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  1. Sixers coach Brett Brown on whether we’ll see Nerlens Noel play this year: “It really is, ‘Who Knows?'”

    Mar 7, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Nerlens Noel was selected with the sixth overall pick in last summer’s draft, and the Sixers traded Jrue Holiday for him in order to jumpstart their rebuilding process. But we have yet to see Noel take the floor for Philadelphia this season, in much the same way that Andrew Bynum missed his entire year with…

  2. Bucks’ O.J. Mayo ejected for punching Pelicans’ Greg Stiemsma (VIDEO)

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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    It’s been a frustrating season in Milwaukee, and it’s gotten to the point where the team’s players are taking out those emotions violently against their opponents. Ersan Ilyasova received a suspension for the punch-shove combo he delivered to Reggie Evans, and we can expect the same punishment to be handed down to O.J. Mayo, who…

  3. Highlights from Gerald Green’s career high 41 points vs. Thunder (VIDEO)

    Mar 7, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The nationally televised schedule of games that appear on TNT Thursday nights is apparently etched in stone. There’s no other way to explain the network keeping a Clippers-Lakers game on the air when a perfectly good Suns-Thunder matchup — one between two high-scoring playoff teams — was on the slate the very same night. Logistics…

  4. Woodson says ‘legally, no one can recruit anyone’ in response to Melo-Bulls talk. But that’s not necessarily true.

    Mar 7, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

    Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony

    Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has enough to worry about, including whether he’ll even be employed by the team next season, before he can begin to think about what Carmelo Anthony may choose to do as a potential free agent this summer. The latest rumor, of course, had Anthony being told by the Bulls’ Joakim…

  5. Spurs get a little revenge, along with season’s signature win in takedown of Heat

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

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    In the first meeting of the season between the Heat and the Spurs, Miami had little trouble securing victory in the Finals rematch, in large part due to the fact that the Spurs were cobbling together a lineup that didn’t entirely feature the team’s best players. The rematch of the rematch, however, saw the Spurs…

  6. Raptors to wear original ‘Dino’ jerseys for select games in 2014-15 season

    Mar 6, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

    raptors dino jersey amir johnson

    Plenty of teams are rolling out throwback jerseys these days, but the ones the Raptors are planning for next season may be some of the more highly-anticipated. Toronto will wear the team’s original “Dino” jerseys for select games during the 2014-15 season, according to an official release. “We are excited to bring back a piece…

  7. LeBron gets OK from Heat to attend jersey retirement ceremony in Cleveland for Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Zydrunas Ilgauskas will have his jersey retired in Cleveland this weekend, and his former teammate with the highest league-wide profile will be in attendance — despite the implications that many will attempt to ascribe to that gesture of personal support. LeBron James will be there when the Cavaliers raise Big Z’s jersey to the rafters,…

  8. Dwight Howard appreciates Magic’s tribute video, claims to understand booing from fans

    Mar 6, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard returned to Orlando as a member of the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, and as part of the Magic’s 25th anniversary season, they played a video tribute to Howard between the first and second periods. Plenty of fans let their disapproval be heard, and boos rained down on Howard as the video began. Howard…

  9. Udonis Haslem told Patrick Beverley to stop talking trash at halftime of Heat-Rockets

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets' Beverley smiles after being called for a foul while playing Oklahoma City Thunder in their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff in Oklahoma

    Patrick Beverley gained some national attention when his aggressive play resulted in an injury to the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook in the first round of last year’s playoffs. There was nothing wrong with Beverley’s play, but it branded him as an agitator of sorts. He’s since lived up to that label, being one of the more…

  10. Orlando Magic give video tribute to Dwight Howard

    Mar 5, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    The Magic have been playing tribute videos for every former player that returned to play against them this season, as part of the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration. It’s a bit trickier where Dwight Howard is concerned, obviously, considering both his stature as one of the franchise’s all-time greats as well as the messy way things…

  11. Allen Iverson mocks his legendary ‘practice’ rant in latest Reebok spot (VIDEO)

    Mar 5, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

    Allen Iverson

    This is one of the better spots to release lately, and not just because we’re all too happy to re-live Allen Iverson’s legendary rant about practice any chance we get. There are some legitimately funny moments here, from Shaquille O’Neal doing what he does best to Shawn Kemp appearing the moment his name is mentioned.…

  12. Spurs coach Popovich: “Sometimes in timeouts I’ll say, ‘I’ve got nothing for you.'”

    Mar 5, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich

    Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has a reputation of being difficult to deal with if you’re a member of the media, but a lot of that is situational. There’s almost nothing to be gleaned from in-game interviews between quarters, for example, so Popovich treats those with the respect they deserve. Other times, he’s been known…

  13. Kobe didn’t make a piano, but latest Nike spot shows what it would look like if he had (VIDEO)

    Mar 5, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

    kobe piano

    If you follow Kobe Bryant on any of his social media channels, then you’ve seen a couple of cryptic posts from him over the past few days — including this one showcasing a Kobe Piano made in the shape of his Nike Basketball logo. My collection of masterpieces just hit a crescendo of domination #madebykobe…

  14. Andrew Bynum admits to jacking up shots from half court during Cavs practice

    Mar 4, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

    Bynum Cavaliers

    When reports surfaced explaining the reason that Andrew Bynum was kicked out of a Cavaliers practice before ultimately being suspended and traded from the team, we obviously assumed the worst. As it turns out, our assumption that Bynum was being so blatantly disrespectful that he would dare to launch shots well out of his normal…

  15. Dominique Wilkins is not impressed with LeBron’s 61-point performance

    Mar 4, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary

    Dominique Wilkins was an elite NBA scorer who played 15 seasons and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. As someone who played the game and was able to take it over at times, his opinion holds a certain amount of weight — and Wilkins wasn’t all that impressed with the 61 points…

  16. Pat Riley says Caron Butler wanted a role that Heat couldn’t promise

    Mar 4, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

    Pat Riley

    It remains to be seen to a certain extent, but Caron Butler appears to be the one player made available during the NBA’s unofficial buyout season that has a true chance of impacting his new team’s playoff chances. That team is the Oklahoma City Thunder, who apparently had more to offer in their sales pitch…

  17. Nuggets players model 1993-94 throwback jerseys that team will wear March 17 (PHOTOS)

    Mar 4, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    Plenty of teams break out throwback jerseys from time to time, but the one that the Nuggets chose to wear for a home game on March 17 bears some significance that goes beyond just fashion. In the playoffs that year, Denver became the first eight seed to knock off a one seed. The Seattle Supersonics…

  18. Chris Smith, brother of J.R. Smith, released from D-League team following dispute over playing time

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

    Vitor Faverani, Phil Pressey, Chris Smith

    Chris Smith was given earned a roster spot on the Knicks prior to the beginning of the season, in what was reportedly a deal made when signing his brother J.R. Smith in free agency last summer. The entirety of Chris’s contract of $490,000 became fully guaranteed on opening night, but it cost New York more…

  19. The Extra Pass: Recapping the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

    Mar 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    adam silver sloan

    The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was held in Boston this past weekend, the eighth in an annual series intended to bring the sports world and the advanced statistics community together to discuss common areas where the two fields can share and benefit from an increasingly abundant amount of raw data that measures athletes performing…

  20. Adam Silver defends Sixers rebuilding strategy, but admits perception of tanking is an issue

    Mar 2, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    BOSTON – Stan Van Gundy had plenty to say as part of the basketball analytics panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference on Friday, and a portion of his comments took a shot at the NBA’s current draft system, which seems to be incentivizing teams to lose games. The draft lottery and the subject…

  21. Doc Rivers says Danny Granger ‘ideally’ would be a starter, but he has to mark him as active first

    Mar 2, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    granger clippers inactive

    Danny Granger was set to make his debut for the Clippers on Saturday, after signing with L.A. following a trade from the Pacers and a buyout from the Sixers. But a mistake by Doc Rivers when submitting his lineup inadvertently left Granger off of the game’s active roster. From the Associated Press (via Basketball Insiders):…

  22. Report says Knicks to shop Amar’e Stoudemire this summer, but reasoning is flawed

    Mar 2, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    New York Knicks  v Philadelphia 76ers

    It’s no secret that the Knicks would love to rid themselves of the contract of Amar’e Stoudemire, and not just because he is due more than $23 million next season and his contract is uninsurable against any future injury. That’s a huge chunk of salary that’s preventing New York from rebuilding quickly through signing star-level…

  23. Another perfect Heat fast break featuring LeBron, Wade and Chalmers (VIDEO)

    Mar 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    LeBron

    It’s almost to the point where we could post one of these Heat fast break highlights following every single one of their games, and maybe it feels like we actually do. But the combination of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade getting out in transition continues to be deadly for Miami opponents in a way that…

  24. Stan Van Gundy questions integrity of advanced statistical data at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

    Mar 1, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Orlando's Stan Van Gundy shouts during an NBA playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    BOSTON – Stan Van Gundy appeared as part of the basketball analytics panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, and while he isn’t opposed to coaches integrating advanced statistical data into their day-to-day operations, he was concerned about the particulars of how the data is acquired, and who, exactly, is responsible for…

  25. ‘Hot Hand’ may exist after all, and data shows players like J.R. Smith believe in it

    Mar 1, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v New York Knicks

    BOSTON – It doesn’t take an MIT graduate student to tell you that J.R. Smith is among the many players in the league who believe in the “Hot Hand” theory, which is essentially the notion that if you’ve made a few shots in a row, you’re shooting the next one — regardless of the quality…

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