall "has to think more about passing the ball than shooting it." To be fair, the actual argument…
  • John Wall will participate in the 2014 USA Basketball training camp

    Albert Lee
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    According to Marc Stein, John Wall will join Bradley Beal to compete for a spot on the 2014 USA Basketball men's national team roster for the FIBA World Cup. After being left out of the initial Team USA 19-man training camp roster, John Wall has now received an invitation to join the group, which includes Bradley Beal. Per Marc Stein of ESPN: Just got word that the Wizards' John Wall WILL be in Team USA camp starting Monday in Las Vegas — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 24, 2014 Wall was natural invite for USA Basketball and joins Chandler Parsons and DeMar DeRozan as additions to initial…
  • Kevin Seraphin had knee surgery earlier this summer, according to report

    Mike Prada
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Seraphin should be healthy by training camp, but won't play in the World Championships. Kevin Seraphin apparently battled knee trouble all last season. Now, with the year over, he's taking care of it. Via CSN Washington's J Michael. Seraphin had surgery on rt knee to clean it out, 2 people confirmed to me yesterday. Had issues with it all last season #WizardsTalk #NBA — J. Michael (@JMichaelCSN) July 24, 2014 Seraphin should be fine for training camp, but the injury will sideline him for next month's World Championships, according to FIBA's website: The procedure appears to be a standard…
  • After free agency, where do the Wizards stand in the Eastern Conference?

    Mike Prada
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Now that most big moves have been made, where do the Wizards rank? A lot has changed since we last went through this exercise. LeBron James' return to Cleveland has shifted the East balance of power and many other teams also made big moves one way or the other. That includes the Wizards, who let go of Trevor Ariza to sign Paul Pierce and a slew of big men that'll provide frontcourt depth. It looks like there will be as many as 11 teams fighting for eight playoff spots, depending on how you feel about the Knicks and Pistons. Those 11 teams are clustered pretty tightly together without an…
 
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    Charlotte Hornets

  • Hornets Re-Sign Pargo

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has re-signed guard Jannero Pargo.
  • Hornets Sign Roberts

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Brian Roberts.
  • Part-Time Employment Open House

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    An exciting year is ahead at the Time Warner Cable Arena! And we want you to be part of the excitement! 
  • Zeller Named to 2014 USA Men's Select Team

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    USA Basketball today announced that Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller is one of 13 players to be chosen for the 2014 USA Men’s Select team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas.
  • Hornets Sign Marvin Williams

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:46 pm
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    Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Fans Invited to Cavalier Girls Live Audition Finale!

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    There’s no denying it – the ladies of Northeast Ohio can DANCE!
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    28 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
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    27 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
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    26 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
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    25 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
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    Miami Heat

  • A Message to HEAT Nation from Micky Arison

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    While what your Miami HEAT has accomplished in the last four years has been historic, there’s a bigger picture that more clearly defines
  • Learn To Swim Recap: Tropical Estates Park

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    MIAMI, July 24 – The Miami HEAT teamed up with Florida Blue, Sun Sports and the American Red Cross to sur
  • 热火重签哈斯勒姆

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    迈阿密,佛罗里达-热火今日正式宣布重签前锋乌杜尼斯-哈斯勒姆。根据俱乐部政策,具体细则暂不公布。
  • 热火续签鸟人安德森

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    7月19日,迈阿密-热火今日宣布正式续签前锋/中锋克里斯-安德森。根据俱乐部政策,具体细则暂不公布。 “安德森过去两年在热火功不可没,没有他,我们不可能成为2013年的总冠军,”主席帕特-莱利说。“我很开心他决定留队,期待下个赛季他有更好的表现。”
  • Chris Andersen Vuelve A Firmar Con El HEAT

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    El Miami HEAT anunció hoy que el centro delantero Chris Andersen volvió a firmar con el equipo. Por política del club, lo términos del acuerdo no fueron revelados.
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    Charlotte Hornets

  • Hornets Re-Sign Pargo

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has re-signed guard Jannero Pargo.
  • Hornets Sign Roberts

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Brian Roberts.
  • Part-Time Employment Open House

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    An exciting year is ahead at the Time Warner Cable Arena! And we want you to be part of the excitement! 
  • Zeller Named to 2014 USA Men's Select Team

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    USA Basketball today announced that Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller is one of 13 players to be chosen for the 2014 USA Men’s Select team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas.
  • Hornets Sign Marvin Williams

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:46 pm
 
 
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    Los Angeles Lakers

  • Carlos Boozer Introduction

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak was quite surprised the Lakers were awarded Carlos Boozer via the NBA's amnesty provision, acknowledging as much
  • Lakers Sign Wesley Johnson

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
  • Lakers Re-sign Xavier Henry

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent guard Xavier Henry, it was announced today by General Manager
  • #AskCarlos Recap

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    New Lakers forward Carlos Boozer took some time after his introductory press conference and various media obligations to answer fan quest
  • #DavisChat Recap

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    New Lakers forward Ed Davis took some time after his introductory press conference and various media obligations to answer fan questions
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    The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks

  • Mavs Sign Former All-Star Jameer Nelson

    Adam Wermuth
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Jameer Nelson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nelson (6-0, 190) is a 10-year veteran and former NBA All-Star (2009) who has spent his entire career with the Orlando Magic. He has career averages of 12.6 points, 5.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 29.2 minutes in 651 games (556 starts) with the Magic. Nelson stands as the franchise’s all-time leader in assists with 3,501. He also ranks second in games played (651) and field goals attempted (7,033), third in minutes played…
  • In The Spotlight

    Adam Wermuth
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    The Dallas Mavericks are taking over the historical Majestic Theatre on Sunday, September 28th for an exclusive night of comedy and music. Join us for this can’t miss celebration event benefiting the Dallas Mavericks Foundation. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening will tipoff at 7 p.m. with the comedy of “Hangin with Mr. Cooper” star, Mark Curry. But that’s just the start. Next it’s time to get Rowdy, Proud, and Loud when recording artist Aloe Blacc hits the stage to perform hits including “Wake Me Up” and “The Man.” To see/hear Aloe’s songs click here Tickets are on sale…
  • 2014 Dallas Mavericks Summer League Recap

    Bobby Karalla
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Ricky Ledo DunkRicky Ledo catches the hail mary and finishes with authority. Now that summer league is over the Mavs will turn their attention to finalizing their roster for training camp, which is just over two months away. While it’s still too early to really forecast who exactly will fill out the entire 20-man roster come October — Dallas could always make more moves, including signing free agents and making trades — some names from the Summer League roster are worth taking a look at. For starters, Ricky Ledo and Gal Mekel, both of whom performed well in Las Vegas, are…
  • Additions of Richard Jefferson, Rashard Lewis fortify Mavs’ bench

    Earl K. Sneed
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks once again appear to be building a championship contender, following the same blueprint as their 2011 NBA title team. Saturday, the Mavericks announced the free-agent signing of forward Rashard Lewis to help fortify their bench. Two days later, the Mavs added another sharpshooter from the outside, inking 13-year veteran Richard Jefferson. The two additions will now attempt to add support around the Mavericks’ core as the team tries to make another title run next season, looking to once again jell a cast of veterans together in their pursuit of a…
  • DMD Training Camp 2014

    Steve Chavera
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The post DMD Training Camp 2014 appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
 
 
 
 
 
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    ValleyoftheSuns.com

  • NBA free agency 2014: Eric Bledsoe talks continue

    Kevin Zimmerman
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Eric Bledsoe’s first comments about his free agency read somewhere in between frustration and fact-stating. They were probably closer to the latter. It’s good news for the Phoenix Suns,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Suns training staff still getting high marks

    Kevin Zimmerman
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    A few years ago, ValleyoftheSuns founder Michael Schwartz got as close as anyone has in trying to understand how the Phoenix Suns’ training staff prevents injury. Head athletic trainer Aaron... [[ 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

  • Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 28 – Morgan Time

    Zarar Siddiqi
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sam and Zarar deal with the Will Cherry news head-on, and pay an ode to Morgan Freeman in the form of LeBron’s letter.  There may be zero Raptors news out there, but we can’t stop, won’t stop, podcasting. Part 1: Will Cherry thang – he’ll change your life NBA warning DeRozan and Co. – nobody’s going to jail Bebe’s readiness – he’s not Andray Blatche is still around – won’t be coming to Toronto, though Sam’s fantasy strengths – he has none Part 2: NBA flirting with All-Star break format – Silver’s…
  • VIDEO: DeMar DeRozan jumps over Kyle Lowry for the alley-oop slam

    William Lou
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Wow. Just, wow. The post VIDEO: DeMar DeRozan jumps over Kyle Lowry for the alley-oop slam appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • [Pic] Amir Johnson Shaved His Head

    Zarar Siddiqi
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Yeah, we know it’s a slow day, so whatever.  Here you go.  Amir Johnson’s shaved head. Deal with it.  Source is Instagram. The post [Pic] Amir Johnson Shaved His Head appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • 10 Questions Basketball Analytics Needs to Answer

    Zarar Siddiqi
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Basketball Analytics, aka, different ways to tell us information that we already sort of know. From PER, to WS48, to plus/minus, to real plus/minus, to shot charts, to shot charts with smaller dots, to David Berri, to John Hollinger, to whoever the latest dude is who figured out you could enter basketball data in R and get it to spit out stuff. It’s all been quite fun and worthy of a few clicks here and there, but when are you guys actually going to tell us something useful? I mean, actual useful information that can be actioned and not just casually and sparingly glanced over in a…
  • Terrence Ross throws down a 360 dunk in the Philippines

    Sam Holako
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    The post Terrence Ross throws down a 360 dunk in the Philippines appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
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    Hoopfeed.com

  • Minnesota rolls past Connecticut 76-65; Lynx winning streak at seven, Sun drop third in a row

    David Siegel
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Click to view slideshow. UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The streaking Minnesota Lynx won their seventh game in a row, sending the Connecticut Sun to their third consecutive defeat, 76-65, in a game of teams with playoff hopes heading in opposite directions. “It is our second game having the full team back together,” said Lynx coach Cheryl postgame. “It has been nice having the depth and a strong core of players to carry us.” Those core players, center Janel McCarville, forwards Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson, and guards Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen played efficiently and…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-25-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    RT @WNBA: Final (OT): @nyliberty win a close one over @seattlestorm, 84-80. Pondexter w/ 20-5-5; Charles w/ 18 & 14, 2b. Temeka Johnson w 1… -> RT @nyliberty: #NYLiberty WIN! @cappa23 with clutch shots down the stretch, ends with 20 pts, 5 rebs, 5 asts! http://t.co/V0gAWSw96e -> RT @WNBA: Final: @PhoenixMercury now 20-3 w 14th straight W, 93-73 over @LA_Sparks. Bonner w 22-4-5; Taurasi w 18p; Griner w/ 18 & 8, 3b. N… -> RT @WNBAJones: Phoenix Mercury have won so many games I don't even remember how they lost three. Four more wins needed to tie the Sparks r… ->…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-24-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    New York begins West Coast swing on high note, Tina Charles leads Liberty to 66-64 win at L.A. (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/ezR8YvKhkV #wnba -> RT @DishNSwish: Hey it's Thursday! Means new Dishin & Swishin today! 3pmET @hoopfeed It's recruiting time for college coaches @GoDucksKG … -> ICYMI: New York begins West Coast swing on high note, Tina Charles leads Liberty to 66-64 win at LA (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/ezR8YvKhkV @wnba -> .@cappa23 confident @nyliberty can make playoffs, from last night: "You know we have to make a strong push. Today was the start of it." ->…
  • Dishin & Swishin 07/24/14 Podcast: Summer recruiting is in session! Kelly Graves on being a Duck, hitting the road and more

    David Siegel
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves. Photo: Torrey Vail/GU Athletics. The WNBA season is roaring along with a tremendous All-Star game in the books, and playoff races taking shape. However, the month of July also is the time NCAA women’s basketball coaches are allowed to blaze the recruiting trails, hitting tournaments all over the country to check out prospective players. On this week’s podcast, it is a pleasure to catch up with one of our women’s basketball college coach “friends of the podcast,” new Oregon coach Kelly Graves. A lot has changed for him since he last…
  • New York begins West Coast swing on high note, Tina Charles leads Liberty to 66-64 win at Los Angeles

    Cheryl Coward
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:04 am
    LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2014) – New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer talks to media postgame. LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks began the Penny Toler era of head coaching with a 66-64 home loss to the New York Liberty at Staples Center Wednesday night. New York (9-13) came into the game at the bottom of the East, just one game behind Chicago and two games out of fourth place. They are on a tough road stretch and leave Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning for a matchup against Seattle the same evening. They face the league-leading Mercury in Phoenix on Saturday. “This win was…
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    Sheridan Hoops

  • SH Blog: Derrick Rose Will Practice For Team USA On Monday

    Esau Howard
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Derrick Rose will be taking the first steps towards returning to competitive basketball when he practices with Team USA tomorrow. The 2011 NBA MVP has struggled with staying on the court since tearing his ACL in 2012. After missing all of the 2012-13 season, Rose finally made his return last year for the start of the ’13-14 season. Unfortunately his return was short-lived as re-injured himself after playing just 10 games. Though some would wonder why Rose would risk further injury playing for the National team, the upcoming slate of games for Team USA will help get him back up to…
  • Eisenberg: Is Aron Baynes the next Bill Laimbeer?

    Jacob Eisenberg
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    It might sound ridiculous to try to compare Aron Baynes, an undrafted reserve with four career starts, to Bill Laimbeer, a four-time All Star and NBA champion. However, the two have more in common than you would expect. Before Laimbeer became the ringleader for the Pistons’ Bad Boys and a namesake for a Super Nintendo videogame, he was an afterthought. Sandwiched in the draft between two players who never appeared in the NBA, Laimbeer – the 65th overall pick in 1979 – was forced to start his professional career in Italy for developmental purposes. His limitations were obvious:…
  • Tweet of the Night: LeBron James returns to #23

    Ben Baroff
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    In a surprise announcement early Sunday afternoon, LeBron James shocked the world yet again. He has made his second major decision of the summer, and will be returning to the #23 jersey he wore during his seven years in Cleveland. His logic was simple, yet somewhat strange. See for yourself on his Instagram/Twitter, which he used to break the announcement. 23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2·3=6 We still family 6. #HomeTeam #StriveForGreatness http://t.co/2MpznC8JNM — LeBron James (@KingJames) July 27, 2014 And just when it seemed like Cavaliers fans couldn’t get any more…
  • Schayes: Search for new Union Director reaches its clumsy finale

    Danny Schayes
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    After 18 roller-coaster months, the bumpy search for Billy Hunter’s replacement as executive director of the NBA Players Association seems ready to reach its conclusion. The drama will not end easily. Even a few days before the final candidate presentations and vote, turmoil reigns as different factions try to impose their respective wills on the process. What this excruciating process has exposed is that the search for the union head is really about who has control over the players. It’s certainly not the players. They have voluntarily given their power away. When the union was founded…
  • Tweet Of The Night: Kendall Marshall responds to fan about returning to LA

    Esau Howard
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    It’s no secret that the Milwaukee Bucks latest addition Kendall Marshall, is an avid user of social media. He is heavily engaged in the activities of his Twitter account, and often interacts with fans. Marshall tends to show his humorous side when he tweets, often making jokes or lighthearted statements usually in fun. Earlier this evening Marshall was asked if he was returning back to Los Angeles, where he played last season as a Laker. With injuries sidelining many key players on that roster, Marshall was among the few that benefited significantly in LA. His response was an amusing…
 
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    Peachtree Hoops - All Posts

  • #eventhehawks Explained: Behind the Hashtag

    Jason Walker
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    The truth behind #eventhehawks, Marc Stein and the most talked about hashtag in team history -- all cross-checked and reacted to by Marc Stein himself. All the time Atlanta Hawks fans ask what's the meaning behind the #eventhehawks hashtag that gets thrown around Hawks fandom and the Twittersphere. They'll see a reference by ESPN's basketball newshound Marc Stein or just find other people randomly tossing it out there whenever the Hawks are mentioned and wonder about its origin and/or meaning. Or sometimes, they'll make assumptions without asking, and it takes on a life all its own. When…
  • WNBA 2014: Struggles continue as Dream drop 4th straight

    Kris Willis
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Ivory Latta finished with a game-high 21 points as the Washington Mystics handed the Atlanta Dream their fourth straight loss, 77-67. The Atlanta Dream's struggles continued on Sunday as they dropped their fourth straight game losing to the Washington Mystics 77-67. Atlanta's once comfortable lead in the Eastern Conference is suddenly down to just three full games. Atlanta's slide has been a result of lapses at both ends of the floor but they are having increasing difficulty scoring the basketball. Atlanta shot just 37 percent for the game and were just 2-14 from three-point range. Washington…
  • Paul Millsap receives Team USA invite

    Kris Willis
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Atlanta's Paul Millsap has received an invite to Team USA training camp in Las Vegas. Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap has been added to Team USA's training camp roster according to a report by ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Just got word: Hawks' Paul Millsap has been invited to Team USA camp in Vegas. Surprise but sensible addition after frontcourt withdrawals — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 27, 2014 Millsap will join teammate Kyle Korver in Las Vegas when training camp begins next week. Korver was part of the original 19 players invited to participate in training camp. The need for an…
  • Dennis Schröder helps Germany to win over Finland in warm up

    Kris Willis
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Atlanta Hawks' guard Dennis Schröder finished with seven points off the bench in a 74-67 win for Germany in a warm up against Finland. Dennis Schröder finished with seven points off the bench in his debut for the German National Team as they defeated Finland 74-67 in a warm up. Germany is preparing for the Eurobasket qualifying rounds that will take place later this summer. Schröder said after the game that his only goal was helping Germany qualify for the 2016 Olympics: "In the second half, it went well. I moved and was looking for the open positions and found. My goal is very clear…
  • WNBA 2014: Dream look to snap losing streak against Mystics

    Kris Willis
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Atlanta Dream have lost a season-high three straight games and look to get back on track against the suddenly surging Washington Mystics. The Atlanta Dream enter play on Sunday with a healthy lead in the Eastern Conference but carrying their longest losing streak of the season. They look to get back headed in the right direction on Sunday when they take on the Washington Mystics at the Verizon Center. Atlanta has lost three straight games for the first time this season and remain without head coach Michael Cooper who is on medical leave after being diagnosed with tongue cancer. Cooper had…
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    Pounding The Rock - All Posts

  • A celebration of Manu Ginobili -- on his birthday

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    A review of Manu's career so far: where basketball has taken him and what he's accomplished. Today is Manu's birthday. He's 37-years-old now and we've been debating whether he should play for the national team or not because, against all odds, Manu is still an impact player at the highest level. Ginobili was always expected to have a short shelf life because of his reckless style. The many injuries he has sustained over the years have made him look done. Just a couple of seasons ago, as his contract was up and Manu had disappointed in the finals, even Spurs fans were saying maybe it was time…
  • A Portrait of Aron Baynes

    Michael Erler
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    The fourth in a series of profiles on each member of the 2013-2014 San Antonio Spurs. Regular Season Stats: 53 G, 9.3 MPG, 3.0 PTS, .436/NA/.905, 2.7 Rebs, 0.6 Ast, 0.1 Stl, 0.1 Blk, 0.7 TOs, +0.5 per game, 108.3 ORtg, 104.5 DRtg, .055 WS/48, 9.7 PER, 10 YTS Points Postseason Stats: 14 G, 7.2 MPG, 2.3 PTS, .500/.000/.800, 2.2 Rebs, 0.0 Ast, 0.2 Stl, 0.0 Blk, 0.5 TOs, +3.0 per game, 117.6 ORtg, 91.6 DRtg, .108 WS/48, 11.5 PER, 1 YTS Point Aron Baynes, a.k.a. "The Big Banger," is a man of idiosyncrasies. An ironic paradox. A jumble of contradictions, all wrapped inside a funny accent. Aaron…
  • Spurs vs. Cavaliers season opener sounds good, if it's in San Antonio

    J.R. Wilco
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    If the league wants to match up LeBron James against the Spurs on opening night, why should the Spurs be the ones to travel? Apparently there's a rumor going around, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, that the 2014-15 season will begin with the Spurs visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers, and not with the Spurs at home, receiving their rings in front of a national TNT audience, as each defending champ has done since 2002. "It would absolutely make sense for the NBA to kick things off with James' home debut." writes Kevin Zimmerman for SBNation. And he's absolutely right. At least…
  • 2013-2014 San Antonio Spurs Total Season Review Part 2

    Chris Itz
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    Here's a long-form season review for you to relive the season. There are quite an array of links to follow for a truly in-depth season review. But if that's not your speed, you can just read through and be reminded of some things you forgot about or missed the first time around. We're back with part two of our season review. Part one is here. Part one ended with the Spurs having just beaten the Memphis Grizzlies for the second time in the season which improved their record to 28-7. Unfortunately, Tiago Splitter suffered a shoulder injury against the Clippers and would miss the next twelve…
  • Mavericks expert discusses Spurs' historic postseason run

    J.R. Wilco
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Tim Cato of MavsMoneyball and J.R. Wilco discuss their teams' meeting in the playoffs, as well a bevy of topics that impact both Spurs and Mavericks fans. It's easy to forget about the squads in the rear view mirror while your team's playoffs hopes are still alive, but now that the summer has fully arrived, I thought I'd reach out to Tim Cato of Mavs Moneyball and have a chat about how well the Mavericks fared against the Spurs, the aftermath of the first round, the off-season changes Dallas has made, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Dirk Nowitzki's place among the greats, and…
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  • Dwayne Wade signs for Miami: The Heat are "go all the way good" - even without LeBron...right?

    Anthony Perez
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    First let me unequivocally say I am not a Miami fan. I correctly predicted and sort of rooted for their demise against the Spurs. And I admit I wanted LeBron to go home. **But how can you not like Miami!** They have Dwayne Wade. They have Pat Riley - does anyone look better in a suit? They are owned by the guys who run Carnival cruises. Who doesn't like cruises, excepting some folks in Italy who had one capsize in their nature preserve? Nick Arison is probably the best young owner in sports. Come on. They have the weather and bikinis and so much more...whew. **How can you not like Miami**.
  • What the world cup can mean for Chicago

    Jaudat Ali
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    The Chicago Bulls made key additions this summer. Two of those were Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. Two of the best players Europe has to offer. Gasol, a two time NBA champion, and Mirotic, one of the most NBA-ready players to come out of Europe. Pau Gasol, along with his brother Marc, are set to represent and lead a spanish team that is favourites to compete with the Americans. Gasol helped Spain win two olympic silver medals(2012 and 2008), a world championship (2006) and Eurobasket titles (2011 and 2009). For Mirotic, participation in the world cup could go a long way for him. Playing…
  • Byron Scott Ds up the Lakers

    Jaudat Ali
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Lakers newly hired head coach isn't wasting any time. He wants the Lakers to play D next season and is confident that his hiring will be for the better in the end. The Lakers are coming off a bad season where their defense was one of the worst. They did handle things on the offensive end but their defense was their doom. As Byron takes over a roster filled with a lot of offense, similar to last year, he will look to infuse a defensive system and get the guys to buckle down on that end. His confidence is praise-worthy and a positive for the Lakers but it has yet to be seen how effective he…
  • Byron Scott Ds up the Lakers

    Jaudat Ali
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Lakers newly hired head coach isn't wasting any time. He wants the Lakers to play D next season and is confident that his hiring will be for the better in the end. The Lakers are coming off a bad season where their defense was one of the worst. They did handle things on the offensive end but their defense was their doom. As Byron takes over a roster filled with a lot of offense, similar to last year, he will look to infuse a defensive system and get the guys to buckle down on that end. His confidence is praise-worthy and a positive for the Lakers but it has yet to be seen how effective he…
  • Joakim says No-ah to the Cavaliers

    Jaudat Ali
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Joakim Noah believes the Chicago Bulls can defeat Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lebron returned to Cleveland after four seasons, and two championships, in Miami. His return will blow life into a team that was dwelling the NBA cellars. Chicago is one of the favourites to win the East after having a tremendous offseason. They signed Pau Gasol, drafted Mcdermott and brought over Mirotic. They will also be getting back their MVP point guard in Derrick rose, fully healthy. Depending upon his performance in the world championship, he could be back to his old ways sooner than later. As…
 
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  • Lithuania Waiting On Raptors Jonas Valanciunas

    Stephen Brotherston
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    With the arrival of the Houston Rockets Donatas Motiejunas, the only player Lithuania's National Team is still waiting on to show up is Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas.
  • Raptors, Wizards: The Only Sure Things In The NBA East

    Stephen Brotherston
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    The Eastern Conference is wide open heading into 2014-2015 and a quick start could determine who steals the top spots in each of the Divisions. With only a couple of shoes left to drop, the only teams will any level of certainty are the Raptors and the Wizards as the rest of the pretenders in the Conference have undergone so many changes, even they don’t really know what they have.
  • Pro Bball Report Week in Review 07/27/14

    Stephen Brotherston
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    On Pro Bball Report last week: Lucas Nogueira buyout, Veteran scorer Lou Williams, Best Raptors team ever, Steve Nash having fun, Cory Joseph as leader, Big names missing from Team Canada, Platooning Canadian players, Pro jobs in Europe, Canada vs. Slovenia, Ukraine and Georgia, Raptors training camp, the NBA schedule delayed and more.
  • Report That The NBA Schedule Release Date Postponed

    Stephen Brotherston
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    It's been reported that the release date of the official NBA schedule has been postponed in order to give the TV networks more time to figure out which games they want after a very busy and somewhat surprising free agent period.
  • Canada Wins Again Defeating Georgia 83-66

    Stephen Brotherston
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Team Canada improved its record to 2 wins and a loss in Slovenia on Saturday with an 83-66 dismissal of Georgia. Orlando Magic power forward Andrew Nicholson scored 9 points in the second half and finished the game with 13 points and 8 rebounds. The Celtics Kelly Olynyk had 12 points and 6 boards.
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  • 1 LeBron James Championship in Cleveland Is Worth Michael Jordan’s 6?

    bostonbobby22
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    LeBron James will try to bring Cleveland Cavaliers its first NBA title. One in the Cleveland hand is worth 6 in the books? Yes. It is in fact. If Mr. LeBron James brings an NBA title to the city of Cleveland, that ONE championship will be worth just as much as Michael Jordan’s vaunted 6 rings. Alright, stop making that face…put down the baseball bat…use your inhaler….REEEELAAAAAX… Just stay with me for a couple hundred words or two… When I think of Cleveland, I think of a few things. The screwball (yes, intended) comedy “Major League” starring Tom Berenger and tiger blood…
  • Why the Utah Jazz must keep Gordon Hayward at all costs

    ronron
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    The Utah Jazz are reportedly planning to retain Gordon Hayward at all costs. The 24 – year old guard is now a restricted free agent and he is projected to draw much interest from various teams around the league. Hayward will most probably receive offers as big as $10-12 million annually and as a result the Jazz will have to overpay him to keep him in their arsenal. So, does such a move make sense for Utah? Or should the Jazz allow Hayward to walk if he becomes too expensive to retain? The two sides failed to agree on an extension during the 2013 – 2014 campaign and the Utah Jazz were…
  • Projected NBA Draft Top 5 Picks – Embiid Falls At Number 5

    ronron
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:41 am
    Joel Embiid’s injury really shook the NBA Draft picture. The 7 – footer Kansas product was projected to be the top pick of the upcoming loaded draft but his broken foot will cause him to slip several spots, maybe even land below the top 5. Let’s see how the draft picture shapes up for the top 5 spots after Embiid’s injury. No.1: Jabari Parker The Cleveland Cavaliers were projected to select Joel Embiid at the top of the draft but now, Jabari Parker seems to be the most rational choice. Parker is the most NBA – ready player out of the entire 2014 draft class and he can make his…
  • Who will stay and who will leave the San Antonio Spurs?

    ronron
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:37 pm
    The San Antonio Spurs did it. They dethroned The King, LeBron James. They broke the dynasty of the Miami Heat and they took revenge for their devastating loss last year, one which came in the hands of the same opponent they routed this season. A big celebration started in San Antonio, one which can last much like the success of this extraordinary team has managed to last in time until now. The big question for the Spurs moving forward is if they can stick together. Who will stay and who will leave San Antonio this summer? The answers to those questions might define if the Spurs can repeat…
  • Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 By NBA for Game 2 Flop

    Emmanuel Altenor
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Dwyane Wade was fined $5,000 by the league for his flop on Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. D. Wade got the two free throws, Ginobili out of the game and his Miami Heat came out on top, so we’re guessing he’s cool with how things turned out. The post Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 By NBA for Game 2 Flop appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
 
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  • The Rebirth Of The Triangle Offense: Inspired By The New York Knicks Summer League

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

    Tammer Farid
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Basketball is now a year-round sport. Whether you are in-season or playing in the summer, college coaches and scouts are out in abundance, evaluating, recruiting and scouting talent.  For you, the player, the games you play are chances to impress and give a demonstration of your physical resume. If you want to continue on to play college basketball, it is in your best interest to understand what the coaches you are “interviewing” for are looking at and how you can best maximize every minute you are in their presence. First, let’s address your mentality. It can be a nerve-racking time…
  • Quick Hitters Volume 5: World Cup Soccer, Offensive Spacing, Physical Literacy and More

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

    Tammer Farid
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    Take five minutes to look in the mirror and give yourself an honest assessment in regards to the following questions: Am I open to other people’s ideas? Do I listen more than I talk? Am I open to changing my mind based on new info? Do I really admit when I am wrong? Do I ask questions even when it may expose my ignorance? Do I act differently when I get criticized?  Do I have a response or excuse every time someone makes a comment about my performance? Am I approachable?  The answers you came up with will tell you a lot about how coachable you are. And if you are like the rest of us, you…
  • The Death Of The Jab Step

    Tammer Farid
    15 Jun 2014 | 6:24 pm
    With the recent success of the San Antonio Spurs, basketball fans are clamoring for more NBA teams to adopt their fun and majestic style of play. I see this as a potential ignition point for a change in the way we teach offense, develop individual players and improve decision-making skills. Top Teamwork Plays of the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs I will be the first one to agree that basketball is a game of deception and misdirection. Players must keep the defense off-balance and use multiple tools from their offensive toolbox to score. But I also believe that players should learn to use the most…
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  • 2014-15 NBA Season May Tip-Off With Spurs-Cavs

    Liam OBrien
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    Could LeBron’s first showing at the Quicken Loans Arena be on opening night against the defending champion Spurs? LeBron is expected to tip-off his second stint in Cleveland against Timmy D and the Spurs. Sure appears so, as Gary Washburn from the Boston Globe broke the news of a potential meeting between the two squads to tip-off what is the most anticipated NBA season in years. “Rumor has it that the NBA’s season-opening game on TNT will be San Antonio at Cleveland, the first home game for LeBron James in his return to Cleveland and the first game for the defending NBA champion…
  • LeBron James Announces His Return To No. 23

    Liam OBrien
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The decision has been made. LBJ posted this photo on Instagram this afternoon with the caption, “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2·3=6 We still family 6. #HomeTeam #StriveForGreatness.” Following LeBron’s earthshaking announcement of his intent to return to Cleveland at the tune of two years/$42 million earlier this month, copious amounts of interest surrounded his next decision, the jersey number. Would he stick with No. 6, in which he won two NBA titles and reached four consecutive Finals in Miami, or would he revert back to the No. 23 he sported in his first…
  • Lakers Hire Byron Scott As Next Head Coach

    Liam OBrien
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    Amid much speculation, the Lakers have finally made their choice at head coach, hiring favorite Byron Scott to a four-year, $17 million deal. What effect will the hiring of Byron Scott have on the franchise? Scott, whose ties to the organization are endless, was the clear front-runner from the moment former head man Mike D’Antonio received the axe. As a member of the notorious Showtime Lakers, Scott won three championships with figures such as Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, and his exceptional relationship with the main attraction, Kobe Bryant, made him an obvious…
  • Mavs Forced To Void Contract Of Rashard Lewis, On The Verge Of Signing Al-Farouq Aminu and Jameer Nelson

    Liam OBrien
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Much has occurred in the Dallas Mavericks’ organization over the past 24 hours, as the team is closing in on reaching agreements with two veteran free agents, while being forced to cut ties with another after a poor physical. The Mavs were forced to void the contract of Rashard Lewis after a physical revealed his need for knee surgery. Yesterday, the Mavs were forced to void the contract of free agent forward Rashard Lewis after a physical revealed the need for him to receive surgery on his right knee. It is unclear how long Lewis, who agreed to a one-year deal at the league minimum…
  • Bulls Join Push For Kevin Love

    Liam OBrien
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    While the Cleveland Cavaliers consider themselves increasingly closer to striking a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves which would send Kevin Love to Northeast Ohio in exchange for first-overall pick Andrew Wiggins, the Chicago Bulls have entered the race for the three-time All-Star with a late push. Could Chicago be the ultimate destination for Kevin Love? The Bulls have replaced the Golden State Warriors as Cleveland’s biggest competition for landing Love, as the Bay Area squad is unwilling to relinquish knock- down shooter Klay Thompson, valuing the presence of the Splash Brothers…
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