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  • Report: Steve Ballmer could recoup as much as $1 billion spent on Clippers purchase in tax deductions

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    Dan Devine
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    When Steve Ballmer agreed to pay $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers, just about everybody agreed that a club located in the L.A. media market with signature stars like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin represented an attractive investment. Many observers wondered, though, whether the former Microsoft CEO had drastically overvalued the franchise that Donald and Shelly Sterling had owned since 1981; he had, after all, paid nearly four times as much for the Clippers as anyone had ever paid for any NBA franchise. Some concerns about the future profitability of such a high-priced enterprise…
  • With Randle's injury, Lakers look for silver lining

    NBA.com: News
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    The good news for the Lakers is that the worst is over.
  • Evolution of a Legend

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    Evin Demirel
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Like Dr. J, Bird, Magic and Jordan before him, there is a timeless quality to LeBron James’ game. Future stars will be bigger, stronger and quicker, but we won’t again see his specific combo of skills, flow and panache. There is also a timelessness in his life story, a tale of hardship, perseverance and camaraderie which seems to stay fresh no matter how many times it’s retold. With every twist of his career, each rendition gains an extra layer of meaning. The latest example, a 30-minute TV show, premiered Sunday night on Disney XD. It highlights the joyous reception James received from…
  • This Michael Jordan 1986 Rookie Card Is Worth WHAT?!

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    CJ
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    A 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card with a “Pristine 10” grade will cross the auction block on November 6th at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, and the price that it may fetch is an eye-opener: $80,000+. “We fully expected this card to meet and possibly exceed that price,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Collectibles at Heritage. “This card is, undoubtedly, the most desirable and valuable trading card printed in the last half century.” The card is making its auction debut in the Heritage event and is the single most perfect specimen ever to find its way into a grading…
  • Jackson calls Knicks 'not ready for showtime'

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    Ian Begley
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Phil Jackson summed up the New York Knicks' 24-point season-opening loss to the Chicago Bulls succinctly late Wednesday night.
 
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  • Evolution of a Legend

    Evin Demirel
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Like Dr. J, Bird, Magic and Jordan before him, there is a timeless quality to LeBron James’ game. Future stars will be bigger, stronger and quicker, but we won’t again see his specific combo of skills, flow and panache. There is also a timelessness in his life story, a tale of hardship, perseverance and camaraderie which seems to stay fresh no matter how many times it’s retold. With every twist of his career, each rendition gains an extra layer of meaning. The latest example, a 30-minute TV show, premiered Sunday night on Disney XD. It highlights the joyous reception James received from…
  • Stephen Curry Explains How He Changed His Shot (VIDEO)

    SLAM Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The Can’t Miss Kid we know today says he had to change his high school shot to have any chance at becoming a pro. Hear Stephen Curry talk about the perfect shot in this new video from Muscle Milk posted above. The post Stephen Curry Explains How He Changed His Shot (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • Julius Randle Undergoes Season-Ending Leg Surgery

    Marcel Mutoni
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    As expected, Julius Randle is done for the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday morning to repair a fractured tibia in his right leg. Randle’s rookie year lasted all of one game, as he registered two points on one-for-three shooting in 13 minutes against the Houston Rockets Tuesday night prior to the devastating injury. Per the LA Times: Julius Randle underwent surgery this morning and is expected to make a full recovery from his broken leg. He won’t return this season. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 29, 2014 With veteran guard Steve Nash already out for the season…
  • Enes Kanter to Become a Free Agent Next Summer

    Marcel Mutoni
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    According to Utah Jazz big man Enes Kanter’s agent, both sides have “mutually agreed” to forego contract extension talks. Kanter will be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015. The deadline for NBA rookie extensions for the draft class of 2011 is Friday at midnight ET. Per Yahoo! Sports: “We have mutually agreed with Utah to concentrate on the season and look at our options again in the summer,” agent Max Ergul said in a telephone interview. “Enes likes Utah and the organization very much, and now he can concentrate on continuing to grow as a player and helping them win.”…
  • Q+A: Caron Butler

    Abe Schwadron
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Caron Butler is getting set for his 13th season in the NBA, this with his eighth team. Wednesday night, when the Pistons take on the Nuggets to open their 2014-15 campaign, Butler will be the oldest player to suit up for Detroit, at 34 years old. It’s hardly the end of Butler’s career—just last May, the 6-7 forward was a key rotation piece for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who lost in the Western Conference Finals to the eventual champion Spurs—but CB knows that his veteran presence on the Pistons will be equally as critical in the locker room as it is on the court this…
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  • This Michael Jordan 1986 Rookie Card Is Worth WHAT?!

    CJ
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    A 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card with a “Pristine 10” grade will cross the auction block on November 6th at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, and the price that it may fetch is an eye-opener: $80,000+. “We fully expected this card to meet and possibly exceed that price,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Collectibles at Heritage. “This card is, undoubtedly, the most desirable and valuable trading card printed in the last half century.” The card is making its auction debut in the Heritage event and is the single most perfect specimen ever to find its way into a grading…
  • Customized Wooden Sneaker Boxes From Good Wood NYC

    CJ
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Adding to its extensive line of distinctive wooden accessories and creations is Good Wood NYC’s newest line of customized sneaker boxes. The brand’s skilled craftsmen and trendsetters have now made available custom made sneaker boxes that enable customers to submit their own designs or logos to be engraved onto their own sneaker box. These boxes will go on sale via the Good Wood website starting October 24th “We always strive to create the best quality and hottest products on the market for our customers,” said Rich Foster, Marketing Director at Good Wood NYC. “Whether a…
  • OMG, Check Out This AWESOME Trick Shot!

    CJ
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    I’m Possible Training trainer Jacob Tucker made possibly the world’s hardest trick shot, which you can check out above. And now they’re offering you guys a deal – The first four players to make this shot will earn $200.00! Here are the rules: You must start at regulation half court. You must start in a pushup with your back to the basket. Perform the pushup, throw the ball over your head while keeping chest remotely parallel to the floor, and land back in the pushup. If you’d like to celebrate with a dunk, attempt to match Jacob’s entire sequence for some…
  • Air Jordan Future Premium ‘Dark Chocolate’

    CJ
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Paying tribute to the symbiotic relationship between the court and the street, the Jordan Future blends one of the most iconic designs with a one-piece woven upper to create an entirely new look. The deconstructed upper forgoes a heel counter and toe enforcer for a futuristic, minimalist style. The new Air Jordan Future Premium ‘Dark Chocolate’ features a Dark Chocolate premium leather woven upper on top of a white midsole and clear gum outsole. The look certainly isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely unique. The show will be available on Nike.com starting October…
  • Derrick Rose and Adidas Unveil D Rose 5 Boost “The Lake” Edition

    CJ
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    adidas has unveiled a new colorway of the D Rose 5 Boost signature basketball shoe. Inspired by the prominent Chicago landmark Lake Michigan, “The Lake” D Rose 5 Boost features a metallic teal synthetic tumbled leather upper for premium feel and durability. The metallic teal upper, tonally accented vivid mint Fit Cage and D Rose logo capture the essence of Lake Michigan. The D Rose 5 Boost is the ultimate signature shoe to outfit Derrick Rose on and off the court. It features adidas’ most innovative technology and the most personal details ever included on a shoe in the D Rose…
 
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  • Kemba Walker hits 3-pointer to force overtime and OT game-winner to push Hornets past Bucks (Videos)

    Dan Devine
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    About 5 1/2 minutes into the first quarter of the first game in the new Charlotte Hornets' history, Kemba Walker received a technical foul for what appeared to be getting too amped up after drilling a jumper. "I was hype out there," he said during a post-game interview with Hornets sideline reporter Stephanie Ready. "I couldn't really calm down." The newly paid point guard did his level best late in the proceedings to give the tuxedo-T-shirt-clad Charlotte faithful plenty of reasons to get hyped up themselves. [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball: Sign up and join a league today!] After falling…
  • James Ennis posterizes Rasual Butler in Heat win over Wizards (Video)

    Eric Freeman
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    The Miami Heat will definitely miss LeBron James, the superstar who led the team in virtually every way possible from the 2010-11 through 2013-14 seasons. The Heat know they can't replace James, because he did so much that you can only patch the gaps in hopes of approximating his value. No like-for-like substitute exists. Yet rookie forward James Ennis gave Heat fans reason to think they'll see some LeBron-ish highlights this season during Wednesday night's opener against the Washington Wizards in Miami. Ennis, the 2013 Big West Player of the Year at Long Beach State who spent last season in…
  • Hornets' Jeff Taylor pleads guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault

    Eric Freeman
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of domestic assault and malicious destruction of property. The charges stem from a late September incident in East Lansing, Michigan that led to an arrest for the third-year pro. The Hornets barred Taylor from all team activities before the start of training camp to allow the legal process and NBA investigation to play out. Cleve R. Wootson Jr. of the Charlotte Observer has more details on the plea and potential aftermath: In comments to the Observer on Tuesday, team owner Michael Jordan said the Hornets would…
  • The 10-man rotation, starring the rest of the Pelicans and the Anthony Davis hangover

    Dan Devine
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: SB Nation. Kevin Zimmerman on the things that went wrong for the New Orleans Pelicans in their opening-night win over the Orlando Magic — namely, just about everything that wasn't specifically related to emerging monster Anthony Davis. Is Davis good enough to paper over the Pelicans' problems over the course of a full season? PF: Miami Herald. Joseph Goodman on Chris Bosh…
  • Report: Steve Ballmer could recoup as much as $1 billion spent on Clippers purchase in tax deductions

    Dan Devine
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    When Steve Ballmer agreed to pay $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers, just about everybody agreed that a club located in the L.A. media market with signature stars like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin represented an attractive investment. Many observers wondered, though, whether the former Microsoft CEO had drastically overvalued the franchise that Donald and Shelly Sterling had owned since 1981; he had, after all, paid nearly four times as much for the Clippers as anyone had ever paid for any NBA franchise. Some concerns about the future profitability of such a high-priced enterprise…
 
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  • Let the season begin Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets

    Natalie Sitto
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    The 0-0 #Pistons will tip off the 2014-2015 NBA Season Wednesday night in Denver against the 0-0 Nuggets. The Nuggets were riddled with injuries last season contributing to their 36-46, but look to bounce back this season. The Pistons step into this season with a new coach, some new free agents and a determination to win. The good: New coach, new attitudes, a promising pre-season will hopefully equal a fresh start for Detroit. The bad: The Pistons will be without Greg Monroe, as he serves his two game suspension stemming from his February DUI arrest. The unknown: Can things really change?
  • Detroit Pistons – I’m back on a bandwagon that I’ve never left

    Natalie Sitto
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    It’s that time of the year again for quite a few of us. It’s the time when we decide that this year is going to be different. This year there will be a change with our beloved Detroit Pistons. This is the year that the Pistons will turn things around. This is the year that glory will be returned to The Palace of Auburn Hills. Too bad we’ve been making this declaration for years. These are the thoughts of an unwavering fan, or in the simplest term a HOMER. I go through this every season. In my heart I usually don’t believe it. Really how can you really believe it when…
  • I’m responsible for the Pistons letting Aaron Gray Go

    Natalie Sitto
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Dear  Mr. Gray, #Pistons organization and fans of the Detroit Pistons, I’d like to apologize for the Pistons letting center Aaron Gray go before he ever played a game. If you know me and have been a reader of this site since the Pistons won the Championship in 2004 you know, I’m a very superstitious fan. With that said, I’m taking responsibility for the release of Aaron Gray for not tooning him. The Detroit Pistons have requested waivers for center Aaron Gray.Gray missed training camp after he had a cardiac episode following a voluntary workout in late August. He signed a…
  • Pistons Finalizing Trade with Celtics – Joel Anthony for Will Bynum

    Natalie Sitto
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Looks like one of my favorite Pistons is on his way out of town. Will and his Bynumite antics will no longer be exciting crowds at the Palace. The Boston Celtics are working to finalize a trade that will send center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum, according to a league source. It’s not clear if Bynum will stick with the Celtics. It could hinge on whether the team makes any additional moves before the season tips later this month. Anthony, 32, had played sparingly, including this preseason, since being acquired from the Miami Heat in January. Via ESPN You’ve got…
  • Cartoon Spencer Dinwiddie

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

    Shinons*
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    The Pistons begin the Stan Van Gundy era 0-1. Josh Smith came out hot in the first quarter, scoring 15 points. But he did so almost exclusively on jump shots, and when you're living on 25 percent shots, things eventually even out. The offense sputtered the rest of the way. One might have thought that a prolifically awful season last year might have led to a different mentality for Smith. And one might have thought that Stan Van Gundy would have strict boundaries for his jumper-happy player. But neither looked to be the case in the first game of the season. Andre Drummond struggled with foul…
  • Pistons vs. Nuggets: Fourth quarter overflow thread

    Matt Watson
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    the hubs may be more interested in the World Series.... #wheresgaryharris #gostones A photo posted by Jessica Grey (@jraegrey) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:50pm PDT Hey, dude, there's an NBA game in front of you ...
  • Watch Andre Drummond brutalize the Nuggets

    Matt Watson
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    First, he dunked so hard he lost his balance: Then, he just destroyed Timofey Mozgov: It's days like this I'm glad I'm not a basketball rim. (That's most days, actually.)
  • Pistons vs. Nuggets: Second quarter overflow thread

    Matt Watson
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Thank you Trevor! A photo posted by @cjcent on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:37pm PDT Let's keep the conversation going here...
  • The Detroit Pistons pump-up workout: Lose that spare tire!

    Jason Brunskowski
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Have a few extra pounds you need to lose? Inspired by SB Nation's MNF (Monday Night Fitness) post, here's how we can get fit with the Pistons this season. A few years ago, when some major changes were being made in my life, I took the initiative to finally get a gym membership and try to get fit. I did it for a few reasons, but mainly because I wanted to be healthy so I could live as long as I could with my boys. Since then, I've really grown fond of fitness. However, food gets in the way. I love to be at the gym. When I first got my membership, I was going 4-5 times a day for at least 2…
 
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  • Observations From Toronto Raptors Locker Room After Beating Atlanta Hawks 109-102

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Here are some observations, notes and quotes from the Toronto Raptors locker room after the team beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-102.
  • Podcap: Raptors Beat Hawks 109-102

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Here's audio from Dwane Casey, Terrence Ross, Patrick Patterson, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas and Tyler Hansbrough after Toronto's 109-102 win over Atlanta.
  • Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira Talks Before His First NBA Game

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Lucas Nogueira talks about how he's feeling a hour before his first regular season NBA game, shared some highlights from training camp and how he's learning from veterans on the team.
  • Podcast: 2014-14 NBA Season Preview

    Ryan McNeill
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    McNeill and Mark and back with another Hoops Addict Podcast. We break down the big changes in each conference, make some fearless predictions for the upcoming season, talk about Byron Scott ripping on Dwight Howard, Steve Nash not playing this season and the brilliance of LeBron James.
  • Stephen Curry: The Perfect Shot

    Ryan McNeill
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Leading up to the start of the regular season, the Muscle Milk brand produced a two-minute content video telling the story of how Stephen Curry changed his entire shot form in high school to set him apart from taller opponents. Curry channels his "I Can Do All Things" mindset in the piece to give you a quick inside look at the practice, process and perseverance that led him to develop the perfect shot.
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  • Chris Romaguera’s Season Opener

    Chris Romaguera
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    ((As part of our constant change here at Bourbon Street Shots, we’ve added new writers we spent the summer recruiting, though that’s fancier sounding that it actually was. You’ve already gotten an article from Graham this summer, and he’ll have more up soon. Today, I’m pleased to reintroduce you to Chris Romaguera. I’ve included a short autobio from Chris here, he’s a rare and very cool guy. He has studied, worked, and loved all the aspects that are valued by us, and I’m sure by you. Here’s is opener with us. Enjoy, then tell him you…
  • Pelicans Go BIG Against the Magic

    Nick Lewellen
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    For 69 beautiful seconds in the 4th quarter last night, the Pelicans line up featured the three-headed monster of Davis, Anderson, and Asik… at the same time. The gigantic lineup included Gordon and Evans at the two guard spots and resulted in a steal, 2 trips to the line, and a turnover. All right, fine! Not a lot happened during that little more than a minute of play, but it was an interesting wrinkle. It immediately makes sense on offense. Evan penetrates off a screen from Davis or Asik, and he looks for Ryno or Gordon in the corner, passes, or goes to the hoop. Or whatever. The…
  • Monty Williams Threw Us All Off the Scent With His Rotations

    Michael McNamara
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    We have seen that, at times, Monty loves to troll us. And I have to admit that he got me again. I studied every word he said over the last month, and I thought I had his rotation pegged coming into this game. I wanted Monty to play Rivers and Jimmer together, but Monty strongly implied it was one or the other. I saw Ajinca and Babbitt getting key minutes in the preseason with starters, and assumed they would be in the rotation. I saw Salmons struggle, and saw Monty scale back his minutes because he was terrible offensively and defensively. Because of all this, I thought it was a lock that the…
  • Magic @ Pelicans Open Thread

    Jake Madison
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    It’s here everyone! The start of the New Orleans Pelicans 2014-2015 season. What a glorious day for Anthony Davis to begin his ascendance to an absolute Super Star! As we go through this season you may notice a few tweaks to some of the Bourbon Street Shots coverage. You’ll see a balance of Open Threads instead of Game On’s. As for Recaps, plenty of media outlets give you the story of the game. And that is important. Even after watching a game I enjoy reading a recap that night or the next morning. But we want to do more of what we do best: analysis. Our recaps will focus…
  • Can History Repeat Itself This Season for New Orleans?

    Michael McNamara
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Prior to the 2007-08 season, all the experts made their predictions. Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were a title favorite, and the Spurs were poised for another Championship after winning the year before. In fact, according to the experts, the Southwest division as a whole was loaded. And while the Spurs, Grizzlies, Mavericks, and Rockets were all near playoff locks, the young upstart Pelicans were the team that the experts said would be fun to watch, but still a year or two away. We all remember that season, as Chris Paul took the final step towards superstardom and the Hornets…
 
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  • Shaun Livingston returns for Warriors

    Inside Hoops
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Shaun Livingston returns for Warriors The 2014-15 NBA regular season began Tuesday with three games, and on Wednesday featured 12 matchups, including the Warriors vs Kings. Golden State came away with a win on the court, but another in that they were able to utilize the services of guard Shaun Livingston, who wasn’t expected to be [...]
  • Celtics exercise contract options on Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller

    Inside Hoops
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    While winning their season opener tonight, Boston Celtics exercised contract options on Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller The Boston Celtics have exercised their third-year option on forward Kelly Olynyk, and their fourth-year options on forward Jared Sullinger and center/forward Tyler Zeller. The Celtics started their regular season in style this evening at home, beating the Brooklyn [...]
  • Julius Randle injury update: Out for season after surgery

    Inside Hoops
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Julius Randle Injury Update: Out For Season After Surgery The Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 regular season already didn’t look on paper like many wins should be expected, but the situation is now even bleaker after a tragic injury in the team’s season-opener last night. Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle will likely miss the remainder of the 2014-15 [...]
  • Mavericks waive Gal Mekel

    Inside Hoops
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Mavericks Waive Gal Mekel To Make Room For Jose Juan Barea The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on guard Gal Mekel, in a move that is likely only taking place because the team expects to bring back guard Jose Juan Barea. It’s been widely reported that the Mavs like Mekel a lot. But Barea is a [...]
  • Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard exchange words

    Inside Hoops
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard exchange words in regular season opener The 2014-15 NBA regular season began Tuesday night, featuring three games, the last of which was a Rockets win over the Lakers that unfortunately included LAL rookie Julius Randle breaking his leg. But there was also some fun in the form of former teammates Kobe [...]
 
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  • Warriors 95, Kings 77: Turnovers, Poor Shooting Bury Kings

    Omer Khan
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    A particularly terrible stretch in the third quarter proves to be too big of a hole to climb in an ugly, sloppy affair For the first half, the Sacramento Kings stayed toe-to-toe with their Northern California rivals. Unfortunately for Kings fans, the third quarter was real, and boy was it painful. Consecutive poor, sloppy plays that led to several Golden State Warriors leakouts were the main culprit in a two point halftime lead turning into a 10 point deficit. The Kings ended the night with an atrocious 26 turnovers. To be fair, the Warriors weren't exactly hitting on all cylinders either,…
  • Question of the Game: Darren Collison

    Blake Ellington
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Have a question for Darren Collison? Leave it in this thread and it may get answered tonight after the Kings take on the Golden State Warriors in the season opener. Real Kings basketball is upon us! With that comes this season's first installment of Question of the Game. But before we get to that, I just want to take a second to thank you all for reading. I think I speak for myself and the rest my colleagues here in saying the readers of Str make the season much more enjoyable for all of us, and the community is what it's all about. So thank you for the feedback (both positive and negative)…
  • Kings vs. Warriors Preview: Opening night is here!

    Aykis16
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Breathe a sigh of relief Kings fans.  The offseason is over.  The Kings officially tip-off the 2014-15 season tonight against the visiting Golden State Warriors and we can go back to watching actual basketball being played.  I, for one, can't wait.  Opening night tips off at 7:00 pm tonight on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. For those of you attending the game, there will be a pre-game tailgate starting at 4:30 pm in Lot J.  I'm sure there will be a lot of dedicated Kings fans and StR readers/commenters attending the tailgate, so if you can get off…
  • Vivek has some crazy ideas, and I don't care

    Greg Wissinger
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    4-on-5 basketball? Why not. In his season preview, Grantland's Zach Lowe included the following eyebrow-raising nugget: Owner Vivek Ranadivé has pitched the idea to the team's brain trust of playing 4-on-5 defense and leaving one player to cherry-pick, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Slightly less fun is the immediate follow up, but it's also important (emphasis mine): The Kings aren't actually going to do that, but their D-League might, and it shows Ranadivé is committed to pushing boundaries in his search for an offbeat brand of "position-less" ball. So how should…
  • Sacramento Kings work out Terrence Williams for the second time

    Aykis16
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    In a sign that the Kings still aren't satisfied with their wing depth, Real GM's Shams Charania is reporting that the Kings have brought in free agent Terrence Williams for another workout.  The Kings had previously worked out Williams back in late July along with several other wings including Dahntay Jones, Jamario Moon and Mickael Pietrus.  After cutting Trey Johnson this past weekend, the Kings are one of the few teams in the league with an available roster spot. Williams had one previous stint with the Kings back in 2011-12 season for 18 games in which he averaged 8.8 points, 4.1…
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  • Observations From Toronto Raptors Locker Room After Beating Atlanta Hawks 109-102

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Here are some observations, notes and quotes from the Toronto Raptors locker room after the team beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-102.
  • Podcap: Raptors Beat Hawks 109-102

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Here's audio from Dwane Casey, Terrence Ross, Patrick Patterson, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas and Tyler Hansbrough after Toronto's 109-102 win over Atlanta.
  • Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira Talks Before His First NBA Game

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Lucas Nogueira talks about how he's feeling a hour before his first regular season NBA game, shared some highlights from training camp and how he's learning from veterans on the team.
  • Podcast: 2014-14 NBA Season Preview

    Ryan McNeill
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    McNeill and Mark and back with another Hoops Addict Podcast. We break down the big changes in each conference, make some fearless predictions for the upcoming season, talk about Byron Scott ripping on Dwight Howard, Steve Nash not playing this season and the brilliance of LeBron James.
  • Stephen Curry: The Perfect Shot

    Ryan McNeill
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Leading up to the start of the regular season, the Muscle Milk brand produced a two-minute content video telling the story of how Stephen Curry changed his entire shot form in high school to set him apart from taller opponents. Curry channels his "I Can Do All Things" mindset in the piece to give you a quick inside look at the practice, process and perseverance that led him to develop the perfect shot.
 
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  • Blazers vs. Thunder Final: Portland Overcomes Russell Westbrook's Best

    Dave Deckard
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    Russell Westbrook played like two superstars tonight but the Blazers woke up after a slow start to earn their first victory of the season. Let's take a trip in the way-back machine to the first game of the 2013-14 season, one year ago. The Portland Trail Blazers faced the Phoenix Suns, full of hope for the bright, new season. The Blazers took the floor and promptly laid an egg, ending up on the wrong side of a 91-104 defeat. After that humbling experience Portland took off for the moon, winning 17 of their next 19 to establish themselves as a legitimate playoff team in the conference. That…
  • Blazers vs. Thunder 106-89; Portland Stifles Oklahoma City

    RyanAChase
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Short-handed OKC kept the game close until the fourth quarter, when the Blazers caught fire and ran away with a season opening victory. Facing a depleted Oklahoma City team, all Portland had to do was wait till their shooters got hot.  In the end, they accomplished that and more in a win over the Thunder on opening night. The teams traded early runs in the first quarter.  The Thunder took an early 12-2 run for a 16-4 lead, only to have the Blazers return the favor and take back the lead off a 7-0 run.  LaMarcus Aldridge had a fantastic first quarter, scoring 15 points on six of eight…
  • Video: Nicolas Batum to LaMarcus Aldridge Dunk

    Sam Tongue
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Nicolas Batum with the strip, steal, save and toss to LaMarcus Aldridge for the jam! LaMarcus Aldridge can run the floor. In the fourth quarter against Oklahoma City, Nicolas Batum managed to strip the ball, save it from going out of bounds and toss to Aldridge for the alley oop. And since then, it's been raining threes.
  • Gameday Thread: Oklahoma City vs. Portland Trail Blazers

    Timmay!
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Injury-plagued Oklahoma City is giving Portland everything they can handle in the first half. Tip-off: 7:30 pmWatch: KGW | ESPN | WatchESPN OnlineListen: NBA Audio League Pass 620am Links: Chris' Preview Media Notes Viewing Guide Welcome to the Gameday Open Thread at Blazer’s Edge! This is a place to hang out and enjoy tonight’s festivities with your fellow fans. Treat it as if you’re watching a game at the local watering hole, but hopefully without the language. Expect some disagreements, and a fair amount of changing emotions. But we'll get through it together. Injuries: Portland's…
  • Gameday Thread: Oklahoma City vs. Portland Trail Blazers

    Timmay!
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The first tip-off Gameday Thread of the new season! Tip-off: 7:30 pmWatch: KGW | ESPN | WatchESPN OnlineListen: NBA Audio League Pass 620am Links: Chris' Preview Media Notes Viewing Guide Welcome to the Gameday Open Thread at Blazer’s Edge! This is a place to hang out and enjoy tonight’s festivities with your fellow fans. Treat it as if you’re watching a game at the local watering hole, but hopefully without the language. Expect some disagreements, and a fair amount of changing emotions. But we'll get through it together. Injuries: Portland's Meyers Leonard is out tonight due to a…
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  • Watch MJ’s Joyous Fist Pump After Kemba Walker’s Game-Winning Jumper Falls In OT

    Spencer Lund
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Buzz City came back in more ways than one tonight after the newly re-coined Hornets came back from a 24-point second half deficit to win, 108-106, in dramatic fashion. Recently extended Kemba Walker played hero while The Hero to a lot of us, Michael Jordan, gave a victorious fist pump that reminded us of our […] The post Watch MJ’s Joyous Fist Pump After Kemba Walker’s Game-Winning Jumper Falls In OT appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Beating Dunk

    Jack Winter
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    So much for Russell Westbrook struggling with Kevin Durant sidelined. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s wildly talented point guard enjoyed a breathtaking first half in his team’s season-opener at the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 26 points (7-13 FGs) and doling out five assists while spurring his team to an intermission lead. Looking for a perfect encapsulation […] The post GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Beating Dunk appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Dunk Of The Season? Heat’s James Ennis Embarrasses Rasual Butler With Facial

    Jack Winter
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Who needs LeBron James? Well, the Miami Heat definitely do. And while the Heat will obviously struggle to replace The King’s all-encompassing impact, it seems little-known wing James Ennis will at least produce a portion of LeBron’s epic highlights. Watch the rookie turn-in his dunk of the year submission by catching on the break and […] The post Dunk Of The Season? Heat’s James Ennis Embarrasses Rasual Butler With Facial appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Watch Kemba Walker Hit Game-Tying 3 In 4Q, Winning Jumper In Overtime

    Jack Winter
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    The new-look Charlotte Hornets once trailed the Milwaukee Bucks by 24 points midway through the third quarter on Wednesday. Maybe they just wanted to keep things interesting on opening night? Led by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Lance Stephenson, and Al Jefferson, Charlotte came buzzing back to finally tie the young Bucks late in the fourth quarter – on […] The post Watch Kemba Walker Hit Game-Tying 3 In 4Q, Winning Jumper In Overtime appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Video: Lance Stephenson Rises For Vicious Power Dunk Over Larry Sanders

    Jack Winter
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Lance Stephenson’s first game as a Charlotte Hornet hasn’t gone as planned. Born Ready didn’t score until the third quarter of his team’s regular season debut against the Milwaukee Bucks, but perhaps Stephenson’s second basket will be what gets him going. Watch Lance gather with a power dribble before rising for a vicious poster dunk […] The post Video: Lance Stephenson Rises For Vicious Power Dunk Over Larry Sanders appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Boston Celtics Open NBA Season with 121-105 Destruction of Brooklyn Nets -- Garden Report Post Game Show

    Jared Weiss, CLNS Radio
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Year two of the Brad Stevens era kicked off with a near Rajon Rondo triple-double en route to a comfortable win. BOSTON -- The Celtics season got off to a fine start, so Julian Edlow and Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio broke down the action. In part one, they analyze Rondo's season debut and discuss the emotions surround KG and the return of Gino Time. In part two, they tackle Marcus Smart's NBA debut, Kelly Olynyk's improved skill set, and open up the Twitter Bag for your questions The Garden Report's theme song is "That Ride" by Sweatbox and produced by Teddy Roxpin. Download it here! Be sure to…
  • Beautiful. Celtics rout Nets 121-105

    Jeff Clark
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    That. Was. Awesome. What a wonderfully fun game to watch.  The Celtics had 101 points through 3 quarters and coasted to a huge game one victory. Aside from a sloppy 4th quarter, I'm not sure you could have asked for a better game from the Celtics.  Rajon Rondo looked like an All Star again, the ball moved, defense was played, and the game was won rather easily. Rajon had what you might call a "you forgot about Dre" type of game.  What, you thought he forgot how to run an offense?  You thought he wasn't going to pick apart a defense like he was born to do this?  He found cutters and pick…
  • First half offensive explosion: Celtics lead Nets 67-41

    Jeff Clark
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    FIREWORKS Brad Stevens must be looking at his players at halftime saying "Do exactly that for the rest of the season.  Don't change a thing." The Celtics exploded to score 32 points in the first quarter and topped it with another 35 points in the second to take a 67-41 lead over the Brooklyn Nets. Rajon Rondo looks like the Rondo that we all know and love. Controlling the game with his passing and seeing the floor like only he can.  Any big man setting a pick for Rondo was running to the hoop and getting the ball zipped to them for wide open layups and dunks. It isn't just Rajon either.
  • Boston Celtics Daily Links 10/29/14

    FLCeltsFan
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  They might not win enough, but Celtics will be entertaining to watchBrad Stevens wins ’em overCeltics Notebook: Old friend Kevin Garnett to turn 20 in opener Globe  Bet On It: Rajon Rondo Declares -- in Code -- He’ll Be Back for Opening NightCeltics coach Brad Stevens is more comfortable this yearCeltics go back to school before going back to workCeltics’ early schedule will be a daily litmus test Rajon Rondo will be a game-day decisionCeltics Green  A Few Random Thoughts on Game Day Preview and Official Report - Nets…
  • Will the Celtics craft an identity for themselves this season?

    evansclinchy
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    If the Celtics can't win many games this season, can they at least do one thing for their fanbase? Simple - just figure out who they are and what they're all about. I think we can all agree that 2014-15 will not be "The Year" for the Celtics. There will be no Larry O'Brien trophy this spring; not even a deep playoff run. The C's will almost certainly lose more games this season than they'll win.But none of this is to say that these next 82 games will be without purpose. Every season, whether it ends with a trophy presentation or a lottery appearance, should be about accomplishing something.
 
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  • Bucks v. Hornets Recap: The Best Of Times; The Worst Of Times

    Corey Gloor
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    A 24-point second half leads slips away as the Bucks open the season with a crusher in overtime. Game Coverage: Bucks vs Hornets coverage Yikes. After a scintillating start filled with highlight reel shot-making and ball movement, the wheels fell off the Milwaukee Bucks' wagon in startling fashion, crashing in overtime 108-106 in Charlotte on Wednesday night. The Bucks (0-1) led by 24 with 6:43 remaining in the third quarter at 74-50, and all seemed right with the world.  The first half was dominated by the young Bucks, particularly the guard play by Brandon Knight and O.J. Mayo.  Knight…
  • Bucks vs. Hornets Final Score: 'Stung' Is The Easy Cliche as Hornets down Bucks 108-106

    Jacob McCormick
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Apparently the evolution from feline to insect had a temporary impact on the Charlotte Hornets, as the Milwaukee Bucks fell 108-106 Wednesday night in their 2014-15 debut. One game into the 2014-15 season, and it already feels like a new dawn of Milwaukee Bucks basketball. Well, except for the late game execution. The Charlotte Hornets (muscle memory forced me to write Bobcats, which I quickly erased) crawled out of a 24-point hole to edge out the Bucks 106-104 in overtime Wednesday night. Constant ball movement, a bench of hungry vets, and an aggressive defense helped the Bucks stay ahead…
  • VIDEO: Jabari Parker flies for the slam from the dotted line

    Frank Madden
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Jabari Parker's first NBA dunk was a memorable one: a skying one-handed throwdown that helped the Bucks extend to a 24-point lead over the Hornets midway through the third quarter in Charlotte. Not shown above was Jared Dudley's big block that jumperstarted the Milwaukee break, which Parker finished with aplomb.
  • VIDEO: Jabari Parker scores his first career basket on coast-to-coast finish

    Frank Madden
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Jabari Parker may have missed his first two shots in his NBA debut on Wednesday night, but there was no stopping him on his third. Parker grabbed a rebound and went coast-to-coast for a nifty lay-in past Al Jefferson for his first career points. Something tells me we'll see a few more of these.
  • Predicting the Milwaukee Bucks' 2014/15 record, top performers, and more

    EricBuenning
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Brew Hoop staff give their predictions for the season. The season opener is upon us, which means it's time to make predictions that we'll all regret immediately by next spring. So read on below, and let us know your predictions in the comments and Fanposts. Eric Buenning Though I'm trying to limit any individual expectations I have this season, I'll throw out a few predictions for the sake of quality #content. I predict that Jabari Parker will be a better defender than people are giving him credit for. I don't think he'll be above-average or anything just yet, but I also think that once…
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  • Warriors vs. Kings final score: Golden State opens season with a win in Sacramento, 95-77

    TheBasslineNBA
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    In their first regular season game the Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings with some good, bad and ugly. It wasn't the prettiest of wins for the Golden State Warriors. However in accordance with opening night mantra, it's time to substitute "it's only preseason" for "a win is a win". Ugly or not, these games count and fortunately for Steve Kerr and crew, after a 95-77 win against the Sacramento Kings, the W's are currently on a one-game solo win streak with 81 games to go. Coming into the contest both clubs had previously faced off 374 times in the regular season. Last year the W's fed…
  • Game Links #1: Golden State Warriors 95 @ Sacramento Kings 77 - One spurt of smallball sent the Kings reeling

    IQofaWarrior
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Poll All that grinding and whistles was worth it for the win. Stephen Curry Klay Thompson Harrison Barnes Draymond Green Andrew Bogut Andre Iguodala Marreese Speights Leandro Barbosa Festus Ezeli Ognjen Kuzmic Justin Holiday Shaun Livingston Steve Kerr Small ball for the win! On our way to 82-0! Not even the whistles can stop us! Rosalyn Gold-Onwude - awesome sideline reporting/interviewing. Nice win, but still got some sloppiness to iron out. Team defense Team win   162 votes | Results
  • Warriors vs. Kings preview: How will Golden State contain DeMarcus Cousins?

    Conrad Chow
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    BASKETBALL IS BACK! The Golden State Warriors tip-off the season with a matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The big matchup question: how will the Warriors contain DeMarcus Cousins? Tonight, the Golden State Warriors are set to take on the Sacramento Kings who sported a 28-54 record last season. As you might expect from their records, the Dubs swept the season series 4-0 last year and this year may be no different. Sacramento did not make major changes this offseason and they will be relying on player development over anything else. DeMarcus Cousins, the cornerstone of the franchise, has…
  • Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings game preview. And so it begins.

    Ivan Bettger
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    Matchup Sacramento Kings0-0 (0-0 home) vs Golden State Warriors0-0 (0-0 road) Details October 29, 2014 Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM PT CSN Bay Area | KNBR 1050 AM Blog Buddy: Sactown Royalty Projected Starters Darren Collison G Stephen Curry Ben McLemore G Klay Thompson Rudy Gay F Harrison Barnes? Jason Thompson F Draymond Green DeMarcus Cousins C Andrew Bogut Key Injuries None David Lee - doubtful (hamstring) Shaun Livingston - out (toe) Brandon Rush - day to day 2013/14 Four Factors eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA .484 (23rd) 13.9 (16th) 27.8 (4th) .251 (3rd) OFF…
  • Thoughts on the eve of the 2014-2015 Golden State Warriors season

    Ivan Bettger
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Kevin Garnett once famously bellowed, "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!" It seems he was right: the 2014 offseason, most assuredly the longest in NBA history, and maybe the longest span of time of anything ever, has at last come to its merciful end. Ladies and gentlemen: Let there be basketball. And while this vampire took its pint of blood from many of us, the dawning of the season has torched its sickly marble flesh into ash; we survived its terror; and here we are, standing tall, the sun shining, the Bay brimming with sports enthusiasm, and our 2014-2015 Golden State Warriors standing there on the…
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  • Bulls vs. Knicks final score: Bulls start season with blowout

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Outside of the first 4 minutes of the game, where the Bulls had 4 turnovers on 6 possessions leading to an angry Thibs timeout, the opening night of the 2014-15 season was all Chicago. Initially spurred by a bench run and stretched to a 24-point lead to end the 3rd quarter, the Bulls wound up winning this more than comfortably and a 104-80 final score. Nearly everyone played great!  The damage was started by Taj Gibson and Aaron Brooks leading a bench that shot a combined 13-17 from the field (the starters were 6-23). Thibodeau went 10-deep with his rotation in the first half, and it paid…
  • Bulls vs. Knicks Game Thread

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
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  • Bulls vs. Knicks game preview: No Butler for opening night

    Kevin Ferrigan
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Bulls season kicks off on the road, in New York, against Carmelo and the Knicks. Tonight at 7 p.m. CST, the Bulls take on the Carmelo Anthony's New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden. It's the Bulls first chance to show Carmelo what he missed out on by passing on the opportunity to join the Bulls and instead taking all that sweet skrilla that the Zen Master was offering. It's hard to blame Melo for passing on the money, much as we might want to do, as selfish fans. Coming to Chicago would have come with a huge downgrade in pay. Melo would have had to move his kids from the city they've…
  • 2014 Eastern Conference Predictions: Bulls-Cavs in that top tier

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    One of the very few yearly (intentional) traditions at BaB, it's the Eastern Conference predictions. Like many of you, I have been pretty far off on the Bulls chances the past 2 years for obvious reasons. But I like a 'this how I could see it going' post anyway. From myself only of course, not from you. For what it's worth, a few prominent types (David Aldridge, Adrian Wojnarowski, um...David Schuster) are predicting the Bulls are winning it all. ha. And yes, the East seems even worse this year. Eastern Conference 1. Cleveland Cavaliers I buy the hype, because I think Kevin Love somehow…
  • Jimmy Butler injury: Bulls wing out 2-4 weeks with sprained thumb

    Ricky O'Donnell
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Bulls won't have their best wing defender early in the season. Who's guarding Carmelo Anthony in the season opener for the Bulls tonight? It's not Jimmy Butler. Butler said he'll miss the opener with a left thumb injury sustained late in the preseason. It won't be the only game he misses. Thibodeau said Butler is out 2-4 weeks. Wow. — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 29, 2014 With a matchup against the LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers looming Friday, it's quickly becoming apparent how important Butler is to this team. The backup wing defender is ... Mike Dunleavy? Tony Snell?
 
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  • Rodney Stuckey ran a beautiful offense on opening night

    TylerBischoff
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Frank Vogel might not have known what lineup he would have on the court in the fourth quarter, but he had some wonderful sets for his team early in the final quarter. Rodney Stuckey had an all-star performance in his limited minutes, but I’ll venture to guess that Alexey Shved’s defense will make lots of players look like all stars this season. But Stuckey showed some quality skills as an emergency back-up point guard, and Frank Vogel took full advantage. Indiana busted out a horns set featuring Stuckey’s playmaking ability, and it was BEAUTIFUL. Stuckey makes one hell of a pocket pass…
  • Pacers wrap up season opening win against 76ers led by Roy Hibbert

    Nathan S.
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 blocks to lead Indiana to a 103-91 win over Philadelphia. Donald Sloan posted his first career double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Indiana Pacers to open the 2014-15 regular season, it almost seemed fitting Indiana's first possession of the season opener culminated in the worst possible start a team could have; a turnover. A bad pass from Donald Sloan was stolen by Tony Wroten, who was fouled immediately by Luis Scola to prevent a fast break bucket for the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Pacers final score: Pacers top 76ers 103-91

    Nathan S.
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Roy Hibbert had 22 points to lead the Pacers to a opening night victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Donald Sloan had a 16 point, 10 rebound double double. For at least one night, the potential concerns of the Indiana Pacers and their 2014-15 season was alleviated with a 103-91 opening night win against the Philadelphia 76ers to start the season 1-0. The Pacers certainly made things more interesting than they had to before pulling away from Philadelphia late in the fourth quarter. Roy Hibbert was the star of the game for the Pacers, leading the way with 22 points on 6-8 shooting, with eight…
  • 76ers vs. Pacers: NBA Opening Nightmare

    Tom Lewis
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Opening night optimism will be in short supply at the Fieldhouse when the Pacers and Sixers open the season on Wednesday night. I find no shame in hyperbole, but I think it is a completely reasonable position to state that the Pacers home opener against the Philadelphia 76ers shapes up as one of the all-time worst season opening matchups in NBA history. Please, feel free to wade through the history books and provide better examples, but I'm just not interested in putting on my hip waders to do so. No, I'm comfortable saying a Pacers team with two and a half guards (depending on how much…
  • #LookAhead Indiana Pacers: Sixers, Grizzlies and Hawks on tap for week one

    Michael.Robertson
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    The NBA regular season is here and it's time for the boys in blue and gold to lace 'em up for week one. The NBA season is upon us and every week will present a challenge for the Pacers this year, so let's take a look at what lies ahead on the schedule for week one. Wednesday, Oct. 29th: Philadelphia 76ers @ Pacers, 7:00 p.m. If you think the Pacers are depleted, let me present to you the 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers. Second-year star point guard Michael Carter-Williams was one of the lone bright spots for a squad that finished last season 19-63. Problem is MCW is not slated to return to…
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  • Phoenix Suns' Hydra BLOW OUT Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers

    Dave King
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    The three headed monster of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas scored 57 points in the Phoenix Suns rout of the Los Angeles Lakers in their home opener. The Phoenix Suns opened their season with an emphatic slam dunk by Miles Plumlee and finished with a franchise high 16 three-point baskets on opening night. The Suns led by 24 at the end of three quarters - 98-74 - and the game wasn't even that close. The final margin of just 20 points - 119-99 Suns - was more a product of a sloppy fourth quarter than anything else. The game was a rout all the way through. The most exciting part of…
  • Game Preview: Phoenix Suns could run all over the 0-1 Los Angeles Lakers

    Dave King
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Lakers opened their season with a devastating loss. The Phoenix Suns would like to experience the exact opposite in the first game of a very important 82-game season for the franchise. Opening night in the NBA is a special one for home teams. They pull out all the stops and pray their team puts on an equally great show on the court. The Lakers, unfortunately, did the exact opposite. Fans were excited about the return of Kobe Bryant and the promise of Julius Randle. Within two hours, hopes of grandeur in the form of a playoff berth were squashed like a snake on a highway. Now, the Lakers…
  • Phoenix Suns Season Preview: Predictions Time! Who is going to be the what for the Phoenix Suns this year?

    Kris Habbas
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The off-season ends today, LAST CHANCE FOR POSTURING AND PROGNOSTICATING!!! Last season the entire world was wrong about the 2013-2014 Phoenix Suns so why not take a crack at some predictions on the 2014-2015 Phoenix Suns? You ready for that? The team finished with 48 wins (23 more than the season before) last season, which shocked the world. They did it with the element of surprise. That is not a weapon that they will have this season as two thirds of the roster returns, but now with expectations of duplicating -- or besting -- the success of last year. Lightning was caught in a bottle. How…
  • Suns host Lakers on Opening Night: Predict the Score, Win a Prize!

    Dave King
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    As part of our ongoing relationship with NBA sponsor Crown Royal, we have another prize giveaway for the lucky winner of today's contest! All you have to do is predict the correct score, or come closest to it if no one gets it just right, and you win! You must pick the right winner, or course. Not just the right numbers. For those over 21, the prize package is: Crown Royal just released the new Regal Apple Flavored variant. It's still shipping to stores around the country right now so you will be one of the first to have a bottle. You can learn more about it by going…
  • Opening Night: Who's going to the game?

    Dave King
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    I am curious who all is going to the game? Staff Coverage Bright Side will have at least Kris Habbas and I, plus videographer Evan Wendt will be there to give us the behind-the-scenes experience of opening night in the NBA. Kris, Sean and I will be regulars this season for game coverage, most often 1 or 2 of us each game to give you the best coverage possible. Evan will occasionally be there for big nights, but he can't be a regular media guy. The NBA has tightened its rules on video, so Evan can only give you behind the scenes access and some post game coverage. But he won't have a seat for…
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  • 2014-2015 Season Opener: Wolves @ Grizzlies

    wallyworld
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    It is officially official, we can now watch the Wolves in live, actual, crystal clear HDTV instead of grainy 1995 jumbo-tron/radio web links, complete with virus-laden car insurance ads shouting into your speakers at unpredictable times. We can now pause and rewind plays while anticipating what opposing teams’ announcers will laud the Wolves for now that JJ Barea has been waived. All of the nuances, all of the Dave Benz-isms, the Jim Peterson reactions to the Dave Benz-isms, the Shabazz “bail me out, ref” expressions of disgust, Gorgui arms-at-his-sides running stances,…
  • Join the TwolvesBlog NBA Survivor League!

    wallyworld
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    The NBA Regular Season starts tomorrow, so what better way to follow along with the action than to join our not-famous-at-all NBA Survivor League?! In advance before getting excited: this is a cash prize affair. The cost to enter is $50 and 100% of the buy-ins will be distributed to the top ranking players at the end of the season. There are no “admin fees,” It works like any other fantasy sports event you would normally do with your friends. So what is NBA Survivor? Essentially, via a custom web app designed and managed by longtime forum member Pants, you select a single NBA…
  • Love’s return with the Cavs tops list of TWolves most expensive games of 2014-15

    TiqIQ
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Timberwolves finished just under .500 last season, but are not expected to be any better than a 35 win team this season as they have plenty of young talent to develop. After trading away Kevin Love, there will need to be a good amount of development done. With that uncertainty,  Minnesota Timberwolves tickets have a season average of just $91.45 on the secondary market.  Below are the five most expensive Timberwolves home games of the season. 1/31/15 vs Cleveland Cavaliers | Avg. Price: $243.81 | Get-in Price: $35 Kevin Love’s return to Minnesota will easily be the most expensive…
  • The Ricky Rubio Files

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    This is an exciting time for the Timberwolves organization. Whether or not that excitement will translate to a high percentag of wins sooner, later or ever, still up in the air. Now that Kevin Love has been shipped out of town in exchang for Young and the youngsters, the Twolves roster looks vastly different. It’s so very unique to see a team trade a way their superstar only to see the over all level of excitement about the team, from both players and fans, rise. Flip Saunders keeps showing what it means to be a leader as a coach and, from practice reports, has his team working very…
  • It’s Official…

    Derek Hanson
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    #twolves release trade details in ad, guessing in both papers. This from today's early @PioneerPress Sunday edition pic.twitter.com/Y3P8MK7q7c — John Shipley (@johnDshipley) August 23, 2014
 
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  • Wizards vs. Heat final score: 3 things we learned during Washington's 107-95 loss

    Albert Lee
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The Wizards lose their season opener on the road to the Miami Heat, 107-95. Here are the three main takeaways from the game. The Washington Wizards lost their 2014-15 season opener on the road to the Miami Heat, 107-95. Though Washington started strong in the first quarter with a 28-22 lead, Miami caught up, and used a 35-25 fourth quarter to close the deal. Dwyane Wade scored 12 of his 21 points in that quarter, and came up when it mattered most. It's disappointing to see the Wizards start out the season on the wrong foot yet again. It's even more disappointing to see that they lost with…
  • Wizards vs. Heat: Miami pulls away down the stretch for 107-95 win

    Mike Prada
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The Wizards kept it close for most of the game, but Miami made big plays down the stretch to come away with a 107-95 victory. 2014-15 NBA Regular Season vs. October 28, 2014 American Airlines Arena 7:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet, 99.1 FM Projected Starting Lineups Norris Cole PG John Wall Dwyane Wade SG Garrett Temple Luol Deng SF Paul Pierce Shawne Williams PF Nene Chris Bosh C Marcin Gortat 2013-14 Advanced Stats 93.3 (27th) Pace 95.4 (19th) 109 (2nd) ORtg 103.3 (16th) 102.9 (11th) DRtg 102.4 (9th) Also see: Hot Hot Hoops | Preview Kris Humphries and Glen Rice Jr. are technically game-time…
  • Wizards vs. Heat preview: Learn more about Washington's first opponent

    Thomas Pruitt
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Hot Hot Hoops is to the Miami Heat what Bullets Forever is to the Washington Wizards. We spoke with our sister site's Matt Pineda about the Heat, the Wizards and life after Lebron. In the lead up to tonight's season opener (7:30 p.m., CSN), I had the pleasure of talking to Matt Pineda of our sister site Hot Hot Hoops about the state of the Miami Heat and his predictions for tonight's game. Our exchange follows. 1. LeBron leaving must have hurt. How has Miami's reaction to it differed from Cleveland's? Do you think the two championships he brought to the city might have had an effect on…
  • Otto Porter holds the key to the Wizards' season

    Thomas Pruitt
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Paul Pierce may be around, but the Wizards jump to another level if Otto Porter can become good enough to cut into his minutes and push him up to power forward. Washington's wing rotation has certainly changed. After watching Trevor Ariza leave town after a career season and Martell Webster succumb to yet another back injury, the Wizards are counting on the newly-acquired Paul Pierce and second year lottery pick Otto Porter replace or even improve upon Ariza's production. Going into the season, Pierce looks like a capable replacement for Ariza, Webster will fill in as the back up once he's…
  • Bradley Beal would rather go without NBA title than eat cat food the rest of his life

    Jake Whitacre
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    He talks about that and other trick decision on a new episode of "Tough Calls" on Grantland.
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  • Tempat Kuliner Khas Jogja

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    The resort of Caneel Bay offers guest rooms andcottages provided with hand crafted piece of furniture,woven materials, natural wood, and native stoneTheguest rooms additionally supply Cupuwatu Resto Tempat Kuliner patios and balconies thatoverlook the beaches or resort gardensYou can eat many restaurants and bars thatrange from fine feeding to casual mealsTherestaurants embrace the Turtle Bay Estate House,Beach Terrace, The Equator, light Terrace, andthe Caneel Bay Bar.For people who square measure wanting to figure on their beachvacation, Caneel Bay offers a business centercomplete with…
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    Teachers conjointly pay their own cash providing provides for his or her schoolroom. you'll be able to ask the teacher and conclude what things they're in want of. many faculties have book fairs and also the academics can embrace their own listing for his or her schoolroom. different things that Surat Lamaran Kerja might be helpful would be treats and reward that the academics provide bent students. you'll be able to conclude what varieties of things they furnish out by talking along with your kid. The teacher may additionally collect a selected item, and a present regarding their hobbies…
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    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Given that ferrets area unit terribly friendly and sociable animals, you've got to deal with proof your home as these Kata Gombal curious mammals can possibly attend dark corners and little holes. they may take a nap beneath the cushion of the couch after they want it therefore you higher check beneath initial to stop any issues.They will even have to be bathroom trained in order that they don’t dump their waste simply anyplace in your house. Studies have shown that this is often the ferret’s means of marking their territory and if they're out of the cage, they'll simply notice the litter…
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Mavs welcome back guard JJ Barea

    Arya Ahmadi
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    JJ Barea InterviewEarl K. Sneed interviews Mavs G JJ Barea after the 2011 NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat. DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free-agent guard Jose Juan Barea. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Barea (6-0, 185) spent the first five years of his professional career in Dallas and was a member of the the Mavericks’ 2011 NBA Championship team. He averaged 9.5 points, 3.9 assists and 20.6 minutes during the 2010-11 campaign, while helping Dallas capture its first NBA title. The former Maverick played 315 games in…
  • Richard Jefferson Pumps Up Academic All-Stars at Boude Storey Middle School

    Adam Wermuth
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Richard Jefferson Pumps Up Academic All-Stars at Boude Storey Middle SchoolView photos of the MEventView GalleryView More GalleriesOctober 22, 2014 (Dallas, TX) Students at Boude Storey Middle School, a DISD School in southwest Dallas, had a very special visitor. Dallas Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson held an assembly to tipoff the Dallas Mavericks Academic All-Stars Program presented by Flowserve to encourage elementary and middle school students to stay focused, set goals and commit to staying in school. Top performing students in 6th-8th grades at Boude Storey were lucky enough to ask…
  • Third quarter against Spurs will serve as learning experience for Mavs

    Earl K. Sneed
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    SAN ANTONIO — If you ask the Dallas Mavericks where things went awry Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, they’ll quickly point you in the direction of the third quarter box score. Entering halftime with a 53-45 lead over the defending champions, the Mavericks (0-1) would eventually fall to a hard-fought 101-100 defeat to open the regular season. But, after allowing 31 points in the third period, the Mavericks know exactly where to focus their attention while looking to bounce back from their season-opening loss. “I thought the third quarter was a killer overall,”…
  • What To Watch For: Mavs at Spurs

    Bobby Karalla
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Practice Report: Dirk Nowitzki With Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter, and Patty Mills out for tonight’s season opener, the Mavericks are in a position to give Tim Duncan his first-ever loss in ring ceremony games. That said, the Spurs aren’t strangers to playing without key rotation players. Head coach Gregg Popovich is known to rest his entire starting lineup for a game or two every season, and his teams have historically performed very well in such contests. Just last season, for example, Mills led a Tony Parker-less Spurs team to an April victory in Dallas. The lesson: No matter…
  • Game 1: Mavs at Spurs

    Earl K. Sneed
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Mavericks vs. SpursThe Mavs rallied in the fourth and almost edged the Spurs on a last-second look from Chandler Parsons. The post Game 1: Mavs at Spurs appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Opening Night 2014: Bulls @ Knicks

    knicksdefense
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Saw ol’ Syd Harewood on twitter, shot out to the original Knick fans, you know who you are… Tonight we get to see what coach Fisher and company have brewing in this new Knicks team. I doubt Bargnani will play, but Jose Calderon should be playing. Both have sat out a few games in the preseason. The preseason highlights for me were Shumpert specifically and ball movement in general. I hope Melo can trust his teammates and move the ball, he can easily still score 30 points but get your teammates going too, will help keep the defense honest as Alan Hahn likes to say. It is raining in…
  • Charlie Rosen

    knicksdefense
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    I recall Charlie Rosen writing about his buddy Phil Jackson even as far back as Phil’s Chicago Bulls days. Wow,these days Charlie Rosen is doing work for ESPN, I though he was a Fox Sports guy? click here to read Rosen’s new interview with Knicks head coach Phil Jackson The quotes by Jackson are spot on, we need Bargs healthy to really see what the capabilities of this team are. Bargs should help Melo. Charlie Rosen and Phil Jackson at a book signing. Perhaps they used to listen to the Grateful Dead together. Didn’t watch the game from last night yet, it is on the DVR and I…
  • The Depth Chart Could Look Like this Come Opening Night

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  • Straight, No Chaser

    knicksdefense
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    This motion picture produced by Clint Eastwood is basically a compilation of priceless video footage found of Thelonious Monk the performer and composer. I don’t have a New York Jazz blog yet, but I’m working on it. For now, all of my interests will be showcased here, sorry for the confusion. As far as the Knicks go, last night was boring. Trying not to read into the fact that softie Andrea Bargnani sat out his second straight game. They play again tonight in Syracuse against the Sixers. Expect much talk about Melo as he won a NCAA championship there as a freshman. I’m…
  • Phil Jackson hires mindfulness coach to help Knicks basketball team in 2014-2015 season

    knicksdefense
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Maybe it is not this guy, but here is one of the most prominent mindfulness experts in a talk at google for a sense of flavor as to what Carmelo, JR and the rest of the Knicks will be undergoing this season from a zen approach to consciousness.
 
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  • West Brom v Man Utd Preview

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

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

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

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

    Luke Ross
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Leicester City will be looking forward to continuing its streak in St. James Park on Saturday. The last match slipped away from under them at the death when an injury time free kick from Burnley’s Ross Wallace, levelled the score, and disrupted their third potential victory. Newcastle, on the other side of the field, are yet to put a victory on the board this season and are looking at the relegation zone, not far away. The up coming matches are also not promising as they meet the Hotspurs and … [visit site to read more]
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  • Marcus Morris shines against Kobe, Lakers’ defense disappears

    Kevin Zimmerman
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    PHOENIX — Before the Phoenix Suns began dismantling the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, their entertainment staff gaffed. Confetti from pregame introductions slowly fell from the U.S.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Suns 119, Lakers 99: Defeating Kobe Bryant, the defeated

    Kevin Zimmerman
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    PHOENIX — It was understandable why the Lakers started their second game of the year looking defeated. Twenty-four hours hadn’t passed since Los Angeles saw forward Julius Randle‘s... [[ 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

  • Morning Coffee – Thu, Oct 30

    Sam Holako
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    Toronto Raptors reserves show they can be relied on in season-opener | National Post None of the five reserves that Dwane Casey played on Wednesday played more than half of the game’s 48 minutes, but each contributed in his own way. Vasquez and Patterson scored in double digits; Lou Williams had eight points, showing flashes of his magic in isolation sets. James Johnson took just two shots, but played his typically superb defence, leading to a key fourth-quarter steal. And then there was Tyler Hansbrough. When Jonas Valanciunas picked up two quick fouls, Hansbrough was surprisingly the…
  • [Audio] Gamenight Podcap: Hawks vs Raptors

    Ryan McNeill
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Select sound bytes from after the game. 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 (10:22, 10 MB). Or just listen below: The post [Audio] Gamenight Podcap: Hawks vs Raptors appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • Reaction: Raptors 109, Hawks 102

    William Lou
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Raptors on pace for 82-0. Atlanta Hawks 101 FinalRecap | Box Score 107 Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson, PF Shot Chart 31 MIN | 7-15 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 4 BLK | 0 TO | 16 PTS | -2You da real MVP. A healthy, spry Amir was everywhere on both ends of the court. He crashed the glass hard and smartly positioned himself on the floor to take pressure off his teammates. A beast defensively too, effectively containing both Horford and Millsap. A tremendous effort. Terrence Ross, SF Shot Chart 28 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 13 PTS | -4Lost Korver a few…
  • Video: Toronto Raptors Home Opener – Team Introduction

    Zarar Siddiqi
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    The crowd was nuts to start the game, and Lowry even gave a speech. Here are your 2014-15 Toronto Raptors. See if you can figure out where Greivis Vasquez appears from. The post Video: Toronto Raptors Home Opener – Team Introduction appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • Talking Raptors: A New Season

    Nick Reynoldson
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    The post Talking Raptors: A New Season appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
 
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  • Elena Delle Donne to attend Lauren Hill’s final game

    Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne will attend Lauren Hill’s final game on Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. Hill, a freshman at Mount St. Joseph (NCAA Division III), is battling terminal brain cancer and has only months to live. In the face of insurmountable odds, her wish is simply to play one last game for her Mount St. Joseph team in Cincinnati. The NCAA granted an exemption to play the game earlier than originally scheduled to accommodate her wish. She will play her final basketball game in front of a sold-out crowd against Hiram College. Inspired by…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-28-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Ivy League: Penn, Princeton tie for first in conference preseason poll http://t.co/IwUdCM2xIo #ncaaw -> RT @BeckyHammon: Lauren (@_theMount, @1More4Lauren) your story has inspired me & I will be completing the #Layup4Lauren Challenge! and… -> RT @BeckyHammon: I've completed the #Layup4Lauren Challenge & I call out @DGreen_14 & @SHAQ! http://t.co/4wULjG2TFk #1More4Lauren @layup4la… -> #NCAA: Student-athletes earn diplomas at record rate http://t.co/PQGM4ufmwq -> Remembering Ginny, bidding adieu to Wendy Larry at the A-10, new look at George Mason…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-27-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Liberty voted favorite in Big South preseason poll http://t.co/0lA1sMmHb3 #ncaaw -> Big South preseason POY: Kaylah Keys (High Point) http://t.co/2pXd8qP9Hu #ncaaw -> Middle Tennessee: Senior forward Cheyenne Parker suspended indefinitely for violating athletic dept. policy http://t.co/Ct1kyqPmyv #ncaaw -> RT @NCAAWomensBKB: Suzy Merchant, @MSU_WBasketball feature a Beyonce theme at Midnight Madness: http://t.co/cIXKuwSgkG http://t.co/oabykHla… -> Oregon State: Scott Rueck receives contract extension through 2020 http://t.co/fGniaeX97o #ncaaw -> West Coast Conference: Gonzaga…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-26-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    A look at Pittsburgh's chances of hosting women's Final Four during the 2017-2020 cycle (TimesOnline) http://t.co/BfIB1rg4Nb #ncaaw -> Tennessee: Transfer Diamond DeShields using year off to recover (AP) http://t.co/AQSzERxcZy #ncaaw ->
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-25-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Dishin & Swishin 10/23 Video & Podcast: UConn's Geno Auriemma plus Carol Callan on #USA Basketball (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/BczBz18yIK #ncaaw -> Elena Delle Donne: No one should have to go through the bullying that I did (HuffPost) http://t.co/hTrsLRzJAH #wnba -> Report: Army used alcohol-fueled party, dinner dates w/cheerleaders & WBB players to woo recruits (CBSSports) http://t.co/c0zdNtUGYo #ncaaw -> ODU: Chelisa Painter returns to team after suspension for role in dorm room altercation (PilotOnline) http://t.co/fyAzPLsRJR #ncaaw -> Mo’ne Davis throws strike…
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    Sheridan Hoops

  • SH Blog: Melo admits Knicks will never know the Triangle all the way, Blatt doesn’t like expectations set on Cleveland

    James Park
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Over the summer, Carmelo Anthony had the chance to put himself in position to be a part of one of the top contending teams in the league. He was a free agent, and the Chicago Bulls believed the small forward was the perfect offensive force to complete their team compromised of mostly defensively-dominant players. Of course, Anthony decided to be loyal (the extra $20-plus million probably helped) and remained with the rebuilding New York Knicks. Unfortunately, he got to see on Wednesday just what he could have been a part of after getting demolished by the Bulls 104-80. While Chicago was…
  • 10 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Bosh Goes Off, Kemba Beats the Buzzer, Kobe’s 31 Spoiled

    Max Ogden
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Day 2 of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is officially in the books. Wednesday, October 29 was a day that played host to some throwback performances by major stars, the return of others and the first overtime period of the season. There was a buzzer-beater, a number of massive statistical performances and the debut of big-name rookies. When it was all said and done, Day 2 set the stage for a magnificent 2014-15 campaign. These are the 10 facts that you need to know about last night’s action. 1. In the first game of the post-LeBron James era, Chris Bosh put up 26 points and 15 rebounds…
  • Pau Gasol could be Bulls’ missing link to a title contender

    Shlomo Sprung
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Pau Gasol has everything the Chicago Bulls were missing in the past. Clearly Chicago needs a healthy Derrick Rose to compete for a championship, but Gasol looked every bit of the team’s missing part in Wednesday night’s 104-80 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Gasol scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 29 minutes in the win and added a lot to the team that they lacked last year, according to Bulls players and head coach Tom Thibodeau. “He’s just an all-around player,” Thibodeau told SheridanHoops. “He gives you the shot-blocking, the…
  • Photo of the Day: NBA Players Gear Up for Start of the Season

    Austin Remo
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The NBA season got started in a big way last night. Anthony Davis absolutely dominated the Orlando Magic, putting up 26 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, nine blocks and three steals, in which the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Magic 101-84. The San Antonio Spurs hung their fifth title banner since 1999 and flashed their championship rings as they took on Dallas at home. The Spurs, playing without Tiago Splitter and Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, outlasted the visiting Mavericks by a score of 101-100 in what turned out to be there 17th victory out of their last 18 season-openers. In the late…
  • Fantasy Spin: Win $100,000 Cash Tonight

    Kent Williams
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    The NBA $400K CROSSOVER at DraftKings has a first prize of $100,000, more than enough to warrant the $27 entry fee. Last night “pianoclub” scored 321.25 points to win the $100K guaranteed pool, taking home $10,000, while 1,999 other entries (out of 8125) shared $90,000 in consolation prizes. The winner entered multiple teams at $12 each; a lineup with Anthony Davis and Omer Asik paid off. Congrats to everyone who cashed last night; my hopes were dashed when Dwight Howard got in foul trouble. Nobody said this would be easy. The beauty of daily fantasy is, there’s a…
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  • FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks

    Jason Walker
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Get into the action of daily fantasy sports with the leader in daily fantasy sports games, FanDuel. As you recall from yesterday's introduction to this new series, SBNation has partnered with FanDuel this season to give our readers a chance to see what is the latest breaking trend in the fantasy basketball industry, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). Even though this is a sponsored post with affiliate links, all of the opinions in this post are my own. And as an FYI, FanDuel gave me some cash to play its daily fantasy games. The excellent thing about daily fantasy sports, and especially fantasy…
  • Hawks vs. Raptors: Q&A with Raptors HQ

    Daniel Christian
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Daniel Reynolds of Raptors HQ helps us get to know the Raptors before the Hawks' Wednesday night season opener in Toronto. What are your expectations for the Raptors this season? What is a realistic goal for this team? As every Raptors fan knows by now, the expectation for the team this year is to be a force in the East.  We all acknowledge that the Lebron-led Cleveland Cavaliers and rejuvenated Chicago Bulls appear destined to duke it out for the 1-2 seeds. But the feeling persists that the Raptors are not far behind. They don't have an MVP-caliber player, and they don't have the attention…
  • Hawks vs Raptors preview: Atlanta opens regular season in Toronto

    Kris Willis
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    The Atlanta Hawks open the 2014-15 regular season on the road in a tough matchup against the Toronto Raptors. After an encouraging preseason slate of game, the Atlanta Hawks open the 2014-15 regular season Wednesday night with a difficult road matchup against the Toronto Raptors. Wednesday's test should be a good one against a Raptors team that has plenty of expectations and according to many, is the favorite in the Atlantic Division. The Hawks come into the game healthy which is a must after last season's injury plagued campaign. Al Horford has yet to declare himself 100 percent recovered…
  • FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks (An Introduction for our readers)

    Jason Walker
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Get into the action of daily fantasy sports with the leader in daily fantasy sports games, FanDuel. As you can tell, SBNation has partnered with FanDuel this season to give our readers a chance to see what is the latest breaking trend in the fantasy basketball industry, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). Even though this is a sponsored post with affiliate links, all of the opinions in this post are my own. And as an FYI, FanDuel gave me some cash to play its daily fantasy games. The excellent thing about daily fantasy sports, and especially fantasy basketball, is that it's a new game every day. No…
  • NBA Power Rankings Roundup: The Season is Finally Here!

    Throw
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lets take a look at where the national writers are putting the Hawks on their Power Ranking before the season starts. IT'S HERE!!!! WE MADE IT!!!! BASKETBALL IS BACK!!! Finally after such a long wait and very long and annoying summer, Hawks basketball has finally returned.  With the return of NBA basketball, we also get the return of the nation's power rankings.  There have been many moves made around the league so it will be interesting to see where the writers from different websites see the Hawks. So let's not waste any time and get started with this week's power ranking roundup.
 
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  • Will the Spurs preseason struggles carry over into the regular season?

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    It's Wednesday, which means it's time for this week's installment of In The Bonus. This time, PtR's staff takes on diverse subjects like the Spurs' preseason struggles, potential extensions for Leonard and Joseph and Steve Nash's legacy. As always, give us your answers in the comments! 1 - The Spurs finished preseason 2-5, had two starters out with injury for most of it and a couple of players looked really out of sync. Will the struggles carry over to the regular season or will the team show up for games that count? Michael Erler: Oh I expect them to be quite brutal early on until Kawhi…
  • Morning Rehash: Ring Night

    Ian Dougherty
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Spurs get their 5th ring, a little bit of luck, and a 101-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. A championship ring ceremony is a spectacle to behold. At the beginning of the 1999-2000 season, when I was 6, I attended the first of the Spurs' five such ceremonies. My mother was lucky enough to secure two seats a few rows behind the Philidelphia 76ers' bench, right next to the tunnel entrance next to their locker room. Because I was so young, I don't remember much of that game, but I recall two things with perfect clarity. The first thing was how close up I saw the Sixers team, and how…
  • Spurs Infographic: Mavericks at Spurs

    Chris Itz
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Spurs relied on their grizzled veterans to pull out a shorthanded win as they hosted the Mavericks on Opening Night. The Spur of the Night could easily have been Tony Parker, but he looked pretty good in the preseason so I gave it to the Argentine. Manu Ginobili played quite the second half in this contest and in honor of him breaking out of his preseason shooting funk as well as not actually getting injured after banging knees with a Mav, he gets the nod. For his part, Tony was great on Tuesday night and even canned the game-winning shot. Tim Duncan, who during the preseason put up his…
  • 1-0 has a nice ring to it for defending champion Spurs

    Michael Erler
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:52 pm
    On a night where the ring ceremony was supposed to be the only highlight and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich figured that his guys would lose by 30 points, he wound up being off by 31 on the final margin. Game 1: Vs. Dallas: Spurs 101, Mavericks 100   Rec: 1-0  1st in Southwest  1st in West Tony Parker was asked the other day about how as a one-seed just how close the Spurs were from being bounced in the first round by the Mavericks, being forced to play an elimination winner-take-all Game 7. Immediately, the memories --good and bad-- came flooding back for the future Hall-of-Famer. "We all…
  • Final Score: Spurs beat Mavericks, 101-100

    Chris Itz
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:46 pm
    The Spurs are now 5-0 on ring nights and have won their last six season openers after they brought just enough to edge the Mavericks in this one. The Spurs trailed by nine at one point in this game and then opened up a double digit lead in a surprisingly good game. The Spurs turned the ball over 21 times to the Mavericks 10, so it wasn't the prettiest of games, but the good guys did shoot the ball well. The Spurs connected on 52.8% from the field and 50% from deep on a night where Gregg Popovich wondered where his offense was going to come from. The Spurs got big contributions from their Big…
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  • Who is going to the NBA Finals?

    Eric Von
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    West: Spurs East: Bulls Even though the Heat did go to the NBA Finals when Lebron first arrived, I do not see the same with Cleveland this year. Kyrie isn't Wade and the Cavs lack a defense. Yes Kevin Love is a beast. Love's downside is he is terrible down low on defense. Then you have Varejao, Thompson, and Haywood. That front court is not intimidating by any means. And the Cavs backcourt backups are sub par. Mike Miller can barely move, Marion is a good backup, and Dellavedova is not going to cut it compared to the Bulls who have: Hinrich, McDermott, and Gibson. O.k, lets face it. Neither…
  • Kobe Bryant or Dwight Howard: Who Ya Got?

    Jeremy Bannerman
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    The opening night of the NBA season certainly did not lack for drama. The defending NBA Champion **San Antonio Spurs** knocked off the **Dallas Mavericks** thanks to a late **Tony Parker** three-pointer, 101-100. At the same time, the league's next superstar **Anthony Davis** was recording a stat line (25 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocks) that hasn't been seen in a season opener but once in the last 30 seasons. But maybe the most interesting moment happened between former Laker teammates **Kobe Bryant** and **Dwight Howard**. The fourth quarter of a game that was ultimately decided by eighteen…
  • NBA Pacific Division Preview

    Krithic Annamalai
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Here's a look a the NBA's Pacific Division heading into the 2014-15 season: 1\. Los Angeles Clippers Starting Five: Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Blake Griffin, Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan Key Additions: Jordan Farmar, Spencer Hawes, Jared Cunningham and Chris Douglas-Roberts Key Losses: Darren Collison Coach: Doc Rivers, second season Outlook: Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, spent a record $2 Billion to buy the team and has vowed to give the team whatever they need to win a championship. If the Clippers don't at least advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise…
  • Should the Golden State Warriors give Klay Thompson a max deal?

    Krithic Annamalai
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    Klay Thompson is trying to get paid. Thompson is seeking a maximum deal paying upward of $15 million per season. The Warriors have improved their offer to get in the vicinity but have not offered a full maximum contract. If Thompson and the Warriors do not come to terms on an extension by the Halloween deadline, he will be a restricted free agent next summer.
  • The NBA is back!

    Obie Obumseli
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    After what seems like a lifetime the NBA season is finally back. I feel like a boy on Christmas Eve eager to open my gifts. In a offseason full of storylines, this ought to be a season to remember. The Eastern Conference is much more improved than previous seasons. The stronghold the Heat had over the conference is no longer the case since LeBron James has decided to go back home and join the likes of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. The Knicks are looking to improve after a disastrous 13-14 season behind the genius of Phil Jackson. Lance Stephenson is joining Big Al and Kemba Walker in…
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Lakers Entertaining Kobe Bryant Asks Why So Sensitive?

    Stephen Brotherston
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Kobe Bryant entertains the fans by sticking his nose into Dwight Howard’s face as Lakers were blown out by 18 points in their home opener by the Rockets.
  • Raptors Pregame Bullets Podcast – Vs Hawks 10-29-2014

    Stephen Brotherston
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    The Atlanta Hawks visit Toronto to open the Raptors 20th NBA season on Wednesday night. The Hawks owing the long consecutive streak in the postseason among Eastern Conference teams at 7 years and the Atlantic Division winning Raptors hoping to build on last season's unexpected success. Check out the Pro Bball Report pregame video podcast here.
  • Toronto Raptors Season Preview Party Makes A Big Impression

    Stephen Brotherston
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:03 pm
    The Toronto Raptors were pulling out all the stops again this year to get their Season Seat Holders revved up at the Season Preview Party and they left a big impression. Raptors Superfan and Toronto Path host of MoVernie On The Move, Vernon Chang was there soaking it all in. He watched as the Fan 590’s Tim and Sid, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, The Raptor and the players participated to ensure everyone had a good time.
  • Former Raptors Center Aaron Gray Waived By Pistons

    Stephen Brotherston
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    The Detroit Pistons announced today that they have requested waivers on center Aaron Gray related to health concerns. Recently signed to a 2-year deal by Detroit, Gray was a popular backup center with the Raptors before being traded to the Kings last season.
  • The Raptors Amir Johnson Loves Being A Dad

    Stephen Brotherston
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson has a new number one love in his life and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that his one-year-old daughter Milli holds his heart. Being a Dad makes Johnson’s day no matter what else is going on in his life.
 
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  • Boston Celtics exercise options on Olynyk, Sullinger, Zeller

    Joey
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Celtics exercise options on 3 young power forwards NBA.com reports that the Boston Celtics have exercised the options on the contracts of Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller. The team announced the deals late Wednesday night. In a clear rebuilding mode, Boston hopes to get big seasons out of all three young power forwards. Olynyk had a strong performance in the Celtics dominating 121-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets last night with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Sullinger added 13 points and Zeller came off the bench with 6 points as the Boston fans celebrated a successful opening…
  • LeBron James and Dan Gilbert have a “very solid” relationship (Video)

    Joey
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Reunited and it feels so… very solid? Time heals all wounds in Cleveland as Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and returning superstar LeBron James have made amends. After James left Cleveland to join the Miami Heat in 2010, Gilbert wrote a scathing letter picking apart James for his decision. Four years later, LeBron has returned home and Dan Gilbert claims that his relationship with the four time MVP is “very solid.” In a press conference, Gilbert stated that he and LeBron even joke around. You can hear his quote in the video below. The post LeBron James and Dan Gilbert have a…
  • Kevin Love returns to practice, will play in Cleveland opener

    Joey
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Kevin Love, Cleveland PF Dave McMenamin reports that Kevin Love practiced on Wednesday without limitations and will play in the Cleveland Cavaliers home opener vs. the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Love wasn’t expected to miss any time but given his past injuries, some were worried when he had to leave Tuesday’s practice with a hit to his ribs. The world will be watching as Love debuts for the Cavaliers and LeBron James makes his official return home to Cleveland tonight. The post Kevin Love returns to practice, will play in Cleveland opener appeared first on Basketball…
  • “Deserve” means nothing in the NBA

    Andre G
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert was asked if he “deserves” to have superstar forward LeBron James back. His answer, via ESPN.com: “I don’t know if ‘deserve’ is a word that I sort of look at in this context,” Gilbert said. “No, unless you’re really doing some significant harm to another human being, I don’t think the bridge is ever burned. We had a night there where emotions were flying high on all sides.” “Except for the fact that it’s in the media … things like that happen a lot in business where people have phone calls and heated exchanges, and…
  • The awesome “every player in the league” tumblr account

    Andre G
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    What are you doing to ring in the new NBA season? Matt Hollister has decided to illustrate a picture of every single NBA player, using the format of the famed 1989 NBA Hoops basketball card set.  Here is his tweeted explanation: I can’t really say I was “inspired.” I had created a few basketball-themed projects just for fun, contributed to the Hardwood Paroxysm preview last season, and illustrated a Blazers feature in Portland Monthly featuring some card illustrations. A friend of mine said, “You should just draw every player in the league and print it out in a huge sheet.” We both…
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    OneBasketball

  • Quick Hitters Volume 6: Preseason Practices Edition

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

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

    Tammer Farid
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    I have gathered some of the best teaching points on shooting the basketball into this one post. Shooting the ball is one of the most important basketball skills. Players that can shoot will always have a spot on a roster. And a team that can shoot well will make any offense deadly. Feel free to retweet any of the following shooting tips as a reminder to yourself, to share with your followers or simply as motivation to go work on your jumpshot. Simply click on the “Click To Tweet” link next to the specific point to spread the word. 1. Your feet put you in position to make the…
  • “Less Is More” Basketball Coaching Ideas

    Tammer Farid
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    I suffer from “too much stuff” syndrome. No, I am not a hoarder. And no I don’t really buy a lot of things either. By” too much stuff” I mean I read “too much stuff”, watch “too much stuff”, write too much stuff, think about “too much stuff”, and just in general do “too much stuff”. This isn’t something that is new either. Growing up, my brothers always joked that I would rather read about, research, and plan things than actual do them. They were absolutely right. The information age had swallowed me up whole. There is so many…
  • 6 Tactics Of Battle That Can Be Applied To Basketball Offense

    Tammer Farid
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    SOURCE: blogs.militarytimes.com In between studying basketball offense, one too many hours of the History Channel and watching several military documentaries on Netflix, I began seeing this correlation between common offensive tactics in sports and the offensive strategies employed in military operations. Yes, I know this sounds like a completely outlandish premise at first but please see where I am going with this. With this combination of exploits, I started to understand how plays aren’t just diagrams of X’s and O’s showing patterns of screens, cuts, and passes, but that…
 
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  • Season Opener: Bulls vs Knicks

    Harish Rajan
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Tonight is the debut of Carmelo Anthony on his new team, the Chicago Bulls. It will be his first game against the New York Knicks with the Bulls. The return back to his city of New York may turn out like Lebron’s return to Cleveland when he had first signed with the Miami Heat – a lot of unhappy fans. Yeah, that’s what all Bulls fans wanted to hear for their season opener. Carmelo Anthony strongly considered a new destination in the Bulls organization during the off-season, but ended up resigning with the New York Knicks. Tonight, his decision will be put to the test.
  • NBA Predictions Game 1: Nets vs Celtics

    Rakesh Bi
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    As they open their 2014–15 season, the Brooklyn Nets seem to have assembled another formidable squad. This year, they come in under the more experienced and tougher leadership of head coach Lionel Hollins. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are hoping for improvement from the unsuccessful Brad Stevens in his second season in the NBA. Both sides are not realistic contenders for a championship trophy, but we should watch for an intense 48-minute fight to the finish. Brooklyn entered last year with high hopes of success in the Eastern Conference. As Jason Kidd was hired as head coach, team owner…
  • Thon Maker: From Turmoil to Stardom

    Rakesh Bi
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Prized Sudanese high school star Thon Maker is following the footsteps of Manute Bol and Luol Deng as he continues to be a basketball sensation. His unique skill set is one thing that makes him a fan favorite, but his bare-knuckled journey to greatness has earned him the respect he is entitled to. Maker has an inspirational story that makes him a one-of-a-kind recruit and a motivational figure for basketball hopefuls around the world. A future basketball star, Maker began with soccer dreams. In the the war-torn African region of what is now South Sudan, Maker was born a survivor, not a hero.
  • Monumental Move: Becky Hammon

    Harish Rajan
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    The reigning champion team, the Spurs, are indisputably just as good as last year, if not better. Over the off-season, they didn’t make any big moves for superstars because they already had all they needed to win. Kawhi Leonard, the finals MVP and the big three of San Antonio, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili all had their contracts locked in. Other pieces obviously were important to their success, but all they had to do was resign them, and that’s what they did. So, the Spurs are still in ship-shape…what’s new? Well, a major change in the coaching staff…
  • Anthony Morrow Joins Thunder’s Growing Injury List

    Rakesh Bi
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Injuries ravage the Oklahoma City Thunder as the regular season quickly approaches them. Their superstar forward, Kevin Durant, rolls in to speak with the media on a scooter, while touted rookie, Mitch McGary, continues to be riddled with health concerns. On Thursday, the team suffered another blow, when Anthony Morrow suffered an MCL sprain in practice. As reported by Darnell Mayberry on Twitter: “Thunder guard Anthony Morrow sustained a sprained MCL at Thursday’s practice and will now miss the start of the regular season… the injury is to Morrow’s left knee. Typical…
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    Hoops Junction

  • Spurs Ring Night Ceremony Gets Crashed

    Vladimir Dessources
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The San Antonio Spurs ring night ceremony was a sight to be seen as the Champion San Antonio spurs received their hardware. The night was filled with lots of emotion and  energy as the fans got to enjoy the fruits of the Spurs labor once again. Spurs Ring Night Ceremony Magic Fades Then the clock signaled for the game to begin and the Spurs ring night ceremony was crashed by the Dallas Mavericks. The mavericks came out of the gate firing at  a high clip. Monte Ellis scored 16 points in the first half. The Mavericks had a ton of energy on the court sparked by Tyson Chandler’s defense.
  • Dallas Mavericks Contenders in the West?

    Vladimir Dessources
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dallas Mavericks Contenders for a NBA Title? Dallas Mavericks Contenders? Sounds weird to say, yet may truly be evident this up coming season due to many reasons that go overlooked. They may be the dark horse of the West, which does not sound good for the competition. One of the things you have to remember about the Dallas Mavericks last year they had a record of 49-33. They made it to the 8th seed in the  Playoffs where they took the defending champion San Antonio Spurs to 7 hard fought games. The Dallas Mavericks gave the Spurs fits all over the court especially with the tactics they…
  • Who has the Best Backcourt In the NBA?

    Troy Wint
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Best Backcourt in The NBA Cavaliers shooting guard  Dion Waiters disagreed with Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal’s comments about Beal and John wall being the best back court in the NBA. When I read those comments I laughed, this didn’t even make any sense to me, but who am I to judge. How can you put yourself in that conversation when you, Dion, are coming off the bench because you can’t coexist with your counterpart? While Irving and Waiters averaged more points combined at 36.7 points per game, Wall and Beal averaged 35.5 points per game while leading the…
  • Why Bill Walton is a Top 50 NBA Player

    Vladimir Dessources
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The debate of whether Bill Walton is a top 50 NBA player has plagued many barbershops and panels. We are here to end the debate explain to you why Bill Walton is a Top 50 NBA player. Not only did Walton do things on the court for a big man which were amazing, he helped change the game. He often does not get enough credit for his overall skills because of a career maligned with injuries. Bill Walton is a Top 50 NBA player no matter what someone else tells you! Bill Walton had great career numbers  in Portland when he was healthy.If  he continued playing without injury he would have surpassed…
  • Spike Lee’s What is the Triangle Offense?

    Vladimir Dessources
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Spike Lee’s What is the Triangle Offense is a short film created by Spike Lee to give New Yorkers and Basketball sports fans a look into the triangle offense. It is what one may call the triangle offense for dummies in a short  presentation. Overall Spike’s presentation is great and really gets into the nitty gritty of what is the triangle offense. So What is the Triangle Offense? As only Lee could he had a bunch of break downs of triangles and mathematics. When you get past all the frills you got into the meat of the triangle with Phil Jackson. Jackson gave the true origin of…
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  • Top Plays: Keep Walking…Kemba Walker

    Toni George
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Check out the top ten NBA Plays from an action-packed October 29, 2014: Marc Gasol fights for the ball and finishes with the dunk, Rajon Rondo is back, Jazz rookies are putting on a show on the floor, Andre Drummond timofey-mozgovs well the one and only Timofey Mozgov, Lance Stephenson timofey-mozgovs Larry Sanders, Rasual Butler starts the season on a poster and Kemba Walker buries a three-pointer at the horn to send the game into overtime. #Hornets are just 3rd team in shot-clock era to win season opener despite trailing by 15+ entering 4th quarter: http://t.co/oD0gToz9kD — Basketball…
  • Top Plays: Anthony Davis Gets The Party Started

    Toni George
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Check out the top ten NBA plays from the opening night of the new 2014 – 2015 regular season: Anthony Davis shows his athleticism and takes over the top, Tony Parker finds another incredible way to the basket, Chandler Parsons throws the one-handed slam, Manu Ginobili saves his Spurs at the horn and Kobe Bryant shows his passing skills.
  • NBA Tip-Off: Spurs Raise Banner, Superman Elbows Kobe

    Toni George
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    The opening night of the new 2014 – 2015 NBA season was one to remember. We all know what the boring San Antonio Spurs do when a new regular season starts: share the rock like no one else and win. We also know what the Spurs do when it’s opening night in the NBA: win some more. Yesterday night was no exception although the players had every right to relax and enjoy the ring ceremony. But they didn’t; after the ceremony, it was all about doing your job on the floor and everyone knew it. So they got back to basics edging their state rivals, Dallas Mavericks 101 – 100. Tony Parker made…
  • Top Preason Plays: We have a new Jordan in the house

    Toni George
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Who is the best of the best in terms of spectacular plays? LeBron James and Kyrie Irving? The Kobe freezer? The Canadian Stud? Lob City? The Tajmanian Devil? Boogie? Nate Robinson‘s prayer? The winner in Berlin? Or the new Jordan of the Bulls?
  • Top Preseason Dunks: Lob City Does It Again

    Toni George
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Check out the best dunks from the 2014 NBA Preseason: Kyrie Irving lobs it to LeBron James, DeMar DeRozan fakes in mid air and finishes strong at the rim, Showtime is back in L.A., Dwight Howard cannot be stopped in the paint, Taj Gibson can’t be intimidated by any shot blocker, Gordon Hayward floats in the air and scores over Joel Freeland, and Lob City is once again above all.
 
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  • Jordan Cameron Injury Update

    Dan Schalk
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:42 pm
    If you are a Jordan Cameron fantasy owner, you may want to make sure you have a suitable backup for the next few weeks.  On Sunday against the Raiders, Cameron was forced out of the game due to a concussion—his third since 2012.  Not a good sign. The Browns have already begun replacing him, claiming […] The post Jordan Cameron Injury Update appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • MFST’s NBA Preview

    Dan Schalk
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Writer’s Dan Schalk and James Kiblin Jr. will predict the outcomes of the NBA season, along with playoff matchups/results—as we each crown a NBA champion.   Dan’s Preview EASTERN CONFERENCE Playoff Seeds:                                                                                                  1. Chicago Bulls                                                               2. Washington…
  • Fantasy Studs/Duds

    Dan Schalk
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    STUDS Ben Roethlisberger: 40/49 522 yards 6 TD’s Mark Ingram: 24 carries 172 yards 1 TD DUDS Vincent Jackson: 1 catch 13 yards Geno Smith: 2/8 5 yards 0 TDs 3 INTs–benched in first quarter The post Fantasy Studs/Duds appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Are the Chicago Bulls the Team to Beat?

    James Kiblin Jr.
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    During the 2014 summer free agency, the Chicago Bulls had one thing on their mind, and that was to sign Carmelo Anthony.  However as everyone saw it unfold, Carmelo felt it was best to stay in the Big Apple.  Of course like every other team in the NBA, the Bulls had a plan B.  Plan […] The post Are the Chicago Bulls the Team to Beat? appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Josh Gordon Update

    Dan Schalk
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    *Josh Gordon is two more weeks away from being able to return to the Browns after serving a 10-game suspension.   If for some reason Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is still available in your fantasy league—snatch him up now, while you still have the chance.  I was lucky enough to draft Gordon in […] The post Josh Gordon Update appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
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