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Miami Heat sign Larry Drew II

The Miami HEAT signed Larry Drew II today. Drew, a guard, played in 11 games (two starts) with the HEAT during the 2014 summer leagues, where he averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1.55 steals and 1.5 rebounds on 43.9 percent shooting from the field, 50 percent from three-point range and 77.8 percent on free throws. Drew spent [...]

Bobby Phills' jersey heading back to Charlotte

Bobby Phills' retired No. 13 jersey is heading back to Charlotte.

Jazz waive Jack Cooley, Dahntay Jones

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. Following the moves, Utah's roster now stands at 15 players.

Pelicans basketball operations staff additions and promotions

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the hiring and promotion of several members of the team’s basketball operations staff. Duane Brooks, who brings over two decades of experience in his field, enters his first season as head athletic trainer with the New Orleans Pelicans after spending the previous 13 seasons as the New Orleans Saints’ assistant [...]

Top 5 Most Expensive Cavs Road Games

LeBron James is headed home to Cleveland, but that doesn’t mean the Quicken Loans Arena will be the only venue sporting monster ticket prices on the secondary market this season. […] The post Top 5 Most Expensive Cavs Road Games appeared first on SLAMonline.

Clippers coach: Griffin police case no distraction

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he trusts player Blake Griffin, and a police investigation of a man's complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub shouldn't distract the team.

Erik Spoelstra Thinks the NBA Season Has Too Many Games

It’s a familiar complaint from players, coaches, management and the media – the NBA’s regular season, a seemingly endless six-month slog, features way too many games. For now, the L […] The post Erik Spoelstra Thinks the NBA Season Has Too Many Games appeared first on SLAMonline.

Biggest Adjustments Carmelo Anthony Will Have to Make in the Triangle Offense

As in most professional sports, the NBA preseason tends to attract the eyes of only the most fervent and feverish fans—those for whom summer brings the cruelest of hardwood withdrawals. But there’s something different about this year’s New York Knicks. Show More Summary

Why Ed Davis Needs to Play Major Role for Los Angeles Lakers

Ed Davis' time with the Los Angeles Lakers shouldn't be anything like his stint with the Memphis Grizzlies or even the Toronto Raptors. They actually need him. Inconsistent playing time has dogged Davis his entire career. If it wasn't...Show More Summary

Power Ranking Chicago Bulls Players Heading into 2014-15 NBA Season

The 2014-15 NBA season is the biggest, most expectation-laden Chicago Bulls campaign since we turned over into a new century. Coach Tom Thibodeau’s steely system, which charges his team through the regular season seemingly regardless...Show More Summary

Predicting the Biggest Breakout Fantasy Basketball Stars for 2014-15 Season

In the fantasy realm, there is an objective feeling to nearly ever subjective sports term. The phrase "breakout fantasy basketball star" brings a pretty clear image to a fantasy enthusiast's mind. The tangible details —height, weight,...Show More Summary

How O.J. Mayo Went from Top Prospect to the NBA's Biggest Reclamation Project

A slow but steady decline turned into a free fall last season. O.J. Mayo is now more of a punchline than an NBA asset. You knew the Twitter comedians would get him. Even opposing announcers last year were cracking jokes. It didn't help...Show More Summary

Chauncey Billups Hired by ESPN to Become NBA Studio Analyst

Chauncey Billups didn't remain on the unemployment line long. The 17-year NBA veteran will join ESPN as part of the network's basketball coverage, per Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. "With my experience and passion for the game, I think I can spark interest with viewers," Billups said. Show More Summary

Wizards exercise contract options on Beal, Porter

The Washington Wizards have exercised their fourth-year contract option on guard Bradley Beal and their third-year option on forward Otto Porter.

Trial date set for Sterling mistress case

A judge has set a March trial date in the lawsuit by Donald Sterling's estranged wife against his mistress.

Why an MVP Season from Dirk Nowitzki Could Be Bad News for the Reloaded Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks are reloaded and ready to compete for Western Conference supremacy, adding Chandler Parsons and bringing back Tyson Chandler in the offseason. What can we expect from Rick Carlisle's team this year? Richie Whitt of NBC5 Dallas joins Adam Lefkoe to play a game of over/under in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Los Angeles Lakers Can't Afford to Take Old-School Approach

There's something respectable about the throwback spirit Byron Scott is bringing to the Los Angeles Lakers, but respectable won't win games on its own. The two most publicized (and ruthlessly scrutinized) prongs of Scott's preferred approach are these: The Lakers won't shoot many threes, and they won't hesitate to foul on defense. Show More Summary

Amar’e Stoudemire: Ads on Jerseys May Create Conflicts of Interest

With a huge new TV rights deal, and the inevitability of ads on NBA players’ jerseys, New York Knicks big man Amar’e Stoudemire is concerned about potential conflicts of interest. […] The post Amar’e Stoudemire: Ads on Jerseys May Create Conflicts of Interest appeared first on SLAMonline.

Why the Celtics Will Hold On to Rajon Rondo, Bring Marcus Smart Along Slowly

The Boston Celtics will look to build on last season, with head coach Brad Stevens hoping to guide his young squad back to the playoffs. What will become of Rajon Rondo and the rebuilding C's? Brian Robb joins Adam Lefkoe to play a game of over/under in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Surprising Studs Emerging from 2014-15 NBA Preseason

Sparkling preseason performances are like mirages in the desert: They look great at first blush but vanish upon closer inspection. In the NBA's case, even the most exciting of exhibition explosions have to be tempered by the dilutedShow More Summary

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