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J.R. Smith having tough time learning to play team ball

J.R. Smith will never be accused of being the sharpest knife in the kitchen and you’ll understand why after hearing Smith’s latest response to why he is struggling adapting to the notion of playing team-first basketball. The New York Knicks guard was very candid during his latest remarks about his difficulties grasping the triangle offense and you won’t believe what came out...
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Steve Nash out for season

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash‘s playing days in the NBA may be over. The 40-year-old guard has been ruled out for the 2014-2015 season because of back issues. Nash was traded to the Lakers in 2012 and never lived up to expectations. Now, Nash will sit out the season to rest and focus on his health long-term. Via ESPN/LA: Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will...
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Julius Randle doesn’t want to be the next Shaq, but a different Lakers legend

Los Angeles Lakers first round pick Julius Randle has big expectations ahead of him and Kobe Bryant has made sure he knows. But despite the pressure Bryant has placed on Randle, that hasn’t hindered the rookie from wanting to be the next Black Mamba. Via Mark Medina/Inside The Lakers: “People used to tell me I’m going to be the next Shaq,” said Randle, the 6-9, 250 pound...
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Second annual NBA centers draft

  Join Frank Santos and myself as we take our annual journey through the wonderful world of centers. Santos and I roll through the best centers around the association, taking turns making our picks. Then we put it together in a nice little package, filled with insults flung back and forth as the bond between colleagues grows stronger. Perhaps you already skimmed though our other...
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Jeff Van Gundy takes dig at Phil Jackson’s triangle offense

Former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy doesn’t seem too impressed with Phil Jackson and his triangle offense. During his Knicks tenure, Van Gundy once called the Zen Master “Big Chief Triangle.” This probably stems back from Jackson’s days as Chicago Bulls coach when Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and company routinely broke the Knicks hearts. Put it this way, JVG once...
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Anthony Davis has NBA GMs attention, ties Durant in important survey question

Anthony Davis is coming. The third year player out of Kentucky is on the rise and NBA general managers have taken notice. During the annual survey taken by the league’s general managers, the question of “which player would you want to start a franchise with,” had the most surprising twist. Davis was deadlocked with Kevin Durant for second place, with LeBron James winning the...
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Knicks’ Quiny Acy assaults the rim on a ridiculous dunk

New York Knicks tweener Quincy Acy nearly broke the rim during a preseason dunk last night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Alright, he may have not nearly broken the rim, but the athletic specimen known as “Cookie Monster,” cocked the ball behind his head after sealing off his opponent and threw down a ridiculous dunk. Check it out: The post Knicks’ Quiny Acy assaults the rim...
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Iman Shumpert takes fashion too far with his latest hat

New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert isn’t afraid to show off his fashion style, but may have dropped the ball on this one. Shump is literally wearing a hat that has a clock on it. I’m not sure how this is cool or even comfortable for that matter. Anyway, below is a tweet and picture of what it looks like.   Iman Shumpert is wearing a clock hat. pic.twitter.com/szznEUv4Qd ...
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WATCH: Vince Carter rejects Dirk Nowitzki at the basket

Former teammates must still keep lines of communication open, right? Well, if that’s the case, then Dirk Nowitzki can be expecting a buzz from former Mavericks’ teammate, Vince Carter, after the HUGE block Carter laid on Dirk during Monday’s preseason action between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. Don’t be fooled by Carter’s athletic decline...
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WATCH: Derrick Rose vs. Kyrie Irving

Listen, the season starts one week from today (Tuesday, October 28th), and I’m so excited that I may have an aneurysm, die, and miss the entire thing play out. Despite the excitement, I’m rightfully upset that we’ll be without Paul George all year, and without Kevin Durant to start. However, the league welcomes back Derrick Rose, who decided to go HAM on Kyrie Irving and the...
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10 Crazy Predictions for 2014/15 Season

LeBron returning to Cleveland, Paul Pierce signing with Washington, Kevin Durants injury, the NBA is a world in which we have learned to expect the unexpected. With injuries, trades, ownership changes, the NBA will chang forever, for the better or worse. So here are a few ‘crazy’ predictions for the upcoming season, all of which I wouldn’t be surprised to see actually happen...
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10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

Let’s be honest here, trades are the funnest thing to discuss in the NBA. With almost endless possibilities resulting in endless lineups and rosters, it’s no wonder why trades are always the hottest conversation in sports, much less the National Basketball Association. A great example of this was the deal that sent Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins to the...
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LeBron James: “Bulls a much better team”

Photo Credit: fanduel.com   In eleven days the Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Chicago Bulls in their first away game of the regular season, LeBron James believes that the Bulls are a “much better team”. The Cavs take on the Bulls tonight, at Ohio State University, in a game that will be the most important pre season game for Cleveland. Its not only the matchup that makes...
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Dikembe Mutombo, new Hawks owner?

Photo Credit: galleryhip.com Former Atlanta Hawk player, Dikembe Mutombo, has met with a group of investors about joining their bid to buy the Hawks.The group, mostly made up of Atlanta business men, have begun the paperwork to get the sale of the team going. Mutombo played five seasons for the Hawks, from 1996-2001, and won two Defensive Player of the Year Awards. Currently, at...
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Pistons waive Hasheem Thabeet

Photo Credit: USA Today The Detroit Pistons have waived recently acquired Hasheem Thabeet. The Pistons signed Thabeet to a non guaranteed contract in late September. Detroit signed Aaron Gray to a two year deal in the off-season, with the intention of giving him the majority of the back up minutes behind Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. Detroit also traded for Joel Anthony a couple...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 team previews: Southeast Division

Welcome to the 2014-15 preview for the NBA’s Southeast Division. Check out where the team ranked the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic this season. The southeast lost LeBron James, gained some interesting rookies, and looks to see the emergence of the Hornets and Wizards, respectively. Can Paul Pierce help advance the Wiz to the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard is ready for an MVP season

Hakeem Olajuwon, who is the greatest player in the history of the Houston Rockets, is working with the team as a player development coach who specifically works with Dwight Howard. Olajuwon likes what he sees from Howard and thinks that he is ready to make a serious push for MVP. Via Fran Blinebury of NBA.com:  “He’s healthy. He’s strong. He’s ready,” said Olajuwon, who...
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Amare Stoudemire bathes in Red Wine

No, this is not a joke. Amare Stoudemire has been bathing in red wine. Why? Only he would know. Stoudemire posted this photo to his Instagram page: Photo Credit: Instagram Maybe, just maybe, its doing the trick. After all, Stat has played three pre season games in just four nights, and has managed to get through the stretch with his surgically repaired knees still in one piece...
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Celtics acquire, and expected to waive Will Bynum

Photo Credit: pennlive.com   The Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons have swapped players, Will Bynum is on his way to Boston, while Joel Anthony is on his way to Detroit. The trade seems to have been made with roster flexibility in mind. Anthony is set to make $3.8M this season, Bynum will make $2.9M, meaning the Celtics will save themselves $900,000. Word is already that the...
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WATCH: Blake Griffin and Trevor Booker get into scrum

Blake Griffin has become a major target of hard fouls over the years, and it makes perfect sense, being that his calling card is posterizing his opponents. One of the biggest knocks on Blake has been his inability to defend himself from taking rough fouls. He’s been called out by guys like Zach Randolph and DeMarcus Cousins in the past, but perhaps it’s time Blake lays down the...
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Clippers finding it hard to understand Joe Ingles

Photo Credit: Zimbio Joe Ingles is one of the most recent acquisitions of the Los Angeles Clippers, him and his team mates are already a close bunch. You can tell by the way Ingles’ team mates are already giving him a hard time. With such a strong Australian accent, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan like to imitate Ingles with every opportunity they get. “They don’t really understand...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard could have MVP season

After several years of changing teams and battling injuries, Dwight Howard is finally healthy again. For the first time since the 2010-2011 season, Howard is pain-free and ready to become the dominating presence he once was. Howard is back to his jovial ways, and Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon believes Howard is ready for a monster year. Via NBA.com: “He’s healthy. He...
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Mike Dunleavy vs. Doug McDermott, who starts?

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune   The Bulls are reportedly still undecided as to who will take the floor as the starting small forward when the Bulls take on the Knicks in their season opener on October 29th. McDermott should think himself lucky that he’s even in the conversation. After all, Tom Thibodeau is his new head coach, and rookies barely see themselves in his regular rotation...
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2014-15 team previews: Pacific Division

The Pacific division is one generally dominated by the Los Angeles Lakers. But lately the story has changed, as the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors have become the teams to beat. Watch out for the Phoenix Suns as well, while the Kings look to build around DeMarcus Cousins. The real story of the Pacific may be the return of Kobe Bryant. The Lakers’ legend looks to...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Simmons says Rajon Rondo will be traded to Knicks

ESPN’s polarizing personality and writer, Bill Simmons, has returned from his three-week suspension just in time to do his annual NBA video previews with sidekick Jalen Rose. And the two predicted an outcome that has been a juicy rumor for the last couple of years: Rajon Rondo will be traded to the New York Knicks – and sooner than you think. While previewing the Boston Celtics...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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