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Stan Van Gundy's Pistons Experiment Will Be NBA's Most Entertaining Sideshow

All the way back in June, new Detroit Pistons president and head coach Stan Van Gundy made it clear he was thoroughly preoccupied by restricted free agent Greg Monroe's contract situation. "Even with free agency and the draft and everything else," Van Gundy told reporters (h/t's Keith Langlois). Show More Summary

The Greatest Concern for the Top 20 College Basketball Teams in 2014-15

No team is perfect. Each one has a weakness, something that can be better than the current state. This is the case for every one of the 350-ish college basketball teams as we slowly inch toward the 2014-15 season, even those that will begin the year atop polls and best-of lists. Show More Summary

Jerry Colangelo Calls James Harden the Leader of Team USA

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo was just answering a question, but in the process he may have given this team both guidance and a slick slogan. Don't fear the beard—follow it. Those are my words, not his, but what he actually...Show More Summary


Between his handles, speed and sneaker collection, Jeff Teague is making jaws drop around the League. The post Rise appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ty Lawson Urges People Not to Sleep on Nuggets

Not many will remember, but two years ago, the Denver Nuggets won 57 games. And if they hadn’t lost Danilo Gallinari to a torn ACL towards the end of that campaign, who knows what would’ve happened in the playoffs. They usually have a solid roster, but injuries are usually the question mark with this team. […]

Early Predictions for Minnesota Timberwolves' Starting Lineup Next Season

With Kevin Love officially traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers (according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports), the Minnesota Timberwolves will have a very different starting five than in years past. Many new faces will be donning the blue and green this upcoming fall. Show More Summary

Ric Bucher Previews Team USA's Opening Weekend at the 2014 FIBA World Cup

Team USA opens the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain this weekend, taking on Finland and Turkey in their first matchups of the tournament. What should we expect from the Americans in these group-stage games? Ric Bucher joins Adam Lefkoe to break it all down in the video above. Read more NBA news on

Memorable Bulls-Cavaliers Rivalry Picks Up Right Where It Left off

One of the NBA's least talked-about rivalries is set to begin a new chapter, one perhaps bigger than any that have come before it. The heavyweight fight between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls certainly has some entertaining...Show More Summary

NBA and WNBA Photos Of The Week

Your weekly visual recap of the NBA. The post NBA and WNBA Photos Of The Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

Diagnosing Los Angeles Lakers' Remaining Roster Flaws

Optimism comes cheaply in August for followers of the Los Angeles Lakers. It should not, however, be confused with reality. Make no mistake: The Lakers of 2014-15 will not be very good. Even with some offseason moves designed to shore...Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins Named Backup Center for Team USA

According to USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has “cemented himself” as the backup for Anthony Davis. Despite initial rumors about his standing within the […] The post DeMarcus Cousins Named Backup Center for Team USA appeared first on SLAMonline.

Michael Carter-Williams Not Cleared for Five-on-Five Contact

Some three months after undergoing shoulder surgery, Philadelphia Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams is not yet cleared for full-court hoops. The Sixers’ front-office, though, doesn’t sound overly concerned about the recovering […] The post Michael Carter-Williams Not Cleared for Five-on-Five Contact appeared first on SLAMonline.

FIBA World Cup 2014 Schedule: TV Info and Preview for USA's Group-Stage Matchups

The United States national basketball team has high expectations for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but they will have to prove themselves on the court. After winning the 2010 tournament and dominating the past couple of summer Olympics, it is clear Team USA is the most talented squad in the field. Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Toronto Raptors Next Season

The 2014-15 regular season for the Toronto Raptors will be used as a means to not only build on their incredible success from a year prior, but to also silence any doubters who believe their rags-to-riches turnaround was merely an apparition. Coming...Show More Summary

Report: Damian Lillard is Team USA’s First Injury Replacement

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard didn’t make the 12-man USA Basketball roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, but all hope is not lost. Reportedly, Lillard would be […] The post Report: Damian Lillard is Team USA’s First Injury Replacement appeared first on SLAMonline.

Michael Beasley Works Out Again for the Los Angeles Lakers

For the second time this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers got an up-close look at free agent forward Michael Beasley. Reportedly, big fellas Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel Orton; […] The post Michael Beasley Works Out Again for the Los Angeles Lakers appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jeff Green Donates $1 Million to Georgetown

Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is giving a million bucks to his alma mater. Georgetown announced the major gift towards the school’s new athletic center on Thursday. Per CSNNE: The […] The post Jeff Green Donates $1 Million to Georgetown appeared first on SLAMonline.

Andrew Wiggins Stars in BioSteel Sports Ad (VIDEO)

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins makes his commercial debut in this BioSteel Sports spot. Wiggins returns to his elementary school and old Vaughan, Ontario neighborhood to hoop with some local […] The post Andrew Wiggins Stars in BioSteel Sports Ad (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

With Steve Ballmer in Place, Clips Need Doc Rivers to Focus on Job He Does Best

Now that the dour cloud that was Donald Sterling has been lifted from the Los Angeles Clippers and replaced with Steve Ballmer, the comparative equivalent of stadium lights, there's one element still missing to assure the 17 th banner...Show More Summary

1 Thing Every Top 2014-15 NBA Rookie Must Improve in Training Camp

The 2014-15 NBA rookies have worked hard to reach this threshold of their basketball careers, and only the final stage of preparation awaits them. There are so many areas a young prospect must address as he joins the pro ranks. What's...Show More Summary

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