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Stephen Curry and John Wall Set to Battle During All-Star Weekend

The players are set – @StephenCurry30 & @JohnWall – 2/14 at 10:30AM on @NBATV – Battle of the Game Changers?. — Degree Men (@DegreeMen) January 27, 2015 In the The post Stephen Curry and John Wall Set to Battle During All-Star Weekend appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers Trade Rumors: Pursuit of Brook Lopez Smart Move for Rebuild

"The Brook Lopez era in Los Angeles." That has a funny ring to it, no? Somebody needs to begin a new era for the Los Angeles Lakers, though, especially with Kobe Bryant set to undergo shoulder surgery, per The Associated Press (via To...Show More Summary

Freed from Lakers Uncertainty, Pau Gasol Rediscovering All-Star Form, Attitude

OAKLAND, Calif. — After all the days, months and years of trying to block out what hurt his heart, Pau Gasol was the one bringing up all of the trade rumors now. "I'm re-energized. I'm in positions where I'm comfortable and effective, so I make a lot of plays," Gasol said of his wonderful new life as a Chicago Bull instead of a Los Angeles Laker. Show More Summary

Pacers assign Shayne Whittington to D-League

Pacers assign Shayne Whittington to D-League The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday that 6-11 rookie center Shayne Whittington has been assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Whittington has played in 13 games for the Pacers this season with averages of 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Whittington was undrafted out of Western [...]

Bucks sign Jorge Gutierrez to 10-day contract

Bucks sign Jorge Gutierrez to 10-day contract The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Gutierrez is the 23rd Gatorade Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. Gutierrez, 26, most recently played for the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League and in six games averaged 15.2 [...]

NBA D-League Teammates Ejected for Fighting Each Other During Timeout

Jarnell Stokes and Kalin Lucas were ejected from Tuesday's NBA D-League game between the Iowa Energy and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers after being involved in a fight during a timeout. Fights occasionally happen during basketball games, but this might be the first of its kind. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Breaking Down Buzz on Tobias Harris, Norris Cole and More

Similar to the painful ride that is the New York Knicks' campaign, the trade deadline cannot arrive soon enough. There are a number of alleged deals in the works, but as fans surely know, most of the transactions only happen right at the deadline. Show More Summary

NBA All-Star Rosters 2015: List of Starters, Predictions for East, West Reserves

If anyone besides the Houston Rockets' James Harden replaces the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant as a starter for the Western Conference, there should be a formal investigation. Harden is leading the NBA in scoring at 27.6 points per game. Show More Summary

NBA Insider: Iceman to Klay Thompson: Nice Shooting, Kid, but Record Still Mine

The texts started lighting up George Gervin's phone last Friday night, a buzzing stream of exclamations and wonderment. Some kid had just broken an unbreakable scoring record. A nearly four-decade-old record. Gervin's record. Thirty-seven...Show More Summary

5 Biggest Takeaways from the San Antonio Spurs' 1st Half of the Season

If I had claimed prior to the start of the season that the San Antonio Spurs would be sitting seventh in the Western Conference and fourth in their own division as the All-Star break approached, I'd have been called crazy. But I would have been right. Of course, I didn't predict that San Antonio would begin the 2014-15 campaign so slowly. Show More Summary

5 Biggest Takeaways from the Detroit Pistons' 1st Half of the Season

An up-and-down first half of the 2014-15 season has taught the rest of the NBA many things about the Detroit Pistons. Though a new coach and a retooled roster brought optimism to the start of the campaign, it began with losses in 23 of the first 28 games. Show More Summary

Kyle Lowry Finally Gets Recognition He Deserves, but Hardest Part Yet to Come

Kyle Lowry's ticket to New York City for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game had been signed, sealed and delivered for months. It was just a matter of whether the fans would vote him in as a starter for the Eastern Conference or if the decision...Show More Summary

3 simple ways to improve NBA instant replay

Using technology to get calls right is great. Stopping the game for interminable replays is not so great. Let's find a happy medium. The NBA Replay Center has likely helped officials get more calls correct. It has likely also slowed down the game. Show More Summary

Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 Potential Trade Targets to Boost Depth at Small Forward

It is important the Oklahoma City Thunder add depth at small forward before the Feb. 19 trade deadline. The health of superstar Kevin Durant is critical to the Thunder's playoff chances, and the team needs to find a suitable player behind...Show More Summary

5 Biggest Takeaways from Cleveland Cavaliers' 1st Half of the Season

The Cleveland Cavaliers' first half has been anything but boring. With all the talk this summer circling around LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving forming the next championship trio, we've seen plenty of other storylines pop up as well. Trades, injuries, s huffling lineups and a rejuvenated superstar have all taken their turn in the spotlight. Show More Summary

Matt Barnes Says Suns Owner ‘Cussed’ at Him

So this is a strange story. On Tuesday Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 by the NBA for yelling at a Suns fan during the Clippers’ Sunday night game in Phoenix. The post Matt Barnes Says Suns Owner ‘Cussed’ at Him appeared first on SLAMonline.

Steph Curry Throws Beautiful No-Look Pass Over His Shoulder to David Lee (VIDEO)

Further proof that Curry is a Wizard. The post Steph Curry Throws Beautiful No-Look Pass Over His Shoulder to David Lee (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Derrick Rose Step-Back Jumper Gives Bulls OT Win In Golden State (VIDEO)

Derrick Rose had 11 turnovers and missed 20 of the 33 shots that he took. But he also managed to score 30 points, two of which came on this beautiful The post Derrick Rose Step-Back Jumper Gives Bulls OT Win In Golden State (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Paul George's Road Back: Reliving the Nightmare Ep. 1

Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has become one of the elite players in the league. He proved himself against LeBron James in the postseason a few years back and was a potential MVP candidate coming into the 2014 NBA season. On August 1, 2014, George suffered a traumatic leg injury on live television playing for Team USA during a scrimmage. Show More Summary

Post Up: Road Court Advantage

The visiting teams all earned road wins on Tuesday night. The post Post Up: Road Court Advantage appeared first on SLAMonline.

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