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Utah Jazz: Stars Announce Return of Dean Cooper as Coach

Dean Cooper, who has coached the Utah Jazz D-League affiliate since 2014, will officially remain with the club in their reboot as the Salt Lake City Stars. A new era begins for the D-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz this fall. Formerly the Idaho Stampede, the newly-christened Salt Lake City Stars have made the move […] Utah Jazz: Stars Announce Return of Dean Cooper as Coach ...
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16 minutes ago

London Host Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets in January

The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets are headed to London, England for a regular-season game on January 12. London Host Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets in January - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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21 minutes ago

Draymond Green: ‘Me and LeBron are friends’

As Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green prepares to help Team USA to gold this summer in Rio, the enigmatic big man took time out of his busy schedule to discuss some recent on-court incidents. Unless you were hiding under a rock back in June, you know very well that Green’s antics during the NBA Playoffs might have cost his team a second consecutive NBA title. The All...
Via Sportsnaut
37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Happy birthday Manu Ginobili!

The Spurs' star sixth man turns 39 today! Now that Tim Duncan has retired, Manu Ginobili holds the distinct honor of being the oldest man on the Spurs. How does that make ya feel, Manu? Either way, happy birthday! I hope you're celebrating it in style! David Robinson chimed in: Feliz Cumpleanos to one of my favorite teammates ever. Enjoy your day @manuginobili #Manuuuu...
Via Pounding the Rock
40 minutes ago

Doc Rivers: If Paul Pierce Retires, Clippers Would Let Him End Career With Celtics

Paul Pierce will always be a Boston Celtic. Sure, he’s played with three teams since the Celtics traded him to the Brooklyn Nets after the 2012-13 campaign. He’s played one season for each of the Nets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers. But people will remember him as a great Celtics player before anything else. Pierce reportedly plans to play next season, his 19th...
Via NESN.com
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Glen Rice Jr. charged with felony robbery, accused of beating ex-NCAA player

Glen Rice Jr. was arrested on July 25, after allegedly beating up a former NCAA basketball player reports TMZ. The former Washington Wizards guard is alleged to have broken former Tulane point guard Jordan Callahan’s jaw after a dispute in Georgia in a Kroger parking lot. Rice Jr. reportedly grabbed a bag from his car and ran away following the incident. Police eventually caught...
Via The Comeback
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Charlotte Hornets: Can Roy Hibbert Replace Al Jefferson’s Production?

The Charlotte Hornets will be relying on newly acquired center, Roy Hibbert, to replace Al Jefferson‘s production off of the bench this season. With Al Jefferson’s departure this offseason, the Charlotte Hornets were left without a key contributor off of the bench going forward. There was a big free agent market of back-up centers but the […] Charlotte Hornets: Can Roy Hibbert...
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58 minutes ago

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

Amar’e Stoudemire had soft hands and always expected that he might need them at any given point. He played his best years with a magician — Steve Nash is what they called him — whose most mind-blowing tricks always involved placing an orange sphere in Stoudemire’s hands in the most impossible situations.During the 2004-05 season, impossible became the norm. The tandem...
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Clippers equipment staffer punched by Blake Griffin is no longer with the team

Remember when Blake Griffin injured his hand after punching a member of the Clippers equipment staff? Though it appeared the two made up, that staff member will no longer be an employee of the Clippers in the upcoming NBA season. According to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News, equipment manager Matias Testi will not be a member of the staff in the 2016-2017 season, as confirmed...
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Video: Richard Jefferson returns home to Cleveland and opens Channing Frye’s gift up

Richard Jefferson has enjoyed his vacation down in Southern California and returned home to Cleveland. Last year, the Cavs acquired a good friend of his Channing Frye, who helped the Cavs win an NBA Championship. With Frye having another pair of years on his contract, Jefferson probably couldn’t let Frye have all the fun and […] The post Video: Richard Jefferson returns home...
Via Cavs Nation
1 hour ago

Utah Jazz: Jeff Withey Engaged to Playboy Playmate Girlfriend

A lot can change in a month. Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey and his Playboy playmate girlfriend have (quite publicly) been through thick and thin. The couple decided to take their relationship to the next level earlier this week. Since the offseason began, things have really turned around for Utah Jazz big man Jeff Withey […] Utah Jazz: Jeff Withey Engaged to Playboy Playmate Girlfriend...
Via Purple and Blues
1 hour ago

Breaking down current Celtics roster: Who makes final 15-man cut?

Brad Stevens will have some decisions to make at the end of the summer. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) If all things stay the same for the Celtics by the time training camp begins in late September, there’s going to be some trimming that will need to take place before the regular season tips off. Here are a few things about roster sizes: 1. A team can carry 20 players on their...
Via Green Street
1 hour ago

Celtics make Jaylen Brown, 4 other signings official

Wednesday evening the Celtics made five deals official — most notably the signing of No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown. Nearly all of the signings were previously reported, however were not made official by the team until Wednesday. Though the terms of the deal were not disclosed, Brown is expected to be a big part of the Celtics immediate future, Brown was immediately a scoring...
Via Green Street
1 hour ago

Don’t Expect Philadelphia 76ers Vanilla Offense This Year

  The 2015-2016 Philadelphia 76ers offense was vanilla out of necessity. Expect to see far more from teams offense this year. By the time the Philadelphia 76ers were preparing for Christmas 2015, the team’s offense was pedestrian. It averaged just 91.6 points per game, good for last place in the NBA.  The offense was not […] Don’t Expect Philadelphia 76ers Vanilla Offense...
Via The Sixer Sense
1 hour ago

Report: Four cities remain in contention to host 2017 NBA ASG

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game needs a new host city after the league removed it from Charlotte last week because of North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law. Right now, the most likely host is New Orleans, which last hosted the event in 2008. Sources: There are four cities still in contention for 2017 ASG, #NOLA, Chicago, NYC and Las Vegas. #NOLA still considered front runner. ...
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Watch: Kevin Durant made his Oracle Arena debut as a member of the Warriors

The Dubs' newest super star did not disappoint. Kevin Durant had an entire arena backing him as Team USA played an exhibition match against China on Tuesday evening. Oracle Arena, home of the mighty Warriors, welcomed him with open arms. Durant, who has been far and away Team USA's most prolific an dynamic scorer so far in these exhibition games, once again came out firing, scoring...
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Where do the Detroit Pistons need to improve?

The previous season for the Detroit Pistons was a good one. The team floated around .500 for most of the season, and in fact, never was more than three games above or below that mark en route to a playoff berth. This coming season, the Pistons will be looking to improve upon that record and vault themselves into the top of the Eastern Conference. Here is a look at three areas they...
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Drafting the Boston Celtics (Pt. 2)

Unless a major trade happens (fingers crossed!) Boston has 12 players under contract, not counting any of their rookies, meaning their roster has more or less taken shape.  The NBA hard-caps rosters at 15, so the Celtics have room to sign three rookies if they’d like, something I’m sure they’ll wait to do till the very last moment to have maximum trade flexibility. So, with...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers said there is already a plan in place that will allow Pierce to retire...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Wizards re-sign guard Marcus Thornton

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards have re-signed reserve guard Marcus Thornton. General manager Ernie Grunfeld announced the move Thursday, calling Thornton ''a proven veteran who gives us experience and scoring off the bench and will add depth at the two-guard position.'' Thornton averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Wizards last season after signing...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Realistic Expectations For Thon Maker

Projections and opinions regarding Thon Maker have run rampant, but what can we really expect out of the Milwaukee Bucks rookie? If you’re an ardent follower of the NBA, over the past few months you’ll have seen a veritable smorgasbord of perception surrounding Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker. Having never played at a level above […] Milwaukee Bucks: Realistic Expectations...
Via Behind the Buck Pass
1 hour ago

Orlando Pinstriped Post is looking for more contributors

An opportunity to join and help grow our team and site. With the NBA entering the dog days of the summer, Orlando Pinstriped Post is looking for more contributors for the upcoming season. After four long, losing filled years, the Magic appear, on the surface, ready to begin to turn the corner in their rebuild, which is an exciting time for fans, and writers alike. Over the next...
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1 hour ago

Carmelo Anthony Thinks Bulls-Knicks Will Be Played on Opening Night or Christmas Day

While Team USA’s in town for an exhibition against Venezuela, New York Knicks star (and former Bulls target) Carmelo Anthony thinks that Bulls-Knicks will be played on Opening Night or Christmas Day this season. It’s not breaking news by any means if it happens, but Carmelo Anthony’s not wrong in thinking that his Knicks will […] Carmelo Anthony Thinks Bulls-Knicks Will Be...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
2 hours ago

Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 56: CARMELO Player Rankings

On this episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, we break down the CARMELO rankings and what they mean in predicting the Magic’s future for 2017. With the NBA offseason virtually over, it is getting to be prediction time. The NBA has entered its quiet season leaving everyone to wonder what will happen when teams […] Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 56: CARMELO Player Rankings...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers: Chris “Birdman” Anderson will be an enforcer

Before the playoffs began, LeBron James and some other Cleveland Cavaliers expressed a desire for an enforcer. Someone who bangs hard in the paint. Someone that plays a bit edgy and can rattle the mindsets of the opponents. Someone that can instinctively pump up the locker room. To be specific, someone similar to Kendrick Perkins. The Cavaliers just acquired a man that fits the description...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss
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