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Is Jerome Jordan moving in front of Mason Plumlee in Brooklyn Nets rotation?
Jerome Jordan , a 28-year-old journeyman who doesn't even have a guaranteed contract, seems to have pulled in front of Mason Plumlee in the Nets rotation. Plumlee started 22 games last season for the Nets and was named to the All-Rookie Team. (read more.)
November 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Bucks vs. Wolves Recap: Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins face off,...
A year after finding inventive new ways to lose, the Milwaukee Bucks are suddenly finding ways to win -- and somewhat comfortably at that. As they did on Tuesday night at home against the Pistons , the Bucks played a tight game for three-plus quarters in Minnesota on Wednesday night, watching the depleted Timberwolves stay in the game thanks to a h (read more.)
November 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

L.A. Clippers Star J.J. Redick Reveals His Not-So-Secret "Obsession": Watches
"My outlet is expensive, but at least it's healthy," says the basketball hotshot, who signed a $27 million deal with the team last year and is featured in THR's Watches issue (read more.)
November 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Cleveland Cavaliers can be so good when LeBron James leads the offense and Kyrie Irving defends -- Terry Pluto
In the last week, Kyrie Irving has done an excellent job defending Tony Parker and John Wall. (read more.)
November 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving is becoming an all-around player and Cavs pick up the pace: Fedor's five observations
The Cleveland Cavaliers played the Washington Wizards for the second time in the last six days, and this time it was a much different result, with the Cavs winning 113-87 at Quicken Loans Arena. (read more.)
November 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

LeBron James was all over the place, Kyrie Irving was all over John...
They were allowed to get physical with us in Washington so we definitely wanted to set a tone early in the game CLEVELAND, Ohio - "We just came out aggressive. Like I said, last game, they did what they whatever they wanted to and we showed no resistance [last Friday]." (read more.)
November 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Wall: Always going to be rivals with Irving, Rose
There's a new guard in the East, and John Wall of the Wizards says he is one of a trio of court generals at the top who will be forever intertwined along with Cleveland's Kyrie Irving and Chicago's Derrick Rose. (read more.)
November 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving wants to take on bigger defensive role, challenge top point guards
You have to like that he wants to step up, but based on history, a lot of top point guards in the league just started drooling. (read more.)
November 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

LeBron James revisits Washington game, Kyrie Irving requested a larger defensive role
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving, left, and LeBron James cheer on teammates during the fourth quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers defeated the Bucks 106-100. (read more.)
November 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Bucks vs. Timberwolves Preview: Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins renew acquaintances
The top two picks from last June's draft will understandably take top billing in their first regular season matchup tonight in Minneapolis, though in reality the "debate" between the two became far less interesting in August when the Cavs shipped Wiggins to Minnesota in the Kevin Love trade. The Wolves couldn't have picked Parker, and the Bucks cou (read more.)
November 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving Wants to Defend the Toughest Point Guards
Late last week, John Wall torched the Cleveland Cavaliers to the tune of 28 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Kyrie Irving, who didn’t guard Wall for the entire 91-78 […] The post Kyrie Irving Wants to Defend the Toughest Point Guards appeared first on SLAMonline . (read more.)
November 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Video: Parker: My individual goals go last before the team
Jabari Parker scored 14 points and nearly recorded his third double-double of the season in Milwaukee's 98-86 win over the Detroit Pistons Tuesday. (read more.)
November 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Do you think Austin Rivers is ready to assume a bigger role?
Pelicans - Question of the Day. (read more.)
November 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Rivers can help
Rivers can help (read more.)
November 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Shaq, Hill join 6 others in college hoops Hall
Shaquille O'Neal and his old LSU coach Dale Brown are headed into the College Basketball Hall of Fame, along with Grant Hill and four other luminaries that represent this year's induction class. (read more.)
November 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Shaq joins Hill, 6 others in college hoops hall
Shaquille O'Neal and his coach at LSU, Dale Brown, joined six other luminaries with induction into the College Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night. (read more.)
November 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee: "Not what I expected"
"It's not what I expected," Plumlee told Tim Bontemps after Saturday's loss to the Spurs . "I want to stay away from the word frustrated, because you just have to look forward, focus on what positives there is and just start playing better. (read more.)
November 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Explaining the sudden fall of Nets' Mason Plumlee
After Mason Plumlee exceeded expectations as a rookie and was a surprise selection for Team USA's entry in the FIBA World Cup this summer, he entered his second NBA season looking to build off both experiences and become a key contributor for the Nets under new coach Lionel Hollins. But things haven't worked out that way, as Plumlee is shooting und (read more.)
November 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Shaq, Hill join 6 others in college hoops Hall - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 PST
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – By now, the story of how longtime LSU coach Dale Brown discovered Shaquille O’Neal has been told many times: Brown happened upon a massive 13-year-old at ... (read more.)
November 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Suns' Len, Plumlee play big on defense
Alex Len, Miles Plumlee playing big in their defensive roles for Phoenix Suns Miles Plumlee and Alex Len are growing into NBA centers together, giving the Suns a defensive-oriented platoon. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1zPZNQC Phoenix Suns center Alex Len dunks the ball as Philadelphia 76ers forward Brandon Davies follows in (read more.)
November 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Suns' Len, Plumlee play big on defense
Miles Plumlee and Alex Len are growing into NBA centers together, giving the Suns a defensive-oriented platoon.                 (read more.)
November 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Shaq, G. Hill enter college hoops Hall of Fame
By now, the story of how longtime LSU coach Dale Brown discovered Shaquille O'Neal has been told many times: Brown happened upon a massive 13-year-old at an army base in Germany, stayed in touch with him and eventually became like a second father. (read more.)
November 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Damian Lillard on flagrant foul from Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy: ‘It was a cheap play’
Dunleavy says he was just trying to foul to stop the clock. Watch and decide for yourself. (read more.)
November 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Suns to form platoon system for Plumlee, Len
Suns to form platoon system for Plumlee, Len (read more.)
November 22 - Duke Basketball Alumni

VIDEO: Despite loss, Jabari Parker keeps momentum going vs. Raptors
The Bucks ' blowout loss in Toronto on Friday night was forgettable on virtually every front , but Bucks fans with an eye on the big picture can at least take solace in another solid performance from Jabari Parker . The draft's second overall pick couldn't stop the Raptors from running wild, but his 15 points , six boards, three assists, two steals (read more.)
November 22 - Duke Basketball Alumni

John Wall -vs- Kyrie Irving highlights in Wiz win, Wall goes off in the 3rd
John Wall went off and scored 17 points in the 3rd quarter as the Wizards gave LeBron, Kyrie Irving and the Cavs their 3rd loss in a row. “I told him, man, when he gets … (read more.)
November 22 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mike Dunleavy draws Flagrant 1 for hard foul on Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (video)
Up 61-43 early in the third quarter, Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy leveled Blazers point guard with a hard foul on a three-point attempt. Wesley Matthews was quick to defend his teammate (read more.)
November 22 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mike Dunleavy basically tackles Damian Lillard, doesn't get ejected
The Bulls are losing by 20, so Mike Dunleavy took his frustration out on Damian Lillard. Dunleavy will argue he was just trying to close out, but no part of closing out requires shoving two arms into someone's upper body. Luckily, Lillard didn't get hurt, but whenever a player gets shoved out of the air they run the risk of landing in a way they ha (read more.)
November 22 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Doc Rivers not worried about J.J. Redick's shooting struggles
Doc Rivers enlisted the help of Clippers broadcaster and former NBA power forward Michael Smith when a reporter inquired about J.J. Redick's shooting struggles. (read more.)
November 21 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Los Angeles Lakers Should Strongly Consider Trading Ryan Kelly
The Los Angeles Lakers signed Ryan Kelly this offseason to a two-year deal worth more than $3 million. While it may seem like a bargain, Kelly's inability to contribute so far leads to questions about whether it was the right move. (read more.)
November 21 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Doc Rivers not worried about J.J. Redick's shooting struggles
J.J. Redick had 14 points against the Heat on five of 11 shooting in the Clippers' 110-93 win in Miami on Nov. 20. J.J. Redick had 14 points against the Heat on five of 11 shooting in the Clippers' 110-93 win in Miami on Nov. 20. Doc Rivers enlisted the help of Clippers broadcaster and former NBA power forward Michael Smith when a reporter inquired (read more.)
November 21 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Josh McRoberts Flies By Clippers For One-Handed Slam
Nov 20, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts talks with guard Shabazz Napier during the first half against Los Angeles Clippers at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Not many highlights for the Miami Heat from their game against the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, but we at least got a Josh (read more.)
November 21 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Deng, McRoberts expected to play vs. Clippers; Wade out again
Forward Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts are expected to play Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers while guard Dwyane Wade is out for a fourth straight game. McRoberts and Deng went through the morning shootaround with intentions of playing. (read more.)
November 20 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mike Dunleavy just does his job, whatever it may be for the Bulls
LOS ANGELES — Two of Mike Dunleavy's four 3-pointers swished through the basket during the fourth quarter of Monday night's victory over the Clippers, placing an exclamation point on his 19-point, seven-rebound night. (read more.)
November 20 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Lakers forward Ryan Kelly injured, out at least six weeks
Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly, who suffered an injury to his right hamstring in the second quarter of last night's game against the Golden State Warriors, had an ultrasound test and was examined this morning by Dr. Luga Podesta of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Results of the test show that Kelly has a tear of his right hamstring. (read more.)
November 20 - Duke Basketball Alumni

How valuable could Ryan Kelly have been this season?
With the 48th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers selected wiry Duke stretch forward Ryan Kelly . Like most second round picks, little was expected of the former Blue Devil in his rookie year except to wave some towels from the bench, refine his suit game and get beat up by Pau Gasol in practice. (read more.)
November 19 - Duke Basketball Alumni

VIDEO: Jabari Parker swoops for the score vs. Knicks
A 20-4 run to close the first half has the Bucks up 66-49 at halftime against the Knicks. While everyone has been talking about Jason Kidd's return to Brooklyn on Wednesday, the Bucks didn't forget that they first had to take care of the Knicks at home on Tuesday. (read more.)
November 19 - Duke Basketball Alumni

New 30 for 30 Documentary "I Hate Christian Laettner" to Premiere in 2015
Through interviews with former teammates and rivals as well as Laettner himself, the film explores why the polarizing basketball player was - and still is - so disliked. (read more.)
November 18 - Duke Basketball Alumni

30 for 30: ESPN announces 'I Hate Christian Laettner' documentary
Christian Laettner is arguably the most hated player in the history of college basketball. North Carolina fans hate him. (read more.)
November 18 - Duke Basketball Alumni

March Madness: 'I Hate Christian Laettner' film coming in 2015
Much of Laettner's reputation was crafted at Duke, where he helped lead the Blue Devils to a pair of NCAA titles before he was drafted by the Timberwolves (read more.)
November 18 - Duke Basketball Alumni