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2014 Free Agency / Jun 28, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Knicks Will Pursue Gasol In Free Agency

Pau Gasol, Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson would prefer not to offer Carmelo Anthony a maximum-level contract. Jackson’s justification for that stance is that a reduced salary for Anthony would give the Knicks more cap room to chase quality free agents. Apparently on Phil’s wish-list? Former Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Pau Gasol. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 22, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Report: Mavs To Court Pau Gasol In Free Agency

Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol

After an offseason that saw them miss out on Dwight Howard at the final hour and seemingly overpay for the defense-challenged backcourt tandem of Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis, many believed the Dallas Mavericks had no chance to compete in a loaded Western Conference in 2013-2014. But Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki worked their typical magic, pushing Dallas to 49 wins, a playoff birth, and a decisive seventh game in the first-round agains the eventual NBA champions. Dallas has bigger ambitions for next season, and it starts with making a splash in free agency this summer. To that end, the Mavs reportedly plan to pursue Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 8, 2014 / 6:00 pm

The Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents Of 2014

Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol

Some teams will hope to improve this summer by relying heavily on a deep NBA Draft class, while others will look elsewhere to fill the void in their lineup. Every summer, the NBA season always becomes more interesting with the NBA Draft at hand: players get traded, stars opt out of their contracts looking for sweeter deals, or a free agent is simply looking to play somewhere else. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 1, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Power Forwards In NBA History

Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan

Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA has been a big man’s league for a long time, dating all the way back to George Mikan and Bill Russell. But as the center position has increasingly moved to the perimeter, the emphasis has shifted to the four man. In today’s game, a great power forward is tasked with everything from blocking shots to stretching the defense and making three-pointers. Read More »

NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Crucial Offseason Looming For Chicago Bulls

Joakim Noah

The Chicago Bulls have been eliminated from the 2014 postseason after losing their first round series in five games to the Washington Wizards. The Bulls had a great season again this year, recording a 48-34 record without their star player Derrick Rose for the second consecutive season. The Bulls now enter the offseason with numerous question marks surrounding their organization as they try and take the necessary steps to build a championship-caliber team. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Apr 2, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Damian Lillard Throws It Down On Pau & Kaman

Chris Kaman, Damian Lillard, Pau Gasol

The Trail Blazers really needed last night’s 124-112 win at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They’ve been hemorrhaging wins in the season’s second half and found themselves in the untenable position of possibly forfeiting a playoff spot over the season’s last month after racing out to one of the best records in the season’s first half. But they’ve steadied the ship, and Damian Lillard was back to his pre-All-Star game self with 34 points and a monstrous dunk on the Lakers’ big men. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 12, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Rumor: Lakers May Not Bring Mike D’Antoni Back Next Season

Mike D'Antoni, Pau Gasol

As of this writing, the Lakers share the worst record in the Western Conference with the Kings and the Jazz (all are 22-42), and while the Lakers weren’t necessarily foolish enough to think they were winning a title this year, a host of injuries to their stars has degraded an otherwise proud franchise. Now comes word that coach Mike D’Antoni may not be long for Laker land and could be terminated this summer in his role as the Lakers’ coach. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm

How The New CBA Destroyed The NBA Trade Deadline

Andre Miller

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline, reports were out that NBA insiders expected this to be one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memory, or more specifically, since the 2011 lockout and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that commenced.

As quickly as those reports leaked, they were contracted. And if last Thursday left your trade deadline fix unresolved and unfulfilled yet again, then you can look no further and blame that aforementioned 2011 lockout and more specifically, the new CBA. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 22, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Kobe Bryant Out For Another 3 Weeks After Physician’s Evaluation

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant has been out since December 17 this season with a fractured lateral tibial plateau, but after getting re-evaluated by the Lakers’ team physician, his timetable has been extended another three weeks when the Lakers will look at the knee again. Bryant is experiencing swelling, continued pain and soreness in the damaged left knee, and there is some muted talk he might not return at all. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »