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Suns sign Morris twins to extensions

credit: cbssports.com The Phoenix Suns have signed both Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris to four-year contract extensions, keeping the twin brothers together for the foreseeable future. Marcus is getting a 4 year, $20M extension and Markieff is getting a 4 year, $32M extension. Both players are entering the final year of their rookie scale contracts. Here is the Suns’ announcement...
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Byron Scott reveals his expectations for Kobe; contradicts previous statement

Kobe Bryant has some big expectations to fulfill this season CREDIT: USATSI) At 36 years-old, Kobe Bryant is hardly the explosive player he use to be. The Black Mamba played in only six games last year due to injuries and the Lakers being out of contention. However, that isn’t hindering the thoughts of new Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott. Coach Scott said he expects Kobe to...
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You can join Chris Smith’s basketball camp for a cool $150

Chris Smith will be charging 150 bucks per kid New York Knicks fans know all about Chris Smith. Nepotism most likely played a part in Smith making the team last season as his older brother J.R. Smith resigned the previous summer and speculation is that there was a secret handshake deal of sorts. Regardless of what “really” took place, Chris is no longer with the team and trying...
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Carmelo Anthony on leaving the Knicks…

The New York Knicks held media day on Monday, and as usual, the center of attention was forward Carmelo Anthony, who re-signed with the Knicks this offseason to the tune of five years, $124 million. READ FULL HERE: The post Carmelo Anthony on leaving the Knicks… appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Pelicans’ Tyreke Evans is out 3-5 weeks with a hamstring strain

Credit: NOLA.com One of the Pelicans’ key players is expected to be out for a while with a hamstring strain. That player would be shooting guard Tyreke Evans who was their most important player off the bench last season. Here is NOLA.com reporting on the injury: After stumbling through most of last season with injury problems, the New Orleans Pelicans suffered another significant...
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Rajon Rondo expected to miss several weeks with injury

Just as things seemed as if they had settled in terms of whether or not Rajon Rondo would remain in Boston, news has broke that Rondo suffered a broken left hand. Rondo suffered the injury during a fall and had surgery on Friday to fix a left metacarpal fracture. Rajon Rondo is expected to miss six weeks with a broken hand, league source tells Yahoo Sports. @BaxterHolmes first reported...
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Cleveland Cavaliers All-Time First Team

The Cleveland Cavaliers have not only had the greatest off season in franchise history, but possibly one of the best in the history of the league. They have managed to win the draft lottery, and eventually pick Andrew Wiggins #1 overall. They re-signed Kyrie Irving to a five year deal, bring back LeBron James, and trade their #1 overall selection to the Timberwolves in exchange for...
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Cavs acquire Keith Bogans

Photo Credit: newyork.cbslocal.com The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have agreed on a multi-player trade. The Celtics will receive Dwight Powell, Erik Murphy, Malcolm Thomas, John Lucas III and two protected second round picks. In return the Cavs receive veteran shooter, Keith Bogans. ESPN’s Cavaliers/Celtics trade story has been updated once again – http://t.co/4cQrinZowf...
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New York Knicks 2014-2015 Preview and Projections

OUTLOOK: Coming off a 54 win season, the New York Knicks had high expectations for the 2013-2014 NBA season. With the additions of Andrea Bargnani and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr, the Knicks added outside shooting that had betrayed them during the playoffs the year prior.   READ FULL HERE: The post New York Knicks 2014-2015 Preview and Projections appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Ten players who make more than Eric Bledsoe, but shouldn’t

By now we all know that Eric Bledsoe struck gold on a five-year, $70 million contract to remain with the Phoenix Suns. The two parties seemed far apart for a couple of months, but finally landed on a deal that will net Bledsoe, one of the league’s most dynamic point-guards, roughly $14 million per season. The majority of chatter that I’ve heard since news broke on Wednesday was...
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Thunder’s D-League team gets a new name and logo

Upon moving to Oklahoma City, the Thunder’s D-League affiliate Tulsa 66ers have gotten a new nickname and logo. The team name is “Oklahoma City Blue”. Here is the logo: credit: newsok.com —Ben Parker: follow me on twitter @nba_lord  The post Thunder’s D-League team gets a new name and logo appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Detroit sign Hasheem Thabeet

Photo Credit: zimbio.com The Detroit Pistons will sign Hasheem Thabeet to a non-guaranteed training camp contract. ESPN sources say Pistons are signing Hasheem Thabeet to non-guaranteed deal to give him a shot to make their team in training camp — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 24, 2014 Thabeet was drafted #2 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft, famously taken by the Grizzlies...
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LA Lakers sign Ellington and Price

Photo Credit: sportsoutwest.com The Los Angeles Lakers have been an active franchise in the past couple of days, signing shooting guard Wayne Ellington, and veteran point guard Ronnie Price. Both players simply add some depth to both guard positions. Steve Nash has reportedly looked good in scrimmages, but he is 40. They have Jordan Clarkson, a second round pick from the latest NBA...
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Vander Blue signs deal with Washington

Photo Credit: sixers.debats-sports.com The Washington Wizards and Vander Blue have come to terms on a training camp contract. Blue went undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, and has spent two very short stints with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. Blue scored five points in three games with the Celtics. The #Wizards are pleased to come to an agreement with Vander Blue (@veezy_SQ...
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Suns and Bledsoe agree to $70M extension

Photo Credit: sportsworldnews.com After months of contract talks, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe have finally agreed on a five year extension worth a reported $70 million. At the beginning of free agency, it looked like a deal was never going to be agreed upon, with the sides close to $20M apart on what they wanted. Bledsoe wanted a max deal...
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Second annual NBA point-guard draft

No position in the NBA is more important than the point-guard position. The point-guard has not only become one of the league’s deepest positions, but the position has also evolved into more than just controlling the tempo and dishing to open teammates. Point-guards are now expected to score the basketball more than they’ve ever been expected to in the past. The time is now,...
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Michael Beasley finds a temporary home in Memphis

credit: zimbio.com The Memphis Grizzlies have reached an agreement with Michael Beasley on a non-guaranteed training camp contract. It’s hard to say whether or not Beasley will make the team, but it’s obviously encouraging for him that some team is reaching out and expressing interest in his services. If Beasley had his act together and took his game seriously, all 30 NBA teams...
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Blake Griffin on LeBron James: “He was Osama bin Laden”

Blake Griffin praised LeBron James for returning home During an interview with GQ magazine, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin talked about LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Griffin said James returning to Cleveland was great, but also praised him for the decision to return despite his family receiving death threats and hate from around the league....
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Suns close to landing Goran Dragic’s brother

The Phoenix Suns are on the verge of landing the younger brother of dynamic guard Goran Dragic. The Suns are currently in negotiations to buyout Zoran Dragic from his Spanish team, Unicaja Malaga. The price for Zoran to leave for the NBA is $1.1 million and the Suns would have to contribute $600,000.   ESPN sources say Phoenix Suns have emerged as clear frontrunner to sign Zoran...
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Nick Young wants the rookies to show him some respect

  The ever entertaining and amusing Nick Young, never ceases to find ways to entertain us. This time he is demanding some respect from the incoming rookies in a rather humorous way by having them refer to him as “Daddy Swag”. If you  follow Nick Young at all, you know that “Swaggy P” is his nickname and that “Daddy Swag” is a clever play on words off that nickname...
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Timberwolves offer useless max contract to Eric Bledsoe

The Minnesota Timberwolves have offered restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe a max deal that the explosive Phoenix Suns guard has been looking for all summer. There is just one problem. The Timberwolves are over the salary cap and thus, would need the Suns to agree to a sign-and-trade. Minnesota is offering the four-year, $63 million maximum-level contract Bledsoe wants, but the...
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James Harden does terrible “Carlton” dance

If you’re under the age of 20, you may not know about the popular Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sitcom that hit its peak during the ’90s. The show was very successful and reruns can still be seen. Besides starring Will Smith, the show featured many other talented characters such as Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks. You can remember Carlton for his quirky nature and funny...
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Emmanuel Mudiay inks multi-year deal with Under Armour

Top NBA draft prospect Emmanuel Mudiay, who left SMU to make money for a year in China has inked a multiple-year deal with Under Armour. Terms of the deal were not announced. Here is Under Armour’s announcement of the transaction on twitter:   Welcome to the @UnderArmour family Emmanuel Mudiay. The journey is only beginning. #IWILLpic.twitter.com/RIhKG51yGS — Under Armour Hoops...
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Dwyane Wade’s new timepiece includes real alligator and cost $20k

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade will be releasing his second designed watch with Hublot and it will include real alligator. The watch will cost $20,000 and will be designed with the Miami Heat colors. The watch is called the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade. The watch includes 18 karat gold parts, sapphire and the aforementioned alligator strap. Check it out: Credit: TMZ Sports The post...
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LeBron James mural may return to overlook the Quicken Loans Arena

Photo Credit: usatoday.com Once upon a time, before ‘The Decision’, there was once one of the most recognizable parts of the city of Cleveland. The ‘We are all Witnesses’ mural that overlooked the Cavs home stadium, the Quickens Loans Arena. After ‘The Decision’, it did not take long before representatives of the city were taking it down. It was replaced with a more colourful...
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