Suddenly playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love, USA Basketball desperately needed a viable interior presence capable of stretching the floor. Enter Paul Millsap. 24 hours after saying Team USA had no plans to make any last minute additions to its roster despite a decided lack of frontcourt versatility, managing director Jerry Colangelo invited Millsap to training camp in Las Vegas. Read More »
The Toronto Raptors have traded reserve guard, and Allen Iverson favorite, John Salmons to the Hawks in exchange for guard Louis Williams and Brazilian big man Lucas Nogueira, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Read More »
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have been making national headlines together since ESPN aired a matchup between St. Vincent St. Mary’s and Oak Hill Academy in February 2002. Carmelo’s team beat LeBron’s 72-66 in their first ever matchup, but James has held a slight advantage ever since: He’s compiled a 14-12 record against Anthony since they were drafted in 2003, including a 4-1 edge in the playoffs. But why continue competing against each other when LeBron and Carmelo could team up? According to ESPN, that’s the question multiple organizations will be asking the superstar friends this summer in hopes of pulling off a free agency coup similar to the Miami Heat’s in 2010. Read More »
On Monday, Carmelo Anthony opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks. Teams cannot conduct official recruiting business until the clock turns midnight on July 1st, but that’s not stopping them from getting a head start. According to reports, there’s a long list of teams expected to meet with ‘Melo next week.
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/ Jun 9, 2014 / 12:30 pm
The Teague brothers, Marquis and Jeff, provided a high level free basketball camp for boys grades 4-8 this past Saturday, June 7 at their Indianapolis Pike High School alma mater. Coming from the inner city, Jeff and Marquis Teague have banded together to provide an elite basketball instruction camp that will not only help the youngsters with their skills, but — perhaps more importantly — help kids grasp the concept of basketball as a tool to reach college and improve their future. Read More »
Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)
Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.
Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »
Right before the half, Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague split two Pacers defenders and took to the air for what looked to be a pretty epic jam. Except Ian Mahinmi was having none of that, and snuffed him right at the rim before the second-quarter buzzer sounded. Read More »
/ May 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm
Since the Washington Wizards took care of business rather early by winning their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls in five games, the basketball world has had some time to digest what just happened.
The Wizards handed the Bulls–yes, those Bulls that everyone was told to avoid in the postseason–the series loss by making it look easy. Washington’s offense was too quick, too consistent, and too spread out for the hard-nosed, defensive Bulls to handle. Read More »
/ May 2, 2014 / 12:17 am
In 1994* the NBA instituted very strict rules about players leaving the bench to join an on-court rumpus. Now, a mandatory suspension and $50,000 fine follows any such instance. During Indiana’s Game 6 win to even their first-round series against the Hawks, Mike Scott and George Hill got into a tiff under the basket. Not a big deal as both were simply assessed technicals, but during the dust-up Paul George may have left Indy’s bench. Read More »
The Hawks fell in their attempt to close out the Pacers at Philips Arena Thursday night. David West hit some big buckets down the stretch and Lou Williams had a costly turnover for the Hawks in the final minute when the Hawks were trailing by two. Regardless, you gotta watch Mike Scott obliterate Ian Mahinmi with an ESPN Top 10 dunk late in the third. Read More »