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Which State Has the Most Bandwagon Cavs Fans?

LeBron James has officially made his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and he brought a lot of fans with him. Thanks to our friends at Facebook, the above map shows exactly which states have jumped on the Cavs' bandwagon since the return...Show More Summary

Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Chandler Parsons Channel Run DMC for Mavs Video

Dirk Nowitzki has a long, distinguished history of saying things that resemble lyrics into microphones. He’s covered everything from Christmas jams to Rolling Stones hits, and his latest Billboard No. 1 single is a collaboration project with teammates Monta Ellis and Chandler Parsons. Show More Summary

Sixers CEO Scott O’Neill Fires Back at Larry Brown

The Philadelphia Sixers didn’t strategically ignore former head coach Larry Brown’s harsh stance against their rebuilding (tanking) plan. Team CEO Scott O’Neill instead went on the offensive during a sports […] The post Sixers CEO Scott O’Neill Fires Back at Larry Brown appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Cavs Nearing $30 Million Extension With Anderson Varejao

Contract discussions between Anderson Varejao and the Cleveland Cavaliers are moving in the right direction – both sides are reportedly close to agreeing to 3-year, $30 million pact. Varejao, 32, […] The post Report: Cavs Nearing $30 Million Extension With Anderson Varejao appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James' turnovers weren't all his fault

LeBron James' eight turnovers are definitely a problem, but several can be explained by miscommunications with his new teammates. The deep emotions during LeBron James' official return to Cleveland may have something to do with the Cavaliers' 19 turnovers on opening night, but so do the expected growing pains. Show More Summary

Sixers exercise contract options on Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Tony Wroten

The Philadelphia 76ers, in serious rebuild mode and making decisions as to which players will be their building blocks for the future, announced today that they have exercised the third-year options on the contracts for Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel as well as the fourth-year option on Tony Wroten’s contract. None of this is a surprise, [...]

Grading Portland Trail Blazers' Final 15-Man Roster

The 2014-15 NBA season is underway and the Portland Trail Blazers have their roster settled at 15 players. The majority of the names are the same as last season, but a few new names will give Portland a bit of a different look goingShow More Summary

Russell Westbrook injured, suffers hand fracture

The 2014-15 Oklahoman City Thunder season is off to an injury-filled start. With star forward Kevin Durant already out, pressure was on the shoulders of super-energetic star guard Russell Westbrook to carry much of the load. But now Westbrook is hurt too, with a real injury that could keep him out for some time. Here’s [...]

Breaking Down What to Expect from Dante Exum's Rookie Season with Utah Jazz

Rarely do we see NBA rookies as enigmatic and intriguing as Utah Jazz guard and Australia native Dante Exum. Mystery and excitement surround the rangy 19-year-old prospect who took an unorthodox route to land at No. 5 overall in theShow More Summary

Which Golden State Warrior Will See the Biggest Role Shift in 2014-15?

The Golden State Warriors offense will be a lot faster this season with Andrew Bogut right in the thick of it. Did I just say Bogut? We all know the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, are the primary offensive threatsShow More Summary

Players Union Director: ‘The NBA’s Cries of Poverty Will Not Fly This Time’

Michelle Roberts, the NBA Basketball Players Association’s new Executive Director, remains a firebrand and continues to gear up for the inevitable labor war with team owners in 2017. Roberts, sounding […] The post Players Union Director: ‘The NBA’s Cries of Poverty Will Not Fly This Time’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hawks decline team option on John Jenkins

Here’s the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting on a roster decision made by the Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks declined to exercise the fourth-year team option on former first-round pick John Jenkins. The shooting guard who have been due...Show More Summary

Miami Heat Say They Don’t Pump in Artificial Crowd Noise

The 2014-’15 NBA season isn’t even a week old yet, and everyone already seems to be mad at each other. Washington Wizards TV play-by-play guy Steve Buckhantz made a crack […] The post Miami Heat Say They Don’t Pump in Artificial Crowd Noise appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz and Trade Talk for Opening Week of Season

The 2014-15 NBA season is officially underway, with every team having played at least one game. It's the start of a long journey for everybody involved, and the rumor mill is starting to heat up on several fronts. Right now, the two most prominent categories are extensions for players whose rookie deals are ending and early trade talk. Show More Summary

How Perry Jones III Can Make Presence Felt with Banged-Up Oklahoma City Thunder

The time has finally come for Oklahoma City Thunder forward Perry Jones III to show the world what he can do. After barely seeing the floor during his first two seasons in the league, Jones "earned" this opportunity by being one of the few Thunder players still standing after a preseason marred by injuries. Show More Summary

Grading Sacramento Kings' Final 15-Man Roster

The 15-man roster is set, and the regular season is here for the Sacramento Kings. To get to this point, the team had to cut a few players, including Sim Bhullar and, most recently, Trey Johnson. Now that it's finalized, how does itShow More Summary

Josh Smith on Kenneth Faried: ‘He’s a Clown, Quote Me on That’

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith went against his own hilarious policy of not responding to “nobody with dreadlocks who plays basketball”, as he fired back at Kenneth Faried’s pointed criticism. […] The post Josh Smith on Kenneth Faried: ‘He’s a Clown, Quote Me on That’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Post Up: Clippers Escape

CP3 and Blake show out as L.A. avoids the L in home opener. The post Post Up: Clippers Escape appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jose Calderon Out 2-3 Weeks Due to Right Calf Strain

The New York Knicks announced Thursday that veteran point guard Jose Calderon will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks, as he recovers from a right calf strain: An MRI to Jose […] The post Jose Calderon Out 2-3 Weeks Due to Right Calf Strain appeared first on SLAMonline.

Brooks or Hinrich: Who's the Ideal Chicago Bulls Backup for Derrick Rose?

Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich can be reserve point guards for any team in the league; luckily for the Chicago Bulls, they are on the same roster and ready to support returning superstar Derrick Rose at a moment's notice. Although the...Show More Summary

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