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NBA To Hold Serious Talks On Eliminating Hack-A-Shaq

Adam Silver expects the NBA to have "full-throated conversations" in the offseason about implementing rules to eliminate the Hack-a-Shaq strategy. Silver acknowledged that changing rules is difficult, but that the league must consider whether the Hack-a-Shaq detracts from the game's entertainment value. "It's something that I'm on the fence about," Silver told ESPN. "My thought used...
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Thibodeau's Confidants Expect Him To Be Fired By Bulls In Offseason

The front office of the Chicago Bulls have downplayed reports of a strained relationship they have with Tom Thibodeau. But people close to Thibodeau expect him to be fired this offseason. Thibodeau's propensity to give what some may believe to be excessive minutes to some of his players has been an issue with the front office. Thibodeau also was not happy with the firing of Ron Adams...
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Doug McDermott Denies Rumors Father Called Bulls Complaining About Minutes

There was a rumor a month ago that Doug McDermott's father, Greg McDermott, called the front office of the Chicago Bulls to complain about his lack of playing time. “Trust me, I heard it,’’ Doug McDermott said, acknowledging that it was bothersome. “I actually talked to my dad right after someone brought that to my attention in the locker room,’’ he continued. “I called...
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Malik Newman Commits To Mississippi State

Malik Newman has committed to Mississippi State. Newman's decision came down to Mississippi State, Kentucky and Kansas. Newman is one of the best shooters in the country.
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Report: Referee Would Have Called Foul On Curry Shot If He Had Missed

Stephen Curry sent Game 3 into overtime with a game-tying three-pointer when Marreese Speights recovered Curry's previous attempt. Curry appeared to get fouled as he released the shot (Vine). According to sources, referees explained that a foul would have been called if Curry had missed the three-point attempt. Curry would have then had to make all three free throws to extend the...
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Buddy Hield Returns To Oklahoma For Senior Season

Buddy Hield announced Friday morning that he will return to Oklahoma for his senior season. Hield was named the Big 12 conference player of the year last season. "It was a tough decision, and I obviously took it near the deadline," Hield said. "But I just went through the process. I listened to Coach Kruger, I listened to my mentors back home, my high school coach, and my mom and...
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Guillermo Hernangomez Declares For Draft

Guillermo Hernangomez of Sevilla will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Hernangomez is considered a potential first round pick. Hernangomez is one of just seven players in Spanish ACB history to post a PER of 20 or better at age or younger with Stanley Roberts, Tiago Splitter, Rudy Fernandez, Ricky Rubio, Nikola Mirotic and Luis Scola on that list.
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Thunder Considering Ettore Messina As Head Coach Candidate

Ettore Messina is reportedly on the list of candidates compiled by the Oklahoma City Thunder for their head coaching vacancy. Messina has had great success as a head coach in Europe and is currently an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. The Thunder fired Scott Brooks as head coach this week. Billy Donovan is widely considered the frontrunner for the job.
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Tennessee Tech's Charles Jackson Declares For NBA Draft

Tennessee Tech junior center Charles Jackson has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft and signed representation with agent Scott Nichols to turn pro, sources told RealGM. As a rapidly rising fringe prospect, Jackson is expected to entice NBA teams in the second round of the draft with his youth and raw abilities at 6-foot-10. This past season, Jackson ranked eighth in the NCAA in double...
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Kevin Love: Cavs' Organization Has My Back

Kevin Love has been playing better basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs and had 23 points and nine rebounds while shooting 6-for-10 on three-pointers in their Game 3 win over the Boston Celtics. "He's been highly criticized this year, and for what, I don't know why," James said, before pausing, and smiling. "I know why. I know why. I know." Love was traded to the...
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Moussa Diagne Declares For 2015 NBA Draft

Moussa Diagne — a 6-foot-11 center prospect out of Senegal — has declared his name for the 2015 NBA Draft as an early entry, a source told RealGM. Diagne, 21, has played the past several seasons in the ACB league Fuenlabrada. This season, Diagne averaged 4.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and nearly one block per game. Diagne is viewed as a potential second-round draft pick, intriguing...
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Stanley Johnson Leaves Arizona For NBA Draft

Stanley Johnson has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft, leaving Arizona after one season. Johnson is expected to be a lottery pick as one of the better wing prospects. Johnson averaged 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 28.4 minutes per game for the Wildcats.
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Brad Stevens 'Little Bit Surprised' By Rajon Rondo Situation With Dallas

Brad Stevens, who coached Rajon Rondo for 52 games from last season until the Boston Celtics traded him in December, was surprised to see things end poorly for him with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks announced on Wednesday that Rondo was “out indefinitely” with a back injury suffered in Game 2 against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. "Yes, I am [surprised]. I haven’t...
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Mario Hezonja Enters NBA Draft

Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Hezonja currently plays for Barcelona and is considered a potential top-5 draft pick.
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Report: Kevin Ollie Removes Name From Consideration For Thunder Job

Kevin Ollie has removed his name from consideration for the head coaching job of the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to sources. Ollie has been considered a strong candidate for the job following his success at UConn and relationship with Kevin Durant. The Thunder are looking for a new head coach following their dismissal of Scott Brooks. Billy Donovan is also considered a top candidate...
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LeBron Has Hour-Long Workout Before Cavs' Shootaround

LeBron James arrived an hour early for the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround on Thursday ahead of Game 3 at the Boston Celtics to get extra work in. "I don't do it often, but that's just the mode I'm in right now," James said. James put himself through an hour-long intense workout. "He's a very focused guy," Tristan Thompson said. "He understands what it takes to win at this level...
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Tony Parker Optimistic Achilles Will Be Okay For Game 3

Tony Parker left the San Antonio Spurs' Game 2 win at the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter with an Achilles injury. Parker was seen limping after the game, but he expects to play in Game 3. "It's been a tough year, but I think I'll be all right," said Parker. Parker said the injury was the same as that which he suffered in a game in Oklahoma City on April 7. "Same thing...
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76ers Confirm Joel Embiid Will Play In Summer League

The Philadelphia 76ers have confirmed that Joel Embiid will play in Summer League. "He will. Yes, he will," CEO Scott O'Neil responded when asked. On April 8, Brett Brown would not commit to Embiid playing in the summer leagues. Embiid missed the entire season following right foot surgery.
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LaMarcus Aldridge Expected To Be Pursued By Spurs, Mavs, Knicks, Lakers

LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to be pursued by the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent in July. The Spurs and Mavericks reportedly believe they have a shot to sign Aldridge.
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Thunder Confident Enes Kanter Will Re-Sign

Sam Presti is confident the Oklahoma City Thunder will re-sign Enes Kanter this offseason. Kanter will be a restricted free agent. The Thunder acquired Kanter at the deadline in a trade that included a future first round pick. “We wouldn’t have traded for him if we didn’t feel like we’d be in a position to have him with us going forward,” Presti said.
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Kawhi Leonard Wins Defensive Player Of The Year

Kawhi Leonard has been named the 2015 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, beating out Draymond Green and DeAndre Jordan. Leonard won the award despite playing in just 64 games and finished with 333 total points in the voting. Green received eight more first place votes than Leonard and had 317 total points. Anthony Davis finished with 107 points, followed by Rudy Gobert with 31 and...
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Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: April 23rd

In Thursday's episode, host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) break down Wednesday's games, including a deep dive on Spurs/Clippers. The two also discuss today's NBA news out of Oklahoma City and Dallas. Click here to listen or download. The Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast is now also available on its own iTunes page.
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RealGM Radio: Ed Maisonet On OKC Firing Scott Brooks

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) discusses the Oklahoma City Thunder firing Scott Brooks with the Editor in Chief of the Sports Fan Journal and Oklahoma native Ed Maisonet (@edthesportsfan). The two discuss the impact of the move on both the Thunder and Brooks, how it could affect Kevin Durant and OKC's challenging summer with tough decisions to make on Dion Waiters...
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Chandler Parsons Out For Season With Knee Injury

Chandler Parsons will miss the remainder of the season with a right knee injury. Parsons could also need surgery to repair the knee.
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Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Injured Back

Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely after picking up a back injury in Game 2. Rondo played just 10 minutes in the Dallas Mavericks' loss against the Houston Rockets. Rondo has struggled to adapt since coming to the Mavericks in a trade in December. Rondo will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
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