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The No. 23 carries plenty of meaning in Cleveland. It's the number LeBron James is wearing this season, switching from his Miami No.
21 October 2014 | 9:02 pm

Kyrie Irving could have an emerging new point guard rivalry that should be extremely exciting for NBA fans. Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game on Monday night and the former Duke star matched up against Derrick Rose in a thrilling contest, pa…
21 October 2014 | 3:57 pm

"Then & Now & Later" is a scouting profile series that analyzes the perception, development and potential of young players in the NBA. Previous editions tackled Anthony Davis and Ricky Rubio. Up now: Kyrie Irving. Then Kyrie Irving was the rebound for a spurned sports town. As impossible as…
21 October 2014 | 1:43 pm

“As a basketball person, it’s great to see him back. He means something to this league. It’s good for the NBA. I don’t know if it’s good for us” – David Blatt on the return ……
21 October 2014 | 12:15 pm

Playing at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University, it turned into a battle of All-Star point guards. Derrick Rose scored a game-high 30 points while Kyrie Irving dropped in 28. The game was a precursor to Oct. 31 when the two teams will meet for the first of four games in th…
21 October 2014 | 11:31 am

Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.
21 October 2014 | 10:17 am

Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night. "That's the aggressiveness and toughness we need from him every night," coach Hollins said.
21 October 2014 | 6:36 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State. Irving had 20 points in the second half. James had 18 points in 31 minut…
21 October 2014 | 5:53 am

Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.
21 October 2014 | 3:59 am

LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.
21 October 2014 | 3:48 am

LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.
21 October 2014 | 3:37 am

The Brooklyn Nets have to be facing one of the toughest preseason schedules in a long time. Just days after returning from a trip to China, the Nets played two games in two nights, and a third to be played in four nights, this Wednesday.
21 October 2014 | 3:20 am

NEW YORK — Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night. Deron Williams added 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
21 October 2014 | 2:30 am

Jabari Parker may be expected to carry the load for the Milwaukee Bucks offense this season, but that doesn’t mean he still isn’t having to go through some rookie ridicule. Last year’s ACC Freshman of the Year and All-American was taken by Milwaukee with the 2nd overall pick in thi…
21 October 2014 | 12:48 am

Bucks rookie Jabari Parker is settling in at the power forward position. His quickness is giving bigger opponents plenty of trouble and he is rebounding well.
20 October 2014 | 4:57 pm

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly was supposed to make his return to the lineup on Sunday, but that won't be happening. Kelly, who had pulled his left hamstring a couple of weeks ago, injured his right hamstring at shootaround.
20 October 2014 | 1:09 am

Three days after scoring 18 points on 12 shots in Cleveland , Parker one-upped himself on Friday with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks against Andrew Wiggins , Anthony Bennett and the up-and-coming Timberwolves , including a game-clinching spin-and-slam on Bennett with under a minute remaining…
19 October 2014 | 8:32 pm

The Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling with injuries through preseason, but second-year power forward Ryan Kelly could make his preseason debut against the Utah Jazz Sunday night, according to Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell . Kelly has been dealing with a pulled hamstring through trainin…
19 October 2014 | 6:13 pm

All-star point guard injured in practice. The Cavaliers’ lone free day in Brazil was spent with canceled sightseeing plans and Kyrie Irving in a walking boot.
19 October 2014 | 1:23 am

Mike Dunleavy is likely to return to action Sunday after a sore left knee kept him out of two of the Chicago Bulls’ last three preseason games.
18 October 2014 | 9:35 pm

Mike Dunleavy is likely to return to action Sunday after a sore left knee kept him out of two of the Bulls’ last three exhibitions…
18 October 2014 | 9:02 pm

Sep 26, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts poses during media day at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Josh McRoberts continues to sit out preseason games, and it's unclear when the Miami Heat's new power forward will be able to get on th…
18 October 2014 | 3:27 pm

Everybody on Cleveland and Cleveland loved this play except for maybe Anderson Varejao. The dunk was actually LeBron’s only 2 point field goal in the game. In 26 minutes he only attempted 6 shots and ……
18 October 2014 | 12:58 pm

"Guess we are not going 90-0 this year," Blatt joked as he entered the media room following the game. The Cavs, now 4-1 in the preseason, have two more exhibition games left before the regular season starts on Oct. 30 against the New York Knicks.
18 October 2014 | 10:27 am

Down six players tonight , the short-handed Bucks held the lead for just about the entire game over the Minnesota Timberwolves , and only were really close to losing that lead late in the fourth quarter after strong second halves by Gorgui Dieng , Chase Budinger , and Anthony Bennett . Being down si…
18 October 2014 | 5:54 am

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Jabari Parker said he didn't have anything to prove Friday night when the Milwaukee Bucks played the Minnesota Timberwolves and No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins at the U.S. Cellular Center.
18 October 2014 | 4:41 am

Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is coming back to the court after missing three games with a sprained right ankle.
17 October 2014 | 11:06 pm

The Lakers have looked especially punchless over their last three exhibition games, losing on Sunday to the Utah Jazz, 119-86. Injuries have been a significant issue, with Ryan Kelly , Nick Young , Jeremy Lin , Steve Nash , Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry all sidelined.
17 October 2014 | 9:25 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is coming back to the court after missing three games with a sprained right ankle.
17 October 2014 | 8:22 pm

Luol Deng is an individual who has always used his basketball career as an opportunity to raise awareness about other issues around the world, particularly in his home continent of Africa. Most Duke fans are familiar with the former Blue Devil’s story of being born in Sudan and then having to…
17 October 2014 | 7:39 pm

Injury bug. The Bucks will start the second half of the preseason in the Hawkeye state without a few of their key players...again.
17 October 2014 | 6:11 pm

Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving returned to the court Friday night after missing three games with a sprained right ankle, starting in Cleveland's 108-102 loss to Dallas.
17 October 2014 | 4:22 pm

Because both grew up in Iowa and both attended Creighton, some pregame chatter Thursday night at the United Center focused on comparisons between Doug McDermott and Kyle Korver.
17 October 2014 | 3:35 am

St. Francis - Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins played to a packed house in Las Vegas about three months ago in a memorable summer league game. Wiggins, the No.
17 October 2014 | 2:14 am

Mike Brey struggled in Notre Dame’s first season in the ACC. Despite having expectations of reaching the NCAA Tournament, the Fighting Irish were hurt by the loss of Jerian Grant to academic issues and suffered through a year in which they finished 15-17, including a 6-12 record in conference…
16 October 2014 | 3:22 pm

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16 October 2014 | 1:18 pm

Gerald Henderson hasn’t really had the benefit of the best timing during his college and pro playing career. He left Duke the year before the Blue Devils won the national championship, only to get drafted by a Charlotte Bobcats team that would proceed to be one of the worst in the league as he…
16 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Announcement time! We're pleased to welcome Corey Gloor as our newest Brew Hoop contributor. Corey currently resides in North Carolina after spending his entire life in the Midwest.
15 October 2014 | 10:30 pm

Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 129-117 overtime preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings in the second of their two NBA exhibition games in China. The Nets were ahead 112-109 with 41 seconds left Wednesday night when the Kings' Omri Caspi drained a 3-pointer.
15 October 2014 | 6:25 pm

Heat power forward Josh McRoberts strained his back the first day of training camp and also injured his surgically repaired toe, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra revealed Tuesday. "He still was dealing with his toe at that time and he was very excited in camp and came out all guns blazing," Spoelstra said.
14 October 2014 | 10:27 pm

Sep 29, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Xavier Henry during media day at the team practice facility in El Segundo. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports With exactly two weeks to go until the Lakers open their 2014-2015 NBA season in Los Angeles, injury updates…
14 October 2014 | 10:12 pm

Heat forward Josh McRoberts is now dealing with a back injury in addition to his toe injury The Heat refuse to rush him back into the lineup, meaning there is a chance he could miss the entire preseason so he can get healthy. McRoberts is still healing from offseason toe surgery while also a back st…
14 October 2014 | 6:21 pm

Chris Collins got off to a great start at Northwestern last season and built on that by bringing in one of the top recruiting classes in the program’s history. Now, it looks like the former Duke guard and assistant coach is continuing with his momentum on the recruiting trail and putting toget…
14 October 2014 | 10:30 am

This happy face wasn't during the rookie's NBA preseason debut when he scored 12 points and hit two 3-pointers with his silky smooth, left-handed release in the Utah Jazz's 102-89 blowout win over the Los Angeles Clippers. And it certainly wasn't before the game when he sat in his locker deep in the…
14 October 2014 | 5:18 am

Burks, who's averaging 16 points as a starting shooting guard this preseason, will not play tonight in the Utah Jazz's home game against the Los Angeles Clippers after suffering a bruised left shoulder during a recent practice. Hood will replace Burks in the Jazz's starting lineup as he gets his fir…
14 October 2014 | 12:33 am

When the Cleveland Cavaliers returned to practice Monday afternoon following a four-day trip to Brazil, they were still missing their starting point guard, Kyrie Irving. "Kyrie moved around a good bit today, not in live practice, but in terms of the drills that we had.
13 October 2014 | 9:46 pm

Steve Wojciechowski is the new head coach at Marquette and it looks like he has some pretty sweet new facilities to build his program with. According to this story by Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee, renovations are nearly complete on the weight room, men’s basketball locker…
8 October 2014 | 10:30 am

J.J. Redick was a key signing for Doc Rivers when he became the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, and it’s clear Rivers thinks very highly of the former Duke All-American. He likely saw how hard Redick worked to become a more complete player and viewed him as the ideal type of veteran pr…
5 October 2014 | 9:29 pm

Rodney Hood has a chance to be one of the big steals from the 2014 NBA Draft. After many draft analysts expected him to be taken in the lottery, Hood dropped to the Utah Jazz with the 23rd pick, where he’ll join a roster with some promising young talent and new head coach Quin Snyder, [&hellip…
5 October 2014 | 12:35 am

Remember when J.J. Redick started his NBA career? He was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, but spent his first two seasons buried on the bench. He had a tough time adjusting to head coach Stan Van Gundy’s style and many thought he’d quickly fl…
2 October 2014 | 1:43 am