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Royce White “hours” from Rockets return

A report on Wednesday afternoon on blog.chron.com by Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen said that Royce White is close to returning to the Rockets where he will begin playing with their D-League Affiliate the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In a call into a morning show on 97.9 FM, White said he is planning to report to the Valley Vipers on February 11th pending “paperwork” with...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony appeals $176K in lost wages due to suspension

Carmelo Anthony believes that he and Kevn Garnett’s altercation during (and after) the Knicks’ 102-96 loss to the Boston Celtics on January 7th at Madison Square Garden. Garnett and Carmelo exchanged heated words involving Melo’s estranged wife, Alani “LaLa” Vasquez, and the popular cereal, Honey Nut Cheerios. The on-court altercation spilled over into the parking garage...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss
THUNDEROUS

Kevin Durant throws down monster dunk

Kevin Durant takes Matt Barnes one-on-one and finishes with the HUGE flush. Durant’s big jam came during the 4th quarter of Tuesday night’s game and put the Thunder up 101-85 at Staples Center, as they were in total control over the Clippers and would eventually walk away with the 109-97 win against a strong Western Conference foe. Durant finished with 32 points, 7 assists and...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Grizzlies, Cavaliers agree to trade

It looks like the Memphis Grizzlies have found a way to stay under the dreaded luxury tax, while keeping both Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay. Per Brian Windhorst, ESPN: “The Grizzlies would send big man Marreese Speights, guard Wayne Ellington and guard Josh Selby to the Cavs for big man Jon Leuer. Cleveland would also receive a future first-round draft pick in the deal.” This...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith uses Kanye West reference to insult Kris Humphries on Twitter

Things got a bit heated tonight on Twitter when Kris Humphries took to the social media giant with the intent of laying it on the Knicks after the Brooklyn Nets took the win against the Knicks on Monday. Big game tonight!The Garden got really quiet on the way out!#Brooklyn — Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) January 22, 2013 This Tweet by Humphries seemed competitive and in good...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan and What Ails the Toronto Raptors

Can DeMar DeRozan be the guy for the Raptors?credit: bleacherreport.com The Toronto Raptors bother me, and they should bother you too. It is bothering me even more that as I type this critical piece about them they are beating the Lakers, which used to mean something. For the past eight years, the Raptors have had high draft picks. Every offseason they throw monopoly money at unproven...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss
CHANGE OF PLANS

Randolph headed to the Rockets?

Rumors have been swirling that the Grizzlies are looking to trade Rudy Gay, but one report says they could keep him and trade Zach Randolph.

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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Guys Who Deserve More Minutes

The NBA is full of players whose play begs for more minutes. Here are my top five.   1. Larry Sanders – Gumby is averaging over 3 blocks a game despite playing less than 25 minutes per game. He shoots 54% (mostly dunks) and pulls down 8.6 boards a game. His per-36 numbers are astounding, where he averages a combined 5.8 blocks+steals a game. OnThursdayagainst Phoenix, Sanders...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulls: Taj Boozer, a great Power Forward

A superstar power forward will play an average of forty minutes per game during the regular season, forty-four minutes a game during the playoffs, and forty-eight minutes under coach Thibs.   Forty-eight minutes is exactly what Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson give the Bulls every night.  In no world is Carlos Boozer a superstar.  His jumper seems to miss in big games and big spots...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lou Williams Tears ACL, Out For Season

After trading Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets, the Atlanta Hawks brought Lou Williams into town to provide some instant offense in the backcourt. He’s scored over 14 points per game this season, mostly off the bench. Now, it looks like the Hakws will need to find another way to find some scoring, as Lou Williams has torn his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Via CBS Sports...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Asks Teammates For Help

The struggling Los Angeles Lakers have been looking to Kobe Bryant to do an awful lot this season. On top of carrying the offense, Mike D’Antoni has now called on his 34-year-old guard to defend the opposing team’s best perimeter threat on a nightly basis. Kobe is having a very impressive year for sure, but it’s a lot to ask of someone his age and with as much mileage as he...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Dunks On Brook Lopez

Josh Smith is one of the most athletic, exciting players to watch in the game. He also makes Hawks fans scratch their head and yell at their television out of frustration from time to time. In tonight’s 94-89 loss against the Brooklyn Nets, Smith gave Atlanta fans at least one play to make them happy, where he dunked over Brook Lopez. You can watch below: On top of getting everyone...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics Looking At Greg Oden?

Greg Oden recently made news with plans to play at some point in the somewhat near future, whether it is this season or next. For a guy who hasn’t been able to stay on the floor his entire career, this certainly needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Initially, the Miami Heat were the first to be rumored to have interest in Oden. Now it appears that the Boston Celtics are monitoring...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Only Gets Backboard On A Layup

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been hit by the injury bug awfully hard this season. Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love, the team’s two lead players, have both missed significant time, with Love currently sidelined and Rubio still trying to find his rhythm. It’s clear the Rubio isn’t at the top of his game right now, and understandably so, coming off of a major knee injury. And if...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Shaq: “Yao was never better than me”

During the announcement of the NBA All-Star starters tonight, Shaquille O’Neal took the opportunity to let the world know how he feels about Yao Ming. While Shaq was discussing how the All-Star starters are the product of fan voting, which usually turns into a popular contest. People often point to the example of Allen Iverson recently making the game when he was far past his prime...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

J.J. Hickson Dunks All Over Alonzo Gee

On a Portland Trailblazers team that has been a bit of a pleasant surprise so far this season, J.J. Hickson is having a very solid year. He’s been very good since becoming a Blazer, and is averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds per game as a nice compliment to LaMarcus Aldridge. He’s had plenty of chances to flash the athleticism that has made so many excited about his potential...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss
OOPS

Hunter's contract never approved?

National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter signed a 5-year deal in 2010. One problem: It never got the proper player representative approval. 

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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson Dunks On Anthony Tolliver

Taj Gibson wants to remind you that he’s pretty athletic. Unfortunately for Anthony Tolliver, someone has to be the victim. You can watch his highlight dunk below: Gibson’s good for the occasional highlight play that flashes his crazy athleticism. This is just the latest edition. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter ...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss
MO' MONEY..

Mavs owner: 'Bank of Cuban is open'

Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner Mark Cuban has indicated quite clearly that he is willing to spend money to improve the team's roster.

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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs Being Sued For Resting Players

Gregg Popovich made news and angered David Stern when he benched Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Danny Green in a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat. Stern eventually fined him, although Popovich has been known to do this somewhat regularly to keep his key players fresh for the end of the season. Understandably, some Heat fans were disappointed that they...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss
FEAST OR FAMINE

Carmelo has been fasting for 15 days

After a hot start, the Knicks have dropped five of eight and we may now have the reason why. Carmelo Anthony has been fasting for religious reasons. 

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January 13, 2013  |  15 Comments

LeBron and Wade Connect On Ally-Oop

After a few years of being on the same team, we’re all getting used to some of the ridiculous alley-oops that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade make look easy. The super athletic combination are always good for a highlight dunk, and it seems like it’s almost becoming routine for the duo. You can see the latest of these awesome ally-oops below, which occurred in tonight’s game against...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Baron Davis Has Been Advising Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is looking to return to the court in the near future.credit: nba.com After suffering a torn ACL last season, Derrick Rose is looking to return to the court some time in the near future. The MVP will be welcomed back with huge open arms by his Bulls, who have been trying to stay afloat without him. Baron Davis knows what recovering from such a serious knee injury can...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Could Be Available

Could Paul Pierce really be traded?credit: espn.com Trade rumors are swirling around the NBA as the deadline approaches, although no major moves have been made just yet. Much of the talk has surrounded around names such as Rudy Gay or Pau Gasol, but you never know what kind of deals might happen. Is it possible that Paul Pierce, who has spent his entire career as a Celtic and brought...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss
LET'S MAKE A DEAL

T-Wolves turned down Gay offer?

The Memphis Grizzlies reportedly are trying to deal Rudy Gay because of his contract, but the T-Wolves reportedly turned down an offer.

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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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