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Latest News, NBA / Apr 13, 2014 / 10:18 pm

Report: Joe Dumars Out As GM Of Pistons But Will Remain As Advisor

Joe Dumars, Tom Gores, Isiah Thomas

Joe Dumars, Tom Gores, Isiah Thomas (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

According to one of those ubiquitous sources, “familiar with the situation,” the Detroit Pistons have elected not to renew Joe Dumars’ contract as the head of basketball operations. Earlier in the week, the Detroit News reported Dumars was telling peers this would be his last season at the helm of personnel in Motown. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 10, 2014 / 12:15 pm

NBA Draft Rumor: Jabari Parker Arranged For Duke Sophomore Housing

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

We always heard Jabari Parker was different, an old soul living in a teenager’s body. Recent rumors about his draft status confirmed that. Parker, probably the best freshman in America this year and a lock for one of the top three picks, is reportedly strongly considering returning to Duke. According to Tom Moore of The Bucks County Courier Times, Parker has now already arranged for sophomore year housing. Read More »

Latest News / Apr 10, 2014 / 11:00 am

Nik Stauskas Denies He’s Declaring For NBA Draft

Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported today that sweet-shooting Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas is declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. The 6-5, 200-pound Wolverines shooting guard will make an announcement soon, a source close to the situation says. Stauskas denies he’s reached a decision. Read More »

Latest News / Apr 9, 2014 / 1:28 am

Report: Joel Embiid Set To Declare For 2014 NBA Draft

Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

After Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that Jayhawks freshman center Joel Embiid would declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, Embiid denied the claim in a tweet to Woj. But now “multiple sources” are telling Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv Embiid plans to announce he’ll declare for the draft in a press conference with Kansas coach Bill Self on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Central time. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Joe Dumars Likely To Resign As Pistons GM

Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

He’s taken some hits over the last decade at the helm in Detroit, and now Pistons GM Joe Dumars appears ready to resign at season’s end after another disappointing season that will end with the Pistons again missing the playoffs. The offseason signings of Brandon Jennings, in a sign-and-trade with Milwaukee, and the free agent acquisition of Josh Smith, did little to squash the losing that’s pervaded in Detroit during the last half-decade, and now Dumars is telling people around the NBA he’s going to resign, perhaps as soon as this week. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:00 am

Stern, Alonzo Mourning & Mitch Richmond Highlight 2014 Hall Of Fame Class

David Stern, Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond

David Stern, Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond (Derick E. Hingle, Kirby Lee, Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA announced today in an official release the 10 newest members to be enshrined this Aug. 7-9 as the Hall of Fame class of 2014 inductees. The announcement included the just-retired former commissioner, David Stern, seven-time all-star for the Hornets and Heat Alonzo Mourning, and four-time all-star, sharpshooting Warriors and Kings wing, Mitch Richmond. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 7, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Kevin Durant On Passing MJ’s Streak Of 25-Plus Points: “I Wish It Was Over”

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

A lot has been made of the streak Kevin Durant has been on where he’s scored at least 25 points over the course of now-41 games during his all-but-certain MVP season. While the number is somewhat arbitrary, especially when you consider KD averages 32.2 PPG, which leads the NBA, the man he replaced when his streak hit 41 games yesterday, Michael Jeffrey Jordan, makes it somewhat remarkable. Just don’t tell Durantula that… Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 5, 2014 / 6:17 pm

Larry Sanders Suspended 5 Games, But Says “I Believe In Marijuana”

Larry Sanders, James Harden

Larry Sanders, James Harden (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)

Bucks center Larry Sanders was apologetic after the NBA handed down a five-game suspension following his use of cannabis, which is expressly forbidden by the NBPA’s (National Basketball Players Association) drug program. But the 6-11 Sanders defended his use of marijuana in an interview before Milwaukee’s Friday night game at the United Center in Chicago. Read More »

Latest News / Apr 3, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Kevin Durant & John Wall Help Lure DeSean Jackson To The Redskins

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

Perhaps you’ve heard that former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has signed with Philly’s division rivals, the Washington Redskins. It seems it was a team effort to bring Jackson to our nation’s capital, and NBA stars Kevin Durant and John Wall helped facilitate the signing. Read More »

Latest News / Apr 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Damian Lillard Close To Signing Multiyear Deal With adidas

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas)

The Portland Trail Blazers are in the thick of the Western Conference’s crazy playoff race that will likely go down to the final week of the season. Concurrently, Damian Lillard is in negotiations with adidas for a possible multiyear shoe contract after Dame won last season’s Rookie of the Year award and competed in all five events over all-star weekend. Read More »