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Dennis Smith Jr. Named in FBI NCAA Basketball Investigation

We don’t like posting things like this, but documents dropped in the FBI’s investigation of NCAA Basketball and former NC State Dennis Smith Jr. is on them. Here is what they’ve found. Dennis Smith, who would go on to play at North Carolina State in 2016-17, received $43,500 according to the documents. Another document headed “Pina,” for ASM agent Stephen Pina, says Smith received...
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1 hour ago

Dennis Smith Jr shines as Dallas Mavericks All-Star Weekend rep

For over a decade, Dirk Nowitzki was the lone presence for the Dallas Mavericks throughout the NBA’s All-Star Weekends. Every now-and-then there would be a stray All-Star like Jason Kidd in 2009-10 or someone like Wesley Matthews last year in the JBL Three-Point Contest. It was not until this year, however, that another player, Dennis Smith Jr, took the reins as the representative...
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Dennis Smith Jr calls out judges’ scoring in Dunk Contest

Dennis Smith Jr came up short in Saturday night’s Slam Dunk Contest, and he had a few choice words for the judges’ scores afterwards.The Dallas Mavericks rookie failed to advance to the championship round in the competition and took to social media roughly an hour after it ended. In a tweet, Smith pointed to the fact that a double-pump dunk of his barely got a better score than a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo gets assist from Chadwick Boseman on ‘Black Panther’ dunk

Victor Oladipo went Hollywood while in Los Angeles for the Slam Dunk contest.The Indiana Pacers guard performed a cool “Black Panther” dunk for his second dunk in the contest. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays the titular superhero in the Marvel movie “Black Panther”, was sitting courtside for the dunk contest at Staples Center on Saturday night. Oladipo came over to Boseman and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs notes: Altman, Wade, Rose, James, Thomas

The Cavaliers had the busiest and most impactful trade deadline of any other team, swinging three major trades and restructuring a faltering roster by end of lunchtime on February 8. The behind-the-scenes and on-court struggles preceding the moves were a major talking point across the league,’s Joe Vardon breaks down.For starters, Cleveland’s rookie general manager...
Via Hoops Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Notes: Lue's loyal to Smith; roster additions rejuvenated LeBron

J.R. Smith‘s 2017/18 season has been a difficult one but head coach Tyronn Lue‘s loyalty to his sharpshooter dates back to Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Joe Vardon of writes. In his defense, Lue referenced Smith’s eight straight points in the third quarter of that decisive seventh game and his overall value to the team.“Sometimes your shot is going to come and go,...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs deal Rose, acquire Hood, Hill in three-team deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers are not standing pat during the NBA trade deadline. Fresh off news of the Isaiah Thomas blockbuster, the Cavaliers have reportedly acquired sharpshooting guard Rodney Hood from the Jazz and guard George Hill from the Sacramento Kings in a three team deal.Here’s how the deal itself breaks down.In addition to Cleveland acquiring Hood and Hill, it sends Jae Crowder...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers trying to unload J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson contracts

Dan Gilbert is said to be running the Cleveland Cavaliers now, and he appears to be doing everything he can to dismantle the team as we know it.Not only is he at odds with LeBron James and making plans for the future rather than trying to win it all now, but he is also trying to get rid of some of the contracts handed out to LeBron’s friends.USA Today’s Sam Amick said in a chat published...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers beat Pacers with altered lineup

It’s just one game, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to take anything they can get right now.Friday night, the Cavaliers would outlast the Indiana Pacers. But it started with a lineup change. Head coach Tyronn Lue would finally accept that changes needed to be made following weeks of turmoil. So he put Tristan Thompson back at center, moved Kevin Love back to power forward and...
Via The Sports Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith willing to accept bench role to help Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said on Tuesday night that he is planning to make changes to the lineup, and J.R. Smith is willing to accept a reduced role if Lue thinks that will help.Following his team’s 114-102 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, which was Cleveland’s 10th loss in its last 13 games, Lue said he is “gonna make a change.” Smith, who has started 42 of 45 games this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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