The definitive guide to U.S. Men's Basketball at Rio 2016

The U.S. Men’s Basketball Team will almost certainly win gold at the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. That kind of inevitability may sound drab, but two other medals are up for grabs, international basketball is actually relevant, and the pairing of Harrison Barnes and Kevin Durant promises to be both compelling and awkward. Most importantly, watching USA basketball at the...
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Milwaukee Bucks Reportedly Sign Thon Maker, Malcolm Brogdon

After a fairly long wait, the Milwaukee Bucks are set to sign Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon on Saturday. The Milwaukee Bucks selected Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon in the 2016 NBA Draft. A month later, despite both of them playing in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Bucks, neither player was signed to […] Milwaukee Bucks Reportedly Sign Thon Maker, Malcolm Brogdon - Behind...
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Reminiscing About our All-Time Favorite Portland Trail Blazers Role Players

Take a stroll down memory lane this weekend on the Blazer's Edge Podcast as Eric Griffith joins Chris Lucia and Brandon Goldner to list their all-time favorite Portland Trail Blazers role players. Tune in to hear a few names from over the years you probably haven't thought of in a while.. Take a stroll down memory lane this weekend on the Blazer's Edge Podcast as Eric Griffith joins...
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Stuff Wins NBA Mascot of the Year Honor

Orlando Magic mascot Stuff has apparently been crowned NBA Mascot of the Year, according to a lot of exclamation-filled social media postings. Congratulations to the green guy. We see him mostly at Magic games, but Stuff is constantly out in the community visiting people in hospitals and attending parties he gets invited to.   Wooooooohooooooooo!!! RETWEET to congratulate @STUFFMagic...
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Grading the Charlotte Hornets Biggest Offseason Moves (Part Two)

After having one of the best second units last season, the Charlotte Hornets lost many of their players from the second unit in free agency. The Charlotte Hornets’ success last year was thanks in large part to their second unit as their bench ranked in the top-10 in the league in scoring. But with Jeremy […] Grading the Charlotte Hornets Biggest Offseason Moves (Part Two) - Swarm...
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Philadelphia 76ers Offseason Needs: The Rookies Part II

The Philadelphia 76ers have some goals to look forward to this season. Here’s what needs to happen for the rookies that have been around for a few years. This offseason, I’m detailing every corner of the Philadelphia 76ers, and what the needs and goals should be for that portion of the franchise for the upcoming […] Philadelphia 76ers Offseason Needs: The Rookies Part II -...
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Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Dellavedova Continues In Australia Action

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Matthew Dellavedova remains busy in international action ahead of the Olympic Games. Welcome back to Milwaukee Bucks Daily. If this is your first time joining us for the daily roundup, the idea of this piece is generally to help keep you up to date on the best of all the latest […] Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Dellavedova Continues In Australia...
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Rajon Rondo Finished First on ESPN’s Worst Newcomer List

In ESPN’s Summer Forecast series for the 2016-17 NBA season, Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo came in at No. 1 in their ranking of worst newcomers. Much has already been written about Rondo’s arrival in Chicago. Some of it is has been optimistic and positive, but most of it is has not. It is […] Rajon Rondo Finished First on ESPN’s Worst Newcomer List - Pippen Ain't...
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Watch highlights of Team USA’s win vs. Venezuela

Team USA won by 35, but struggling from three. Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving and the rest of Team were in action in Chicago last night against Venezuela. Predictably, the Americans rolled and Irving co-led Team USA with 13 points in 21 minutes of action. Irving also dished out one assist and pulled down three rebounds. But for the first time on their current exhibition tour...
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WATCH: Dario Saric in Croatia Olympic Exhibition Game

Watch one of the newest official Philadelphia 76ers players, Dario Saric, play for Croatia in an Olympic exhibition game. The Philadelphia 76ers finally signed Dario Saric to a deal after drafting him in 2014 a few weeks ago. The 6-10 power forward who has ball-handling skills comparable to some shooting guards is going to be […] WATCH: Dario Saric in Croatia Olympic Exhibition...
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When will the Suns have another Team USA player?

The Suns have not had a Team USA player since Stoudemire and Marion. Will Devin Booker rise to that level by 2020? As Team USA blazes through the Rio Olympics next month, Suns fans can only watch with frustration. There’s no one for Suns fans to cheer on, and there hasn’t been since Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion donned the red, white and blue more than a decade ago. Team...
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Revisiting the Wizards’ disastrous Richard Hamilton - Jerry Stackhouse trade

When Jerry Stackhouse isn’t busy with his work as an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors, he maintains a pretty active an interesting Twitter account. On Friday he retweeted a tweet that featured this video featuring highlights from a performance in 2001 where he scored 28 points against the Washington Wizards. What makes the video and the tweet he RTed particularly interesting...
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New Orleans Pelicans: Make or break season for Jrue Holiday

As a new season is primed to begin for the New Orleans Pelicans, Jrue Holiday finds himself at a crossroads that could define the remainder of his career. The New Orleans Pelicans have arranged the pieces for the second time as the team essentially rebuilt the core of the club in a flurry of signings. […] New Orleans Pelicans: Make or break season for Jrue Holiday - Pelican Debrief...
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Brooklyn Nets Can’t Afford to Stop Being Creative

If you’re in the business of winning, the Brooklyn Nets are not a smart investment – at least not yet.  This team has been dealt an incredibly bad hand by Billy King and Mikhail Prokhorov. However, smart management in the past year has given Brooklyn fans a glimmer of hope for the future. This is quite an accomplishment considering the circumstances. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson...
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Jarrett Jack says laughing tweet was NOT about Jeremy Lin signing

At 10:02 a.m on July 1, Jeremy Lin tweeted out the news he was signing with the Nets. The journey continues...thankful for the next chapter!! #Godisgood — Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 1, 2016 Then, at 10:25, Jarrett Jack, who had been waived  24 hours earlier, also posted a tweet. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03...
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Russell Westbrook Finally Comments On Kevin Durant Leaving Thunder (Kind Of)

There’s nothing quite like the drama of the NBA offseason. The hubbub this summer has centered on Kevin Durant’s shocking decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors, leaving Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder hanging out to dry. Durant has made a few public statements since his July 4 signing, but Westbrook’s reaction has yet to be revealed, outside rumors...
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Hawks-Celtics Could Become NBA’s Next Featured Rivalry

After a drama-surrounded decision by Al Horford to join the Celtics, Atlanta and Boston appear ready to evolve from lingering friction to full-fledged rivals. The Hawks enter the 2016-17 season with an opportunity to become a part of a featured NBA rivalry for the first time in their near five-decade history. The only established feud the Hawks have […] Hawks-Celtics Could Become...
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Aaron Gordon should average more than 30 minutes per game this year

Aaron Gordon should see significant playing time in an entirely different role as the new starting small forward. His minutes should see a significant bump for that distinction. Without a question, the Orlando Magic have solidified their defense with the recent offseason acquisitions. Adding players like Serge Ibaka, Bismack Biyombo and Jeff Green garners a level of […] Aaron...
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7 hours ago

Report: Monty Williams ready to return to NBA with Spurs

USA Basketball assistant coach Monty Williams reportedly is ready to return to an NBA job after losing his wife, Ingrid, to an automobile accident in February.Williams, who left his position as an Oklahoma City Thunder associate head coach after the tragedy, will accept a job with the San Antonio Spurs, according to ESPN.He reportedly will fill either a coaching and player-development...
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7 hours ago

New York Knicks: Amar’e Stoudemire Started It All

The Knicks haven’t made the playoffs in the past three seasons. These seasons have had various differing storylines including the worst season in franchise history and Phil Jackson being hired as team president and drafting Kristaps Porzingis. Yet, there was a time when things were much worse for this franchise. It had been six season since the […] New York Knicks: Amar’e...
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8 hours ago

3 things Dennis Schroder needs to improve on

Dennis Schroder has finally been given the chance to lead Atlanta's offense. If Schroder wants to make the most of it, here are three things that he needs to work on. The Atlanta Hawks have gone through a flurry of changes this offseason. Perhaps none of which will have any greater impact on Dennis Schroder than the departure of Jeff Teague. Schroder is in the final year of his rookie...
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8 hours ago

5 Philadelphia 76ers That Must Improve in 2017

The Philadelphia 76ers roster has gotten some big additions to it for this season, but some players must improve during this upcoming season. The Philadelphia 76ers made huge steps this offseason. In fact, some would say that their steps forward were more like triple-jumps. The progress made in building this roster from a 10-win caliber […] 5 Philadelphia 76ers That Must Improve...
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8 hours ago

Could Chris Kaman Intrigue The Cleveland Cavaliers?

Chris Kaman could be an option for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team needs a big body to protect the rim and score inside in order to remain contenders. The Golden State Warriors are attempting to add a rim protector in the enigmatic, but talented JaVale McGee, the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet another reminder that they […] Could Chris Kaman Intrigue The Cleveland Cavaliers? -...
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8 hours ago

Knicks: Phil Jackson Talks Progression And Regression Of NBA

New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson talks the progression and regression he’s seeing in the NBA. For both better and worse, the NBA isn’t what it used to be. There are certain areas in which contemporary players have surpassed those who were active during previous decades, just as there are phases of the game in which the skill […] Knicks: Phil Jackson Talks Progression...
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9 hours ago

5 Ways LeBron James Can Improve In The Offseason

LeBron James is the most dominant player of this generation and indisputably the best player of this decade. However, he too has flaws to his games. The flaws of LeBron James‘ game are minimal compared to other players and to analyze them requires ones nitpick. However, for the greatest player of the game, anything less than undisputed dominance isn’t […] 5 Ways LeBron...
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9 hours ago
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