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1 hr ago | Mavs Moneyball
If anyone in Dallas ever bothers to think of Kris Humphries, it's probably the same way the rest of the country does: as the ex-Mr. Kim Kardashian. If anyone in Dallas thinks just a little longer about him, they'll probably feel relieved that the Mavericks unloaded him just before he caught Kim's eye in 2010, leaving it to the New Jersey Nets to contend with his pop culture clusterf*** of a personal life.
3 hrs ago | InsideHoops
"[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up," Williams said Monday at his charity dodgeball tournament in Manhattan, which benefited his Point of Hope Foundation. "Any time that happens, that's bad.
NBA training camp is set to open Sept. 30 , and while casual fans won't truly refocus on basketball until the regular season, there are plenty of storylines available to pique the interest of the Association's most avid followers.
At Deron Williams' Dodge Barrage event in New York City Monday afternoon, Lionel Hollins meet with the New York media and dropped a bombshell about the Nets ' starting lineup this season. Nearly two weeks before training camp gets underway, the head coach told reporters that Kevin Garnett will be the team's starting power forward this season.
With Media Day under two weeks away, the season about a month and a half away, NBA websites are releasing their lists of top players in the league heading into the new year. Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney published their list of players ranked 51-100 Monday afternoon, and two Nets were listed: Andrei Kirilenko and Joe Johnson .
Last season: The Nets started slowly in Jason Kidd's first year as head coach, and then things got worse when Brook Lopez was lost to a foot fracture in late December. The team turned things around after the first of the year, however, and finished with a 44-38 record.
In this Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles as Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, right, watches in the second quarter in Cleveland. Comment: Sefolosha should help bolster the Hawks' perimeter defense.
Mason Plumlee , who won an NCAA title in 2010, now has a gold medal from the FIBA World Cup as well. Plumlee was awarded the gold after Team USA blew out Serbia, 129-92, in Madrid.
Here we are, at the 2014 FIBA World Cup gold medal game, where we expected Team USA to be. However, they aren't lining up against Spain, as most anticipated.
On Friday we discussed what the Nets lost this offseason. In this feature, we discuss what the Nets have gained this offseason, and why these additions should keep you optimistic about the 2014-2015 season.
The Nets most recent signing, Jerome Jordan , could give Brooklyn an intriguing piece who might be kept on past training camp. Jordan has only played 21 career games in the NBA, with the Knicks in 2011-2012, but he has ideal size for a big man in Lionel Hollins ' system.
For whatever reason last year, Deron Williams deferred team leadership to Paul Pierce , Kevin Garnett and later Joe Johnson . It might have been his injuries.
It's buried in the middle of a story on the Clippers signing Hedo Turkoglu , and is treated as if it's a minor development ...for L.A., but ESPN's Arash Markazi writes that Doc Rivers is about to sign Lawrence Frank as an assistant coach. The Clippers are also close to finalizing their coaching staff.
This was just a thought crossing my mind of how Mason Plumlee could be a game changer sort of like how Tyson Chandler was for that other team in NYC . It just the first thing that comes to mind when I him play, to me if he comes out of playing for team USA with anything it should be Rebounding, and a stronger defensive instinct, of course he needs to work on his shooting touch but maybe 2-3 years down the line he will be a contender for a spot on the team.
The Brooklyn Nets and their capped-out roster came up short of championship aspirations last season when they fell in the second round to the Miami Heat . So now, here we are yet again with another dramatic offseason in the books and training camp just weeks away.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:09 am
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