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Coach Bubas enthusiastically recruited Bob Verga out of St. Roses High School in Belmar, New Jersey. Verga drove onto the Duke campus for the first time in a vintage burgundy Sting Ray convertible. The son of an affluent M.D. in Sea Girt, New Jersey, he was dating a drop-dead gorgeous model from New…
2 September 2014 | 2:12 pm

In a Q&A with HoopsHype, veteran Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson Varejao opens up about LeBron James’ return to Ohio, wanting to retire in Cleveland, and Kyrie Irving’s evolving role. […] The post Anderson Varejao: Kyrie Irving Could Play More Like Chris Paul appeared fir…
2 September 2014 | 1:43 pm

Two –time NBA All Star Luol Deng was back where he grew up in south east London this month for two initiatives to bring basketball – and opportunity – to youngsters.
1 September 2014 | 12:46 pm

Team USA saw an early scare from Omer Asik and Turkey in their second game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. With the score tied at 16-16 after one quarter, Turkey actually went on to take a halftime lead, 40-35.
1 September 2014 | 1:03 am

Plumlee: Nike not reason for making Team USA…
31 August 2014 | 4:08 pm

He played solidly, particularly on defense, for the Hawks last season.
31 August 2014 | 1:41 pm

Mason Plumlee has heard the criticism. When the Brooklyn Nets big man was bumped up to Team USA from the select team, and again when he made the final roster, there were rumblings that it wasn't totally on merit. He'd just finished his rookie season, and he'd played a total of two minutes in the Net…
31 August 2014 | 11:53 am

It's a lazy Saturday with a whole lot of sports.
30 August 2014 | 5:20 pm

Report: Hawks talking with Brand about return…
30 August 2014 | 5:16 pm

You know you can shoot when you turn around after shooting it knowing it’s going to be nothing but net. That’s what Kyrie Irving was doing during a practice shootout with USA teammate James Harden.  Irving had that Bird shooting the moneyball in the NBA 3-point contest feeling…
30 August 2014 | 1:07 pm

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported earlier this week that the Atlanta Hawks are talking to veteran forward Elton Brand about bringing the big man back. …
30 August 2014 | 1:00 pm

Aug 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; United States forward Mason Plumlee dunks against Puerto Rico during the fourth quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden.
29 August 2014 | 11:05 pm

New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers and Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat recently showed up for a run at the ENC in Orlando (Rivers is a regular.) They were joined […] The post Marcin Gortat and Austin Rivers Hoop in Orlando Pro-Am (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline .
29 August 2014 | 6:13 pm

Kyrie Irving will get the start at point guard for Team USA, but Derrick Rose is feeling good and will also be a major contributor. Kyrie Irving will start at point guard for Team USA when it plays Finland to open the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on Saturday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein . Irvin…
29 August 2014 | 4:40 pm

Pelicans guard Austin Rivers saw his role shrink in his second season in the league, but managed to improve on his average in scoring and assists. In his rookie campaign, he averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.4 steals in 23.2 minutes while starting 26 of 61 games. He shot the ball…
29 August 2014 | 7:59 am

If anything, Miles Plumlee's strong start to last year showed the importance of the Summer League for Fantasy. You might have caught on to his potential if you tuned in to any Pacers Summer League games, where Plumlee looked like the best player on the floor most times out.
27 August 2014 | 6:45 pm

Go back to July 1 and consider the possibility of LeBron James and Kevin Love playing for Cleveland this season…
27 August 2014 | 6:26 pm

The Hornets lost last year's quietly-great power forward in Josh McRoberts, but gained a few possible replacements.
27 August 2014 | 4:22 pm

The first two points scored for Slovenia against Team USA in the final exhibition game was on a spectacular crossover and layup by All-NBA 3rd teamer Goran Dragic.  A few seconds later, starter Kyrie Irving responded to Dragic with a behind the back move and layup of his own to give t…
27 August 2014 | 10:53 am

In their last warm-ups before the FIBA World Cup begins this weekend, Team USA and Croatia breezed to unexpectedly big wins. Bogdanovic put on a clinic against Lithuania, hitting 10-of-15 shots overall, including 5-of-9 from deep.
26 August 2014 | 10:11 pm

Kyrie Irving got the starting nod over Derrick Rose, and in the final tune-up before the World Cup starts, he didn't look back. The United States basketball team is without Kevin Durant and LeBron James.
26 August 2014 | 10:02 pm

Apr 16, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee drives in against Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena.
26 August 2014 | 2:46 am

Has Kyrie Irving supplanted Derrick Rose as the starter for Team USA at the point guard position? One new storyline that has popped up, that, frankly, is pretty unexpected is the notion that Kyrie Irving, point guard for your Cleveland Cavaliers, might end up being the starter for the US despite it…
25 August 2014 | 5:43 pm

You'll get no argument from Mason Plumlee's teammates or coaches as to whether he deserved a slot on Team USA.
25 August 2014 | 12:48 pm

Reed Wallach takes a look at how Mason Plumlee did against Spain's Big Three last season and thinks he's found some answers to why the Nets center made Team USA.
24 August 2014 | 12:15 am

Second-year Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee will be among the 12 Americans representing the country at the coming FIBA World Cup in Spain, Team USA announced late Friday night.
23 August 2014 | 8:35 pm

The U.S. has picked the 12 players, including Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, it believes can defend its world basketball title.
23 August 2014 | 11:51 am

Team USA announced the final roster of 12 players Saturday morning and the 7'1" Nets center is going to Spain.
23 August 2014 | 7:18 am

From Summer League to USA Select to Team USA.  Mason Plumlee has had himself one improbable summer.
23 August 2014 | 6:14 am

As expected move, Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving is a member of Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
23 August 2014 | 5:15 am

With final cuts looming, Mason Plumlee played only nine minutes on Friday night vs. Puerto Rico and made the most of it.
23 August 2014 | 4:21 am

Jan 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry greets teammate Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena.
22 August 2014 | 3:37 pm

Mason Plumlee said he had a brief conversation with his mentor, Kevin Garnett the other day but what the 38-year-old told the 24-year-old should make Nets fans feel relieved about KG's return.
21 August 2014 | 1:53 pm

Just as Andre Drummond didn't play vs. Brazil and Mason Plumlee played well, Plumlee didn't play vs. the Dominican Republic and Drummond played well.
21 August 2014 | 12:52 pm

Contrary to what some think, Kenny Dennard was not born in King, North Carolina. He was born in bustling Winston Salem, home of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. His favorite team growing up was Wake Forest; he even attended Wake Forest’s basketball camp. At age 13, he and his family moved to King, North…
21 August 2014 | 9:02 am

The Nets' backup center may only be going into his second NBA season, but if he can muster another solid performance for the U.S. Men's National Team on Wednesday versus the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden, all indications point to Plumlee garnering a coveted slot on the U.S.' 12-man ros…
20 August 2014 | 6:32 pm

The victim was home alone, working in her yard at 28th and K streets, when the suspects drove up in a small black SUV.
20 August 2014 | 3:45 pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two men claiming to need measurements from a 73-year-old woman's Grant Hill home robbed her at gunpoint of money and a game console, police said.
20 August 2014 | 1:59 pm

The men robbed a 73-year-old woman who was working in her yard.
20 August 2014 | 1:26 pm

Police are looking for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint.
20 August 2014 | 3:09 am

The man who predicted where LeBron James would go in both 2010 and 2014, now has stated that Plumlee is one of the few players on Team USA who are "locks" to make the team.
20 August 2014 | 2:46 am

The Cleveland Cavaliers star opens up in a interview about his first three seasons.
19 August 2014 | 8:34 pm

Thousands of kids dream of bursting onto the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium dressed out in resplendent Blue and White to the screams of the Duke crazies. These kids have bargained with ethereal dream-makers: Could you just arrange it, even if I’m only a walk-on? How about if I show up at the…
18 August 2014 | 5:04 pm

Grant Hill will always be a legend of the Duke basketball program. Between his play on the court as a Blue Devil, his NBA legacy, and his exemplary character and generosity off the court, he’s someone Duke fans can be proud to claim as one of their own. In terms of talent, he may be […]…
7 August 2014 | 11:25 am

When young Billy King considered where to play college basketball, having watched Michael Jordan in the 1982 NCAA Championship, he had Jordan fever. But attention from UNC dropped a little as better recruits surfaced. When he told Mike Krzyzewski about his attachment, the coach told him if he wanted…
29 July 2014 | 1:36 pm

In our latest Throwback Thursday for Duke Basketball, we’re looking back at one of the current members of the coaching staff – Jeff Capel. Many younger Duke fans might only know Capel from his present role as an assistant under Coach K who’s helped land some of the programs top rec…
24 July 2014 | 6:00 pm

It’s been a wild NBA offseason over the past few weeks, and many former Duke Basketball players have been involved in some of the biggest moves. For a program with the ignorant label of being a school that “doesn’t produce NBA talent,” it’s striking to look around the l…
21 July 2014 | 11:35 am

FanTake’s are a place for you the fan to voice your opinions.  If you are interested in writing your own FanTake, just send us an email. Fans of Wayne’s World and/or Alice Cooper will know that Milwaukee is an Algonquin name meaning, “The Good Land.” Unfortunately f…
14 July 2014 | 5:52 pm

Though many of the great players in the Duke Basketball program have been part of the Mike Krzyzewski era, there are also quite a few legends who had incredible careers prior to the arrival of Coach K. Art Heyman is one of those players. Fellow Duke Report writer Steve Fortosis wrote a great piece l…
10 July 2014 | 11:39 am

Duke had an exceptionally talented basketball team in 1991-92.  At the end, their record would be 34-2. They won the ACC regular season and the ACC Tournament.  Even some naysayers were convinced that Duke deserved their season-long number one ranking in the nation. When it came time for t…
9 July 2014 | 9:00 am