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On Friday, Cavs guard Kyrie Irving attended a WNBA game between the Seattle Storm Phoenix Mercury. The game featured some of the league's best - Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart for starters - and Irving documented the game in a series of Snapchat posts.
25 June 2017
Tonight was a big night for Duke Basketball as they had three first round picks in the 2017 NBA Draft. With the third overall pick, the Boston Celtics selected Jayson Tatum. Tatum is the sixth Blue Devil to be selected #3 overall. It wasn’t long after that Luke Kennard heard his name called as…
23 June 2017
Frank Jackson’s name was just announced as the #31 overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans (via trade with the Charlotte Hornets) in this year’s NBA Draft. Sources: Charlotte is drafting Duke's Frank Jackson and trading him to New Orleans with the No. 31 overall pick in NBA draft. &mdas…
23 June 2017
Luke Kennard’s name was just announced as the #12 overall pick by the Detroit Pistons in this year’s NBA Draft. Kennard averaged 19.5 PTS / 5.1 REB / 2.5 AST / 86% FT in his sophomore season for the Duke Blue Devils. He joins a Pistons team who finished last season fifth in the Central &…
23 June 2017
Jayson Tatum’s name was just announced as the #3 overall pick by the Boston Celtics in this year’s NBA Draft. Tatum averaged 16.8 PTS / 7.3 REB / 2.1 AST / 1.3 STL / 1.1 BLK in his only season for the Duke Blue Devils. He joins a Celtics team who went to the Eastern ……
22 June 2017
The Sixers selected the Washington Huskies star to complete a roster with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Robert Covington, and Jahlil Okafor.
22 June 2017
With the 2017 NBA Draft just a few days away, and four Blue Devils waiting to hear their name called this year on draft night, we wanted to take a look at historical look at where each Duke player has been selected in the NBA Draft: Other selections of note (back when the NBA went ……
20 June 2017
With the NBA Draft just days away, there are a lot of questions about where Duke players will be selected, and if some will even be selected, so we decided to answer them for you: Where do you think the best realistic fit for Harry Giles to realize his potential? A year ago we were ……
19 June 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers are stuck. They're stuck in a position that 28 other teams in the NBA would beg to be in.
16 June 2017
After three rounds of Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors , it appears as though both sides have developed respect for one another. While neither team is shy to get off shots at each other, and the battles on the court are vicious, there's less disrespect thrown around than there was in th…
15 June 2017
Here is what I'm quickly discovering when you try to make an historical list ranking the best athletes at anything: 1. It's a fun exercise that can be all-consuming. 2. You're never, ever going to get it right in the eyes of everyone.
14 June 2017
Kyrie Irving lives for big moments. Whether it be battling back from a 3-1 deficit last season, to taking a shot with the championship on the line, or preventing the Cleveland Cavaliers from being swept with a massive 40 point performance in Game 4. His ability to deliver when the team needs him to…
12 June 2017
Kyrie Irving dropped 40 points in spectacular fashion to keep the Cavaliers alive in the 2017 NBA Finals , and he was asked after the game why Cleveland seems to perform so well with their backs against the wall. I don't know.
10 June 2017
On today's episode, Carter Rodriguez and Justin Rowan parse through their feelings after the Cleveland Cavaliers decided not to pack it in and actually try to make this a series in their Game 4 win against the Warriors . The guys hit on Draymond's technical fiasco, Kyrie Irving's amazing game and St…
10 June 2017
Down 3-0 coming into Friday's Game 3, the Cavs picked up their first win of the series behind a 40 point, seven rebound, four assist night from Irving. LeBron James chipped in a 31 point, 11 assist, 10 rebound performance - if one can simply chip in with a triple-double - and Kevin Love added 23 poi…
10 June 2017
A year ago, when the Cavs were down 3-1, it took them getting everything from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to bring Cleveland back. In Game 5, they combined for 64 points.
8 June 2017
The Cavs came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals a season ago. This year, it would have to be comeback from 3-0.
8 June 2017
It’s that time of year again…time for Duke Report’s Annual NBA Mock Draft. This year our resident NBA Expert Zion Olojede and myself (who’s not an expert) are joined by WFNZ‘s own Travis Hancock (T-Bone to his adoring fans). We make selections for every pick in the fir…
5 June 2017
He won two championships and played in four consecutive NBA Finals when the Miami Heat had its Big Three of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. So, has what the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors accomplished this season by breezing through the playoffs to a third consecutive Finals…
4 June 2017
Kyrie Irving has taken advantage of the Cavaliers rise to prominence by becoming one of the most popular players in the league, and it's manifested itself in a new way: he was announced as the cover athlete for this year's iteration of the NBA 2K franchise, NBA 2K18. This is a smart move for 2K and…
1 June 2017
Quinn Cook found his way back and eventually broke into the NBA after a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers' D-League affiliate the Canton Charge. It was in the fall of 2015.
31 May 2017
"This is what everyone wants to see and this is what we all want to be a part of," Irving said after Monday's practice. "I've been waiting.
29 May 2017
Seth Curry and the Dallas Mavericks made the most of their new marriage. Now he enters a contract year where his future faces a fork in the road.
29 May 2017
Josh McRoberts made it official last week. The 30-year-old forward exercised his opt-in to return to the Heat next season for $6 million.
29 May 2017
Dallas Mavericks' Seth Curry cover his brother Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in the second quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The Warriors star's little brother brought some confidence to his interview this week with Fox Sports' Undisputed ,…
25 May 2017
One of the scariest moments of Game 4 was when Kyrie Irving rolled his ankle while converting a layup in the third quarter. The hopes for a championship repeat were temporarily put on hold as everybody in the arena held their breaths.
25 May 2017
Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat watches on from the bench against the Charlotte Hornets during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 25, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chris Bosh and the Heat seem to be moving toward an ami…
25 May 2017
In Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Kyrie Irving had a performance for the ages that has put the Cleveland Cavaliers on the brink of their third straight Finals appearance. He put on an exhibition of offensive excellence against the Boston Celtics , scoring a playoff career-high 42 points, 2…
24 May 2017
Let's imagine a nightmare: The Cavs, winners of 10 straight playoff games, are rolling toward the NBA Finals again. They look like they might defend their title.
24 May 2017
Kyrie Irving is probably going to wake up and feel quite a bit of pain in the morning. In the midst of a flurry of drives, acrobatic lay-ups, and disrespectful three point field goals, Irving twisted his ankle.
24 May 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers have taken a 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in a game that was much closer than the final score suggested. The toughness of the Celtics was once again on display, as the wine and gold had to overcome a ton of adversity to come away with the much needed win.
24 May 2017
McRoberts has exercised his opt-in to return to the Heat for $6 million next season, agent Mike Conley told the Palm Beach Post on Tuesday. It's the final season of the four-year, $22 million contract he signed with Miami in the summer of 2014 - the same summer the organization lost LeBron James to…
23 May 2017
We rounded up the shooting guard position last week , examining Tony Snell's surprising rise, Vaughn's frustrating regression and the hype stylings of Jason Terry. Today, we look at the Bucks ' "core".
22 May 2017
Paul George scored 17 of his 27 points in the opening quarter.
11 April 2017
LeBron James scored 34 points, Kyrie Irving dropped 24.
1 April 2017
Add another first for Russell Westbrook - a triple-double without missing a shot.
23 March 2017
Chandler has two years, $26.8 million left on his contract.
17 March 2017
One of the most decorated and celebrated players in Duke history can now call himself a Hall-of-Famer as Jay Williams was announced as a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 on Wednesday. Williams is the sixth member of the Duke men’s basketball progr…
8 March 2017
Pitt announcer, former Duke two-sport star to be recognized during New York Life ACC Tournament BROOKLYN, N.Y. – University of Pittsburgh basketball radio analyst Dick Groat is this year’s recipient of the Marvin “Skeeter” Francis Award presented by the Atlantic Coast Sports…
7 March 2017
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, and Tony Snell had 18 of his season-high 21 in the first half.
7 March 2017
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 of his 26 points in Detroit's dominating third quarter.
5 March 2017
James Harden thought that was lazy defense.
2 March 2017
Did anyone really threaten a Warriors/Cavaliers finals with their moves? Sorry Toronto, but no.
27 February 2017
Carmelo Anthony made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left to give the New York Knicks a 110-109 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
26 February 2017
It took 77 NBA D-League regular season games of domination for a NBA organization to finally give Quinn Cook a shot.  According to NBA D-League expert Chris Reichert, Cook is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks this weekend. The Dallas Mavericks are plann…
25 February 2017
Not shockingly, the Kings and Sixers on the wrong side of this ledger.
24 February 2017
I love this trade for Dallas, but they have to re-sign Noel this summer.
23 February 2017
There will be trades today. Unexpected m.oves Probably not the big names fans are hoping to see. The offers for Carmelo Anthony have been so poor that as much as Phil Jackson wants to move ‘Melo he can’t take those. Indiana isn’t eager to trade Paul George, same with Chicago and Ji…
23 February 2017
How would Okafor fit in Chicago?
23 February 2017
The Pacers likely don't trade him at the deadline, but if they can't get him help on the roster this summer could be a different story.
22 February 2017