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NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves To Acquire Thaddeus Young

It’s not Aug. 23 yet, but the details of the three-team Kevin Love trade are already starting to trickle down. According to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, the Minnesota Timberwolves will likely acquire Thaddeus Young in their blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers when the deal can be made on Saturday. […] NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves...
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NBA Power Rankings: The 10 Most Overrated Players In Basketball

Part of the fun of the NBA’s offseason is that it gives us a chance to sit back and look at each player’s body of work. There are no streaks to consider, no hot stretches that are skewing our view of each player and no long losing streaks that cloud our judgement. It’s us, the […] NBA Power Rankings: The 10 Most Overrated Players In Basketball - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
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NBA Power Rankings: All 30 Starting Small Forwards

August is a hot, humid, and dry time of the year.  It holds true for the NBA cycle too, unless you’re invested in NBA Power Rankings.  In most circumstances, small forwards are changing the game more than any other position. The league’s two strongest ambassadors today are setting the standard for what an ideal player […] NBA Power Rankings: All 30 Starting Small Forwards...
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Atlanta Hawks: How Can Jeff Teague Step Up?

It’s almost a year since I wrote my first article for HoopsHabit, and where so much has changed in some regards, in other ways things are exactly the same. That first piece that I refer to was titled “Is It Time For Jeff Teague To Break Out?” and if I was to post it unchanged […] Atlanta Hawks: How Can Jeff Teague Step Up? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion and...
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New York Knicks: The Value Of The Assist

With the arrival of first-year coach and triangle offense-extraordinaire Derek Fisher, the New York Knicks‘ offense is in for a complete overhaul. Nevertheless, the Knicks struggles don’t start nor end with their offense. Regardless, as a team that has missed the playoffs seven out of the last 10 seasons, there’s no way to go but up. The […] New York Knicks: The Value Of...
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New Orleans Pelicans: Should Ramon Sessions Be A Target?

Currently on the Pelicans roster, there are two candidates to play backup point guard. Their names are Austin Rivers and Jimmer Fredette. Stop laughing.  Brian Roberts (not the baseball player) had a decent season for them last year, but he is now in Charlotte. It should be assumed that General Manager Dell Demps will address […] New Orleans Pelicans: Should Ramon Sessions Be...
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Offseason Melodies Of The Cleveland Cavaliers

Music can make you feel anything. It’s one of the few embodiments of passion that lingers inside of our heads, making us feel happy, sad, angry, romantic and so much more. You can put music with almost anything and it works. It just works. This is also true with NBA players. Many of them are […] Offseason Melodies Of The Cleveland Cavaliers - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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Denver Nuggets: Kenneth Faried Keeps His Team USA Starting Spot

Two international exhibition games for Team USA meant two quality starts for Denver Nuggets’ power forward Kenneth Faried, and now we can worry about him becoming the official starter instead of worrying he’ll get cut on Saturday. Coach Mike Krzyzewski had solid options when deciding on his starting power forward for Team USA’s game against the Dominican Republic...
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SEC: 5 Things We Learned About Kentucky In The Bahamas

The Kentucky Wildcats are trend setters, thanks to their head coach John Calipari. Coach Cal created an event called “Big Blue Bahamas” where the Wildcats played in a six-game exhibition tour in eight days against high level competition. Kentucky played Chalons-Reims (a professional team in France), the Puerto Rican national team reserves and the Dominican national team. […...
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Charlotte Hornets: Expectations For Lance Stephenson

The Charlotte Hornets signed shooting guard Lance Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million deal this offseason and they are extremely excited about his future with them. He will immediately slide into the starting shooting guard spot, and will play alongside Kemba Walker in the backcourt. There are quite a few that think he will fit […] Charlotte Hornets: Expectations For Lance...
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San Antonio Spurs: Right Team, Right Time For Becky Hammon

When Becky Hammon, soon-to-be former point guard for the WNBA San Antonio Stars, was hired by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich as a the first female full-time assistant head coach in the NBA, it made a lot of headlines and grabbed a lot of people’s attention. But no one was really all that […] San Antonio Spurs: Right Team, Right Time For Becky Hammon - Hoops Habit...
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Memphis Grizzlies: Top 4 Seed?

As we inch closer and closer to a can’t-miss regular season, the Western Conference continues to look as deep and competitive as any this league has ever seen. Quick question: on April 1, would you have rather had the Phoenix Suns or the Indiana Pacers? … See what I mean? If you’ve seen Game of […] Memphis Grizzlies: Top 4 Seed? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion...
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Boston Celtics: 5 Things That Will Make Or Break This Season

Somehow, even without playing a single game, the Boston Celtics have already been counted out of the playoff mix for next year. While it is true that the Eastern Conference has appeared to have exponentially improved this offseason, the seeding is still very-much wide-open, especially the seventh and eighth spots. After the Phoenix Suns saw […] Boston Celtics: 5 Things That Will...
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NBA Players Whose Grace Period Is Ending In 2014-15

The career arc of an NBA player can be broken down into many stages. Perhaps no part of their career is as vital as that of the grace period. While some are given a shorter leash than others, this term refers to the time in which players perform without severe consequences. Said athletes face criticism, but either […] NBA Players Whose Grace Period Is Ending In 2014-15 - Hoops...
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Houston Rockets; Trevor Ariza Gives Rockets A Formidable Starting 5

After failing to recruit any big-name free agents this off-season, the Houston Rockets reverted to bringing back former Rocket Trevor Ariza, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. Ariza will undoubtedly start at small forward in place of Chandler Parsons, and his presence will help salvage the Rockets’ loss of key contributors such as Jeremy Lin, Omer […] Houston Rockets; Trevor...
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The Curious Case Of Jeremy Lin

Ask casual fans of the NBA what they think of Jeremy Lin and you’ll most probably come to one conclusion: Jeremy Lin might just be the most polarizing player in the NBA. And you won’t even have to go far for proof. Just check the comments on any article on Jeremy Lin and you’ll see […] The Curious Case Of Jeremy Lin - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion and Stats...
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Washington Wizards: Realistic Expectations For 2014-15

The Washington Wizards won 44 games last season, their highest win total since the 2004-05 season. With another year of experience under the belt for a dynamic backcourt in John Wall and Bradley Beal plus a slew of veterans including a future Hall of Fame addition in Paul Pierce, many think the Wizards will improve […] Washington Wizards: Realistic Expectations For 2014-15 - Hoops...
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Orlando Magic: Predicting Opening Night Starting 5

Unsurprisingly, the Orlando Magic will be trying to develop the young players they have on their roster next season. This should mean more responsibility and more minutes for the likes of Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless. The team has to try and win games as well, though, and that is why getting the balance […] Orlando Magic: Predicting Opening Night Starting...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s New Challenge

It seems as though Kobe Bryant has been gone an eternity; perhaps he has been gone that long, and then some, in basketball years. He has not played much  since tearing his Achilles tendon late in the Dwight Howard Experiment. Another leg injury in the past campaign compounded the problem. However, Bryant now claims to […] Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant’s New Challenge - Hoops...
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Los Angeles Lakers: Start Carlos Boozer Or Julius Randle?

There are a number of questions that face the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Who should start at power forward is one of them. Forwards Carlos Boozer and Julius Randle will suit up in the same jersey and play for the same franchise; however, between now and training camp they’re far from being on the […] Los Angeles Lakers: Start Carlos Boozer Or Julius Randle? - Hoops Habit...
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NBA Rumors: Phoenix Suns Pursuing Eric Bledsoe Trade?

The Phoenix Suns still have most of the power in their restricted free agency talks with Eric Bledsoe, but with the threat of his $3.7 million qualifying offer looming large, general manager Ryan McDonough may be exploring his options. According to local sportscaster Jude LaCava, the Suns are discussing pursuing a sign-and-trade deal for Eric […] NBA Rumors: Phoenix Suns Pursuing...
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NBA Referee Dick Bavetta to Retire

We don’t often notice the referees, and the ones we do (looking at you, Joey Crawford) we tend to single out for poor reasons. That was just how Dick Bavetta liked it, as he came to work each and every day and did the best he could before moving onto his next assignment. Such was […] NBA Referee Dick Bavetta to Retire - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis, Opinion and Stats All About The NBA
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The 5 Most Intriguing Games On The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Schedule

The schedule has been released for the 2014-15 NBA season, and as such, fans are scrambling to find the most choice games to watch this winter. When will division rivalries be in town? How long is the big opposite coast road trip this year? When can I see Kevin Durant and LeBron James? For Minnesota […] The 5 Most Intriguing Games On The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Schedule - Hoops...
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Charlotte Hornets: 5 Best Building Blocks

All sights are set on the future for the Charlotte Hornets. The Bobcats were stuck in the NBA’s cellar for four seasons, and after a 7-59 season which included a 23-game losing streak, Charlotte basketball was the league’s biggest punchline for two years straight. Now, though, after securing one franchise-altering talent last summer in Al Jefferson and […] Charlotte Hornets...
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Detroit Pistons: Introducing Cartier Martin

For the casual NBA fan, there’s often a really romanticized image of how players make their way to the NBA. They think of the high school star, who excelled in college, before being picked up in the first round of the NBA Draft. Just like that, the rest is history. Except it isn’t. For most […] Detroit Pistons: Introducing Cartier Martin - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis...
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