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As many as seven teams looking to trade their 1st Round Picks

According to Chad Ford's ESPN Draft Blog, seemingly every team in the NBA is trying to trade their first round Draft picks. Except for the New Orleans Hornets at pick number one, of course, who've instead been exchanging high fives mixed with low fives on a routine basis all throughout their front office ever since winning the right to select Anthony Davis. Seething with...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Surprised by the Thunder

After winning 4 in a row against a San Antonio Spurs team that hadn’t lost in a month and a half, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked like they were on a roll headed into the NBA Finals. They seemed pumped and ready to face a Miami Heat team that had just been beat up through a seven-game series with the Boston Celtics. They looked poised to jump out of the starting gate with two...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Sullinger red flagged by medical staffs; father, agent say he's fine

He's faced questions about his height, his weight and his mobility. Now former Ohio State big man and projected NBA lottery pick Jared Sullinger has a new concern he'll need to dispel for teams looking to draft him.  According to ESPN.com's Chad Ford, Sullinger was red flagged by NBA doctors because of a bad back. "A number of NBA team doctors have reviewed the...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Reaching a deal between Freeland and Blazers is far from done

Back when the Portland Trail Blazers selected Joel Feeland 30th overall in 2006, the idea at the time was to draft and stash the big man over in Europe and let him develop his game. Mission accomplished. After playing with Gran Canaria until 2009, the 6-foot-10 forward and center moved to Unicaja Malaga and is coming off a season where he led the team in scoring and rebounds with...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA's social media reach sets record numbers

The social media world is expanding every single day. Twitter, and Facebook are the leaders in this social media world and NBA fans have been tapping into the two outlets to stay up to date on their favorite teams, players and everything NBA related. Indeed the NBA is a global sport and has reached all corners and Twitter and Facebook are at the forefront of this charge. And...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobcats hire St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap

The Bobcats had reportedly whittled their list of general managers to three names -- Brian Shaw, Jerry Sloan and Quinn Snyder. So it figures that the team that had the worst record in NBA history went away from that list for a young coach with little NBA experience. Bonus points if you know who Bobcats new coach Mike Dunlap actually is. NBA fans met Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

OKC just needs to play better if they hope to win Game Four

The Oklahoma City Thunder shot twenty-two percent from three-point range in their Game Three loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday. James Harden finished 2 for 10 from the floor overall. Kevin Durant could not score more than 25 and Russell Westbrook could not top 19. Meanwhile, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade finished with 29 and 25 respectively, out-scoring the Thunder duo by 10. Chris...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks' future not set in stone

Scott Brooks likely is not focused on what happens after this season quite yet. In all likelihood, it will take care of itself once the Thunder's season ends -- championship or not. You still cannot blame Thunder fans for worrying that their head coach will go elsewhere this offseason.  And while it's a concern for later, it is still a concern. Scott Brooks might be...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Williams, Crawford join market for shooters

Free agency opens up at midnight on July 1.  It appears that it is going to be filled with a lot of two types of players; restricted free agents who might actually be able to join a new team and shooters.  There are going to be lots of shooters.  As CBS Sports' Matt Moore writes, Blazers guard Jamal Crawford and 76ers guard Lou Williams are both set to join the free agent...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Gasol definitely out in L.A.?

The Los Angeles Lakers were pointing fingers at just about everyone to take the blame for missing a chance at another championship after the Thunder knocked the Lakers out of the postseason. Los Angeles is not a patient city, so you can bet all the guys taking flack for not stepping up during the playoffs will most likely be headed elsewhere. Guys like Andrew Bynum are probably...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: Miami closes out young Thunder in Game 3 & Durant makes no excuses

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: Miami finishes like a champ, OKC doesn't When you're fighting a team that can match all your physical tools and even win a few of the matchups against you, you need to come up with some other way to win.  Usually, that "other" way is to capitalize on the other...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

French national team loses key players as Olympics loom

It's a pretty safe bet Team USA and Spain will be fighting for the gold medal at the upcoming 2012 Olympic games but the rest of the field of teams will be playing for bronze. Teams such as Brazil, Argentina and France are the teams that could walk away with the bronze medal but if Team France plans on standing on the stage at the end of the basketball tournament, they will...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Funny LeBron James home videos

The Miami Heat were able to steal a win in Oklahoma City against the Thunder in Game 2 to tie the NBA Finals series and will be looking to go up 2-1 tonight as the scene shifts to Miami. The Heat have been led by All-Star LeBron James as he has been producing on both ends of the court. He is averaging 30.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists in 42.6 minutes per game for Miami and...
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June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

TP at the wrong place at the wrong time. Injures eye in club brawl

The San Antonio Spurs have a reputation as being a squeaky-clean franchise. Rarely do you read the headlines and see any Spurs player name on the police blotter or capturing the headlines for all the wrong reason. So this was a bit out of the norm when Tony Parker was at the wrong place, at the wrong time in New York City lately. Parker was at an NYC night club when a brawl reportedly...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Dream Team documentary sets record for NBA TV

If you were like me, this past week you sat on the couch and soaked in the highly-anticipated Dream Team documentary chronicling the 1992 USA Olympic team made up of David Robinson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, John Stockton, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin, Christian Laettner, Magic Johnson, and Charles Barkley. It will perhaps be considered...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat able to hold off roaring Thunder to even series

Man, this series is off to a great start. Even when the Heat went up 16-2, you knew at some point, the Thunder would make it into a game. Oklahoma City waited almost the whole game, but they didn’t disappoint. The biggest difference I saw in last night’s game compared to Game 1 was the help LeBron James got from his All-Star teammates. James has done what should be expected...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Charlotte down to Snyder or Shaw

Jerry Sloan has withdrawn his name from the Bobcats' coaching search and it appears that the Bobcats have narrowed their decision down to veteran assistant coach Brian Shaw and former Missouri head coach, and Lakers assistant, Quinn Snyder. The Bobcats' coaching position could be the first to fall among the three teams with coaching decisions to make this summer. But it...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Pacers' Hibbert treats fans to a night out at the movies

The truncated NBA season is quickly coming to a close. The NBA Finals are fully underway, teams are preparing for the draft, free agency starts in a few weeks, and teams will be gearing up for the 2012 NBA Summer League soon. It was a successful shortened season, as fans were treated to great games, exciting playoffs and much more despite the season nearly being lost due to an owners...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Starting 5: OKC's hole got too big.. and oh, about that foul

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: Slow start dooms OKC Think about this.  When a team beats another by 16 to 20 points, it's considered a blowout.  So when the Thunder got down 18-2, they now faced the daunting task of having to blow out the Miami Heat just to tie the game at some point.  And they almost...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Sullinger not worried about critics

Jared Sullinger was the centerpiece of Sweet 16 team as a freshman and a Final Four team as a sophomore.  He is as polished a low post scorer as any draft prospect in the last three or four years and yet, as Crossover Chronicle's Wendell Maxey points out, he is without question the most scrutinized lottery prospect in this year's draft.  Fortunately for Sullinger, he isn...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

James Harden fine with Game 1 role

If one Thunder player completely underwhelmed in Game One of the NBA Finals, it was sixth man extraordinaire James Harden. Harden represents one of the biggest advantages the Thunder have in this series as the Heat are not exactly the deepest team and do not exactly have athleticism off the bench. Harden has the kind of game-changing offensive ability to pull Oklahoma City through...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Garnett waiting on the Celtics

One of the most interesting teams to watch this offseason will be the Boston Celtics. They have to face the decision of bringing back their aging veterans or letting their stars go and starting over. They were within one win of the NBA Finals, so it would be hard to make the argument that the current team they have doesn’t work, but will the wear and tear of another year push them...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio thinks Timberwolves can follow OKC model, and he might be right

A talking point of confusion surrounding the "OKC Model" is that Kevin Durant part. A first ballot Hall of Famer needs to be acquired in order to activate the model that Oklahoma City is currently following to the NBA Finals. You need an All Star Point Guard too, and an All Star caliber player who is content to put team first and come off the bench like Russell Westbrook...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer overtakes Paul Allen for richest owner title if NBA returns to Seattle

Move over Paul Allen. If the NBA does indeed return to Seattle, there is a pretty good chance the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers, who can boast being the richest team owner in the league, will be knocked off his lofty pedestal. On Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and two members of the Nordstrom family -- Eric and Peter – were announced as part of the investor group...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Experiencing the Dream Team documentary blow-by-blow

I was a mere child when the Dream Team changed the basketball landscape.  My good friend Joe Ruiz suggested live tweeting the documentary, but I needed more than 140 characters.  With that in mind, here’s a running diary on the documentary about greatest team ever assembled.  Spoiler alert: Charles Barkley is entertaining. 7:30: Hey look, Matt Winer. I wish Turner Sports...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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