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Bucher Buzz: Can the Dallas Mavericks Offense Be the Greatest of All Time?

The Dallas Mavericks have turned heads this season. With the addition of Tyson Chandler and the added parts of Jameer Nelson and Chandler Parsons, the Mavericks know their roles and are scoring collectively at a rapid pace. Can the Mavericks...Show More Summary

The Most Troubling Statistic Facing All 30 NBA Teams

Every NBA team has at least one troubling statistic, and we delved into the stat sheets to find them. Now that there's a month's worth of data to work with, many clubs are starting to reveal their deficiencies and undesirable tendencies. Whether...Show More Summary

Denver Nuggets Becoming the Team We All Expected to See in 2014-15

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets didn't take long to reach rock bottom during the 2014-15 season. But the best thing about rock bottom is that you literally can't go anywhere but up. Throughout the beginning of their redemption campaign,Show More Summary

Orlando Magic Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

The Orlando Magic currently sit at 6-10, five games back of the Southeast Division-leading Washington Wizards just six weeks into the NBA season. But t here is perhaps no better time to look toward a fresh start than now, on the heels...Show More Summary

Four Real

It's time to bring the four-point shot into the NBA. The post Four Real appeared first on SLAMonline.

Nick 'Swaggy P' Young Reveals How He Was Able to Spit Game with Iggy Azalea

It's no secret that Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young and recording artist Iggy Azalea are in a star-studded relationship. Thanks to Swaggy P, we now know how they came to be a couple. Young discusses a variety of ways to get in touch with a female, including using "#WomanCrushWednesday" and going grocery shopping. Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher Debate: Jabari Parker vs. Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker were drafted No. 1 and No. 2 overall in the 2014 NBA draft, and whether it's fair or not, they have been linked and will be compared to one another as they grow into their roles in the NBA. While neither...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Blames Leg Fatigue for Poor Shooting

It has become a familiar pattern for the Los Angeles Lakers this season — Kobe Bryant starts out hot, hitting his jumper, and then goes cold after halftime (but keeps […] The post Kobe Bryant Blames Leg Fatigue for Poor Shooting appeared first on SLAMonline.

Golden State Warriors Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

With the month of November coming to a close soon, the Golden State Warriors currently sport a sparkling 11-2 record. As great as hot starts are, however, sustainability is key. The month of December will bring a new slew of challenges,...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

After a middling 8-5 start, the Los Angeles Clippers head toward December with an important task ahead. Doc Rivers' group led by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin needs to assert itself as one of the premier teams in the Western Conference...Show More Summary

Tyson Chandler Felt Scapegoated By the Knicks

Some five months after being traded from New York along with point guard Raymond Felton, Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler still doesn’t get why the Knicks sullied his good name […] The post Tyson Chandler Felt Scapegoated By the Knicks appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers Stuck in the Present as Youth Movement Lacks Youth, Movement

LOS ANGELES — It's human nature to be happier working toward something, the basic feeling of growth surprisingly fulfilling even when compared with the delight of success. This era of Los Angeles Lakers basketball obviously isn't about...Show More Summary

Has LeBron James Lost a Step in His Return to the Cavs? History Says It's Likely

LeBron James was going home eventually. Most everyone around the NBA expected him to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers at some point before his career ended; after all, he'd never fully severed ties with the area and being viewed as a traitor where he grew up didn't seem like something James wanted to face for the rest of his life. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Bradley Beal, Al Harrington and More

The future is always something of a mythical construct in sports because it never fully arrives. After all, there is always a future at any given moment, and teams are typically attempting to acquire or keep young talent to bolster that...Show More Summary

Philadelphia 76ers' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

The The phrase "lack of talent" might actually be a little harsh seeing as how the team clearly has some solid players. Michael Carter-Williams has only played in a handful of games since returning from a shoulder injury, but he has the potential to get a triple-double on any given night. Show More Summary

Boston Celtics' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for December

The Boston Celtics have been one of the league’s more exciting young teams, but that youthful exuberance hasn’t translated into many wins in November. Luckily the team has a chance to right this losing trend with a creampuff December...Show More Summary

LeBron James on Ferguson: ‘Violence is Not the Answer and Retaliation is Not the Solution’

Like many others around the NBA, LeBron James reacted strongly and emotionally to the grand jury’s decision Monday not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, in the shooting death […] The post LeBron James on Ferguson: ‘Violence is Not the Answer and Retaliation is Not the Solution’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant on Ferguson: ‘It’s Going to Keep on Happening’

When a grand jury failed to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed the unarmed black teen Michael Brown three months ago in Ferguson, MO, it […] The post Kobe Bryant on Ferguson: ‘It’s Going to Keep on Happening’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat: Postgame Grades and Analysis

The Golden State Warriors started slowly in Tuesday's visit to the Miami Heat, but the Dubs displayed their usual superb shooting, and the defense clamped down in the fourth to secure a 114-97 win. Stephen Curry assailed the Heat for 40 points behind eight three-pointers, and he handed out seven dimes for good measure. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose Held Out of Second Half Due to Hamstring

Well, so much for getting out there and playing. Derrick Rose and head coach Tom Thibodeau decided to shut down the superstar Bulls point guard in the second half of […] The post Derrick Rose Held Out of Second Half Due to Hamstring appeared first on SLAMonline.

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