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Charlotte Hornets And Buzz City Are Back

(Credit via nba.com) The Bobcats are hands down one of the worst franchise’s in NBA History. This is fact. The Charlotte Hornets however, are a different story. The Bobcats made the NBA Playoffs twice in ten seasons, since the Bobcats formed in 2004. Michael Jordan acquired the team in 2010, is doing a few things right (besides his controversial draft picks) and after hitting rock...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Frontrunners To Be The Next LA Lakers Head Coach

The legendary LA Lakers are undoubtedly in unfamiliar territory. Coming off a disappointing 27 win season that saw them miss the postseason for the first time since 2005, the Lakers find themselves firmly in the Lottery, and with more questions than answers going forward.   READ FULL:  http://thehoopdoctors.com/online2/2014/04/10-most-under-appreciated-nba-players-in-2014/ The...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Future of the Cleveland Cavaliers

(Credit: TheStartingFive.net) The odds of the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA Draft Lottery three times in four years was 0.0074256 percent (stat via Robert Raiola). However, it happened and now the question is what will the Cavaliers do with the pick, and what will their future team look like? The Number One Pick It’s looking as though the number one pick is a three man race...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy would coach the Knicks again?

After swinging and missing on Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson has signaled that he will take his time finding a coach for the Knicks until he can seriously discuss the position with current Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher. But would this be the Knicks best move?   READ FULL: http://knickspost.com/uncategorized/jeff-van-gundy-would-coach-the-knicks-again-if-phil-calls/ The...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Lottery Is Tonight: Here Are The Odds

With the NBA Draft Lottery happening in only a few hours (8:00 PM ET on ESPN), I figured you might want to know what the odds are of every team landing the #1 pick in the draft. And without further ado, here are the odds of each team landing the #1 pick and a top 3 pick: Milwaukee Bucks (15-67)—Top 3 Odds: 64.3 %; #1 Pick Odds: 25%.  Philadelphia 76ers (19-63)—Top 3 Odds: 55...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephenson on Heat: 'I need to calm down my little antics'

There’s no arguing that one of the most important pieces to this Indiana Pacers’ team is Lance Stephenson. He’s an essential part to making this Pacers’ train chug along the tracks. It’s also hard to argue Stephenson’s sometimes negative impact during games. Lance is known for letting his “antics” take over and become bigger than this Pacers’ team. Lance spoke to...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Parker Breaks Sefolosha’s Ankles

In case you haven’t noticed, Tony Parker is very quick. Even when he is dribbling a basketball. Just ask Thabo Sefolosha, or you could watch the GIF below. Credit to @CJZero.   Come on now, Tony. If you’re going to break his ankles, did you have to do it this early in the series? At least give him a little time to get warmed up. @JrMarkyMark The post Tony Parker Breaks Sefolosha’s...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Reveals Hysterical Draft Interview Answer

Future NBA players are always asked a variety of questions leading up to the draft; some appropriate, some not so much. Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, knows this first hand. He has probably asked tons of questions to young players, and I’m sure he’s gotten some pretty crazy answers. If only all of them could be as hysterical as the one below. We have a lull...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Reportedly Considered Lawsuit Against NBA

credit: gawker.com Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, always lets us all know how he is feeling. He has been very outspoken when it comes to officiating, and he has paid the price; not that the fines really mean much to his big pockets. This is fairly normal; plenty of people complain about the referees on a regular basis. It’s part of the game, and when your team loses...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Reportedly Looking to Trade Tristan Thompson

The Cleveland Cavaliers had a rough year that was capped off by missing the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference. Many thought they could make a little bit of noise this season, but things never quite panned out for a variety of reasons. While many Cavalier fans would like to hear about a trade for Kevin Love, it seems like a much smaller deal may be in the works. Cavs will move...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA reportedly finalizing plans to revamp replay system

The NBA’s system of using replay to overturn on the court calls, during games, has caught a lot of heat since being implemented, and generally leaves fans salty one way or another. You can easily pick out officials huddled around a screen, sporting headphones, and looking just as confused as they were in real-time. This system is reportedly under construction so to speak, as the...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy Not The Pistons First Choice To Coach/Run Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons had a very disappointing 2013-2014 campaign that resulted in the firing of coach Mo Cheeks mid-season. After finishing 29-53, the Pistons didn’t waste much time securing a new face to lead a team that isn’t at a lack for talent, hiring Stan Van Gundy to not only coach the team, but also become the President of Basketball Operations. However, reports have surfaced...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson wants to make Dwyane Wade’s knee “flare up”

Lance Stephenson’s matchup with Dwyane Wade should be fun to watch The Indiana Pacers have been waiting for this moment to take on the two-time defending champion Miami Heat since the buzzer sounded in Game 7 of last season’s Eastern Conference finals. There is no secret these two teams have quickly became bitter rivals. The Pacers season has been ended by the hands of the Heat...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Magic land Deron Williams?

With the Brooklyn Nets losing to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference second round, many questions about their future surround the team. With no cap space until 2097 (joking of course, really 2075), could the Nets look to trade some of their assets and start over? Depending on how you feel about soon-to-be 30 year old point guard Deron Williams, the Magic could potentially add...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Deron Williams Be On His Way Out Of Brooklyn? It’s Not Likely

When Deron Williams was traded from the Jazz to the Nets, he was billed as the face of the franchise that would help the team transition from New Jersey to Brooklyn. That was back in 2011, and since then, his time in Brooklyn hasn’t gone according to plan. After just three full seasons in New Jersey/Brooklyn, Deron Williams has seen his scoring average drop from 21 points per game...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Team assumes Dante Exum uses Marijuana

credit: Bleacher Report The draft is always a weird time of the year, whether it be for the NBA or the NFL. Teams are trying to figure out which youngster to invest millions of dollars in, and the evaluations tend to be too much. Along with a physical evaluation, interviews are an important part of the process. It can be a good time to figure out a player’s character and see what...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Current NBA player wants to coach Utah Jazz

Could an endorsement from Gordon Hayward be enough?credit: Bleacher Report The Utah Jazz are one of the NBA teams in the market for a new head coach. They are clearly going through a rebuilding phase, but they have some nice pieces in place. While they are looking for a coach, a current player is apparently interested in the job. Earl Watson, a current backup guard for the Portland...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers addresses his future with the Clippers after loss

The Los Angeles Clippers’ world came crashing down on Thursday night, at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers battled through the “Donald Sterling Saga”, as well as 13 total games between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers were able to beat the Warriors in seven games, but fell to the Thunder in six. There has been much speculation...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Why The New York Knicks should tank next season

The never-ending circus that is the New York Knicks got a breath of fresh air a few months ago with the hiring of Phil Jackson. It’s unknown what exactly Jackson’s intentions are with the salary cap challenged Knicks, but it appears that the Zen Master will try to field a competitive team. Of course this all starts with scoring machine Carmelo Anthony and his decision whether...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers fined $25K by NBA for criticizing officials

(Credit: AP) After a Game 5 loss to the Thunder that featured less than stellar officiating, Los Angeles Clippers’ Head Coach Doc Rivers had little problem speaking his mind to reporters: “We got robbed because of that call,” Rivers said in his press conference. “It’s clear. Everyone in the arena saw [the ball go out of bounds off of the Thunder.] That’s why everyone...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The real reason Steve Kerr decided against Knicks?

It appears as if TNT analyst and former NBA player, Steve Kerr, ultimately chose to become the next head coach of the Golden State Warriors for two very obvious reasons. Job security, and a FAR superior  chance of winning right away. Remember that the Warriors took the Los Angeles Clippers to seven games, without their starting center, and defensive anchor, Andrew Bogut. All of...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Rally Crushes Nets Playoff Hopes

After clinching the series with a game winning steal, LeBron James celebrates with the fans. (AP Photo) The NBA Playoffs is a game of runs. At least it was tonight for the defending champions the Miami Heat, as they were fueled to victory over the Brooklyn Nets by a late 13-3 run in the fourth quarter. In Game 4, it was the LeBron James show as he would tie his career playoff high...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Harlan tells heated fan to sit down

During the first quarter of Game 5 of the San Antonio Spurs game against the Portland Trail Blazers, an irritated Kevin Harlan told a overzealous fan to park it. The fan apparently disagreed with an over and back call made by the official and let his presence be known to the referee. At about the 10 second mark of the video you can see the fan go nuts over the first quarter call...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe done in Detroit?

credit: AP In case you haven’t noticed, the Detroit Pistons are a little bit of a disaster. They definitely had the talent to make the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference this season, but the dysfunction took over fairly quickly. Now, the team has hired Stan Van Gundy to lead the franchise. It’s not a bad move, even if they overpaid. One of the many questions surrounding the...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr Accepts Warriors Coaching Job

Well, not too many people saw this coming. Ever since the New York Knicks fired Mark Jackson, it was assumed that Steve Kerr would become the new coach. His connection with Phil Jackson seemed to be enough to draw Kerr to the Knicks. The Golden State Warriors have stolen Kerr from the Knicks, as he will be the new coach in Golden State, replacing Mark Jackson. Stunner: Steve Kerr...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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