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2014 Outlook: Miles Plumlee
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. (read more.)
August 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Cavaliers sold Kyrie Irving on contract extension with LeBron James-Kevin Love plan
Go back to July 1 and consider the possibility of LeBron James and Kevin Love playing for Cleveland this season (read more.)
August 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

How will the Hornets look without Josh McRoberts?
The Hornets lost last year's quietly-great power forward in Josh McRoberts, but gained a few possible replacements. (read more.)
August 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

NBA All-star Luol Deng talks about inspiring kids and replacing LeBron James at Miami Heat
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. (read more.)
August 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Best crossovers/dunks/blocks from USA’s win over Slovenia
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 the USA team a 1 point … (read more.)
August 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager talks to Fred McLeod about Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving
Cavs fans are pretty happy about the new look Cleveland Cavaliers. David Griffin took the reins of a Cleveland Cavaliers team in a freefall. In one of the worst Eastern Conferences in history, the Cavaliers tried, and failed, to make the playoffs. (read more.)
August 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

In big wins, Bojan Bogdanovic explodes vs. Lithuania while Mason Plumlee plays limited minutes vs. Slovenia
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. (read more.)
August 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving takes advantage of role in starting lineup, excels in USA win over Goran Dragic and Slovenia
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. (read more.)
August 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving Says He Never Had Any Help Before in Cleveland
A year after LeBron James’ departure to South Beach, the Cleveland Cavaliers lucked into Kyrie Irving, and continued their nose-dive into irrelevancy. Four years later, LeBron is back (and he’s […] The post Kyrie Irving Says He Never Had Any Help Before in Cleveland appeared first on SLAMonline . (read more.)
August 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Miles Plumlee, the drummer
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. (read more.)
August 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving to start at PG for Team USA tonight
USA coach Mike Krzyzewski named Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving the starter for tonight's game against Slovenia. Tuesday's game will be the final tuneup game leading into the FIBA World Cup. One (read more.)
August 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving announced as starter for Team USA in final World Cup tune-up against Slovenia
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 being the team's position of strength. At the outs (read more.)
August 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Irving get start at PG vs. Slovenia
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers will start at point guard for Team USA on Tuesday against Slovenia in its final tuneup heading into the FIBA World Cup. (read more.)
August 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Teammates, coaches praise what Mason Plumlee brings to Team USA
You'll get no argument from Mason Plumlee's teammates or coaches as to whether he deserved a slot on Team USA. (read more.)
August 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

What Mason Plumlee brings to Team USA
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. (read more.)
August 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Nets' Plumlee Named to Team USA Roster
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. (read more.)
August 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving makes USA Basketball roster; World Cup play begins next week in Spain
The U.S. has picked the 12 players, including Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, it believes can defend its world basketball title. (read more.)
August 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee for America
Team USA announced the final roster of 12 players Saturday morning and the 7'1" Nets center is going to Spain. (read more.)
August 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

MASON PLUMLEE FOR AMERICA!
From Summer League to USA Select to Team USA.  Mason Plumlee has had himself one improbable summer. (read more.)
August 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving officially makes Team USA roster
As expected move, Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving is a member of Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. (read more.)
August 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee plays well in Team USA win over Puerto Rico
With final cuts looming, Mason Plumlee played only nine minutes on Friday night vs. Puerto Rico and made the most of it. (read more.)
August 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

The Splash Brothers vs. Chris Paul and J.J. Redick
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. (read more.)
August 22 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee: Kevin Garnett "hungry," feels "great"
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. (read more.)
August 21 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee admits Team USA process "nerve-wracking" but confident he'll make final cut
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. (read more.)
August 21 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Lichtenstein: Nets' Mason Plumlee Has No Business Going To Spain
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 roster for the FIBA World Cup next month. (read more.)
August 20 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Grant Hill woman robbed at gunpoint
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. (read more.)
August 20 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Armed men invade Grant Hill home, steal cash
The men robbed a 73-year-old woman who was working in her yard. (read more.)
August 20 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Rumor: Mason Plumlee is a lock to make Team USA
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. (read more.)
August 20 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Los Angeles Lakers: Can Ryan Kelly Be An X-Factor Next Season?
Apr 2, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall , forward Jordan Hill and forward Ryan Kelly as a time out is called against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. (read more.)
August 19 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee scores nine points in Team USA win over Brazil ... and moves up in rotation
With his two main competitors upfront sitting out the entire game, Mason Plumlee again showed why his chances for a spot on the final Team USA roster look increasingly good. (read more.)
August 17 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Sports Night 1-on-1: Gerald Henderson
Mike Solarte talks with Charlotte Hornets player Gerald Henderson. (read more.)
August 16 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Sports Night 1-on-1: Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornet Gerald Henderson talks with Time Warner Cable News' Mike Solarte about the Hornets' busy off season and the upcoming year. (read more.)
August 16 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee Dunks in Team USA Practice
Mason Plumlee sure is a high flyer. During Team USA Practice, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers tossed the ball up to Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets , who finished off the play with a two handed slam. (read more.)
August 15 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Hornets' Henderson: 'I don't feel I played my best [last season]'
Charlotte Hornets wing Gerald Henderson believes he didn't perform up to snuff last season despite posting respectable numbers across the board. (read more.)
August 14 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Does Ryan Kelly fit in new-look Lakers frontcourt?
Last season, Ryan Kelly proved to be one of the bright spots on an otherwise lackluster Lakers team. (read more.)
August 12 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Does Ryan Kelly Fit In New-Look Lakers Front-Court?
Last season, Ryan Kelly proved to be one of the bright spots on an otherwise lackluster Lakers team. (read more.)
August 11 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Why Mason Plumlee Should Come off the Bench for the Nets
As he continues to compete for a spot on Team USA's final roster for the FIBA World Cup this summer, the future is undoubtedly looking very bright for Mason Plumlee. (read more.)
August 11 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee says of course he wants to start for Nets
Mason Plumlee is having a breakout summer, so much so that there is a chance the second-year center of the Nets could make the USA Basketball roster for Spain . (read more.)
August 9 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee wants to start for Brooklyn Nets? Should he?
Mason Plumlee has that confidence ... and now that he's not a rookie, he's more willing to talk about his goals. (read more.)
August 9 - Duke Basketball Alumni

NBA Rookies vote Jabari Parker as favorite to win rookie of the year...
NBA.com: Bucks' Parker deemed most likely to stand out in 2014-15 Jabari Parker may not have been the first overall pick on draft night, but he probably would have been if it were up to his rookie peers. (read more.)
August 7 - Duke Basketball Alumni