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JaVale McGee to soon become a Raptor?

Photo Credit: csnwashington.com On Thursday morning, a deal between JaVale McGee and the Boston Celtics seemed inevitable. Those talks have broken, and seem both parties seem to be OK with leaving things the way they are and parting ways. The two sides couldn’t agree on control of the player’s contract option for the 2015-16 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. McGee has...
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BREAKING: Trail Blazers starter will miss rest of season with torn achilles

Photo Credit: csnnw.com The Portland Trail Blazers will most likely be without starting shooting guard, Wesley Matthews, for the remainder of the season. During the Blazers win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, Matthews went down hard with an apparent achilles injury. The Blazers playoff and championship hopes rest mostly on Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge’s shoulders...
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Rick Carlisle has great comeback for reporter after being asked Amar’e Stoudemire question

PHOTO CREDIT: Dallas Morning News   Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle hasn’t had a very fun time with reporters lately. Despite having a 40-22 record (before tonight’s game against the Blazers) and being less than two games from the third seed in the Western Conference, the Mavs coach has been a little cranky with reporters of late. Which leads us to tonight’s game against...
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Steve Kerr takes a shot at Rockets’ GM and James Harden

In case you’ve been under living under a rock the last few months, there a fantastic rivalry brewing between the Warriors and Rockets. And now, the grownups are joining the budding rivalry. Golden State Warriors rookie coach Steve Kerr has pressed all the right buttons so far this year and he’s even pushing some people’s buttons one might say. Well, at least Houston Rockets...
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Five teams the Thunder can start thinking about trading Durant to

***Before anyone throws a fit, this is just a fun speculation article based off the recent Superman-esque performances from Russell Westbrook. Hey, four straight triple-doubles is a pretty impressive feat.    Now that we got that out of the way, there is no way in hell Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti is going to risk everything he’s done and worked for, to trade...
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Magic guard Devyn Marble is out with an eye injury

credit: espn.go.com Magic guard Devyn Marble is out 4-6 weeks due to a detached retina in his left eye which will require surgery. Via the Orlando Sentinel:  Orlando Magic rookie Devyn Marble has a detached retina in his left eye, team officials announced Wednesday. Marble said he’ll undergo surgery early next week. He likely will miss four to six weeks, team officials said...
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George Karl gives the wrong advice on how the Knicks should surround Carmelo Anthony

PHOTO CREDIT: (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)   George Karl and his Sacramento Kings blew out the New York Knicks yesterday by 38 points. Of course this is a tanking Knicks team without Carmelo Anthony, but New York was just as bad when they had Anthony in the lineup. Thus, Karl was asked about what he thinks the Knicks need to do in order to be successful with Melo at the forefront. ...
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Sixers owe over $20M to waived players

Photo Credit: Troy Taormina – USA Today Sports The Philadelphia 76ers have 14 active players on their roster. On their 2014-15 payroll, the Sixers have 29 players. Sam Hinkie (Sixers GM) has been a busy man in the past few years, rebuilding his franchise, wheeling and dealing plenty of players and picks in the process. In fact this season, the Sixers have a chance at having four...
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LeBron James goes behind-the-back on ridiculous layup, schooling Celtics

Photo Credit: Joshua Gunter – Northeast Ohio Media Group On Tuesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Boston Celtics. Some would call it a game of basketball, others called it a practice drill. The Cavs were dominant from start to finish, leading by as many as 44 and clearing the bench with three minutes to go in the third quarter. The fun really started when LeBron James...
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Josh Smith hushes crowd, then dubs them ‘bandwagoners’

Photo Credit: Marvin Gentry – USA TODAY Sports Josh Smith, the man that was once the face of the Atlanta Hawks, has just disrespected their fans in the worst way possible. Smith is playing for his second NBA club since leaving the Hawks in 2013. He returned to play at Phillips Arena with his new Houston Rocket team mates on Tuesday night, and did all he could to quieten the crowd...
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HILARIOUS: Otto Porter takes a nap instead of playing defense

I’m not sure if Otto Porter fell asleep for a few moments or just got caught staring at the ball. Whatever the case, while guarding Chicago Bulls swingman Tony Snell last night, Porter literally was frozen while his man took off. Yahoo’s Eric Freeman claims Porter stood there for a full three seconds before he finally started chasing Snell – who was long gone by that point...
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Josh Smith gets so confused by turnover it causes him to not get back on defense

Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith won’t look back on the 2014-15 NBA season with a smile on his face. He’s been posterized, criticized and had the Detroit Pistons pay him to leave. Well, add another blunder to the season for J-Smoove. Josh Smith was attempting an entry pass to Donatas Motiejunas that was stolen by Paul Millsap (who was guarding Smith). Instead of getting back...
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Doc Rivers says his son should have punched KG after the two got into it

Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers had a very successful run in Boston that saw the Celtics make it to two NBA Finals –  both against the Los Angeles Lakers. The C’s, under Rivers, would win the NBA championship in 2008 against the Lakers, but lose in 2010 to the Lake Show despite having a 3-2 advantage in the series. This tenure in Boston created a family like bond between coach...
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Jamal Crawford shows off ridiculous handles

While everyone is enamored over the handles of Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving, old timer Jamal Crawford still has a pretty good dribble of his own. Last Friday, Crawford unleashed his flashy handle during a dead ball situation that was capped off with a left-handed hook shot. WATCH: The post Jamal Crawford shows off ridiculous handles appeared first on Pass The...
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Entourage star Jerry Ferrara wins bet after sinking ridiculous shot

In case you missed it, you all have to subscribe to Entourage star Jerry Ferrara’s podcast and listen to three episodes after losing out on a bet with the lovable Turtle. (Find out details below). “Turtle Vacara,” is the fictional characater Ferrara plays on Entourage – which helped propel the actor to fame. But as I can attest to, Ferrara has more talent than just acting...
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Check out former Jazz center Greg Ostertag’s new sport

Former Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag has taken up a new sport nowadays. Ostertag, who once was slapped by Shaquille O’Neal to the floor, has decided to prove that he isn’t a wuss once by joining an adult hockey league. I’m kidding of course – on the wuss part. The 7’2 former NBA center played hockey as a kid and has since joined an adult league in which he plays two times...
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Paul George returns to practice

  Pacers star forward Paul George has returned to practice. Via the Associated Press: Almost seven months after a gruesome leg injury seemingly ended his season, the Pacers’ star finished his first full practice — three days ahead of schedule. Now, the next countdown can begin: When will he play? Of course, there’s no guarantee George will return to the court in time to...
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15 Best Nicknames in NBA History

The NBA is as competitive a sports league as the world has to offer, but everybody has to have their fun. It seems that if you’re a somebody in the basketball world, you have a nickname that is your trademark. There have been some creative nicknames, and other that define a players career. Sit back and enjoy the NBA’s best 15 nicknames of all time!   #15 – Charles ‘The...
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George Karl wants Ty Lawson – DeMarcus Cousins available

Sacramento Kings coach George Karl has only been on the job for a couple of weeks, but that hasn’t stopped the former Coach of the Year from looking to make drastic changes. Upon taking the gig, Karl immediately had he Kings trade for point guard Andre Miller – who’s a Karl favorite. The talk before George Karl took the job as Kings coach was whether he and franchise center...
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Michael Beasley returns to the NBA with a familiar team

Photo Credit: AP Photo – Lynne Sladky Michael Beasley will sign a new 10-day contract with the Miami Heat, the third time he will sign with the Florida franchise. Beasley has just returned from overseas, most recently playing in the Chinese Basketball Association for the Shanghai Sharks. During his Chinese tenure, Beasley averaged an impressive 27.1 PPG (51.3%), 10.4 RPG, 5.2...
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Former ESPN writer and NBA exec fires back at Charles Barkley

Former ESPN stats nerd John Hollinger fired back today at Charles Barkley in response to Sir Charles rant on analytics. Hollinger, who now is an executive for the Memphis Grizzlies, said that he guarantees every analytical basketball person watches more hoops than Barkley. Via Bleacher Report – Howard Beck Myth No. 5: Stat guys don’t even watch the games. Hollinger...
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Predicting the Eastern Conference Playoff Race & Round 1 Outcomes

Photo Credit: nba.com   With reports of Derrick Rose and his never ending bout of knee surgeries taking another hit, the Eastern Conference has become a bit of a different beast. The Hawks are still top dogs and it will take one hell of a streak to even come close to Atlanta, but are they the favourites to come out of the NBA Finals? With Rose out, many see it as a huge chance...
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Chris Paul sends Corey Brewer flying with filthy pull-back crossover

Corey Brewer had an excellent game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night, but unfortunately, for him, he was the recipient of an absolutely sick pull-back crossover from Chris Paul. Late in the third quarter, Paul drove hard to the hoop about as fast as humanly possible before stopping on a dime with a pull-back crossover. CP3 drilled the jumper, but literally sent Brewer...
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The entire Carlisle/Rondo feud spilled into locker room – later ESPN reporter grills Carlisle

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle usually doesn’t get questioned for the moves he makes as the Mavs coach is looked at as one of the best in the game. But that was not the case after last night’s squabble with point guard Rajon Rondo. After the Carlisle and Rondo’s heated exchange, Rondo found himself benched for the final 20 minutes of regulation. This would lead to yet...
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Derek Fisher: “I think Andrea’s best basketball is ahead of him”

Just stop it already! New York Knicks fans have had enough! Derek Fisher’s first season with the Knicks won’t be one he is telling his grandchildren about someday – unless his intent is to give the little tikes nightmares. The 10-45 Knicks have been riding out the string since early January and will finish the year with basically a D-League roster. Outside of a few players...
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