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Michigan Basketball: Ranking U-M's Most Important Role Players in 2014-15

Heading into the 2014-15 season, we know by now that the Michigan basketball program will be led by its core of Caris LeVert, Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton Jr.; but they cant carry the team alone and that's where the importance of role...Show More Summary

Diagnosing Miami Heat's Remaining Roster Flaws

Even with LeBron James signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, the Miami Heat will enter the 2014-15 season as one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference. A conference finals berth is completely within reach for a Miami...Show More Summary

Celtics' Green donates $1M to Georgetown

Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to Georgetown's new athletic center.

Duke Basketball: Will Forgotten Man Semi Ojeleye Crack 2014-15 Rotation?

There may not be many finer athletes in all of college basketball than Duke forward Semi Ojeleye. The Kansas native is an explosive leaper, lightning-fast on the break and boasts a 6'7", 230-pound frame that's already NBA-ready. Now,...Show More Summary

How Much Do Chicago Bulls Need from Pau Gasol Next Season?

Between both frontcourt positions, the Chicago Bulls have 96 minutes per game to distribute between Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol in their 2014-15 campaign. How many of those minutes will go to Gasol? The 34-year-old...Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Biggest Takeaways from Tar Heels' Bahamas Trip

UNC basketball got all the competition it wanted—and then some—during its August exhibition trip to the Bahamas. The Tar Heels split a pair of games at the Summer of Thunder tournament, falling to the Providence (Bahamas) Storm on aShow More Summary

CBB Coaches on Their Last Chance to Reach the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15

In a sport where fans start petitioning for a new head coach after less than three years, the lifespan of a college basketball coach who fails to make the NCAA tournament can rival that of a fruit fly. The college basketball coaching carousel is a fierce one, claiming 45 head coaches this past offseason alone. Show More Summary

Will It Really Be That Hard to Fix New York Knicks' Defense?

Last year's New York Knicks defense was a mess. Good thing the current squad has a new cleaning service. The Knicks switched up management and coaching staffs this offseason, making the jump from Mike Woodson to Derek Fisher on the bench and adding Phil Jackson to oversee all things basketball. Show More Summary

Lakers' Nick Young Is Afraid That 'The Purge' Is Real

The idea of one day with no laws was the main premise of the movie The Purge, and Nick Young is afraid that the concept is real. The following pictures surfaced on the Internet of a supposed real-life purge coming to some major cities...Show More Summary

Kobe Studying Paul Pierce’s Adjustment to Getting Older

Kobe Bryant just recently turned 36 and nobody knows what he’ll look like once he finally returns to the court. He probably doesn’t even know. Since he’ll be a different player from the last time we saw him, Kobe is looking to refine his game to match his age. In order to do so, he’s […]

Biggest Storylines Entering the 2014 FIBA World Cup

The 2014 FIBA World Cup is upon us, and this year's tournament could be as competitive as we've ever seen. With the rest of the world seemingly improving their talent and depth, and with Team USA looking a bit vulnerable after departures...Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball: Why Alvin Ellis Will Be MSU's Unsung Hero in 2014-15

Alvin Ellis III averaged all of 7.9 minutes and 1.9 points per game during his freshman year at Michigan State. Today, he's preparing for his sophomore year with the Spartans, who will absolutely need every bit the 6'4", 195-pound shooter out of Chicagoland has to offer. Show More Summary

What Are LA Lakers Looking for with Final Offseason Moves?

Most NBA teams are settling in after an offseason of change or inaction, introducing new faces, welcoming back old ones, giving little or no thought to forthcoming additions and subtractions. The Los Angeles Lakers are not most teams. Blockbuster...Show More Summary

Will Triangle Offense Help Reboot Iman Shumpert's Stalled NY Knicks Career?

Nobody on the New York Knicks needs a bigger change than Iman Shumpert. It's been getting hard to watch. And it's frustrating—because you know he can do better than 6.7 points a game on 37.8 percent shooting. You just don't get progressively...Show More Summary

Top 5 Reasons Why the Los Angeles Lakers Won't Make the Playoffs This Season

Despite acquiring a few fresh faces this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are not prepared to qualify for playoff contention. Whether it's an inability to effectively defend opponents, the lack of a true starting-quality center or theShow More Summary

What Kobe Bryant Can Learn from Paul Pierce's Ageless Game

He may be 36 years old and coming off a season fraught with injury, but Kobe Bryant's superhuman credentials remain as credible as ever. Even as his Los Angeles Lakers look to rebound from a 27-55 record, Bryant is attempting a comeback of his own after playing just six games last season. Chances are the results will be impressive. Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Los Angeles Has Better Free-Agent Options Than Michael Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to fill out the remaining spots on their roster before training camp begins, and one player drawing serious interest from the organization again is former Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley. According...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Orlando Magic's Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

The Orlando Magic have question marks all over heading into the 2014-15 season, and the small forward position is no exception. The departure of Arron Afflalo is bound to have an impact. Can the additions of Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon...Show More Summary

What's at Stake This Season for NBA's Top 2015 Free Agents?

Not all free-agent experiences are equal. Even as point guard Rajon Rondo is set to explore his options next summer, the newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers probably won't be doing much exploring. So long as LeBron James is in town,...Show More Summary

Official Bleacher Report FIBA World Cup Basketball Rankings

Twenty-four teams will tip off in Spain at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but only one will emerge with a gold medal. That's a realistic goal for less than a handful of teams, though. Plenty of squads will have to be satisfied with a medal of any metal, even if they'd never admit so publicly. Show More Summary

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