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Jazz Are Not Close To An Extension With Gordon Hayward

Earlier this week, there was some chatter about the Jazz and Gordon Hayward making progress towards an extension following Derrick Favors’ extension. However, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Jazz and Gordon Hayward are “far apart in discussions” with nothing “resembling even the baseline” for an agreement. This news may come as a surprise, but...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Daily Dish: Knicks, Gortat/Okafor, Kobe, Hayward and hoops hottie of the day

The NBA kicks off the 2013-2014 season Tuesday As we roll up on the 2013-2014 NBA season, the Pass The Pill crew will update you on all of the NBA news that took place during the day. With the season beginning Tuesday, many teams are going through their final tuneup before the start of another crazy hoops season. Check out this great montage previewing this up coming season. Speaking...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Suns, Wizards pull off massive multi-player trade

This trade between the Suns and Wizards comes as a bit of a shock with no inkling or rumor that any deal was purported with these two teams. Yet here the completed trade is shaking things up, well, for the Eastern Conference anyway. Via Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Suns sending Gortat, lee, Brown and Marshall to Wiz for Okakor and 2014 1st round pick, source tells Y! — Adrian...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers to allow Kobe Bryant to become free agent

The Lakers will let Kobe Bryant become a free agent Could this season be the last for iconic Los Angeles Lakers guard, Kobe Bryant? With the way the new pay structure of the NBA is, we could be seeing the last of Kobe Bryant in a Lakers’ uniform. The Lake Show is expected to make a run at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, so if they could land one of those players, I’d assume...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kick Ass NBA 2013-2014 Season Preview

The Hoop Doctors made a hell of a NBA Season video featuring Phil Collins, “In the air tonight” as the theme song. The post WATCH: Kick Ass NBA 2013-2014 Season Preview appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

John Wall disappointed with himself

John Wall just raked an $80 million max deal with the Washington Wizards, which makes him, for better or worse, the face of a struggling franchise. Wall  earned himself a max deal mostly based upon a strong finish to the 2012-13 season, and the prospect of what his future could be. The NBA has gone the way of the guard. By that I mean the point guard. With breakout performances...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The NBA’s new take on delay of game

The NBA has come up with a brilliant new scheme to speed of the game, I guess. In an attempt to get players/teams who just scored back down the court to play defense, and hypothetically speed up the transition period between baskets, the league will enforce a delay of game penalty. Meaning that offensive players, turned defensive players, can not collect the ball after it’s gone...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Clippers have every right to cover up Lakers' banners

Magic Johnson is about as pro-Lakers as they come, and even he says that the Clippers/Doc Rivers have the right to cover the Los Angeles Lakers’ banners that hang from the rafter of Staples Center when the Clippers are the home team. Laker Nation: Doc Rivers has a right to cover up the @Lakers 16 NBA Championship Banners. — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 25, 2013...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose: Chicago Bulls Star Continues to Impress in Latest Preseason Outing

There were people who questioned Derrick Rose’s decision to sit out last season once he was medically cleared to play. One of those doubters was none other than Charles Barkley, who made comments along the lines that Rose should have suited up for the Bulls being that he had been practicing at full speed for two months. Well it is safe to say that those who doubted the Chicago...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Smith nails game-winner from deep

Hoisting up shots from long range is typically something I cringe to see Josh Smith settling for. His size an athleticism make him the perfect weapon while driving into the lane. But, at times, Smith has a bad habit of settling for shots from beyond the arc , where he boasts a less-than-impressive 28% for his career. On Thursday night in Detroit, Smith saved the day with his 3-point...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michael Rapaport Crushes Dwight Howard on PTI

Oh, Dwight. You were doing so well this offseason until you opened your mouth about Orlando and your jersey number that you apparently feel should be retired or off limits to anyone you deem unfit to wear it. Actor/director Michael Rapaport, famous for roles in movies like True Romance, Cop Land and his documentary film, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron makes the day of young fan by playing catch

It’s always refreshing to see a star such as LeBron James interact with the fans. During the Miami Heat’s exhibition game against the New Orleans Pelicans, ‘Bron had a little fun with a young fan who was sitting courtside. Even though it’s a small gesture on James’ part, he created a moment for this young kid that he’ll never forget. Check it out: The post WATCH: LeBron...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Eastern Conference Preview

NBA Eastern Conference Preview After last week’s Western Conference preview, it’s now time to take a look at the Eastern Conference and decide whether the Miami Heat will end the regular season on top of the East again. Hint: the answer is yes. Once again, let’s start with the division winners and then we’ll work our way towards the playoff picture. Atlantic Division: Top...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving vs. Stephen Curry

There is no doubt in my mind that the point guard position in the NBA has emerged as the deepest and most competitive position in the league. At this point, you’d probably be hard-pressed to find someone that disagrees with that notion. The league is filled with capable guys to lead their teams on to the court. For example, a guy like Ty Lawson, who is an incredibly good player...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA GMs choose James Harden over Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade

NBA GMs think James Harden is the best shooting guard I’m assuming Kevin Durant has already seen the annual survey of the NBA’s general managers. If not, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we hear KD tell us again that James Harden is better than Dwyane Wade. However, it looks like the NBA general managers also agree with Durant. But not just on Wade, also Los Angeles...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Is The LeBron Hate Over?

LeBron James is coming into his own LeBron James has always been a polarizing player. Since he first stepped foot in the NBA, in what was one of the most anticipated debuts in sports history, The King impressed almost any basketball fan with his abilities, the talent and the gifts that Mother Nature lavishly gave to him. However, he was also in the center of extreme criticism and...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeMar DeRozan throws down huge dunk

The Knicks went north of the border on Monday night to face the Toronto Raptors in some preseason action. The Knicks walked away empty handed as the Raptors defended their home floor with a 123-120 overtime win. This play happened with about 10 minutes to go in the 1st quarter. DeMar Derozan eyes an opening and rises up for the big jam. This dunk came after a scramble for a loose...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie Irving destroys Sixers’ guards two times

At this point it’s safe to say that former Duke product, and current Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard, Kyrie Irving, is a top-tier NBA talent. Uncle Drew is living it up on the NBA hardwood and during his 60 second commercial spots in between timeouts. Watch as Kyrie, flat out, punishes Sixers’ rookie, Michael Carter-Williams, with a sick crossover, before splitting the defense...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

James Harden shows off his Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Crew Socks (Video)

James Harden showed off new socks in a recent commercial to promote Nike’s new Hyper Elite Crew Socks. Alongside Nneka Ogwumike, the two wore the colorful socks and told us how comfortable they are. So comfortable, Harden says he wears them in the shower – joking of course. Check it out:   The post James Harden shows off his Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Crew Socks (Video) appeared...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ricky Rubio does 360 for flashy assist

There is a reason Ricky Rubio was a YouTube sensation since his days in Europe. Rubio has a knack for making the sensational play that leaves you wowed. During the Minnesota Timberwolves preseason game against the Boston Celtics, Rubio did a 360 while completing a flashy assist to teammate, Nikola Pekovic. Chalk up another fantastic highlight for the young point guard. Check it out...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben McLemore showcases dunking skills at King’s practice

Sacramento Kings’ rookie, and first round draft pick, Ben McLemore, promises to bring some fresh young talent to the wings for the Kings (see what I did there?) moving forward. Regarded for his shooting prowess, McLemore had the league buzzing as the draft approached. But did you realize he could get up? Watch this video of McLemore showing off some impressive hops after Kings’...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant tells Dwyane Wade it’s time to “Pass the Torch”

Kevin Durant continues to say James Harden should be ahead of Dwyane Wade Kevin Durant reiterated his stance on Dwyane Wade during a recent interview via Eurohoops.net. As we all know by now, Durant sparked up some hoops drama a few weeks back when he said Wade isn’t a top 10 NBA player. Instead, KD said that his boy James Harden should have made the top 10 list done by SI.com’s...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Big Name NBA Players That Could Disappoint This Season

Photo credit: sportige.com     On this list, you will find some of the biggest names in the NBA. These guys are the best of the best, the premier players in the league. They all have something that proves their greatness, ranging from All-Star appearances to MVP awards, and most will likely end up in the NBA Hall of Fame once their careers are over. Despite their resumes, however...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Favors Agrees To A 4 Year, $49M Extension With The Jazz

credit: nba.com After letting both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap leave in free agency, it was clear that the Utah Jazz were putting the weight of the franchise on the backs of their young big men Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. It became even more clear on Friday when the Jazz and Derrick Favors agreed on a 4 year, $49M contract extension. This ultimately is a move that the Jazz...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons’ Greg Monroe Is Unlikely To Get An Extension; Could Be On The Trading Block

The Detroit Pistons drafted center Greg Monroe with the 7th overall pick back in the 2010 NBA draft, and 3 years later, the Pistons aren’t looking likely to hang on to Monroe. At least not according to recent reports that say he is unlikely to get a contract extension until after this season, if at all. Monroe has gotten better every season, averaging 16.0 points per game and 9...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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