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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.)
September 1 - Duke Basketball Alumni

USA tops Turkey, 98-77, as Mason Plumlee sees limited action
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. (read more.)
September 1 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Plumlee: Nike not reason for making Team USA
Plumlee: Nike not reason for making Team USA (read more.)
August 31 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Report: Hawks in talks to bring back Elton Brand to round out roster
He played solidly, particularly on defense, for the Hawks last season. (read more.)
August 31 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee: Duke, Nike had nothing to do with making Team USA
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 Nets' final three games of the season against the Mia (read more.)
August 31 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Open thread: Discuss Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao in the FIBA World Cup and some college football
It's a lazy Saturday with a whole lot of sports. (read more.)
August 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Report: Hawks talking with Brand about return
Report: Hawks talking with Brand about return (read more.)
August 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving shows off during an impressive 3-point shootout with James Harden
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 on every shot. Watching this also reminded me &hel (read more.)
August 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Report: Hawks 'in negotiations' with Elton Brand for return
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.  (read more.)
August 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Team USA Player Profile: Mason Plumlee
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. (read more.)
August 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Marcin Gortat and Austin Rivers Hoop in Orlando Pro-Am (VIDEO)
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 . (read more.)
August 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kyrie Irving to begin as starter at PG over Derrick Rose
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 . Irving didn't begin Team USA's four-game exhibition tou (read more.)
August 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

2014 Outlook: Austin Rivers
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 better in 2013-14, posting a 40.5 field goal perce (read more.)
August 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

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

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

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

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 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

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

73-year-old woman working in garden robbed at gunpoint in Grant Hill
The victim was home alone, working in her yard at 28th and K streets, when the suspects drove up in a small black SUV. (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

Robbers invade home of elderly woman in Grant Hill
Police are looking for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint. (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

Kyrie Irving comes clean: 'I haven’t been a leader'
The Cleveland Cavaliers star opens up in a interview about his first three seasons. (read more.)
August 19 - 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