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Bold Predictions for Derrick Rose's 2014-15 Season

The Chicago Bulls phenom has played just 10 games over the past two NBA seasons, and his rust showed through the FIBA World Cup tournament, where he finished with paltry averages: 4.8 points per game, 3.1 assists, 5.3 percent from three and 25.4 shooting overall. But such anemia could’ve been expected. Show More Summary

Miami Heat hire Keith Smart, Chris Quinn, others for front office

The Miami HEAT announced today several front office hirings, including Keith Smart as Assistant Coach, Chris Quinn as Assistant Coach/Player Development, Brandon Gilliam as Assistant Trainer/Director of Rehabilitation, Wes Brown as Assistant...Show More Summary

Can the NBA Ever Replace Kobe Bryant?

Few jerseys are as recognizable as the purple-and-black No. 24 (or No. 8, if you go back far enough), donned by a current player who will be elected to the Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible. Few players are as respected as the man...Show More Summary

Why Iman Shumpert Is Finally Set to Thrive with New York Knicks

For a guy who hasn ’t been hit with so much as a speeding ticket off the basketball court, Iman Shumpert ’s three-year NBA career has been uncommonly tumultuous. Such as it is with the New York Knicks, a team that’s spent the better part of the last decade orchestrating, and then immediately recovering from, so many a wayward rebuild. Show More Summary

Predicting the NBA's Biggest Win-Total Increases for 2014-15

It’s that time of year again—a time when the world’s foremost basketball prognosticators gather to offer their best guesses for the season to come. And get them completely wrong. That won’t stop us from trying, of course. Today’s challenge:...Show More Summary

Heat promote Fizdale, add Smart, Quinn to staff

The Miami Heat have promoted David Fizdale to assistant head coach, and hired Keith Smart and Chris Quinn as assistants on Erik Spoelstra's staff.

What Fringe NBA Title Contenders Need to Get Over the Hump

There are currently just a few surefire, no-questions-asked championship contenders in the NBA, but a number of other teams are close to joining that conversation. In the cases of the teams to follow, the talent is in place but a particular hurdle still stands in the way of serious contention. Show More Summary

Deron Williams' Days as an NBA Star Are Officially Over

The Brooklyn Nets can stop waiting now. For three-plus seasons, they have been hoping that Deron Williams could serve as their franchise face and help the organization regain some relevance. With his 30th birthday behind him, more surgical...Show More Summary

Is Trevor Ariza Really the Key to Fixing Houston Rockets Defense?

The Houston Rockets' biggest acquisition this offseason, Trevor Ariza, has been touted as the solution to their defensive problems. How true is that supposition? Ariza is a good defender, but is he enough to vault them into the top 10? There...Show More Summary

Knicks sign Orlando Sanchez

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed forward Orlando Sanchez. We assme this is just a non-guaranteed deal that merely brings Sanchez to training camp. Sanchez, 6-9, 230-pounds, averaged 7.4 points, on 51.1-percent shooting, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 rebounds over 22.3 minutes in 32 games (18 starts) for St. John’s University [...]

Knicks sign rookie forward Orlando Sanchez

New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced Wednesday that the team has signed forward Orlando Sanchez. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Will LeBron James Actually Wear the New LEBRON 12 on the Court?

King James is all smiles about the new LEBRON 12. His signature shoe is always a hit with sneakerheads, but the LEBRON 11 never seemed to be the right fit for LBJ when he took the court. Tuesday James explained how the design of theShow More Summary

JJ Hickson Suspended 5 Games: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson has been suspended for the first five games of the 2014-15 regular season for a violation of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced on Wednesday. The move was first reported by Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: Hickson's penalty will begin the first game of the season. Show More Summary

Ranking the Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA Heading into 2014-15

The shooting guard position has been the subject of much criticism over the past few years, as the talent pool had dried up and left a handful of stars looking over a large group of lesser players. But that's no longer the case. TheShow More Summary

JJ Hickson Suspended 5 Games for Violating NBA Drug Policy

The NBA announced Wednesday that Denver Nuggets big man JJ Hickson will sit out the first five games of the season – Hickson violated the L’s anti-drug policy. Here’s the […] The post JJ Hickson Suspended 5 Games for Violating NBA Drug Policy appeared first on SLAMonline.

Rockets acquire veteran Terry from Kings

The Houston Rockets have acquired guard Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings for two second-round draft picks and guard/forward Alonzo Gee.

NBA Teams Still Dropping Memes, Introduce 'NBADramas'

Who’s ready for your weekly NBA meme roundup? That was weak, people. I need a roar. No? Alright, moving on. NBA social media teams are sticking to the formula—that is, the one where they have criminal amounts of fun on Twitter with the...Show More Summary

Nuggets' Hickson to serve five-game suspension

The NBA announced today that J.J. Hickson of the Denver Nuggets has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Hickson's suspension will begin with the first game of the 2014-15 NBA regular season.

Scott Brooks Will Tweak His Way to OKC Title or Lose Job Trying

Back in 2012, ESPN.com's Beckley Mason described Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks as an "emotional leader," writing that he " still has a ways to go as an X's and O's coach." Mason argued that " Brooks has yet to show much in the way of creativity, and his teams rarely make dramatic in-game adjustments. Show More Summary

Chris Bosh Guest DJs ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (VIDEO)

Miami Heat all-star big man Chris Bosh stopped by the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday. Bosh was there to promote his new “ridiculous tie business”. Ellen put Bosh […] The post Chris Bosh Guest DJs ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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