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Los Angeles Clippers: Can J.J. Redick Be An X-Factor?
May 15, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha defends against Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick during the first half in game six of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports J.J Redick was originally drafted by the Orlando Magic, out of Duke, an (read more.)
October 1 - Duke Basketball Alumni

New Orleans Pelicans spotlight: Get to know guard Austin Rivers
Rivers thinks the Saints will be just fine (read more.)
October 1 - Duke Basketball Alumni

'We're all getting older': Redick says Clips have sense of urgency
At Clipper's media day,  J.J. Redick spoke candidly about their vital role players getting older and the importance of winning the "Larry" (read more.)
October 1 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving to lead team as point guard
INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is the Cavaliers’ leader in the locker room, but Kyrie Irving will fill that role on the floor as the team’s starting point guard. “It’s Kyrie’s show,” James said. “He’s our point guard. He’s our floor general. We need him to put us in position to succeed offens (read more.)
September 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Cavaliers: Can Kyrie Irving pass the test … and pass the ball?
INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is the Cavaliers’ leader in the locker room, but Kyrie Irving will fill that role on the floor as the team’s starting point guard. “It’s Kyrie’s show,” James said. “He’s our point guard. He’s our floor general. We need him to put us in position to succeed offens (read more.)
September 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Milwaukee Bucks Media Day 2014: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker...
The sun is out, the future is bright, and day one of Bucks' training camp had all the Kool-Aid a Bucks fan could have hoped for... The Milwaukee Bucks' 2014 media day is officially in the books, but our coverage of the new-look, hope-springs-eternal Bucks is just beginning. festivities earlier today, so look for plenty of content starting with Aron (read more.)
September 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Clippers' J.J. Redick over disappointment of losing in playoffs
It took Clippers guard J.J. Redick about three weeks to get over the disappointment of his team getting eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs in May. (read more.)
September 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Clippers' J.J. Redick over disappointment of losing in playoffs
Clippers guard J.J. Redick, left, drives past Utah Jazz point guard Diante Garrett in February. Redick has moved on from last year's playoff loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. (read more.)
September 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Grant Hill: From all-star to NBA team owner?
Grant Hill and his partners came up short in bidding for the L.A. Clippers, but he isn't giving up. He tells CNBC he still wants to own a team. (read more.)
September 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Miami Heat: Josh McRoberts Had Toe Surgery After Last Season
Sep 26, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts poses during media day at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Miami Heat signed Josh McRoberts before they knew LeBron James wouldn't be with the team. (read more.)
September 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

LeBron James Says Kyrie Irving Will Run the Show in Cleveland (VIDEO)
During his second tour with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James doesn’t expect to have to do it all for his team. James wants All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to be […] The post LeBron James Says Kyrie Irving Will Run the Show in Cleveland (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline . (read more.)
September 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving ready to share the spotlight, run the show with LeBron, Kevin Love
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving easily had the best summer in the NBA and is ready to run the show for an instant title contender. (read more.)
September 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

LeBron says “this is Kyrie show”| Irving says “I’ll be ready to shoot every single time”
Via ESPN “I’ll probably handle the ball a little bit, but this is Kyrie show,” James said Saturday following the team’s first practice of training camp. “He’s our point guard. He’s our floor general, and we … (read more.)
September 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving Vows to Take on Bigger Leadership Role
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will take on a bigger leadership role alongside four-time NBA MVP LeBron James.Irving made the declaration to The Northeast Ohio Group's Chris Haynes on... (read more.)
September 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Josh McRoberts had toe surgery after last season, going easy in Heat camp
Miami signed Josh McRoberts early in free agency, before they knew LeBron James was going to bolt. He was a forward with energy and toughness that fits well in the space-and-pace system Erik Spoelstra is going to run whether LeBron is there or not. (read more.)
September 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Ex-husband stabs former wife in Grant Hill
The woman, who is homeless, stabbed by her ex-husband, also homeless, near 28th and G streets. (read more.)
September 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving says LeBron James can't lead by himself, vows to help in leadership role
LeBron James has made it very clear when he said he was the leader of this Cavaliers team and that he would take full responsibility for any shortcomings. With a group of young players the Cavs will have to rely on to be successful, his leadership skills will surely be put to the test. (read more.)
September 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving agrees with LeBron James on roles for Cleveland Cavaliers offense
Kyrie Irving insists he only needs to be himself now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have added LeBron James and Kevin Love. Irving reiterated the point Sunday following the Cavaliers' second practice of the season - which came a day after James shifted a little more of the spotlight onto Irving by saying "this is Kyrie's show." (read more.)
September 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Deng forgives Ferry for racially charged remarks
ATLANTA - Sudanese-born Briton Luol Deng said Friday he forgives Atlanta Hawks executive Danny Ferry for racially charged remarks and hopes the incident can aid the fight against racism in the NBA. (read more.)
September 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

James, Love, Irving have first practice together
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- All-Stars LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving were on the court together for the first time as the Cleveland Cavaliers opened training camp. (read more.)
September 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

McRoberts, Granger, Deng not Heat rivals now
Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng haven't exactly had many fans within the Miami Heat organization in the past. McRoberts delivered an elbow to the throat of LeBron James last year, raising Heat ire. (read more.)
September 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Former rivals like Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger now welcomed by Heat
Earlier this month, it just so happened that Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng all had spots on the same side of the Miami Heat locker room. McRoberts, Granger and Deng - villains to the Heat in the past, especially in the playoffs - are rivals to Miami no more, after they became the biggest parts of the team's roster revamping this summe (read more.)
September 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Sport shorts: Deng says Ferry is not a racist
Luol Deng said Friday that he forgives Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged remarks about him, and hopes the two will work together to draw some sort of positive solution to the matter. (read more.)
September 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving regained his love for the game during a transformative summer
When Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving left for the summer, he didn't know what would be waiting for him upon his return. The Cavs had just finished a disappointing 33-49 season that led to Chris Grant, the general manager who drafted Irving with the first pick in 2011, being fired. (read more.)
September 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Ryan Kelly: An Active Offseason for a Breakout Year
When Ryan Kelly was drafted in 2013, I wasn't impressed. I wanted the Lakers to have more defensive speed and get out in transition. (read more.)
September 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Lakers season preview: Ryan Kelly's role with the Lakers
Ryan Kelly isn't a franchise player, but he can fill an important role for the Lakers as their lone stretch big. The Los Angeles Lakers ' only stretch-four threat is found in Duke product Ryan Kelly , whose primary function is spacing the floor for his interior teammates. (read more.)
September 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Laker season preview: Ryan Kelly profile
The Good: Kelly made effective use of his 59 games last season. He displayed NBA range, a penchant for rebounding, and knack for timely passes. (read more.)
September 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Detroit Pistons forward Kyle Singler jumps 19 spots in ESPN.com's NBA player rankings
Of the nine Pistons who have been ranked so far by ESPN.com, Singler is the first one to move up. (read more.)
September 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Jabari Parker talks power forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo talks point guard
The Bucks' starting lineup remains a topic of much debate , but we'll hopefully get more clarity over the coming weeks as the start of camp and real live preseason games give us our first look at Jason Kidd's Bucks . Still, there's been plenty of chatter this week about how the youngest Bucks may stack up positionally, starting with Jabari Parker t (read more.)
September 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Ryan Kelly: Avoiding the Sophomore Slump
Apr 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Will Barton guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Ryan Kelly during the second half of the game at Staples Center. Trail Blazers won 124-112. (read more.)
September 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Atlanta Hawks Free Agency Rewind: Elton Brand adds depth to center position
Elton Brand returns to the Atlanta Hawks and once again gives them a veteran presence behind Al Horford at the center position Elton Brand made everyone wait, but he will return for his 16th season in the NBA. Brand agreed to return to the Hawks on a one-year deal earlier this month and was officially announced by the team on Tuesday. (read more.)
September 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Rip Hamilton didn't much like the Pistons drafting Darko Milicic *or* Carlos Boozer's painted head
The former UConn star and longtime Pistons guard shared his thoughts during an appearance on ESPN's "Highly Questionable." (read more.)
September 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Lakers season preview: Carlos Boozer profile
The Good: Has worked his way from being a second-round pick (34th overall selection in the 2002 NBA Draft) into what will be his 13th season in the league, so despite all of the negativity regarding his acquisition, he still has value. "The 96.2 points per 100 possessions the Bulls held opponents to with Boozer on the bench would have vau (read more.)
September 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Hawks add Bazemore, re-sign Brand
The Hawks signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and brought back forward/center Elton Brand, the team announced Tuesday. (read more.)
September 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Hawks sign free agent Bazemore, re-sign Elton Brand
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and re-signed forward-center Elton Brand. (read more.)
September 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Hawks sign Bazemore, bring back Brand
The Atlanta Hawks have signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and re-signed forward-center Elton Brand. (read more.)
September 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Hawks sign free agent Bazemore, re-sign Brand
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks have signed free-agent guard Kent Bazemore and re-signed forward-center Elton Brand. (read more.)
September 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Atlanta Hawks re-sign Elton Brand
The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed forward/center Elton Brand, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. “We are happy to retain Elton,” Budenholzer said. “In addition to the production he gives us on the court, he is the ultimate professional and a terrific leader. Elton’s presence is felt by all of us, but espec (read more.)
September 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Elton Brand officially re-signs with Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks have officially re-signed Elton Brand for the 2014-2015 season. (read more.)
September 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Hawks sign Brand, Bazemore
Elton Brand will return for a 16th NBA season as he re-signed to play with the Hawks Tuesday.The center, who appeared in 73 games for the Hawks last season, signed a one-year, $2 million contract. (read more.)
September 23 - Duke Basketball Alumni