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2 hrs ago | BleacherReport
Stephen Curry dribbles the ball up the court, crosses up his overmatched defender, rises with picture-perfect form and uses his quick release to splash a self-created triple through the basket to give his Golden State Warriors a lead. Simultaneously, but all the way across the country, John Wall is using his speed to help the Washington Wizards.
6 hrs ago | Peachtree Hoops
Each year, Sports Illustrated unveils their "top 100 players in the NBA", and on Monday, the 2014-2015 edition went live. While SI.com listed only players 100 through 51 in their initial post , there were two members of the Atlanta Hawks included, with both point guard Jeff Teague and swingman Kyle Korver garnering recognition.
8 hrs ago | The Smoking Cuban
Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney of SI.com came out with their list of the NBA's Top-100 players of the 2015 season. Some are questionable, but let's be real, with so many players, it's a tough call in some spots.
10 hrs ago | The Medina Gazette
With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. "It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B team to go play in the World Cup," forward Kenneth Faried said.
14 hrs ago | Hypebeast.com
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During a panel discussion at the Sports Analytics Innovation Summit last week in San Francisco, a member of the Chicago Bulls ' leadership stopped midstream in a conversation about his team's advances and offered unprompted praise of the Warriors' strides. More and more often, the Warriors are being recognized for being on the cutting edge of analytics technology, and it's not by accident.
France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday. Lithuania led by seven points entering the fourth period, and center Jonas Valanciunas scored five points to put Lithuania ahead 80-77 with three minutes to play.
In order for Vitor Faverani to stick in the NBA, it might be necessary for him to fix a glaring flaw in his jump shooting mechanics. V itor Faverani was an enigma for the Boston Celtics last season, as he seemed to be a "love him or hate him" type of player.
Mar 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is blocked out by Memphis Grizzlies forward Ed Davis and forward Tayshaun Prince during the first half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports This provides an opportunity for Nick Young and Kobe Bryant to get minutes at the small forward position.
"They have supreme confidence and just that expectation, I think, that they feel like they're going to win," U.S. guard Stephen Curry said, "and we have that same mentality as well." Serbia is the only team left that can stop the Americans from repeating as world champions, looking to regain a title that's meant so much in its basketball history.
May 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry takes questions while introducing Mike Budenholzer as the new head coach during a press conference at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports The stakes are higher than ever in a post Donald Sterling world.
An ex-teammate says Luol Deng told him that he was "shocked" at statements made by Danny Ferry, but in no way thought the Atlanta Hawks general manager or anybody with the team was racist. Kyle Korver , who plays for the Hawks and was a teammate of Deng's for two seasons with the Chicago Bulls , told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he reached out to him about Ferry's controversial comments.
Even though Detroit Pistons' power forward Greg Monroe was reportedly charged with impaired driving back in February, news of his arrest just hit the fan accompanied by allegations that he urinated on himself during the booking process. And to add insult to injury, Huntington Woods, Mich., police just released the video of Monroe being taken in to custody for charges that all stemmed from a non-working headlight, according to MLive .
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson from the University of Missouri, a second-round draft pick, 46th overall purchased for $1.8 million from the Washington Wizards. The purple and gold signed the 6-foot-5 combo guard to a fully guaranteed minimum salary contract at $507, 336 for 2014-15 and a non-guaranteed contract at $845, 059 for 2015-16.
The Clippers have re-signed free-agent forward Hedo Turkoglu, who played in 38 games with the team last season. The 35-year-old Turkoglu is a 14-year NBA veteran who also has played for Orlando, Phoenix, Toronto, San Antonio and Sacramento.
Milos Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by beating France, 90-85, on Friday night. Teodosic helped Serbia lead by as much as 18, but Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trail Blazers nearly brought the French all the way back, finishing with 35 points.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:01 pm
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