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Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets 10/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Indiana Pacers looked to find a rhythm in their preseason clash on Thursday night against the Charlotte Hornets. The Pacers had struggled through their first six preseason games, and faced a tough test from a Hornets squad looking to prove that their postseason appearance last season was no fluke. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

Season Predictions and Analysis for the 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are entering this season with high hopes after breaking through in the NBA playoffs last year. Can Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge guide the young Blazers deep into the postseason? Ric Bucher joins Adam Lefkoe to give his take on the upcoming year in Rip City in the video above. Read more NBA news on

Bulls waive Kim English, Ben Hansbrough, Solomon Jones

The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guards Kim English and Ben Hansbrough, as well as forward/center Solomon Jones. The three players originally signed with Chicago as free agents on Sept. 26, 2014. Chicago’s roster now stands at 14

Do It Again

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony talk LeBron, Cavs and Cleveland. The post Do It Again appeared first on SLAMonline.

Sacramento Kings 2014-15 Season Preview: Roster Breakdown, Win-Loss Prediction

The expectations for the Sacramento Kings have changed heading into this 2014-15 season. Last season—in his first year as owner and with a new general manager and head coach— Vivek Ranadive wasn 't concerned with the team's win-loss record. Show More Summary

Which LA Lakers Big Has Best Opportunity in 2014-15?

Each member of the Los Angeles Lakers frontcourt enters the 2014-15 NBA season with something to prove. Veteran Carlos Boozer has to show he still has fuel left in his tank. Former lottery picks Ed Davis and Jordan Hill are out to prove they have more talent than what they've been able to showcase so far in their careers. Show More Summary

Brook Lopez out 10-14 days with foot sprain

The Brook Lopez health circus continues. Fortunately, this time, it’s a minor bump in the road — hopefully. The Brooklyn Nets center sustained a mild right midfoot sprain in the first quarter of the Nets’ preseason contest against the Sacramento Kings on October 15th, Nets General Manager Billy King announced. Statement from Nets Medical Director Dr. Riley [...]

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons 10/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Detroit Pistons looked to score a preseason win on Thursday night, when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pistons looked to control the game with their dominant front court of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith, but faced a tough test from a rebuilding Sixers squad. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on

Houston Rockets' Biggest Red Flags Entering This Season

The preseason has answered some questions for the Houston Rockets, but there have been some red flags raised too. Their major emphasis has been on the defense. With the departure of Chandler Parsons (free agency) and Jeremy Lin (trade),...Show More Summary

Bucks exercise contract options on Giannis Antetokounmpo and John Henson

The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the third-year contract option on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the fourth-year contract option on John Henson, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Antetokounmpo, 19, appeared in 77 games last year during his rookie season and averaged 6.8 points with 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per contest. He ranked among [...]

#SLAMTop50: Anthony Davis, no. 4

The definitive ranking of the NBA's best players for 2014-15. The post #SLAMTop50: Anthony Davis, no. 4 appeared first on SLAMonline.

Bleacher Report's Ultimate 2014-15 NBA Re-Draft: Full 13-Round Results

Remember how LeBron James signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer? So much for that. He's now going to be playing for a third NBA team, one that doesn't call Northeast Ohio or South Beach home. Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki?Show More Summary

Gregg Popovich's Surprise B-Day Message for Michelle Beadle Brings Her to Tears

ESPN television host and San Antonio Spurs fan Michelle Beadle turned 39 years old on Thursday. Let's just say some members of the Spurs organization made sure that it really was a special day for her. While hosting SportsNation on her birthday, Beadle received an unexpected surprise from her favorite NBA team. Show More Summary

Milwaukee Bucks waive Chris Wright and Elijah Millsap

Milwaukee Bucks general ganager John Hammond announced today that the team has requested waivers on Chris Wright and Elijah Millsap. The 26-year-old Wright appeared in eight games for the Bucks in 2013-14 and averaged 6.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. He also played in 41 games for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League [...]

Celtics Trade Joel Anthony to Pistons for Will Bynum (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Both teams confirmed the trade Friday afternoon: The Boston Celtics have acquired guard Will Bynum from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for center Joel Anthony: — Boston Celtics […] The post Celtics Trade Joel Anthony to Pistons for Will Bynum (UPDATE) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Pistons' Josh Smith Dunks over 76ers' Nerlens Noel

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel is finally starting to get some playing time in the NBA after missing his rookie season, but he probably wasn't expecting plays like this to happen over him. During Thursday night's preseason game...Show More Summary

Atlanta Hawks Sale: Latest Updates and Rumors on Owner Search

As part of the ongoing process to find a new primary owner, the Atlanta Hawks have retained the services of Goldman Sachs and Inner Circle Sports to help facilitate the sale, per a report from Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Current...Show More Summary

Austin Toros D-League team renamed the Austin Spurs

Spurs Sports & Entertainment announced today that its Austin-based NBA Development League team has been renamed the Austin Spurs. Formerly the Austin Toros, the NBA D-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs will share the nickname of its parent club. “The rebranding of the Austin franchise is a terrific opportunity to capitalize on the substantial equity of [...]

Suns Owner Apologizes to Fans for Spurs Sitting Out Their Players

The Phoenix Suns led by 33 points Thursday night, late in their 121-90 blowout of the short-handed San Antonio Spurs, when Suns managing partner Robert Sarver grabbed the mic. Sarver […] The post Suns Owner Apologizes to Fans for Spurs Sitting Out Their Players appeared first on SLAMonline.

Golden State Warriors Force Rookies to Dress Up and Sing for Fans

The Golden State Warriors like to have some fun with the rookies every year, and this season is no different. During Thursday's open practice, the rookies were required to sing while wearing ridiculous costumes. Former Ohio State guard Aaron Craft dressed as a bear while singing "Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus. Show More Summary

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