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Latest News / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Report: Klay Thompson Will Sign Extension With Warriors Before Deadline

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson won’t be frustrated by ongoing contract negotiations much longer. A new report says the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter will sign an extension with the team before Friday’s deadline passes. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:45 am

Prized Lakers Rookie Julius Randle Suffers Broken Leg In NBA Debut

Julius Randle

Only minutes after Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard nearly came to blows, Julius Randle suffered one that actually matters. The Los Angeles Lakers’ prized rookie was taken off the floor on a stretcher midway through the fourth quarter of the Houston Rockets’ win after injuring his right leg while attacking the rim. His initial diagnosis is a tibial fracture. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 10:15 pm

GIF: Anthony Davis Rises From Underneath Basket For And-1 Tomahawk Slam

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is working on a triple-double of points, rebounds, and blocks in his 2014-2015 debut. Only so many players in league history are capable of making such a feat seem completely routine, and fewer still do so while completing dunks like this. Watch the New Orleans Pelicans superstar grab a loose ball under the basket and rise for a 180-degree tomahawk slam while getting fouled. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 9:15 pm

GIF: Anthony Davis Gets Steal, Double-Pump Dunk For First Points Of Season

Anthony Davis

Yup. This pretty much seems exactly how Anthony Davis’ season is primed to go. Watch the world’s breakout superstar jump a passing lane and go coast-to-coast to finish with a double-pump slam for his first bucket of 2014-2015. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Report: Kemba Walker Agrees To Four-Year, $48 Million Extension

Steve Clifford, Kemba Walker

Welp, we can cross another 2011 draftee off the list of players currently looking for their first big, post-rookie scale contract. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Hornets guard Kemba Walker has agreed to a four-year, $48 million extension that will go into effect starting with the 2015-16 season. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Kings Owner Pitched Idea Of 4-On-5 Defense With Cherry-Picker

Vivek Ranadive

We love forward, outside-the-box thinking in the NBA, and are absolutely thrilled that the Brothers Maloof sold the Sacramento Kings. But owner Vivek Ranadiv√© might want to pump the breaks on his enthusiasm for zany in-game strategy. According to Grantland’s Zach Lowe, Ranadiv√© recently floated the idea of playing 4-on-5 defense with a cherry-picker to leading franchise officials. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Rajon Rondo Says He’s At 83 Percent Health, Nap-Time Decision For Opener

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo’s status for the Boston Celtics’ season-opener on Wednesday night will apparently come down to his pre-game nap. And whether he wakes up from that siesta ready to play or otherwise, Rondo’s recently broken hand currently puts him at “83 percent” health. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: MJ’s Pitch To Lance Stephenson, “We Need To Challenge LeBron”

Lance Stephenson, LeBron James

While Michael Jordan wasn’t so clear on changing the Charlotte Bobcats to the Charlotte Hornets, which goes into effect starting with this season, he was pretty set on targeting Lance Stephenson in free agency this summer. That’s what he made clear in his Sunday conversation with ESPN’s Darren Rovell and his one-on-one with Stephanie Ready of Read More »

Latest News / Oct 27, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Kendrick Perkins Insists That Starting, Coming Off Bench Doesn’t Matter To Him

Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins’ time in the limelight might finally be coming to a close. Though coach Scott Brooks has yet to name his starting center, signs point to second-year kiwi Steven Adams usurping Perkins in the Okahoma City Thunder rotation. And though the incumbent admits to being nervous about his new circumstances, Perkins also insists that opening games or coming off the bench ultimately doesn’t matter to him. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 27, 2014 / 12:30 pm

David Blatt Confirms That LeBron James Will Play Fewer Minutes This Season

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t have an exact blueprint for resting LeBron James during the season he turns 30 years-old, but coach David Blatt confirmed long-held speculation yesterday that the four-time MVP will indeed log less court-time in 2014-2015 than the past. The first-year NBA coach called James’ career average of 39.5 minutes per game “a lot” and stressed long-term benefits of early season downtime for Northeast Ohio’s native son. Read More »