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Utah Jazz Ink Alec Burks to 4-Year $42 Million Extension

According to multiple published reports, guard Alec Burks has reached an agreement with the Utah Jazz, on a four-year contract extension. The deal starts at $42 million, but reportedly could […] The post Utah Jazz Ink Alec Burks to 4-Year $42 Million Extension appeared first on SLAMonline.

C.J. Miles Is Indiana Pacers' Best Bet to Fill Small Forward Void

The Indiana Pacers desperately need C.J. Miles to be an impact player at small forward this season. That desperation was not there when he was first signed this summer to a four-year $18 million deal. At that point, the best-case scenario for Miles was a role as a third wing off the bench behind Paul George and Lance Stephenson. Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, October 31, 2014

Fact: Thursday's opener for the Cleveland Cavaliers marked the first time ever in his NBA career that LeBron James tallied at least eight turnovers, fewer than five assists and fewer than 20 points. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports...Show More Summary

What We've Learned About 2014-15 Chicago Bulls so Far

Although they haven't played much basketball yet, the Chicago Bulls have shown us a few interesting things thus far. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau proved it's possible to get a technical foul when your team's up by 24 points in the fourth quarter. Show More Summary

Lakers News: Potential Roster Moves, Julius Randle Injury Fallout and More

The 2014-15 season hasn't started quite exactly like the Los Angeles Lakers hoped, and things may just get worse before they get better. It won’t be long before Lakers fans are uttering phrases like “there’s always next year,” but the front office has to think about the rest of this season as well. Show More Summary

Skolnick: 'Holiday'-Like Atmosphere in Cleveland for the Return of LeBron James

LeBron James made his much-anticipated return to Cleveland on Thursday night, where the Cavaliers fell to the New York Knicks in their home opener. What was the scene like for the kid from Akron in his homecoming game? Ethan Skolnick takes us inside Quicken Loans Arena and describes the experience in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Cavaliers Water Boy Caught Filling Powerade Bottle with Gatorade

As the Great Sports Drink War continues to rage unabated across this land of ours, it would appear the Powerade faction sustained a bitter defeat Thursday night. Cameras picked up incidental footage of a crushing Gatorade coup behind the New York bench during the Cleveland Cavaliers' home opener against the New York Knicks. Show More Summary

Report: Jazz, Burks agree on four-year extension

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Utah Jazz have agreed with guard Alec Burks on a four-year, $42 million extension that could be worth $45 million after incentives.

Alec Burks, Jazz Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction and Analysis

The Utah Jazz locked in a key part of their future Friday as they agreed to a contract extension with guard Alec Burks. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, it is a four-year deal worth $42 million. He is also reportingShow More Summary

Kyrie Irving Says He Needs Better Communication With Coach David Blatt

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the first game of the Second LeBron Era, and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving blamed himself for the team’s disjointed play on offense. Irving admits that […] The post Kyrie Irving Says He Needs Better Communication With Coach David Blatt appeared first on SLAMonline.

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

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