Miami Heat Picked by ESPN as Third-Most Likely Team to Win Eastern Conference

The Miami Heat have had a big offseason with the additions of Amar’e Stoudemire, Gerald Green and Justise Winslow. However, ESPN feels they’ll have an even bigger season when they actually take the court. According to ESPN’s annual summer forecast, their panel projects the Heat as the third-most likely team to win the Eastern Conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers were voted...
Via Heat Nation
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DeAndre Jordan officially severs ties with agent Dan Fegan

This summer, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was the face that launched a thousand memes with his free agency escapade. And now, Jordan has officially launched his representation throughout the ordeal out the door. According to a report on Monday by Brad Turner of the LA Times, Jordan has formally decided to end his relationship with Relativity Sports, including agents Jarin Akana...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kings' Belinelli leads Italy past Michigan State -- really

If you're unaware of the current practice slate for the Michigan State Spartans, this headline might have caught you by surprise. But that's no typo; one of the newest members of the Sacramento Kings, Marco Belinelli, was part of an Italian national team that took on Tom Izzo's team during a four-game European swing by the Spartans.The NCAA season doesn't tip off for another few...
Via Fox Sports
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Report: DeAndre Jordan leaves agent Dan Fegan, Relativity Sports

Here's some overdue news on DeAndre Jordan from Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:Jordan, of course, had a falling out with his agent, Fegan, after agreeing to terms with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. Once he changed his mind, leaving Fegan out of the decision, and returned to the Clippers, things soured. In fact, it was Akana, not Fegan, who was summoned to be the agent...
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Speights: Draymond Green is going to talk more trash next season

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has a motormouth. There is a rarely a time you can catch a Green interaction -- on and off the court -- in which he isn't trash-talking an opponent. But after winning a championship and signing a monster extension with the Golden State Warriors, Green's trash-talking is going to go to another level, according to teammate Marreese Speights...
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Stephen Curry tapes daughter Riley's ankles (PHOTO)

As Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry's stardom continues to rise, so too does the public ascension of his adorable daughter, Riley.Riley was the star of the Warriors' 2014-15 championship run, constantly stealing the spotlight from her dad in his post-game press conference, and later at the team's victory parade.In his latest social media moment with his daughter, Steph...
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Hassan Whiteside shows off ridiculous reach on Instagram

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is a large human being that rose up from basketball ashes to become an imposing two-way force down in South Beach last season. But he might not even really be that. Now I’m starting to think that Whiteside may just secretly be an alien from the planet Gigantor. The 26-year-old shared a gym photo to his Instagram account on Monday of him hanging...
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Sports Illustrated ranks Isaiah Thomas 88th-best player in NBA, he isn't pleased

Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated compiled an extensive ranking of the "Top 100 NBA Players for 2016," with numbers 100-51 released today.  Isaiah Thomas checks in at No. 88, and Amir Johnson is right behind him at No. 89.They are the only two Celtics players on the list.  Let's think about that for a quick second--barring the astonishing revelation that somebody...
Via Celtics Life
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Report: Nick Young has inquired about playing overseas

As we are headed into the month of September, free agent forward Nick Young still has not found a team yet. The Los Angeles Lakers have not made it clear if Young is in their plans for the 2015-16 season. While Young is still waiting for that call, he is currently looking out other options outside of the NBA. According to TMZ, Young’s representatives have inquired about him playing...
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DeAndre Jordan Parts Ways With Agent

DeAndre Jordan has parted ways with Relativity Sports. Jordan has been represented by Dan Fegan and Jarin Akana. Jordan backed out of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Relativity Sports will still receive four percent of Jordan's four-year, $88 million contract.
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Report: Suns highly unlikely to trade Markieff Morris

Many of the Phoenix Suns are already hard at work in Arizona, building team chemistry and sharpening their fundamentals in optional workouts and pickup games at the team's practice facility. Among the notable absences is Markieff Morris, of course, as the disgruntled forward has reportedly asked for a trade. But according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, the odds of the Suns...
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Marcelo Huertas Signs One-Year Deal With Lakers

Marcelo Huertas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Huertas, a 32-year-old Brazilian point guard, has been with Barcelona since 2011 when he helped replace Ricky Rubio.
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Charlie Westbrook Agrees To Deal With Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a deal with Charlie Westbrook, a league source tells RealGM. Westbrook was in camp with the Miami Heat in 2013. Westbrook played collegiately at South Dakota and most recently played in France.
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Anthony Davis: ‘I’m never going to turn down shooting threes’

Anthony Davis has already solidified himself as the heir apparent to LeBron James’ throne as the best player in the NBA, and now, the New Orleans Pelicans power forward is adding the three-point shot to his arsenal. In an interview with SLAM magazine, Davis said he won’t be passive from downtown, either. “I’m going to mix it up. I love playing down low, but at the same...
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Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

    In a saga that is dragging out longer than the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (RIP Wes Craven), restricted free agent Tristan Thompson continues to hold out for a new contract extension from the Cavaliers. After turning down a five-year, $80 million deal from the team earlier this offseason, it’s become clear that Thompson and agent Rich Paul are not budging. They...
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Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Sports Illustrated on Monday released the first half of its Top 100 NBA Players ranking, and one Boston Celtics guard wasn’t pleased with his position on the list. Isaiah Thomas, who checked in at No. 88, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the rankings, calling them “a joke.” Sports illustrated Rankings are a JOKE lol. Feels like back in HS when those POLITICAL...
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Rodney Hood looks poised for a breakout sophomore season

The Utah Jazz are in the mix for playoff contention in the Western Conference.  Although pretty quiet in terms of offseason moves, the Jazz have developed a strong, young nucleus of Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, and Trey Burke. After starting the season 19-34, the Jazz thrived after the all-star break, finishing the season with a 19-10 stretch. The 19-10 finish was emblematized by...
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Justise Winslow Glad He's On Team Not In 'Rebuilding Stage'

Justise Winslow is excited to join the Miami Heat, a team that can quickly return to the playoffs after dropping to the lottery in 14-15. “I’m looking forward to going out there and winning championships,” he said. “That’s what this organization is about. We’ve got the tools, the talent to do it. Getting it all together with the core they have, finding ways to complement...
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2015 Fantasy Basketball: Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol lead NBA’s All AAR-PER Team

Like all humans (no, vampires are not human. They used to be humans), NBA players also age. For most athletes, their play deteriorates as they grow older, but for a small, unique group, their game may only suffer from the slightest regression. They may be few and far in between, but when a player can produce quality numbers at an advanced age, we are forced to take notice. Father...
Via The Fantasy Fix
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D’Angelo Russell Says Lakers Fans Are Spoiled

D’Angelo Russell hasn’t yet played a regular season game for the Lakers yet, but he’s not making many fans so far. A few weeks ago, he tweeted out that he thought Tracy McGrady was the “GOAT,” to which Kobe Bryant […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
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Your Morning Dump… Where Kelly Olynyk is back in action

 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As expected, Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk was named to the 12-member Canadian National team that will compete this week in Mexico City in the FIBA Americas Qualifying Tournament in Mexico City. The 7-foot Olynyk...
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Five big storylines for the 2015-16 NBA season

The NBA season is still two months away, but after the draft, free agency, and the slowest month on the NBA calendar, we’re not too far from the resumption of activity in preparation for another 82-game odyssey. One month from now, preseason basketball will be discussed. You’ll obviously get a much deeper examination of these points in late October, but let’s simply set...
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Southeast is most balanced division in the NBA

The Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic comprised a division that was anything but balanced last season. A total of thirty-five games was the margin of victory that separated the best team in the Southeast Division from the worst. And while the southeast was well represented in postseason play, the same division also produced the third...
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Miami Heat News: Udonis Haslem Working on Developing Three-Point Shot

Udonis Haslem has made just two three-point field goal attempts in his 12-year NBA career. However, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been trying to develop his stroke from beyond the arc. According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, the Miami Heat forward has continued to work on his three-point game this offseason. Jackson states that coach Erik Spoelstra told Haslem that he...
Via Heat Nation
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Roy Hibbert Could Be The Steal of the Offseason

While things did not pan out quite like the Los Angeles Lakers hoped they would during free agency, the Lakers did not fail to make headlines when the team traded for enigmatic big man Roy Hibbert for the mere pittance of a future second-round pick. Hibbert’s widely chronicled failure to display any form of consistency over the past two seasons elicited profound turmoil in...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
21 hours ago  |  Discuss
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