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FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Rudy Gay Hopes DeMarcus Cousins’ Injury Was Boogie “Just Being A Drama Queen”

DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay

During a USA Basketball scrimmage in practice today, Kings power forward and FIBA World Cup hopeful DeMarcus Cousins, went down with a right knee injury. While the extent of the damage isn’t yet known — he’ll have what USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo called a “precautionary” MRI — he didn’t appear to be in a lot of pain. Teammate and recent USA Basketball invitee, Rudy Gay hopes Boogie was “just being a drama queen.” Read More »

Latest News / Aug 14, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Kobe Bryant Might Break Michael Jordan’s All-Time Scoring Mark In Chicago

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Coming into the 2014-15 NBA Season, Kobe Bryant has 31,700 points. Michael Jordan finished his career with 32,292 points, the third-most all-time, trailing only Karl Malone (36,928) and the all-time NBA leader, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). So Kobe trails MJ by 592 points heading into the year, and the Lakers play in Chicago on Christmas DayRead More »

Latest News, Twitter / Aug 14, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Paul George Outfits High School Alma Mater With No. 24 Merchandise

Paul George

Injured Indiana Pacers superstar and USA Basketball fixture Paul George filed the necessary paperwork by a March deadline to change his jersey number to 13 this season, so avoided being subject to paying for all of his merchandise on the market that still bore No. 24. But George, ever-charitable and generally awesome despite his unfortunate circumstances, did so anyway, gifting the never-worn apparel to his thrilled high school alma mater. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 13, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Report: Cavs Face Difficult Slate Of Opening Games

Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t open the 2014-2015 season against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs as previously reported, but the league still isn’t doing its new marquee team any favors. According to Yahoo Sports, the Cavs will face the revamped New York Knicks in their season-opener on October 30 before hosting Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on a back-to-back. From there, James, Kevin Love, and company will kick-off a cross-country road trip by visiting the Portland Trail Blazers. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 13, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Stephen Curry Admits He Thinks About Playing In Hometown Charlotte

Steph Curry

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2017. That’s three years from now. Discussion surrounding Curry should be limited to his chances of navigating the Warriors through a historically difficult Western Conference and how he’ll fare for Team USA during the FIBA World Cup later this month. But subjects can help dictate the news cycle, and Curry’s recent admission that he has “always had thoughts” about playing in his hometown of Charlotte is such an example. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 12, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Monroe Tells Pistons He Will Accept Qualifying Offer

Greg Monroe

It turns out that Greg Monroe wasn’t bluffing at all. According to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, the disgruntled restricted free agent big man has told the Detroit Pistons he will make good on a lasting threat of signing the team’s one-year qualifying offer and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 12, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Suns Owner Says Team Hasn’t Heard From Bledsoe In Four Months

Eric Bledsoe

Maybe the impasse between restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns is insurmountable after all. All recent momentum has been trending against the dynamo guard returning to the desert, including Bledsoe’s belief that the Suns are “using restricted free agency against” him and that the sides are apart several million dollars per season in contract negotiations. The least encouraging sign of a reunion, though, might be team owner Robert Sarver’s recent remarks that the Phoenix front office brass hasn’t talked to Bledsoe in several months. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 12, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Shawn Marion Meets With Pacers But Cavs Still Lead

Shawn Marion

Free agent forward Shawn Marion met with the Indiana Pacers yesterday in Indianapolis at the urging of team president Larry Bird. Though previous conventional wisdom said Indy was a legitimate threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Marion’s services as a result of being able to offer him a more lucrative deal, Bird indirectly refuted that notion during a press conference earlier today. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 11, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Has Anthony Davis’ Wingspan Grown Over 2 Inches Since 2012?

Anthony Davis

As a stick-thin 19 year-old in 2012-2013, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis became the tenth first-year player since the new millennium to block at least 2.1 shots per 36 minutes of play. Such rare rim-protecting wasn’t due to positioning or comfort, but rather an incredible package of physical gifts highlighted by a 7-5 wingspan. Davis followed up that impressive debut by leading the league with 2.82 blocks per game last season, an improvement mostly owed to additional strength and experience. Another surefire if heretofore unknown reason behind that spike? That The Brow’s birdlike wingspan has apparently continued to grow since he was drafted two years ago. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 11, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Wall Says Departed Assistant Sam Cassell Was Key To His Development

Sam Cassell

Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall plans to use being cut from the USA Basketball World Cup squad as motivation for the upcoming season. Given the apparent influence of former Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell, though, improvement for Wall today might be harder to come by than in the past. Read More »