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Dirk Nowitzki’s New Role

Dallas’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder puts them at 22-10 for the season, which is good for the 5th seed in the Western Conference. They’re thought to have one of the most complete starting 5s in the entire league, with the newly-acquired and established playmaker Rajon Rondo at point... The post Dirk Nowitzki’s New Role appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview and Analysis: Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls

Game Preview and Analysis: Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois Date/Time: Thursday, January 1, 2015 – 8:00 PM Broadcast:  ESPN For their first 2015 game the Chicago Bulls are top choice of the latest NBA lines and game odds.  The Nuggets are facing this major team... The post Game Preview and Analysis: Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls appeared...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Signs With Rockets

The Houston Rockets have signed Josh Smith for the biannual exception, which is worth $2 million. Smith has also been promised a starting role with the Rockets, alongside with his good friend and former AAU teammate Dwight Howard. Smith averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game before... The post Josh Smith Signs With Rockets appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Acquire Corey Brewer

The Houston Rockets have acquired Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Rockets will send Troy Daniels, a 2015 second-round pick (Sacramento) and a future second round pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Corey Brewer will earn $4.7 million during the 2014/15 season and $4.9 million during... The post Rockets Acquire Corey Brewer appeared first...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks To Acquire Rajon Rondo

The Dallas Mavericks are trading Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a future first-round draft pick and a future second-round pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Rajon Rondo. “The deal is on course to happen tonight,” said one source, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The Houston Rockets and... The post Mavericks To Acquire Rajon Rondo appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Memphis Grizzlies are in First Place. Here’s Why

    With Memphis’ recent 112-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers last Friday, the Grizzlies are sitting in first place both in the Southwest Division as well as the Western Conference. At 14-2, they are just ahead of the Golden State Warriors, who are 13-2. There were some doubts... The post The Memphis Grizzlies are in First Place. Here’s Why appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

How far can the Sacramento Kings go?

Nobody expected the Sacramento Kings to win 4 games in the first 5 games of the 2014-2015 season. The team was supposed to be stuck in the lottery for one more year at least. And in a crowded West, at the start of the season, it seemed like a fair... The post How far can the Sacramento Kings go? appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Nash to miss entire 2014-’15 season

Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season according to the Los Angeles Lakers. Nash, 40, is the oldest player in the NBA. He is set to earn $9.7 million this season. “Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to... The post Steve Nash to miss entire 2014-’15 season appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patience a Must with Andrew Wiggins

Lois Einhorn, formerly known as Ray Finkle, once begged the question, “What do you know about pressure?” As fans and media of the various sports that we follow, we have this tendency to hold elite, college and professional athletes to extraordinary standards, to perform at a level that we see... The post Patience a Must with Andrew Wiggins appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Article: Betting on the NBA and winning

Betting on the NBA and winning Not only is basketball the best spectator sport around, it’s also one of the greatest sports to bet on. The NBA is about to begin in November and the season stretches all the way to June for the play offs meaning there will be... The post Article: Betting on the NBA and winning appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Michael Beasley Find His Rhythm With The Grizzlies?

Michael Beasley took the world of basketball by storm in 2007. He was a freshman at Kansas State University and completely dominated during his rookie campaign. He was named an AP All-American, National Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Player of the Year. He was a wing player with... The post Can Michael Beasley Find His Rhythm With The Grizzlies? appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Trade For Keith Bogans

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded John Lucas III, Erik Murphy, Malcolm Thomas, Dwight Powell and two future second round picks in exchange for Keith Bogans, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Bogans has a non-guaranteed contract worth $5.3 million this season and $5.5 million next season. The 34-year-old veteran has averaged 6.3... The post Cavaliers Trade For Keith Bogans appeared...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns Sign Eric Bledsoe, Zoran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns have re-signed Eric Bledsoe to a five-year, $70 million contract. Zoran Dragic will also join his brothers team on a two-year, $4 million deal. Bledsoe averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game before getting injured last season. Dragic, 25, averaged 14.1 points in 26.3 minutes... The post Suns Sign Eric Bledsoe, Zoran Dragic appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Sign Wayne Ellington, Ronnie Price

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Wayne Ellington and Ronnie Price. Ellington, 26, averaged 3.2 points in 8.7 minutes per game for the Mavericks last season. He shot 42.4% from the three-point line during his limited role. Ellington will have the opportunity to take over Jodie Meeks’ role as a... The post Lakers Sign Wayne Ellington, Ronnie Price appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Sign Jason Maxiell

The Charlotte Hornets have signed Jason Maxiell to a non-guaranteed deal for training camp. He averaged 3.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 34 games for the Orlando Magic last season. Maxiell is a 6-foot-7 forward with 9-years of experience in the league. The Hornets currently have Cody Zeller and Noah... The post Hornets Sign Jason Maxiell appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ramon Sessions Signs With Kings

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million contract with Ramon Sessions. The Kings also added Darren Collison to their squad this off-season. Sessions, 28, averaged 12.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game last season. He shot 42.9% from the field and 28.2% from the three-point line. The Kings... The post Ramon Sessions Signs With Kings appeared first...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons?

The Bad Boys. DEEETRRROOIT BAAASKETBAAALLL!!!! You guys remember that? Those were the good ole days of Detroit Pistons basketball. It wasn’t long ago we were watching “Mr. Big Shot” Billups drain clutch shot after clutch shot, Ben Wallace dominating his way to multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards, and RIP... The post Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors, Jerry West Agree To Two-Year Extension

The Golden State Warriors have locked-in Jerry West until the 2016-17 season. West admitted that he considered retiring prior to his contract extension. The Warriors, who won 51 games last season, are only expected to get better as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut gain more experience with... The post Warriors, Jerry West Agree To Two-Year...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks Re-Sign Elton Brand

Elton Brand has agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 53.9% from the field for Atlanta last season. Unfortunately, Brand’s production took a massive fall during the postseason. Hawks’ owner Bruce Levenson recently stepped down after releasing... The post Hawks Re-Sign Elton Brand appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva Signs With Mavericks

The Mavericks have signed Charlie Villanueva to a non-guaranteed contract, according to ESPN. Many expected Villanueva to be a legitimate threat on the offensive end after he scored a career-high 48 points in 2006. However, the 30-year-old forward has not seen much playing time since the 2011-12 season with the Pistons.... The post Charlie Villanueva Signs With Mavericks appeared...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New Look Miami Heat Will Struggle in 14/15

After four straight appearances in the NBA Finals, finding themselves successful in two, the Miami Heat’s golden era, also known as the “Big 3″ era is no more. LeBron James spurned longtime friends Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade to go back to the homeland (first such case in which a... The post New Look Miami Heat Will Struggle in 14/15 appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Sign Ekpe Udoh

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Ekpe Udoh to a veteran-minimum deal for next season. Udoh, 27, has averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game throughout his career. He is a 6′ 10″, 245 lbs power forward who was drafted with the No. 6 pick in the... The post Clippers Sign Ekpe Udoh appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: Life After Basketball

If we’ve learned anything from the Washington Wizards’ small forward Paul Pierce’s recent antics, it’s clear that there is going to be life after basketball. It has been much publicized of late, his desire to make furrows into the world of poker once his illustrious career, that started back with... The post Paul Pierce: Life After Basketball appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Acquire Jason Terry

The Houston Rockets have traded non-guaranteed contracts and Alonzo Gee to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Jason Terry and two second-round draft picks. Terry, 36, was traded to the Kings by the Brooklyn Nets last season. He averaged 4.5 points in 16.3 minutes per game, while shooting a career-low... The post Rockets Acquire Jason Terry appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Sign Shannon Brown

The Miami Heat have signed Shannon Brown to a one-year deal. Brown is the sixteenth player on Miami’s roster. Brown, a two-time champion with the Lakers, has averaged 7.7 points in 18 minutes per game throughout his career. Prior to the signing, Dwyane Wade was the Heat’s only shooting guard. Along... The post Heat Sign Shannon Brown appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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