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Rajon Rondo Trade Will Be More Difficult Now Than Ever for Boston Celtics

Boston, you have a problem. Trading mercurial floor general Rajon Rondo was never going to be easy for the Boston Celtics. Not with his troubling track record that includes run-ins with coaches and teammates, a torn ACL that plaguedShow More Summary

Kyrie Irving Gives LeBron James Asset, Challenge That Kobe, Jordan Never Had

INDEPENDENCE, OHIO — There are many ways to assist a basketball team or organization, other than a pinpoint pass. Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers' on-court assist leader the past three seasons, did so with a pen stroke. LeBronShow More Summary

NBA Preseason 2014: The Biggest Storyline for All 30 Teams

It's been a long, eventful summer for NBA fans, but with the regular season nearing, training camp and the preseason are all that stand in the way of 2014-15 officially tipping off. At this point, every team has at least one storyline worth following. Show More Summary

How Fast Can Julius Randle Crack Los Angeles Lakers Starting Lineup?

The Los Angeles Lakers aren't set up for conventional success in the win column during Byron Scott's first season as head coach, but that doesn't mean forward progress has to elude the Purple and Gold entirely. While the Lakers largely...Show More Summary

Mark Cuban Compares Rockets GM Daryl Morey to Donald Trump

The amusing and ridiculous nerd fight between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey rages on. After being told of Morey’s criticisms Monday, Cuban fired […] The post Mark Cuban Compares Rockets GM Daryl Morey to Donald Trump appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Live 15 Player Ratings: Blake Griffin and the Top Dunkers and More

The ratings for NBA Live 15 have been coming hot and heavy since last week. The latest ratings reveal tells us who the premier high-flyers will be in this year's game. It should come as a surprise to no one that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is the top dunker. Show More Summary

James Harden Admits His Defense Isn't Very Good, Wants to Improve

Admitting that there is a problem is the first step. Houston Rockets star James Harden has done exactly that, so maybe there is hope for him after all. Harden is a great scorer, but he will have trouble working his way to superstardom until he improves his defense. Show More Summary

10 NBA Players Most Likely to Be Trade Targets This Season

The wheeling and dealing that took place over the 2014 NBA offseason dramatically reshaped the basketball landscape. The 2014-15 campaign could have a similar effect if teams are able to pry these 10 trade targets away from their current...Show More Summary

Phoenix Suns Betting on Potential over Production by Extending Morris Twins

The Phoenix Suns weren't finished spending after reaching a five-year, $70 million agreement with emerging star Eric Bledsoe. On the heels of a surprise 48-win season that nearly qualified the Suns for the playoffs, general manager Ryan McDonough 's front office had a mandate to keep this young roster intact. Show More Summary

Aaron Gray suffers cardiac episode, will miss Pistons training camp

The Detroit Pistons announced today that Aaron Gray will miss training camp while rehabbing from a cardiac episode suffered following a voluntary workout in late August. The 7-0, 270-pound center has undergone a full evaluation and is currently seeking additional medical assessments from cardiac specialists to determine a timetable for a return to action.

Kawhi Leonard Wants More Minutes from Gregg Popovich

Expectations are growing for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich wants the 23-year old stud to be even more consistent this season. Leonard […] The post Kawhi Leonard Wants More Minutes from Gregg Popovich appeared first on SLAMonline.

Suns sign Morris twins to four-year extensions

The Phoenix Suns have signed twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris to four-year contract extensions after both had career years in 2013-14.

Kevin Durant on Critics after Team USA Withdrawal: ‘Fck ‘Em’

OKC Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant is feeling quite feisty heading into his 8th year in the L. Durant says his decision to pull out of his USA Basketball commitment […] The post Kevin Durant on Critics after Team USA Withdrawal: ‘Fck ‘Em’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Thunder's Steven Adams' Preseason Mustache Is in Midseason Form

Any NBA player who wants to make a claim for the best mustache in the league will have to go through Steven Adams. The Oklahoma City Thunder center apparently spent part of the summer growing a fantastic mustache. Accordingly, Adams has a leg up on the competition as the 2014-15 NBA season inches closer. [The Oklahoman] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Kevin Garnett Considered Retirement This Summer

After losing a tough, five-game Playoff series against the Miami Heat last May, Kevin Garnett once again thought about walking away from the game. Of course, just a month later, […] The post Kevin Garnett Considered Retirement This Summer appeared first on SLAMonline.

Howard Beck and Ric Bucher Answer the NBA's Toughest Questions

The NBA season is rapidly approaching, and there is no shortage of major storylines. Which backcourt would you rather build around? Howard Beck and Ric Bucher join Adam Lefkoe to play a game of "Would You Rather" in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

LeBron James Says Weight Loss Not Basketball-Related

During the zoo-like atmosphere at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Media Day, LeBron James and his new and old teammates faced a phalanx of cameras and microphones (something they should probably get […] The post LeBron James Says Weight Loss Not Basketball-Related appeared first on SLAMonline.

It's weird to see these NBA players in these jerseys

We'll get used to these players in new uniforms eventually... but not yet. NBA media day offers us the first chance to see players in the jerseys of their new teams. That's... really, really, really weird. It's going to take some time...Show More Summary

Boris Diaw Responds to Gregg Popovich's Weight Remarks with Spectacular Photo

Boris Diaw is France’s greatest gift to the American people since the Statue of Liberty. This is a fact. With all due respect to his superstar teammate Tony Parker, Diaw is a national treasure of inestimable value. He threads passes,...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers Offer Jeremy Lin the Ideal Stage to Redefine Career

Jeremy Lin has yet to stop bouncing around the NBA. Even after his meteoric ascent through the public eye, Lin's reward has come in the form of dollar signs and notoriety rather than consistent, constant value. His career is still best defined by that captivating spate of dominance with the New York Knicks. Show More Summary

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