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Spurs' Matt Bonner Will Wear New Adidas Crazy 8 Shoes for Christmas Day Game

When the San Antonio Spurs face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day, Matt Bonner is going to stand out on the court. Bonner will be sporting a new pair of Adidas Crazy 8 "Christmas Day” shoes designed by Jake Danklefs, which will pay tribute to his home state of New Hampshire. Show More Summary

John Wall Gives Wizards Teammate Drew Gooden $100K in Cash for Christmas

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is not short on money—the 2014 NBA All-Star is in the first year of a 5-year, $80 million max contract. What can friends and family expect from him for the holidays? Cash, apparently. Teammate Kris Humphries tweeted out a photo of a stack of bundles of $100 bills, apparently totaling $100,000. Show More Summary

Despite Losses, Derek Fisher Can Still Be a Good Coach

Oh, sure, the record is 5-25, and yeah, head coach Derek Fisher is presiding over the worst season in New York Knicks' history, but don't let that fool you. It's been only six months since Fish ended his playing career, only three since he wore a suit, not a jersey, on the sideline. Show More Summary

Bleacher Report Remembers the Greatest 'Gifts' in NBA History

In the NBA, generosity isn't necessarily a good thing. If we're being honest, it's MUCH better to receive than to give when games, seasons and/or prolonged fanbase satisfaction hangs in the balance. But Christmas is different, and the benevolent deserve their day. Show More Summary

Cavs’ Anderson Varejao Will Miss Rest of Season With Torn Achilles

The title hopes of the Cleveland Cavaliers took a crushing blow on Wednesday, with the news that Varejao will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season. The post Cavs’ Anderson Varejao Will Miss Rest of Season With Torn Achilles appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jeremy Lin Gives Lakers Teammates Customized Headphones for Christmas

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is very thoughtful when it comes to presents. In his first season with the Lakers, Lin is giving his teammates customized headphones. Each pair of headphones includes the player's nickname. Here'sShow More Summary

Report: Smith to join Houston Rockets

A person with knowledge of the decision says Josh Smith will join the Houston Rockets following his release by the Detroit Pistons.

NBA: What to Expect from the Christmas Day Matchups

The NBA is unlike other sports leagues in the U.S.—the NBA plays on Christmas. Not only that, but its televised games on the 25 th of December serve as a focal point for most observers, who can take stock of the end of the first quarter...Show More Summary

Report: Cavaliers center Varejao out for season

A person familiar with the injury says Cavaliers starting center Anderson Varejao tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season.

McHale agrees to contract extension with Rockets

Coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Houston Rockets.

Suns trade Tolliver to Pistons in salary cap move

The Phoenix Suns have traded forward Anthony Tolliver to the Detroit Pistons for forward Tony Mitchell.

Report: Josh Smith Agrees to Join Houston Rockets

J-Smoove is on his way to H-Town, according to a Yahoo! report. The post Report: Josh Smith Agrees to Join Houston Rockets appeared first on SLAMonline.

Waiving of Josh Smith a questionable decision for Pistons

Here’s the Washington Post with analysis of the Detroit Pistons decision to waive Josh Smith, which might help chemistry but hurts financially for a long time: With the considerable problems he inherited by taking over a franchise with years of disillusionment and a roster of mismatched talents, Stan Van Gundy is not responsible for most of the hot [...]

Bucks' Kendall Marshall Celebrates Too Early, Teammate Misses Wide-Open Shot

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall has a lot of confidence in his teammates—to a fault. During the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against the Charlotte Hornets, Marshall set teammate Jared Dudley up for a wide-open three-pointer. Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Fact: After last night's win over the Warriors, the 9-19 Lakers have beaten 4 of the 7 teams with 20 wins. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: ESPN Stats & Info Read more NBA news on

Josh Smith to Sign with Rockets: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

From Dennis Rodman to Rasheed Wallace and on down the line, the NBA has a storied history of contenders rolling the dice on malcontents to push them over the championship edge. The Houston Rockets will hope Josh Smith is the next to join that list. Smith has verbally agreed to join the Rockets when he clears waivers at 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Suns' Eric Bledsoe Knocks Down Teammate Goran Dragic for Triple-Double

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was not going to be denied. Needing just one rebound in Tuesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks to record his second career triple-double, Bledsoe made sure he was aggressive in the final minute of the game. Show More Summary

Rockets will sign Josh Smith

Houston Rockets will sign Josh Smith Forward Josh Smith, recently waived by the Detroit Pistons, is going to clear waivers and reportedly sign a contract with the Houston Rockets. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, “Josh Smith has committed to signing with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He clears waivers at 5 PM [...]

Anderson Varejao Reportedly out for Season with Torn Achilles

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao has reportedly suffered a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports offered the initial report on Varejao's injury Wednesday: Varejao, 32, has played an integral role for the Cavaliers this season in the paint. Show More Summary

Suns trade Anthony Tolliver to Pistons for Tony Mitchell

The Phoenix Suns have traded forward Anthony Tolliver to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forward Tony Mitchell. Mitchell, who was drafted 37th overall by the Pistons in the 2013 NBA Draft out of the University of North Texas, has averaged 8.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in six games with the Grand Rapids Drive of the [...]

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