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1 hr ago | BleacherReport

10 Things FIBA World Cup Taught Us About the 2014-15 NBA Season

Once France dispatched host and tournament co-favorite Spain in the quarterfinals, any chance for Team USA to appear mortal The U.S. entered the event riding a 54-game winning streak on the international circuit . It rattled off another nine consecutive victories by an astounding average margin of 33 points.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New Jersey Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Kevin Love, NBA Players

5 hrs ago | BleacherReport

5 NBA Rookies Who Will Outshine Their Competition During 2014-15 Season

Not many NBA rookies have the chops to compete with or outperform teammates playing the same position. Only the most talented and skilled newcomers can exceed the production and impact of their counterparts.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Martin, NBA Players

9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Assessing Derrick Rose's time with Team USA

You could look at the 25 percent shooting from the field, 1-for-19 shooting from 3-point range during the FIBA World Cup of Basketball Tournament, and have every reason for concern about Derrick Rose , as the Bulls prepare to open training camp opens in two weeks. It would be easy to look at those numbers, plus the 18 total turnovers, and not the 28 assists he collected.

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Related Topix: Sports, Derrick Rose, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Chicago Bulls, Ricky Rubio

11 hrs ago | TwinCities

Timberwolves will share D-League team in Fort Wayne this season

The Timberwolves and 12 other NBA franchises will share the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as an NBA Development League affiliate for the 2014-15 season. The Wolves' new partnership replaces the Iowa Energy from last season and the Sioux Falls Skyforce for the seven seasons before that.

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11 hrs ago | NBA.com

D-League hits new high for 1-to-1 affiliates

The National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, today announced the full list of affiliations between NBA and NBA D-League teams for the 2014-15 season, including an all-time high 17 single-affiliation partnerships. The Detroit Pistons , Memphis Grizzlies , New York Knicks , Orlando Magic , Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz all entered into single affiliation relationships with their NBA D-League affiliate during the offseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, C.J. McCollum, NBA Players, Shabazz Muhammad

11 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Mad Ants To Have League-High 13 NBA Affiliations This Season

The National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, today announced the full list of affiliations between NBA and NBA D-League teams for the 2014-15 season, including an all-time high 17 single-affiliation partnerships. The Detroit Pistons , Memphis Grizzlies , New York Knicks , Orlando Magic , Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz all entered into single affiliation relationships with their NBA D-League affiliate during the offseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, C.J. McCollum, NBA Players, Shabazz Muhammad

16 hrs ago | BleacherReport

How Should the Warriors Handle Klay Thompson Conundrum?

He's a solid 2-guard who makes it rain from long range, and he's morphed into the Warriors' best perimeter defender. An argument could be made that he is the best two-way guard in basketball.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, David Lee, NBA Players, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Love

20 hrs ago | Canis Hoopus

Monday's Musings: USA Wins World Cup, Woj weighs in on Team USA, Ricky Rubio

Team USA won the FIBA World Cup. Milos Teodosic is good, but do teams think he's NBA good? Woj has opinions regarding Team USA and Coach K. He also did a story on Ricky Rubio.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ricky Rubio, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, James Harden, Houston Rockets, Kevin Love, San Antonio Spurs, Boris Diaw

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Canis Hoopus

FIBA World Cup Final: U.S. vs. Serbia

The last two teams standing battle for the title as the United States looks to finish things off in style against a tough Serbian team. The United States, thought in some quarters to be vulnerable in this tournament with several major stars absent, have instead rolled over all comers, beating all eight of their opponents by over 20 points.

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Dunking with Wolves

Are Rajon Rondo and Ricky Rubio the same player?

Oct 20, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio sets up his teammates during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports We'll answer the question in the title right away: no, of course not; but they're pretty darn similar.

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Isportsweb.com

Minnesota Timberwolves: Four reasons Kevin Martin steps up his game

It may seem odd to predict a significant improvement in play from a 31 year old player like Kevin Martin, but I think that there are a lot of differences from this year to last for Martin and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reason number one: As a shooting guard, Martin's main job on the basketball court is to put the ball in the hoop.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kevin Martin, NBA Players, Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Swarm and Sting

Team USA vs. Serbia: FIBA Gold-Medal game preview

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The United States bench reacts during the second half of a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Well, there's only one game left for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, and that is the Gold-Medal match against Serbia.

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BleacherReport

How B/R's New Rebounder Rating Proves Not All NBA Boards Are Created Equal

As a statistical measure, rebounds can be misleading. On the surface, they're all the same - it's just grabbing a missed shot.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

BleacherReport

Building the All-FIBA World Cup Teams After Semifinals

Global dominance, at least in the basketball sense, is within grasp for the two teams left standing at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. victory over France on Friday, the heavily favored Team USA now knows what awaits it in Sunday's championship clash.

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Canis Hoopus

The numbers are in and it's time to shut down the NCAA

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires universities to report financial data pertaining to their athletic programs to the U.S. Dept. of Education.

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Hardwood Paroxysm

Gorgui Dieng FIBA World Cup Review

Apr 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng drives in the second quarter against the Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports One of the more feel good stories of the second half of last season was the Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Gorgui Dieng, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Louisville NCAA, Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball, Ronny Turiaf, Zach LaVine

Hardwood Houdini

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: Finally, It's Friday

Aug 1, 2014; Lawrenceville, GA, USA; A skydiver brings the American flag to the field during Atlanta Falcons practice during Falcons Friday Night Lights at Archer High School. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Hello Boston Celtics fans, and welcome to another Friday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kevin Love, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

The Washington Post

Holiday, Anderson gear up as Pelicans camp nears

In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, right, defends New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday during an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Holiday missed more than half of last season with a stress fracture in his right tibia, which was surgically repaired on late February.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

BleacherReport

Is There 1 More Chapter to the Michael Beasley Story?

After six seasons fraught with drama and mixed efforts, Michael Beasley's future in the NBA is now as uncertain as it's ever been. "The Heat never made an offer, preferring instead to sign journeyman Shawne Williams, whose career hasn't been nearly as productive as Beasley's," adds Jackson.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Michael Beasley, Phoenix Suns

BleacherReport

Could the Minnesota Timberwolves Actually Be Better Without Kevin Love?

When one of the 10 best basketball players in the world decides it's high time to ditch your team for greener pastures, "getting better" probably Sort out the pieces, plan for the future, survive: These are the actionable items with which the Minnesota Timberwolves are supposed to be concerned. Love's departure is sure to take its toll, of course, both immediately and in the long term.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kevin Love, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett

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