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Predicting How Stan Van Gundy Will Use Greg Monroe This Season

To the casual fan, bringing back Greg Monroe for his $5.5 million qualifying offer probably seems like quite the coup for the Detroit Pistons. Monroe is young, talented, productive and—more pertinent still—worth far more than what the...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose on Sitting Out: ‘Just Body Fatigue’

Following major surgeries on both knees, there’s always cause for concern whenever Derrick Rose chooses (or is unable) to suit up. After sitting out consecutive practices, Team USA held out […] The post Derrick Rose on Sitting Out: ‘Just Body Fatigue’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Kevin Durant Informs Nike of Huge Offer from Under Armour

As you know, Under Armour has come hard after sneaker deal free agent Kevin Durant this summer. On Wednesday, Durant’s Roc Nation reps are said to have officially told Nike […] The post Report: Kevin Durant Informs Nike of Huge Offer from Under Armour appeared first on SLAMonline.

How Kevin Love Is a Pick-and-Roll Upgrade for LeBron James over Chris Bosh

Despite the immense talent that surrounded LeBron James in his first few years in Miami, he's never played with a true stretch 4. Though Chris Bosh developed a three-point shot in his more recent Miami seasons, it wasn't a weapon that...Show More Summary

DeMar DeRozan Leads Team USA vs Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

Toronto Raptors All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan finished with a game-high 13 points, along with 6 assists and 5 rebounds as the U.S. Men’s National Team dominated the Dominican Republic in […] The post DeMar DeRozan Leads Team USA vs Dominican Republic (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Surprising Name Who Will Make a Big Impact for NY Knicks in 2014-15

The New York Knicks are in need of help across the board if they are to turn things around and be competitive in the East this year, but with the help of a surprising name, they may just be able to do it. Andrea Bargnani once again fell...Show More Summary

Andre Drummond Crushes Huge Alley-Oop vs Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

DeMar DeRozan found big man Andre Drummond for a monster crush, as Team USA cruised to a 102-65 romp over the Dominican Republic in the exhibition affair. Drummond finished with […] The post Andre Drummond Crushes Huge Alley-Oop vs Dominican Republic (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Will Carmelo Anthony Have to Reinvent Himself for NY Knicks Next Season?

The New York Knicks made exactly one splashy move this offseason: re-signing Carmelo Anthony to a five-year contract worth $124 million. All other transactions served as window dressing, with Anthony returning to play a salary-cap waiting...Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Avery Bradley's Role with Boston Celtics Next Season

The Boston Celtics will begin the 2014-15 season with one of the most notoriously overcrowded backcourts in the NBA. How does this impact Avery Bradley, who heads into his fifth campaign with a brand-new four-year, $32 million contract? Coming...Show More Summary

Sorting out the LA Lakers Frontcourt Logjam

Training camp hasn ’t even arrived yet, but the Los Angeles Lakers already have a frontcourt logjam, especially at the power forward position. The team currently has six players on the roster between the heights of 6’9” and 7’0”, and...Show More Summary

Look: John Wall Turns Great Wall of China Into Basketball Court

John Wall this week was in China to show off his ‘Great Wall’ back tattoo and new adidas logo while visiting the Great Wall of China. You know Wall and adidas have pull when they can convince the Chinese authorities to let them turn the Great Wall into a basketball court. Awesome.

Can Solomon Hill Help Fill Paul George's Shoes Next Season?

Given the opportunity, sophomore Indiana Pacers forward Solomon Hill has some mighty big shoes to fill — Paul George's. Can Hill help fill them? He averaged just 1.7 points in 8.1 minutes per contest during the 2013-14 season. The 6'7", 225-lb. Show More Summary

Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Philadelphia 76ers Newcomer This Season

The Philadelphia 76ers have more NBA newcomers than a kindergarten class, and finding a role for each of them will be a difficult task. There are some very important holes for people to step up and fill within Philadelphia's roster.Show More Summary

Surprising Name Who Will Make a Big Impact for LA Lakers in 2014-15

The Los Angeles Lakers focused on improving their frontcourt this offseason, signing Jordan Hill to a lucrative contract, winning the amnesty auction for Carlos Boozer and selecting Julius Randle seventh overall in the draft. But the...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Why Miami Heat Could Surpass Expectations Next Year

Expectations for the Miami Heat took an enormous hit this offseason for obvious reasons. The Heat saw LeBron James leave them for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Miami immediately transformed from the unquestioned favorite in the Eastern Conference...Show More Summary

Predicting the Biggest Storylines During 2014 NBA Training Camp

Get excited, NBA fans. Training camp is officially on the horizon, which means the 2014-15 regular season is right around the corner. Entering training camp, the biggest storyline has to involve the Cleveland Cavaliers. This offseason...Show More Summary

Report: Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

Unpleasant Roster Decisions Await Team USA After Dominican Republic Domination

Judging by Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s recent rotational strategy, believing the final cuts for Team USA’s FIBA World Cup squad were made days ago would be a forgivable offense. Watching them dismantle the Dominican Republic...Show More Summary

No Easy Answers in NBA's International Competition Conundrum

The tragic broken leg Paul George suffered during a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas may not be a game-changer in terms of international competition, but it was certainly a conversation starter. "Thank God he signed his contract and got that out the way first before the injury," Derrick Rose said this week, per CBSSports.com's Ken Berger. Show More Summary

Who's the Weak Link in New Orleans Pelicans' Playoff Hopes?

The case for the New Orleans Pelicans reaching the 2014-15 postseason isn't all that hard to make. In Anthony Davis, the Pelicans could have one of the league's elite two-way players and a real MVP candidate. Jrue Holiday, consistently...Show More Summary

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