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  • Cavs' Irving wears brace on knee, questionable for Game 3

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    23 May 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Kyrie Irving plopped down on a courtside bench following a brisk workout and two team trainers quickly went to work adjusting straps on his new knee brace.
  • Kick of the Day: Jordan 1 Flight 3 Low

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    23 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
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  • A Company Is Modifying Nike Sneakers With LEDs

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    CJ
    6 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    If you want to take your sneaker game to the next level, you need some LEDs! Light up sneakers have been around for years, but the sneaker customizers at Evolved Footwear are taking an old concept and giving it new life. Evolved Footwear specializes in modifying sneakers with LED lighting. Originally launched in 2004, the brand has spent years perfecting its craft, working to create a durable, long-lasting LED system. They offer a wide range of illuminated sneakers, and they also accepts custom orders if you want to send in your own pair, which will set you back $60 plus shipping. (But your…
  • LeBron reflects on civic role after Brelo verdict

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    23 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    LeBron reflects on civic role after Brelo verdict
  • Curry's MVP performance keys Game 3 blowout, puts Rockets on brink

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    Dan Devine
    23 May 2015 | 10:41 pm
    They'd have preferred winning, of course, but after losing the first two games of the Western Conference finals on the road by a combined five points, the Houston Rockets headed back home feeling like they could hang with the big, bad Golden State Warriors. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] "We had plenty of opportunities to win both of the games," said Rockets star James Harden after a brilliant Game 2 — 38 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and a block — that ended on a sour note with a final-play turnover that sealed a 99-98 Golden…
 
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  • Kick of the Day: Jordan 1 Flight 3 Low

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    23 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
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  • Nike Elite Youth Unveils Basketball Academy Slated for June 26-29 in LA

    SLAM Staff
    23 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The Swoosh announced today that it has combined its three elite skills academy into one, forming the inaugural Nike Basketball Academy. Taking place at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hanger from June 26-29, it will bring the nation’s top HS and college guards, wings and bigs under the same roof, where they’ll be instructed by Nike’s top athletes, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis. More info from our friends at Nike:  In an effort to create a premium and seamless basketball experience with the game’s elite, Nike has launched the…
  • Kick of the Day: Jordan Retro 11 Low

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    23 May 2015 | 9:51 am
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  • Report: Scott Skiles Is The Frontrunner For Magic’s Coaching Job

    SLAM Staff
    23 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    The Orlando Magic have focused their coaching search on former Magic player Scott Skiles, according to a Yahoo report. Skiles, who handed out an NBA record 30 assists as a member of the Magic in 1990, most recently coached five seasons with the Bucks. He reportedly clashed with current Magic forward Tobias Harris in Milwaukee, who will hit restricted free agency this summer. The Magic have also expressed interest in Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, but Orlando reportedly doesn’t want to offer a draft pick to acquire him. Scott Skiles has emerged as the strong frontrunner to become head coach…
  • Kent Bazemore Says Hawks Are Still ‘The Better Team’

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    23 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Not even two bad home losses to the Cavs can discourage Kent Bazemore. The Hawks are now trailing 0-2 in the Eastern Conference finals, and Bazemore still thinks that the Hawks are the better team. Per ESPN: The Cavs won Game 2 emphatically 94-82, despite not having Kyrie Irving due to his knee injury. Bazemore, however, is staying confident and believes the top-seeded Hawks still have the better team.   “We played them in the regular season this year and got the best of them,” Bazemore said in reference to the Hawks’ 3-1 record against the Cavs this past season.
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  • A Company Is Modifying Nike Sneakers With LEDs

    CJ
    6 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    If you want to take your sneaker game to the next level, you need some LEDs! Light up sneakers have been around for years, but the sneaker customizers at Evolved Footwear are taking an old concept and giving it new life. Evolved Footwear specializes in modifying sneakers with LED lighting. Originally launched in 2004, the brand has spent years perfecting its craft, working to create a durable, long-lasting LED system. They offer a wide range of illuminated sneakers, and they also accepts custom orders if you want to send in your own pair, which will set you back $60 plus shipping. (But your…
  • Pepsi Nabs NBA Sponsorship Rights From Coca-Cola

    CJ
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    It will be all change in the NBA next season after it was confirmed that Pepsi will replace Coke as the league’s food and beverage sponsor, ending an association between two of America’s most iconic brands that has lasted 28 years. Pepsi, who had an existing deal with the NBA through Gatorade, will now be able to promote the likes of Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Brisk, Doritos and Ruffles in association with the league. Pepsi now holds sponsorship deals with all four of the U.S. major sports organisations, meaning next season the National Football League, Major League…
  • Dunk Contest Still Missing Big Stars

    CJ
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    Zach LaVine put on an outstanding show this year at the NBA dunk contest during All-Star weekend. The rookie for the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off a few dunks that have never been seen in an NBA contest. While he was extremely entertaining, there were still plenty of fans a little bit frustrated that they were forced to watch a bench player on a bad team entertain them. Everyone would enjoy seeing the stars of the game put on a show in a dunk contest, but the biggest stars no longer tend to participate. Why has that started to be the norm? Michael Jordan, Julius Erving, Kobe Bryant and…
  • Jordan Brand Unveils Player-Exclusive Footwear For All-Star Game

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

    CJ
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    In 1985, NBA newcomer Michael Jordan turned heads. In addition to leading his team to the playoffs, Jordan finished the season with a scoring average of 28.2 points per game; set Chicago single-season records for points, field goals, free throws and steals; and received the prestigious NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Jordan’s performance that year set the tone for the next 30 years, forever changing the game of basketball and sports around the world. In the ensuing years, he also came to lead a global brand that revolutionized on- and off-court footwear and apparel – through the Jordan…
 
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  • Curry's MVP performance keys Game 3 blowout, puts Rockets on brink

    Dan Devine
    23 May 2015 | 10:41 pm
    They'd have preferred winning, of course, but after losing the first two games of the Western Conference finals on the road by a combined five points, the Houston Rockets headed back home feeling like they could hang with the big, bad Golden State Warriors. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] "We had plenty of opportunities to win both of the games," said Rockets star James Harden after a brilliant Game 2 — 38 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and a block — that ended on a sour note with a final-play turnover that sealed a 99-98 Golden…
  • Stephen Curry sets NBA record for most 3-pointers in one postseason

    Dan Devine
    23 May 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Stephen Curry added another record to his illustrious Most Valuable Player-winning season with this 3-point make with 4:32 remaining in the second quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets: [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] That triple was Curry's 59th of this postseason, an NBA record for most 3-point makes in a single playoff run. Hall of Fame sharpshooter Reggie Miller had the previous mark, with 58 during the Indiana Pacers' march to the NBA Finals in 2000. Miller needed 22 games and 147…
  • Looking ahead to Game 3: Hawks at Cavaliers

    Dan Devine
    23 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Previously, on "The Hawks and The Cavaliers" ... Sing it, Terrance: OK, fine. There was other stuff. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] The Cleveland Cavaliers' defense continued to short-circuit the Atlanta Hawks' offense. The Cavs mostly kept the Hawks' starters whisper-quiet, holding Mike Budenholzer's club to 41.8 percent shooting from the floor, a 6-for-26 mark from 3-point range, and a rate of offensive efficiency (92.4 points per 100 possessions) comfortably below the woeful Philadelphia 76ers' dead-last regular-season mark. Tristan Thompson…
  • Atlanta's Kyle Korver out for the rest of the playoffs with an ankle injury

    Kelly Dwyer
    23 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    What was at one point a dream season – four All-Stars, the Eastern Conference’s best record , home court advantage against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals – has been shot to bits within four days’ time. Not only are the Atlanta Hawks down 2-0 to those Cavaliers, but the team’s resident All-Star sharpshooter has taken a fall: BREAKING: Kyle Korver is OUT for the remainder of the playoffs with ankle injury.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) May 23, 2015 The All-Star took x-rays following the game which showed no sign of a broken bone in his right…
  • Looking ahead to Game 3: Golden State vs. Houston

    Kelly Dwyer
    23 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    Previously, on The Warriors and the Rockets … Your Rockets gave you a game, they did they did. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball Houston could have bowed down during what tends to be a typical Game 2 blowout. The team was down 17 points during the second quarter in what looked like an expected, homespun one-sided win from a team already up 1-0. Golden State ran out early to what seemed less like an insurmountable point lead and more like an insurmountable advantage prior to an inspired Houston run in the second quarter which helped turn this mess into…
 
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  • Detroit Pistons Top 5 stories of the week

    Packey
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Here are your top stories for the Detroit Pistons from this past week. 1.  Pistons will pick 8th in 2015 NBA draft. 2.  Chad Ford suggests Pistons might trade their pick. 3.  If the Pistons don't trade the pick, Ford mocks them to take Croatian Mario Hezonja. 4. Might the Pistons be trying to replace Greg Monroe through the draft? 5. Brandon Jennings is ahead of rehab schedule. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!
  • NBA draft 2015: Pistons reportedly looking to replace free agent Greg Monroe through draft

    Vincent Diringer
    22 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    There's a heavy indication that Detroit does not have high hopes in retaining free agent big man Greg Monroe. The Pistons once again find themselves in the lottery, and will have the eighth pick in the 2015 draft. However, this draft could alter Detroit's roster more than previously anticipated, with stories from MLive's David Mayo and The Detroit News' Terry Foster that Stan Van Gundy is not counting on Greg Monroe returning and looking to replace him through the draft. Could this mean the Pistons don't have faith in their ability to re-sign Monroe? Or are they angling for better depth in…
  • NBA draft 2015: Mario Hezonja goes to Pistons in Chad Ford's first mock after lottery

    Packey
    21 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Chad Ford's Mock Draft 5.0, the first after the lottery results, has the Pistons taking a Croatian wing. On Tuesday night, it was revealed that the Pistons keep their pre-draft slot and select No. 8 overall in the upcoming 2015 NBA draft. On Wednesday, Chad Ford updated his mock draft board to reflect the slightly updated first round order. Today, in case you haven't seen it yet, I'm posting the Pistons mocked pick here for you to see and discuss. Ford mocks the Pistons to take a 6-foot-7 (or 6-foot-8 according to Draft Express) small forward from Croatia, Mario Hezonja. If you…
  • NBA rumors: Pistons may look to trade draft pick, according to Chad Ford

    Steve Hinson
    20 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    ESPN’s draft guru tweets that Detroit among others may look to swap their draft pick for players who may be able to contribute immediately. After last night's NBA Draft Lottery, ESPN Insider Chad Ford tweeted a number of insights - but one particularly interesting nugget for Pistons fans: Expect the Magic, Kings, Pistons and Hornets to seriously consider trading their picks. All 4 want to accelerate rebuild — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 20, 2015 Now, the theory makes sense. Looking at a guy like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, it's a reminder that it typically takes most NBA players a few…
  • NBA draft lottery 2015 results: Pistons to pick No. 8

    Packey
    19 May 2015 | 5:48 pm
    The Pistons had a 72.4-percent chance of staying at the No. 8 spot and that's exactly where they will pick in the 2015 NBA draft. The Detroit Pistons had less than a three-percent chance to win the No. 1 overall pick and right around 10 percent to move into the Top 3. Unfortunately, the Pistons will pick where they were slotted before the night began at No. 8 overall. The Pistons haven't moved up from their pre-draft lottery slot since 2003, when they were slotted at No. 6 and wound up with the No. 2 pick. We all know how that went down -- the Pistons had a chance to get better and they did…
 
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  • New Orleans Pelicans Season in Review: Jimmer Fredette

    Mason Ginsberg
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Allow me to start out Jimmer Fredette’s season review with this player comparison table. Time to play a little game I like to call “guess that player”! If you guessed “the same guy”, you’re right! Player X is Jimmer Fredette in his most recent season before coming to New Orleans. Jimmer finished the 2013-14 NBA season doing some of the best shooting of his career, and with the departure of Anthony Morrow to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Pelicans brought him in largely to replace Morrow’s shooting off the bench. Unfortunately, things…
  • New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Tournament: Tom Thibodeau vs. Scott Brooks

    Michael McNamara
    21 May 2015 | 7:44 pm
    The Case for Tom Thibodeau By: Ryan Schwan Thibodeau has caught a lot of flack the past couple years.  The Bulls, once a serious contender out east, have slid towards mediocrity from a crazy high back at the start of the decade.  Mostly, that is due to injury issues and a slow erosion of his team’s supporting staff. (Until this year, when Boozer went away and gave them some flexability again)  There is a narrative, however, that Thibodeau is the ultimate source of all the Bulls woes.  That his grinding, shouting, relentless personality and long minutes has bit by bit turned his…
  • New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Tournament: Tyronn Lue vs. Kenny Atkinson

    Michael McNamara
    21 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    The Case for Tyronn Lue By: Jake Madison A smart mind for the game. Hard work. Tutored by Hall of Fame coaches. And nearly the guy the Cavaliers hired to coach LeBron James when he came back to Cleveland. That checks off a lot of boxes for me. And it’s the reason that Tyronn Lue is the highest paid assistant coach in the league. As a former player, and one that shut down an in-his-prime Allen Iverson in the NBA Finals I might add, Lue understands locker room dynamics. It’s been noted on multiple occasions that Lue has been the main guy keeping the Cavs locker room together this…
  • Season In Review: Norris Cole

    James Grayson
    20 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    A two time NBA champion, Norris Cole was brought in from the Miami heat in a three-team trade that sent out John Salmons. The idea was that the Pelicans desperately needed backup point guard help. Jrue Holiday had been battling injuries, so too Tyreke Evans. New Orleans needed a guy to fill the “void” left by Austin Rivers. Stop-gaps like Jimmer Fredette, Gal Mekel and Nate Wolters were not working. Cole’s experience was also a factor with many within the locker room labeling him the veteran voice, guiding them into and throughout their brief playoff run. The most…
  • New Orleans Pelicans Head Coaching Tournament: Ettore Messina v. Mike D’Antoni

    Chris Romaguera
    19 May 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Ettore Messina By: Christopher Louis Romaguera Theoretically, Ettore Messina has the most interesting and effective offensive schemes out of any of the potential head coaches for the New Orleans Pelicans. He also may be the biggest gamble, having never been a head coach in the NBA or collegiate level. Messina has coached in nearly every European league imaginable, and as decorated as they come in Europe. Messina has won: 4 Euroleague championships, 4 Italian League Championships, 7 Italian Cup Championships, 5 Russian League Championships, 2 Russian Cup Championships, and 2 VTB United League…
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  • Kyle Korver out for remainder of playoffs with ankle sprain

    Inside Hoops
    23 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Kyle Korver suffered a right ankle injury with 1:01 remaining in the third quarter of last night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. X-rays performed at Philips Arena last night were negative. A follow-up MRI and examination this morning at the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic confirmed a severe high right ankle sprain. Korver will [...]
  • Terrence Ross undergoes ankle surgery

    Inside Hoops
    23 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday forward-guard Terrence Ross underwent surgery yesterday in Van Nuys, California to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle. The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute. Ross will conduct his rehabilitation in Toronto. No timetable has been set for a return to [...]
  • Cavs take 2-0 series lead vs Hawks

    Inside Hoops
    22 May 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Cavs take 2-0 series lead vs Hawks The Cleveland Cavaliers are rocking, and leave Atlanta with two wins, heading to Cleveland for Game 3. No Kyrie Irving in Game 2, no Kevin Love for the rest of the playoffs, yet no problem so far for LeBron James and company. Here’s the Akron Beacon Journal reporting: The Cavaliers are down [...]
  • Kyrie Irving will not play Cavs-Hawks Game 2

    Inside Hoops
    22 May 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Cavaliers head team physician Dr. Richard Parker traveled today to see Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Institute. Irving’s left knee was evaluated and his diagnosis (tendinitis) confirmed and treatment plan agreed upon. Irving will be with the team tonight in Atlanta, but will not play. He will continue treatment [...]
  • Video: Top 5 plays from Rockets-Warriors Game 2

    Inside Hoops
    22 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    Check this video of the top five plays from Rockets at Warriors, Western Conference Finals Game 2, which Golden State won 99-98 to take a 2-0 series lead.
 
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  • I'm buying in on Vlade Divac

    Greg Wissinger
    23 May 2015 | 6:49 am
    It's that time of year again, when hope springs eternal and I start drinking the kool-aid. As a longtime fan of the Sacramento Kings, I've trained myself to be a cynic. Don't get excited. Expect the worst. And for the most part this has served me well. But I'm an optimist at heart, and sometimes I can't help but buy in. I'm dreading this offseason in many ways, to the extent that my stomach knots up when I think of all the ways it could go wrong. Nonetheless, I'm finding myself buying in, and it's entirely because of Vlade Divac. Divac is definitively in charge of the basketball side of…
  • Top Five Sacramento Kings Stories of the Week

    Aykis16
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    The NBA Lottery came and went with the Kings staying true to form and not jumping up for the 19th time in 20 lottery attempts.  They did however manage to not drop either, which for Kings fans is a win.  That leaves them with the 6th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Shortly before the draft lottery, Vlade Divac went on SiriusXM NBA Radio and called DeMarcus Cousins "untradeable", chiding Coach Karl lightly for saying that no player was untradeable.  You can listen to the full audio here. Cousins, for his part, did something no King has done since Peja Stojakovic in 2004, making…
  • The Sactown Royalty Show Ep 76: Lotto reaction and draft scouting with Bryant West

    Greg Wissinger
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Bryant returns to the show to react to the lottery results, and to discuss potential Kings available at 6. The Sactown Royalty Show is back! And just in time for the heart of draft season. Our own Bryant West joins the show as we react to the lottery results, and break down the implications for the teams involved. From there we start breaking down players who may be available for the Kings with the 6th pick. We spend time discussing Willie Cauley-Stein, Kristaps Porzingas, Frank Kaminsky, and more. It's a fun show with lots of good insights from Bryant. Be sure to check it out. Check Out…
  • NBA Draft 2015 Scouting Profile: Kristaps Porzingis

    bswest5
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Kristaps Porzingis, a 7'1 forward from Latvia, is a hot name among Kings fans thanks to his length, mobility and shooting ability. Would the Kings draft such a raw prospect while hoping to make the playoffs? NBA Draft 2015 Scouting Profile: Kristaps Porzingis Kristaps Porzingis NBA Position: PF, fringe C General Information: 19 year old from Ventspils, Latvia. Currently playing with the Baloncesto Sevilla team from the ACB League in Spain. Measurables: 7'1", 220 lbs. Did not participate in the Draft Combine. 2014-15 Season Statistics 11.1 PPG, 4.5 RPG, .5 APG, .9 SPG, 1.1 BPG (21.4 minutes…
  • DeMarcus Cousins named Second-Team All NBA

    Greg Wissinger
    21 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    The big man receives some national recognition. The NBA has released the results for the 2015 All-NBA teams. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been named to the second team, a huge recognition of his dominant play this past season. Cousins was considered likely by many to make the team, although there were some doubters who have been proven to be idiots. The full results of the voting: All-NBA teams have been announced - all the voting results here - pic.twitter.com/2evCaoZ1b7 — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 21, 2015 As I review the overall results, the thing that jumps out is that…
 
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  • Hard Work Brings Wesley Matthews into Fantasy Relevance

    Phil Naessens
    22 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Wesley Matthews was once a non-entity in fantasy leagues but has climbed into a Top 20 shooting guard spot. The 2015-2016 Fantasy Basketball season will be upon us sooner than you think. The well-prepared owner is a happier owner and over the course of the summer we'll be offering projections beginning with the Portland Trail Blazers players we believe should make an impact next season. We will offer takes from when a player began his career with the Trail Blazers, the most recent numbers and expert predictions, and our projection for the upcoming season. Even for those without fantasy…
  • Portland Trail Blazers Top 5 stories of the Week

    Dan Graves
    22 May 2015 | 7:53 am
    A summary of this past weeks Blazer news from around the web. Chris Kaman Season Review: A Job Well Done. From Blazers Edge Contributor Brandon Goldner Should the Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum? From Blazers Edge Editor Dave Deckard Trail Blazers 2015 NBA Draft Options. From Blazers Edge Writer Ryan Chase Covering The Blazers From A Beat Reporter's Perspective. From Blazers Edge Editor Chris Lucia Steve Blake Doesn't Live Up to Billing. From Blazers Edge Editor Timmay!
  • Meyers Leonard: From Afterthought to Folk Hero

    PeterSampson
    22 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    Looking back at the 2014-15 season of Meyers Leonard. Can't keep his hands up.  Doesn't know how to get in position to rebound.  Always leaves his feet. No go-to offensive move.  He's seriously practicing three pointers this offseason? Admit it.  We have all thought or said one or more of these things about Meyers Leonard since he was drafted 11th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2012 NBA Draft.  But now, after three years in the league, Blazer fans have never been higher on him.  How did we get here? It would have been tough for Leonard to…
  • Covering The Blazers From A Beat Reporter's Perspective

    Chris Lucia
    21 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Vancouver Columbian Blazers beat reporter Erik Gundersen was kind enough with his time to stop by the weekend edition of the Blazer's Edge Podcast to talk about his experience covering the team, the chemistry within Portland's locker room, Meyers Leonard's potential and more! Vancouver Columbian Blazers beat reporter Erik Gundersen was kind enough with his time to stop by the weekend edition of the Blazer's Edge Podcast to talk about his experience covering the team, the chemistry within Portland's locker room, Meyers Leonard's potential and more! Check out Gundersen's Blazer Banter blog…
  • Chris Kaman Season Review: A Job Well Done

    Brandon Goldner
    21 May 2015 | 3:35 pm
    In most ways the Portland Trail Blazers got more than they bargained for from their new backup center in 2015. Since arriving in Portland last summer, Blazers fans have known that Chris Kaman was different...not in the familiar, "quirky Portland" kind of way, but different different. The Rose City is teased endlessly for being too bike-friendly, too organic, too liberal, and too "Portland Precious." Kaman is an outdoorsy guy with a love of fireworks, hunting, and eating the eyes out of freshly-caught fish. (That last one was recorded on video as part of his 6-episode reality show, Becoming…
 
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  • Warriors Route Rockets In Game 3 As A Dominant Steph Curry Makes More History

    Jack Winter
    23 May 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Steph Curry had 18 points, four rebounds, and five assists on just seven shots in the first half of Friday’s contest. The Golden State Warriors were so dominant on the whole, though, that the MVP’s brilliance was somehow easy to overlook. But then the third quarter happened. Spurred by a 25-point lead at intermission over the overmatched and uninspired Houston Rockets, Golden State won Game 3 by a mind-bending score of 115-80. Curry had 40 points, five rebounds, and seven assists on 12-of-19 shooting, a virtuoso performance that will go down in league annals as an all-time…
  • Little Steph Curry Blocks-Out Dwight Howard To Secure An Offensive Rebound

    Jack Winter
    23 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
    “This guy weights 160 pounds soaking wet.” That’s hyperbole from Jeff Van Gundy, of course – Steph Curry is much closer to 180 pounds than he is 160. But it still exhibits just how impressive the lithe point guard’s box-out and offensive rebound against Dwight Howard is. Making Curry’s feat even more awesome? The Houston Rockets behemoth has been extra spry and strong since the opening tip. This is MVP stuff. Playing the fantastic brand of two-way basketball that led them to 67 wins during the regular season, the Golden State Warriors lead the Rockets 54-34…
  • Superman Returns: Dwight Howard Soars Over Two Defenders For HUGE Jam

    Jack Winter
    23 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    What knee injury? Immediately after Dwight Howard completed a slick give-and-go from Jason Terry with this towering jam over Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green, the Houston Rockets center got just as high to catch a shot on the other end. Officials made a correct goaltending call, but it confirmed what the previous possession suggested: Howard isn’t too bothered by nagging knee pain. The Golden State Warriors lead the Rockets 17-12 midway through the first quarter. [Valerie Vine Star]
  • Kyrie Irving Tests A Brace On His Injured Knee And Remains Questionable For Game 3

    Jack Winter
    23 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Getty Image The Cleveland Cavaliers might not need Kyrie Irving to beat the Atlanta Hawks and claim the Eastern Conference crown. Might they play the hobbled three-time All-Star anyway? We’ll find out soon enough. Irving practiced with a new brace on his sore left knee this morning and is questionable to play in Game 3 of the Conference Finals on Sunday. Perhaps more importantly, he’s undergoing altered treatment procedures after meeting with famed sports orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. The Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Joe Vardon has the details on Irving’s status.
  • Report: Scott Skiles Is A ‘Strong Frontrunner’ To Fill Orlando’s Coaching Vacancy

    Jack Winter
    23 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Getty Image It appears the Orlando Magic might be getting back to their roots to resume a stalled, multi-year rebuilding project. Confirming a rumor following the dismissal of Jacque Vaughn last February , Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Scott Skiles – the franchise’s first starting point guard – has emerged as the most likely candidate to fill Orlando’s vacant coaching position. Scott Skiles has emerged as the strong frontrunner to become head coach of the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Magic general manager Rob Hennigan has discussed…
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  • Milwaukee Bucks Top 5 Stories of the Week: Arena talks continue in Madison, Bucks look to turn the corner

    Frank Madden
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    1. The principal players in the quest for a new Bucks arena were once again working to find solutions this week in Madison. And while they've yet to converge on a proposal fit for consumption by the state legislature, Bucks President Peter Feigin and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele remain optimistic that a deal is within reach. (Journal-Sentinel/Don Walker) Feigin also opened the window a bit on the complexity of an arena financing deal to pay for a $500 million arena just north of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and the potential for an additional $500 million in additional…
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo can jump really, really high

    Frank Madden
    20 May 2015 | 7:47 pm
    If you need your gutters cleaned, Giannis may be of help. Giannis Antetokounmpo might not be the most vertically explosive guy in the world, but his combination of absurd length and fluid athleticism is still rather otherworldly. He put that on display at Athlete Performance in Oconomowoc on Wednesday, where he flashed his freakish 12'2" max vertical reach for all the world of Instagram to see. Not too shabby, Giannis -- that's just an inch short of what Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee posted at their respective NBA draft combines, and 3.5 inches short of the all-time combine record…
  • Post-lottery NBA mock draft updates, arena financing talks aim for resolution by next week

    Dan Sinclair
    20 May 2015 | 12:38 pm
    The NBA Draft lottery took place last night in New York City, with the Minnesota Timberwolves claiming the first overall pick. It's the first time since 2004 that the team with the worst record landed the top selection. The Los Angeles Lakers will pick second, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers. With the draft order now finalized, mock draft season is officially...even more wide open than it already was. Here are the latest projections for the Milwaukee Bucks in some updated mocks: ESPN NBA Mock Draft 5.0 - Chad Ford, ESPN Ford's latest mock has the Bucks selecting Kelly Oubre, a freshman…
  • Tyler Ennis undergoes shoulder surgery, will miss summer league

    Frank Madden
    20 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    The Milwaukee Bucks' season may be over, but the injury jinx continues to haunt the team's rookies. The Bucks announced via press release on Tuesday that rookie point guard Tyler Ennis had shoulder surgery earlier in the day, with no specific timetable for his recovery. Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced that guard Tyler Ennis underwent successful labral repair surgery to his right shoulder today. After consultation with Bucks orthopaedist Dr. Michael Gordon and Dr. David Altcheck from the Hospital for Special Surgery, the procedure was performed this morning in New York.
  • Bucks offseason questions: Is the defense ready for the big time?

    Steve von Horn
    19 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    We reflect on what we've learned about Jason Kidd and the Bucks from a surprisingly fun 2014-15 NBA season. Did the six-game battle with the Bulls show the defensive scheme is ready to compete on the big stage? With the NBA Draft and free agency on the horizon for the Milwaukee Bucks, it's time to reflect on a surprisingly successful season and ask: what did we really learn? A dramatic leap from 15 to 41 wins and a solid showing in the playoffs against a battle-tested Bulls team is enough to demonstrate real progress with this core, but a 120-66 drubbing in Game 6 and an anti-climatic…
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  • Warriors at Rockets, Game 3 preview: Golden State seeks commanding series lead

    Conrad Chow
    23 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    As the Western Conference Finals shifts to Houston, Golden State is in prime position to take a 3-0 lead. In NBA history, teams up 2-0 in a best-of-seven series win 94% of the time. As the Golden State Warriors head to Houston, they are in great shape to take a stranglehold on the Western Conference series and put the Rockets on the brink of elimination. Even with the Warriors taking both Games 1 and 2 at home, there is still room for improvement. Golden State played stretches of beautiful basketball by moving the ball, running the floor, and knocking down shots leading to a mega run in…
  • The Golden State Margin of Error

    Andy Liu
    22 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    The Golden State Warriors came back from a big deficit in Game 1. Then they blew a huge lead in Game 2. They won both games despite playing poorly at times. I go into why Golden State is so special despite their struggles. The margin of error as represented in polls, graphs, and charts allow the people who create the statistics to have a certain amount of leeway in their predictions. That's about the most broad way for me to understand and depict what "margin of error" means. For teams to beat the Golden State Warriors, the confidence interval they must reach likely peaks at 99 percent,…
  • Top Five Warriors News of the Week

    Sam Sorkin
    22 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Golden State took a 2-0 lead on Houston in the Western Conference Finals this week. 1. The Warriors won a heart-stopping Game 2 over the Rockets, 99-98, pulling out a victory with a last-second stop on James Harden. Apricot takes us through the final minutes of a thriller. 2. Bram Kincheloe wrote about the journey of the Warriors from the lottery to the Conference Finals. "Sometimes I feel just like Riley Curry," he writes, "confused by all the pageantry and lights." 3. Grant Brisbee of SB Nation examined "where the Warriors and their fans fit in the messy, changing Bay Area."…
  • Harrison Barnes was determined to spend time with Jerry West

    Chris Faulkner
    22 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    James Herbert has a really great article up on Harrison Barnes relationship with Warriors head consultant Jerry West. Turns out that Barnes was very persistent towards getting one-on-one time with West. "I had seen him at summer league my rookie year (in 2012 after he was drafted seventh overall out of North Carolina), and I would just jokingly say to him, 'Look man, when are we going to get some work in?'" Barnes told USA TODAY Sports about West, the 76-year-old Warriors consultant whose image has long been used as the NBA's logo. "And he would laugh and say, 'Yeah, we'll see about…
  • I swag. I swag. I cook. I cook.

    Bram Kincheloe
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Lil B has cursed the Bearded One. Also, the internet is a strange, twisted place. "If Harden doesn't tell what he is doing, which is the Lil B cooking dance, he will be cursed. He needs to stop stealing Lil B swag without showing love." Lil B, Warriors fan, entrepreneurial artist, voice of a generation, has (according to TMZ) cursed James Harden, and this series may never be the same. Apparently upset about Harden stealing his Cooking Dance, Lil B went on the offensive. People that steal from Lil B will pay now or later all you have to do is pay respect to the original and the leader…
 
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  • Chicago Bulls top five stories of the week: Thibodeau update

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    22 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Has it only been a week since we had Bulls games to cover? Seems longer, maybe it just feels so bad how everything ended it just has a more lingering feeling. So what's the update with Tom Thibodeau? Since a flurry of rumors at the end of the season, nothing concrete. In fact, we're seemingly only getting extremely fringe-y reports about Thibs and a potential new coach. Like this guy saying Fred Hoiberg would take the Bulls job, and this dude saying the Lakers are going after Thibs. These reports were 'ran with', but not very far. If you want run-down of ALL the coaching talk, HoopsRumors…
  • Revisiting Nikola Mirotic's Postseason Disappearing Act

    Chris Terzic
    19 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    So, yeah, Niko kinda stunk up the joint in the playoffs. Maybe a coach with a modern offense could've mitigated that? I remember October 6th like it was yesterday. On the NBA calendar, early October can only signify one thing: preseason. Why do I remember a preseason game so vividly? It was the first time I watched Nikola Mirotic in a Bulls uniform, and it only took me that one game to realize that Niko belonged. Some rookies take time to develop (see: McDermott, Doug). Other rookies need proper grooming to -- hopefully, one day -- fully develop (see: Snell, Tony). But even upon first glance,…
  • The Bulls will be fine, but is 'fine' good enough?

    Ricky O'Donnell
    17 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    The Bulls have a strong foundation moving forward. What should we make of it? Playoff basketball is an emotionally taxing, anxious investment as is, but the Bulls and Cavaliers seemed to push beyond even the common threshold of tension for their six games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. I think it was because that series had something like a dueling dichotomy of torture on each side: Chicagoans thought they deserved to win because LeBron James always kicks their ass in the playoffs; Clevelanders thought they deserved to win because Michael Jordan used to always kick their ass in the…
  • The Bulls Show puts a profanity-laden bow on a disappointing season

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    15 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    From The Bulls Show: "Don't be sad that it's over. Be happy that it ended" - The 2014/15 Chicago Bulls. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter (@TheBullsShow). For any questions or comments, you can contact the show via email at thebullsshowATgmail.com. LIKE BaB on FACEBOOK!, the Bulls Show has been contributing good stuff to the BaB Facebook page, so be sure to give it a 'Like' at http://www.facebook.com/BlogABull.
  • Chicago Bulls top five stories of the week: on to the offseason

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    15 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    I'm not even really able to dig into what a debacle that game was last night. Had a lot of scenarios in mind going into it, but that result was not in the top 40 of speculated possibilities. Another solid start helped by Pau Gasol coming back, with Kyrie Irving hurt (yes, I cheered) and then...a total freefall. It became so bad, you could say Thibs coached a bad game AND it wouldn't have mattered anyway. This team ultimately didn't matter: they weren't talented enough, weren't healthy enough, and whatever they had left wasn't playing well enough together to make a run. This Cavaliers team was…
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  • Roy Hibbert is learning jiu-jitsu

    C. Cooper
    23 May 2015 | 3:52 pm
    MMA-style workouts. Ninja movies. Now, jiu-jitsu. Ever since Larry Bird laid out potential plans to reduce Roy Hibbert's role next season, the lumbering big man has basically gone dark. His name is very obviously missing from the announcement for the Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge, which benefits the Indiana Children's Wish Fund. Other than promoting his involvement as a special guest for a "Call of Duty Advanced Warfare" community gaming night, he's abstained from social media, and when asked by the Indy Star to respond to Bird's end of the season comments,…
  • Pacers draft prospects: A closer look at Stanley Johnson

    Andy Erk
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Arizona's Stanley Johnson looks the part, with an NBA-ready physique and skills that should translate to the league. But as a young one-and-done that game still needs development to deliver on the pro level. Stanley Johnson out of Arizona, a player on the Pacers radar for the draft with some strengths and weaknesses: Strengths: Size- There is no doubt that Stanley Johnson possesses an NBA ready body. Johnson weighs in at an incredible 242 pounds, at a height of 6'5 without shoes. To put this in perspective, Bobby Portis (really the only other player with an NBA body that we have covered so…
  • Indiana Pacers top five stories of the week

    Tom Lewis
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    The NBA Draft Lottery didn't shake up the Pacers draft plans which included the team's first player workout this week. Here are the Pacers top five stories of the week: The Pacers held their first draft workout at the Fieldhouse and Notre Dame's Jerian Grant thought he did pretty well. Murray State's Cameron Payne was the talk of the draft workout, even earning a thumbs up from Larry Bird in front of the media. The NBA draft lottery didn't help the Pacers who remained in the 11th spot for the draft Speaking of lottery picks, Willie Trill Cauley-Stein received a confidence boost at the combine…
  • Spoiler Alert: Indiana Pacers remain at 11th after NBA Draft Lottery

    Nathan S.
    19 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    The Pacers are set to pick 11th in the 2015 NBA Draft. With only a 0.8% chance of winning the NBA Draft Lottery, it was expected the Indiana Pacers would stay put at 11th. And as chalk prevailed through nearly the entire Lottery process, that's just where the Pacers were kept locked in for the June 25th NBA Draft, matching with Larry Bird's general pessimism towards being able to bring one of the top prospects to Indiana. It's official. The #Pacers will have the 11th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. #NBADraftLottery pic.twitter.com/7NuhIcgrqj— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) May 20, 2015 While…
  • NBA Draft Lottery open thread: Pacers due for some good luck

    Tom Lewis
    19 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    After a frustrating season that had things going against them starting back in August, the Pacers could use a little good luck for a change in the NBA Draft Lottery. The Pacers have a future-altering opportunity, albeit a miniscule one, on Tuesday evening when the NBA holds their annual draft lottery, televised on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET prior to the tip of the Western Conference finals. There's no time for negativity despite the long odds. If you're in it you can win it, to loosely paraphrase many state lottery ad campaigns, and the Pacers are going all in on their 1.15% chance to move up into…
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  • NBA Mock Draft Roundup: The Suns take more shooters at #13

    Kellan Olson
    23 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    With the lottery in the past there has been a flurry of new mock drafts this week. Here's all the major mocks that either debuted or had changes. ESPN's Chad Ford: Frank Kaminsky, C, Wisconsin As I explained last month, the Suns don't have a lot of options in the middle behind Alex Len. Kaminsky not only can play right now, but he would give Phoenix an entirely different look. While Len thrives in the paint, Kaminsky is at his best facing the basket and stretching the floor. He adds immediate depth to the Suns' front line. Jerian Grant, Kelly Oubre and R.J. Hunter could all be good fits here,…
  • Brandon Knight likes playing with Bledsoe, but gives no hint on contract desires

    Dave King
    22 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    He never once mentioned seeking out offers from other teams, but Brandon Knight is being coy about his contract desires this summer as the NBA landscape is about to shift dramatically toward higher salaries. The Phoenix Suns free agent summer begins with whether to keep the Brandons in the valley for a long time. However, free agents like Brandon Knight and Brandan Wright are keeping their options open in anticipation of suitors lining up at their doors. On Thursday, Knight went on the radio with Sirius XM radio's Justin Termine and co-host Eddie Johnson to promote his upcoming basketball…
  • Solar Flares: Top 5 Phoenix Suns stories, All Draft edition

    Keith M. Scheessele
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Here are the top five Phoenix Suns stories from the week that was. 1. We struck gold once again! Your Phoenix Suns are the lucky recipients of the number thirteen pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. 2. Check out this report on five possible directions the Suns could go with the number thirteen pick. 3. Are you sensing a theme? Here's a 2015 NBA Mock Draft Tracker to keep you up to date on all the different possibilities for the Suns. 4. Straight from the GMs mouth. Here's what Ryan McDounough says to expect at the draft on June 25th in Brooklyn, New York. 5. Finally here's a fun…
  • Top Five Prospects for the Phoenix Suns #13 Pick in the 2015 NBA Draft

    Austin Elmer
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Keeping in mind the Suns Franchise style of play of fast paced offense, who should the Suns pick with their #13 Pick? The NBA combine is over and the lottery order has been set. The Phoenix Suns ended with the pick everyone excepted them to have the 13th pick. An article earlier in the week detailed who the Suns top prospects would be regardless of where they were picking. But, now that we know 100% (unless there is a draft day trade) where the Suns are going to draft it's time to dive into the top five prospects within the Suns reach. The Suns style typically consists of fast, athletic…
  • BS of the Sun Podcast 5/20/15: Lottery down, draft next

    Jim Coughenour
    21 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    The NBA Lottery was held in New York on Tuesday... and it turns out the Lakers are luckier than the Suns. Shocker. Now that the Suns are picking #13 (again) it's time to turn to the prospects. Sean Sullivan joins the show to play the role of resident draft expert. Sean has almost as much draft knowledge in his pinkie finger as I do in my entire body. Actually, Sean is a pretty big dude... so his pinkie finger is almost as big as my whole body. But what I lack in size I make up for in... something I'm sure. As far as the show goes... we discuss: Lon Babby's expiring contract and the job…
 
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  • Wizards/Bullets have not produced any of the 200 best single-season teams in NBA history

    Jake Whitacre
    22 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    The Washington Wizards' march to their best regular season performance in over three decades has served as a gentle reminder that there's been a lot of bad basketball in Washington over the years. But every once in a while, you get served with a very blunt reminder that makes you just can't avoid. Today's reminder comes from FiveThirtyEight, who ranked every team in NBA history, based on Elo Ratings. Here's an explanation on how Elo ratings work: Elo is like the iPad of sports power ratings: Their design is quite simple, and they do a lot with a little, depending only on the final score…
  • Top 5 Wizards and Mystics stories for the week of May 17, 2015

    Albert Lee
    22 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    The Mystics begin practicing for their season while John Wall gets some accolades for what he's done. The Washington Mystics have been practicing for nearly a full week. It's also our first week with the Wizards completely out of commission. But we still have some stories for this week we'd like to share: 1. Mystics start training camp, play a preseason game against the Atlanta Dream on Saturday in Louisville Saturday's game will be part of a multi-team event held at the Yum! Center and it will give the team a taste of some competition. It is pretty hard to figure out how good they really…
  • John Wall not named to 2014-15 All-NBA teams

    Jake Whitacre
    21 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    John Wall had an outstanding season. He was voted as a starter in the All Star Game, was voted as a second team All-Defensive selection by the media earlier in the week, finished second in the NBA in assists per game behind Chris Paul, had the ninth-most steals this season, and led the Wizards to their best record since the seventies. But it wasn't enough to get John Wall an All-NBA selection this season. Here's a breakdown of who made all three teams: First Team Second Team Third Team Stephen Curry Chris Paul Kyrie Irving James Harden Russell Westbrook Klay Thompson LeBron James LaMarcus…
  • Get to know a 2015 NBA draft prospect: Jerian Grant

    Umair Khan
    21 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    The Washington Wizards hold the No. 19 and No. 49 picks in this year's draft. We'll go through a few draft prospects that project to be around then, starting with Notre Dame's Jerian Grant. Player: Jerian Grant. School: Notre Dame. Class: Senior. Position: Point Guard/Shooting Guard Expected Draft Position: Mid-late first round "NBA ready" seems to be one those threadbare phrases we tend to throw around prematurely. "Player X played in a pro-style offense and can make reads out of the pick and roll, so he's ready to contribute from Day 1." But how do you know he's ready to contribute without…
  • John Wall named to NBA's All-Defensive second team

    Jake Whitacre
    20 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    It's official: John Wall has arrived as a defensive superstar in the NBA. John Wall was named to the NBA's All-Defensive second team Wednesday afternoon after receiving seven first-team votes 53 for second-team. Chris Paul, Tony Allen, and Jimmy Butler were the only guards to appear on more media members' ballots than Wall in this year's voting. For all the talk about how John Wall has improved this season with his jumper and controlling the tempo as a point guard, Wall's biggest jump came on the defensive end this season, so it's nice to see Wall's efforts being rewarded. Plus, it's nice to…
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  • Mavs’ youth-movement plans start with healthy Chandler Parsons, re-signing Al-Farouq Aminu

    Earl K. Sneed
    22 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    DALLAS — While one heads into a summer of rehabilitation after offseason surgery and the other gets set to enter free agency on July 1, both the 26-year-old Chandler Parsons and the 24-year-old Al-Farouq Aminu could play vital roles for the Dallas Mavericks for seasons to come. Battling nagging injuries during the 2014-15 campaign, Parsons showed glimpses of great things to come after signing with the Mavericks last summer in free agency. The versatile forward, who spent his first three seasons in the NBA with the rival Houston Rockets before signing a reported three-year deal worth $46…
  • Chandler Parsons dishes on post-surgery rehab at NBA Cares event

    Bobby Karalla
    21 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Amidst an auditorium full of excited middle schoolers, it was impossible not to see Chandler Parsons. Speaking at a BBVA Compass and NBA Cares event, the Mavs small forward spoke about financial responsibility and the importance of education to some of Dallas’ youngest basketball fans. But aside from Parsons towering over students and teachers alike, one other thing about him was completely conspicuous: He was walking on crutches. The 6′ 10″ wing is now in the recovery process after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in Dallas on May 1 to address a cartilage issue in his…
  • 2015 Year in Review: Richard Jefferson

    Bobby Karalla
    21 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Exit Interviews: Richard JeffersonRichard Jefferson reflects on his 2014-15 season with the Mavs. Year in Review: Richard JeffersonView photos of Richard Jefferson’s 2015 season.View GalleryView More GalleriesRichard Jefferson was one of the most reliable players on the Mavs roster this season. You knew exactly what he was going to do when he came into the game, and that’s shoot threes to great effect. Even at age 34, he still makes it look easy. Unfortunately, health kept Jefferson out of Game 5 in the playoffs, as it did several other Mavericks, so he wasn’t able to see…
  • Mavs value chemistry, continuity in building roster for ’15-16

    Earl K. Sneed
    20 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    DALLAS — Although they freely admit that their first-round playoff exit didn’t meet the lofty goals they set for themselves heading into the 2014-15 campaign, the Dallas Mavericks believe that they could see much more success next season simply by remaining intact. With potentially 11 free agents set to hit the open market when free agency begins on July 1, the Mavericks could certainly look differently next season. However, according to Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, the team’s front office may opt to keep as many of this season’s top…
  • 2015 Year in Review: Charlie Villanueva

    Bobby Karalla
    19 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Exit Interviews: Charlie VillanuevaCharlie Villanueva reflects on his 2014-15 season with the Mavs. Year in Review: Charlie VillanuevaView photos of Charlie Villanueva’s 2015 season.View GalleryView More GalleriesCharlie Villanueva’s performance this season epitomized that of a pure three-point shooter. Whenever he stepped onto the floor, his job was simple: Shoot the ball. And shoot he did, to the tune of 11.7 three-point attempts per 36 minutes, by far the highest in franchise history. The last player to even come close was DeShawn Stevenson in 2010-11, but he shot only 7.7 per…
 
 
 
 
 
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  • When was the last time the Knicks got it right?

    knicksdefense
    18 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    In 2003, the Knicks picked Mike Sweetney at number 9. In 2005, the Knicks picked Channing Frye at number 8. Ellis was taken at 40, Gortat was taken at 57. Someone like Fran Vazquez, never even made it to the NBA and was taken at 11. The draft is tricky even without involving trading up or down. Maybe the Knicks’ luck is set to change starting with the lottery tomorrow…
  • Shved!

    knicksdefense
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    His last five games are fantasy league numbers!
  • Ricky Ledo, the newest New York Knick

    knicksdefense
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    6’7″ 201lb, d-leaguer, age 22. (note former Knick Renaldo Balkman is in the highlights above) I like our backcourt right now of Langston Galloway and Alexy Shved. We can’t get any worse so the Knicks should play loose and play hard and let the chips fall where they may. Interesting to note that Phil Jackson’s girl Buss is in charge of the other team, LA Lakers, looking to win the Carl Towns / Jhalil Okafor sweepstakes. Iowa State has gone fishing. Enjoy the tournament, somewhere there is a future Knick out there to be scouted.
  • the best looking box score all season

    knicksdefense
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    note the missing players: melo, tim hardaway jr, and jose calderon. word around town is bargnani could be resigned. i don’t like the move, i don’t think the chap has any real heart to play the game. he’s a skinny eddy curry. over-rewarding potential is what cost the nba players in the last few negotiations.
  • Prigioni Out, Alexy Shved (6’6″ 180) in

    knicksdefense
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    26 years old. Don’t know the terms of his contract but I would be surprised if it costs more than Pablo Prigioni’s.
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  • Dakari Johnson: Phoenix Suns 2015 Draft Profile

    Eric Saar
    24 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    As the 2015 NBA Draft approaches, we’ll be taking a look at the top prospects in this year’s class to gain a sense of what the Phoenix Suns should do with their pick. Today, we’ll... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Brandon Ashley: Phoenix Suns 2015 Draft Profile

    spencerhann
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Overview As the 2015 NBA Draft approaches, we’ll be taking a look at the top prospects in this year’s class to gain a sense of what the Phoenix Suns should do with their pick. Today,... [[ 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

  • Terrence Ross undergoes surgery to remove bone spurs from left ankle

    William Lou
    23 May 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Not much to see here. Terrence Ross underwent surgery in California on Saturday to remove some bone spurs from his left ankle, the team announced. According to TSN’s Josh Lewenberg, Ross played through the injury late in the season. There is no timetable for Ross’s return, but he should be fine before next season starts. His status for the Seattle Pro Am, however, will most likely be in question. Ross posted a picture of his foot in a boot on his Instagram account on Saturday morning. Thanks to everyone who wished me a speedy recovery. Ima be all right A photo posted by Terrence…
  • The Raptors Are NOT Young

    forumcrew
    23 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    We keep being referred to as a “young” team, but are we really? The post The Raptors Are NOT Young appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • Report: MLSE to Appoint John Cassaday as Tim Leiweke’s Successor

    Zarar Siddiqi
    22 May 2015 | 7:56 pm
    MLSE is reportedly close to finding Tim Leiweke’s replacement, and it will be John Cassaday, former CEO of Corus Entertainment. The MLSE board will hold discussions next week to confirm John Cassaday as its new president and CEO. Cassaday ran Corus Entertainment, the Toronto based television broadcaster which owns several stations such as YTV and Teletoon, along with radio stations such as 102.1 the Edge, and Q107. He stepped down from that post in March after 16 years. Tim Leiweke is set to depart on June 30, exactly two years to the day since when he was hired. Leiweke on arrival…
  • The Doctor Is In Podcast, May 22 – Live Mock Draft

    Steve Gennaro
    22 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    The Doctor and the crew present the live mock draft and welcome newcomer Dave Hendrick. Grab the iTunes feed or check us out on Stitcher on Android. There is also the plain old feed. You can also download the file (58:00, 55 MB). Or just listen below: The post The Doctor Is In Podcast, May 22 – Live Mock Draft appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • An early look at draft prospects available around No. 20

    Blake Murphy
    21 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    I love draft season. Chalk it up to being a fan of a team that has spent far more time in the lottery than the playoffs, or baseball fandom that’s heavily rooted in prospect watching, or just a general preference for speculating on the hypothetical over analyzing the actual. Whatever the reasons, I love draft season. By some combination of good fortune and good timing, my day job around this time last year turned into primarily preparation for the NBA Draft. I’m an NBA news editor at theScore, and last year saw me tasked with writing scouting reports on likely first-round picks…
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  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 05-22-2015

    C. Coward
    23 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 05-21-2015 http://t.co/IvQajsupc3 #ncaaw #wnba -> Adelaide Lightning gets financial lifeline/naming rights partnership, will stay afloat http://t.co/pGxCSwGqlq #wnbl -> Air Force: Chris Gobrecht announces staff for 2015-16 http://t.co/SOfqyaiPFK #ncaaw -> Air Force new assistants: Stacy McIntyre, Erin Mills, Clare Fitzpatrick, Janean Jubic http://t.co/SOfqyaiPFK #ncaaw -> Canada Basketball European exhibition team includes Jamie Weisner, Nirra Fields, Kia Nurse, Saicha Grant-Allen http://t.co/e9sXzRKNP1…
  • 2015 WNBA Preseason Schedule

    Staff
    22 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Preseason (all times Eastern) Friday, May 22 Chicago 83, New York 55 Tulsa 81, San Antonio 51 Saturday, May 23 Atlanta Dream Classic in Louisville Indiana vs. Connecticut, 5 p.m. Atlanta vs. Washington, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 Phoenix at Seattle, 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 Atlanta at New York 11 a.m. Minnesota at Washington, 11:30 a.m. In Connecticut Chicago vs. Los Angeles 5 p.m. China National Team vs. Connecticut Thursday, May 28 Tulsa at San Antonio, 11:30 a.m. Seattle at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m. In Connecticut China National Team vs. Chicago 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Connecticut Friday, May 29…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 05-21-2015

    C. Coward
    22 May 2015 | 12:43 am
    New York Liberty guard Epiphanny Prince to miss beginning of season to play in EuroBasket for Russia http://t.co/9t8iNZzSQI #wnba -> Tulsa Shock cut 6-8 center Mimi Mungedi from roster. #wnba -> Tulsa: Glory Johnson still a no show at training camp. Absence is "unexcused" (Tulsa World) http://t.co/ZL3OsPv7zL #wnba -> Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 05-20-2015 http://t.co/gEk53f0BvM #wnba -> Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello signed through 2016 season http://t.co/z3VCpPaR8R #wnba -> The Women’s Sports Foundation…
  • Los Angeles Sparks announce EquiTrust Life Insurance Company marquee sponsor for 2015

    Staff
    21 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The Los Angeles Sparks announced a partnership with EquiTrust Life Insurance Company as the marquee sponsor for the 2015 season. “The partnership between EquiTrust and the Sparks is a perfect fit as both organizations are committed to the interests of our fans, and believe in delivering long-term results with excellence and integrity,” said Sparks president and chief operations officer Christine Simmons.   “In partnership with EquiTrust, we are proud to deliver the LA tradition of excellence our community deserves on and off the court.” Under the agreement, the EquiTrust logo will…
  • The Women’s Sports Foundation launches petition to deny Isiah Thomas ownership of New York Liberty

    Staff
    21 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    Since the New York Liberty announced the appointment of Isiah Thomas as president of the franchise and offered him part ownership earlier this month, the Women’s Sports Foundation along with fans and members of the media have been expressing outrage about the hiring. Thomas, who has a long record of failure as a basketball coach and sports executive, and the owners of the franchise were the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the current NCAA vice president of women’s basketball championships, Anucha Browne, in 2007. A jury found that Thomas and Madison Square Garden…
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  • SH Blog: Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy connected to Pelicans job

    Dan Malone
    23 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    With all due respect to Marc Gasol and Greg Monroe, this summer’s most coveted free agent might not be a player at all. And he might not even get to free agency. The relationship between Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls’ front office has deteriorated to the point where it’s widely expected, almost assumed, that he won’t coach another game for Chicago. But there’s been no public word on that front. Here’s K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Thibs and the Bulls: But this delay isn’t some leverage ploy or negotiating tactic. If the Bulls, whose…
  • Fantasy Spin: Hawks Grounded By Injuries; Rockets Desperate

    Kent Williams
    23 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    There are really only three teams left in the NBA playoffs. After a fantastic regular season, Atlanta is simply decimated by injuries. Al Horford $7700 (knee) and Kyle Korver $5000 (ankle) each limped off the court last night, though Horford did return. DeMarre Carroll $6700 (knee) showed courage but limited ability in his 34 minutes, as the Cavaliers won both road games and appear poised to sweep. Thabo Sefolosha (NYPD) would be quite useful if he could walk. It’s not as if Cleveland is anywhere near healthy, with two-thirds of its Big Three on the sidelines. Kyrie Irving $6800 (knee) got…
  • Eisenberg: LeBron plays near-perfect Game 2 as Cavs take control

    Jacob Eisenberg
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    ATLANTA — These are not the same Atlanta Hawks we grew accustomed to seeing in the regular season — both offensively and defensively.  Need proof? Atlanta’s 15 assists on Friday night tied a season low. Need more proof? Cleveland closed the game with 10 consecutive misses from beyond the 3-point line and still finished at 40 percent from deep as a team. While Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll brought the Philips Arena crowd to its feet during pre-game introductions with a surprise start, it was LeBron James who quickly hushed the building as he attacked a hobbled Carroll on…
  • Fantasy Spin: Rockets Down 0-2 Despite Harden, Howard Heroics

    Kent Williams
    22 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Another fantastic finish, another home win for the Warriors. James Harden $9800 was spectacular in defeat (38 PTS, 10 REB, 9 AST) and Dwight Howard $8500 (knee) not only played, he double-doubled in 40 minutes. The big man will be “questionable” every game, but it’s hard to imagine him not giving all he can in a must-win Game Three. Unfortunately for Houston, Josh Smith $5700 went 5-for-17 and Trevor Ariza $6600 was quiet. Their third-best player was Terrence Jones $4600, who came off the bench for 12 points and blocked three shots. At home tomorrow night, expect the…
  • Ladewski: Curry v. Harden is a matchup that shouldn’t end too soon

    Paul Ladewski
    22 May 2015 | 2:02 am
    OAKLAND, Calif — It’s not often that the Most Valuable Player and the MVP runner-up meet in the playoffs — 21 times before this season, to be exact. Even less are the number of times the matchup exceeded the hype. In that case, you may want to stay tuned to the Western Conference finals, because James Harden and Stephen Curry have something special going on right now. The monster showdown continued in Game 2 on Thursday night, and it was brilliant, fabulous, sensational, ridiculous, sick — pick whatever adjective you like. Harden hit a cold-blooded shot, then Curry matched it.
 
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  • May 24, Game 3: Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kris Willis
    24 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    The Hawks trail the Cavaliers by a 2-0 margin and the team will operate with its back against the wall during Game 3 in Cleveland. The Atlanta Hawks are in significant trouble. There is no way around that topic as the Eastern Conference Finals shift to Cleveland, as the Hawks trail the Cavaliers by a 2-0 margin on the heels of back-to-back losses at Philips Arena. Beyond that, Atlanta will be without Kyle Korver for the remainder of the playoffs due to an ankle injury, and DeMarre Carroll is likely to remain at less than 100% until the playoff run concludes. On the "positive" side, Cleveland…
  • Hawks vs Cavaliers Game 3 preview: Atlanta faces tall task in Cleveland

    Brad Rowland
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Hawks trail the Cavaliers by a 2-0 margin and the team will operate with its back against the wall during Game 3 in Cleveland. The Atlanta Hawks are in significant trouble. There is no way around that topic as the Eastern Conference Finals shift to Cleveland, as the Hawks trail the Cavaliers by a 2-0 margin on the heels of back-to-back losses at Philips Arena. Beyond that, Atlanta will be without Kyle Korver for the remainder of the playoffs due to an ankle injury, and DeMarre Carroll is likely to remain at less than 100% until the playoff run concludes. On the "positive" side, Cleveland…
  • Peachtree Hoops Podcast: What's wrong with the Atlanta Hawks?

    Kris Willis
    24 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The full crew is back again for this week's episode of the Peachtree Hoops Podcast. In this week's episode, the guys take a look at Atlanta's 0-2 deficit to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals and discuss what has gone wrong for the Hawks. The guys also explain why the Hawks' recent struggles don't tarnish what has been an outstanding season for the Hawks. We also get you set for Game 3 and discuss how the injuries to DeMarre Carroll and Kyle Korver will affect the team for the remainder of the series. Download link
  • Kyle Korver injury: Hawks guard to miss remainder of postseason with high ankle sprain

    Brad Rowland
    23 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The Hawks will be without Kyle Korver for the remainder of the season. The Atlanta Hawks will be without their best sharp-shooter for the remainder of the season, as Kyle Korver has been diagnosed with a severe ankle sprain, per a team release. While an ankle sprain may not seem like a debilitating diagnosis, Korver's ailment is a "high" ankle sprain on his right leg, and that is important for placing this injury in context. Here is the full release from the team: Hawks guard/forward Kyle Korver suffered a right ankle injury with 1:01 remaining in the third quarter of last night's game…
  • Storybook ending fails to materialize despite gutty effort from DeMarre Carroll

    Brad Rowland
    22 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    DeMarre Carroll's effort from Game 2 should not go unnoticed. Game 2 of the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals should have been "The DeMarre Carroll Game". It is now common knowledge that Carroll exited Game 1 with what appeared to be a catastrophic knee injury, and even the most optimistic of pundits projected that the 28-year-old forward would miss the remainder of the Atlanta Hawks series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. By Thursday morning, however, the sentiment had quickly shifted to the point where Carroll was a shoe-in to return at some point in the series, though most expected that a…
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  • NBA free agency 2015: Cory Joseph may be too good for the Spurs to keep

    Jesus Gomez
    23 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Joseph had a good year but with Mills already under contract, bringing him back might not make sense. Michael Erler and Jesus Gomez will be discussing the status of the Spurs' upcoming free agents. Cory Joseph is the topic of this conversation and things get heated. Enjoy! Jesus GomezI know we are going to disagree a lot in this one, so let's start with something simple. Hypothetical: forget about contracts. Do you want Mills or Joseph as the Spurs' backup point guard for the next three years? Michael ErlerJoseph. Jesus GomezNot even a moment of hesitation. Michael ErlerI get why fans would…
  • Top 5 San Antonio Spurs stories of the week

    Chris Itz
    22 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Here are the week's top San Antonio Spurs stories. 1. Should the Spurs bring back Bonner and Ayres? 2. A last look at the Spurs 2014-15 season. 3. The curious case of Tim Duncan. 4. No consensus on Spurs' pick in early mock drafts. 5. Tim Duncan's heir is not LaMarcus Aldridge.
  • Kawhi Leonard's best assists of 2014-15

    Chris Itz
    22 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    The thing that impressed me the most about Kawhi Leonard's growth as a player this past season was his vision and passing ability.That was the area that worried me the most with Kawhi getting the designation of "future face of the franchise." I wasn't convinced that he would be able to see the court and make the correct decision when he started to receive the most touches on the team. I've never seen anyone grow so much so quickly at a skill that is rarely learned at the NBA level. Players come in able to see the court and pass or they don't. I don't know if it's having Manu Ginobili around,…
  • NBA free agency 2015: It's time for the Spurs to move on from Bonner and Ayres

    Jesus Gomez
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Michael Erler and Jesus Gomez discuss the Spurs' two deep bench big men and why it's time to move on from them. Michael Erler and Jesus Gomez will be discussing the status of the Spurs' upcoming free agents. First off, Jeff Ayres and Matt Bonner. Enjoy! Jesus GomezWere you on the "trade Ayres" camp before this past season or did you, like me, want to see if he could improve a bit and crack the rotation? Michael ErlerI don't think I had either position, but it's not like I thought he had much upside. I just figured he was a happy enough 14th man, which he is.I mean, as a trade asset he can't…
  • Changes to SBN advertising

    Chris Itz
    21 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    A little bit of non-Spurs related housekeeping. There have been some changes that will hopefully make the experience of using Pounding the Rock and other SB Nation sites a little bit better. There is a new system in place that will make it easy to report problems with ads that you encounter on the site. If you come across a problem with an advertisement, please follow the following steps to report the problem and it will quickly be addressed and fixed. Ads are necessary and it will be great to keep everything running smoothly. Option One - Contact Us Form on SB Nation When visiting SB Nation,…
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Raptors Terrence Ross Undergoes Left Ankle Surgery

    Stephen Brotherston
    23 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday forward-guard Terrence Ross underwent surgery yesterday to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle.
  • No Love, No Irving, No Problem For Cavs LeBron James

    Stephen Brotherston
    23 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Down 0-1 at home, the Atlanta Hawks had their chance to hit back in the Eastern Conference Finals. The offensive threat from Kevin Love had been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by a separated shoulder and when Kyrie Irving sat out Game Two of the ECF with knee tendinitis, two of the Cavs top three scorers in the regular season were missing. Unfortunately, the Cavaliers missing offense proved to be no problem as the Hawks haven't been able to get anything going themselves. LeBron James is proving to be unguardable, Tristan Thompson is dominating the glass and Cleveland is winning…
  • Denver Nuggets Shopping Kenneth Faried At The Draft?

    Stephen Brotherston
    22 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    While Denver Nuggets President Josh Kroenke steadfastly refuses to offer specific names when talking about plans to aggressively retool the roster prior to opening night of the next NBA season, it's realistic to expect point guard Ty Lawson or forward Kenneth Faried or both to be part of trade discussions prior to the June 25 draft. Expect Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri to be a serious contender for Faried.
  • Five Defensive NBA Free Agents Every Team Should Target

    Stephen Brotherston
    21 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    It will be very tough to pry any of the First or Second All-Defensive Team free agents away from their current teams by trying to offer them more money or better terms, their current GMs will ensure that tactic doesn’t work. However, there is a list of pending free agents that were also recognized for their defensive prowess that could be poachable such as the Spurs Danny Green, the Hawks DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap, the Bucks Kris Middleton and the Rockets Patrick Beverley.
  • Is It Time For The Raptors To Acquire A Canadian Player?

    Stephen Brotherston
    20 May 2015 | 9:46 pm
    The Toronto Raptors made no secret of the fact they wanted to draft Canadian point guard Tyler Ennis last June and GM Masai Ujiri has been suggesting he wants to add a Canadian player to the Raptors roster under his watch. This summer the Cavaliers Tristan Thompson, the Spurs Cory Joseph, and a long list of other Canadian players will be there to entice him.
 
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  • Stephen Curry and Warriors Take Complete Control Of WCF

    Joey
    23 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Stephen Curry is amazing. Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors to an easy Game 3 victory, taking a 3-0 series lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals. Golden State won the game 115-80 in Houston and are now one win away from clinching a spot in the NBA Finals. As usual, MVP Stephen Curry was the star of the night with 40 points(on 12 of 19 shooting from the field – including 7 of 9 shooting from 3 point range), 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Curry broke the all-time NBA record for most three pointers made in a single postseason. The prior record was Reggie…
  • Kyrie Irving Questionable For Game 3

    Joey
    23 May 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Kyrie Irving’s Game 3 status is up in the air. Kyrie Irving, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is listed as questionable for Game 3 vs. the Atlanta Hawks. Irving has been dealing with tendinitis in his left knee and was forced to miss Game 2. NBA.com reports that the all-star point guard is wearing a knee brace and was seen getting an on-court workout on Saturday afternoon. Even without Irving, Cleveland managed to win Game 2 taking both road wins in Atlanta and have early control of the series. Many are wondering if the team will opt to rest Irving in Game 3 and if they win, rest him in Game…
  • Kyle Korver Out For Remainder Of Postseason Due To Ankle Injury

    Joey
    23 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Bad news for Atlanta Hawks fans and Kyle Korver. Atlanta Hawks forward Kyle Korver will miss the rest of the playoffs with a right ankle injury. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Hawks all-star will undergo further tests to see if surgery will be required on his right ankle. Korver suffered the injury in a Game 2 Hawks loss to fall into an 0-2 hole vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. For Atlanta’s season to continue, they’ll need to win 4 out of 5 vs. the Cavaliers, including two in Cleveland. This will need to be done without Korver as he will…
  • Isiah Thomas Not Wanted By Women’s Sports Foundation

    ladyt
    22 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Former NBA star Isiah Thomas named president of the WNBA Former NBA Star Isiah Thomas who was appointed the president of the WNBA two weeks ago is facing major problems with his current position. As reported by Haley O”Shaughnessy, the Women’s Sport Foundation is the latest to publicly object, filing a petition Thursday to deny Thomas the job of president and part-owner. The foundation calls on the WNBA Board of Governors to disallow the hiring for multiple reasons, focusing mostly on his past tenure with the New York Knicks, during which he was involved in a sexual harassment…
  • Video: Andre Iguodala Massive Dunk Against Houston Rockets In Game 2

    ladyt
    22 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    Forward Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors showed up and showed out when he delivered a massive dunk in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets. As reported by Si Wire, the 2012 NBA All-Star’s dunk came with 10:34 remaining in the second quarter on a 3-on-1 fast break. Rockets center Dwight Howard was the lone Houston player in the paint, but declined to challenge the soaring Iguodala after Andrew Bogut dished a pass off. Warriors guard Stephen Curry was on the bench during the play and could be seen going crazy in celebration on the sideline. The Warriors took a 40–28 lead on…
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  • Stephen Curry In the Zone

    Vladimir Dessources
    24 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last night Stephen Curry was in the Zone, a Happy place so to speak like that of Happy Gilmore. Stephen Curry was in his Happy place, no help from chubs needed, as he drained shot after shot. He was in his full repertoire using his floaters, one handed scoop shot and step back threes putting the nail in the coffin for the Rockets in game 3. Not only was Stephen Curry in the zone, but he did not  allow anyone on the Rockets to get him out of that zone. Stephen Curry went for 40 points on 12/19 shooting , nailed 7 out of 9 three pointers  and had 7 assists. The way Stephen Curry reached this…
  • Lebron Plays Mind Games With The Hawks

    Vladimir Dessources
    23 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Watching game 2 I discovered Lebron James was King of  mind games. I had to turn off the game due to the fact that Lebron had the Atlanta Hawks in a mental pretzel. I do not want to talk about stats , plays or three point shooting. Let us examine the Hawks mentality.  They could not pass, they could not shoot and they could not defend. They were stuck and could not mentally get out of the rut.  I never knew that Lebron’s mind games on the court would equate to a Jedi Master as he picked apart the Atlanta Hawks bit by bit. Last night Lebron clearly had the mental  edge and used…
  • High Percentage Shots, Low Percentage D

    Vladimir Dessources
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Percentage is  something that gets pushed down our throats as fans off the NBA. This team shoots a great percentage from three. Well this team shoots a poor percentage from 15 feet. The  Rockets believe the three is a higher percentage shot because it is more efficient. Yadda yadda yaaaah! Percentage we get it, yet notice percentage is never stressed on the defensive end. The game has become offensive driven while ignoring the fact the teams that are winning are defending really well. Percentages are mainly used to depict offensive  trends and rarely give a real picture of what a team does…
  • JR Swish shows up for Cleveland

    Vladimir Dessources
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    JR Smith excuse me JR Swish showed up and showed out for the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. If This were a funeral Lebron James killed the Hawks switching defense and JR Smith put the Hawks in the coffin.  JR Smith outscored the Atlanta Hawks bench 28 points to 19 all by himself. The Cavs took a 1-0 series lead defeating the Hawks 97-89. Lebron had 31 points, but JR Smith was the bread winner last night. It is weird to say, but the key to the Cleveland Cavaliers push in the game was JR  Swish. He helped spark a 13-0 run between the 3rd and 4th quarter behind the three point line. By a…
  • NBA Draft Lottery Winners and Losers

    Vladimir Dessources
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    The NBA Draft Lottery has been announced and there are a few nice surprises and  a big let down. The Minnesota Timberwolves came out the best out of any team in the NBA Draft Lottery getting the Number one pick over all. Last year the Timberwolves got the #1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins via Kevin Love trade. Now this year in the NBA Draft  lottery the Timberwolves have struck gold twice.  This is the first time in NBA Draft lottery history the Timberwolves had the number 1 pick.  This will be an amazing pick for the Timberwolves as they look to build their team and they have big question…
 
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  • USL standings so far

    Kevin Eaton
    23 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
    With the expansion of the United Soccer League (USL) to 24 teams, the league has split into two conferences.  The conferences, divided into the Eastern and Western, each have 12 teams.  A new playoff format was implemented with the expansion, seeing the top six […] The post USL standings so far appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Relegation: Newcastle or Hull City?

    Kevin Eaton
    23 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    This is an op-ed piece by one of our contributing writers, and all opinions reflected in this article are his own. Who is going to be joining Queens Park Rangers and Burnley down in the Championship (aka the old second division of English soccer)? […] The post Relegation: Newcastle or Hull City? appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Anaheim hold on, take Game 3

    Hayden Fuller
    22 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Anaheim took a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals last night, one step closer to reaching their final goal. After coming off a heartbreaking triple overtime loss in game two, many thought momentum had shifted towards the Blackhawks. The Ducks roster had […] The post Anaheim hold on, take Game 3 appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • It could be all over for Rockets vs. Warriors

    Landin Murphy
    22 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    Get Great Tickets at Ticket Monster! After losing Game 2 of their series against the Warriors, the Rockets could be in trouble. Not playing their best basketball, Golden State managed to win a second consecutive game, and one that could make all the difference. […] The post It could be all over for Rockets vs. Warriors appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • It’s Open Cup time!

    Kevin Eaton
    22 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    With the MLS, NASL, and USL seasons in full swing, U.S soccer fans are treated to multiple games on the weekends. Now our weekdays just got a lot more interesting too.  It’s U.S. Open Cup time!  The second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. […] The post It’s Open Cup time! appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
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  • The Dugout – Lotteries, Chokes & Russ' Lucky Shirt

    Nick Robinson
    20 May 2015 | 12:49 am
    Russell Westbrook wore his lucky shirt to the Lottery. It didn't work. Playing The LotteryIt’s funny that after months of, in some cases deliberately, abysmal basketball, ultimately the fate of the NBA’s cellar dwellers comes down to a lottery. Tanking only gets you so far.The NBA Draft lottery was held today and it’s the Minnesota Timberwolves who’ll pick at numero uno. The first time in franchise history that they’ll select first. They were the favourites, with 25% odds, but the last time the favourites got the top spot was way back in 2004. Last year the Cavaliers came from…
  • The Dugout – Deflations, Elations & Buzzer Beating Salvations

    Nick Robinson
    13 May 2015 | 12:25 am
    Letting The Air OutDEFLATE-GATE! Yeah, that’s right, we’re still talking about it. You know why? Because the NFL only this week got around to publishing their exhaustive report and punishments are being handed down. Tom Brady has been suspended for four games, and the New England Patriots have lost two draft picks and been fined $1m. Righty-oh.Basically, they decided that it was “more probable than not” that the Patriots deliberately deflated footballs in that game against Indianapolis last year and the hammer has come down swiftly. Four months and a Super Bowl title later.Look. The…
  • The Dugout – Drafts, Awards & Psychobabble

    Nick Robinson
    5 May 2015 | 8:17 pm
    MVP! MVP! MVP!Steph Curry, take a bow. You are the 2014/15 NBA MVP.Curry becomes the first Golden State Warrior to ever win the award, and the first Warrior since Wilt Chamberlain in 1959/60 when the team was still in Philly, holding off the charge of James Harden with 100 of the 130 first place votes. Harden was runner up, followed by LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis.Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and two steals, shooting 48.7% from the field and 44.3% from three point range. Curry led his team to 65 wins as the top scorer and most influential…
  • The Dugout - Empty Parks, Duct Tape & The Truth

    Nick Robinson
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Echoes of BaseballIf a ball lands in the outfield and there’s nobody there to cheer it, is it still registered as a Major League hit?Well, if that hit was at the crowdless Camden Yard on Wednesday (US) then sure. The Orioles and White Sox played in front of an empty stadium in what is believed to be the first ever MLB game without a single fan in attendance. The reason for that is a serious one, the Baltimore riots made it unsafe to open the gates. The first two games of the series will be made up in a double header next month but this game couldn’t be fitted into the schedule so they…
  • So… What Happened To Rajon Rondo In Dallas?

    Nick Robinson
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Less than five minutes into game two of the Houston-Dallas playoff series, Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo ambles forward with the ball at the start of a possession. Under no pressure at all, Rockets guard Jason Terry slowly moving backwards about two or three metres in front of him, repeatedly glancing up at the scoreboard like a nervous tick. A whistle blows, eight second violation. Houston rush the restart while Rondo yells at teammates, his coach on the sideline looking dumbstruck. Jason Terry slips free as Rondo and Monta Ellis mix up their coverages and he nails a wide open three…
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  • Andrew Wiggins Wins Rookie of the Year

    John Goggin
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:22 pm
    An announcement we have been expecting for a while came out today, as Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins was heralded as the Rookie of the Year. Andrew Wiggins was the number one pick in the draft and was dominant performer for Minnesota this season. The forward started all 82 games for the Timberwolves, and averaged 16.9 points, 2.1 assists, and 4.6 rebounds-per-game this year. This season he demonstrated that he is the next star in the NBA, and has lived up to his hype. Whether it was dropping 33 on LeBron James, or posterizing Omer Asik, Wiggins has had an exciting year in Minnesota, and…
  • Oklahoma City Begin Talks to Make Billy Donovan Next Coach

    Efrain Ramos
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN the Oklahoma City Thunder have begun preliminary talks to make Florida head Coach Billy Donovan their next head coach. This does not come as a surprise to many, as General Manager Sam Presti has already hired two former Gators onto his staff last year. This fact paired with the rumors of Donovan leaving College to coach in the pro’s can only lead one to put two and two together. The Thunder need a coach, and Billy Donovan is one of the hottest names on the market (although he is still officially the Florida Gators coach.) If Donovan accepts the job, he will…
  • Jared Dudley’s Three-Point Shooting is Paramount Against Chicago

    Declan Macaskill
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Jared Dudley went 3-4 in his three-point attempts on Saturday night, and 5-9 in field goals overall in his 28 minutes off the bench. He finished the game on Saturday night with 13 points for the Milwaukee Bucks, along with three rebounds and five assists including the inbound pass to Jerryd Bayless for the game winning layup. Dudley has scored two points in game one, and three-points in game two before heating up for 11 points in game three. He has gone 2-3 and 3-4 in three-point makes in games three and four and seems to be finding his shot heading into game five tonight in…
  • Kevin Love Officially Ruled Out

    John Goggin
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:08 pm
    The Cavaliers announced this afternoon that power forward Kevin Love would miss the Eastern Conference semifinals with a dislocated shoulder he suffered during Game 4 against the Boston Celtics. Kevin Love suffered this injury while fighting for a loose ball with Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk, as Olynyk pulled Love’s arm while trying to gain possession of the ball. It has been reported Love has torn ligaments and a torn labrum in his shoulder, which will probably require surgery. Tristan Thompson will be filling in Kevin Love’s role in the series that will probably be against the…
  • Kevin Love Expected to Miss Two Weeks

    Jared Kungle
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    During the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-93 win over the Boston Celtics, Kevin Love experienced a shoulder injury – where he ran directly to the Cavaliers locker room to get it checked out. Love was fighting for an offensive rebound, while Kelly Olynyk was tugging on his shoulder, which lead to Love’s shoulder coming out-of-place. Warning:  Video may be disturbing to some viewers.  According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, it is likely that Love could miss a minimum of two weeks, but nothing is official until Love has a MRI. Nothing will be known for sure until MRI…
 
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    Raj Shah
    22 May 2015 | 9:46 pm
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  • Kaizen Basketball Workouts: Shoot-arounds vs Shooting Sessions

    Raj Shah
    21 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    A that separates professional basketball players from amateurs is the frequency and the intensity of individual workouts. They go the gym more, they stay there longer and they sweat like crazy practicing tailor-made drills and exercises designed to emulate the speed and condition of real games. One thing that we all have in common, though, is our capacity to have fun and our choice to approach each workout with purpose: to get just tiny better today than yesterday. We can set a goal greater than our baseline abilities and have fun going for it. Whether you’re employed by…
  • 6 Resources to Appreciate Fundamental Basketball

    Raj Shah
    21 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    I depend on a bunch of different basketball and non-basketball resources – basketball books, writers, companies – to learn about basketball, specifically about shooting better. Here’s a general list of tools and resources that keep me thinking about marksmanship in conventional and unconventional ways: Audible – Listen to books in your headphones anytime you want that relate to continuous improvement (in any field), human behavior, sports science, mental training, and seriously, any topic that you feel relates to where you fall short, on or off the court. Recommended…
  • What’s the BEEF Concept?

    Raj Shah
    21 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    BEEF is a memorable acronym that describes the ideal shooting mechanics, from start to finish. B is for Balance. E is for Elbows. E is for Eyes. F is for Follow-through. This is a quick 4-step process that you can check off against during games you can’t find your shot. Chances are your error lies in one of these 4 areas which can be broken down further into tinier detail: Balance – When you catch or pick up the ball to get in your shot, you should start low. You should plant both feet to the floor. Your shoulders and your toes should be squared and lined up with the rim, left to…
  • Dick Devenzio On “Stuff Good Basketball Players Should Know”

    Raj Shah
    19 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Here are 23 tips, in no particular order, that I jotted down in the first read of STUFF Good Players Should Know by the late and great Dick Devenzio. There are hundreds more nuggets of wisdom and dozens of acronyms for any ball player to learn and memorize all-around basketball fundamentals. Just reading this book will make you a smarter better player before you get a chance to go put any lesson into practice. 1) When running out towards an open man with the ball, instead of running hard to try to block the shot and jumping out of the play, take long strides and when 6-8 feet away, stop…
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