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Mason Plumlee again earns his time with Nets
And, if he did get on the court, there was intense pressure to prove himself. Remember, back then, Plumlee was expected to spend more time in the D-League than he was in the Nets' lineup. (read more.)
October 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

VIDEO: Jabari Parker flies for the slam from the dotted line
Jabari Parker's first NBA dunk was a memorable one: a skying one-handed throwdown that helped the Bucks extend to a 24-point lead over the Hornets midway through the third quarter in Charlotte. (read more.)
October 30 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Shafftys 2014-2015 Jabari Parker Rookie Watch, VC, and Teammate grade.
I am a huge fan of the Bucks , I am also a HUGE fan of NBA 2k more specifically, the My Player mode, where you create a rookie, start from the bottom and work your way to be a legend. I have been trying to come up with a unique way to watch what might be a rough season, and I think I've discovered it. (read more.)
October 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Kelly Olynyk vs. Mason Plumlee key matchup in Celtics-Nets opener
Celtics centers Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk will both square off against the Nets' Mason Plumlee in Wednesday's season opener. The Celtics open the season Wednesday night against the revamped Nets, who are without Paul Pierce, who signed with the Washington Wizards in the offseason. (read more.)
October 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Detroit Pistons' Kyle Singler, with opener looming: 'We've seen trouble ... That should drive us'
Pistons open their 2014-15 season tonight at Denver, the first game in a road back-to-back before Saturday's home opener. (read more.)
October 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Jabari Parker says goal is to make playoffs
Yes, he played a ton of minutes in the preseason and in Las Vegas during summer league. But the real thing starts Wednesday night in Charlotte, not far from Parker's collegiate home at Duke. (read more.)
October 29 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Lakers Injury Report: Xaiver Henry active, Ryan Kelly doubtful
Mar 13, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Xavier Henry drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Perry Jones during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports For the second day in a row , the Lakers received good news on the injury front, this time with th (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Jabari Parker says playoffs are his goal, not ROY award
The Milwaukee Water Works will turn off ozone treatment - the primary water disinfection process - at its Linnwood plant on the lakefront for up to 12 weeks beginning Wednesday, officials said. All other treatment steps , including chlorine disinfection and deep coal and sand filters, will remain in use at Linnwood while a contractor completes inst (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Suns exercise contract options on Archie Goodwin, Alex Len, Miles Plumlee
The Phoenix Suns have exercised their 2015-16 options on guard Archie Goodwin, center Alex Len and center Miles Plumlee. According to the Arizona Republic, the contract values for the 2015-16 season are: Alex Len , Miles Plumlee and Archie Goodwin . (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Josh McRoberts Still Limited in Practice
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 power forward is still limited in practice, and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Ira Win (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

67RIEFNS No. 56: Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving in the playoffs
Cavaliers' second- and third-best players have yet to reach postseason, which will change with LeBron around (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Boomer & Carton: Grant Hill Tries To Make Sense Of The NBA And Craigie
Craig did his best to make things as uncomfortable as possible for Mr. Hill, but all in all I think it went pretty well. (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

With season-opener against Oklahoma City looming, J.J. Redick says Clippers need to start executing
One thing about this Clippers team, it does not seem worried about it's less-than-impressive preseason, during which it won just two of eight exhibition games. The players are loose at practice and seem to be in a good mood. (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Phoenix Suns pick up options on Plumlee, Len, Goodwin; others not so lucky
While the Phoenix Suns have the luxury of "no brainer" decisions to keep their young players through their next contract options, other teams have decided to cut bait on their own rookie contract decisions. Just a few short years ago, it was nearly unheard of for a rookie not to play for his drafting team through the first four years of his career. (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Dante Exum, Rodney Hood expect the best - and the worst - as rookie seasons begin
Head Coach Quin Snyder poses with Rodney Hood and Dante Exum as the Utah Jazz hold their media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City at the Zions Bank basketball center. (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Phoenix Suns exercise options on Archie Goodwin, Alex Len and Miles Plumlee
The Phoenix Suns have exercised their 2015-16 options on guard Archie Goodwin, center Alex Len and center Miles Plumlee. Len, the fifth overall pick in the 2013 draft, played in 42 contests as a rookie, averaging 2.0 points and 2.4 rebounds. (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Suns pick up options for Miles Plumlee, Alex Len and Archie Goodwin
Jun 28, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby , first round draft choices Alex Len and Archie Goodwin , general manager Ryan McDonough , and head coach Jeff Hornacek pose for a photo at a press conference at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports The Phoenix Suns announced Mond (read more.)
October 28 - Duke Basketball Alumni

McRoberts Doubtful For Heat Opener
The Miami Heat will begin the season on Wednesday and it is doubtful they will have the services of Josh McRoberts according to the Sun-Sentinel . McRoberts who signed a four-year deal with the Heat missed the entire preseason following toe surgery. (read more.)
October 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

J.J. Redick jokes he's getting so many technicals because he's grouchy
J.J. Redick has racked up a lot of technical fouls this exhibition season. (read more.)
October 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

J.J. Redick jokes he's getting so many technicals because he's grouchy
J.J. Redick attributes his three preseason technical fouls to a lack of sleep from having a newborn at home "I'm a little grouchy," Redick said. "I had to explain to both referees, 'Hey man, I've got a newborn at home.' (read more.)
October 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Miles Plumlee was in Parks and Recreation
Sep 29, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee poses for a portrait during media day at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports As someone who has seen a decent number of Parks and Recreation episodes, I was somewhat surprised to see this Throwback Thursday post by Suns center Miles Plumlee and h (read more.)
October 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Still no contact work for Heat's Josh McRoberts
Even with the Miami Heat on the verge of opening the regular season, coach Erik Spoelstra continues to stress there is no urgency when it comes to getting projected starting power forward Josh McRoberts in the lineup. McRoberts, who underwent offseason toe surgery before signing a four-year, free-agent contract with the Heat, missed the entire pres (read more.)
October 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Report: Pelicans decline Austin Rivers’ 2015-16 team option
Former No. 10 pick to become unrestricted free agent next summer (read more.)
October 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

College costs far outpaces inflation; Kyrie Irving's home deal; Terminal Tower historical...
In the early 1980s, a college student working for minimum wage could make enough money to pay tuition, room and board at Ohio public universities by working full-time during breaks and 10 hours a week during school. Now, working that much at minimum wage would leave a student more than $11,000 short of enough for the college bill. (read more.)
October 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Did Pelicans make right decision not to extend Austin Rivers' fourth-year option?
Pelicans' Question of the Day (read more.)
October 27 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Mason Plumlee and Lionel Hollins disagree on shooting jumpshots
After a summer of playing with Team USA, Brooklyn Nets sophomore center Mason Plumlee is ready to take his game to the next level. A confident Plumlee told the New York Daily News that he's looking to expand his shooting range this season. (read more.)
October 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Detroit Pistons notes: Kyle Singler's stamina wins small-forward starting role
The third-year forward from Duke gives the Pistons the opportunity to extend their starter longer minutes, with a bench role better suiting Caron Butler, head coach says. (read more.)
October 26 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Heat waive Khem Birch, keep Andre Dawkins, Shannon Brown, Justin Hamilton
Andre Dawkins, the undrafted 3-point specialist out of Duke, made the Heat's cut to the 15-player regular-season limit. Andre Dawkins, the undrafted 3-point specialist out of Duke, made the Heat's cut to the 15-player regular-season limit. (read more.)
October 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Orlando Magic training camp: Team waives Seth Curry, Peyton Siva, and two others
The Orlando Magic finished their regular-season roster by waiving four players Saturday, the team announced. Kadeem Batts , Drew Crawford , Seth Curry , and Peyton Siva will become free agents if they clear waivers and will likely land with the Erie BayHawks, the Magic's NBA D-League affiliate. (read more.)
October 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Austin Rivers plans to make Pelicans 'pay' for not picking up option
Rivers says he has a 'chip on my shoulder' (read more.)
October 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Nets exercise contract options on Mason Plumlee and Sergey Karasev
The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the third-year contract options on forward/center Mason Plumlee and guard/forward Sergey Karasev, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Both players will remain under contract through at least the 2015-16 season. (read more.)
October 25 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Pelicans pick up fourth-year option on Anthony Davis' contract, but not Austin Rivers'
Without his option extended, Austin Rivers could become an unrestricted free agent this summer. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Nets pick up options for Plumlee, Karasev
The Brooklyn Nets have picked up the third- year options on the contracts of forward/center Mason Plumlee and swingman Sergey Karasev. Terms of the deals were not disclosed Friday, but the options will keep the two second-year players under contract through the 2015-16 season. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Brooklyn Nets keeping Mason Plumlee, Sergey Karasev, but not Marquis Teague
Billy King announced Friday that they have exercised the third-year contract options on Mason Plumlee and Sergey Karasev , but there was no mention of Marquis Teague , who's expected to be traded to Philadelphia, perhaps as early as today. As a result of the move, Nets will retain their rights to the two 2013 first round picks, selected at No. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving happy new homeowner
Kyrie Irving, with a reworked contract in hand that could pay him close to $100 million over six seasons, is gushing about something else as the Cleveland Cavs season approaches. Irving told fans during the "annual meeting" for season ticket holders Thursday night at the convention center that he is thrilled to be homeowner in the Cleveland area. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Jabari Parker for NBA Rookie of the Year and Bucks going over 24.5 wins: Buy or sell?
Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker has been impressive in the preseason, but will he win Rookie of the Year and help the Bucks exceed Vegas win projections? We discuss these issues in the latest podcast episode. If the Bucks want to compete for a championship any time soon, Jabari Parker has to emerge as an offensive star in this league. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Former NBA All-Star Grant Hill on the Cavaliers: 'To hand them the Eastern Conference title might be a bit premature'
"The sheer presence of LeBron James is going to bring expectations. I think managing those expectations is going to be important," TNT analyst Grant Hill said. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Jazz's Hood, Exum winning plaudits, respect
When Dante Exum and Rodney Hood both unexpectedly fell to the Utah Jazz in the draft this past June, the organization couldn't help but be excited. SALT LAKE CITY - When Dante Exum and Rodney Hood both unexpectedly fell to the Utah Jazz in the draft this past June, the organization couldn't help but be excited. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Pistons beat 76ers 109-103 in final preseason game for both teams; Detroit's Singler scores 19
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 in an exhibition game Thursday night. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni

Pistons beat 76ers behind 19 from Kyle Singler
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 in an exhibition game Thursday night. (read more.)
October 24 - Duke Basketball Alumni