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Q+A: Tyler Johnson

Miami's undrafted guard on what he learned during his rookie season with the Heat, his Summer League experiences, his sneaker rotation and more. The post Q+A: Tyler Johnson appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hornets' Aaron Harrison Goes for Huge 1-Handed Slam, Gets Rejected

Charlotte Hornets guard Aaron Harrison just learned that dunking in the NBA isn't as easy as it may have been for him in college. During Wednesday's NBA Summer League game between the Hornets and the Orlando Magic, Harrison attempted to throw down a huge one-handed slam. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers' Next Era Begins with D'Angelo Russell's Arrival

For a 19-year-old rookie who has yet to play in the NBA, D’Angelo Russell exudes a remarkable sense of confidence and sangfroid. After Monday’s practice for the upcoming summer-league games in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Lakers' No. 2...Show More Summary

Chris Paul's domineering personality drove DeAndre Jordan away

Paul's relentlessness is the reason why he's a star. It's also what helped cause a blossoming teammate to leave his team. DeAndre Jordan had come so far. All he wanted was a high-five. In the seven years since Jordan entered the league...Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Memphis Grizzlies' Jarell Martin and Andrew Harrison

If Jarell Martin and Andrew Harrison are to show anything as rookies with the Memphis Grizzlies next season, they'll do so in brief flashes. The combination of a veteran rotation, the Grizzlies rookies' recent history and Martin andShow More Summary

Who Killed the Vancouver Grizzlies?

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Grizzlies' inaugural season, we tried to find out just what went wrong in Vancouver, with some help from Mike Bibby. The post Who Killed the Vancouver Grizzlies? appeared first on SLAMonline.

Breaking Down How LaMarcus Aldridge Fits with San Antonio Spurs

We interrupt your holiday weekend to bring you the biggest news of the NBA offseason: All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is leaving the Portland Trail Blazers for the San Antonio Spurs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!...Show More Summary

Jason Williams' 13-Year-Old Displays Crazy Handles, Dubbed 'White Chocolate Jr.'

No, Jason Williams didn’t shrink. That’s his son. Jaxon, a 13-year-old ankle-destroyer, is just as lethal with the crossover as his pops—who, even at 39 years old, can still play. Not only does “White Chocolate Jr.” have his dad’s smooth handles, but he also seems to have the fire that helped define Williams’ 12-year NBA career. Show More Summary

The Time Is Now for Rajon Rondo to Resurrect NBA Career After Signing with Kings

The Sacramento Kings and Rajon Rondo both spent the last year spiraling out of control at different times, which makes the former the perfect place for the latter to try resurrecting his career. He'll attempt to do exactly that after agreeing to a one-year deal, as first reported by Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Show More Summary

Latvian Rap Song About Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis Released

Latvian comedic group Transleiteris recently honored their homeland native and New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis with a special tribute. Of course, unless you speak Latvian, you won't understand a thing they're saying. But you really don't need to. Show More Summary

Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert Trades in His Flat Top for New Hairstyle

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert traded in his signature flat top for a new hairstyle—and it's really, well, something else. And by something else, we mean there are no words for it. He dreaded the length of his hair, ditched the fade and is sporting the locks tied in a ponytail up top. Show More Summary

Enes Kanter Not Worth Reported Asking Price For Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder would be making a costly mistake if they give in to the reported contract demands of restricted free agent Enes Kanter. While Kanter 's presence in the paint boosts an already-impressive offense, the team should...Show More Summary

Anthony Davis Shows He's Worth Massive New Contract by Draining 3s at Workout

If New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is able to add three-pointers to his game, the rest of the NBA better watch out. Davis went just 1-of-12 from three-point range this past season, with the one make coming in the form of a game-winner that ultimately helped the Pelicans make the playoffs. Show More Summary

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo Shows off Soccer Skills with a Basketball

While Giannis Antetokounmpo makes a living playing basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks, the "Greek Freak" looks like he could he handle himself on a soccer field. Antetokounmpo showed off his soccer skills while practicing at a gym in China. Show More Summary

Jason Williams, Aka 'White Chocolate,' Puts on a Show at Pro-Am Game

Even at 39 years old, White Chocolate still has some game. Former NBA point guard Jason Williams hasn't given up playing hoops since his last appearance in the league in 2011. Over the past few years, we have seen some highlights (here and here) where he continues to beat defenses. Show More Summary

Dear Milwaukee Bucks…

A diehard Bucks fan explains why he's crushed that his favorite team squandered an opportunity to draft hometown hero Sam Dekker. The post Dear Milwaukee Bucks… appeared first on SLAMonline.

Shaq Says His Golf Game Is Better Than Charles Barkley's, Can't Back It Up

Charles Barkley's golf game is often criticized because of his unorthodox swing. And yes, Barkley's Inside the NBA colleague Shaquille O'Neal is one of those critics. Well, after what happened at a pro-am this week, O'Neal can now probably expect his fair share of ribbing. Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Karl-Anthony Towns' Rookie Season with Timberwolves

After a short and sweet college career at Kentucky, Karl-Anthony Towns now takes his intriguing act to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Despite playing on a Wildcats team littered with fellow NBA prospects, the 6'11" freshman stood out as the shiniest prize in the 2015 draft. Show More Summary

NBA Free-Agent Rumors: Latest Buzz on Top Targets and Signings

It's sit-down season across the NBA, which means it's time for franchises to break out their best Powerpoint presentations and recruitment tools in hopes of landing some of this summer's biggest free-agent prizes. And with high-profile...Show More Summary

Should Cleveland Cavaliers Fans Be Sweating LeBron's Decision to Re-Sign?

For the second time in as many years, LeBron James has elected to become a free agent. Of course, Northeast Ohio's native son wouldn't dare sign anywhere else, right? Right? Such is the nervous optimism circling Cleveland, knowing full...Show More Summary

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