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We Reminisce / Jul 31, 2014 / 2:45 pm

We Reminisce: On This Day In 2007, The Celtics Traded For Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo

Seven years ago today, the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to trade Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics. It ended a disappointing era in Minnesota, and reignited Garnett’s career and revived the Celtics franchise. Read More »

NBA / Jul 31, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Isaiah Thomas On Family, Free Agency & More

Isaiah Thomas

Second-round draft picks tend to carry limited value, and for good reason: the second round is, for the most part, a complete and utter crapshoot. That being said, a vast majority of second-round talent rummaging around today’s NBA was plucked late. Prime examples include Carlos Boozer and DeAndre Jordan, who were both selected with pick 35, and Chandler Parsons was taken with pick No. 38. Still, it’s pretty much unheard of for the last pick to become something in the Association, and that’s where Isaiah Thomas – the one who inked a four-year, $27 million sign-and-trade deal with Phoenix – was drafted. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Jul 31, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Kyle Korver And Klay Thompson’s Beautiful Three-Point Contest

Kyle Korver, Klay Thompson

Korver, Thompson (photo. Rich Twu YouTube)

There surely isn’t room on Team USA’s 12-man FIBA World Cup roster for both Kyle Korver and Klay Thompson. The spot for which they’re vying on the National Team is that of designated sharpshooter, and there’s only one up for grabs. To help managing director Jerry Colangelo, coach Mike Krzyzewski, and legions of basketball fans across the country make the unenviable choice between them, Korver and Thompson got right to the point at a recent practice, going around the world in a two-man three-point shooting contest. Read More »

High School / Jul 31, 2014 / 1:30 pm

10 High School Basketball Players Who Dominated The Summer Circuit

Ben Simmons

While skill academies and AAU tournaments continue to take place, talent on the grassroots level has been on full display this summer. The past two summers, we’ve seen big names such as Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Jahlil Okafor, and Stanley Johnson dominate the high school basketball scene. And if recent weeks are any indication, we’re going to be treated to similarly gifted players over the next few years, too. The following 10 players have made the biggest splash on the summer hoops circuit, ensuring they’ll be among basketball’s household names in the near future. Read More »

Playground / Jul 31, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Jordan Kilganon Shuts Down Rucker By Dunking Over Man Standing On Chair

Jordan Kilganon

There’s a new, worthy opponent in the seemingly never-ending competition for the summer’s best dunk performance: Jordan Kilganon. The 6-1 high-flyer showed off his crazy hops with an array of jaw-dropping slams at New York City’s Rucker Park last night. There have obviously been some epic dunking moments on those hallowed grounds, but Kilganon’s exhibition just might be Rucker’s best – ever. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Jul 31, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Chandler Parsons & James Harden Heal Rift In Vegas

Chandler Parsons, James Harden

The supposed hot blood simmering between James Harden and former teammate Chandler Parsons after Harden made some damaging comments indirectly demising Parsons’ additions for the Rockets, was probably blown out of proportion a tad by the media. The two former teammates patched things up at Team USA camp in Vegas according to CSNNW.com’s Chris Haynes. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 31, 2014 / 11:15 am

Pat Riley On LeBron: “It Was A Tough Blow, We’ve Recovered Well”

Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James, Pat Riley

Yesterday, Pat Riley addressed reporters for the first time since LeBron James announced his decision to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s disappointed, but also very defiant as the Heat look to remain competitive in the East. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Jul 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

King Of The Hill: Watch Kevin Durant Vs. James Harden Vs. Paul George

James Harden, Kevin Durant, Paul George

Following Day 3 of Team USA camp in Vegas, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Paul George put in some extra work by taking each other in games of one-on-one. You don’t want to miss them do battle with a series of floaters, step-backs, reverse layups and dunks as each sought to impose their will on the others. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, instagram / Jul 31, 2014 / 10:00 am

Derrick Rose Has Likely Won Team USA Spot

Derrick Rose, Trey Burke

Derrick Rose has been drawing rave reviews for his play in Vegas during Team USA tryouts before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. National Team coach Mike Krzyzewksi said Rose was better than four years ago when Rose won the league MVP, and another college coach, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, said he’s been the most impressive player at the camp. So it’s no wonder Rose is making the team as he inadvertently let slip in Vegas yesterday. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 31, 2014 / 9:30 am

‘Wolves Negotiating Kevin Love Trade Only With Cavs

Kevin Love, Anderson Varejao

Various reports over the last week had the Bulls and Warriors as possible landing spots for Kevin Love, but it is now believed — according to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of ESPN — the Cavs remain the only team the Timberwolves were talking to on Wednesday about a possible Love swap before the end of August, but after the August 23 date when No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins becomes available to involve in the package. Read More »