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Shabazz Napier Reportedly Traded Because Heat Didn’t Believe He Was ‘Good Enough’

To the surprise of many, second-year guard Shabazz Napier was traded over the weekend to the Orlando Magic for essentially nothing. Now we may know why that may have been the case. According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, Napier was traded for just a second-round draft pick because the Heat “didn’t believe in him.” The exact reason is specified in the following quote...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBAer Vin Baker now works at Starbucks

At one time, Vin Baker was an all-star and averaging a double-double in the NBA. Now, the No. 8 overall pick in the 1993 draft earns money in a decidedly different way. Baker made millions while playing in the NBA but, unfortunately, does not have much left of it. A battle with alcoholism during his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Agree To Deal With Chuck Hayes

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum with Chucky Hayes. Hayes played for the Rockets between 2006 and 2011. Hayes was most recently with the Toronto Raptors.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Knicks Want Another Big Man

  New York Knicks’ Maurice Ndour reacts after scoring against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/John Locher) He may not have been the next superstar in the league, but Maurice Ndour would have been a very valuable and inexpensive pick up for the New York Knicks...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Fan 'Jesus' Helps Cops Apprehend Thief

If you have watched the San Antonio Spurs play at home there is a good chance that you have seen a guy dressed up like Jesus Christ. It's not unusual for fans to dress up in costumes of some kind when they go to games. Dressing up as Jesus Christ may seem like an odd choice, but it seems to work for this guy.Maybe the man upstairs was watching over him when his house was being robbed...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why did the Oklahoma City Thunder bring Kanter back but not Harden?

Enes Kanter The Oklahoma City Thunder have been contenders since the arrival of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They even had James Harden on their roster for a few years. The Thunder have been making all the right moves this past decade and have an even better chance to win the championship this coming season. The Thunder were able to acquire Enes Kanter before the trade deadline...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Hawks remain great after uneventful offseason

The Atlanta Hawks have managed to pull off a very successful, yet almost uneventful, offseason this year. In fact, the announcement of their new uniforms this month was the most popular Hawks’ news of the offseason. The Atlanta Hawks, who had the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, have largely remained the same team as last year. This lead many people to believe...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Paul George be Productive at Power Forward for the Indiana Pacers?

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 18: Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers warms up before a game against the Chicago Bulls on March 18, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) A lot of NBA stars had shortened seasons in 2014/15 headlined by Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and the Cleveland Cavaliers duo of Kevin Love and...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors Offseason- Love It/Like It/Hate It

Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Golden State Warriors only made a couple of moves, but with the few moves they made, they nailed; two which were very important for the franchise. This is what I loved/liked/hated in their offseason. Basically, my favorite offseason move, my least favorite and one that I think was...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How should the Sacramento Kings fill their last roster spot?

Seth Curry After signing Seth Curry, Duje Dukan and Quincy Acy, the Sacramento Kings have 16 total players on their roster, 14 of which have guaranteed contracts. David Stockton and Eric Moreland are the two players who have non-guaranteed contracts. This means the Kings have one roster spot open. Stockton and Moreland are on the roster, but they Kings do not have to pay them until...
Via isportsweb.com
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Andre Miller Signing Grade

  (Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: One season, minimum The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran point guard Andre Miller to a one season contract. It is odd to me for a re-building team to sign a point guard who is 39, as I think they should be trying and get as young as they can, but I like this...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Michael Beasley Could Return on Non-Guaranteed Contract

The Miami Heat recently jettisoned several players over the last few days as they cleared up a few roster spots in the process. The Heat currently have 15 players on the roster, and they are allowed to have up to 20 players during training camp. While Miami’s roster looks pretty set, there could be a familiar face back in the picture. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Charlotte’s Offseason Grade

  (April 5, 2015 – Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Added: Nicolas Batum (trade), Spencer Hawes (trade), Jeremy Lamb (trade), Frank Kaminsky (draft), Jeremy Lin (two seasons, 4.35 million, player option), Tyler Hansbrough (?) No Longer With Team: Noah Vonleh, Gary Neal, Mo Williams, Gerald Henderson, Jeff...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Who Should Be The 14th Bull?

(Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)   By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Those of you who are 25-35 may remember an incredible movie (more like a mediocre B movie) with Antonio Banderas chilling with Vikings and although he was an Egyptian poet he was named the 13th warrior, which is the title of the movie. What does this have to do with this article...
Via HoopStuff
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NBA's Africa game: A tribute to Hakeem Olajuwon

The NBA’s first-ever game on the African continent takes place this Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition between Team Africa (comprised of first- and second-generation African players) and Team World (comprised of non-African NBA notables who agreed to participate in the game) will air on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. on ESPN. We’ll look more closely at this...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ Aminu To Participate In First NBA Game In Africa

An offseason acquisition from the Dallas Mavericks, forward Al-Farouq Aminu will play for Team Africa as it takes on Team World in the NBA Africa game set to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa this Saturday.  This game comes as part of the partnership between Basketball Without Borders and the NBA, and is the first game in NBA history to take place in Africa. Ahead of the...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver mentions possibility of playing NBA regular season game in Africa

The NBA is in the process of extending its global presence into Africa, and commissioner Adam Silver said to “stay tuned” about the league playing a regular season game in the country. According to the Associated Press via ESPN: “Silver didn’t give an exact time frame but said Thursday in South Africa that a preseason and, ultimately, a league game was the aim, with the...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 2015 Offseason Grade

The Lakers got better this summer, but were forced to settle when their top free agent targets signed elsewhere. In: Lou Williams – FA signing Brandon Bass – FA signing Roy Hibbert – via trade Out: Carlos Boozer – (currently a FA) Ronnie Price – (signed for Phoenix Suns) Jordan Hill – (signed for Indiana Pacers) Wayne Ellington – (signed for Brooklyn Nets) Ed...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers resign Dellavedova, considering bringing over C Kaun

The Cleveland Cavaliers have finally resigned fan favorite backup point-guard Matthew Dellavedova to a 1-year qualifying offer for around $1.2 million. Some had speculated he may not be back given the growing tax burden and the acquisition of backup point Mo Williams, however the Cavaliers managed to sign him on for the cheap and maintain a bigger chunk of their championship core...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Lee Buys Golden State Warriors’ Front Office Lunch To Say Thank You

David Lee bought lunch for the Golden State Warriors' front office and employees to say thank you for his time there.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Getting to know the Bucks' Chris Copeland

On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks added free-agent forward Chris Copeland, signing him to a one-year contract. Just who is the latest addition to Milwaukee? Here's the skinny: FRONTCOURT MAN: The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Copeland played mainly small forward with the Indiana Pacers last season with a sprinkling at power forward. Two seasons ago, he saw more time at power forward. He's...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics have more flexibility next summer thanks to Jae Crowder's contract

Next summer will be a feeding frenzy in free agency, thanks to the rising salary cap and boat load of talented options to choose from—not as many as originally thought, but there are still more than a few nice players on the market.The Boston Celtics will be in on the fun, and have a bunch of cap space to fill. But you can never have enough when so many other teams are playing...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics All-“Number Still In Circulation” Team

Amir Johnson is one of Boston’s newest Celtics. As a new member of the team, he gets to pick a new number. But, his options were a bit limited because, as he said… Every number 1-34 is basically retired. My first initial number, I picked No. 5, but I know there was going to kind of be some controversy with that because Kevin Garnett won a championship. So I knew that was pretty...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Re-Brand Concept

Graphic Designer Scott Harker from Durham, United Kingdom gave himself the task of coming up with a new modern identity for the Chicago Bulls. The post Chicago Bulls Re-Brand Concept appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves sign Andre Miller

Playing 16 years in the NBA is, in a word, sweet, but for Andre Miller, seventeen years would be a more satisfying ending. Apparently, the Minnesota Timberwolves feel the same way. In a message relayed by his agent to the Associated Press, Miller has agreed to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum. While the addition of Miller brings...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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