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  • Pacers' Jordan Hill arrested in Georgia

    NBA.com: News
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone.
  • Jordan Hill Arrested For Reckless Driving

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    SLAM Staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Newly acquired Pacers center Jordan Hill was arrested for allegedly driving 107 MPH on the highway in Atlanta. Hill was pulled over in his Range Rover after several witnesses called the police on Friday. #NBA star Jordan Hill arrested for driving 107 mph on #GA400. On #wsbtv at 4:15, hear from a man who called 911. pic.twitter.com/fheXVNQSxO — MikePetchenikWSB (@MPetchenikWSB) July 31, 2015 More from the Indy Star: Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone.  …
  • Jimmy Kimmel Joins NBA Stars In Hilarious New Foot Locker Spot

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    CJ
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Foot Locker just releases a hilarious new spot which stars comedian Jimmy Kimmel alongside NBA stars Damian Lillard, 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year and Andrew Wiggins, 2015 NBA Rookie of the Year Having been Rookie of the Year himself, Damian Lillard gives Andrew Wiggins a little advice on the importance of constantly evolving. Dame doesn’t want Andrew to turn out like Bobby Butter (Jimmy Kimmel), a streetball legend whose own failure to evolve (like dressing in outdated gear from the 80’s and engaging in zany trash talk during a pickup game) kept him from ever getting to the next level.
  • Sources: Howard to attend USAB minicamp

    ESPN.com - NBA
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Sources: Howard to attend USAB minicamp
  • The best way to say goodbye to work: A one-man mini-hoop dunk contest

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    Dan Devine
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    It's a Friday afternoon during the summer. You are trying to convince your boss (and perhaps even yourself) that you are doing meaningful work before you clock out for the weekend. Well, stop that. You and I both know that what you really want to do — what truly lives inside your soul, what you yearn for more than anything else — is to break free of your humdrum workaday lifestyle, cut loose and engulf your pre-happy-hour tedium in the white-hot hellfire of brutal slam dunks, all to the music of the spheres better known as the Quad City DJs' "Space Jam." This is your best office life, and…
 
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  • Jordan Hill Arrested For Reckless Driving

    SLAM Staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Newly acquired Pacers center Jordan Hill was arrested for allegedly driving 107 MPH on the highway in Atlanta. Hill was pulled over in his Range Rover after several witnesses called the police on Friday. #NBA star Jordan Hill arrested for driving 107 mph on #GA400. On #wsbtv at 4:15, hear from a man who called 911. pic.twitter.com/fheXVNQSxO — MikePetchenikWSB (@MPetchenikWSB) July 31, 2015 More from the Indy Star: Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone.  …
  • NBA and WNBA Photos Of The Week

    SLAM Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:49 am
    A compilation of the best images from the past seven days. Catch up on what happened during the WNBA All-Star Game, the Special Olympics and NBA in Africa by scrolling through the photos above. Photos via Getty Images Previously: Week of July 17 – July 23 Week of July 10 – July 16 The post NBA and WNBA Photos Of The Week appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • NBA and WNBA Tweets Of The Week

    SLAM Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Catch up on the week’s top tweets from your favorite NBA and WNBA players. The Drake and Meek Mill beef continued this week, and the stars on the court had a lot to say about that, among other things. Scroll through the WNBA and NBA tweets up top. Previously: Week of July 17 – July 23 Week of July 10 – July 16 The post NBA and WNBA Tweets Of The Week appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • NBA Teams With Mitchell and Ness to Release Lollapalooza-Themed Hats (PHOTOS)

    SLAM Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Everybody wants in on the gigantic music festival Lollapalooza in Chicago, even the NBA. The League’s apparel partner, Mitchell and Ness, created a line of dope NBA Lollapalooza-themed caps, which will be featured at the Mitchell and Ness lounge at the festival. The sold-out event kicks off today and runs through the weekend, with performances from notable artists like Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, A$AP Rocky and more. Check out the pictures above to see some of the new styles—you’ll need to have access to the artist lounge to grab your own at the festival, but you can snag…
  • Josh Smith Says Salary Comments Were Misunderstood

    Marcel Mutoni
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    LA Clippers forward Josh Smith recently drew the ire of the sports world by claiming that the major paycut he took in free agency would be “a little harder on me this year.” Smith, in a piece for The Players’ Tribune, explains that what he meant to express was that he was concerned about the instability a one-year deal would create for his family. The 29-year-old forward has earned over $90 million during his 11-year NBA career: Apparently the headline was: Josh Smith went to the Clippers press conference and said he didn’t make enough money? Even the idea of it is kind of…
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  • Jimmy Kimmel Joins NBA Stars In Hilarious New Foot Locker Spot

    CJ
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Foot Locker just releases a hilarious new spot which stars comedian Jimmy Kimmel alongside NBA stars Damian Lillard, 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year and Andrew Wiggins, 2015 NBA Rookie of the Year Having been Rookie of the Year himself, Damian Lillard gives Andrew Wiggins a little advice on the importance of constantly evolving. Dame doesn’t want Andrew to turn out like Bobby Butter (Jimmy Kimmel), a streetball legend whose own failure to evolve (like dressing in outdated gear from the 80’s and engaging in zany trash talk during a pickup game) kept him from ever getting to the next level.
  • EuroBasket 2015 Is Nearly Here: Who To Watch Out For

    CJ
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Europe’s premier basketball tournament, EuroBasket, is set to take place between September 5-20. The tournament is Europe’s biggest basketball event and is overseen by FIBA Europe. It will no doubt bring more attention to the sport within Europe, following on from the 2014 FIBA World Cup, which was hosted in Spain and was a huge success across the entire continent. It pulled in impressive audience figures who enjoyed the game both live and via television. The success of the World Cup showed that European nations are serious about developing their homegrown basketball talent.
  • adidas Unveils ‘Avengers’ Basketball Shoe Collection

    CJ
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:53 pm
    This summer, adidas has teamed up with Marvel Studios to introduce the limited edition Avengers basketball shoe collection. Drawing inspiration from comic book characters of the big screen, the retro collection pays homage to Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor from the blockbuster film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Design specs include colorways tailored to each superhero, icon graphics featured in the sockliner and the Avengers logo highlighted on the tongue. Captain America Displaying the hero’s signature red and white stripes with adidas’ three, this Crazy 97 blends a bold, blue…
  • Watch The Trailer For ‘Nowtizki: The Perfect Shot’

    CJ
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Thirteen-time All-Star, League MVP, Finals MVP, NBA Superstar Dirk Nowitzki is one of the greatest and most famous athletes of all time as the first non-American to lead his team to a NBA victory. Nowtizki: The Perfect Shot was produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Leopold Hoesch and features exclusive NBA footage and interviews with NBA legends such as Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd, Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban, David Stern, Don Nelson and former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt covering the incredible success story of Dirk Nowitzki, from second…
  • adidas Unveils D Lillard 1 PDX Carpet Edition

    CJ
    20 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    adidas and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard today unveiled a commemorative PDX Carpet inspired edition of the D Lillard 1 basketball shoe. Paying homage to Portland International Airport’s iconic teal print carpet, the shoe is a must have for fans of Damian and all things Portland. The PDX carpet pattern is printed across the shoe’s teal upper while the full-length adiprene+ midsole compliments a purple tonal snakeskin print on the heel, toecap and TECHFIT booty. The purple laces feature flecks of grey and “DAME” is printed on the right tongue while “#PDXCARPET” is…
 
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  • The best way to say goodbye to work: A one-man mini-hoop dunk contest

    Dan Devine
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    It's a Friday afternoon during the summer. You are trying to convince your boss (and perhaps even yourself) that you are doing meaningful work before you clock out for the weekend. Well, stop that. You and I both know that what you really want to do — what truly lives inside your soul, what you yearn for more than anything else — is to break free of your humdrum workaday lifestyle, cut loose and engulf your pre-happy-hour tedium in the white-hot hellfire of brutal slam dunks, all to the music of the spheres better known as the Quad City DJs' "Space Jam." This is your best office life, and…
  • Josh Huestis finally gets his deal: OKC signs D-League draft-and-stash for 4 years

    Dan Devine
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    One year after making the somewhat shocking decision to use the 29th pick in the first round of the 2014 draft on Josh Huestis, a lightly regarded prospect who may well have fallen out of the draft entirely if he hadn't agreed to become the NBA's first-ever "domestic draft-and-stash" player, the Oklahoma City Thunder have formally brought the Stanford swingman into the big-league fold. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] Huestis has signed a four-year contract to join the Thunder, according to RealGM's Shams Charania. It's evidently a garden-variety…
  • Nancy Lieberman to join Kings coaching staff, as time and progress march on

    Dan Devine
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Here's what the legendary Nancy Lieberman — a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer who has made her mark as a player, coach, executive and analyst over the course of a hoops career that has spanned five decades — told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck last summer, after the San Antonio Spurs made Becky Hammon the first woman hired as a full-time assistant coach in the history of major American men's sports: [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] Thirty-four years after rushing the gender barricades, Lieberman finds herself still trying to break though…
  • Josh Smith isn't Latrell Sprewell, clarifies 'harder on me' comment

    Ben Rohrbach
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Your browser does not support iframes. When Josh Smith kinda, sorta insinuated life would be more difficult playing on an NBA veteran minimum salary this season, the Internet's hot-take police naturally ran with the perceived Latrell Sprewellian angle. This was the quote that made the rounds after last week's press conference to introduce Smith, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play for the Clippers in 2015-16, his fourth team in just over two years: "At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family," he said. "So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I'm going…
  • Flip Saunders has no problem starting Kevin Garnett, and neither should you

    Ben Rohrbach
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    We can only imagine how Kevin Garnett will release his ridiculous energy once he eventually moves into a management role with the Minnesota Timberwolves, if only because he's unleashed it all over NBA courts for more than half his life now, but for the time being he remains a starter on a pro basketball team. In a wide-ranging interview with Grantland's Zach Lowe, Wolves coach/team president/part owner Flip Saunders confirmed his 39-year-old power forward/center/crazy person would be in the starting lineup. He’s gonna start. That’s who he is. KG is a starter. He’s the best power forward…
 
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  • DBB at Freep: Stan Van Gundy passes the Spider-Man test

    Sean Corp
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Patience, deference to GM shows Van Gundy trusts long-term plan, won't go for the quick fix. Today at the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Bad Boys discusses Stan Van Gundy's temperament and whether he can square wanting to win now as a coach with his need to think long term as president of basketball operations. While I didn't want to call anybody out in the Free Press, and I didn't want to get into the gory details, essentially the goal is to not pull a Doc Rivers in Los Angeles (signing vets that played well against your team years ago in the playoffs). Or, even worse, get so frustrated at…
  • Pistons News: Ben Wallace enjoying retirement; Detroit putting faith in youth movement

    Vincent Diringer
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Big Ben enjoyed a successful career in the NBA, his retirement seems to have followed the same note Ben Wallace talks remote control cars, past transgressions in interview Darvin Ham, Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince and many others contributed to SLAM's Yaron Weitzman's piece delving into Ben Wallace's playing past and current activities. The entire article is worth a read, and I cannot give it justice, so I strongly recommend you head over to SLAM and take it in. Here are some of the quotes that stood out. On versing Shaquille O'Neal in the 2004 NBA Finals: "Did I…
  • Josh Smith clarifies controversial remarks

    Sean Corp
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Smith says he was talking strictly about how length of Clippers deal, not amount will make it harder for his family. And I actually believe him. Josh Smith is attempting to undo the damage done last week when reports indicated he was going to have a hard time providing for his family after taking the $1.5 million veteran minimum to join the Los Angeles Clippers. Smith took to Derek Jeter's Players' Tribune to pen an essay on the whole situation and the media circus surrounding it. When a millionaire and a member of the 1 percent of the 1 percent seems to be crying poor, you can imagine the…
  • Van Gundy discusses losing Greg Monroe

    Jason Brunskowski
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    Stan Van Gundy joined Zach Lowe on Grantland's latest podcast and opened up about losing Greg Monroe. Stan Van Gundy is a busy man. Not only is he the Detroit Pistons coach, but he is also their president. His offseason involves transitioning immediately from coach to executive. However, he was a guest on Zach Lowe's Lowe Post podcast recently, and Van Gundy covered a large range of topics. With everything in the rear view mirror, Van Gundy was able to open up more than ever about the Greg Monroe situation. Below is a rough partial transcript of Van Gundy discussing Monroe, but every Pistons…
  • Pistons should try to sign Andre Drummond to an extension this year

    revken
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    While waiting until next summer will increase the cap space available to sign free agents, inking a long-term contract with center Andre Drummond should be a higher priority. With the Pistons’ 2015-16 roster filled to overflowing with holdovers, trade acquisitions, draft picks and both new and retained free agents, all President and Head Coach Stan Van Gundy has to do now is prepare for the coming basketball season. Nevertheless, there is a huge (6’-11" and 270 lbs., to be more exact) item still on his to-do list: negotiating a contract extension with franchise cornerstone Andre Drummond.
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  • Catching Up With Patrick Patterson At “Raptors Basketball Academy”

    Ryan McNeill
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Patrick Patterson took some time to talk with me about the moves Masai Ujiri made this summer, the starting power forward position being open, what areas of his game he has been working on this summer and what movies he's excited to watch this summer.
  • Lieberman Hired By Kings As NBA’s Second Female Assistant

    Associated Press
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Nancy Lieberman was hired by the Kings on Friday, joining Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs as another female NBA assistant coach.
  • Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson From 76ers

    Associated Press
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.
  • Clarkson Can Be The future Of The Lakers

    Ashley Wijangco
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    All teams go through it, a rebuilding period. It's inevitable, but the Lakers are fortunate enough to already have a player to lead them in such a time: Jordan Clarkson.
  • Nets Are Stuck In NBA Purgatory

    Tyler McKellips
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Many fans have been disappointed in the Brooklyn Nets’ mediocrity, but in four years, the same fans may be yearning for a run-of-the-mill season.
 
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  • What if New Orleans lost the Anthony Davis lottery?

    Chris Trew
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    Aside from a relocation or a rebrand to Angels, the worst case glad-that-didn’t-happen scenario for Crescent City basketball fans is that we didn’t get Anthony Davis. The good news is that Davis is here, in New Orleans, playing for the Pelicans.  But it’s the offseason and your body needs more Pelicans to digest. So we’ve got your back! This week’s Trew 2 the Game podcast answers the question – “What if New Orleans did not win the Anthony Davis lottery?” Special guest: Micheal McNamara. Stream the podcast right here at Bourbon Street Shots…
  • BSS Pelicans Off-Season Recap: Google Hangout Video Chat

    Mason Ginsberg
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Jake joined me via Google Hangout to talk about the New Orleans Pelicans’ off-season, other fun NBA-related topics, and even Jake’s upcoming celebrity bartending gig at Tracey’s this Wednesday. Enjoy!
  • On Conference Call With Anthony Davis

    Michael McNamara
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    Anthony Davis took 30 minutes out of his day to answer any and all questions from the media on everything from his contract to Monty’s departure, Gentry’s hiring, recruiting future free agents, and more. He was forthright in his answers and really didn’t hold anything back. More than anything, he sounded excited about the upcoming season and was universally optimistic about the direction that the team was heading. Davis spoke at length about a variety of subjects, including: The Organization – AD spoke several times about how much confidence he had in the organization…
  • Dancing with Anthony Davis

    Chris Trew
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The MVP of the Crescent City, the richest man in a New Orleans jersey, the future dominator of hung banners in Champions Square, Anthony Davis, could have added another trophy to his case this Summer. From TMZ Sports via the talented basketball stable over at DimeMag, we learned today that Anthony Davis turned down an offer to be on Dancing With The Stars for a very good reason which is, he cannot dance (the full DimeMag post is here). The video, here: The borderline-awkward ambush interview had other interesting tidbits from the Big Easy Basketball God, including Anthony Davis does not blow…
  • Where should the Pelicans D-League team be based?

    Chris Trew
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    [Listen to the latest episode of the Trew 2 the Game podcast for a playful overreaction to the Kendrick Perkins signing plus more D-League chat] The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are not only the D-League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, they are also the affiliate for the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, and ten other franchises. I’m no development league specialist, but I know that being one of thirteen is not special. The Austin Spurs? That’s special. What’s stopping the Pelicans from going all San Antonio (metaphorically) and establishing a D-League…
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  • Pelicans waive Toney Douglas

    Inside Hoops
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the team has waived point guard Toney Douglas. Douglas, 6-2, 185, appeared in 12 games for New Orleans during the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 assists in 14.8 minutes per game. Originally signed by the Pelicans on February 4, Douglas was waived on February 19 before subsequently re-signing [...]
  • Sixers trade Jason Thompson to Warriors for Gerald Wallace

    Inside Hoops
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for forward Gerald Wallace, the team announced today. As part of the deal, Philadelphia also receives cash and draft considerations. “We’re very happy to add Jason to our roster,” said Warriors General Manager Bob Myers. “He has a proven track record [...]
  • Kings hire Nancy Lieberman as assistant coach

    Inside Hoops
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The Sacramento Kings have hired Chad Iske as associate head coach and John Welch, Anthony Carter, and Nancy Lieberman as assistant coaches, according to Kings Vice President of Basketball and Franchise Operations Vlade Divac. Iske, Welch, Carter and Lieberman join Corliss Williamson and Vance Walberg on George Karl’s staff. Iske joins the Kings after the past [...]
  • Mavericks sign Jeremy Evans

    Inside Hoops
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Jeremy Evans. According to ESPN Dallas, the deal is a two-year veteran’s minimum contract with no option. Evans (6-9, 200) played his first five seasons in Utah (2010-15) where he averaged 3.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 10.8 minutes in 219 games (seven starts). He won [...]
  • Sixers sign Richaun Holmes

    Inside Hoops
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    The Philadelphia 76ers today announced they have signed rookie forward Richaun Holmes. Holmes appeared in all three games for the Sixers in the 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League, averaging 10 points and five rebounds in just 17 minutes per game. The 21-year-old spent his final three collegiate seasons at Bowling Green and was named Mid-American Conference Defensive [...]
 
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  • Sacramento Kings finalize coaching staff

    Aykis16
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Following yesterday's news that the Kings would be adding Nancy Lieberman to the coaching staff, the Sacramento Kings sent out a press release announcing all the new hires to the bench. Joining Lieberman are Chad Iske, John Welch and Anthony Carter.  Iske has been given the title of associate head coach, effectively making him Karl's #2.  Corliss Williamson and Vance Walberg remain the lone holdovers from last year's staff, with Williamson being the only person to stay on from Mike Malone's staff. Walberg was brought on soon after George Karl was hired. Most of these hires were…
  • The Truth Is Less Fun

    Greg Wissinger
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    We can argue about narratives all summer, and it'll be more fun that the truth. The Sacramento Kings have been a national punching bag this summer. Not because the national media hates Sacramento, but because the Kings are easy target right now. A national pundit can insert a dig at the Kings in lieu of analysis, or when they simply need a little extra filler for a piece on the Kings. It may not necessarily be deserved, but it's easy, and the truth is less fun. Kings fans have been overly defensive this summer. Not because the Kings are a shining example of how to run an organization, but…
  • Sacramento Kings to add Nancy Lieberman to coaching staff

    Aykis16
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    The Sacramento Kings will be making another addition to their coaching staff in the near future, this time of the progressive variety.  Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee reports that the Kings will be offering Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman a job on the staff and that Lieberman will accept.  Lieberman will become just the second female assistant in NBA history after Becky Hammon joined San Antonio's staff last season. There were rumors back in February when Karl was hired that Lieberman could be an addition, and she spent this past month helping out the Kings during Las Vegas…
  • Mark Cuban Applauds Rajon Rondo's Work Ethic

    Tony Xypteras
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    Grantland’s Zach Lowe had Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on his podcast yesterday, and among the many interesting topics those two discussed, Cuban had some particularly interesting comments in regards to current King and former Maverick point guard, Rajon Rondo. By all accounts, Rajon Rondo’s tenure in Dallas was an absolute disaster. He may or may not have quit on the team in the middle of their playoff series against the Houston Rockets last April. He certainly didn’t get along with his head coach, Rick Carlisle, and his time in Dallas was so toxic that the…
  • Sacramento Kings to waive Eric Moreland

    Aykis16
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    It appears that Eric Moreland's tenure with the Sacramento Kings is going to be short-lived.  According to a report from Real GM's Shams Charania, the Kings are expected to waive Moreland before his contract becomes guaranteed on August 1st.  Once Moreland is waived, there will be a 48 hour period in which any team can put a claim on him to try to pick him up.  Given that there was purported trade interest for Moreland this past summer, it'd be unsurprising if he was picked up. Moreland was signed to a two-year deal last season after a strong summer league in which he…
 
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  • Catching Up With Patrick Patterson At “Raptors Basketball Academy”

    Ryan McNeill
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Patrick Patterson took some time to talk with me about the moves Masai Ujiri made this summer, the starting power forward position being open, what areas of his game he has been working on this summer and what movies he's excited to watch this summer.
  • Lieberman Hired By Kings As NBA’s Second Female Assistant

    Associated Press
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Nancy Lieberman was hired by the Kings on Friday, joining Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs as another female NBA assistant coach.
  • Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson From 76ers

    Associated Press
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.
  • Clarkson Can Be The future Of The Lakers

    Ashley Wijangco
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    All teams go through it, a rebuilding period. It's inevitable, but the Lakers are fortunate enough to already have a player to lead them in such a time: Jordan Clarkson.
  • Nets Are Stuck In NBA Purgatory

    Tyler McKellips
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Many fans have been disappointed in the Brooklyn Nets’ mediocrity, but in four years, the same fans may be yearning for a run-of-the-mill season.
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  • The Blazers' New On-Court Approach

    Chris Lucia
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Blazer's Edge contributor Eric Griffith (aka "erastus25") joins the weekend edition of the podcast to discuss the potential evolution of the Blazers' offense, Wesley Matthews' recent comments on his free agency and Damian Lillard's busy summer plans. Blazer's Edge contributor Eric Griffith (aka "erastus25") joins the weekend edition of the podcast to discuss the potential evolution of the Blazers' offense, Wesley Matthews' recent comments on his free agency and Damian Lillard's busy summer plans. The direct .mp3 link of the podcast is here. You can subscribe to the Blazer's Edge Podcast us…
  • Portland Trail Blazers Pick Up Option on Allen Crabbe

    Dave Deckard
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    The Cal shooting guard will suit up for the Blazers for another year. Jabari Young of CSNNW reported this morning that the Portland Trail Blazers picked up the 2015-16 option on the contract of Allen Crabbe. Money quote: "It's always good to know that your [contract] is going to be guaranteed so it just makes you focus on continuing to work hard for the rest of the summer and get prepared for training camp," Crabbe told CSNNW.com on Friday. "I've got a clear mind just knowing that I'm going to be on the roster next year." Crabbe holds a career average of 3.0 ppg on 41.2% shooting in 11.9…
  • Anatomy of a Rebuild: A Look Back Through Recent NBA History

    evansclinchy
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:18 am
    The Trail Blazers are heading into a rebuilding phase. What lessons can they glean from other NBA teams that have tackled that challenge in recent memory? The road that lies ahead for the Trail Blazers is uncertain, perhaps a little unpleasant, and almost definitely not the one any of us would have opted for if given the choice. While following a rebuilding team can be interesting as a thought exercise, and maybe there are some who perversely enjoy it because it satisfies some strange predilection toward self-loathing, rooting for a rebuild generally isn't anyone's Plan A.That said, going…
  • Portland Trail Blazers Waive Brendan Haywood

    Dave Deckard
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The expensive center, acquired from Cleveland, will become a free agent. As expected, the Portland Trail Blazers waived center Brendan Haywood today. PORTLAND, Ore. (July 30, 2015) - The Portland Trail Blazers have waived center Brendan Haywood, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. Portland acquired Haywood, guard Mike Miller and two future second round draft picks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 27 in exchange for cash considerations. Haywood was scheduled to make $10.5 million next season but his contract was not guaranteed. The Blazers restore that…
  • Al-Farouq Aminu Promotes Basketball in Africa

    Dave Deckard
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    One of Portland's new forwards spreads goodwill and good hoops on another continent. Joe Freeman of the Oregonian has penned a nice article on Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu as Aminu heads to Africa to promote basketball and participate in basketball camps. In a sense, Aminu, who is visiting South Africa as part of the first NBA Africa Game, truly is returning to his homeland. Although he grew up in suburbs of Atlanta, Aminu's parents are native Nigerians and the Trail Blazers small forward has a strong connection with the culture and history of the world's second-largest…
 
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  • The Pacers’ Jordan Hill Was Arrested For Allegedly Doing 107 In A 65 MPH Zone

    Jamie Cooper
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    @MPetchenikWSB Pacers forward Jordan Hill was arrested and taken into custody Friday near Atlanta for allegedly driving 107 in a 65 mph zone. Local reporter Mike Petchenik of WBS News tweeted a video from the arresting officer’s dash cam that appears to show Hill’s Range Rover driving at high speed and his subsequent arrest. #NBA star Jordan Hill arrested for driving 107 mph on #GA400. On #wsbtv at 4:15, hear from a man who called 911. pic.twitter.com/fheXVNQSxO — MikePetchenikWSB (@MPetchenikWSB) July 31, 2015 Pacers president Larry Bird released the following statement on…
  • LeBron James Appears In The New Trailer For ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Season 2

    Bansky
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Initially, Starz series Survivor’s Remorse was touted as being “inspired by LeBron James.” Gradually, leading up to the series’ premiere his role was redefined, and eventually he was largely treated as a silent executive producer with a big name. Well, it looks like James will be more involved for season two, including making his first guest appearance on the show. The first season of Remorse had its ups and downs but was mostly an entertaining, funny and flashy six episode run. Mike Epps and Erica Ash were especially fun as main character Cam Calloway’s uncle…
  • Dwyane Wade Forecasted His NBA Legacy As A High School Senior

    Jordan White
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    USA TODAY Sports Take a quick minute and go find your high school yearbook from senior year. Come back, obviously, because otherwise you won’t find out the purpose of this exercise. If you don’t have your yearbook nearby – if you threw it away or if it’s at your parents’ house, whatever – that’s fine, just try and remember your answer to this question, the one that was inevitably asked in every yearbook ever: Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Most answers will, sadly, be off base. This could be because your life took a drastic turn shortly after high…
  • The Warriors Acquire Jason Thompson In A Trade With The Sixers

    Jordan White
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    USA TODAY Sports With free agency mostly over, there’s been little real news in the NBA lately, and that’s likely to continue until we get closer to the regular season…hey, wait a second an actual trade happened! The Golden State Warriors announced they’ve traded Gerald Wallace and draft and cap considerations to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Jason Thompson. OFFICIAL: #Warriors acquire F Jason Thompson (@jtthekid) from @Sixers in exchange for Gerald Wallace, cash & draft considerations. — Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) July 31, 2015 Before we…
  • The Knicks Have Signed Former Lakers Guard Sasha Vujacic

    Jack Winter
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Getty Image Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher enjoyed immense success with the Los Angeles Lakers during the early and late 2000s. Understandably, the New York Knicks’ president and coach are hoping to create a semblance of that winning culture in the Big Apple. It remains to be seen whether this latest development, however, will help them accomplish that goal. According to Shams Charania of Real GM, New York has signed former Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic to a one-year contract. The New York Knicks have reached agreement on a one-year deal with free agent guard Sasha Vujacic, league sources…
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  • Wes Edens talks arena deal and Bucks offseason, Chris Copeland officially signs, and Bucks get their summer grades

    Frank Madden
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Audio: Wes Edens talks arena deal, Bucks future, Kidd/Hammond dynamicWith an arena bill passed and his team's offseason activities more or less done (I mean...right?), co-owner Wes Edens joined Bill Michaels on Wednesday to talk all things Bucks. Not surprisingly, Edens was pleased with the broad bipartisan support for the final financing package passed by the Wisconsin state legislature on Tuesday, crediting the city, county, state and Sen. Herb Kohl for their willingness to work towards a compromise that worked for all parties. Among other points: Including an ice hockey…
  • Michael Carter-Williams earns Team USA mini-camp invite, but can he win the Bucks' long-term affection?

    Frank Madden
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    MCW is not *on* Team USA, but a chance to practice with the big boys next month could be helpful this coming season. Michael Carter-Williams is going back to Vegas. Fresh off supporting his Bucks summer league teammates in Sin City two weeks ago, Carter-Williams will be back in Vegas from August 11-13 to take part in Team USA's annual summer mini-camp, per ESPN's Marc Stein. To be clear, most of the 41 mini-camp participants are a long way from actually making the 12-man team that will represent the US at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, so don't expect MCW's camp invite to translate…
  • Wisconsin State Assembly resoundingly passes Bucks arena bill, 52-34

    Dan Sinclair
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill into law soon (!), leaving only city approval and county land deals remaining. Another huge step was taken down the road to a new arena in downtown Milwaukee today, as the Wisconsin State Assembly approved the financing deal passed by the State Senate two weeks ago by a resounding 52-34 margin. The final vote included 35 Republicans and 17 Democrats, clearing the way for Gov. Scott Walker to sign the historic bill and assure the Bucks' long-term future in Milwaukee. While the arena package must still pass a vote by the Milwaukee Common…
  • Jared Dudley dishes to Zach Lowe on Bucks' trade and the future in Milwaukee

    Frank Madden
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Jared Dudley has nothing but good things to say about his departure from Milwaukee -- though he's not sold on a big leap from the Bucks just yet. We should have known that it was only a matter of time before Jared Dudley offered his take on the trade that saw him shipped from Milwaukee to Washington, and like pretty much every other Dudley interview, his appearance on Zach Lowe's podcast on Friday did not disappoint. Like his first podcast with Lowe back in February, Dudley shot from the hip on a wide variety of topics -- including why he didn't opt out of his contract this summer,…
  • Bucks, Chris Copeland reportedly agree on one-year deal

    EricBuenning
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    After initial interest was reported two weeks ago and a face-to-face meeting occured on Tuesday, it appears as if the Bucks and Chris Copeland are on their way to joining forces, according to multiple reports. Source: Bucks & Chris Copeland have verbally agreed to a 1-year contract. Cope & Jason Kidd have a good relationship from Knicks teammates. — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 23, 2015 Free agent Chris Copeland has agreed on a one-year, $1.1-plus million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2015 We've…
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  • BREAKING: Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from 76ers for Gerald Wallace

    Sam Sorkin
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    After trading David Lee for Wallace this offseason, Golden State just swapped Wallace to get Sixers forward Jason Thompson. The Warriors have acquired forward Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for Gerald Wallace, cash and unknown draft picks. OFFICIAL: #Warriors acquire F Jason Thompson (@jtthekid) from @Sixers in exchange for Gerald Wallace, cash & draft considerations. — Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) July 31, 2015 Both Thompson and Wallace have now been traded twice this offseason. The 29-year-old Thompson was sent to Philadelphia by Sacramento in the insane Nik Stauskas…
  • Kevin Durant to the Warriors? We can always dream.

    Bram Kincheloe
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    With not much going on in the NBA off-season, it's time for some unrealistic fan fiction about Kevin Durant! Summer time is upon us. People are going to the beach, drinking beer, getting excited about the start of NFL training camps, watching baseball (sometimes? Maybe? Maybe not?), hopefully playing some croquet (shout-out to croquet), and wishing that the NBA would hurry up and come back soon. We are deep, deep in the only "off-season" the NBA has these days. Post Summer League, there's just really not that much basketball stuff going on. So, how shall we pass the time? By writing some…
  • What would it take for the Warriors to land Kevin Durant in 2015 sign-and-trade?

    Chris Faulkner
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Tim Kawakami at Talking Points takes a look at what it might take for the Golden State Warriors to land Kevin Durant in 2016 free agency. There's no way the Warriors can find the approximate $25 million it would take to sign him straight up, so Kawakami looks at a sign-and-trade scenario: Let's be clear and blunt: Any Warriors sign-and-trade offer for Durant would have to start with Harrison Barnes. It'd just have to-he plays the same position, he's young and somebody I'd imagine OKC wouldn't mind in any deal. But obviously that'd just be a tiny part of it; the Warriors would have to add much…
  • Golden State Warriors 2014-15 season review: How Steph Curry took over the NBA Universe

    AndrewFlohr
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    As the stars aligned for the Golden State Warriors in 2015, sharp shooting superstar Stephen Curry shined brightest of them all. I was extremely excited to be able to review the 2014-2015 NBA season of Wardell Stephen Curry Jr. What seemed like a rather easy task due to the laundry list of Curry's accomplishments this season quickly turned into quite possibly the hardest piece I have had to write to date. Make no mistake: this article is not about me, but before I jump head first off the high dive into his season I just wanted to mention that I was fortunate enough to witness some of Curry's…
  • How do you feel about Luke Walton replacing Alvin Gentry?

    Nate Parham
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:39 am
    GSoM community member LOVEMEORSPEIGHTSME posted a poll the other day to gauge how people felt about the news that Luke Walton would be taking Alvin Gentry's spot on the Golden State Warriors' coaching staff this coming season. What is your overall reaction to Luke Walton being the assistant coach? Does he inspire confidence in you? Can he adjust on the fly as quickly as Alvin Gentry could? Is Luke in fact in his last year with the Warriors, soon to be a head coach of his own team? As of this morning, most of those voting are trusting the move even if nobody is overly ecstatic about it. What…
 
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  • How Derrick Rose and the Bulls were affected by rest last year

    slowmotion
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    a new advanced metric shows a significant difference A consistent storyline during last season (and seasons prior) was rest given to the Bulls and how they performed as a result. Ian Levy over at Nylon Calculus spells it out: The Bulls were outscored by 3.2 points per 100 possessions on back-to-backs, about the same as the Brooklyn Nets' scoring margin last season. One two days of rest, they outscored opponents by 9.7 points per 100 possessions, a margin that would have ranked second in the league behind the Golden State Warriors across the entire season. So at team level, two days of…
  • Doug McDermott not just an outside threat

    Chris Faulkner
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Doug McDermott didn't have a great Summer League in the ways of perimeter shooting, but he made up for the dry spell from outside by taking the traditional approach to basketball: going to the rim. Terry Scaletta at Today's Fastbreak has a detailed account of what we're starting to see from young Doug, including the rim attacking we've talked about: What McDermott showed was an ability to score around the rim. His outside shot was bad, but he was remarkably effective getting to the rim. Based on a review of play-by-play data, he was only 18-of-48 (37.5 percent) on jumpers. However, on shots…
  • Were Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose actually feuding in the Bulls elimination game?

    Chris Terzic
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    the Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler "Beef" Is bullshit The way in which the Chicago Bulls' season ended was, well, frustrating. It was the culmination of a season-long game of chicken. And to top it all off, losing at the hands of their arch-rival -- LeBron James -- couldn't have been more appropriate. That 94-73 Game 6 loss stunk. It was miserable and hopeless and a disaster. Anyone who watched the 2014-15 Bulls closely knew they were about as bipolar as a basketball team could possibly be, but the season couldn't have ended on uglier terms. But what took place during that Game 6 loss at the…
  • What Happened to the Bulls' Defense Last Year?

    TheHungarianJordan
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    One of the most puzzling aspects of the 2014-15 Bulls was that the team went from an elite defense to a mediocre one. Ex-Coach Tom Thibodeau always won games via a stout defense - his Bulls teams ranked 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 2nd in defensive rating before plummeting to 11th last year. So what happened? The Good Important parts of the Bulls defense were still great last year. Looking at Thibodeau's time creating defenses as an assistant or head coach, there were always certain bedrock principles that were ingrained in his teams: 1. Do not let teams shoot 3's at any cost 2. Don't foul 3.
  • Mike Wilhelm, Chicago's Behind the Scenes Assistant Coach

    TheHungarianJordan
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Mike Wilhelm is the assistant coach you should probably know by now but have almost certainly never heard of. It is nothing short of amazing how long he has lasted in an organization that gets rid of coaches more frequently than a typical Game of Thrones book. Wilhelm started his tenure as a Bulls advance scout as part of Bill Cartwright's staff in the 2002-03 season. That was so long ago that current head coach Fred Hoiberg was still a player for the Chicago Bulls! Wilhelm made it through the Cartwright, Skiles, Boylen, Del Negro, and Thibodeau eras and was the only assistant that Hoiberg…
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  • Jordan Hill arrested for reckless driving

    C. Cooper
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Newcomer Jordan Hill is facing reckless driving charges after exceeding speeds of 100 mph in Atlanta, Georgia. Jordan Hill's tenure with the Indiana Pacers is off to a rocky start. Per the team's official release, Hill was arrested for reckless driving while in Atlanta: "We have been informed Jordan was arrested for allegedly reckless driving in Atlanta, Georgia. It is obvious we don't condone this. We will address this with Jordan. This is a major concern of safety, not just for Jordan, but for others." Hill was allegedly exceeding speeds of 100 mph in his Range Rover when several…
  • Glenn Robinson III, Pacers agree to three-year deal

    C. Cooper
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Indiana's youth movement continues. Gary, Indiana product Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a three-year deal with the Indiana Pacers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Free agent Glenn Robinson has reached agreement on a three-year deal with the Pacers, agents Austin Brown and Aaron Mintz of CAA tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 25, 2015 The 6-foot-7 wing out of the University of Michigan was selected 40th overall by the Timberwolves in the 2014 NBA Draft. Robinson's tenure in Minnesota was brief, having appeared in just 25 games before being waived to make room…
  • Pacers acquire Rakeem Christmas: Immediate Reactions

    Jesse-Smith
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Pacers trade for rookie forward Rakeem Christmas. As reported earlier, the Indiana Pacers have acquired Forward Rakeem Christmas from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Christmas last played for Syracuse as a senior in college.  He averaged 17.5 points per game (Second in the ACC in conference play), boasted a career 56 percent line over his college career and was second in the conference in blocks per game with 2.5. My immediate reaction is....why hello there.  What's not to like about him?  Christmas stands at 6'9 and weighs in at 250 pounds.  The Pacers were looking for more…
  • Christmas comes early for Indiana Pacers

    C. Cooper
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    The Indiana Pacers and former Syracuse center Rakeem Christmas have reportedly agreed to a four-year deal. The Indiana Pacers have acquired 6-foot-9 forward Rakeem Christmas, the 36th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the Lakers' 2019 second-round draft pick owned by Indiana, the Pacers announced Thursday: "We really liked Rakeem when he came in for pre-draft workouts," said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. "He is a solid player who was a contributor all four years at Syracuse and we look forward to having him on…
  • Get to know Myles Turner on Facebook

    Tom Lewis
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Pacers rookie big man is launching a Facebook page which will give fans a chance to learn more about the big man from Texas who hasn't been a man very long. Did you know that when Myles Turner was born (wayyy back in 1996), his parents sent out a birth announcement which included "First Round Draft Pick" before his name? You can learn about that and more about Turner's fast track to being the Pacers' top pick at just 19 when the rook launches his Facebook page on Wednesday at 10am ET in an effort to further connect with fans all over the world. Turner has been a pleasant surprise…
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  • Marcus Morris tweets brother Markieff Morris "won't be there for long" with Phoenix Suns

    Dave King
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    You know how it is. You get on a rant, and then your social media followers push it to a whole new level. There's a reason most celebrities don't engage their followers on twitter or any other social media. When you engage thousands of people at once, you're bound to get your buttons pushed by at least a few of them. Yesterday, Marcus Morris felt the itch to tweak Suns fans with a few choice comments. I'm blocking most of the Suns fans on my timeline most of them bandwagon any way . I still got love for some #foe — Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) July 31, 2015 Lol why everybody tweeting me has…
  • Marcus Morris still upset with Suns

    Jim Coughenour
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Marcus Morris is still upset with the clowns that traded him. Hurt feelings are somewhat normal, and usually inconsequential, from a traded player, but factoring in the relationship with his brother, Markieff, I hope the ire isn't poisoning the well. In what has become the norm in the twitterverse... last night intelligent people were tweeting intelligent things. I know that's where I go for scintillating conversation. A particularly poignant exchange between a current and ex Sun was brought to my attention this morning. Here is what the erudite duo came up with... @A1Laflare10 u killed in…
  • Suns Swag: 5 of the rarest Phoenix Suns items for sale on eBay

    Keith M. Scheessele
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Phoenix Suns items for sale on eBay you've never seen before. Connie Hawkins Prototype Game Issued Jersey Our first entry into the rebirth of Suns Swag is an ultra rare one. From the seller: "In their early years, the Suns' first two major stars were Gail Goodrich and the High Flyin' Hawk. The team's uniforms were made by a somewhat obscure company called Spanjian. However, most of the major uniform manufacturers wanted to secure the Phoenix Suns as a client. Through all this lobbying, Sand Knit submitted this particular garment. It was prepared for Connie Hawkins (because of his popularity…
  • Phoenix Suns promote Bubba Burrage, hire Courtney Witte to run scouting department

    Dave King
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Over the past two years, the Phoenix Suns have changed the structure of their basketball operations department, starting with new GM Ryan McDonough and two do-it-all Assistant GMs in Pat Connelly and Trevor Bukstein. Now, Ryan and the Assistant GMs have shuffled the deck around them as Lon Babby takes a step back to a Senior Advisor role. Bubba Burrage has been promoted to Director of Player Personnel, to replace John Treloar, while Courtney Witte was hired as Director of Scouting (new title in Suns org) and Antonio Williams was added as a scout. Pat Connelly explained the difference between…
  • Top Ten 7SOL Moments, #1: Goran Dragic Slays the Spurs

    rollin j. mason
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    We have reached the end of the countdown. Flame on, you crazy Dragon. We here at Bright Side of the Sun will be kicking off our summertime Throwback Thursday series a bit early as we pay homage to the great Seven Seconds or Less era of the Phoenix Suns in light of the recent retirement of legendary maestro Steve Nash. Join us every Thursday as we count down the top ten moments of high-octane glory from Nash's return to the desert in 2004 to their final playoff run in 2010. And yes, the Shaquille O'Neal chapter will properly omitted. Check out the previous installments here: 10.
 
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  • The Danger of Potential

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    First thing’s first. Rejoice!   This is an incredible time in Timberwolves history. For the first time, the Twolves received the #1 pick in the draft. And, for one of the few times in the last decade, they actually used it to take a player that most everyone considers to be not only solid, but rock solid. Take a moment to realize once again that the Twolves currently have the last three #1 overall draft selections on their roster. That’s crazy!   Let me repeat that.   It’s REALLY crazy! While the first of those picks, the one NOT known as “Maple Jordan” nor…
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Bring No. 1 Overall Pick Karl Anthony-Towns To Las Vegas Summer League

    Joe Webb
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves will head into the Las Vegas Summer League beginning on July 10 with the No. 1 overall pick Karl Anthony-Towns out of Kentucky. Towns was named SEC Freshman of the Year, en route to also being named First-Team All-SEC, and was high school’s Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2014. In 21.1 minutes per game, Towns averaged 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.3 blocks during his freshman campaign as a Wildcat. 2015 NCAA Tournament Champion Tyus Jones out of Duke will also headline the Timberwolves’ summer roster. The Timberwolves acquired Jones on a…
  • Bennett Back on the Move

    TWolves Blog Staff
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Anthony Bennett’s time in Minnesota could be set to come to an end after just one season, with the former number-one draft set to leave the Timberwolves during the offseason. On the back of a dismal season for both Bennett and Minnesota, the arrival of a new number-one draft selection in the shape of Kentucky sensation Karl-Anthony Towns, the 2013 top pick appears set to be packing his bags again and leaving the Gopher State. There won’t be many Timberwolves fans overly upset at the thought of losing the 22-year-old. Having brought Bennett to Minnesota last summer alongside…
  • Brooklyn May See Influx Of Minnesota Timberwolves Fans During NBA Draft

    Joe Webb
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:00 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves will be drafting a member of their frontcourt when the NBA Draft begins at the Barclays Center on June 25. The debate is mainly between Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke center Jahlil Okafor. While Okafor is predicted to have an immediate impact for whichever team drafts him, Towns is the player with the most potential, one that can alter a franchise’s trajectory for the long haul. Timberwolves fans can see the franchise get another crack at turning things around by attending the Barclays Center on the 25th. Hipmunk.com has flights to and from Brooklyn…
  • ’14-’15 Review Part 2: Return of Flip a Test of Patience for Wolves Faithful

    wallyworld
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Yesterday we went through part 1 of our season recap which discussed players individually and future concerns surrounding player health. Today we will go broader and discuss the front-office and coaching-related events of this last season and how it might impact the Wolves moving forward. Please be aware that this piece is not going to be overly, um, rosy. Continuing from where we left off yesterday, aside from Rubio, Wiggins, potentially a small group of others, and whatever player the Wolves select in the draft, big questions remain in terms of who will be a part of the future moving…
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  • Open Thread: Bradley Beal plays at NBA Africa Game

    Jake Whitacre
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:29 am
    Bradley Beal is one of several NBA players participating in the 2015 NBA Africa game in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday. Here are the rosters for today's exhibition game: Team Africa Team World Luol Deng Chris Paul Al-Farouq Aminu Bradley Beal Giannis Antetokounmpo Trey Burke Nicolas Batum Kenneth Faried Bismack Biyombo Pau Gasol Boris Diaw Marc Gasol Gorgui Dieng Jeff Green Festus Ezeli Marcus Smart Serge Ibaka Evan Turner Luc Mbah a Moute Nikola Vucevic Nazr Mohammed Today's game starts at 9 am on ESPN. If you miss the initial airing, NBA TV will re-broadcast the game at 1 pm, ESPN 2…
  • Top stories of the week: The Mystics' win streak, Team USA mini-camp, Wall's new tattoo, Humphries' crib, and Beal's trip to Africa

    Albert Lee
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Things are going well in Washington this summer, and that puts a smile on Ted Leonsis' face. We're almost at the end of July, and it's still muggy as hell in the nation's capital. Here are some of the main storylines as we head toward August. 1. The Mystics blow out the Storm, 87-74 on Wednesday, have the WNBA's longest current winning streak I was stretching things a bit when I called this game a "trap game" for the Mystics on Monday. But the Storm has the most notable player/State Farm Agent on the court with Sue Bird, and former long-time Mystic Crystal Langhorne visits her old stomping…
  • Translating Kevin Durant's very cryptic, very subliminal battery emoji tweet

    Jake Whitacre
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    Late on Thursday night, Kevin Durant dropped an interesting tweet on the masses: — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 31, 2015 Most people assumed the battery emoji tweet was in reference to Drake's recent diss track "Charged Up" about Meek Mill. Durant has long been a Drake fan, so it's not surprising to see Durant show some support for one of his favorite artists. The only thing less surprising than KD showing some love for Drake would be using social media to cryptically advance his #KD2DC agenda, and that appears to be exactly what Kevin Durant is up to once again. Consider the…
  • Podcast: Debating Gilbert Arenas, Dreaming about Kevin Durant

    BF Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    We asked you to give us some questions for a new episode of the Bullets Forever Podcast and all of you went above and beyond to give Mike Sykes, Akbar Naqvi and Jake Whitacre plenty to discuss on this episode. We weren't able to get to all the questions that were submitted this week (we plan on tackling more in a future podcast) but in the meantime, this week's podcast features plenty of discussion on the following: Would you rather build around 2006 Gilbert Arenas or 2015 James Harden? What can we expect from Bradley Beal's extension talks? What would you do to lure Kevin Durant to the…
  • John Wall undecided on whether to attend the USA Basketball mini-camp

    Albert Lee
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    The Wizards' franchise player is not sure as to whether to attend USA Basketball's minicamp for the 2016 Olympic Games, according to reports. The USA Basketball Men's National Team will hold a mini-camp from August 11 to 13 at UNLV in Las Vegas. Most of the best American players will attend, even if they can't play due to injury. Attendance in the mini-camp is a virtual prerequisite toward being in consideration for the 2016 Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro. Among those on the Wizards' roster, John Wall and Bradley Beal have the best chance to make the team. Beal indicated earlier this week…
 
 
 
 
 
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  • High-flying Jeremy Evans brings back the vertical threat to Dallas

    Bobby Karalla
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Jeremy Evans 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion HighlightsJeremy Evans won the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, defeating Houston's Chase Budinger in a tight race. For as much attention being paid to floor spacing in today’s NBA, one element of stretching a defense has gone somewhat unnoticed: verticality. Jeremy Evans Slam Dunk GalleryView photos of Jeremy Evans’ slam dunks!View GalleryView More GalleriesThat might not be so, at least, with Steve Kerr, Erik Spoelstra, and surely other coaches, who do not underestimate the effect big men with long arms and impressive verticals have on…
  • Mavericks sign forward Jeremy Evans

    Arya Ahmadi
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:14 pm
    DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Jeremy Evans. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Evans (6-9, 200) played his first five seasons in Utah (2010-15) where he averaged 3.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 10.8 minutes in 219 games (seven starts). He won the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in 2012. A native of Crossett, Ark., Evans played four seasons at Western Kentucky University. As a senior, he averaged 10.0 points and 6.9 rebounds in 34 games. He is the Hilltoppers’ all-time leader in blocks with 224. Evans…
  • Mavs sign pick-and-roll threat Salah Mejri

    Bobby Karalla
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    After spending two seasons with Real Madrid, perhaps the best team in the world outside of the NBA, center Salah Mejri has agreed to a contract with the Mavericks. The 7′ 1″, 245 pound 29-year-old is the first Tunisian player in the NBA and was the first Arabic player in general to play in the Spanish ACB League, widely considered the second-best basketball league on the planet. He averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds last season with Real Madrid, including 5.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in eight Euroleague games. He and his club won the “triple crown” of European…
  • Mavericks sign Jamil Wilson and Brandon Ashley

    Arya Ahmadi
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forwards Jamil Wilson and Brandon Ashley. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Wilson (6-7, 230) spent the 2014-15 season with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League. In 41 games (23 starts) for the Jam, he averaged 10.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 block in 26.2 minutes. The Milwaukee native played his final three seasons of college basketball at Marquette University (2011-14) where, as a senior, he averaged 11.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 32 games. Ashley (6-9, 230)…
  • Mavs sign forwards Jamil Wilson and Brandon Ashley

    Bobby Karalla
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    The Mavs have signed versatile forward Jamil Wilson and sweet-shooting power forward Brandon Ashley to contracts. Let’s take a look and see what they can bring to the team. JAMIL WILSON There are two types of words to describe NBA players. One group consists of skills: smooth, athletic, bouncy, quick, strong. The other is made up of words used to signify gravity or status: legendary, warrior, killer instinct, dominant. But those lists are not all-inclusive. New Maverick Jamil Wilson is athletic and bouncy, sure, but he’s another thing, too: switchable. That’s the word his…
 
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  • Nuggets Sign Emmanuel Mudiay

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The Denver Nuggets have signed guard Emmanuel Mudiay to a multi-year contract, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
  • Faried in Africa Q&A

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is currently taking part in Basketball Without Borders in Johannesburg, South Africa. He will play for Team World in the first-even NBA Africa Game at Ellis Park Arena on August 1 at 7am MST.
  • 4th Annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    The 4th Annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive Presented by IHOP and KeyBank will be held at Pepsi Center on Saturday, August 29 from 9 AM to Noon in the Rav 4 Parking Lot. Event co-founders, Kroenke Sports Charities and A Precious Child, invite the public to support underprivileged children in their desire to participate in sports by donating new and gently-used sports equipment and monetary donations to benefit A Precious Child’s giveSPORTS program.
  • Hoodie Reps the Nuggets

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Prior to his performing his set at the Boys of Zummer Tour last night, Hoodie Allen tweeted to the Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets to ask which team he should support on stage. The @Nuggets Twitter account responded.
  • Nuggets Sign Nikola Jokić

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:16 am
    DENVER, July 28, 2015 – The Denver Nuggets have signed center Nikola Jokić to a multi-year contract, General Manager and
 
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    Houston Rockets

  • RPD's Blog From China

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    DAY ONE
  • 拉斯维加斯夏季联赛

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    火箭将与另外23只球队一起参加在托马斯&马克中心球馆和内华达大学的Cox Pavilion球馆举行的拉斯维加斯夏季联赛。从7月10-14日每支球队至少参加三轮循环赛,至少打5场比赛。20日决出冠军。
  • 火箭重新签回贝弗利

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    休斯顿 – 休斯顿火箭队总经理莫雷今日宣布球队已经同自由球员帕特里克-贝弗利再次签约。
  • Rockets Sign Marcus Thornton

    25 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed free age
  • 火箭队与克雷-布鲁尔再次签约

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    休斯顿 –休斯顿火箭队总经理莫雷今日宣布火箭队已经与克雷-布鲁尔再次签约,期限数年。
 
 
 
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  • The Knicks will be faster next year

    knicksdefense
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    The addition of this guy guarantees it: If Calderon doesn’t come back full speed in November (he was hobbled much of the second half of the season in case you quit watching), I would expect 4-years of college traingle royalty in Jerian Grant. He’s the 6’5″ point guard nephew of Horace Grant, of Chicago Bulls dynasty. So we have Derrick Williams, Jerian Grant and Aaron Afflalo as the shooting guard. The Afflalo signing assures decreased minutes for Langston Galloway, a d-league all star who started last season and was the Knicks’ only award-winner during the…
  • New Team, Did Phil and Steve Do Well?

    knicksdefense
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    I put Mills in the title because by all accounts, it seems as he is doing the heavy lifting and may in fact serve as the mediator between the success of Phil and the petulance of the owner. We have ourselves a new roster. Yes we struck out on the big names. People are saying they failed in that respect. I think the Knicks might be fun to watch this year. Much depends on Melo, the coach and how well the new players blend in chemistry-wise. We weren’t going anywhere with Tyson Chandler (neither did Dallas) so I welcome Robin Lopez and his workman game. We weren’t going anywhere with…
  • The Knicks signed Derrick Williams for $10 million over 2 years

    knicksdefense
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Derrick Williams is 6’8″, 240lbs, a high-riser that was drafted 2nd overall back in 2011.
  • Does Thanasis Factor into the Draft?

    knicksdefense
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:03 am
    As either a roster player next season or as a trade chip for perhaps a second-rounder? Note that Langston Galloway is in many of these highlights. Funny how salary cap could have prevented Thanasis from seeing any real NBA time last year but Langston got plenty of time to shine. Maybe Phil didn’t want to show the rest of the league how bad Thanasis is on offense, or how good Thanasis is on defense. At this point in the game of NBA Draft 2015, I know they’ve had Mudiay in and they plan to bring in many other new rookies for questioning. The Knicks are a mess, they only have 31 year…
  • Should they get this guy?

    knicksdefense
    26 May 2015 | 7:24 am
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    ValleyoftheSuns.com

  • Suns Column: A Farewell To Marcus Morris

    Gerald Bourguet
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    “At the same time it’s a business, so forget Phoenix,” Marcus Morris said at his introductory press conference with the Detroit Pistons a few weeks ago. “For them to trade me... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Recapping Marcus Morris’ Busy Day On The Internet

    Scott Chasen
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Ah the internet. The internet is a magical place where anonymous ‘heroes‘ can interact with others, in what is always a wonderful, welcoming atmosphere (sarcasm font). And when it comes... [[ 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

  • 3AM Writing: Starting Lineups Don’t Matter

    Zarar Siddiqi
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    The importance of the starting lineup is overblown. In a league which is becoming increasingly fluid and where positions are harder to define, where permutation of lineups change the style of play many times during each game, the concept of your starters defining your team is archaic. I’m writing this in the context of the recent power forward debate (if you can call it that) of whether Patrick Patterson should start ahead of Luis Scola, as Dwane Casey had hinted that Patterson is best suited to come off the bench. The biggest benefit of having a set starting lineup is predictability.
  • Raptors Announce Rex Kalamian, Andy Greer and Jerry Stackhouse as Assistant Coaches

    Sam Holako
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    The new-look, small-ball, defensive-minded team that Ujiri has been constructing this off-season now has the bench crew to give Casey the support he lacked during the playoffs. Most notable, Rex Kalamian, who is coming off six seasons with the Thunder (the last two as lead assistant). Having been part of OKC’s great run the last few years, he brings credibility and understanding of what a winning program looks like. If nothing else, having had worked with the likes of Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka et al, gives him instant credibility as an elite talent manager. Andy Greer spent the last 5…
  • WINTER IS COMING: Questions and Expectations for the Raptors’ Reboot

    Michael Holian
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    With the August long weekend on deck, two things are certain. Many of us are contemplating whether to use a last minute excuse to book Friday off. I say go for it, most of us deserve an extended vacation. On the downside, the Civic Holiday also serves as a reminder that the dog days of the NBA offseason are in full swing. Here’s to all of us getting a chance to kick our feet up. Each of these days off can work in our favour, though. Never being able to forget the way the season ended is one thing, but the slow process to something resembling forgiveness can be achieved. The Draft, Free…
  • If Vince Carter is inducted into the Hall of Fame, what team does he choose to represent?

    forumcrew
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    Raptors, Nets or another team? Discuss The post If Vince Carter is inducted into the Hall of Fame, what team does he choose to represent? appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • Report: Nicolas Batum’s People say Nicolas Batum Wants to Play in Toronto

    Zarar Siddiqi
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    In today’s Grantland column, there’s an interesting note about Nicolas Batum and his desire to play in Toronto: “Batum is an impending unrestricted free agent on a borderline playoff team, diving into an unprecedented cap frenzy in which two-dozen suitors could offer $20 million per season. Batum’s people have already made noise about how much Batum would like to play in Toronto, a city that appeals to his international roots, per several league sources. He is a flight risk, even though both Cho and Chad Buchanan, the team’s assistant GM, know Batum well from their days…
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    Hoopfeed.com

  • Stephanie Mavunga transfers to Ohio State, All-ACC center last of heralded UNC class to go

    Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:08 pm
    THE Ohio State University ! ?????? #Blessed ???? pic.twitter.com/oXVboYhZao — Princess StephMav ? (@SMavunga_23) August 1, 2015 Former North Carolina player Stephanie Mavunga, an All-ACC forward, has transferred to Ohio State. Her departure from UNC completed the exit of the entire Tar Heel top-rated 2013 class that included Allisha Gray, Jessica Washington and Diamond DeShields, who left the program after her freshman year. Mavunga was also a member of the silver-medal 2015 U.S. Pan American women’s basketball team. She will have to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules. She…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-30-2015

    C. Coward
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:43 am
    Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-29-2015 http://t.co/nJS17SavRp #ncaaw #wnba #fiba -> Dishin & Swishin 07/29 Podcast: Maya Moore talks Big Syl, All-Star, her new Air Jordans & more (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/lvnANxSN1z #wnba -> Fever beat New York for second win in as many nights (IndyStar) http://t.co/tYqW9K4JOB #wnba -> Sporting a new look, Lynx fend off the Sparks (StarTribune) http://t.co/cVMs4MwU8p #wnba -> Fowles makes debut, Moore makes sure Lynx win (StarTribune) http://t.co/SYfK2Lh5b8 #wnba -> Players off the bench help…
  • Phoenix overcomes halftime deficit to take down the Shock in Tulsa, 78-66

    Staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    The Phoenix Mercury (11-7) fought back from a halftime deficit to defeat the Tulsa Shock, 78-66, Thursday night at the BOK Center in front of 4,637 fans. After a slow start, the Shock (10-9) led Phoenix after the first quarter, 16-13. The Shock missed its first nine shots of the game. Center Courtney Paris scored the first bucket with a lay-up at the 4:54 mark of the first quarter. Tulsa shot 5-for-25 in the quarter. The Shock had 40-31 advantage going into the break. However, the Mercury outscored the Shock 24-13 in the third quarter to take the lead, 55-53, heading into the last quarter.
  • All-Star game viewership increases by double-digit percentage compared to 2014 broadcast on ESPN

    Staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The 2015 WNBA All-Star Game 2015 broadcast on ABC delivered double-digit viewership increases over last year’s telecast on ESPN. According to the network: The 2015 All-Star Game delivered a 23 percent viewership increase over 2014 (when it aired on ESPN), with an average of 583,000 viewers and peaked from 5 – 5:30 p.m. with 671,000 viewers. The top five markets for the 2015 All-Star Game were: Louisville, Hartford-New Haven, Kansas City, Richmond and Raleigh-Durham. ESPN is majority owned by ABC’s corporate parent, the Walt Disney Company. The West beat the East, 117-112 in…
  • Adidas becomes an official partner of Pac-12

    Staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Pac-12 Conference and Adidas announced a three-year partnership. The company becomes the official apparel and footwear partner of the conference, all Pac-12 Championship events and the weekly Pac-12 Sports Report broadcast. We are thrilled to reach a strategic partnership with such an iconic company that shares our passion for innovation,” said Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. “As they do with athletes around the world, adidas will now help support Pac-12 student-athletes by improving their championship events and bolstering our coverage of their success on Pac-12 Networks.” The…
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    Sheridan Hoops

  • Fantasy Spin: Early, All-Day & Evening MLB Contests On Saturday

    Kent Williams
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:08 am
    With real life “interfering” on a holiday weekend in Canada, here’s an earlier-than-usual preview of today’s baseball DFS. All-Day and 3-game Early contests at DraftKings close at 1:07 Eastern. There’s also Late play (8:05; 2 games) but our focus is on the largest GPPs at 7:05, spanning 12 games. Brilliant in three straight shutouts, Clayton Kershaw $14500 has now been scratched twice this week with a “minor” hip/glute issue; that’s a daunting price for anyone, even at 100%. If you are playing only in the evening, that avoids the tough choice of…
  • Tweet of the Night: Marcus Morris still upset with the Phoenix Suns, ready to block its heckling fans

    James Park
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Back in early July, the Phoenix Suns decided to trade Marcus Morris to the Detroit Pistons. Morris expressed early on that he was unhappy about being traded away from his brother Markieff Morris without consent, and it appears as though the negative sentiment isn’t going to change any time soon. During a twitter conversation with Archie Goodwin early Friday, Morris used the word “clowns” to describe the Suns organization, prompting many negative reactions from fans. Having seen enough, Morris decided to get defensive and promised to block most of those followers:  …
  • Stoudemire’s Historic Pay Cut is Biggest of Offseason

    Chris Bernucca
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Amar’e Stoudemire moved into very exclusive company this summer. By accepting the veteran’s minimum of $1.5 million in signing as a free agent with the Miami Heat, Stoudemire became just the second player in NBA history to take a $20 million pay cut. Last season, Stoudemire was on the books for $23,410,000, the final season of the five-year deal worth about $100 million he signed with the New York Knicks in 2010. That was the summer that the Knicks tried to position themselves to land LeBron James but did not, signing Stoudemire as a consolation prize. In February, the Knicks…
  • Fantasy Spin: Check Lineups & Follow Breaking News On MLB Trade Deadline Day

    Kent Williams
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    It has been a very busy week off the diamond. Huge trades like David Price to the Jays, minor deals involving several more players and until 4:00 Eastern today, many last-minute moves are possible. This has a considerable impact on DFS, so it’s vitally important to make sure your guys are actually starting. Enter early, before the best contests fill, then make any necessary lineup changes as close to game time as possible. DraftKings offers Late action (9:35, 2 games) and Turbo play (8:05, 6 games) but today’s sample lineup and Short List cover 15-game evening…
  • Tweet of the Night: NBA players react to Meek Mill’s diss record against Drake

    James Park
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    So apparently, there has been an ongoing feud between well-known rappers Meek Mill and Drake over the past couple of weeks. You can read more about it here, but the gist of it is what you’d assume from a situation like this: one rapper calls out the other, said other rapper responds and it goes back and forth with other relevant characters involved. On Thursday, Mill released a diss track against Drake as a response to this track, and plenty of NBA players who are aware of the full story got on twitter to react accordingly. Based on the reactions (admittedly, I’m not really in…
 
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    Peachtree Hoops - All Posts

  • Mike Scott tells police all drugs were his at arrest

    Harry Lyles Jr.
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:27 pm
    The forward told police that the drugs involved in his traffic stop belonged to him. Mike Scott, arrested Thursday morning in Banks County, told police that all the marijuana and MDMA seized from the car were his, and not those of his younger brother Antonn, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mike Scott and his brother Antonn were arrested after a traffic stop in Banks County. According to the AJC, the two were bonded out Thursday. Mike Scott was charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of Schedule I drug, while his brother, Antonn, was charged with fleeing and…
  • Mike Scott facing felony drug charges, per report

    Harry Lyles Jr.
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Mike Scott is facing drug charges after a vehicle that he was a passenger in failed to yield to officers in Banks County, per report. Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott is reportedly facing felony drug charges after a vehicle that he was a passenger in failed to yield to officers in Banks County, Georgia, per AccessWDUN. Deputies reportedly attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Antonn Imhotep Scott, when he sped up to 98 mph, and did not stop for another two miles. When approached by officers, both admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle. Banks County…
  • Thabo Sefolosha progressing in return from injury

    Kris Willis
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Thabo Sefolosha tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is getting better everyday, but there is still no timetable for his actual return. Thabo Sefolosha continues to recover from the broken fibula that he suffered in a nightclub incident that involved the New York City Police Department last season. Sefolosha told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore that he is "feeling better everyday," but that it was still too early to determine when he might be ready to return to the court. "I am doing better every day," Sefolosha told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The leg and…
  • Grading the Atlanta Hawks 2015 Summer Season

    Phil Naessens
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Peachtree Hoops Managing Editors Kris Willis and Jason Walker and Phil Naessens from the Phil Naessens Show grade the Atlanta Hawks on their summer moves and discuss possible changes to the NBA playoff format and much more Hawks and NBA talk. Peachtree Hoops Managing Editors Kris Willis and Jason Walker and Phil Naessens from the Phil Naessens Show grade the Atlanta Hawks on their summer moves and discuss possible changes to the NBA playoff format and much more Hawks and NBA talk. DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK'S PEACHTREE HOOPS PODCAST Poll What Grade Would You Give the Atlanta Hawks Off-Season? A B C D…
  • Brandon Ashley agrees to multi-year deal with Dallas Mavericks, per report

    Kris Willis
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Brandon Ashley has agreed to a partially guaranteed multi-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks according to a report by Real GM. Another member of the Atlanta Hawks' summer league team has a new home. Former Arizona forward Brandon Ashley has agreed to a partially guaranteed multi-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks according to a report by Real GM's Shams Charania. Dallas has reached agreement with undrafted Arizona PF Brandon Ashley on a partially guaranteed multi-year deal, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2015 Ashley put up a good showing while…
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  • San Antonio Spurs top five stories of the week

    J.R. Wilco
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    Here are the Spurs stories that generated the most interest from 7/25-7/31 1. LaMarcus Aldridge could turn Tony Parker into a star againJesus Gomez's excellent post looks into how the addition of Aldridge can free up Parker and help him exploit defenses. 2. The Top 10 Spurs Players from the championship drought (2008-2013)This article created a bit of discussion surrounding who was left off the list. 3. Which departing player will the Spurs miss the most?The latest installment of In the Bonus had some great topics, including a look at the Spurs championship window, and how…
  • Gregg Popovich and Team Africa prepare to inspire a new generation

    Mateo Geovanny
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In Johannesburg Coach Pop will reunite with familiar faces, face old foes, and continue to emphasize the philosophy that there's more to life than winning basketball games. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is no stranger to coaching players from overseas, so he will be in his natural element on Saturday when he leads Team Africa against Team World in what will be the first NBA game played in Africa. Team Africa will feature NBA players who were born in Africa or are second-generation Africans. Team World's roster is pulled from the rest of the world, including six Americans (Bradley Beal,…
  • The 20 best games of Manu Ginobili's career

    Michael Erler
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Celebrate Manu Ginobili's 38th birthday with highlights. Lots of highlights. NBATV did something cool yesterday, celebrating Manu Ginobili's 38th birthday by showing five of his classic playoff games. Here were their choices: Game 7, 2005 Finals Vs. Detroit Game 1, 2008 1st Round Vs. Phoenix Game 1, 2012 Western Conference Finals Vs. Oklahoma City Game 5, 2013 Finals Vs. Miami Game 5, 2014 Finals Vs. Miami Before writing anything further, let me begin by stating that it was a wonderful gesture by NBATV and as a Manu fanboy I truly appreciated it, especially on an otherwise boring late-July…
  • Which departing free agent will the Spurs miss the most?

    Jesus Gomez
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    In this installment the In the Bonus round table, the PtR staff discusses the moves the Spurs made in free agency. 1 - Which of the players that left in free agency will the Spurs miss the most? Michael Erler: Good question. An argument could certainly be made for any one of three guys, but I'll go with Cory Joseph by a hair just because Tony Parker has been injury prone the past couple of years and we have no proof that Ray McCallum can play with the starting lineup the way Joseph has shown he can. Marco Belinelli's shooting will be missed, but Kyle Anderson and Jonathon Simmons can bring…
  • The Top 10 Spurs Players from the championship drought (2008-2013)

    Mateo Geovanny
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Spurs fans have recently said farewell to a number of beloved Spurs who won rings in San Antonio. Now we recall the departures of the players who didn't get to lift the Larry O'Brien trophy in 2007 or 2014. Since the 1976 NBA-ABA merger, there have been just four postseasons that did not feature the Spurs, and only one since 1989. But I still shudder at the thought of the five-year stretch from 2008-2013 that occasionally featured the Big Three and not much else. With that being said, every true Spurs fan cheered their lungs out for these same players. Even if they couldn't carve their names…
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    Pro Bball Report

  • Masai Ujiri Calls In From Africa To Talk Hoops (Audio)

    Stephen Brotherston
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Toronto Raptors President and General Manager called in from South Africa to discuss what he has been up to and talk a bit about Bismack Biyombo.
  • Biyombo Was The First Free Agent Raptors GM Ujiri Called (audio)

    Stephen Brotherston
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Minutes after the July Moratorium ended Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri was on the phone to Bismack Biyombo. "It's quite a funny story," Biyombo said. "I have known Masai for a while and right after 12, it was like 12:03, I got a phone call from Masai, so I was asking myself, is he going to talk to me about the summer camps and stuff or is it just going to be about basketball?"
  • 2015-16 NBA Schedule Release Date

    Stephen Brotherston
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    The 2015-16 NBA schedule release date hasn't been officially released, but we know from past history that the most likely date will be on a Wednesday.
  • This Year’s NBA Summer League Standout Players

    Stephen Brotherston
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    It shouldn't surprise anyone that Toronto Raptors second round draft pick Norman is considered to be one of the standout players we should be keeping an eye on once the regular season starts.
  • Is Bruno Caboclo Still 2 Years Away From Being 2 Years Away?

    Stephen Brotherston
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    At the end of the season it looked like the Toronto Raptors Bruno Caboclo was still 2 years away from being 2 years away, but even with this year's mediocre Summer League stats, it can be safely assumed at least one of those years is now behind him. The Raptors still don’t have any playing time for a raw developing prospect, but since the Raptors 905 does, Caboclo should be expected to take some big strides next season.
 
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    Basketball Bicker

  • Wesley Matthews Felt Disrespected By Portland Trail Blazers

    Joey
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Wesley Matthews felt disrespected by the Portland Trail Blazers lack of an offer to him this summer. After five seasons in Portland making a name for himself and becoming a fan favorite, Matthews did not receive a contract offer as a free agent by the Trail Blazers. According to OregonLive, Matthews […] The post Wesley Matthews Felt Disrespected By Portland Trail Blazers appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
  • Raptors Hire Jerry Stackhouse as Assistant Coach

    Joey
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The Toronto Raptors have named new assistant coaches with former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse among the names. Along with Rex Kalamian and Andy Greer, Stackhouse will join head coach Dwayne Casey’s staff. NBA.com reports this is Stackhouse’s first coaching job after playing 18 seasons in the league. During his time in Miami, Atlanta and Brooklyn […] The post Raptors Hire Jerry Stackhouse as Assistant Coach appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
  • Knicks Sign Rookies Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant

    Joey
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The New York Knicks have officially signed first round draft pick rookies Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant. The New York Post reports 4th overall pick Porzingis is projected to make about $18.4 million across four years but the final two years aren’t guaranteed in standard rookie contracts. As the 19th overall pick, Grant will be […] The post Knicks Sign Rookies Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Andre Miller

    Joey
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves are signing point guard Andre Miller to a one year deal for the veteran’s minimum. SB Nation reports Miller will join Tyus Jones as the backup point guards for starter Ricky Rubio. Miller will possibly be playing his final season in the NBA as he will turn 40 before next season ends. […] The post Minnesota Timberwolves Sign Andre Miller appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
  • Heat Trade Zoran Dragic To Boston In Attempt To Shed Salary

    Joey
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:58 pm
    The Miami Heat have traded guard Zoran Dragic and a 2020 second round draft pick to the Boston Celtics for a heavily protected 2019 second round pick. According to ESPN, the protection will likely never allow the draft pick to go to Miami so this was more about a salary dump. Miami is trying to […] The post Heat Trade Zoran Dragic To Boston In Attempt To Shed Salary appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Joey.
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    Hoops Junction

  • Gilbert Arenas Wrong About Lebron James

    Vladimir Dessources
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Arenas long time rival of Lebron offers Key insight into the mind of LBJ Gilbert Arenas came out with a great scouting report on Lebron James  and his game. Gilbert described Lebron as a hall of famer in any sport he would have ever played. Gilbert Arenas broke down everything about Lebron’s game including how Lebron uses the crab dribble because his first step is not quick enough. He broke down why Lebron has to use power moves instead of finesse moves because of the ergonomics of his body. Arenas called Lebron a natural lefty with a mean right hand. He even went as far as to say…
  • How the Turn Can help your Jump Shot

    Vladimir Dessources
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The turn is a concept brought about by  Coach Paul Hoover at the Pro Shot Shooting system. We did a review on pro shot earlier last year and the turn was a big part to becoming a better shooter. I have been on a quest to get my shooting form back in shape since returning from vacation I have been completely off. It is ironic because two days before going on vacation I played a game of 21 and my jumper was on. It was like I couldn’t miss at all whatsoever. Then a week off and a few Krispy Kreme donuts later my shot was terrible. Ask What the Turn Can do for You I went out today and I…
  • Kobe Moments That go Unheralded

    Vladimir Dessources
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Lebron James was asked by a fan what were his top Kobe Bryant moments and he simply replied there were too many Mamba moments to count. There are so many in his eyes and when I sat back and thought about it , it is true. Many people say that there are not a great deal of signature moments by  Kobe Bryant. That is entirely untrue as Kobe has a ton of moments that go unnoticed. Hoops Junction Top Kobe Moments These Kobe Bryant moments are in no particular order they just show the greatness of the Black Mamba. This was the first championship Kobe Bryant won post  Shaq era. The pass Kobe made…
  • #1 Problem Troubling Kids on the Court

    Vladimir Dessources
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last night I was trying to find my shot after a long vacation and found myself surrounded by kids. They were playing around the world and three point shoot out. I found it a bit funny that these kids could hit 2-3 shots in a row playing these games. Yet, when it came time for a real game I have seen these kids lay down brick after brick as if they were building a new foundation for a house. It was a bit disheartening that these kids did not take the time out to properly train themselves. #1 Issue plaguing kids in basketball Today now more than ever kids that are hooping are practicing way too…
  • NBA Lockout on The Horizon

    Vladimir Dessources
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    There is an NBA lockout brewing in the midst of all of these wonderful contracts being signed. Head of the  NBAPA  Michele Roberts has  set the gauntlet for Commissioner Adam Silver. Roberts has asked that Silver open the books for the players association to see where all the revenue being made is going. This is in lieu of Commissioner Adam Silver claiming that several  NBA teams are losing money despite a successful season. Well the gauntlet is set and Michele Roberts is calling Silver’s bluff. She has asked to see the book keeping of the NBA and how they came across the notion…
 
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  • The Dugout – Parties, Trades and Bridges Burnt

    Nick Robinson
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Cole Hamels Pennies For Your Pitcher?Welcome to Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, where you finally find out if your team still cares about this season, how much that one good guy on your roster is worth and how smart your front office is.Cole Hamels is the man everyone is watching. He’s one of maybe two genuine aces who’re likely to be on the block, the other being David Price, but while everyone was waiting for either the Texas Rangers or LA Dodgers to make a move there, the Blue Jays and Rockies went and unleashed a bombshell.Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is off to Toronto after…
  • The Dugout – What Happens In Vegas

    Nick Robinson
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:54 pm
    What Happens In VegasWell, dammit, wouldn’t you believe… the San Antonio Spurs won the bloody Summer League in Vegas. As if they hadn’t had a good enough offseason already. Becky Hammon coaching them to glory, Kyle Anderson winning MVP. Jonathon Simmons scored 23 in the final with Treveon Graham adding 22. Where are they gonna fit all these players?#SummerSpurs are the 2015 @NBASummerLeague CHAMPS! pic.twitter.com/8ZLa8PNGt1— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 21, 2015 One thing’s for sure, Kyle Anderson must be close to cracking that rotation full time.Meanwhile at the less…
  • The Dugout - Word #x3E; Free Throw Shooting

    Nick Robinson
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:57 pm
    July 8, 2015 – Lest We ForgetAh, a day that will go down in basketball lore. The day that DeAndre Jordan was held hostage in his own home, the day of the Change Of Heart, the day of the fabled Emoji War. As far as the ins and outs go, check out this write up from earlier in the week, and check out this thriller from ESPN. Or you could try Paul Pierce's children's book adaptation of events.But here is the Study Revision version (and you’d better study it up, they’ll be writing real books about it someday).DeAndre Jordan verbally agrees to join the Mavericks.DeAndre Jordan has doubts…
  • DeAndre Jordan & Daly Cherry-Evans: Backflippers

    Nick Robinson
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:40 am
    DeAndre Jordan. A 26 year old centre for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA. Drafted in the second round, considered a risky project player due to a seemingly limited game and some emotional insecurities. Developed into an All-NBA calibre talent over 7 seasons with the Clippers, considered an elite defender and an integral player on a contending team.Daly Cherry-Evans. A 26 year old halfback for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL. A highly touted junior, he burst onto the first grade scene in 2011 to win Rookie of the Year and became the first rookie halfback to win a premiership…
  • The Dugout - The Frenzy & The Fireworks

    Nick Robinson
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    The Free Agent FrenzyWho gets who for what and for how long. Free agency is here in the NBA.But first, a disclaimer. Did you know that there is a league-wide moratorium on roster moves and therefore no deal can be signed or confirmed until July 9!? Yeah, same. It’s the last paragraph of literally every contract story on every site. We get it, yo.On the first day of NBA free agency, teams agreed in principle on approx. $1.4 billion in salaries!— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2015 There were far too many signings to go through them all, so instead we’ll play it like…
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  • Knicks Give Guaranteed $$$ To Sasha “The Machine” Vujacic

    Julian Bilick
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:16 pm
    The Knicks signed Sasha Vujucic to a one year deal. That it’s been five years since Sasha Vujacic did anything meaningful in a NBA game doesn’t seem to bother Phil Jackson nor is he concerned […] The post Knicks Give Guaranteed $$$ To Sasha “The Machine” Vujacic appeared first on the Committed Generation.
  • NBA In Africa Is A Historic Moment

    Valerie Morales
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Twenty-one years after the death of apartheid, the NBA is in the city of Johannesburg. The NBA will play an exhibition game here but it is so much more than that. It is the culmination […] The post NBA In Africa Is A Historic Moment appeared first on the Committed Generation.
  • Josh Smith Says You’re Wrong

    Valerie Morales
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Josh Smith’s entry into Clipper-land was the second biggest Clippers story of the summer. His story was not as dramatic as the DeAndre Jordan exit/mind change/ house arrest. But it was compelling that Josh Smith took […] The post Josh Smith Says You’re Wrong appeared first on the Committed Generation.
  • Wesley Matthews Dissed by Blazers

    c.j. hampshire
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    It’s never a good feeling when you get dissed by the one you love. It creates bitterness. And anger. And it makes you look at things a little bit differently, more cynically. Such is the […] The post Wesley Matthews Dissed by Blazers appeared first on the Committed Generation.
  • Paul Pierce Booed at Dodger Stadium

    Valerie Morales
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    The pathetic pitch that died in the dirt before it reached the batter’s box came off of the arm of Paul Pierce. Pierce let out a big grin after his baseball failure, his teeth glistened […] The post Paul Pierce Booed at Dodger Stadium appeared first on the Committed Generation.
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