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Will the Golden State Warriors be Able to Slow down James Harden?

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots against Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Monday, May 25, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Ronald Martinez, Pool) Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals is going to be exactly the type of game David Silver and the rest of the NBA is dying to see...
Via The Sports Journal
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Sporting News’ Sources Claim Players Already Know Tom Thibodeau’s Future

According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Chicago Bulls players have already been told that they will have a new head coach next season. This is what the sources are telling Sporting News regarding current coach Tom Thibodeau. That would be in Chicago, where some players and people around the Bulls already have heard that coach Tom Thibodeau won’t be back next year, two...
Via Sports Mockery
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Dallas Mavericks: Grading Their Season

(Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Season Summary The Dallas Mavericks season was one characterized by ups and downs. Early on, they produced the league’s most prolific offensive attack, yet they witnessed that production gradually diminish following a midseason acquisition of star point guard Rajon Rondo. With...
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76ers Draft Strategy: Did they win by losing?

With the 3rd pick in this year’s NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers have an interesting, yet easily fixed dilemma. Ideally, the 76ers would have wanted to nab the top spot in this year’s draft but dropping in at #3 overall isn’t such a bad fit either. The top two picks in the draft are, almost undoubtedly, going to be Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor, not necessarily in...
Via Total Sports Live
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Every Gerald Green slam dunk from the 2014-15 regular season

Although the Phoenix Suns didn’t make the playoffs this season, they were one of the more entertaining teams in the association. One of their notable players is high-flying dunk artist Gerald Green and for those of you who might have missed some of his regular season dunks, check out the below video: Gerald Green can fly, folks! *** Every Gerald Green Dunk [Dawkins] Green image...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Phoenix Suns open to trading 2015 first-round pick

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Phoenix Suns have been stockpiling draft picks over the past few seasons, and currently hold the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Suns are considering trading their 2015 first-round draft pick. It will be very interesting to see what ends up happening with the Suns this offseason...
Via Sports-Glory
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Report: Mike Conley won't sign an extension with Grizzlies

A lot needs to be secured by the Memphis Grizzlies. While they still love their gritty, grinding core, they've got plenty of work to do in securing them for the long term.That work starts with Marc Gasol this summer, but it also extends to point guard Mike Conley next summer, apparently. A recent report from ESPN's Marc Stein says that, while Memphis would love to get an agreement...
Via Fox Sports
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The Cleveland Cavaliers Sweep the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals

In a series that was nothing but deflating for the Hawks, Cleveland has clinched their return to the game’s biggest stage with an emphatic 4-0 sweep of Atlanta. So many things can happen in the space of a few games. A mostly unanimous bench player can be turned into the league’s biggest heel. Lebron James can launch into orbit and do things that no one else has touched. A cautionary...
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It's so difficult to root for LeBron James

LeBron James should be beloved by anyone who follows the NBA.On the court, he is the consummate team player, always making the smart play and is dominate the entire time he is on the court.He’s a once-in-a-generation type athlete and the best player in the NBA today.He has carried a team that has suffered, what should be, crippling injuries to the NBA Finals for the second time...
Via Celtics Life
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Pistons are reportedly interested in free agent DeMarre Carroll

Heading into the 2015 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons can do a lot of things with their No. 8 overall pick. The consensus from most analysts, however, is that they will seek help on the wings.That may become less of a priority for them if they gain confidence they can lock down one of their reported free agent targets, though. Small forward DeMarre Carroll, of the recently dispatched...
Via Fox Sports
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Majerle, Stankiewicz get 4-year extensions at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX (AP) Grand Canyon has signed men's basketball coach Dan Majerle and baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz to four-year contract extensions through 2019. The university also announced a five-year apparel deal with Nike on Wednesday. Terms of the deals were not released, but Grand Canyon said in a release that Majerle and Stankiewicz will be the highest-paid coaches in the Western...
Via AP on Fox
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Charlotte Hornets: Grading Their Season

  (Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Keelan Cetinich: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Season Summary: The Charlotte Hornets had a bit of an odd season this year. Last season, we saw the then Charlotte Bobcats finish 7th in the East, only to be swept by the Miami Heat in the first round. However this season, things went a bit south for them and they unfortunately...
Via HoopStuff
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Boston leader assures IOC on securing support for 2024 bid

LONDON (AP) The new leader of Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics has told the IOC that local residents will support the effort once they've been fully informed of the plans and the long-term benefits of the games. A delegation of Boston and U.S. Olympic Committee leaders met with IOC officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday as part of the new ''invitation phase...
Via AP on Fox
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DeMarcus Cousins is officially the best center in the NBA

Bleacher Report has come out with its annual player rankings, and guess who's listed as the NBA's No. 1 center? I'll give you a hint: He plays in Sacramento, went to Kentucky, wears a headband and hates Chris Paul...You're exactly right! It's DeMarcus Cousins!Here's some of what Adam Fromal had to say about Cousins at B/R:"When Cousins has his head screwed on straight, he's one of...
Via Fox Sports
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Hawks point to bright future even after playoff rout by Cavs

ATLANTA (AP) The season didn't end like they wanted. Not even close. But, after shaking off the sting from a humiliating playoff defeat, the Atlanta Hawks feel like they're closer than ever to winning a championship. They won 60 games for the first time in franchise history and claimed top seed in the Eastern Conference. They set another team record with 19 straight wins. They had...
Via AP on Fox
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Curry 'ready to go' for Game 5 after frightening fall

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State star Stephen Curry says he has no lingering effects from his frightening fall and is ready to play Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. Curry said he was coherent and ''ready to go'' after the Warriors held their morning shootaround Wednesday in preparation for a potential clincher against the Rockets. Golden State leads the series 3-1. The...
Via AP on Fox
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Warriors G Curry 'ready to go' for Game 5 after scary fall

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State star Stephen Curry said he has no lingering effects from his frightening fall and is ready to play Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night. Curry took part in the Warriors' morning shootaround before their game against the Houston Rockets with a protective sleeve on his bruised right arm. He said his head feels fine and that effects...
Via AP on Fox
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Report: Bulls front office tried to make Thibodeau hire Doug Collins as assistant

Things keep getting weirder in Chicago. After a disappointing season for the Bulls, the tension between the team's front office and head coach Tom Thibodeau has risen to a point that Thibodeau is all but guaranteed to be out of a job before training camp begins again. In the meantime, we continue to see strange leaks about what's been happening behind closed doors for quite some...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

How to Fix the NBA Draft

It was too clear that there were teams who were focused less on winning and more on the draft. Instead of pointing out the flaws, solutions need to be proposed. Below I add my touch to an idea that ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight choose to be its proposal to the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The NBA has a tanking problem. I think this proposal could help alleviate that concern. I read...
Via isportsweb.com
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Bulls Seriously Considering Firing Tom Thibodeau

The Chicago Bulls are giving serious consideration to firing Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the financial hit, according to sources. The likelihood of the Bulls terminating the partnership with Thibodeau is reportedly growing with each passing day. Sources say that the Bulls' dissatisfaction with Thibodeau has risen in the wake of Chicago's inability to win a second-round series.
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Blake Griffin Parties With the 1992 Dream Team

While in Mexico with a few of his teammates, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin got a chance to live out a childhood dream when he met a few guys from the 1992 Dream Team, well kinda. He actually bumped into a few (probably drunk) dudes wearing John Stockton, Patrick Ewing and Karl Malone Dream Team throwback jerseys at a bar. Blake was still really stoked about it though...
Via Hooped Up
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Source: Bulls Tried To Have Tom Thibodeau Hire Doug Collins As Assistant Coach

The Chicago Bulls' front office reportedly attempted to have Tom Thibodeau hire an offensive-minded assistant coach. The coach pushed to Thibodeau was Doug Collins, according to a source. The Bulls nearly hired Collins as a head coach again in 2008 before hiring Vinny Del Negro.
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Jared Dudley: ‘Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe’

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley gave an honest opinion about Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers when he made an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s radio show. “Most guys don’t want to play with Kobe,” said Dudley. “He gets in this thing where he doesn’t pass and then overpasses and then tries to get triple doubles every night…that...
Via Sports-Glory
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics owner assures IOC that Boston locals will support Olympics

  The new leader of Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics has told the IOC that local residents will support the effort once they've been fully informed of the plans and the long-term benefits of the games. A delegation of Boston and U.S. Olympic Committee leaders met with IOC officials in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday as part of the new "invitation phase" for bid cities...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Broken Glass: Tristan Thompson Tipped Over The Hawks One Rebound At A Time

The offensive rebound fell out of vogue in the NBA years ago. The Spurs made a dynasty out of stressing transition defense over hammering the offensive glass — among other things. It’s a copycat league: coaching staffs around the NBA emulate “the Spurs way,” with many teams — including Atlanta and coach Mike Budenholzer — hiring former assistants in San Antonio. No...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss
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