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What to Watch for at Boston Celtics' 2014 Training Camp

Between the excitement of media day and disappointment in Rajon Rondo's shower mishap, the very early stages of the Boston Celtics' 2014-15 NBA season have been roughly akin to that of a ride on the Yankee Cannonball at Canobie LakeShow More Summary

Breaking Down Atlanta Hawks' Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

The Atlanta Hawks whiffed on several big-name small forwards in free agency this summer but still find themselves with solid depth at the position heading into the 2014-15 season. First of all, incumbent starter DeMarre Carroll is back. Show More Summary

Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic Will Break Tom Thibodeau's Rookie Mold

Chicago Bulls rookies have seldom shed their warmups during the Tom Thibodeau era. The defensive mastermind has been reluctant to trust young prospects with carrying out his game plan on both ends of the floor. Some prognosticators believe a similar fate will befall Doug McDermott from Creighton and Spanish League star Nikola Mirotic. Show More Summary

Which Philadelphia 76ers Player Will Make Biggest Leap in 2014-15?

The only way for the Philadelphia 76ers to have any chance of improving on last year's brutal 19-63 effort is for certain players to improve in ways that many wouldn't expect them to. Deciding who will make the biggest leap is difficult. The first name to come to mind is clearly Nerlens Noel. Show More Summary

Manu Ginobili Remains as Important and Unpredictable as Ever to Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili remains a mystery. I’m not talking about his talent, because it should be fairly obvious to all that he possesses tons of it. Rather, the manner in which Ginobili chooses to use his gifts is whatShow More Summary

LeBron James on Weight Loss: I'm Quicker and That's Not Good for My Competition

LeBron James is going to have a new look when he steps onto the court this season, so the NBA better be prepared. The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player will be back in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform. However, that's not the only change he made this offseason. Show More Summary

Where Does OKC Thunder Turn If Scott Brooks Can't Get Job Done This Season?

If the Oklahoma City Thunder decide that head coach Scott Brooks isn't the man who can lead them to a championship, who should they look to replace him with? Since taking over as head coach during the 2008-09 season, Brooks has compiled a regular-season record of 293-170 (63.3 percent). Show More Summary

Good morning, Eric Bledsoe got all of the money

That and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. BLED$$$OE: So in the Great Staring Contest between...Show More Summary

Syracuse Basketball: Revisting Trevor Cooney's High School Scouting Report

It seems like it has been quite some time since Trevor Cooney joined the Syracuse basketball team. Cooney is entering his redshirt junior season for the Orange and will be looked to as one of the leaders of this year's squad. CooneyShow More Summary

NBA Predictions 2014-15: Win-Loss Projections for Every Team, Pre-Training Camp

Last week, yours truly took a somewhat wild stab at sorting out the NBA's 30 depth charts ahead of training camps opening. This week, we're tipping things off by cranking the Speculation-O-Meter up to 11. By that, I mean, it's time for win-loss projections. Inevitably, many (if not most) of these prognostications will be way off. Show More Summary

Kawhi Leonard and Rob Dyrdek Put On Giant Hands to Play Giant Basketball

After being named the 2014 NBA Finals MVP, San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard apparently needed a new challenge on the court. That's why he and skateboarder Rob Dyrdek put on some giants hands and played giant basketball. Watching Dyrdek try to get the ball in the hoop is pretty comical, especially because Leonard had no trouble doing so. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers Can't Afford to Make Ed Davis the Odd Man out

Someone is going to be disappointed on the Los Angeles Lakers frontcourt. With the athletic Ed Davis, the scrappy Jordan Hill, the seasoned Carlos Boozer, the bruising building block Julius Randle, the sharp-shooting Ryan Kelly and the...Show More Summary

Breaking Down Brooklyn Nets' Point Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Much like starting quarterbacks or shortstops in New York, point guards in The Big Apple receive boatloads of attention. Since Deron Williams joined the Brooklyn Nets four years ago, that attention has varied from occasionally high praise...Show More Summary

Which Memphis Grizzlies Player Has the Most Upside Right Now?

Jon Leuer has the greatest potential of the few Memphis Grizzlies players who haven't tapped 80 percent of their talents. The slow, grinding Grizzlies would benefit from giving Leuer every opportunity to boost the offense with his outside...Show More Summary

Little Girl Recites Allen Iverson's Press Conference About Practice

There's an entire generation that is too young to remember Allen Iverson's famous press conference about practice. Fortunately, people like Steve McPherson are doing their part to educate those sorely deprived souls. In the video above, McPherson helps his daughter Maggie recite Iverson's press conference in adorable fashion. Show More Summary

James Harden Keeps His Beard Flawless by Calling a Beard Guru

If you have ever wondered how Houston Rockets star James Harden keeps his iconic beard in such good shape, here's your answer. NBA 2K revealed that Harden has a beard guru. Of course, this ad is a great way to promote the game's new face-scanning technology. [NBA 2K] Read more NBA news on

What San Antonio Spurs Need from Tony Parker Next Season

It's often said that Tony Parker is a system point guard, thriving as a result of being in a situation with the San Antonio Spurs that maximizes his productivity and effectiveness. It is also often stated that San Antonio has reached...Show More Summary

Antoine Walker Would Be a Good Fit Within the Boston Celtics Organization

A personal story: On March 2, 2002, my cousin and I attended a Boston Celtics charity event held at the club/billiard hall The Rack. Fans were able to hang out, play pool and get their photo taken with the players. Being photographed with Eric Williams, Rodney Rogers and Walter McCarty was cool, but I wanted a picture with Antoine Walker. Show More Summary

Chris Bosh Appears on 'The Ellen Show' as a Guest DJ

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh made an appearance on The Ellen Show as a guest DJ this week, and he did it in typical Bosh fashion. The appearance started off with the cameraman having trouble fitting the 6'10" basketball player in the frame. Show More Summary

Is Klay Thompson Really the Best Two-Way Shooting Guard in the NBA?

With a three-point rocket in his arsenal and the defensive versatility to slide anywhere along the perimeter, Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is among the top two-way players at his position. For Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, that distinction isn't enough. Show More Summary

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