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Can new NBA owners outsmart the system?

In the latest edition of FLANNS & ZILLZ, we discuss the Kings' shakeup and whether the system can be outmaneuvered. The Kings fired Michael Malone on Sunday, and though he hasn't said a word, the team's managing partner Vivek Ranadive is at the center of the story. Show More Summary

5 disappointing offseason signings now eligible to be traded

With Dec. 15 here, any player signed in the offseason as a free agent can now be traded. Below are five players that could eventually be on the move. Players who sign with teams as free agents during the offseason cannot be traded for three months or until Dec. Show More Summary

5 things you need to know about the surprising Atlanta Hawks

Yes, they are a legitimate threat in the East. No, you should not use the same tired jokes about how they've been historically irrelevant. National analysts, NBA fans and even Atlanta residents tend to forget about the Atlanta Hawks....Show More Summary

John Wall's character has nothing to do with basketball

Any attempt to make that connection is ridiculous, even if it's done in an attempt to walk back previous inflammatory comments. Four years ago, John Wall made his debut as a Washington Wizard and had the temerity to do the nation's most popular dance during player intros. Show More Summary

Nets reportedly put Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez on trade block

Brooklyn is reportedly willing to break up its expensive team, but finding a taker for all three cornerstones will be challenging. The meandering, expensive Brooklyn Nets have put all their key players on the trade block, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Ohm Youngmusic. Show More Summary

John Wall is carrying the Wizards to the top of the Eastern Conference

Wall scored the Wizards' last 10 points in double-overtime to beat the Celtics, and his superb two-way play has been key to Washington's 14-6 start. The Washington Wizards looked dead in the water in the second overtime against the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Show More Summary

The Knicks continue to fall apart in close games

For the umpteenth time this season, the Knicks lost a winnable game down the stretch. What's plaguing them in crunch time? Sunday night, the Knicks lost the Portland Trail Blazers, 103-99. They have now lost eight games in a row and are 4-18 on the season. Amazingly, seven of the Knicks' last eight losses have been by seven points or fewer. Show More Summary

LeBron James wants to wear 'I can't breathe' shirt for Cavaliers' game in Brooklyn

James hinted that he might wear a shirt to pay tribute to the deceased Eric Garner when the Cavaliers take on the Nets in Brooklyn, just miles from where Garner's death happened. He was inspired by Derrick Rose wearing one on Saturday. LeBron...Show More Summary

Jeff Teague is leading the Hawks' offense to new heights

The Hawks are third in the East and Jeff Teague is the reason why. At the beginning of the season, most experts had the top four teams in the East pegged as the Bulls, Cavaliers, Raptors and Wizards, in no particular order. What few anticipated was that 18 games in, the Atlanta Hawks were going to rank third in the conference. Show More Summary

The rise of the Grizzlies, from Gasol to Gasol

The Grizzlies were at their lowest point when Pau Gasol left town with his reputation in shambles. But before he did, he brought his younger brother to town. Now, that man defines the franchise's revival. To understand why the Memphis Grizzlies are so wonderful, you need to understand Marc Gasol's origin story. Show More Summary

The ridiculous plays that made Mavericks-Bulls the game of the year

Every once in a while, a regular season NBA game turns into a magical experience. Dallas and Chicago gave us one of those nights. The NBA regular season is too long. There are too many back-to-backs, too many injuries and too many meaningless...Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade's return gets Heat back on track

Dwyane Wade reminded everyone why he's a three-time champion and future Hall of Famer, leading Miami to a much-needed win in New York. For all the talk about how great Chris Bosh has been, the Heat need Dwyane Wade to stay healthy to do anything substantial this season. Show More Summary

NBA scores 2014: Charlotte loses 9th straight and 3 other things we learned

The Hornets were supposed to be a fun, competitive team this season, but they've failed to be either. By all accounts, Charlotte had a good offseason. It ditched the Bobcats moniker, added Lance Stephenson, adopted a sweet-lookin' color scheme and added a couple of promising first-round picks to a team that was the No. Show More Summary

What is Kobe Bryant saying in this huddle?

The situation: tie game, 16 seconds left, Lakers ball. The eventual result: a missed Kobe Bryant 20-foot contested jumper. So, what is he saying? Reddit, who discovered the clip, believes it's "Get the f out of my way." There certainly appears to be an F-bomb in there, but Kobe is to the side, so it's tough to make out the rest. Show More Summary

It's time for the NBA to end conferences

The 14-year-old East-West imbalance is having perverse impacts on the league. It doesn't have to be this way. We are a month into the NBA season and there is one storyline that remains no surprise whatsoever: the Western Conference is far superior to the East. Show More Summary

Watch Vince Carter moved to tears by Raptors video tribute

Wednesday's NBA schedule contains a striking number of guys returning to the homes of their former teams. That often means booing, and that's exactly what it meant for Vince Carter in Toronto as recently as last season. Not Wednesday: Toronto...Show More Summary

The Cavaliers' pick and roll defense is terrible

The Cavaliers boast one of the most explosive offensives in the NBA, but they won't win a championship unless their defense improves significantly. Bad games happen to good teams in the NBA. It's tough to consistently bring top-notch effort every single night, so great teams lose head-scratchers against opponents they should thump every season. Show More Summary

Why NBA fans should embrace college basketball

Stop the fighting! College basketball is cool too and it's time NBA fans start supporting it. It happens every year, usually around March when college basketball is finally gaining national attention and even the biggest NBA fans are starting to zone out before an eternal regular season gives way to the playoffs. Show More Summary

The Suns learn to deal with expectations

The Phoenix Suns were last season's biggest surprise. Now they have to adjust to new players and even more competition in the West. BOSTON -- Last year, the Phoenix Suns were 5-6 through 11 games. Back then, mediocrity looked prettyShow More Summary

Dwight Howard being investigated for alleged child abuse, according to reports

The case, which was reportedly previously closed, is being re-opened. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated for child abuse stemming from an alleged incident that happened during the summer. The investigation was...Show More Summary

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