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And, if he did get on the court, there was intense pressure to prove himself. Remember, back then, Plumlee was expected to spend more time in the D-League than he was in the Nets' lineup.
30 October 2014 | 7:20 am

Jabari Parker's first NBA dunk was a memorable one: a skying one-handed throwdown that helped the Bucks extend to a 24-point lead over the Hornets midway through the third quarter in Charlotte.
30 October 2014 | 2:15 am

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29 October 2014 | 9:58 pm

Celtics centers Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk will both square off against the Nets' Mason Plumlee in Wednesday's season opener. The Celtics open the season Wednesday night against the revamped Nets, who are without Paul Pierce, who signed with the Washington Wizards in the offseason.
29 October 2014 | 6:57 pm

Pistons open their 2014-15 season tonight at Denver, the first game in a road back-to-back before Saturday's home opener.
29 October 2014 | 10:54 am

Yes, he played a ton of minutes in the preseason and in Las Vegas during summer league. But the real thing starts Wednesday night in Charlotte, not far from Parker's collegiate home at Duke.
29 October 2014 | 4:23 am

Mar 13, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Xavier Henry drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Perry Jones during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports For the second day in a row , the Lakers receive…
28 October 2014 | 9:14 pm

The Milwaukee Water Works will turn off ozone treatment - the primary water disinfection process - at its Linnwood plant on the lakefront for up to 12 weeks beginning Wednesday, officials said. All other treatment steps , including chlorine disinfection and deep coal and sand filters, will remain in…
28 October 2014 | 7:58 pm

The Phoenix Suns have exercised their 2015-16 options on guard Archie Goodwin, center Alex Len and center Miles Plumlee. According to the Arizona Republic, the contract values for the 2015-16 season are: Alex Len , Miles Plumlee and Archie Goodwin .
28 October 2014 | 7:42 pm

J.J. Redick is adjusting to a new role as he prepares for another NBA season – he’s a father. The former National Player of the Year and All-American at Duke is entering his second season with the Los Angeles Clippers, but this is the first time having a baby has been part of the process…
28 October 2014 | 3:00 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 The Miami Heat power forward is still limited in practice, and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards, acc…
28 October 2014 | 2:56 pm

Cavaliers' second- and third-best players have yet to reach postseason, which will change with LeBron around…
28 October 2014 | 1:56 pm

Craig did his best to make things as uncomfortable as possible for Mr. Hill, but all in all I think it went pretty well.
28 October 2014 | 10:14 am

One thing about this Clippers team, it does not seem worried about it's less-than-impressive preseason, during which it won just two of eight exhibition games. The players are loose at practice and seem to be in a good mood.
28 October 2014 | 6:35 am

While the Phoenix Suns have the luxury of "no brainer" decisions to keep their young players through their next contract options, other teams have decided to cut bait on their own rookie contract decisions. Just a few short years ago, it was nearly unheard of for a rookie not to play for his draftin…
28 October 2014 | 5:37 am

Head Coach Quin Snyder poses with Rodney Hood and Dante Exum as the Utah Jazz hold their media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City at the Zions Bank basketball center.
28 October 2014 | 3:08 am

The Phoenix Suns have exercised their 2015-16 options on guard Archie Goodwin, center Alex Len and center Miles Plumlee. Len, the fifth overall pick in the 2013 draft, played in 42 contests as a rookie, averaging 2.0 points and 2.4 rebounds.
28 October 2014 | 1:19 am

Jun 28, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby , first round draft choices Alex Len and Archie Goodwin , general manager Ryan McDonough , and head coach Jeff Hornacek pose for a photo at a press conference at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuter…
28 October 2014 | 1:08 am

The Miami Heat will begin the season on Wednesday and it is doubtful they will have the services of Josh McRoberts according to the Sun-Sentinel . McRoberts who signed a four-year deal with the Heat missed the entire preseason following toe surgery.
27 October 2014 | 10:38 pm

J.J. Redick has racked up a lot of technical fouls this exhibition season.
27 October 2014 | 7:56 pm

J.J. Redick attributes his three preseason technical fouls to a lack of sleep from having a newborn at home "I'm a little grouchy," Redick said. "I had to explain to both referees, 'Hey man, I've got a newborn at home.'…
27 October 2014 | 7:38 pm

Sep 29, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee poses for a portrait during media day at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports As someone who has seen a decent number of Parks and Recreation episodes, I was somewhat surprised to see this Throwbac…
27 October 2014 | 6:12 pm

Even with the Miami Heat on the verge of opening the regular season, coach Erik Spoelstra continues to stress there is no urgency when it comes to getting projected starting power forward Josh McRoberts in the lineup. McRoberts, who underwent offseason toe surgery before signing a four-year, free-ag…
27 October 2014 | 5:45 pm

Former No. 10 pick to become unrestricted free agent next summer…
27 October 2014 | 4:41 pm

In the early 1980s, a college student working for minimum wage could make enough money to pay tuition, room and board at Ohio public universities by working full-time during breaks and 10 hours a week during school. Now, working that much at minimum wage would leave a student more than $11,000 short…
27 October 2014 | 3:42 pm

Pelicans' Question of the Day…
27 October 2014 | 2:17 pm

After a summer of playing with Team USA, Brooklyn Nets sophomore center Mason Plumlee is ready to take his game to the next level. A confident Plumlee told the New York Daily News that he's looking to expand his shooting range this season.
26 October 2014 | 11:24 pm

The third-year forward from Duke gives the Pistons the opportunity to extend their starter longer minutes, with a bench role better suiting Caron Butler, head coach says.
26 October 2014 | 6:33 pm

Andre Dawkins, the undrafted 3-point specialist out of Duke, made the Heat's cut to the 15-player regular-season limit. Andre Dawkins, the undrafted 3-point specialist out of Duke, made the Heat's cut to the 15-player regular-season limit.
25 October 2014 | 10:54 pm

The Orlando Magic finished their regular-season roster by waiving four players Saturday, the team announced. Kadeem Batts , Drew Crawford , Seth Curry , and Peyton Siva will become free agents if they clear waivers and will likely land with the Erie BayHawks, the Magic's NBA D-League affiliate.
25 October 2014 | 10:38 pm

Rivers says he has a 'chip on my shoulder'…
25 October 2014 | 6:47 pm

The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the third-year contract options on forward/center Mason Plumlee and guard/forward Sergey Karasev, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Both players will remain under contract through at least the 2015-16 season.
25 October 2014 | 8:05 am

Without his option extended, Austin Rivers could become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
24 October 2014 | 10:17 pm

Rodney Hood is already being considered the biggest steal of the 2014 NBA Draft – at least, according to NBA.com’s survey of general managers around the league. The annual survey provides answers to a variety of questions around the league, including predictions about team success and in…
24 October 2014 | 7:12 pm

Mason Plumlee received some good news today from the Brooklyn Nets as the organization picked up his contract option for the 2015-16 season. According to a release from the Nets on NBA.com and announcement from Nets General Manager Billy King (a fellow Duke grad), the club exercised the option on Pl…
24 October 2014 | 6:41 pm

The Brooklyn Nets have picked up the third- year options on the contracts of forward/center Mason Plumlee and swingman Sergey Karasev. Terms of the deals were not disclosed Friday, but the options will keep the two second-year players under contract through the 2015-16 season.
24 October 2014 | 6:24 pm

Billy King announced Friday that they have exercised the third-year contract options on Mason Plumlee and Sergey Karasev , but there was no mention of Marquis Teague , who's expected to be traded to Philadelphia, perhaps as early as today. As a result of the move, Nets will retain their rights to th…
24 October 2014 | 4:12 pm

Kyrie Irving, with a reworked contract in hand that could pay him close to $100 million over six seasons, is gushing about something else as the Cleveland Cavs season approaches. Irving told fans during the "annual meeting" for season ticket holders Thursday night at the convention center that he is…
24 October 2014 | 3:41 pm

Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker has been impressive in the preseason, but will he win Rookie of the Year and help the Bucks exceed Vegas win projections? We discuss these issues in the latest podcast episode. If the Bucks want to compete for a championship any time soon, Jabari Parker h…
24 October 2014 | 1:09 pm

"The sheer presence of LeBron James is going to bring expectations. I think managing those expectations is going to be important," TNT analyst Grant Hill said.
24 October 2014 | 10:10 am

When Dante Exum and Rodney Hood both unexpectedly fell to the Utah Jazz in the draft this past June, the organization couldn't help but be excited. SALT LAKE CITY - When Dante Exum and Rodney Hood both unexpectedly fell to the Utah Jazz in the draft this past June, the organization couldn't help but…
24 October 2014 | 3:20 am

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
24 October 2014 | 2:30 am

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
24 October 2014 | 2:23 am

Josh Sharma, a 4-star center in the class of 2015, gave Johnny Dawkins and the Stanford basketball program some great news Wednesday when he committed to the Cardinal. Sharma made the announcement via Twitter. Sharma is a 6’11”, 215-pound forward from Northfield, Mass., who selected Stan…
23 October 2014 | 1:12 am

Tim Balk is a writer for The Daily Northwestern. I’m not a regular reader of The Daily Northwestern and I’m not familiar with Tim Balk, but I did see his recent story about how the excuses for the struggles of the Northwestern basketball program don’t make sense. He refutes the ide…
22 October 2014 | 4:30 pm

Mason Plumlee is taking full advantage of his opportunities and playing time in the preseason to show he’s ready for a breakout season with the Brooklyn Nets. The latest example? The former Duke star pulled down 20 points and 17 rebounds in Monday night’s 99-88 win over the Philadelphia…
22 October 2014 | 12:58 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

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

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

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