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INDEPENDENCE — Mike Dunleavy called being traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Cavaliers over the summer “Christmas in July.” It’s now late September and the Cavs are just as grateful for the present they received in the form of the 6-foot-9 ...
29 September 2016
According to the Sports Illustrated, Nerlens Noel said that the thinks they are in a silly situation that he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid are about to battle for the starting center position this season. Noel also cited that if former General Manager Sam ...
29 September 2016
The Sixers have a numbers problem at the center position, but that wasn’t the case at this afternoon’s practice. Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor were both limited in the third day of training camp, leaving Nerlens Noel as the only big guy to suit up for ...
29 September 2016
The Cleveland Cavaliers have finally won a championship, but that doesn’t mean the team is content. The defending NBA champions, led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, are determined to go for two in a row. And that journey starts in training camp, with ...
29 September 2016
Paul said Griffin’s outside shot will open up the floor for the Clippers and complement the perimeter threats the team already has in J.J. Redick and sixth man specialist Jamal Crawford. “We gonna tell him to shoot damn near every time he catches it ...
29 September 2016
If Griffin can make enough 3-point shots to command defensive respect, the driving lanes would open for Chris Paul, the paint will unclog for DeAndre Jordan and the looks will get a little cleaner for J.J. Redick. “The further out I can stretch ...
29 September 2016
Lillard is 26, CJ McCollum is 25, Al-Farouq Aminu is 26, Allen Crabbe is 24, Mason Plumlee is 26, Evan Turner is 27. Those six players are the core to this roster and franchise heading into the season and they are all within a few years of each other.
29 September 2016
He's a top tier point guard defensively and really makes Curry work for every shot. Meanwhile, J.J Redick and Paul Pierce (despite his age) are no slouches defensively. The Clippers also tick the "dominant center" box. Deandre Jordan may not be much of a ...
29 September 2016
Jerryd Bayless drove to the basket during Sixers' practice at Stockton University on Wednesday, but he was held out of drills on Thursday. GALLOWAY, N.J. Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Gerald Henderson were held out of the 76ers Thursday morning scrimmage due to "load management."…
29 September 2016
David Murphy is a sports columnist for the Daily News. He joined the company in 2008 and spent the next six years on the Phillies beat.
29 September 2016
Mike Dunleavy, a sharp-shooting 6-foot-9 forward acquired in the offseason, was almost a Cavalier three years ago. Now the 36-year-old veteran nearing the end of his career gives the defending NBA champs depth off the bench. He looked comfortable after ...
29 September 2016
Milwaukee Bucks rising star Jabari Parker was at the team’s Media Day this week and damn, check out the beautiful Cream Colorway Air Jordan 11 PE shoes he was rocking. Even you don’t love them as much as I do, you have to admit Jabari is in no danger ...
29 September 2016
DeAndre Jordan, fresh off helping the U.S. win gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford also are back, with the team opting to keep its core group together. They'll be surrounded by several veterans who joined the Clippers in the ...
29 September 2016
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Mike Dunleavy, one of the new members of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has only been with the reigning NBA champions for a few months. But it hasn't taken him long to see what makes the group so special. And it goes beyond the bounty of ...
29 September 2016
“I mean how many teams can currently say that? You have the best three-point shooter in the NBA (J.J. Redick). You have the Sixth Man of the Year (Jamal Crawford). I mean why is this not a super team? What defines super team? When you look at those stats ...
29 September 2016
Nerlens Noel called the 76ers’ center situation – with himself, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid – “just silly” and said, “It doesn’t make any sense.” Then, he doubled down at media day. How is management taking the public criticism? 76ers general manager…
29 September 2016
For context, only Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Tyson Chandler finished the season with a greater differential. That means opponents have to be careful about switching in pick-and-rolls because Gasol will take smaller players to the post...
29 September 2016
The Portland Trail Blazers have until Oct. 31 to sign center Mason Plumlee to an extension from his rookie-scale contract. With just over a month to go until the deadline, both sides continue to talk, however no agreement is imminent. "I can’t say ...
29 September 2016
Tulane men's basketball head coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr., has announced the addition of walk-ons Bernard Woodside and Jackson Johnson to the 2016-17 men's basketball roster. Both players will be eligible to play immediately. Woodside arrives in New Orleans ...
29 September 2016
We’re all eagerly awaiting the start of the 2016-17 NBA season. Here are milestones to look for Cleveland Cavaliers new addition Mike Dunleavy this season.Last... Mo Williams will return for another year with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Was it the right ...
29 September 2016
Inside the Milwaukee Bucks locker room, there"™s no one quieter than Jabari Parker. During the offseason, though, the 21-year-old rising NBA star made a conscious effort to amplify his voice in the name of social justice and racial equality in light of ...
29 September 2016
Kyrie Irving is the team's starting point guard, and LeBron James, of course, handles much of the playmaking duties. However, behind Irving, the only other true point guard is Kay Felder, whom the Cavs took with the 54th pick in the draft this June.
29 September 2016
The latest National Basketball Association trade rumors hinted at a possible deal between the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers. However, neither of the teams mentioned in the report have officially confirmed about the trade scenarios. Actually ...
29 September 2016
According to Bleacher Report Insights, he was one of just four centers (Karl Anthony-Towns, Robin Lopez and Mason Plumlee) to start in all 82 games. Dating back to 1983-84, the Celtics have never had a power forward or center start all 82 games.
29 September 2016
The best of Kyrie Irving at Cavaliers practice as Cleveland looks to start their journey toward a repeat! About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The league is truly global, with games and ...
29 September 2016
Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus honored late pop star Prince before facing the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals on Wednesday. Aaron Rupar of ThinkProgress tweeted her purple Kyrie Irving Nike kicks with Prince's logo on the right foot.
28 September 2016
The Salt Lake Tribune) The Utah Jazz introduce one of their newest players, Joe Johnson, during a press announcement on Friday, July, 8, 2016. Johnson who last played for the Miami Heat, enters his 16th season with the NBA.
28 September 2016
GALLOWAY, N.J. – The days when Jahlil Okafor just let his game speak for itself are apparently over. “I do want to be vocal,” the 76ers' second-year center said. “I think I can help my teammates out the most by doing that. “This is our team.
28 September 2016
Jahlil Okafor experienced some right knee soreness and did not participate in the 76ers' training-camp scrimmage on Wednesday. He's listed as day-to-day.
28 September 2016
Giannis Antetokounmpo knows a thing or two about making the jump from promising young talent to NBA sensation. He did it just last season. So when the Milwaukee Bucks point guard/small forward talks about teammate Jabari Parker doing the same this season ...
28 September 2016
The Dallas Mavericks had their yearly open scrimmage, formerly called “Fan Jam,” on Wednesday. The Blue Team won 30-21, but it was Seth Curry's 15 points that stood out most. Here's what the rosters looked like. The starters didn't play much, but Curry ...
28 September 2016
GALLOWAY, N.J. — The Sixers lost Jahlil Okafor for the final 23 games last season because of a small meniscus tear in his right knee. Now they are being cautious as he prepares for his second year. As part of the Sixers’ prescheduled load management ...
28 September 2016
Inside the Milwaukee Bucks locker room, there’s no one quieter than Jabari Parker. During the offseason, though, the 21-year-old rising NBA star made a conscious effort to amplify his voice in the name of social justice and racial equality in light of ...
28 September 2016
Jabari Parker is only 21 years old and doesn’t have the kind of profile that Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James have. But Parker isn’t going to take a backseat in regard to having his voice heard about race and inequality issues in his home city of ...
28 September 2016
C: Mason Plumlee (9.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg) Like Aminu, Plumlee started all 82 regular season games for Portland in 2015-16. A 6-foot-10 athletic post player, Plumlee worked well with the guards in the pick and roll game and was also a solid rebounder and position ...
28 September 2016
As Cleveland’s professional sports championship drought enters its 15th week, here’s a thought: maybe the Cavs can finally end it. Again. No Cleveland team has won it all since way back on June 19 of this year, when the Cavs won it all, including the ...
27 September 2016
J.J. Redick brought teammate Chris Paul onto his podcast this week, and they carried out a predictable athlete-to-athlete conversation for close to 55 minutes. The Clippers guards talked about hating each other when they faced off in college.
27 September 2016
As Nerlens Noel pointed out, the 76ers have too many young, talented big men – which is the biggest reason Philadelphia probably won’t extend Noel’s contract by the Oct. 31 deadline. That has to be a little disappointing for Noel, who didn’t ask to be drafted by a franchise m…
27 September 2016
Media day has finally wrapped up for the Los Angeles Lakers and it was one of the most exciting ones in years Monday was the first day the Lakers all suited up together under one roof. Additionally, new head coach Luke Walton was heard from aplenty on Monday.
26 September 2016
While the Dodgers just clinched a division title, the Rams are off to a 2-1 start and USC and UCLA are stumbling through the early part of their season, it is never too early to turn your attention the NBA. The Lakers and Clippers will be holding their annual media days this afternoon and it will be…
26 September 2016
It's been a busy and high successful summer for Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. After helping the Cavs come back from 3-1 down in the NBA Finals by hitting a game winning shot, he headed to Rio de Janerio and helped Team USA win a gold medal.
25 September 2016
The new era of the NBA is defined by pace-and-space small ball that emphasizes three-point shooting. The embrace of the three-ball has also led to a breakdown of traditional positions and more emphasis on position-less basketball, highlighted by an NBA Finals that at times saw Tristan Thompson at 6'…
24 September 2016
For Justise Winslow, that's what his summer was all about. As a member of USA Basketball's Select Team, the Miami Heat's 20-year-old 2015 first-round pick spent a couple weeks out in Las Vegas in July scrimmaging against - and soaking up everything he could - from the United States' Olympic gold-med…
22 September 2016
"I never felt compelled that we have to do something, because it will work itself out over the course of time," said Sixers president Bryan Colangelo about dealing Nerlens Noel and/or Jahlil Okafor in a podcast. By now, most of us are aware that the 76ers have been in trade discussions with various…
21 September 2016
It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot.
21 September 2016
Even before playing a regular season game for the Lakers, Brandon Ingram continues to show exactly why he was the perfect pick for the team Recently spotted representing the Lakers at the LA Rams first regular season game in Los Angeles in over 20 years ...
20 September 2016
Jabari Parker was a great grab for the Bucks in the 2014 NBA draft. He was consistent last year with 14.1ppg and 5.1rpg.
20 September 2016
Early morning beach time can be relaxing can be some time to read, relax or maybe do some yoga as Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert set out to do this morning. But as documented by Irving's Instagram, Shump also took the time out to play Pokemon Go.
16 September 2016
Kyrie Irving has been ranked the 25th best player in the NBA by Sports Illustrated, down from 23rd last year. Before I jump into this, here's what they had to say about this ranking: This might feel low for Irving, 24, whose scintillating play as LeBron's sidekick down the stretch of the Finals was…
15 September 2016
November 28, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Seth Curry smiles while talking with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry after the game at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Kings 120-101.
13 September 2016