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The Brooklyn Nets have picked up the third- year options on the contracts of forward/center Mason Plumlee and swingman Sergey Karasev.
24 October 2014 | 3:55 pm

Kyrie Irving settles in by buying a Cleveland-area home, in apparently the latest home deal between Cleveland sports stars.
24 October 2014 | 3:54 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

All NBA teams must reduce their rosters to a maximum of 15 players by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Former Atlantic Shores standout guard Andre Dawkins, who played at Duke, is battling for a spot with the Miami Heat. And former Norfolk Christian standout forward James Michael McAdoo, who played at North Caroli…
24 October 2014 | 1:55 am

Mason Plumlee’s double-double (15 points and 11 rebounds) wasn’t enough as the Boston Celtics beat the Nets, 100-86, Wednesday night in the final preseason game for both teams.
23 October 2014 | 5:49 am

The new Cleveland Cavaliers teammates hooked up on a highlight play while LeBron James sat out in the squad's final preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
23 October 2014 | 5:36 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

Jabari Parker has 10 points midway through the second quarter of tonight's Bucks-Timberwolves tilt at the Bradley Center, and none were prettier than this coast-to-coast floater.
23 October 2014 | 1:10 am

Miami Heat forward Luol Deng is almost comfortable in his new surroundings.
22 October 2014 | 9:24 pm

Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts has spent his Heat tenture sitting on the bench while he is on the mend. Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts has spent his Heat tenture sitting on the bench while he is on the mend.
22 October 2014 | 7:35 pm

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Gerald Henderson won’t be available for Thursday’s exhibition against the Indiana Pacers.
22 October 2014 | 6:29 pm

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

Pelicans question of the day…
22 October 2014 | 2:17 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

The free-agent acquisition is expected to be Spoelstra's starting power forward when he's cleared to play. "If you ask him he would've wanted to play tonight," Spoelstra said.
22 October 2014 | 3:46 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State held its homecoming over the weekend when it named its king and queen.
22 October 2014 | 1:29 am

The anticipation continues to build for opening night of the NBA season. As has been the case since LeBron James announced his return to the Cavaliers, all eyes are on Cleveland.
22 October 2014 | 12:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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