One of the highlights of this weekend's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was Malcolm Gladwell's interview with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. A few weeks ago in a conversation with USA Today's Sam Amick, Silver discussed the idea of raising the league's minimum age from 19 to 20, effectively changing the "one and done" system to "two and done...
Houston, TX - According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Houston Rockets have begun targeting Chicago Bulls swingman Mike Dunleavy in trade discussions this evening. The Rockets are in the market to acquire another piece that will help them compete in the Western Conference, and Dunleavy would be a very nice addition to their […]The post NBA Rumor: Houston Rockets Targeting Mike...
Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reported today that the Golden State Warriors have serious interest in acquiring Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich.Amick said: "According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Golden State Warriors are among teams that had been showing serious interest in Hinrich long before the Deng trade. The person spoke to USA Today Sports on the condition...
In this episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux talks with Sam Amick of USA Today, Larry Coon of CBAFAQ.com, ESPN and HoopsWorld, and Charles Modiano of RealGM.
Sam (@sam_amick) and Daniel discuss the disparity between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference so far, the strong start of the Portland Trail Blazers, and the progress of DeMarcus Cousins.
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December 05, 2013
His amnesty now finalized, it is time for Metta World Peace to move on from the Lakers. In fact, talk of his next destination has bubbled since before he was even let go, with the Knicks reportedly topping his list of choices.
By Friday, though, another name had risen to the top of World Peace's list, according to a report from USA Today's Sam Amick: the Clippers.
The Clippers blew a sure-win vs. the Spurs, letting San Antonio escape with a 103-100 OT win -- its 10th straight. Sam Amick feels this was simply a teaching moment for Los Angeles.
Jeremy Lin's journey from the waiver wire to the toast of New York is a complicated one. Join Sam Amick as he details how NBA business and circumstance have made Lin a star.
February 10, 2012
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Last week we took a break to be with the families during these holiday times. However, NBA Unplugged is back this week with Jacob Noble (@ProBskbllTalk) and Brian Geltzeiler (@Hoopscritic). We have a special treat...
One blowout win isn't enough to quell the fears in L.A. The powerhouse Purple and Gold appear to be struggling in their new system, and now Sam Amick has to ask: Is this team broken?
December 28, 2011
NBA owners deserve the most blame for these failed talks, but the union is hardly innocent, writes Sam Amick. Simply put, it failed to fight for the best intentions of all NBA players.
November 15, 2011