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Do The Basketball Gods have any love for the Lakers?

First off if you know me, you know I’m a diehard Lakers fan and some of this post will make you laugh, some might make you mad, but hey it’s all my opinion. It could be right, wrong or indifferent. I just wanted to get that off my chest before I start a little rant about my favorite NBA squad. The Lakers off-season started early this 2013-14 season soon as Kobe broke his knee...
Via The Front Office News
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Your Morning Dump…Where the C’s may not regret missing out on Love

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  The well of Celtics news has been dry lately, so bear with me: 1) The Celtics would have had to overpay to acquire Love Trades in the NBA are largely predicated on distinct circumstances. Back in May, the Celtics...
Via Red's Army
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Report: Gregg Popovich had offseason hip replacement surgery

A soccer television crew for NBC that was dining at the Heathman Restaurant a couple of Thursdays ago provided the first confirmed visual sighting of Gregg Popovich's summer visit to Oregon. The San Antonio Spurs coach walked with a cane. He had dinner with a couple in their 30s. A friend in that broadcast crew texted, asking me, "Would he be in PDX for any reason?"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Terrence Williams Will Workout For The Sacramento Kings Today

Associated Press As we all know, former Louisville star Terrence Williams’ NBA career hasn’t gone quite as planned. However, it appears that the dream is still alive. According to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, Williams will workout for the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. He finished the 2011-12 regular season with the Kings after being waived by the Houston Rockets Williams most...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Someone needs to explain this picture of Floyd Mayweather, Demar Derozan, Dion Waiters, Olden Polynice & Brandon Bass to me

Dear Readers,Above is a picture of boxer/gambler Floyd Mayweather, Team USA Members Dion Waiters and Demar Derozan, current Boston Celtic reserver Brandon Bass, and former Sacramento King, Olden Polynice. And I'm completely open to suggestions on how, and why, this photo occurred. Thanks in advance,Matt Richissin
Via Celtics Life
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Phoenix Suns: Relationship between Team & Eric Bledsoe is “Irrepairable”

Restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe was expected to be one of the hottest names on the market this summer, but surprisingly, he hasn’t drawn much attention at all. The Phoenix Suns seem to be fine with that too, as they’ve spent their attention brining in another undersized point guard in Isaiah Thomas. Bledsoe is clearly aggravated with the progress between the two sides on a...
Via Standing O Sports
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Kevin Durant on staying with Thunder beyond 2016: 'We'll see'

Kevin Durant and LeBron James appear to be pretty good friends. That was no more evident than when James’ Heat beat Durant’s Thunder in the Finals, and they were working out together that following summer. Strange. With LeBron going back […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
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Kevin Durant comments on LeBron’s move back to Cleveland

LeBron James caught his share of negative publicity the first time he chose to leave one team for another. Back in July of 2010, LeBron James broke Cleveland’s heart by announcing, on air, that he had decided to leave the Cavaliers, after seven-seasons, to chase rings, in Miami, with the Heat. Looking back, it wasn’t the move that scorned basketball fans, it was the delivery...
Via Pass The Pill
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Report: Philadelphia 76ers Fighting Proposed NBA Draft Lottery Changes

After declaring last season’s last-place finish a “huge success,” the Philadelphia 76ers now appear to be fighting the NBA’s efforts to prevent another similarly unmitigated Sixers victory. The Sixers have mounted “strong objection” to the league instituting changes to the draft lottery system, ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst reported Wednesday, citing multiple sources....
Via NESN.com
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Why Big Name Restricted Free Agents Are Still Available.

Two names come to mind when it comes to restricted free agents. Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe. Both of which, this late into free agency are still available. No one will argue with you that both these players could make a big impact on almost any team in the league. So why are they still sitting on the RFA list?Well it all stems from the rules surrounding RFA's and the fact that...
Via Route4Sports
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Grading the Spurs’ offseason moves

Written by Benjamin Bornstein The San Antonio Spurs are like the kid in class who you know is going to screw your grade, because he’s going to set the curve, and he’s going to set it higher than you’d like. They went out and didn’t make any splashy moves, they got back all the guys […]
Via Project Spurs
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Celtics Rookie James Young Cleared To Play After Car Accident

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before the NBA draft in June. The Celtics chose the 6-foot-6 swingman with its second first-round pick — No. 17 overall ...
Via NESN.com
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Will the New York Knicks be stronger than last season

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks did what they had to do this summer. They re-signed Carmelo Anthony and they also performed some significant moves which will help the team do better next season. Although the Knicks were definitely relieved by Melo’s decision to stay in New York, the... The post Will the New York Knicks be stronger than last season appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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Ranking the Best Landing Spots for Kevin Love

Kevin Love wants to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Minnesota Timberwolves want to keep Kevin Love. Rumors surrounding the superstar have been and will continue to be the major focus of the 2014 NBA off-season because Love is a superstar, and no-one knows what team he will be playing on in the near future.. So unless you’ve ignored the NBA entirely for the past three months...
Via The League News
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Kevin Durant: Could he really consider leaving the Thunder?

It's a strange and scary thing to think about, but Kevin Durant's current contract ends in 2016. Even though it's not on many sports fans minds. It's already on his however. Reports from CBS Sports writer Ken Berger, Durant has said that in terms of 2016 he will "keep his options open". He also thought Lebrons return to Cleveland was classy and respectable...
Via Route4Sports
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Cleveland paper rejects Dan Le Batard's LeBron troll job

When I was driving around Tuesday afternoon, I flipped to ESPN Radio long enough to listen to Dan Le Batard talk about putting an ad in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer in homage of LeBron James’ time with the Miami Heat.  The whole thrust of the segment was James’ lack of true appreciation of Miami Heat fans.  So, as a longtime Miami media personality, it was up to Le Batard to...
Via Awful Announcing
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Vote: Who Will Be Celtics’ Starting Point Guard When Next Season Opens?

For the first time in seven years, the Boston Celtics could have a new man handling the point guard duties. While the Celtics remain adamant that Rajon Rondo will not be traded, others believe the writing is on the wall for the four-time All-Star. The team’s drafting of Marcus Smart creates an apparent logjam at point guard, where the 28-year-old Rondo is entering his final season...
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What can Sixers get for Thad Young?

It is fairly quiet in the NBA world -- unless you have a vested interest in USA basketball or Kevin Love. On Monday, after an ESPN.com report stated the Timberwolves had an eye on Thaddeus Young if they trade Love, questions started appearing on my Twitter account about Young and what the Sixers could get for him. Here is the latest in Dei-Mails. @zvolm1012 suggested the Sixers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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NBA’s best loving Victor Oladipo at Team USA camp

The following quotes via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “He’s a great player already. I love how he plays and he plays with so much confidence. He totally deserves to be up here (with team USA) and I’m already a big fan of his. I love how he takes the game so serious. “I’m here for him if he ever needs me. I know how serious he takes it. He’s such a talent with his...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Report: Minnesota Timberwolves told Kevin Love to sit out FIBA World Cup

When Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love announced that he was not playing in the FIBA World Cup, there were mixed opinions about his decision. On one hand, his name comes up in trade talks almost everyday so it makes sense that he would want to focus on where he may end up next season. On the other hand, some people feel like representing your country should override his current...
Via No Guts, No Glory
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Pic taken with fisheye lens makes Kevin Durant’s feet look like Sideshow Bob’s (photo)

While the far more tantalizing story surrounding Kevin Durant involves comments made by the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar at Team USA training camp regarding his uncertain future with his current NBA team. Durant’s relatively noncommittal commentary regarding whether or not a homecoming to the D.C. area to play for the Wizards may be something he’ll […] The post Pic taken...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Parker says rare summer off was ‘right decision’

It is Tony Parker’s first full summer off in four years, and he is taking full advantage. The six-time All-Star recently returned to San Antonio from a jaunt to Las Vegas. He’s got another trip planned to an undisclosed destination with his fiancee and infant son Josh, followed by a visit to France before the Spurs begin training camp in October. “It’s great,” he said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Patty Mills’ goal remains to be a starting NBA point guard

After a break out season for San Antonio Spurs, it was thought then free agent Patty Mills might be leaving the Alamo City for a huge payday and a chance at a starting role with another team. However, he suffered a huge setback in the offseason when it was discovered he tore his shoulder rotator […]
Via Project Spurs
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76ers reportedly fighting proposed changes to NBA lottery system

Check out the original article from Philly.com here.--The NBA has discussed altering its draft lottery system as soon as next season, but they are reportedly receiving some resistance from the team that such a move may affect the most, according to ESPN. The 76ers, who are facing another struggle of a season in 2014-15, are fighting changes that would balance the lottery odds and...
Via Around the Arc
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Dan Le Batard’s effort at trolling LeBron via full-page ad rebuffed by Plain-Dealer (pic)

Sports radio provocateur, ESPN personality and Miami-based sportswriter Dan Le Batard is well-known for his unconventional methods, in particular while fulfilling his hosting duties on ESPN Radio’s “The Dan Le Batard Show.” In fact, Le Batard, as noted by Awful Announcing, has developed something of a reputation for his unscrupulous efforts at pulling off epic […] The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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