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  • Customized Wooden Sneaker Boxes From Good Wood NYC

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

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

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    Dan Schalk
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Demarco Murray is on a tear to start the 2014 NFL season, to the likes that no one has done before in NFL history.  I, along with many fantasy owners have reaped the benefits so far this season in fantasy, for being a Demarco owner.  There was one play on Sunday during the Cowboys victory […] The post Making the Case to Pick Up Joseph Randle on Your Fantasy Team appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Spurs fill out roster with Vaden and Edwin

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    24 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    The San Antonio Spurs have signed forwards Robert Vaden and Fuquan Edwin. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
  • SLAM Fresh 25 — 2016

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    SLAM Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    While the Class of 2015 is heavy with bigs, the 2016 class, as you’ll see below, possesses a great amount of impressive swingmen and explosive combo guards. This group is characterized by the versatile players who can play multiple positions, while the senior class is recognized for its dominance in the lane. As you’ll see below, it’s pretty easy to find 6-6 or 6-7 blue chippers, who’d traditionally hold it down at the wing, that can run the point. And then you have tall guards with the scoring prowess and IQ to easily fit in at either guard position and even small…
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  • Spurs fill out roster with Vaden and Edwin

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    The San Antonio Spurs have signed forwards Robert Vaden and Fuquan Edwin. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
  • Lakers look to move forward without Nash

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn't wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.
  • Now a leader, LeBron is undisputed face of the NBA

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.
  • Magic's Oladipo (facial fracture) out indefinitely

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando's season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.
  • Celtics assistant McCarty denies larceny charge

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty has pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets.
 
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  • SLAM Fresh 25 — 2016

    SLAM Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    While the Class of 2015 is heavy with bigs, the 2016 class, as you’ll see below, possesses a great amount of impressive swingmen and explosive combo guards. This group is characterized by the versatile players who can play multiple positions, while the senior class is recognized for its dominance in the lane. As you’ll see below, it’s pretty easy to find 6-6 or 6-7 blue chippers, who’d traditionally hold it down at the wing, that can run the point. And then you have tall guards with the scoring prowess and IQ to easily fit in at either guard position and even small…
  • Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Star in Episode 1 of ‘BGCP3TV in HD’ (VIDEO)

    Marcel Mutoni
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    The first episode of LA Clippers All-Stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul’s sketch comedy series aired Thursday night on Adult Swim. Thoughts on “BGCP3TV in HD”? The post Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Star in Episode 1 of ‘BGCP3TV in HD’ (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • Kick of the Day: Nike Air Max Penny

    SP
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
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  • LeBron James’ ‘Becoming’ TV Series Preview (VIDEO)

    SLAM Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Becoming, the television show created by ESPN Films and LeBron James’ production company, will make its debut this Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST on Disney XD. Check out a few clips from the first episode. The post LeBron James’ ‘Becoming’ TV Series Preview (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
  • Charlotte Hornets to Retire Bobby Phills’ Jersey Again

    Marcel Mutoni
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Co-coinciding with the franchise’s move back to Charlotte, the Hornets announced Thursday plans to honor the late Bobby Phills, by re-hanging his retired No. 13 jersey during a halftime ceremony during November 1. The jersey was originally raised to the rafters on February 9, 2000, following Phills’ untimely death a month earlier. From the press release: The halftime ceremony, which will include members of the Phills family and several of Phills’ former Charlotte Hornets teammates, will feature a video and remarks on behalf of the family and the organization before the No. 13 jersey…
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  • This Michael Jordan 1986 Rookie Card Is Worth WHAT?!

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

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

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

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

    CJ
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    adidas has unveiled a new colorway of the D Rose 5 Boost signature basketball shoe. Inspired by the prominent Chicago landmark Lake Michigan, “The Lake” D Rose 5 Boost features a metallic teal synthetic tumbled leather upper for premium feel and durability. The metallic teal upper, tonally accented vivid mint Fit Cage and D Rose logo capture the essence of Lake Michigan. The D Rose 5 Boost is the ultimate signature shoe to outfit Derrick Rose on and off the court. It features adidas’ most innovative technology and the most personal details ever included on a shoe in the D Rose…
 
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  • Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy go back and forth on the merits of the triangle offense

    Kelly Dwyer
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Phil Jackson, for years, was a bit of a jerk to Jeff Van Gundy. Also, for years, Jeff Van Gundy was a bit of a jerk to Phil Jackson. Van Gundy probably lobbed the first salvo, tossing out the not-as-appropriate-in-2014-as-it-was-in-1997 characterization of Jackson as “Big Chief Triangle,” in reference to Jackson’s utilization of both the triangle offense, and Native American anecdotes as teachable mini-tomes to pass onto his players. Jackson, amongst the basketball coaching fraternity, then crossed a few lines by interviewing for Van Gundy’s job in 1999 as an underachieving New York…
  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Sacramento Kings

    Dan Devine
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    When the Maloofs graciously accepted $535 million from an ownership group led by Vivek Ranadivé, it meant Sacramentans could stop worrying about their hometown team being wrested away, and get back to just watching the Sacramento Kings play. What a punishment. (I kid!) [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball: Sign up and join a league today!] There were some positives in the first season under new management. DeMarcus Cousins responded to his max extension with a career year, finishing ninth in the league in scoring, and fifth in both rebounding and Player Efficiency Rating. He didn't make the…
  • Michael Jordan will take over the Charlotte Hornets' social media accounts on Tuesday

    Kelly Dwyer
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    We all know that Michael Jordan is fantastic on Twitter. Gems like these are the reason to sign up for that particular website:  I let a lady bug out of my house and a stray dog ate it. that is alot like life— Mike (@__MICHAELJ0RDAN) October 22, 2014 A hot dog won't light like a cigar will, but they are shaped almost the same— Mike (@__MICHAELJ0RDAN) October 15, 2014 When I say swish, but the ball hits the rim, it feels like I let everyone down— Mike (@__MICHAELJ0RDAN) October 11, 2014 how much does a cup of chinese soup weigh? won ton. just a joke— Mike (@__MICHAELJ0RDAN) October…
  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Phoenix Suns

    Ben Rohrbach
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Arizona desert turned up a UFO crash in 1953, purple alien eggs just last year and Lord knows what else in the 60 years between. It’s only natural the Phoenix Suns add another wrinkle to their own weird science experiment, turning a two-headed snake into a three-headed monster in the backcourt. In a strange summer, general manager Ryan McDonough agreed to a four-year, $27 million contract with Sacramento Kings dynamo Isaiah Thomas on the day the NBA’s moratorium lifted, seemingly signaling the end of fellow restricted free agent point guard Eric Bledsoe’s fun in the Arizona sun.
  • Paul Pierce thinks that stars moving from team to team is a 'great thing'

    Kelly Dwyer
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Later this month, Paul Pierce will play his first game as a member of the Washington Wizards, which is nearly as weird as what he did 12 months ago, when he played his first game as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. His former teammate in Brooklyn and Boston, Kevin Garnett, still plays in Brooklyn, still working in a Nets uniform that looks as weird on him now as the Celtics uniform that looked super-weird on him in 2007 after KG donned it following 12 seasons in a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform. Kevin Love, meanwhile, will sport a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform this season after half as many…
 
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  • Sports Briefing | pro basketball: Raptors Edge Knicks

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors beat Knicks, 83-80, in Montreal in the final preseason game for both teams.
  • Thomas, Dragic Lead Suns Over Jazz 105-100

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points off the bench and Goran Dragic added 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help the Phoenix Suns close out the NBA preseason with a 105-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
  • Timberwolves Overcome Bulls 113-112

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Zach LaVine tried not to think about guarding Derrick Rose.
  • Raptors Edge Knicks

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors beat Knicks, 83-80, in Montreal in the final preseason game for both teams.
  • Bosh, Wade Lead Heat Past Grizzlies 104-98

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Chris Bosh scored 21 points, and Dwyane Wade added 16 as the Miami Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 104-98 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
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  • Pistons Finalizing Trade with Celtics – Joel Anthony for Will Bynum

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

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

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

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

    Natalie Sitto
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Cartoon D.J. Augustin It’s been a busy summer for the Detroit #Pistons as well is Need4Sheed. I can’t remember a summer that I needed to create this many toons.  New toons mean new Pistons players. D.J. Augustin was signed by Detroit for two years at $6 million. The 26-year old Augustin had a very nice season last year coming off the bench for the Bulls. He was a spark off the bench, scoring 14.9 points per game shoting 41.1% from the three-point line. The post Cartoon D.J. Augustin appeared first on Need4Sheed.com.
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  • Detroit Pistons Preseason Review: 5 Key Takeaways for 2014-15

    Mike Payne
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Fans finally got a glimpse into the future of the Detroit Pistons under Stan Van Gundy. What did we as fans learn about the Pistons from these exhibition games? After months of hopeful speculation, Pistons fans were finally treated to a glimpse into the workings of Stan Van Gundy's newest team. The 5-2 Detroit Pistons knocked off the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday to enter the regular season with a new-found momentum. Some things changed, some things remained the same, but there is a sense that optimism has the advantage in Detroit. I took away 5 things from watching the 2014 NBA Preseason,…
  • 2014-15 NBA preseason recap: The Pistons are preseason division champs!

    Jason Brunskowski
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The Detroit Pistons finished their 2014-15 NBA Preseason with a win, ending the preseason with a 5-2 record and tied for second in the East along with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In case you weren't paying close attention, here's a quick recap of what you missed to get caught up for the regular season. There's almost a week until the Detroit Pistons open the 2014-15 NBA regular season in Denver. In the meantime, he's a recap of what transpired over the Pistons preseason. October 7th Pistons beat the Bulls The Pistons opened up their preseason against their long time rival the Chicago Bulls.
  • Pistons vs 76ers: Detroit wins preseason finale, 109-103

    Matt Watson
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    The Pistons survived a near fourth-quarter collapse to defeat the 76ers, 109-103, finishing the preseason with a 5-2 record. The Pistons came into this game depleted even before news of Brandon Jennings' sore achilles causing him to miss the preseason finale.  Therefore, D.J. Augustin grabbed the start with Spencer Dinwiddie clear 2nd choice PG.  Greg Monroe also sat this one out, as the team prepares for his two game NBA suspension to start the season as a result of a his DUI.  Let's examine the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good -Spencer Dinwiddie looked very confident and able in his…
  • Pistons vs 76ers: The good, bad and ugly

    BadBoySkip
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A near fourth-quarter collapse did not prevent the Pistons from finishing the preseason with a 109-103 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday night. The Pistons came into this game depleted even before news of Brandon Jennings' sore achilles causing him to miss the preseason finale.  Therefore, D.J. Augustin grabbed the start with Spencer Dinwiddie clear 2nd choice PG.  Greg Monroe also sat this one out, as the team prepares for his two game NBA suspension to start the season as a result of a his DUI.  Let's examine the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good -Spencer Dinwiddie looked very…
  • Pistons vs. 76ers final score: Detroit finishes preseason with 109-103 win

    Jason Brunskowski
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    No free Phili! In a game many thought would likely be a blowout, the game came down to the wire. Thanks to well spread-out production, the Pistons pulled away with a 109-103 win to finish the preseason 5-2. Detroit Pistons fans almost had nightmarish flashbacks when the Pistons almost collapsed in the 4th quarter, but thankfully the Pistons pulled away in the last four minutes of the game for the 109-103 win. The Pistons finish the preseason 5-2, their best mark since 2008-2009. Going into the game, a lot of us fans likely had some preconceived thoughts: This is Philadelphia, we should likely…
 
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  • Best Beards In Basketball Infographic

    Ryan McNeill
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    A big thanks to the fine folks at Wahl for sending me this fantastic infographic about the best beards in basketball.
  • Catching Up With Evan Turner

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Evan Turner talked with me about adjusting to playing with a new team, raved about Brad Stevens and explained why he's having to play some point guard during the preseason.
  • Catching Up With Dwight Powell

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Dwight Powell talked about his first NBA training camp, playing in front of friends and family at the Air Canada Centre, how veterans on the team are taking him under their wing and the harsh realities of basketball being a business.
  • Podcap: Raptors Beat Celtics 116-109

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Here's audio from DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez and Dwane Casey after Toronto's 116-109 win over Boston.
  • Observations From Toronto Raptors Locker Room

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Here are some observations, notes and quotes from the Toronto Raptors locker room after the team beat the Boston Celtics 116-109.
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  • Why Dell Demps Should Pick Up Austin Rivers’ Option

    Michael McNamara
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Today, the New Orleans Pelicans picked up Anthony Davis’s option for the 2015-16 season. No surprise there. But according to John Reid of the Times-Picuyane, they will decline the 2015-16 option on Austin Rivers. The Pelicans have until October 31st to make this decision officially, and if they do pick up his contract, Rivers will be guaranteed 3.1 million dollars in 2015-16. They would also have the right to make him a restricted free agent in 2016-17 by giving him a 4.2 million dollar tender before he hits free agency. Meanwhile, if they decline his option in the next few days, he…
  • New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview Part Two

    Michael McNamara
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Our writers tackle five more pressing questions. For a look at Part One, click here.  6. Do you think Demps will make a move during the season to unload Gordon or to add a small forward? Michael McNamara: Teams should know by All-Star break what the cap will look like for the 2015-16 season and beyond. The players and the league will negotiate whether to “smooth” the cap growth or not by then, and that could mean a lot for the trade market. Either way, I don’t see Eric Gordon getting moved during the season because of the uncertainty of what he does next summer. But Dell will likely…
  • Rounding out the Rotation: the Pelicans’ Seventh Man

    Mason Ginsberg
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    With only four days until the Pelicans’ regular season opener, the top of the team’s rotation is largely set in stone. The team will trot out a back court of Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, and Tyreke Evans, a front court of Anthony Davis and Omer Asik, and Ryan Anderson will serve as a lethal first option off of the bench. Collectively, those six players should account for about 200 of the 240 available player minutes for any given game. How Monty Williams plans on dividing up those remaining 40 or so minutes, however, is anything but clear at this point. Last year, Anthony Morrow was…
  • In the NO Podcast Ep. 192: Western Conference Preview Part 2

    Ryan Schwan
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We continue our Western Conference preview with the 9 teams in the Western Conference that will be battling for the playoffs. Where do the Pelicans fall? Well Michael and I have very different opinions on that. The Western Conference is a slugfest. Enjoy the Podcast! Want it on Itunes? Direct download?  RSS Feed? Like the Show or the Blog? Follow @BourbonStShots Like the music? Follow @ScottBurton
  • New Orleans Pelicans Season Preview Part 1

    Michael McNamara
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Bourbon Street Shots writers preview the 2014-15 season by tackling 10 of the most intriguing questions heading into the season.  1. Is this finally the year that Eric Gordon comes close to living up to his contract? Michael McNamara: Well, I guess this has a couple of parts to break down. When we say close, I take that to mean that we are still talking about the 10+ million dollar range. This year, 58 NBA players (including Gordon) are making 10+ million dollars. Outside of a few guys who are being paid for past production (Gerald Wallace, Amare, etc.), most of those guys are above average…
 
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  • Spurs sign Robert Vaden and Fuquan Edwin

    Inside Hoops
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed guard Robert Vaden and forward Fuquan Edwin. We assume these are non-guaranteed deals that likely expire pretty immediately, since preseason ends tonight. Vaden, 6-5/205, most recently played for Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Belgium. This past season he appeared in 10 games, averaging 9.0 points and 1.6 rebounds [...]
  • Rockets claim Earl Clark off waivers, waive Josh Powell

    Inside Hoops
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has claimed forward Earl Clark off waivers and requested waivers on Josh Powell. Clark (6-10, 234, Louisville), a sixth year forward appeared in 54 games during the 2013-14 season with Cleveland (45 games) and New York (nine games) averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in [...]
  • Nets trade Marquis Teague, pick to 76ers for Casper Ware

    Inside Hoops
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Marquis Teague, along with the 2019 second round draft pick that was obtained from Milwaukee this past June, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Casper Ware, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. The pick the Sixers receive will be the more favorable of Milwaukee’s or Sacramento’s second-round [...]
  • Pistons exercise contract options on Andre Drummond and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Inside Hoops
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Detroit Pistons have exercised team options on the contracts of center Andre Drummond and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the team announced today. Both players’ contracts are now extended through the 2015-16 NBA season. Drummond is clearly a building block for the Pistons; a rebounding machine with a lot of potential. Caldwell-Pope is still proving his value in [...]
  • Hornets waive Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale, Brian Qvale

    Inside Hoops
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Charlotte Hornets have waived guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale, General Manager Rich Cho announced today. Cobbs saw action in two preseason games, averaging 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound in 4.5 minutes. Lauderdale and Qvale each appeared in one preseason game, seeing 3:13 worth of action. The Hornets roster currently stands [...]
 
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  • Kings 93, Lakers 92: Ray McCallum tips in game winner at buzzer to lead Kings comeback

    Aykis16
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The Kings ended the preseason on a Ray McCallum buzzer beating tip in. Typical. The Sacramento Kings looked as though they were going to end the preseason on a sour note, falling to the Lakers by double digits late in the game, but Ray McCallum and Sacramento's bench led a big comeback that included a 15-2 run and a game-winning tip shot by McCallum at the buzzer to win 93-92.  McCallum only played the final 4 minutes and 12 seconds of the game but was a +14 for the Kings as he both tied the game and won it in the final minute. DeMarcus Cousins was about the only real positive for Sacramento…
  • Here Lies Robert Sacre

    Kevin Fippin
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Boogie is BBBBBAAAADDDD MAN!!
  • Rudy Gay knocked out of game with Jaw injury

    Aykis16
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    The Kings forward took a mean elbow from Julius Randle and is not expected to return. We're at halftime of the Kings-Lakers preseason game, but Rudy Gay's night is done. Gay took an elbow to the face from Lakers rookie Julius Randle during a fastbreak and had to leave the game, running immediately to the locker room.  It's possible the elbow may have reaggravated an earlier jaw injury that Gay suffered this past summer during the FIBA World Cup in Spain. According to reporters around the team, Rudy will not return to game action tonight and will have X-rays taken upon his return to…
  • Sacramento Kings announce Downtown Arena Groundbreaking set for Wednesday

    Aykis16
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    The ongoing joke regarding the Kings arena for the last decade has been "I'll believe it when I see shovels going into the ground".  That day has actually come, and it's next Wednesday. The Kings sent out a press release today announcing the groundbreaking ceremony would take place at 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 29th, also the same day as Opening Night of the Regular Season.  Unfortunately the public is not invited as it is an active construction site, but the entire event will be live streamed. Demolition on the site is continuing and is almost done.  Per the Kings, the site should…
  • Kings vs. Lakers Preview: Preseason ends

    Aykis16
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    The NBA preseason is coming to an end for the Sacramento Kings tonight as they face the Los Angeles Lakers in their annual preseason matchup in Las Vegas.  The game is not televised on our end but will be on Time Warner Sports Network in Los Angeles if you're in the area.  Otherwise you can listen to the game on KHTK 1140.  Tip-off is at 7:00 pm Pacific Time. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. Turnovers have been a huge issue for the Kings this preseason as they attempt to learn a new offense.  DeMarcus Cousins has been the biggest offender, with 19 turnovers in the last two games alone.  While…
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    Hoops Addict

  • Best Beards In Basketball Infographic

    Ryan McNeill
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    A big thanks to the fine folks at Wahl for sending me this fantastic infographic about the best beards in basketball.
  • Catching Up With Evan Turner

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Evan Turner talked with me about adjusting to playing with a new team, raved about Brad Stevens and explained why he's having to play some point guard during the preseason.
  • Catching Up With Dwight Powell

    Ryan McNeill
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Dwight Powell talked about his first NBA training camp, playing in front of friends and family at the Air Canada Centre, how veterans on the team are taking him under their wing and the harsh realities of basketball being a business.
  • Podcap: Raptors Beat Celtics 116-109

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Here's audio from DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez and Dwane Casey after Toronto's 116-109 win over Boston.
  • Observations From Toronto Raptors Locker Room

    Ryan McNeill
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Here are some observations, notes and quotes from the Toronto Raptors locker room after the team beat the Boston Celtics 116-109.
 
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  • Video: Steve Blake Hits Meyers Leonard for Sweet Dunk

    Dave Deckard
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Portland Trail Blazers point guard Steve Blake hits a streaking Meyers Leonard for a nice finish on the break. A couple of Portland Trail Blazer bench players got to show their stuff tonight as the Blazers faced the Los Angeles Clippers in the final game of the pre-season. Here's Steve Blake hitting Meyers Leonard on the break for a sweet finish.
  • Gameday Thread: Blazers vs. Clippers

    Timmay!
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The Blazers are back in action Friday night, their preseason finale against the Los Angeles Clippers. It will be televised nationally on NBA TV. Injury Update: Steve Blake is back in action tonight, but LaMarcus Aldridge will sit due to groin injury. Tip-off Time: 7:30 pmViewing options: NBA TVListening: Local radio, Audio League Pass On top of the site guidelines. don't forget these gameday rules! 1. No pictures, please.2. Be cool and respectful toward each others, the players, etc.3. No discussion of streaming please. Enjoy the game! Go Blazers. -- Tim
  • How Underpaid is Robin Lopez?

    Timmay!
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As we come to the final season of Robin Lopez' current contract, Blazer's Edge discusses comparable players and contract expectations. Robin Lopez will make just over six million dollars this season. Six million dollars. That's barely more than the mid-level exception. And he's a starting center on a second-round playoff team, a team which missed the playoffs with the other four starters the previous season. Plus he's only 26 years old, about to enter his prime. Let's face it: Robin Lopez is underpaid. He signed the contract as a younger, unproven player, and has grown into his role in the…
  • LaMarcus Aldridge Will Not Play vs. L.A. Clippers in Blazers Final Pre-Season Game

    Dave Deckard
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    The Blazers' Casey Holdahl reports that LaMarcus Aldridge is out with a sore groin. Casey Holdahl of the Blazers tweets that LaMarcus Aldridge will sit out tonight's final pre-season game versus the Los Angeles Clippers: LaMarcus @aldridge_12 (groin) will not play tonight versus Clippers — Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 24, 2014 Aldridge says his groin is just "a little sore" and that he should be fine to play opening night vs. Thunder — Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 24, 2014 Missing one pre-season game, or even all of them, is not a big deal. Over the course of 7 pre-season games…
  • Can The Blazers' Starting Five Keep It Together For Another Season?

    evansclinchy
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:06 am
    The Blazers have one of the best starting fives in the NBA, and they were fortunate to keep everyone mostly healthy last season. Can they do it again? When the NBA released its regular-season schedule back on Aug. 13, revealing that the Blazers would be opening the year as the main event of ESPN's first Wednesday night doubleheader, hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder, intrigue was immediately high. The expectation was that the Blazers, widely considered the league's most exciting success story last season, would be taking on the league MVP, Kevin Durant, in the much-anticipated opener. It…
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    Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers

  • GIF: ‘Wolves High-Flyer Zach LaVine Gets Loose For Huge Tomahawk Slam

    Jack Winter
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There may not be much winning for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014-2015, but there will definitely be lots of dunking. Rookie Zach LaVine – one half of the “Bounce Brothers” – gave us a preview of what’s to come during the regular season by getting loose for a huge tomahawk slam in his team’s exhibition against the […] The post GIF: ‘Wolves High-Flyer Zach LaVine Gets Loose For Huge Tomahawk Slam appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Watch Tony Parker Flop After Minimal Contact With Vocal, Physical Theatrics

    Jack Winter
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Come on, Tony Parker. Couldn’t you have waited to flop until the games actually mattered next week? We came all this way to the final night of preseason play with only one egregious dive! Well, actually it’s probably prudent to get in mid-season flopping form now. Watch the San Antonio Spurs’ point guard draw the […] The post Watch Tony Parker Flop After Minimal Contact With Vocal, Physical Theatrics appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • Photo: 7-9 Chinese Basketball Player Makes The Rock Look Like A Child

    Jack Winter
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    So this is what a 7-9, 370-pound human being looks like. Except even bigger normally, actually, because Sun Ming Ming of the CBA’s Beijing Ducks is standing next to 6-5 behemoth Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. 7'9 Sun Ming Ming – one of the tallest players ever. Great dude and a helluva miniature golfer. pic.twitter.com/nfm65uSxAK — […] The post Photo: 7-9 Chinese Basketball Player Makes The Rock Look Like A Child appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • GIF: Watch Nate Wolters Walk To Sideline, Fake Timeout, Get Easy Layup

    Jack Winter
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This is a heady play by Nate Wolters. But why bust it out in a meaningless exhibition game? After the bench prompted the Milwaukee Bucks point guard to call timeout, he lulled the Minnesota Timberwolves to sleep by dribbling slowly to the sideline before darting to the lane for an uncontested layup. Cool? You’ll see […] The post GIF: Watch Nate Wolters Walk To Sideline, Fake Timeout, Get Easy Layup appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
  • The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

    Warren Shaw
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name. The league […] The post The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers.
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  • Celtics claim Jarrell Eddie who was waived by Atlanta Hawks

    Jeff Clark
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Who? The Celtics needed to cut one player to get down to the 15 roster spots.  Instead, they've added one. Looks like the Boston Celtics claimed Jarrell Eddie who was recently waived by the Atlanta Hawks @BBallInsiders — Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) October 23, 2014 Boston Celtics rumors 2014: Jarell Eddie claimed by Celtics after getting waived by Atlanta Hawks | masslive.com The undrafted, 6-foot-7, 220-pounder averaged 13.3 points and 5.4 rebounds last season for the Hokies. More than half of his shot attempts came from behind the 3-point arc, where he shot 37.6 percent. Over three…
  • Boston Celtics Daily Links 10/23/14

    FLCeltsFan
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Rondo has limited contact, Faverani could be cleared for practice by Nov. Jared Sullinger’s offense now awaits the real season Danny Ainge drafts thoughts on NBA lotteryCeltics Notebook: C's bomb away to beat the Nets Globe  Three Things We Learned From the Celtics' 100-86 Win Over the NetsEvan Turner finds Santarpio’sCeltics notebook: Team to pick up options on Olynyk, Sullinger and ZellerMarcus Smart shines as Celtics top Nets Celtics Green  Comments from the Other Side - Nets 10/22/14 Celtics Wrap Up Preseason With…
  • Jeff Green makes the highlight reel with a tremendous chase-down block

    Sean Penney
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Jeff Green's chase-down block to take away a lay up from Sergey Karasev was one of the highlight's of last night's preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets. When did the Boston Celtics trade for LeBron James? Wait, no... that's Jeff Green! His chase-down block to take away a layup from Sergey Karasev brought the TD Garden crowd to their feet, infusing some energy into a Celtics team that started sluggishly against a Brooklyn team that played without any of it's regular starters. Granted the play started with Green getting stripped on the other end, leading to Karasev's one-man fast break, but…
  • Jared Sullinger's rebound rampage continues as Boston Celtics knock off depleted Brooklyn Nets to end NBA preseason

    Jared Weiss, CLNS Radio
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sully and Smart got silly in the first half as the Celtics cruise to an easy win over the Nets. Albeit without essentially their entire rotation.
  • Brad Stevens is probably in Boston for the long haul

    Jeff Clark
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Will Brad Stevens bolt back to college after this year? I doubt it. Tis the season for speculation.  In the Grantland preview for the Celtics, Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose speculate that Brad Stevens will get tired of losing basketball games and bolt to the greener pastures of the college game in the offseason.  This is another one of those hot sports takes that attracts eyeballs and raises the pulse of bloggers like me (so mission accomplished). But for the sake of blogging, I figure I'll do my best to discuss this possibility from a few different angles and offer my conflicting opinion.
 
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  • Jabari Parker for NBA Rookie of the Year and Bucks going over 24.5 wins: Buy or sell?

    Steve von Horn
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker has been impressive in the preseason, but will he win Rookie of the Year and help the Bucks exceed Vegas win projections? We discuss these issues in the latest podcast episode. If the Bucks want to compete for a championship any time soon, Jabari Parker has to emerge as an offensive star in this league. If you're uncomfortable with this aggressive distillation of the current "plan" for Milwaukee, take a moment to watch the following highlight plays of the odds-on favorite to win 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year, according to Vegas oddsmakers…
  • Palermo's Pizza CEO Giacomo Fallucca latest to join Bucks ownership group

    EricBuenning
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    You can't have too many owners, it seems. The Bucks announced today that Palermo's Pizza CEO Giacomo Fallucca is the latest to join the ownership group, bringing the total number of known local or regional investors now up to 14. From the team's press release: "Today, the Milwaukee Bucks announced the addition of another prominent Milwaukee community and business leader, Giacomo Fallucca, CEO of Palermo Villa Inc., to the Bucks ownership team. Fallucca is a longtime supporter of the Bucks organization, helping secure and strengthen the team's 17-year partnership with Palermo's. "We're proud…
  • Bucks vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Minnesota runs past Milwaukee in preseason finale, 110-91

    Dan Sinclair
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    The Bucks seemed to be looking forward to a nap more than the start of the regular season. By the time the final preseason game rolls around, you'd assume players have mostly gotten their legs underneath them, worked off some of that offseason girth, and so on. But tonight, the Bucks frequently looked like a team playing their third game in four nights with a Fourth of July brat-eating contest stuck in the middle. With their season opener in Charlotte a week away, Milwaukee closed out its preseason schedule on Wednesday with a sleepy and sloppy 110-91 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the…
  • Bucks-Wolves preview: Knight and Ilyasova return for preseason finale

    EricBuenning
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    14/15 NBA Preseason (3-3, 1-1 home ) vs. (3-2, 1-1 road ) October 22nd, 2014 BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee, WI 7:00 CT Fox Sports Wisconsin / 620 WTMJ Probable Starters Brandon Knight PG Ricky Rubio Khris Middleton SG Shabazz Muhammad Giannis Antetokounmpo SF Chase Budinger Jabari Parker PF Thaddeus Young John Henson C Nikola Pekovic 2013/14 Advanced Stats 91.8 (24th) Pace 97.3 (4th) 103.0 (26th) ORtg 108.9 (9th) 111.8 (30th) DRtg 106.2 (12th) On the Wolves: Canis Hoopus | A Wolf Among Wolves | Howlin' T-Wolf The Bucks close out their preseason at home tonight  the Timberwolves.
  • A Larry Sanders comeback and a John Henson make-or-break year: Buy or sell?

    Steve von Horn
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    We debate the future of Bucks big men John Henson and Larry Sanders in this episode of the Brew Hoop Podcast. Remember Larry Sanders? He's the lanky tube man who leveraged his rim protection skills to land a big contract extension with the Bucks and then proceeded to torpedo his reputation with a series of bad life choices. He's taken the defensive anchor thing a bit too far and settled at the bottom of the ocean. There's nowhere to go but up for Sanders after a nightmare season in 2013-14. There's a lot of work to be done, but Larry expressed his hunger to earn back the all-caps affection…
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  • The end of Steve Nash and the next closest thing

    Andy Liu
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Steve Nash is my all-time favorite basketball player. It was confirmed on Thursday that he would miss the season with back issues. Here's a little thing I'm going to write for him. There was never, in my lifetime, a more free-flowing style of game than the one Steve Nash played. Forget the arguments over the two MVPs, the debilitating injuries near the end; recall the patented finger-lick-to-hair-swipe over the ears, the off-the-dribble threes on nights where defenses felt safer granting him space to shoot than pass, and the constant motion between him and his teammates creating the game's…
  • Warriors vs. Nuggets preview: It's Steph Curry Bobblehead Night

    Conrad Chow
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The 5-2 Warriors look to close out the preseason with another W. Golden State Warriors (5-2) vs. Denver Nuggets (2-5) Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA 7:30 p.m. PST Radio: KNBR 1050 | TV: CSN Bay Area Buddy blog: Denver Stiffs If you have not checked out the NBA.com 2014-15 GM Survey yet, your Golden State Warriors have once again been dubbed the "most fun team to watch" in the association. Of course, the Warriors have bigger aspirations for this season and with a healthy roster, we may finally see the full potential of the team coupled with a new fine-tuned offense which was dissected in this…
  • Preseason Game Links #7: Golden State Warriors 125 vs LA Clippers 107 - Festus Ezeli back. Clobbering the Clippers is also back.

    IQofaWarrior
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Poll It's an 18pt win, yet Steve Kerr is very unsatisfied. What about you? Stephen Curry Klay Thompson Harrison Barnes David Lee Ognjen Kuzmic Draymond Green Andre Iguodala Leandro Barbosa Justin Holiday Festus Ezeli Marreese Speights Jason Kapono Steve Kerr Beating the Clippers is ALWAYS satisfying! There's no satisfaction until we beat the Clippers during the regular/post season. 27 turnovers is NEVER satisfying! Preseason itself is never satisfying. I'll be satisfied with a taco. Team defense Team win   174 votes | Results
  • Recap: Warriors top Clippers by scoring more points and getting help from a long lost friend named Festus Ezeli

    Evanz
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:58 pm
    I don't want to read too much into these Warriors pre-season games, given players are playing themselves into shape, and the new system is still being installed. I don't know how good this team will be, and tonight's game is anything but a fair representation of the Clippers and Warriors at full strength, let alone, in playoff mode. Still, it's nice to beat the Clippers any time of year, regardless if they're playing with Jared Cunningham and Spencer Hawes in the starting lineup instead of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. But heck, the Warriors balanced that out by starting Harrison Barnes (hate…
  • Warriors vs. Clippers preview: A battle for preseason California bragging rights

    Nate Parham
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    It's preseason, but it's also the L.A. Clippers. Golden State Warriors (4-2) vs. L.A. Clippers (1-4) 7:30 p.m. PST ROARACLE Radio: KNBR 1050 AM | TV (!!!): TNT Buddy blog: Clips Nation Tom Ziller of SB Nation-NBA wrote a pretty inspiring piece about the Golden State Warriors yesterday in which he concluded by writing that fully implementing new coach Steve Kerr's offensive vision is, "...the final step for this wonderfully strange collection to break the Golden State mold and challenge for a championship."As the preseason comes to a close in Oakland this week, the Warriors are still working…
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  • Bulls vs. Timberwolves final score: Chicago blows 13-point 4th-quarter lead in preseason finale

    JayPatt
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Derrick Rose had another strong game, but the Bulls' offense went into a slumber in the fourth quarter and they dropped their preseason finale. The Bulls and Wolves played a preseason game in St. Louis for some reason, and the game turned out about as weird as the location. Chicago had a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter with its regulars on the floor against Minnesota's reserves, but the Wolves came storming back to steal a 113-112 victory. I was all ready to be super excited about Derrick Rose's performance, and for the most part, it was really good. Rose finished with 27 points on…
  • YFBB on the Phil Naessens show

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Podcast appearance! Talking Pau and other Bulls stuff. Ya know? (I start at the 19:20 mark)
  • Joakim Noah's knee is still limiting him

    JayPatt
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Noah is still somewhat limited due to offseason knee surgery. Should the Bulls be concerned? Joakim Noah was noticeably hurting at the tail end of last season's playoff series against the Wizards, and shortly after the Bulls bowed out in five games, the big man had what was deemed a "minor" knee surgery that had an expected rehab time of eight-to-10 weeks. Over five months later and on the cusp of the 2014-15 campaign, Noah still doesn't appear to be 100 percent. The Bulls have smartly limited his minutes, although he did play both nights of a back-to-back several days ago, which was a…
  • Bulls Show Podcast talks Rose and Butler

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    From Mitch and Nillz: Jay Patt of BlogABull & SB Nation joins Nillz to bask in the glory of Derrick Rose's performance vs. the Cavs, and whether any aspects of the preseason contest will translate into a playoff match-up. We also discuss Jimmy Butler's sprained thumb and preseason trends we like or hate. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Mitch & Nillz Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter (@TheBullsShow). For any questions or comments, you can contact Mitch & Nillz via email at thebullsshowATgmail.com. LIKE BaB on FACEBOOK!, the…
  • Derrick Rose's Defensive Domination of Kyrie Irving

    Kevin Ferrigan
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    DRose didn't just dominate Kyrie offensively. He also really contained him on the other end. One of the popular narratives that came out of the Bulls-Cavaliers' game on Monday was that Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose were the next big point guard rivalry in the NBA. This was mostly to do with Rose scoring 30 points, and Kyrie answering with 28 points. Weeeeeell, about that. It really wasn't that close. Rose did most of his offensive damage while being guarded by Irving, as Kyrie played over 38 minutes. On the flip side, Rose played just 24 minutes and Kyrie did most of his damage with Rose off…
 
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  • Pacers voted for NBA draft lottery reform but may benefit from proposals failure

    Tom Lewis
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:12 pm
    A late change of heart by several teams preserved the current NBA draft lottery rules which may help the Pacers next June. The Philadelphia 76ers have made tanking priority one with the hopes of landing the first pick in the NBA draft. Last season, their efforts didn't work as hoped but they did end up with the third pick. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie spent the rest of the offseason making sure he would have the best shot at the top pick next June by gobbling up young talent and draft picks with no regard for the games on the schedule this season. The overt tank job rubbed much of the NBA the wrong…
  • Pacers final score: Pacers stave off Hornets 88-79

    Nathan S.
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:43 pm
    C.J. Miles had 23 and Luis Scola put in 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead Indiana to a preseason finale victory over Charlotte. In their final preseason game, the Indiana Pacers were able to cobble together some positives as they hold off a second half Charlotte Hornets surge to wrap up exhibition play at 3-4 with an 88-79 victory over the home Hornets. Luis Scola helped the Indiana production early, scoring 13 in the first quarter as part of his 15 point, 12 rebound double double to help Indiana to a 10 point advantage. The lead would grow to 22 in the second quarter, with C.J. Miles scoring…
  • Pacers injury update: Lance Stephenson, George Hill won't reunite on court in Charlotte

    Tom Lewis
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    The Pacers final preseason game includes a lengthy injury list which wipes out the intrigue of seeing Lance Stephenson go at his former team. Frank Vogel hoped to work his regular season playing rotation into shape over the final two preseason games, but instead the Pacers coach has been forced to throw odd collections of bodies on the court to get through the games. For their final practice game in Charlotte on Thursday, Vogel won't have key rotation players available once again. George Hill hurt his knee in Minnesota on Tuesday and the continued swelling and pain has him out indefinitely.
  • Lance Stephenson enjoys dinner with former Pacers teammates

    Tom Lewis
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    The Pacers are in Charlotte for their final preseason game, so a few players caught up with former teammate Lance Stephenson. Lance Stephenson welcomed some old friends to his new city on Wednesday night when he broke bread with a few Pacers in Charlotte for their game against the Bobcats on Thursday. Lance Stephenson, George Hill and Roy Hibbert made sure they showed the love publicly. Ian Mahinmi and rookie Shayne Whittington also joined the meal. Went out to eat with my pacers Family. Miss u guys A photo posted by @stephensonlance on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:57pm PDT GREAT DINNER TONIGHT WITH…
  • 2014-15 NBA GM Survey: Indiana Pacers Sparsely Mentioned

    C. Cooper
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    A journey from heavy favorite to "also receiving votes." Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Just a year ago, the results of the 2013-14 NBA GM Survey revealed a league taking notice of the Indiana Pacers. They were recognized as one of just five legitimate title contenders. They were favored to win the Central Division. Paul George was considered the league's third-best shooting guard. Roy Hibbert was mentioned as a top center and recognized for his skills as an elite interior defender. David West was pegged as one of the league's toughest players. The front office's trade for Luis Scola was…
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  • Suns come back in second half, win preseason finale over Jazz 105-100. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

    East Bay Ray
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Tonight's game wasn't televised anywhere, which tells us how important the teams and league thought it was. The key was getting through it without injury, and preparing for real games to begin. Mission accomplished! It was also an entertaining game, and the players were in it to win. Would've liked to have watched, though I'll never complain about listening to Al McCoy. The Phoenix Suns completed the preseason at 5-2 by winning tonight's game vs. the Jazz, 105-100 in Salt Lake City. For whatever preseason's worth, and it isn't much, the Jazz look like a frisky young team who will give…
  • Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz Preseason Game Thread

    East Bay Ray
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Let's not get injured, anybody! I mean, let's go Suns! The Suns finish their preseason tonight in Utah vs. the Jazz and all their young talent. Let's see how Miles Plumlee matches up with Enes Kanter, and Eric Bledsoe with Trey Burke. Kanter and Burke combined for 50 points in the Jazz' last game. This game is not televised, but can be heard on Phoenix radio station 98.7FM, or at NBA.com Audio League Pass at 6PM AZ time. Starters from each team's last game: Suns PG Eric Bledsoe SG Goran Dragic SF Marcus Morris PF Markieff Morris C Miles Plumlee Jazz PG Trey Burke SG Alec Burks SF Gordon…
  • Game Preview: Phoenix Suns at Utah Jazz in Final Preseason Affair

    East Bay Ray
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The regular season is almost here. In a week, we'll be talking about real Suns games! In the meantime, tonight's game is a very light appetizer. Think of it as bread delivered to your table. Maybe olive oil and balsamic vinegar will be included, or maybe not. But still, bread! By the last game of preseason, fans aren't much engaged anymore. The novelty of watching our sorta-Suns play has about faded, and we're all ready to start the games that count. Tonight's opponent is the Utah Jazz, who are 5-2 this preseason and boast three former top 5 picks and another two top 10. The Jazz have been…
  • Steve Nash will be best remembered as Phoenix Sun, not Los Angeles Laker

    Dave King
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Joe Montana spent some time with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he will always be a Niner. Same goes for Steve Nash, who will always be a Phoenix Sun. Phoenix Suns President Lon Babby once called Steve Nash "the sun, the moon and the stars" for the franchise. A year later, in July 2012, the sun collided with the moon and the stars faded out. First, Nash was half-heartedly offered an under-market contract (reportedly 2 years, $12 million), then he was traded to the despised Los Angeles Lakers for a package of draft picks that done nothing to rebuild the franchise. But even in forum blue and…
  • Suns Swag: Five Decades Of Phoenix Swag

    Keith M. Scheessele
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'm surprised you don't already have a Gorilla Fathead. 1970's Phoenix Suns Light Switch Plate Definitely a cool item. They'll throw an NBA logo on anything today, and make it look vintage, but here's a throwback you're unlikely to find reproduced. 20 bucks here, and another 4 to ship, though the seller is open to hearing offers. Talk them down and pick it up for a 10 dollar bill. Phoenix Suns 2000-2001 Planner Why include a planner from more than a decade ago on Suns Swag? Because it can be had for less than 8 bucks, and like we said before, they'll throw a logo on anything. A similar item…
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  • Love’s return with the Cavs tops list of TWolves most expensive games of 2014-15

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

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

    Derek Hanson
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    #twolves release trade details in ad, guessing in both papers. This from today's early @PioneerPress Sunday edition pic.twitter.com/Y3P8MK7q7c — John Shipley (@johnDshipley) August 23, 2014
  • Watershed Moments: Looking Back at the Absurdity that Led Wiggins to Minnesota

    wallyworld
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Do you ever look back on your life and pinpoint a watershed moment where your entire upbringing or current state of affairs would have been wildly different had you chosen a different path? Perhaps a college choice, a job, or even something as “simple” as staying a little longer at a bar and meeting your husband or wife? For me, my life would have been 100% different had I not made the decision to play the drums in 5th grade band at Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington, MN in 1994. Trumpet was the early favorite, but I copied my childhood best friend, chose percussion, and the…
  • Timberwolves FIBA World Cup Preview

    Michael C. Boosalis II
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    While it’s not our Timberwolves, and not even the NBA, the FIBA World Cup brings basketball back in the the forefront. At least for some of us. Of course the FIBA World Cup isn’t as high profile as the FIFA World Cup, however, international basketball teams have become far more competitive over the years. Having followed last years EuroBasket, and watching CSKA Moscow come in and play quite well at Target Center, I’ve developed a greater respect for the international game. Because the teams of many of the Twolves’ international players did not qualify, (Nikola…
 
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  • Obscurity to celebrity: Glenn Consor's rapid journey to Israel and back

    Ryan Gracia
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    The Oct. 15 preseason game against Maccabi Haifa was just another preseason contest for the Wizards. But for Wizards radio color analyst Glenn Consor, the game was more than just a game. It was a trip down memory lane. It's amazing how time changes. Technology changes. Feelings change. And as I listen to the phone call from the United States with perfect clarity while in France, I hear it all so easily. I hear the young man speaking of an ongoing career that is and what it could be, mixed with his older, realistic self recounting a career that was and could have been. That's how it goes for…
  • The Wizards' season is almost here

    Ryan Gracia
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    The NBA regular season is almost upon us, John Wall swaps jerseys with Kai Forbath, and of course another Otto Porter story. Here is your wake-up call. 1. Wizards questions, Wizards answers Will the Wizards really make some noise this season? Will John Wall's improved shooting propel him to elite point guard status?  Who will step up from the bench? As the season rapidly approaches (less than a week!!!), the crew over at Truth About It took the time to answer those questions, and more, for the blog Blazer's Edge regarding the upcoming Wizards season. 2. Wizards give Kai Forbath a jersey…
  • Otto Porter lit up the Knicks for 22 points in the Wizards' preseason finale

    Jake Whitacre
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Here are some highlights from Otto Porter's performance against the Knicks.
  • Preseason ends with John Wall's NBARank, Pierce's eagerness, and no draft lottery reform

    Ryan Gracia
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Carmelo Anthony beats Wizards on game-winning jumper, John Wall ranked #18 best NBA player by ESPN, and Paul Pierce ready for season opener. All that, and more, on today's wake-up call. 1. Wizards lose to New York Knicks in preseason finale IT'S FINALLY OVER!! I say that with so much excitement not only because we finished last night unscathed (in terms of injuries), but because my excitement to start the regular season is oozing right now. Yes!! If you were like me and missed the game, click here for a boatload of Vines from last night's game, courtesy of Kyle Weidie at Truth About It.
  • Wizards vs. Knicks final score: Washington falls in a competitive preseason game

    Umair Khan
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The Wizards ended their preseason in dramatic fashion, losing to the Knicks, 103-100, on a game-winning field goal by Carmelo Anthony in the closing seconds. But there's plenty of positives they can take from this one. In what was a highly competitive preseason finale, the Wizards went down to the wire in New York, but fell 103-100 after Carmelo Anthony scored the game-winning basket as he was fouled with just under 14 seconds to go. There wasn't much you could do about that possession. Carmelo was isolated on the left block against Damion James, and did what he's done throughout his career.
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  • Tempat Kuliner Khas Jogja

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:23 pm
    The resort of Caneel Bay offers guest rooms andcottages provided with hand crafted piece of furniture,woven materials, natural wood, and native stoneTheguest rooms additionally supply Cupuwatu Resto Tempat Kuliner patios and balconies thatoverlook the beaches or resort gardensYou can eat many restaurants and bars thatrange from fine feeding to casual mealsTherestaurants embrace the Turtle Bay Estate House,Beach Terrace, The Equator, light Terrace, andthe Caneel Bay Bar.For people who square measure wanting to figure on their beachvacation, Caneel Bay offers a business centercomplete with…
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    9 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Our initial stop is that the Wendy Lynette Suite. Taking center stage is that the enlarged Desain Teras Rumah bed with the hand crocheted quilt. All the furnishings square measure Victorian walnut. A bed designed for royalty is matched with a marble high dresser and closet. Enter the non-public tub and luxuriate in the whirling waters of the tub.Ascending the steps to the third floor we tend to enter the Vintage Rose Suite. The antique walnut bed and dresser are within the family for over a hundred years. The lace curtains on the windows accent the soft atmosphere of the area.The Judy writer…
  • Cara Memakai Jilbab Terbaru di Indonesia

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Passing the Teacher's Certification check Most people learn lots regarding a way to take exams after Memakai Jilbab Terbaru we square measure in highschool or faculty. however the day you visit take your check to achieve your teacher's certification which is able to offer you the license to show anyplace within the state may be every day of great stress. The additional you'll do to organize for that check can go a protracted thanks to assist you keep your nervousness down and survive the testing surroundings in good condition. Along with smart preparation habits that faucet all of the…
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    9 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Teachers conjointly pay their own cash providing provides for his or her schoolroom. you'll be able to ask the teacher and conclude what things they're in want of. many faculties have book fairs and also the academics can embrace their own listing for his or her schoolroom. different things that Surat Lamaran Kerja might be helpful would be treats and reward that the academics provide bent students. you'll be able to conclude what varieties of things they furnish out by talking along with your kid. The teacher may additionally collect a selected item, and a present regarding their hobbies…
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    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Given that ferrets area unit terribly friendly and sociable animals, you've got to deal with proof your home as these Kata Gombal curious mammals can possibly attend dark corners and little holes. they may take a nap beneath the cushion of the couch after they want it therefore you higher check beneath initial to stop any issues.They will even have to be bathroom trained in order that they don’t dump their waste simply anyplace in your house. Studies have shown that this is often the ferret’s means of marking their territory and if they're out of the cage, they'll simply notice the litter…
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Preseason Game 8: Mavs at Magic

    Earl K. Sneed
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Practice Report: Jameer NelsonMavs PG Jameer Nelson talks about going back to face his former team for the first time in Orlando, the experience he brings with him to the Mavs and more. The post Preseason Game 8: Mavs at Magic appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Preseason Game 7: Mavs at Pelicans

    Earl K. Sneed
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Postgame: Rick CarlisleMavs head coach Rick Carlisle comments on Thursday night's preseason game against the Pelicans and looks ahead to Friday's tilt against Orlando. The post Preseason Game 7: Mavs at Pelicans appeared first on The Official Site of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Dirk Nowitzki named best international player in the NBA

    Bobby Karalla
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Dirk Nowitzki is the best international player in the NBA. Don’t ask me. Ask a GM. That’s exactly what NBA.com did, and more than half the respondents named the Mavericks star No. 1. It’s not exactly a shock; Nowitzki has been named best international player in the NBA every season except for one since 2004. Dirk reclaimed the title from Tony Parker, who was named best born outside the States after an impressive 2013 Finals performance in a loss to the Miami Heat. Nowitzki finished third last season behind Parker and Marc Gasol, as he was coming off a knee injury that cost…
  • Veteran Richard Jefferson gives Mavs added dimension off bench

    Earl K. Sneed
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    DALLAS — He wasn’t the most heralded of the Dallas Mavericks’ offseason additions, however, veteran swingman Richard Jefferson could prove to be one of the most valuable of the team’s newcomers this season. Looking to supply depth at the small forward position behind starter Chandler Parsons, Jefferson will compete with third-year pro Jae Crowder and 24-year-old forward Al-Farouq Aminu for minutes. And if the preseason is a forecast for the future, the Mavericks (3-3) figure to have plenty of confidence when turning to their bench for minutes at the three spot…
  • MAVERICKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON GRIFFIN AND TOGASHI

    Steve Chavera
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi. Griffin (6-8, 194) was originally signed on July 18 after representing the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas. Togashi (5-7, 143) was signed by the Mavericks on Oct. 15 and did not play in a game for Dallas. The Mavericks roster now stands at 18 players. The post MAVERICKS REQUEST WAIVERS ON GRIFFIN AND TOGASHI appeared first on…
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Charlie Rosen

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

    knicksdefense
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
  • Straight, No Chaser

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

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

    knicksdefense
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    If you take a look at the preview articles I linked to in the last blog post, almost all of theme mention Melo is now 30 years old, “the wrong side of 30,” as ball don’t lie mentions. Have they even seen Melo play? His style of play will be fine, he’s mastered all of the moves Jordan developed late in his career to compensate for waning athleticism. I must admit I’m excited for tomorrow’s preseason game against the Celtics in Hartford, Connecticut. I want to see the triangle offense. I want to see what this roster can do in the triangle, particularly Melo.
 
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  • West Brom v Man Utd Preview

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

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

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

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

    Luke Ross
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Leicester City will be looking forward to continuing its streak in St. James Park on Saturday. The last match slipped away from under them at the death when an injury time free kick from Burnley’s Ross Wallace, levelled the score, and disrupted their third potential victory. Newcastle, on the other side of the field, are yet to put a victory on the board this season and are looking at the relegation zone, not far away. The up coming matches are also not promising as they meet the Hotspurs and … [visit site to read more]
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  • Suns vs. Jazz score: Phoenix wins preseason finale, 105-100

    Kevin Zimmerman
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Closing the preseason in Salt Lake City provided the Phoenix Suns with a final shot at proving small ball can sustain them. A 105-100 win against the big frontline of the Utah Jazz was a positive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Reactions to Steve Nash’s injury and likely retirement

    Kevin Zimmerman
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Suns legend Steve Nash won two MVPs and brought the city of Phoenix too many memories to count. His credentials might be debatable, but his impact on the point guard position and the game can’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Quick Reaction: Knicks 80, Raptors 83

    Zarar Siddiqi
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Raptors topple the Knicks in Montreal. Check the GIFs. New York Knicks 80 FinalRecap | Box Score 83 Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson, PF 26 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-2 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | +17I’m tired of writing his line for this thing. It’s always the same. The guy rarely has a dip in form, and tonight he had clearly given help defense a special focus. Was used as the help defender on ‘Melo, and did well to recognize when the big comes out to help on the drive and slide underneath for the layup. Picked up a niggle where the trainer was examining him, but that’s…
  • Raptors vs Knicks GIFs

    Zarar Siddiqi
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Raps run a sweet play to start the game, DeRozan scores Lowry runs the textbook fast break, Ross three ‘Melo on fire, burns Ross, Raps D nowhere Lou Williams uses the Hansbrough screen to drive Terrence Ross kills J.R Smith Bebe sets the screen, Lowry and Amir do the rest Knicks run the triangle Ross with the D, JV with the board, Lowry with the pass, DD with the dunk Kyle Lowry – the one-man fastbreak Raps double ‘Melo to force the TO, DeRozan clutches and flushes on the break Tyler Hansbrough has a jumper now BOOM! Lowry with the And1 against Stoudemire Jonas looks off the…
  • Resting Players?

    forumcrew
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    So, the Raptors have so much depth, especially at the 1, 2 and 3 positions, so we’re wondering if the best way to ultimately use that depth is to use the Spurs model of only playing most of their major players about 72 games each. Thoughts? The post Resting Players? appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog.
  • Gameday: Knicks at Raptors

    William Lou
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A broken cadre of former Raptors return to Canada clad in blue and orange. Let’s hop into the time machine real quick. Set the dial for December 2012. Optimism in Raptorsland was at an all-time low. A 4-13 start to the season will do that. Being the glass-half full person that I am, I chalked the team’s misfortunes to Murphy’s Law. Everything that could have possibly gone wrong for the Raptors, did go wrong. Newly acquired point guard Kyle Lowry lost his job in the starting lineup after going down with injury. DeMar DeRozan struggled in his role as leading man. Linas…
  • Morning Coffee – Fri, Oct 24

    Sam Holako
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    The Crossover: Five Questions About The New York Knicks | Raptors HQ Q: Are you excited/concerned about the triangle offense and Derek Fisher as head coach? A: If only because the triangle is an actual offense as opposed to the ridiculous, isolation-filled circle jerk (you can replace that with, like, “pile of crap” or something to that effect if you don’t want “circle jerk” published on your site) of an “offense” that Mike Woodson ran last year, I’m very excited about it. The Knicks, surprisingly enough, ranked 11th in Offensive Efficiency…
 
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  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-23-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-22-2014 http://t.co/w5vrcSSr6R #ncaaw #wnba -> UConn to resume series with Louisville during 2016-17 season (Hartford Courant) http://t.co/4yLs7T0xit #ncaaw -> Baylor gets verbal from homegrown prep star Calveion Landrum (La Vega H.S., Waco, TX) http://t.co/0XTR1CF6q0 #ncaaw -> Cy-Woods (Cypress, TX) junior post Nancy Mulkey commits to Oklahoma (Cypress Creek Mirror) http://t.co/tng9JP92HO #ncaaw -> Dishin & Swishin 10/23 Video & Podcast: UConn's Geno Auriemma plus Carol Callan on #USA…
  • Dishin & Swishin 10/23/14 Video & Podcast: Geno Auriemma on USA Basketball & coming back to UConn, Carol Callan on all things USA Basketball

    David Siegel
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    We have a great podcast for you today, with special guest Carol Callan, women’s national team director for USA Basketball. First, we want you to watch the video above. Captured on the first day of practice at Connecticut, it features Geno Auriemma, the head coach of the Huskies and the USA senior national team. He talks about the difficulty in assembling a national team, the lack of practice time, being the “bad guy” to people who do not want so many UConn players and the challenges of returning to coach the Huskies. The first thing Auriemma responds to, however, is Dishin…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-22-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Re: NJIT "RT @womhoopsguru @hoopfeed some would say uconn is also an indie :)" You might think that, I couldn't possibly comment #urquhart -> Pac-12 preseason: Stanford picked by coaches to win Pac-12 for 14th year in a row http://t.co/8Jx4UieCA0 #ncaaw -> Notre Dame named ACC preseason favorite http://t.co/SZWiT8CeQK #ncaaw -> Hola San Francisco! Pac-12 WBB media day on tap! #gigantes http://t.co/ogginpSn7H -> Pac-12 commish Larry Scott on the season/depth of league teams: "It's really hard to predict what's going happen." http://t.co/Wd5uC0UHR4…
  • Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-21-2014

    Cheryl Coward
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-20-2014 http://t.co/aL09yg9KjF #ncaaw #wnba -> SEC preseason media poll: South Carolina picked as 2015 league champion http://t.co/0hQgm2mNLn #ncaaw -> SEC preseason media poll player of the year: Tiffany Mitchell (South Carolina) http://t.co/0hQgm2mNLn #ncaaw -> Atlantic 10 preseason poll: Dayton unanimous favorite to win conference title http://t.co/dRAdVR7czj #ncaaw -> CAA preseason poll: James Madison tabbed to repeat as conference champions http://t.co/0AcOHFGoSe #ncaaw -> CAA Preseason Player of the…
  • Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike launch a YouTube channel: Team Ogwumike

    Cheryl Coward
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Even though WNBA stars and Stanford graduates Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike are playing overseas at the moment, they are still connected and have launched a YouTube channel. The back-to-back No. 1 WNBA draft picks and 2014 All-stars introduced “Team Ogwumike” today. The first show is #OisForOverseas. It chronicles Nneka and Chiney’s experiences overseas. Nneka is in Kursk, Russia while Chiney is in Schio, Italy. They will release a new episode every Tuesday at the same time (1 p.m.ET/10 a.m. PT). The channel also includes an introduction video from the sisters. #OisForOverseas…
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  • Photo of the Day: NBA Opens Brand New Replay Center

    Austin Remo
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    In an attempt to quicken the pace of games and time spent on replay reviews, the NBA has opened a brand new replay center focused on just that. The replay center will help referees to make the right calls on reviewable plays, in a much more timely fashion. With the ability to view multiple different camera angles on one screen at a time, the refs will have what they need to expedite these often lengthy periods of review. The facility is located in Secaucus, NJ. The “state-of-the-art” center is equipped with “20 replay stations and 94 television monitors, the NBA Replay…
  • Sheridan: Predictions for the 2014-15 NBA Season

    Chris Sheridan
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today’s New York Times brings the front page news that more people watched The Walking Dead and NCIS; New Orleans last week than Game 1 of the World Series. Which leads me to Prediction No. 1 for the 2014-15 NBA season: Commissioner Adam Silver is going to take on the national pastime, move up the start of the season by a week and see what happens. Which leads us to prediction No. 2: When Silver does this, his league will outdraw the World Series. I know this is a basketball Web site, so we are a little bit (OK, a lot) biased in this regard. But I am a former card-carrying member of the…
  • Want to win $100,000 on Opening Night? Read this

    Chris Sheridan
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Fantasy basketball season is upon us, which for some of us is better than the basketball season itself. And on Oct. 29, DraftKings is conducting a contest you won’t want to miss — with a cool $100,000 going to the first-place finisher. For those who are accustomed to the old school types of fantasy leagues, we implore you to give this a try. You get to pick a new team every night. You can play every night. You get paid the following morning if you finish in the money. It is a better way to play fantasy. Now, don’t get us wrong. Nothing wrong with the old-school way, except…
  • Five Things To Watch: Golden State Warriors

    James Park
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    For Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, it was another summer of  dreams and possibilities after a relatively disappointing 2013-2014 season that ended in dramatic fashion in the first round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers. During the offseason last year, there was some talk about the possibility of Dwight Howard having interest in joining the Warriors. It was unlikely (and never materialized), but the interest alone elevated the team’s status to a destination that was slowly but surely becoming a desirable one for high-end free agents around the league.
  • Victor Oladipo Has Facial Fracture, Out Indefinitely

    Chris Bernucca
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday.  The Magic announced Friday that Oladipo took an inadvertent elbow to the face during a practice drill. The second-year guard will undergo a surgical procedure Saturday. There is no timetable for his return. Oladipo already was nursing a sprained MCL suffered in preseason that had prevented him from playing in any exhibition games. He returned to practice Monday, and the Magic were hoping that Oladipo could have played in the team’s preseason finale Friday vs. Dallas. That is…
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  • Atlanta Hawks 'Paint the Town' at local Dunkin' Donuts

    Kris Willis
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
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  • Jarell Eddie claimed off waivers by Boston Celtics

    Kris Willis
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    Jarell Eddie is headed to Boston after being claimed off waivers by the Celtics. Jarell Eddie wasn't out of work for long. The former Virginia Tech Hokie who was cut earlier this week by the Atlanta Hawks was claimed on waivers by the Boston Celtics on Thursday according to RealGM's Shams Charania. The Boston Celtics have claimed forward Jarell Eddie -- Hawks' recent release -- off NBA free agency waivers, league source tells RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 23, 2014 Charania reports that multiple teams placed bids on Eddie but the Celtics were awarded his rights. There is…
  • Hawks vs Spurs: Atlanta's hot shooting sinks San Antonio

    Kris Willis
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few thoughts from Atlanta's 117-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs to close out the preseason. The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up the preseason in style knocking off the defending champion San Antonio Spurs 117-107. The Spurs weren't at full strength but Atlanta put on a clinic over the second and third quarters and that has to be a big confidence boost heading into the regular season. Following the game, they drew praise from Gregg Popovich on the Hawks' progress in the second season under Mike Budenholzer. "They're going to be a really good team, they're starting to buy into the system." -…
  • Hawks vs Spurs final score: Atlanta closes preseason with 117-107 win over San Antonio

    Kris Willis
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    The Atlanta Hawks finished the preseason with a 4-3 record after a 117-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs. The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up their 2014-15 preseason schedule Wednesday night with a 117-107 road win over the San Antonio Spurs. Atlanta took control in the second and third quarters as they outscored San Antonio 78-49. Atlanta led 53-48 at the half and exploded for 42 points in the third quarter to extend their lead to 21 points. The fourth quarter has caused Atlanta some heartaches during the preseason but the reserves were able to close it out and hold on for the win. Jeff Teague led…
  • Report: NBA lottery reform voted down; Hawks vote "no"

    Brad Rowland
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    The NBA reportedly voted on draft lottery reform on Wednesday, but the "old" process will remain, and the Atlanta Hawks were part of the reason. There has been significant buzz in recent weeks and days that the NBA could be moving away from the current lottery system in favor of new reform that would greatly alter the format by which the lottery was weighted. However, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the new proposal was voted down on Wednesday, and he also brings word that the Atlanta Hawks were among 13 teams that voted against the proposed change. "Several teams started to wonder about…
 
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  • Spurs end preseason with a 96-87 loss against the Rockets

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The Spurs will try to leave behind a preseason period that was short on positives and focus on winning the games that matter starting next week The preseason is finally over! It's funny how a couple of weeks ago we were all excited to watch Spurs basketball again and how, as the meaningless games went by, that excitement transformed into a mixture of anxiety and disdain. But in a few days the games will start to mean something and even though I'm not panicking over preseason losses, I would be lying if I said I wouldn't love for San Antonio to have a couple more weeks to get ready, even if it…
  • Every Spurs preview you didn't know existed

    J. Gomez (Edg5)
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The season is about to start so we compiled all the Spurs' season previews in one place for your enjoyment With the season about to start most publications are posting their season previews. And since we know you are too busy to search the web for every piece of Spurs-related content, we did it for you. Let's begin The SBNation NBA preview went live yesterday and it's not only informative but also pretty. The Spurs preview can be found here. An excerpt: The best illustration of the Spurs’ brilliance: 28 other teams talk about playing more like them every preseason. The greater sports world…
  • Rockets expert defends the Daryl Morey era in Houston

    J.R. Wilco
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    In the latest installment of Fraternizing with the Enemy, J.R. Wilco and Rockets blogger Ethan Rothstein, talk over all things Spurs/Rockets and Rockets/Spurs. I recently reached out to Ethan Rothstein, manager of the Houston Rockets blog The Dream Shake, to discuss our two teams in the lead up to the last preseason game and the beginning of the regular season next week. I was prompted by all of the interesting things going on with our fellow Texans this offseason: the drama with Chandler Parsons going to the Dallas Mavericks, Chris Bosh passing on a max offer and re-signing with Miami, the…
  • Preseason Game Preview: Spurs at Rockets

    Chris Itz
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The last five times these teams played each other the Rockets have won. I've read a number of Rockets fans comments that proclaim that Chandler Parsons has owned Kawhi Leonard in their matchups, so the Spurs should really watch out. San Antonio Spurs @ Houston Rockets Toyota Center, Houston, TX October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM Spurs Time TV: NBATV    RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI I'm sure you've heard that Darryl Morey decided to get cute with the last year of Chandler Parsons' contract and the Rockets ended up losing him to Mark Cuban's Mavericks in the offseason. Morey decided that paying Parsons a little…
  • Preseason Spurs Infographic: Spurs vs. Hawks

    Chris Itz
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    The Spurs lost their fourth preseason game as the Hawks look ready to make some noise in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks moved the ball and knocked down their triples to beat the Spurs in Mike Budenholzer's second trip back to San Antonio. I'm high on the Hawks this season, I think they'll host a playoff series, and they played a pretty sharp game. Even Ginobili was impressed, from Michael Erler's recap of the game: "For moments, especially in that third quarter, they were really sharp," the Argentine confirmed. "They penetrated, they kicked, a lot of threes, they executed their plays…
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  • NBA Southeast Division Preview: Lebron's decision = Wide open division.

    Jason Cooper
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:35 pm
    The Southeast division lost a huge chunk of appeal when Lebron James decided to leave the annual division dominating Miami Heat to return home to Cleveland. Since the 2010-11 season every team in this division outside of the Miami Heat basically went into the season playing for second through fifth in the division. Fortunately for those teams, Lebron has given them a gift of sorts as we enter this holiday season. He gave them the gift of him leaving the division. The "Big 3" is no more and for the first time in years, the Southeast Division is wide open. Let's take a look at how I see the…
  • NBA Northwest Division: Question Marks galore.

    Trevor Roberts
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    The NBA's Northwest division is full of uncertainty heading into the 2014-15 season. Between KD's foot injury, the unpredictability of Portland and Denver, and the youth of both Minnesota and Utah, the division could shape up in several different ways. Here's my prediction for how it will look come playoff time: 5\. Utah Jazz: The Jazz have done very little over the past few seasons, but they are slowly building a team of solid prospects, often gambling on uncertain draft picks with the hope of landing a big steal. The Jazz frontcourt tandem of Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson are long gone, and…
  • Steve Nash to miss season with back injury: Is he done for good?

    Trevor Roberts
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    It was announced today that Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season with nerve damage in his back, reportedly from straining it carrying baggage at an airport. Nash missed all but 15 games last year with back injuries that may or may not be related to his current ailment, and he's only played in 65 total games in his two seasons with the Lakers. As a Canadian, who grew up playing in the Steve Nash Youth Basketball system, it's hard to see such a great player having his career slowly cut down before him. That being said, Nash is now 40 years old, the oldest player in the league, a…
  • Western Conference Preview: The South West Division

    Steve Fishman
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    I have a couple of general questions before I get started on this preview. Why is Memphis and New Orleans in the South West Division? They're not in the South West. Shouldn't it be Phoenix and OKC? (is OKC considered the South West or Mid West?) Well, anyway, I'm not here to give **Adam Silver** a lesson in Geography, here are my predictions for the Western Conference's South West Division. This is a really good division, and the last place team may be the 9 or 10 seed in the West, and could even have an above .500 record. But someone has to finish last. **The New Orleans Hornets** This…
  • NBA Atlantic Division Preview. Toronto the best?

    Mihir Pandya
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    This division has had the most drastic changes in the last ten years. New Jersey to Brooklyn, Vince Carter to Deron Williams. Champions to losers, Big three to just Rajon Rondo. The list goes on for each team. 5 years ago, if you told anyone that Toronto would win this division, you would be considered a lunatic. Thankfully that is not the case now. **1.Toronto Raptors** \- They should easily take the division, really the team is looking very impresive and even though the preseason doesn’t mean much, they are 7-1! In the conference, they should grab the 4th seed. Maybe even 3rd. Key Players…
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  • Knicks At Raptors In Montreal – The Postgame Show With Co-host James Borbath

    Stephen Brotherston
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Pro Bball Report Postgame Show with co-host James Borbath starts immediately following the conclusion of the game (expected at about 10 pm ET). The New York Knicks face off against the Toronto Raptors in beautiful Montreal Canada on Friday night in front of a packed house. The Knicks feature three former Raptors in Quincy Acy, Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani. This is the final preseason tilt for both teams, so it's our best indication to-date of who is really ready to go when the games start to count next week!
  • Can A Tough And Professional Will Cherry Make The Raptors?

    Stephen Brotherston
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Toronto Raptors very vocal leader and backup point guard Greivis Vasquez knows what rookie guard Will Cherry is going through and brings his own unique perspective to the situation.
  • Knicks At Raptors In Montreal – The Final Test

    Stephen Brotherston
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Pro Bball Report Editor Stephen Brotherston discusses what to expect when the New York Knicks travel to Montreal to face the Toronto Raptors in each team's final test of the preseason on Friday night.
  • Can A Rejuvenated Jordan Hamilton Make The Raptors?

    Stephen Brotherston
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Jordan Hamilton was out of a job this summer, so he took a hard look at himself and decided he needed to do something about it. The Toronto Raptors invited him to training camp to compete for a spot on the roster and a rejuvenated Hamilton has looked pretty good in preseason games.
  • Raptors Play An International Team For The Tenth Time

    Stephen Brotherston
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    The Toronto Raptors hosted Maccabi Haifi in a preseason game on Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre. This is the tenth time in 20 seasons that Toronto has played a non-NBA team during preseason and their record was 7-1 at home and 1-1 on the road prior to this game.
 
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder’s Anthony Morrow Out 4-6 Weeks

    Delo
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Anthony Morrow, Oklahoma City Thunder   As of Friday, 10/24/14, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Anthony Morrow is set to miss the regular season opener due to an injury sustained while practicing. He suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee on Thursday during practice. The usual recovery time for said injury is anywhere from four to six weeks. He still has to go for further evaluation but this is an injury that had also plagued a player of the Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo. With Kevin Durant suffering his own injury, Anthony Morrow was going to have the opportunity to showcase the strong…
  • Philadelphia 76ers Complete Trade with Brooklyn Nets

    Delo
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Marquis Teague, Former Brooklyn Nets Player  Casper Ware, Former Philadelphia 76ers Player                           The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers completed their trade today dealing Marquis Teague along with a 2019 second round draft pick, which was acquired by Milwaukee in June, to the 76ers in exchange for guard Casper Ware. Last season with the 76ers, Casper Ware only appeared in nine games and was able to average roughly 5.3 points and 1.1 assists on an average of 12.9 minutes per game. As opposed to Marquis…
  • Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely With Facial Fracture

    Delo
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
      Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic   As of today the Orlando Magic announced that their 2nd overall pick in 2013, Victor Oladipo, will be out for the 2014-2015 NBA season. If you had not known already, Victor Oladipo already was dealing with the injury of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, hence why he hasn’t played at all this preseason. While practicing on Thursday he had suffered the facial fracture and is now dealing with the fact that he has to miss the rest of the season before it has even started. This couldn’t be any more of a blow to the…
  • Josh Childress Acting Childish in Australian League

    Delo
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Former NBA Player, Josh Childress   NBA veteran Josh Childress, who is now apart of the Sydney Kings, forgets what the true meaning of sportsmanship is. He was knocked down to the ground by a hard screen and felt the need to retaliate and throw a dangerous elbow to his opponent’s face. Whether he’s trying out for his new career in MMA or just acted irrationally, he can now face some heavy charges on an attempt to hurt another player by the NBL. He was signed by the Sidney Kings in August of 2014 and is one of the biggest profile athletes in the NBL.   Here’s the…
  • Portland Trail Blazers Owner Donates $100 Million To Fight Ebola

    ladyt
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Portland Trailblazers Owner Paul Allen According to ESPN, Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has donated $100 million to fight Ebola. On Thursday the billionaire said: “Among the initiatives he’s supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected”. Allen the Co-Founder of Microsoft will also establish a fund $2.6 million dollar pledge to help cover the costs of emergency transportation of the workers. The post Portland Trail Blazers Owner Donates $100 Million To…
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  • You Can’t Guard Confidence

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

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

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

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

    Tammer Farid
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    I am fascinated by the Triangle Offense. Here is a system that is responsible for 11 NBA championships yet suddenly it has disappeared from the league. The main reason for my infatuation, is unlike the predominate pick and roll offenses that most NBA teams run these days, the Triangle is an offense that involves ball movement, player movement, structure, play-making, and best of all flow. The Triangle Offense also carries with it this mythical legend that it is too difficult to learn and too difficult to teach. That you need an MJ, Kobe or Shaq to be able to be successful with it. That it…
 
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  • Preseason Showdown: 76ers vs Pistons

    Rakesh Bi
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    The Detroit Pistons will wrap up a fairly successful preseason by challenging the Philadelphia 76ers at the Palace tonight at 7:30 PM ET. At this point it is unclear whether the Pistons will come back from disappointment to impress their fan base. The same question lies with the Sixers, whose miserable 2013 season surrounded them with an aura of hopelessness. Both teams await new seasons with the same dreams, and this may be our best preview of what comes ahead. Detroit is coming off one of the bigger off-seasons in a revamped Eastern Conference. They started out with the hiring of Stan Van…
  • Preseason Showdown: Maccabi Haifa vs Raptors

    Rakesh Bi
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Tonight at 7:30 PM ET, the Israeli powerhouse, Maccabi Haifa, visits the Air Canada Centre to battle the hopeful Toronto Raptors, continuing an exciting day of preseason basketball. The Raptors will play their first game after recovering from the three-game marathon on the road, made up of encounters with the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, and Boston Celtics. Meanwhile, Maccabi Haifa is yet to have taken any games against NBA teams, but hope to take their domestic league winning tradition to the bigger stage. With aspirations to make it far into the playoffs after coming off a…
  • Preseason Game 7: Bulls vs Cavaliers

    Harish Rajan
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    It’s about that time for the game we’ve all been waiting for. A game between the two division rivals that made arguably the biggest moves during the off-season which made the the two best teams in the eastern conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired LeBron James and Kevin Love during the off-season while the Chicago Bulls signed Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic, and rookie Doug McDermott. Lebron, usually confident in his abilities and his team made the following remark: [The Bulls] are a team that’s much better than us right now just off chemistry. They’ve been together…
  • Preseason Game 6: Bulls vs Hornets

    Harish Rajan
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Another preseason battle of elite big men will start at 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV in a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets.  Today’s game will be more of a test for Hornets big man Al Jefferson. At the age of 29, he still has not made an all-star team despite the big numbers he has been putting up. Last season, he averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds, and his career averages are 17 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks. He has been fairly consistent throughout his career but still not been able to achieve a spot on the all-star team, in part because of the below par…
  • Preseason Game 5: Bulls vs Hawks

    Harish Rajan
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    In today’s preseason game, not only will be able to observe Derrick Rose’s return back to the game, but Al Horford’s as well. Al Horford is a player who has been injured for a while now, but before his injury, he was in all-star form. All eyes have been on Derrick Rose regarding returns to the game, but Al Horford is an important piece to the puzzle for the Atlanta Hawks. The question still remains, though, on how many minutes these two players will get in tonight’s game. Horford, in his first game back to the NBA, scored just 2 points in 11 minutes. It should be well…
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    Hoops Junction

  • NBA 2014-2015 Season Wishlist

    Vladimir Dessources
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The 2014-2015 NBA season is upon us and we have a season wishlist that we want fulfilled. There are a few things that can make for an electrifying season. Hopefully we can get this from our NBA players. After all we are the consumer and the consumer is always right. Hopefully the NBA can get it right again this year make a few things happen in our favor. They say the basketball bounces in mysterious ways. Season Wishlist Item #1. Lebron James in the NBA Finals Win or lose it is always good to have Lebron James in the NBA Finals. He is considered the best player in the world currently.
  • The Kobe Bryant Problem

    Vladimir Dessources
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Kobe Bryant problem has been spoken about in the media non-stop since there was a GM report criticizing  Kobe. There are many unnamed sources  not willing to go on record and put a name to their quotes. We have heard all of the criticisms that Kobe is a ball hog, team killer and intense competitor. There was even a source that went as far as saying Kobe Bryant sabotaged the Lakers Free agency by not being friendly to potential new comers. The funniest thing about all of these sources is that all of them want to remain silent. No one wants to place their official stamp on what they said.
  • 30 For 30:When The Garden Was Eden

    Vladimir Dessources
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    ESPN 30 For 30 When The Garden Was Eden Review When the Garden Was Eden ESPN 30 for 30  is an amazing film that depicts the roller coaster ride that was the New York Knicks in the seasons of the late 60’s to the early 70s. Michael Rappaport did a tremendous job in putting this film together. The film is a must see for all basketball aficionados everywhere. The film gives a wonderful depiction of the ascension of the New York Knicks from their early onset to their championships in 1970 and 1973. Right out of the gate you get the New York City vibe with views of the empire state and…
  • Damian Lillard Signature Workout Program

    Vladimir Dessources
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Damian Lillard Signature Workout Program Review The Damian Lillard Signature workout program is a great basketball training program that gets player to pattern their game after Damian Lillard. Through this program players get the nuances and the breakdowns of what Damian Lillard does on the court to make his defenders look foolish. This program is very extensive and comprehensive for basketball players of all ages. We will take you through common questions that people ask before they buy this signature workout program to see if it is right for you.  I have tried the product and marvel at the…
  • NBA 2K15 Xbox 360 Review

    Vladimir Dessources
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    NBA 2K15 Xbox 360 Review NBA 2K15 has been released and we must say we are very impressed with the results by 2K Sports. There are a lot of positives to this game that make it a game that you have to purchase. NBA 2K15 Sounds One of the main aspects that caught our eyes was the ambiance and the game play audio. The menus had great classic music that kept our heads nodding in enjoyment. As you go through the menus it feels as if you are building up to play a game. The ambiance is very upbeat and keeps the energy high that is very important for days you are snowed in and bored out of your mind.
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  • Is Kobe Bryant the one to blame for Lakers’ downfall?

    Toni George
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    On October 20, 2014, ESPN’s Henry Abbott posted an article about Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The article is not about how the Lakers lived by the Mamba for so many years BUT about how the franchise is dying by him. What Abbott is trying to prove is that nobody wants to play with Bryant on the same side. While agreeing with the statement, Stephen A. Smith defends the superstar saying that his drive, his strive for greatness is the main reason why some of the stars and superstars from the league don’t come to L.A. “Listen I know of a meeting where Kobe Bryant…
  • Stephen A. Smith: Chicago is legit

    Toni George
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    LeBron James is right, the Chicago Bulls are a genuine threat with a healthy Derrick Rose attacking the basket. “Let met state this for the record so that everybody can understand my position and how affectionately I feel for Derrick Rose: I contend to you that even with the Big Three in Miami, if Derrick Rose had been healthy, there is no way in hell that the Miami Heat would have gone to four consecutive NBA Finals. No way on Earth. Somehow, someway Chicago would have interrupted that stretch, maybe two of four, maybe three of four, but for consecutive NBA Finals would not have…
  • Top Plays: Superman is back

    Toni George
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Check out the top ten NBA plays from October 21, 2014: DeAndre Jordan connects for two spectacular aley-oops, Chris Bosh goes for the reverse, behind the back circus shot, Festus Ezeli rejects Jared Cunnigham who wasn’t impressed at all and went for the one-handed tomahawk afterwards, and Dwight Howard slams over two people.
  • Everybody UP: Central Division Preview

    Toni George
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Are the Bulls better than the Cavs? That’s what LeBron James says! Can the Pacers compete at a high level? That’s what Frank Vogel says! What about Detroit? Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James knows how to be a leader now. Before the team’s first preseason practice, the King of Ohio gathered his new colleagues and talked with each and every one of them about the upcoming season. It didn’t matter if the guy was superstar Kevin Love or long-shot Stephen Holt. He wanted to hear each and every one of them and ultimately he wanted to be heard by each and every one of them. LeBron James knows…
  • Top Plays: KJ Daniels Says ‘Not In My New House’

    Toni George
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    Check out the top ten NBA plays from October 20, 2014: Vince Carter reject former teammate Dirk Nowitzki at the rim, Deron Williams shows his point guard skills, Derrick Rose forces the AND1, Quincy Acy goes insane at the rim, Tristan Thompson connects with Michael Dellavedova, and rookie KJ Daniels rejects Alan Anderson with two hands.
 
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  • Scott Chandler Fantasy Sleeper Week 8

    Dan Schalk
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Scott Chandler is not a hot commodity as a fantasy tight end, heck he’s only owned in 6% of fantasy leagues, but Chandler has had a fairly decent season, and has flown under the radar even in fan crazed Buffalo.  The 6’7 260 pound tight end won’t outrun defenders, or make anyone miss in the open […] The post Scott Chandler Fantasy Sleeper Week 8 appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Expections Limited for Percy Harvin’s Fantasy Value

    Dan Schalk
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    The trade that shocked the world last week truly won’t have much of an impact on the 2014 NFL season.  Midseason trades in football just simply do not work in the short term.  With offenses so complex, the new player is coming in attempting to learn the playbook and terminology in such a limited amount of time.  […] The post Expections Limited for Percy Harvin’s Fantasy Value appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • The Emergence of Clay Harbor

    Dan Schalk
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Clay Harbor started the year as the Jaguars blocking tight end and number two on the depth chart, but due to an injury to Marcedes Lewis, Harbor’s role for the  Jags has increased exponentially. Since Harbor has taken over the starting tight end duties for the Jaguars in week four he has never seen less than […] The post The Emergence of Clay Harbor appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Week 8 NFL Picks

    Dan Schalk
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Our NFL Picks will be a weekly column, where our writers choose the winner of four games including one which will be an upset pick. The Picks will be tracked and we will crown a champion at the end of the season.  Writer’s Dan Schalk and James Kiblin will pick the games and battle it out […] The post Week 8 NFL Picks appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
  • Making the Case to Pick Up Joseph Randle on Your Fantasy Team

    Dan Schalk
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Demarco Murray is on a tear to start the 2014 NFL season, to the likes that no one has done before in NFL history.  I, along with many fantasy owners have reaped the benefits so far this season in fantasy, for being a Demarco owner.  There was one play on Sunday during the Cowboys victory […] The post Making the Case to Pick Up Joseph Randle on Your Fantasy Team appeared first on MyFantasySportsTalk.
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