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Baller's Blueprint, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Our All-Star Soccer Squad Starring NBA Players

Steve Nash

The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.

That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Aug 7, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Talks Between Greg Monroe & Pistons Remain Gridlocked

Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond

Over a month into the free agency period, restricted free agent Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons remain stuck with both sides failing to arrive on an amount for an extension. It calls to mind another restricted free agent looking for a bigger deal in the desert. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 5, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Report: “Looking Like” Bledsoe Will Take Suns Qualifying Offer

Eric Bledsoe

The fractured relationship between restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns might be irreparable after all. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, it’s “looking like” Bledsoe will take the unprecedented step of accepting the Suns qualifying offer for the 2014-2015 season and try his hand at unrestricted free agency next summer. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 5, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Multiple Team Executives Think Suns’ Offer To Bledsoe Is Fair

Eric Bledsoe

Restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe might not want to return to the Phoenix Suns in 2014-2015. Barring drastic actions from either party, though, he probably doesn’t have a choice. Bledsoe and the Suns are far, far apart on contract negotiations despite the frenzy of free agency finally winding down – his camp is seeking a five-year, $80 million deal, and Phoenix has countered by offering a contract worth four years and $48 million. That’s a major discrepancy and one worth fighting for, but the nature of restricted free agency likely means Bledsoe will reluctantly back down from his financial demand sometime in coming weeks and accept the Suns’ deal. And according to multiple front office executives throughout the league, Bledsoe should even feel lucky Phoenix has offered him the $48 million he deems so insulting. Read More »

GIFs, Playground, Video / Jul 30, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Watch Ball Up Lose First Game Ever In Birmingham

Ball Up Streetball Birmingham

Records are meant to be broken. After going four years without suffering a loss, the Ball Up all-stars team – coached by Gilbert Arenas – were defeated by the team representing Birmingham, Alabama, 84-83, over the weekend. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 29, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Report: Phoenix Suns & Eric Bledsoe On “Express Lane To Being Ruined”

Eric Bledsoe

The relationship between the Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent point guard, Eric Bledsoe is on the rocks according to league sources who spoke with CSNNW.com’s Chris Haynes. They’re still “very far apart” on contract negotiations just days after Bledsoe publicly claimed the Suns “are using restricted free agency against me.” Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Eric Bledsoe: “The Suns Are Using Restricted Free Agency Against Me”

Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic

The Phoenix Suns and restricted free agent guard Eric Bledsoe don’t appear to be anywhere close to a contract agreement. The Suns have all the leverage and are in no rush. As for Bledsoe, he is understandably frustrated. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 22, 2014 / 11:45 am

Suns “Hope And Expect” Bledsoe Will Remain In Phoenix

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns are still far apart in contract negotiations almost a month into free agency, but the team is still undeterred. Team President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby recently told azcentral sports the Suns “hope and expect” Bledsoe will remain in Phoenix. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 17, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Bledsoe, Suns Still At Crossroads

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe is arguably the league’s top available talent, but the slow-moving market for his services has barely churned since the dominoes of free agency finally started falling last week. And according to ESPN, Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns remain far apart in contract talks that would keep the restricted free agent in the desert for the long-haul. Read More »

NBA / Jul 4, 2014 / 2:15 pm

10 Players On The Rise In NBA Fantasy Next Season

Anthony Davis

As the 2013-14 NBA season has come to a conclusion, it’s never too early to look ahead to next year for fantasy owners. Finding value is crucial in keeper leagues and is a big part of building a championship roster. Drafting fresh each year becomes a daunting task of finding players who are ready to break out and have a bigger impact than they did the year before. Below is a list of 10 players who should be selected earlier than they probably went in your fantasy draft last year. These players had impact seasons this year and should take the another step next year to become big time fantasy studs. Read More »