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We Say Goodbye To NBA Unplugged

We say goodbye to NBA Unplugged.  The podcast lasted over 3 seasons and featured amazing guests from all around the NBA sphere.  We’ve interviewed other media members, NBA players, bloggers, European players and everyone else in between.  Below I would like to thank everyone who has ever appeared on NBA Unplugged and would like to invite them to join our new show, The Pull...
Via TheProBasketballTalk
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith To Sign With Rockets

Josh Smith wants an opportunity to chase a ring and play with a friend. According to reports, the former Pistons forward will sign with the Rockets. Josh Smith heading to Houston after clearing waivers, I can confirm. Wants to contend, excited about heading chance to add to their program. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) December 24, 2014 Sources said Wednesday that Smith made it...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith To Sign With Rockets

Josh Smith wants an opportunity to chase a ring and play with a friend. According to reports, the former Pistons forward will sign with the Rockets. Josh Smith heading to Houston after clearing waivers, I can confirm. Wants to contend, excited about heading chance to add to their program. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) December 24, 2014 Sources said Wednesday that Smith made it...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Agrees To 1-Year, $2 Million Deal

  The Rockets have won the Josh Smith auction and will land him once he clears waivers at 5 P.M. ET Wednesday. Smith will be signed for the rest of the season for around $2 million, and is expected to be in the starting lineup on Friday against the Grizzlies.   Josh Smith heading to Houston after clearing waivers, I can confirm. Wants to contend, excited about heading chance to...
Via Rockets Social
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets ‘Very’ Confident They’ll Land Josh Smith

  While teams are lining up for the services of Josh Smith, the Houston Rockets believe they almost have him in the bag. Josh Smith won't clear waivers until 5 pm ET tomorrow, but Rockets still very confident he'll come their way. Next game Friday v. Memphis. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) December 23, 2014 Josh Smith and Dwight Howard have been trying to team up ever since Dwight...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young says to ‘give me the ball’ to reduce Kobe Bryant’s workload

According to a column by Sam Amick of USA Today, there has been talk of the Lakers giving Kobe Bryant time off. Well, he should; Kobe is like 49 years old (36 but who’s counting?) and he’s been going non-stop this entire season. Part of that is on Kobe and part of that is on coach Byron Scott. Nick Young offered up a solution for all of this: “Hats off to (Bryant), still...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott may rest Kobe Bryant “for a game or two”

I’m not sure how the Black Mamba is going to take this one, but it might do him the world of good. After playing 38 minutes in Sunday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings, Lakers head coach Byron Scott told reporters that he would consider resting Kobe Bryant “for a game or two,” according to Sam Amick from USA Today: Lakers coach Byron Scott indicates he may rest Kobe for a game...
Via Lakerholicz.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics shopping Rajon Rondo to Lakers, Rockets, Mavericks

The Boston Celtics may finally be prepared to trade Rajon Rondo. While Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has maintained for weeks that he is not actively shopping Rondo, Sam Amick of USA Today reports that the Celtics have had discussions with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks regarding a potential...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team calls Celtics about Rajon Rondo – again

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in touch with the Boston Celtics regarding the availability of Rajon Rondo, according to Sam Amick from USA Today and Marc Stein from ESPN. The Lakers previously put in a call regarding Rondo a few month ago, according to Ramona Shelburne from ESPN Los Angeles, though talks seemingly went no where. It’s unclear if talks were more substantial this...
Via Lakerholicz.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant calls bulls— on stars not wanting to play with Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant isn’t buying all of the stories about Kobe Bryant costing the Los Angeles Lakers top free agents because of his attitude. In a recent interview with Sam Amick of USA Today, Durant said he would be perfectly content playing alongside Kobe. And to those who claim Bryant has deterred quality players from signing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Mullin doesn’t want to take over the Kings mid-season

The Sacramento Kings are looking for a new head coach after firing Mike Malone. General Manager Pete D’Alessandro made it clear that Malone was let go because of wins and losses. Right now, Tyrone Corbin is the interim head coach but there will be a lot of speculation on who will be the next coach as the season progresses. One name that has been floating around is Hall of Famer...
Via No Guts, No Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson Meets With DeMarcus Cousins, Kings Execs

Tyrone Corbin’s run as Sacramento Kings interim head coach could be short-lived. According to Sam Amick of USA, after calling the Kings loss 102-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mark Jackson had a lengthy meeting with Mullin, Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro and star center DeMarcus Cousins inside the “Chairman’s Lounge” where they had requested that arena...
Via Thacover2
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson Meets With DeMarcus Cousins, Kings Execs

Tyrone Corbin’s run as Sacramento Kings interim head coach could be short lived. According to Sam Amick of USA, after calling the Kings loss 102-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Mark Jackson had a lengthy meeting with Mullin, Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro and star center DeMarcus Cousins inside the “Chairman’s Lounge” where they had requested that arena...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins found out Kings fired Mike Malone via Twitter

Another day, another life changing event discovered via Twitter. This time, the life changing event was the Sacramento Kings’ firing of Mike Malone, and DeMarcus Cousins finding out via Twitter. The news first broke via Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 15, 2014 And then...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Amick: "Rondo known to be interested in joining the Lakers"

USA Today’s Sam Amick reported Friday morning that Rajon Rondo is “known” to be interested in joining the Lakers. Here are the bullet points from an article posted by Jay King of MassLive with color commentary by Padraic O’Connor of CelticsLife: USA TODAY: Amick reported Friday that the "Rondo possibility" presented the Los Angeles Lakers with "an intriguing Plan D of...
Via Celtics Life
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: DeMarcus Cousins questionable for tonight's game

The Sacramento Kings fell to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday by the score of 97-85. The loss dropped the Kings to 9-8 on the season, fourth in the Pacific Division. Rudy Gay lead the Kings with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the floor.Although four Kings were in double-figures in scoring, it wasn't enough to make up for the absence of DeMarcus Cousins, who is questionable for...
Via NBA Injury News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Bobby Brown “has serious interest” in signing with L.A.

Yesterday, the Lakers held a work out for seven players including Michael Beasley, Tony Douglas and Bobby Brown. While it’s still unclear what will happen on the Beasley front – who worked out for the Lakers for the second time this summer – it seems that Douglas intends to play in China next season, according to Sam Amick from USA Today. While Douglas still has three days...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team work out seven free agents including Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Toney Douglas

It appears that the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t just work out Michael Beasley on Wednesday. According to Sam Amick from USA Today, the purple and gold also held workouts for Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Daniel Orton, Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee. Pittman and Douglas, like Beasley, are former Miami Heat players, while Bobby Brown has only played sparingly...
Via Lakerholicz.com
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers News: Indiana signs Rodney Stucky

In an attempt to fill the void left by Lance Stephenson who is now a Charlotte Hornet, the Indiana Pacers have signed guard Rodney Stucky per Sam Amick of USA Today:Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 17, 2014Stucky was drafted 15th overall in the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Make Asset Acquisition Trade with Bulls

Reported first by USA Today Sports’ Sam Amick, the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls participated in a minor trade on Monday that has Chicago shedding salary, and Orlando gaining assets such as Anthony Randolph‘s contract  in return. As the Bulls keep clearing space, I’m told they’ll send Anthony Randolph and two second rounders to Orlando. Randolph expected to be waived...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets get Trevor Ariza in sign-and-trade

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with Trevor Ariza, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. He will replace Chandler Parsons as the starting forward for the Rockets. Ariza’s contract will decline per season. He will first make $8.6 million, then $8.2 million, $7.8 million, and finally... The post Rockets Sign Trevor Ariza appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies News: Vince Carter signs

The Memphis Grizzlies and former-Maverick guard Vince Carter, have agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal, according to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports.Nice pickup by Grizzlies, who get Vince Carter on 3-year, $12 million deal. Third year $2 mil guaranteed. ee - http://t.co/BWPvRPlSIe— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 12, 2014This signing is great for the Grizzlies organization as...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder Sign G Anthony Morrow to 3-Year $10M Deal

This pickup by the Oklahoma City Thunder may go under the radar because of the movement of other players with a higher profile, but Anthony Morrow is exactly the kind of player they need. Anthony Morrow has agreed to join the Thunder, giving Oklahoma City a 3-point shooter and depth on the wing. Story coming soon. — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) July 12, 2014 Anthony Morrow...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Suns Finalizing Sign-And-Trade To Get Isaiah Thomas From Kings

The Phoenix Suns didn’t land LeBron James, but they made one move to solidify their roster. The Suns reached an agreement with Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas on Friday, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported, citing league sources. Thomas is a restricted free agent, so the teams are working out a sign-and-trade deal. USA Today’s Sam Amick confirmed the deal and outlined...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Wiggins signs with adidas

There was never a bidding war, but Adidas has added another huge name to put alongside Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, John Wall and Damian Lillard. Sam Amick of USA Today is reporting that Cleveland Cavaliers guard and No. 1 overall draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, has signed an endorsement deal with the apparel company. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak...
Via Thacover2
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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