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Nene to the Wizards, Nick Young to the Clippers and JaVale McGee to the Nuggets

The Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers have completed a three-team trade. The Wizards will acquire Nene, the Nuggets will acquire JaVale McGee and the Clippers will acquire Nick Young in a swap I never saw coming. It’s apparent that the Nuggets haven’t been happy with Nene’s production after giving him the big deal during the off-season. JaVale McGee...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

The Lakers trade Derek Fisher to Houston for Jordan Hill and a 1st rounder

The Lakers have sent point guard, Derek Fisher, to the Houston Rockets for Jordan Hill and a 1st round draft pick. This reported on Twitter by Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! sports. Fisher’s future has been in speculation since the Lakers traded for Ramon Sessions for Luke Walton and a draft pick earlier today. It’s now been decided as Fisher will head to Houston, who just dealt...
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March 15, 2012  |  2 Comments

Portland deals Marcus Camby to Houston for Thabeet, Flynn and a draft pick

The fire sale continues in Portland. As the Trail Blazers have finalized a deal with the Houston Rockets that will send soon to be 38 year old center, Marcus Camby, to the Rockets in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick, former Uconn center Hasheem Thabeet and former Syracuse Orange point guard, Johnny Flynn. Camby should serve as a useful tool to the Rockets who have already put...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning vs. Chris Paul

As Peyton Manning searches for his new home, I can’t help but see a comparison between him and another superstar who parted ways with a team they had made a career with. No I’m not talking about Joe Naimath or Joe Montana. I’m not even talking about another football player. I’m talking about Clippers point guard Chris Paul. Sure one is a 6’6 aging quarterback and the other...
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March 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Fab Melo ineligible for NCAA tourney

Syracuse’s 7-footer, Fab Melo, has been axed from the Cuse roster for the March Madness, NCAA Tourney. Cuse announced on their website on Tuesday that the sophomore center would miss the NCAA Tourney due to this ineligibility. Due to the federal student privacy laws and University policy, no further details on the matter were disclosed. The Orange now must face a tremendous...
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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss
UNIQUE PROPOSITION

Howard to decide fate of coach, GM?

According to reports, the Magic will allow superstar center Dwight Howard to determine the futures of head coach Stan Van Gundy and GM Otis Smith should he decide to sign an extension with the team.

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March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Paul vs. Deron Williams

I’ve read so much speculation as of late concerning who is the NBA’s best point guard. The names generally associated with this topic are Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo and Tony Parker. Sure, you could begin make a case for guys like Kyle Lowry, John Wall and heck, even  young fellas like Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio (R.I...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Video:Gerald Green Windmill Alley-Oop!

Take this from a Net fan that has suffered through yet another disappointing season, it is rare you get to see something exciting that doesn’t involve Deron Williams. That moment happened late in the 3rd quarter when Gerald Green took a fast-break alley-oop pass from rookie Marshon Brooks and windmilled it into the hoop with authority. Just watch it.    
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss
YOUR MOVE

Five NBA teams who need to make a trade

With the NBA trade deadline vastly approaching, we hit the rumor mill and have determined that these five teams need to make a move before March 15th trading deadline.     5. Bucks No secret here they need to do something with Captain Jack aka Stephen Jackson. Unless the Bucks package Jackson with their often-injured center Andrew Bogut as well I really don’t see many...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Rubio Season Over: ACL Tear

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio will be forced to miss the rest of the season and the 2012 Olympics after an MRI revealed a torn ACL in his left knee. Rubio injured the knee in the closing seconds of Minnesota’s 105-102 loss to the Lakers on Friday night. Image Courtesy of sbnation.com ACL tears recovery times are six-to-nine month which means Rubio will not only miss the rest...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

PICTURE: Anthony Davis Doll

Bert Davis err… Anthony Davis, and his unibrow have taken their act to Sesame Street now! Check out this picture of Davis, portrayed as Bert, with one noticeable difference. I’ll let you figure it out.
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The only way to save the Knicks

It’s pretty simple for anyone watching the last few weeks of Knickerbocker basketball. They’ve just got to admit it to themselves: Carmelo Anthony is not helping. In news that many could have anticipated, he’s a terrible fit for a Mike D’Antoni offense. It’s about ball movement. He, is not about such things. And then, there’s the defensive end. <img class="size...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Nate McMillian’s days in Portland may be numbered

The Portland Trail Blazers have had a tremendously disappointing season thus far. With pressure mounting on the team and it’s players, the blame will likely (as it often does) land squarely on the shoulders of head coach, Nate McMillan. The Blazers currently hold an abysmal record of just 19-21. That’s good enough for 5th place in the Northwest division (behind Utah and Minnesota...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

T’Wolves Fear Rubio has Torn ACL;Will Have MRI Tomorrow

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Minnesota fears that rookie and international sensation Ricky Rubio may have torn his ACL during tonight’s contest with the Lakers. This would obviously be a crushing blow to the young T’Wolves, as Rubio, along with Kevin Love, have been the catalyst to this young, overachieving team. Minnesota has quietly been in the playoff...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Monster Dunk Over Joakim Noah

Dwight Howard lived up to his nickname “Superman” last night as he caught a sick alley-oop from Jameer Nelson. The dunk was even more important seeing that it tied the game at 90 a piece with two minutes left in regulation. The Magic would go on to win the game 99-94. Howard finished with 29 points, 18 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Not a bad day at the office. It never hurts to see...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Less is Better for Bryant, Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a roller coaster ride so far in the season. If there was such a thing as the panic button, it’s broken by now. If the Lakers were a ship people would be jumping off and on constantly.  Okay that’s enough analogies.   The Lakers are currently 23-16. Good enough for 5th in the Western Conference, 2nd in their division and in their own city. ...
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March 09, 2012  |  1 Comment
TIME TO MOVE ON

Report: Josh Smith wants out of Atlanta

Reports speculate that the Hawks forward is unhappy with how he was singled out and criticized last season and how the team did little to promote him as a potential All-Star selection this season.

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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Auburn’s Varez Ward is under investigation for point shaving

Rivals.com of Yahoo reports that Varez Ward is at the center of a point shaving scandal. “Three sources with knowledge of the case said the FBI has been investigating Ward since late February after he and guard Chris Denson were suspended by the Tigers prior to a Feb. 25 home game against Arkansas. Two sources said Denson was also questioned as part of the point-shaving investigation...
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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA veterans say there were some “bounties” when they played

In light of all the Gregg Williams allegations of the use of bounties on specific players, the NBA inserted itself back into the forefront with some allegations of their own. A few veteran players interviewed this past week confessed to their own type of bounty system in the NBA Cedric Maxwell who played 11 NBA seasons told WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton that the Celtics put on a bounty...
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March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Clippers show interest in Celtics Guard Ray Allen

Matt Moore of Pro Basketball Talk reports that the Clippers are interested in Ray Allen. “Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Clippers have struggled without Chauncey Billups, missing their legitimate shooter at 2-guard and his ability to help manage the offense alongside CP3. (Who would have thought he’d need help?) So the Clippers have started showing up in trade...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Thunder Not Ready For A Championship

by Brad Smith Most are aware Kevin Durant is a budding superstar.  The 6 foot 9-inch forward of the Oklahoma City Thunder is a scoring phenom with a silky smooth jump shot that helped garner him an MVP award at this year’s All Star game. With an unquestioned will to win, the 23 year old is absolute in his championship goal. Looking into the future, the increasingly vocal leader...
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March 03, 2012  |  Discuss
FROM DOWNTOWN

Video: Purdue commit drains full-court shot

Talk about a story-book ending! Purdue recruit Basil Smotherman, a Lawrence (Ind.) North High junior who has committed to play for Purdue, hits a crazy near full court length shot to end his high school career. What’s more insane is the amount of times it hits the rim before it goes in! In fact, that three got even more important by game’s end, when Lawrence North pulled out...
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March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

The 2012 NBA all-underrated team

Most NBA fans can chatter endlessly about their favorite superstars. The LeBron’s, the Kobe’s, the Dirk’s, the Durant’s, the Rose’s and the Wade’s. Who can blame them? These players wow us night in and night out with their highlight reel plays. But, what about the role players? The guys who play gutsy defense and nail the clutch jumpers with little-to-no time left on...
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March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Was Wilt The Best Ever? 50th Anniversary of 100 points Game

by Brad Smith Are you paying attention? ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION? Someone actually scored 100 points in a single NBA basketball game.  Michael Jordan didn’t do it.  Kobe Bryant didn’t do it. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar either. No, the individual’s name is Wilton Norman “Wilt” Chamberlain. A 7-foot 1-inch center who dominated like no other, and today is the 50th anniversary...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Better fit for the Lakers?: Michael Beasley vs. Ramon Sessions

In this particular versus article I will be using a slightly different approach. With the Los Angeles Lakers season in question and a decent-to-large trade likely coming. Which player makes more sense for the Lakers? Michael Beasley or Ramon Sessions? I’d like to start by saying that both players have a lot of talent and both can offer an instant upgrade to the Lakers at their...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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