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NBA Finals 2016: Known Dates, Format for Championship Schedule

We don't know which teams will be competing in the NBA Finals, but if it is anything like the conference finals, fans will be in for a real treat. Both series are heading to Game 6 with the Cleveland Cavaliers leading the Toronto Raptors 3-2 and the Oklahoma City Thunder holding a 3-2 lead over the Golden State Warriors. Show More Summary

Report: Wizards to Offer Bradley Beal a Max Deal

Bradley Beal just may get his wish this summer—the Wizards will reportedly offer the 22-year-old a maximum level contract. Bradley Beal wants the max and the #Wizards are going to The post Report: Wizards to Offer Bradley Beal a Max Deal appeared first on SLAMonline.

This is a photo of Augustana’s Casey Schilling.  I’ve really...

This is a photo of Augustana’s Casey Schilling.  I’ve really enjoyed watching him play the last couple of years, and coaches everywhere would love his toughness, work ethic and efficiency.  He finished his career as a National Champion,...Show More Summary

2016 NBA Draft: 1st-Round Order and Prospects Who Could Slide on Draft Day

A slide is inevitable for a few unlucky prospects in each NBA draft. Most times, the board plays a major part in a slide, as a logjam at a certain position can push prospects down the board. So can a run on one position alone, whichShow More Summary

NBA Mock Draft 2016: Projections for Prospects with Most Star Potential

A lot of the NBA draft process is about teams trying to find the next superstar. Teams with superstars tend to contend for championships, while teams without elite talent usually have a difficult time becoming legitimate title threats. Of...Show More Summary

The Cavs are Shocked Draymond Green Keeps Getting Away With Kicks

Like you and I, members of the Cleveland Cavaliers can only shake their heads in disbelief as Draymond Green keeps “flailing” his legs, and kicking people with basically no repercussions. The post The Cavs are Shocked Draymond Green Keeps Getting Away With Kicks appeared first on SLAMonline.

Markieff Morris Detained at Philly Airport for ‘Suspected Marijuana’

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris was held up by the authorities Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport for “suspected marijuana.” Wash Wizard Markieff Morris detained @ PHL Int. airport today when The post Markieff Morris Detained at Philly Airport for ‘Suspected Marijuana’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Steven Adams, the Thunder’s Paladin of the Paint

With six double-doubles in the N.B.A. playoffs, the seven-footer from New Zealand has been the breakout performer of the postseason.

UNC's Roy Williams recovers from knee replacement

The Hall of Fame coach Williams is "resting comfortably" after the procedure on his right knee.        

Looking Forward: Defense will help Arizona sort out loaded rotation

For all the talk of the offensive talent of Arizona's additions, their work on the other end will be more important in 2016-17.

Jahlil Okafor Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding 76ers Star

As the Philadelphia 76ers enter a new era under general manager Bryan Colangelo, the roster figures to undergo a drastic makeover, and center Jahlil Okafor is a potential trade chip. Continue for updates. Sixers May Seek To Deal BigShow More Summary

Luke Walton, L.A. Lakers Need to Get This Coaching Staff Right

The Los Angeles Lakers are pressing ahead during the offseason, preparing for the NBA draft and putting together a staff for newly hired head coach Luke Walton. Walton himself is doing double duty—assisting Steve Kerr and the GoldenShow More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on DeMar DeRozan, Brandon Ingram and More

The Los Angeles Lakers are going to look a lot different next season, which is a good thing after just 17 wins this past year. While there are certainly quality young pieces on the roster, including Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle, the organization still needs plenty of help in order to be competitive. Show More Summary

NBA Photos of the Week

A compilation of the best images from the past seven days. In this edition of NBA photos, relive bits of the Conference Finals, from when both the Raptors and Thunder stunned their opponents, The post NBA Photos of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

College or the N.B.A? New Rule Gives Players More Time and Feedback

College basketball players this year had an extra five weeks to decide to declare for the N.B.A. draft, but consulting an agent remained a no-no.

UNC's Roy Williams recovering from knee replacement surgery

North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee replacement surgery        

Nerlens Noel Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding 76ers Star

With the Philadelphia 76ers set to make the No. 1 overall selection in the 2016 NBA draft, a new report suggests that Nerlens Noel could be on the move. In an interview on 97.3 ESPN in South Jersey (h/t Kyle Neubeck of Liberty Ballers),...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, May 27, 2016

Fact: Stephen Curry is the first Golden State Warrior to have 30+ points, 5+ assists, 5+ rebounds and 5+ steals in a playoff game since at least 1983-84. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engagingShow More Summary

What the Chicago Bulls' Dream Offseason Looks Like

The Chicago Bulls should have a different offseason priority than in recent years, and one can only hope that the front office's Gar Forman and John Paxson know it. Their goal this year should not be to “get better” or “put in that last...Show More Summary

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