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Will signing Kenyon Martin backfire on New York Knicks?

Ronnie Brewer being dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder was not the only change going on in New York at Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline. The Knicks used their time wisely in signing veteran forward Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract and the deal is expected to be completed by early next week. New York has been in need of big man help and talk of Martin joining the Knicks has been...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Recapping all the NBA trade deadline action

The NBA’s trade deadline has come and gone and it was the year of the blockbuster! Josh Smith is now a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kevin Garnett joins the Los Angeles Clippers and Dwight Howard is headed to the Brooklyn Nets. I know, I know, none of those things happened. We were teased with rumors all over the place leading up to the Thursday’s deadline, but it looks...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Has Dwight Howard become damaged goods? Yes, it appears so

Dwight as damaged goods? Yep   Prior to this offseason (or maybe post-Trade-Deadline last season), Dwight Howard was unquestionably considered the best center in the league by a wide majority of people. His unique and stunning mix of ridiculous athleticism, strength, talent, and rebounding ability was unparalleled in the entire NBA and the tenacity he always played...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

CC video of the day: Kidd-Gilchrist has no mercy for Pistons' Monroe

When you are a 6-11 NBA center, the last thing you want happening to you is having a someone dunk on you and putting you on a poster. Unfortunately for Pistons' Greg Monroe, it happened to him last night courtesy of Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. In the fourth quarter, Kidd-Gilchrist went in the paint with one dribble, took his allowed two steps, went straight for...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

All-Star run in shows how off Howard has become

You know your season is going pretty bad when your coach is yelling at you during the All-Star Game. After all, the weekend is supposed to be a time to relax and kick back a little bit. Yes, there are those required media appearances and the game itself, but that is supposed to be low stress and a good time. The perfect environment for the happy-go-lucky Dwight Howard. In 2012...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Morris twins reunited, Kings doing Kings things

The first domino of the trade deadline fell Wednesday night when the Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets completed a three team trade that sent Marcus Morris from the Rockets to Suns, Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas to the Kings and Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt to the Rockets.  Houston also gets a couple of second round picks...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucks are thinking big at the deadline?

The Milwaukee Bucks are thinking big -- if rumors are to be believed. With Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline quickly approaching, Milwaukee's future is coming to a pretty quick head. Both Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis will be free agents this summer and it is largely expected that only one will remain with Milwaukee heading to the future. Considering that Jennings is...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Does Granger's return help or hurt the Pacers?

The Indiana Pacers are 32-21, the third seed in the Eastern Conference and considered one of the only teams that have a shot at challenging the Miami Heat for a trip to the Finals. They have accomplished all this without last year’s leading scorer, Danny Granger. Granger has missed the entire season with a knee injury but is expected to return in the next week. Originally it...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

CC video of the day: Is Batum secretly 'Batman'?

In the shadows of the night, keeping a watchful eye over the city, protecting the innocent and striking fear in the hearts of criminals he stands ready. Now if you are thinking this reminds you of a superhero you are right and Blazers' Nicolas Batum may be that hero. Batum has been given the nickname "Batman" seeing how his name sounds like the iconic hero but...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Starting 5

Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: Joe cool Joe Johnson has the reputation of being an isolation player. That is just what he has always done. You give him the ball and he scores. It is not always efficient and it is not always pretty. His trade to Brooklyn has been a mixed bag so far. He has not quite delivered...
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February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tayshaun Prince returns to his Motor City kingdom

Tayhsaun Prince, or at least one of his fans, was extremely disappointed when Prince did not come out of the tunnel at Banker's Life Fieldhouse on Jan. 30. The life Prince knew for the last 10 years was going to change. He was leaving the Palace of Auburn Hills and all the great memories he had made there, including starting for a championship team in 2004 and a more than half...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

A Comprehensive Way to Fix All-Star Saturday Night

All-Star Saturday Night has the potential to be great, but the musical performances and down time make it nearly unbearable   All-Star Saturday Night, frankly, sucks so let's fix it! With this comprehensive and consolidated list, I will attempt to highlight the (many) major problems with Saturday Night's festivities and events. Onward!: 1. Ban Nick...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

CC video of the day: Garnett cracks on Sager's fashion sense

There is so much to look forward to during the NBA's All-Star break. The dunk contest, three-point shootout, the celebrities in the arena, the best-of-the-best NBA player's on one court and of course, what incredibly outlandish suit TNT's Craig Sager will wear. For years Sager has worn some crazy looking suits which run the gambit of fashion mistakes. From mismatched...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

BracketBusters, mid-majors hold plenty of NBA talent

ESPN does some things right. A few years ago, in an effort to get those non-power conference schools on TV, ESPN set aside a weekend to match up the top schools from those "mid-major" conferences on their network in an effort to get them more exposure. The experiment has been running for 10 years now and it is safe to say -- thanks to Butler and to VCU making the Final...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Nuggets poised for post-All-Star break out

All-Star Weekend has come and gone and now it is time to for the sprint to the playoffs or tanking towards the lottery. We know that the top three spots in the Western Conference and the top spot in the Eastern Conference are likely set. We think we know the Miami Heat will finish atop the East and the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers will finish...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies

Jerry Buss, longtime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers died on Monday at the age of 80. Reports came out last week that Buss had been in the hospital battling an undisclosed type of cancer for months, but his death was reportedly caused by kidney failure. Buss had been to the hospital a number of times over the last few years and had taken a step back in his involvement with the...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rose remains big mystery of NBA's 2nd half

Joakim Noah and Luol Deng represented the Bulls in Houston for All-Star Weekend. Their seasons (at least statistically) do not scream All Star but they both held their own in the league's yearly exhibition. Their team has proven worth the attention with Chicago sitting at 30-22 and fifth in the East. At this point, there seems to be few who think the Miami Heat will not win...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Starting 5: All Star Edition

Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: CP-MVP Being a point guard in the NBA All Star Game is relatively easy. Just pass the ball and let the stars do what they do best -- score. Playing point guard as Chris Paul though makes things different. Paul put on his wide array of dribbling moves and got into the paint...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Gary Payton, Bernard King highlight Hall of Fame finalists

On Friday in Houston, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced the finalists who will vie to enter its hallowed halls when the official entrants are announced in April at the Final Four. Among the notable names in the finalists include Sonics point guard Gary Payton, New York Knicks legend Bernard King, former Kentucky coach Rick Pitino and legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. The...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dunkers underwhelm, Saturday Night confuses

Terrence Ross jumped over a kid while doing a windmill after donning a Vince Carter jersey to recreate one of the great dunk contest dunks. Jeremy Evans foretold his own windmill over a painting of him doing a windmill over a painting by jumping over a painting of him doing a windmill over a painting. Are you confused? The West won All-Star Saturday Night... I think. ...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Faried starts weekend off right in Rising Stars Challenge

Kenneth Faried wanted to give everyone a taste of what has in story Saturday night for the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest. This weekend was his formal announcement onto a national stage. Basketball junkies and Nuggets fans already knew about the "Manimal" and his unrelenting effort. Now the league's rookies and sophomore know about it too. Faried led...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston: scene of the biggest dunk contest robbery ever

This weekend marks the NBA's return to Houston for the All-Star Game. The 2006 weekend in Houston gave us several things. LeBron James became the youngest player ever to win the game's MVP trophy. Bill Simmons wrote one of the funniest sports articles I have ever read.  It also gave us the biggest Slam Dunk Contest travesty in history when Nate Robinson defeated Andre...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Nerlens Noel's injury might be a blessing in disguise

Top NBA Draft prospect Nerlens Noel will miss the remainder of the year after tearing his ACL in Tuesday's game at Florida. The Kentucky center was one of the top-rated high school prospects and joined the freshman factory in Lexington to play for John Calipari. It was figured that Noel would be the No. 1 pick before the season began and he was still expected to go in the...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA surprises heading into the All-Star Break

The All-Star break does not completely split the season in half. In terms of games. We are past the midpoint, but it is still a good opportunity to take a look back on what we have seen so far this year. Here are some of the more interesting storylines that have stood out to me so far this season, presented as song titles for a little extra spice. (Note: I am very surprised by...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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Steph Curry on fire in 3-point shootout warm-up

Seeing is believing. And there is no doubt that the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry will make people believe on Saturday night Houston that he is the best 3-point shooter in the NBA. He is already got a head start thanks to some video shot Wednesday of Curry warming up for the All-Star event by hittingfor  27-points of a possible 30-point performance. The release. The rotation...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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