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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

Better for Kobe Bryant's Legacy: Retiring a Laker or Winning Another Ring?

The end of the NBA preseason is rarely fruitful terrain for bandying bold predictions, but here’s one that most should feel safe in making: The Los Angeles Lakers won’t win the NBA championship. Not this year, not next year and—barring...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Calls ESPN ‘Idiots’ for Ranking Him 40th in the NBA

It’s that magical time of the year once again, when every NBA website on the planet arbitrarily ranks players. The rankings are utterly meaningless, of course, but fans invariably get […] The post Kobe Bryant Calls ESPN ‘Idiots’ for Ranking Him 40th in the NBA appeared first on SLAMonline.

Denver Nuggets 2014-15 Season Preview: Roster Breakdown, Win-Loss Prediction

After ending the 2012-13 NBA season third in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets could not escape the injury bug last year and fell into the lottery for the first time since 2003. The Nuggets bring back the majority of their core...Show More Summary

Phoenix Suns Must Walk Fine Line Between Endless Fun and NBA Mediocrity

Don't mistake the Phoenix Suns' emphasis on pace and points for signs that the franchise values entertainment over sustainable success. Because while it may look like Jeff Hornacek 's pack of desert roadrunners (do those things travel...Show More Summary

Knicks sign Jordan Vandenberg

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed center Jordan Vandenberg. We are guessing that this is a non-guaranteed contract merely for the final few days of preseason. Vandenberg, 7-1, 245-pounds, an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina State University, averaged 2.0 points and 4.0 rebounds over 9.9 minutes in [...]

NBA Players Union Director Offended By Maximum Salaries

Here is how National Basketball Players Association executive director Michelle Roberts introduced herself to NBAers at a crucial meeting this summer: “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with […] The post NBA Players Union Director Offended By Maximum Salaries appeared first on SLAMonline.

Milwaukee Bucks 2014-15 Season Preview: Roster Breakdown, Win-Loss Prediction

After putting together a franchise-worst record in 2013-14, it's cliche to say that things can only get better for the Milwaukee Bucks when 2014-15 tips off. But, despite the 15-67 record the team turned in a season ago, that's exactly the mentality needed to turn things around. Show More Summary

Chicago Bulls Must Keep Joakim Noah Healthy at All Costs

The Chicago Bulls may enter 2014-15 deeper and healthier than they were a season ago, but preserving their improved rotation through 82 games (and likely beyond) is by no means automatic. After Derrick Rose played a combined 49 games...Show More Summary

Steve Nash out for season

Due to a recurring back injury, Lakers point guard Steve Nash will be out for the season, it was announced today. After consultations with Lakers medical staff, both Nash and the organization believe it is best to focus on rest and rehabilitation at this time. “Being on the court this season has been my top [...]

Report: Timberwolves Shopping Chase Budinger

The Minnesota Timberwolves are said to be dangling forward Chase Budinger in trade talks. Among the teams reportedly interested in Budinger’s services, are the Detroit Pistons (who recently lost guard […] The post Report: Timberwolves Shopping Chase Budinger appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers News: Steve Nash's Season-Ending Injury Creates Big Role for Jeremy Lin

Entering the last year of his current contract, Jeremy Lin has been given a massive opportunity to woo any potential suitors, albeit due to some unfortunate circumstances. According to a league source cited by Bleacher Report's Kevin...Show More Summary

Warriors' Starting Small Forward Decision More Complicated Than It Seems

When your starting five registers a net rating of plus-15.4 over 819 regular-season minutes—as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut did for the Golden State Warriors a season ago—you think it’d be best to leave well enough alone. The Dubs’ golden unit is good enough to single-handedly put them in the playoffs. Show More Summary

Nets waive Willie Reed

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward/center Willie Reed, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Reed, who was signed to the Nets’ training camp roster on September 25, 2014, posted averages of 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in two preseason contests. The NBA regular season begins Tuesday, October 28. The Nets on paper appear to [...]

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