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FIBA World Cup Day 4: Goran Dragic, Slovenia Stay Unbeaten

  Goran Dragic scored 22 points and handed out four assists as Slovenia improved to 3-0 in Group D play at the FIBA World Cup in Spain Tuesday, beating Korea 89-72 in Gran Canaria. Slovenia led just 40-39 at halftime and Korea scored twice in the opening minute of the second half to take a […] FIBA World Cup Day 4: Goran Dragic, Slovenia Stay Unbeaten - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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USA Basketball Coasts To Victory Over New Zealand

Coming off a slight scare against Turkey (about as big a scare as you can imagine a 21-point victory would be), Team USA got off to a fast start in its third game of group play Tuesday at the 2014 FIBA World Cup and mostly coasted to a 98-71 victory over New Zealand. After a lackluster […] USA Basketball Coasts To Victory Over New Zealand - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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Ray Allen: What’s The Best Option For The Free Agent?

Ray Allen‘s services are being requested by a minimum of four teams at this point, with a fifth option being retirement. The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat have all been linked to the 3-point assassin and all provide different, unique benefits. Which option is the best? Regardless of what […] Ray Allen: What’s The Best Option For...
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Big Time: Ranking The 5 Celtic Big Men

As the offseason wears on, the Celtic roster is beginning to crystallize. Even with Jackie McMullan’s breaking non-story regarding Rajon Rondo demanding a trade making it’s rounds, there’s little worry about the perimeter moving forward. A rotation of Rondo-Marcus Smart-Avery Bradley-Jeff Green-James Young with Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner picking up whatever scraps are...
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Richard Jefferson: Capable Of Replacing Vince Carter?

The Mavericks pursuit of free agent forward Chandler Parsons did not come without its price. Dallas put their own free agent, Vince Carter, in a precarious situation as their pursuit of Parsons put contract negotiations with Carter on the back burner. The contract offer that Dallas extended to Parsons limited their flexibility when it came […] Richard Jefferson: Capable Of Replacing...
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Philadelphia 76ers: Players To Watch During Tank 2.0

Last season, the Philadelphia 76ers were a very bad basketball team, and were that way by design. Once Sam Hinkie was brought in to rebuild the once proud franchise, he made it very clear he planned to start with the draft and build from there. That meant that in order to increase their odds of […] Philadelphia 76ers: Players To Watch During Tank 2.0 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Big 12: Can TCU Go Winless In The Conference Again?

There was a time last season, about 11 games into the schedule when there was actually some optimism for the rest of the season for the TCU Horned Frogs. At this point, TCU had a pre-conference play record of 9-3. Then the big bad conference schedule rolled around and this became where all of the […] Big 12: Can TCU Go Winless In The Conference Again? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Orlando Magic: Any MIP Contenders On The Roster?

One thing that we can guarantee before the NBA season even begins is that an Orlando Magic player won’t be winning the MVP award this year. The reality is though that there are only a handful of players in the league who have a realistic chance of scooping that award anyway. Nevertheless, a more realistic […] Orlando Magic: Any MIP Contenders On The Roster? - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
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Miami Heat: Trading For Rajon Rondo Make Sense

Rajon Rondo is looking to leave Boston and taking his talents to South Beach might be the best fit for him – unless he kills one of his new teammates first. Let’s take a step back and look at the latest news surrounding the Celtics point guard. In case you haven’t heard, ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan […] Miami Heat: Trading For Rajon Rondo Make Sense - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: A Desire For Timofey Mozgov

It’s the rumor that just won’t go away, and for good reason.  Timofey Mozgov would immediately fulfill a significant need for the Cleveland Cavaliers and is a logical trade pursuit for them. The interest on the side of Cleveland makes perfect sense. In his four years in the NBA, Mozgov has proven to be a […] Cleveland Cavaliers: A Desire For Timofey Mozgov - Hoops Habit -...
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Dwight Howard: Chasing The Dream

It’s been a long time since the Orlando Magic took on Dwight Howard as the team’s first round and first overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Coming into the league as a high-school kid, Dwight Howard sure had a lot of expectations to live up to. During his first season as a pro, in […] Dwight Howard: Chasing The Dream - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion and Stats All About The NBA
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Young Minnesota Timberwolves Will Be Worth Watching

It is fast becoming a new era in Minnesota. With the trade of franchise centerpiece Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Minnesota Timberwolves have invested heavily in their future. The trio of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young mightn’t be the most experienced but they are energetic, exciting and they are the new, […] Young Minnesota Timberwolves Will...
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A Look Back At Jimmer Time

Entering the 2011 NBA Draft, the legend of Jimmer Fredette had grown leaps and bounds due to his break-out season at BYU. A season in which he lead the NCAA in scoring with 28.9 ppg on a robust 40 percent shooting from 3-point land. He won over the heart of many fans because of his […] A Look Back At Jimmer Time - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion and Stats All About The NBA
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Charlotte Hornets Should Make Move For Jeff Green

There’s only one surefire way to win basketball games: put up more points than does the opposition. Considering this, a team’s roster needs players who can, indeed, put the ball in the hoop. Taking a look at today’s NBA, the teams that find the most success are those who feature three or four big-time scorers. The […] Charlotte Hornets Should Make Move For Jeff Green - Hoops...
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Dallas Mavericks: Rivalry With Houston Rockets Just Got Even Better

First Dwight Howard, then Chandler Parsons. Now Jason Terry? This Dallas Mavericks-Houston Rockets rivalry has now become bigger and breathtakingly awesome. The Rockets made a trade over the weekend, acquiring the former Sixth Man of the Year who won a championship with Dallas in 2011, from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Alonzo Gee and […] Dallas Mavericks: Rivalry With Houston...
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Brooklyn Nets: Analyzing Kevin Garnett’s Potential Return

Kevin Garnett–The Big Ticket; MVP; future Hall of Famer–whatever you choose to call the 38-year-old, 15-time NBA All-Star, it cannot fully encapsulate how Garnett influenced the game of basketball. Garnett is currently contemplating retirement after his first season in Brooklyn, which saw the forward/center play a near career-worst 54 games because of a lingering back […] Brooklyn...
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Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15

The Philadelphia 76ers are in the middle of a long rebuilding process, and are not looking like they will be a playoff team at any point in the near future. They are entering a 2014-15 season where they are all about developing their young players once again, and it could be yet another lottery draft […] Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Los Angeles Clippers Close To Re-Signing Hedo Turkoglu

When the Los Angeles Clippers traded away Jared Dudley and subsequently waived Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica they created close to $4 million in breathing room. They also gave themselves the ability to fill out their roster with veteran’s minimum contracts. In an attempt to firm up their roster before training camp, the Clippers are also expected to re-sign veteran...
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FIBA World Cup Day 3: Cinderella Senegal Surprises Croatia

In two days, Senegal has doubled its total for wins in FIBA world championship play, winning for the second straight day Monday by upsetting Croatia 77-75 in Group B play in the FIBA World Cup at Sevilla, Spain. The win leaves Greece as the lone unbeaten in the group and leaves Croatia with more questions […] FIBA World Cup Day 3: Cinderella Senegal Surprises Croatia - Hoops Habit...
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Phoenix Suns: Why Eric Bledsoe Decision Isn’t So Simple

The Phoenix Suns have a decision to make as it relates to Eric Bledsoe, but it isn’t as simple as some would have you believe. They’re at a stalemate and to be quite honest, if teams were knocking the door down to acquire him, somebody would have signed him to an offer sheet during the […] Phoenix Suns: Why Eric Bledsoe Decision Isn’t So Simple - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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Denver Nuggets: Kenneth Faried Continues To Impress

When training camp for USA Basketball started a couple of months ago, there were questions if Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried could make the FIBA World Championship roster. Now, two games into the tournament, Faried is looking like one of Team USA’s best players. Faried led the Americans in Sunday’s win against Turkey with a game high 22 points. […] Denver Nuggets...
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New York Knicks: Triangle Success Will Depend On Trust

When Greg Focker was vying for Byrnes family approval in the popular film “Meet The Parents,” he learned all about the Circle of Trust created by Jack Byrnes. For the New York Knicks to start turning things around, they’ll need to have something similar, just in a different shape — a Triangle of Trust, if […] New York Knicks: Triangle Success Will Depend On Trust - Hoops...
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Sacramento Kings: Start Nik Stauskas Or Ben McLemore?

When training camp opens in just under a few weeks for the Sacramento Kings, the majority of what can be considered a fairly straightforward summer will result in coach Mike Malone attempting to prepare his troops for regular season battle. NBA training camps are useful for clarifying issues and identifying them. The Kings front office haven’t […] Sacramento Kings: Start Nik...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Predictions For The Backcourt In 2014-15

These are the dog days of the summer. The NBA season is so close, yet so far away. As we approach the beginning of training camp, there is no better time to speculate on what we’ll see when the ball finally drops on the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers season. With some new additions to the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Predictions For The Backcourt In 2014-15 - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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The San Antonio Spurs Can Win Back-to-Back Championships, But…

As everyone who follows professional basketball knows, the San Antonio Spurs have long been considered the best of the best. An organization that inspires greatness from their players, espouses a “team first” attitude in all things and has enough hardware and championship banners to show everyone that their way of thinking works on a long-term […] The San Antonio Spurs Can...
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