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Recruiting Roundup: V.J. King, Malik Monk, Rawle Alkins, Bruce Brown

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Here’s a few quick notes from the early AAU recruiting period. V.J. King, a 6-foot-6 SF from Fairfax (VA) Paul VI, told reporters at the Nike EYBL stop in Lexington he will take an official visit to Louisville on May 19. Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson is a former assistant at Paul VI. “We’ve gotten really […]

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield Will Return For His Senior Season

Oklahoma junior guard Buddy Hield will return for this senior season in Norman, opting not to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Hield, the Big 12 Player of the Year this past season, announced his decision at a 10:30 PM CT press conference Friday morning. Show More Summary

Mark Cuban Swishes 3-Pointer Prior to Rockets-Mavericks Playoff Game

The Dallas Mavericks could have used you, Mark Cuban. The Mavs lost 130-128 to the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff matchup Friday. Dallas had one last opportunity to win or tie before the final buzzer, but Monta Ellis' jumper missed to the right. Show More Summary

Adam Silver Open To Eliminating ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ Strategy

The debate about the Hack-a-Shaq strategy is raging once again in light of the Spurs’ decision to intentionally put DeAndre Jordan on the foul line in Game 2. NBA commish The post Adam Silver Open To Eliminating ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ Strategy appeared first on SLAMonline.

Oregon lands four-star Class of 2016 wing

Oregon landed a commitment from a former San Diego State pledge.

James Harden Drops 42 Points on Dallas in Game 3 Win (VIDEO)

James Harden scored a Playoff career-high 42 points in the Rockets’ 130-128 Game 3 win over the Mavs on Friday. Both teams didn’t play defense—with defensive ratings over 130—making it The post James Harden Drops 42 Points on Dallas in Game 3 Win (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Live Score and Analysis for Game 3

Trailing the Atlanta Hawks 2-0, the Brooklyn Nets head home on Saturday afternoon hoping to play their way back into the series. Games 1 and 2 were both close. Neither was decided by more than seven points, and the Nets put themselves in position to win each. Show More Summary

Paul Pierce Seals Game 3 With Dagger Three-Pointer (VIDEO)

Paul Pierce the Raptor Hunter hit a dagger three-pointer late in the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ 106-99 Game 3 win over the Raptors on Friday. And of course, after The post Paul Pierce Seals Game 3 With Dagger Three-Pointer (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kawhi Leonard Dominates Game 3 with Career-High 32 Points (VIDEO)

Kawhi Leonard scored a Playoff career-high 32 points on 13-18 shooting in the Spurs’ 100-73 Game 3 win over the Clippers on Friday. The DPOY had the highlight of the The post Kawhi Leonard Dominates Game 3 with Career-High 32 Points (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Cold Hard Fact for Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fact: Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich have combined for 150 playoff wins—the most by a player/coach duo in NBA history. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: SportsCenter Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

NBA Draft 2015: Updated Mock Draft for Round 1, Undervalued Stars to Watch

Not everybody can draft LeBron James. When it comes to the 2015 NBA draft, top stars like Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns and Emmanuel Mudiay will come off the board extremely quickly. That's not to say that teams picking in the back...Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Best Potential Free-Agent Destinations for LaMarcus Aldridge

At one point, LaMarcus Aldridge signing a summer extension with the Portland Trail Blazers seemed to be as guaranteed as the result when a certain 6'11" power forward turned, rose and fired a 13-foot jumper from the left side of the Moda Center's court. Show More Summary

5 NBA Restricted Free Agents Likely to Change Teams During 2015 Offseason

Restricted free agency is the NBA's greatest oxymoron. Players hit the market with what may seem like all the liberty in the world, but both they and the team they most recently played for know that freedom is really just an illusion. See, restricted free agents can sign offer sheets with any team they choose. Show More Summary

Kawhi Leonard: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Spurs Star's Future

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard could become a highly coveted restricted free agent this offseason. As of now, however, he doesn't plan on seeking offer sheets from around the NBA. Continue for updates. Spurs To Offer Max Contract Saturday,...Show More Summary

NBA Playoff Schedule 2015: Tip Times, TV Network Coverage and More for Saturday

It's do-or-die time for several NBA playoff teams, as seven still have yet to produce a victory during Round 1 action. Four of those squads are set to take the hardwood Saturday, and two risk very early exits from the postseason, asShow More Summary

Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: Last-Minute NBA DraftKings Picks for April 25

Has Derrick Rose gotten your attention yet, DraftKings players? If not, he should have. In the first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Rose is averaging 24 points, four rebounds and eight assists per game. To put this into perspective,...Show More Summary

Final Regular-Season Grades for Every New York Knicks Player

The New York Knicks' season may be over, but even with the draft and free agency to come, it's important to look back and grade the roster on its performance in 2014-15. With so many impending free agents, Phil Jackson will be making...Show More Summary

EYBL Day 1: Jayson Tatum vs. Michael Porter Jr.; De’Aaron Fox, Jarred Vanderbilt go for big outings

The opening night of the EYBL had some high-level matchups and a great performance from the Houston Hoops duo of De'Aaron Fox and Jarred Vanderbilt.

Michigan Basketball recruiting: Jaylen Brown update

Michigan Basketball’s roster for the upcoming 2014-15 season, with the return of Caris LeVert, is loaded. John Beilein will have the deepest, most talented team he’s ever had, with the obvious exception of the 2013 National runner-up squad that boasted six NBA players. Show More Summary

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